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Worst OS Ever?

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  1. 1. Worst Microsoft OS Ever?

    • DOS and/or Windows 3.11
      1
    • Windows 95
      2
    • Windows 98/98SE
      5
    • Windows ME
      61
    • Windows 2000
      1
    • Windows XP Home Edition
      3
    • Windows XP Professional Edition
      1
    • Windows XP x64 Edition
      5
    • Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
      5
    • Windows Vista Home Premuim Edition
      1
    • Windows Vista Business/Enterprise Edition
      1
    • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
      3
    • Windows Server 2003
      0
    • Windows Server 2008
      1
    • Windows Seven
      1
  2. 2. Worst Non-Microsoft OS Ever?

    • Redhat Linux
      2
    • Slackware Linux
      0
    • Gentoo Linux
      2
    • Debian Linux
      2
    • Ubuntu Linux
      4
    • Yellow Dog Linux
      0
    • CentOS
      3
    • SUSE Linux
      2
    • Linspire/Lindows
      5
    • MAC OS 9
      9
    • MAC OS X
      7
    • SunOS/Solaris
      1
    • Unix
      1
    • I don't use Non-Microsoft OSes
      36
    • There is no such thing as a Non-Microsoft OS. Its all a lie. A computer has to have Windows to run.
      17
  3. 3. I run the Following OS(es) instead of the one above

    • DOS and/or Windows 3.11
      6
    • Windows 95
      4
    • Windows 98/98SE
      9
    • Windows ME
      5
    • Windows 2000
      14
    • Windows XP Home Edition
      15
    • Windows XP Professional Edition
      59
    • Windows XP x64 Edition
      8
    • Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
      1
    • Windows Vista Home Premuim Edition
      7
    • Windows Vista Business/Enterprise Edition
      10
    • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
      35
    • Windows Server 2003
      11
    • Windows Server 2008
      8
    • Windows Seven
      2

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im heading back to Windows 95... c u guys later

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Well Windows ME is the worse ever :P I use Windows XP, Vista and Windows Server editions.

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OS 2 (any version) was the worst.

Second would be Vista. It does the same things I do with XP only slower and at a higher cost. Who wouldn't want that? :wacko:

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Since I've put Norton Systemworks 2001 on Me, it is very stable!

So Me without those fix it up utilities, must be an altogether different animal.

Also, I still think that Me is the most asthetically beautiful---!

The worst OS from Windows would have to be Vista---when installed on machines that were known by those who installed it---to be machines inadequate for the task of running it properly!

I think that when put on a PC fully capable of running it---it can be good enough to be productive.

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well well, resurrected. Vista is a bad moment for MS as well as ME. Both of them are the worst ever. I tried to fix vista, optimize em and more but ended always a crap. Well, what else you could expect from an OS with aproximately 1000 hotfixes, maybe more, in a 2 year period?

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rom an OS with aproximately 1000 hotfixes, maybe more, in a 2 year period?

[citation needed]

but seriously less patches != better OS.

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I seriously put in doubt that every bad opinion expressed about Win ME bases on personal experience.

Look here, 2/3 of all votes tell ME is the worst one, but as ME has never been very common, I even doubt 2/3 of all people have ever used it.

My personal experience covers Dos, 95a, 95b, 98fe, 98se, ME and W2k (marginally Xp), and ME isn't that bad:

- It has working USB 2.0 drivers, while these plagued 98fe and 98se.

- It has working Internet protocol programs and Internet connection sharing, while 98fe has none.

- It ships with Dll newer than 98-98se, meaning fewer are replaced by applications, leading to fewer blue screens.

- It boots a bit faster than 98-98se do, if you have enough Ram.

- Its Defrag is way better than 95-98-98se, its FDisk has one bug less. And it has the pinball!

- Most of its other "improvements" must first be switched off, granted.

Blue screens were often provoked by authentic hardware faults at the time of Via chipsets. On a Via, my 98se was as stable as a piece of soap. Now, I maintain a ME on a Sis chipset, it's been stable for 3 years.

All together, I got huge amounts of anger with 98-98se and little with ME - though none of these is as stable and swift (but difficult to install) as 95.

And I will replace my W2k as soon as Microsoft gives up Wga and activation, meaning that my next one could well be a Linux.

So I fear the horrible reputation of ME relies little on direct personal experience and much on rumour.

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I have to agree wholeheartedly with your post Pointerovoid, Me has a rep that is not deserved.

I had always heard from people, time after time--how bad Me is, .....and they did not even have Me on their machines!

I finally got a used PC with Me, that had been butchered by the previous owner; I worked on it for a week---and it's great!

After hearing about Me for so many years, it took on some mysterious quality for me.

Using it for the first time put me into a state of absolute bliss---similiar to various states of mind achieved through the practice of certain yoga desceplines.

Something about Me, just does it for me!!!!

Anyone else here, dares to admit that they believe Me is a good OS?

Speak up! Be not brow beaten by the weight of majority opinion!

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Well I think ME is worst OS from my point. Even win98 or Win2000/XP is better. I don't vote for Vista also becouse I think it's huge resource hog.

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omfg :rolleyes:

windows me is good

now windows vista damm thats s***!!!!!!!!!!!!

am not sure why people hate wndows me because i uesd it for 10 years and win 98 for 4 years and there both were great

but windows xp was crappy and didit like it but it was ok and windows vista is so damm bad

i got win me on a computer and vista on a laptop with is about 20x more powerful then the winme comp and win me RUNS FASTER WOOOOOO

even with all crap in msconfig off in win vvista

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Why I think Vista is equivalent to ME:

- They introduced some new concepts, but the implementation was half-baked and it didn't work right (Upnp, System Restore, compressed folders, movie maker, WIA). At least during launch, but that's when it's most important.

- The above gave it a perception of a resource hog (since most people turned them off)

- They killed some old, but proven and working technology for no apparent reason (real-mode DOS)

- While breaking old and introducing new things, they didn't have the guts to make a clean cut, so neither worked right.

- Most important, none of the third-party programs required/targeted this exact OS version. They were written either for the previous, or for the next version. I guess it means it brought nothing essentially new/useful.

- Biggest selling point was a shiny new interface.

- Was soon replaced with another OS.

The above is not meant to be accurate, just my perception. :whistle:

GL

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less hotfixes = less problems = better OS

my personal experience extends to may os's, drdos,msdos,amigaos,beos,linux,bsd,windows 3.11,windows nt 4 and all the future nt versions, windows 95, 95b, 98, 98 second edition, ME, 2000, xp, 2003 server, mac os 9, mac os x 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, vista, 2008 server and a bunch more.

and ME is thr worst ever, seriously, i vividly remember that after a format and a clean install i got a bsod in the first boot with ME, i gave them several chances but there always problems, as well as vista, i'm getting some bsod every once in a while. Windows 7 runs very smoothly though.

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I think the worst OS was Windows ME and Windows Vista. Because they try to much being something they are not.

On the other hand, the best versions of Windows were 98 SE, 2000 SP4, WinXP SP2, Windows Server 2003 (SP1, SP2 and R2) and Windows 7. It seems, Microsoft has learned from its mistakes[fingers crossed].

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