EVGA

Windows through the ages

Author
CreeperKrieger
New Member
  • Total Posts : 100
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2015/07/11 11:18:20
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
2018/02/08 13:01:16 (permalink)
I've thought about an experiment last year (well December of 2017 so essential like a few months ago) - what if I just try out all the different windows versions for about a month (excluding the excessively old ones) and see how far we've come? 
-   So far the experiment only includes Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 just for the most recent times sake - but I plan to include more as time goes on such as XP and good ol Vista. 
So currently I'm in the Windows 7 period and I must say, after using 10 for ages now - I really miss this OS - as Todd Howard would say "It just works". 
But I'll be doing more playing around (including benchmarks) and perhaps update here a bit.
 
Thoughts on this? and what windows OS is your favorite? Do you think if you switched back you would still like it as much? 
#1

8 Replies Related Threads

    Nereus
    Omnipotent Enthusiast
    • Total Posts : 9657
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2009/04/09 20:05:53
    • Location: Brooklyn, NYC.
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 31
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/02/11 21:32:03 (permalink)
     
    W7 and XP were probably my favorites. I can go right back to Windows 3.1, prior to that I used some gawd-awful Apple OS that used cassette tapes for storing programs, and prior to that was AmigaOS 1.2 (amazing what they managed to do with so little back then). I even played around on a TRS-80 way back when I was a kid. It's been while lol, and boy have things changed!
     


                                  AFFILIATE CODE : E64DMBSMI6     |     HEATWARE     |     MODSRIGS $1K WIN     |     BUILD

    #2
    bcavnaugh
    The Crunchinator
    • Total Posts : 25563
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2012/09/18 17:31:18
    • Location: USA, Affiliate Code: E5L3CTGE12
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 135
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/02/11 23:23:59 (permalink)
    Nereus
    W7 and XP were probably my favorites. I can go right back to Windows 3.1, prior to that I used some gawd-awful Apple OS that used cassette tapes for storing programs, and prior to that was AmigaOS 1.2 (amazing what they managed to do with so little back then). I even played around on a TRS-80 way back when I was a kid. It's been while lol, and boy have things changed!

    Windows 3.1 was a pain till Windows 3.11 for Workgroups came out, at least for me.
    Then Windows 98SE Windows XP and then and still the Best Windows 7.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/02/11 23:26:13



    #3
    XrayMan
    EVGA Forum Moderator
    • Total Posts : 59776
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/12/14 22:10:06
    • Location: Santa Clarita, Ca.
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 103
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/02/25 03:17:58 (permalink)
     
    Vista was one of the worst. Win 7 and 10 are good.

                My Affiliate Code: 8WEQVXMCJL
      
          
                 
     
     
             
     
     
     
     
              
     
       
     
               
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     



     
     
     
     
     
      
    #4
    bobmitch
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 3422
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2007/05/07 09:36:29
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 26
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/02/25 07:34:17 (permalink)
    XrayMan
     
    Vista was one of the worst. Win 7 and 10 are good.




    Funny...I read horror stories about Vista and never had any issues with it.  Agreed on 7 and 10.  Also liked 8.1

    EVGA X299 FTW K with i7 7820X; EVGA GTX 1080 TI SC Black Edition; EVGA CLC 280 AIO Cooler; 32 GB Gskill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200; Samsung 512GB 960 Pro NVMe; Creative SoundBlaster Z; Corsair HX 850i; Pioneer BDR-2209; Corsair Obsidian 750 D Airflow; Razer Lancehead TE Mouse; and Tte Poseidon Z Brown Switch Ed. Keyboard
    Heatware:  http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=72402     
     


    #5
    fearpoint
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2629
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/12/16 21:53:57
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 3
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/02/25 09:02:30 (permalink)
    Vista was a great upgrade from XP. It got a bad rap from people that thought ram being used was a bad thing and potato owners that couldn't handle insignificant GPU demand from transparency UI.  Now it's a generally accepted Windows feature, but back in ye olden days some idiots thought if RAM was used they'd never get it back apparently.
     
    Never really used Windows 8, but the whole mobile UI garbage on a desktop was a steaming pile.
    #6
    joeymir
    SSC Member
    • Total Posts : 611
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2007/04/09 16:45:56
    • Location: Cottage Grove, OR
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 0
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/03/02 10:10:55 (permalink)
    "Never really used Windows 8, but the whole mobile UI garbage on a desktop was a steaming pile."
     
    +1 it totally ruined any chance of every upgrading to Win8.
    Using both Windows 10 & 7 frequently, windows 7 is still a far more refined, straight to the point. and easier to use OS. Windows 10 has too many half assed areas of the Ui that are a cross breed of Win7 & Win 8 combined, which makes for a far less efficient OS. I DO BELIEVE however, overtime Windows 10 will get better and better. I don't hate it, but certainly prefer Windows 7 still.

    Z97 Classified - i7 4790K - 2x GTX 980Ti Classified's - Kingston HyperX Savage 480GB SSD - 2x Kingston HyperX 3k 128GB SSD Raid-0 - 2x Western Digital Velocirator 500GB Raid-0 - 32GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer DDR3-1600Mhz - CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 850W
    Heatware
     
    #7
    MSim
    Omnipotent Enthusiast
    • Total Posts : 13889
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2005/05/22 23:13:30
    • Location: Earth
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 33
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/03/02 15:40:35 (permalink)
    I have no problems with Vista. I do miss the old desktop themes we had on windows 98. All the custom sound it added.
     
    It's nuts how far hardware and software has come in the past 20 years. It would be funny to make kids these day use some of the old system we grew up using.  
     
     

    Affiliate Code: G8N4K5CUFY

    1.1.1.1
    #8
    quadlatte
    CLASSIFIED ULTRA Member
    • Total Posts : 7108
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/09/14 16:52:58
    • Location: Greensboro, NC
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 54
    Re: Windows through the ages 2018/03/13 11:39:01 (permalink)
    you always have a soft spot for the first one, MS DOS

                                   
                                                 Heatware: http://heatware.com/eval.php?id=72498
    #9
    Jump to:
  • Back to Mobile