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Old April 22nd, 2017, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Appzalien View Post
I would be curious to how you would rate the different versions of Windows starting with Win95 and a scale of 1 to 10.
Win95 I give a 7 (poor usb)
Win98SE I would give a 9 (one serial for as many PC's as you like with no online activation)
Win2000 I give a 7 (poor gaming support mainly)
WinME I give a 5 (no one seems to like it)
WinXP Pro I give a 10 (full customization and a neat non-destructive reinstall feature as well as fast file transfers).
WinVista 7 again (just too buggy poor search poor file transfer speeds and poor tweakability)
Win7 I give a reluctant 9 (much better than Vista but transfers still slow and seems
to be hard to customize (full row highlight, stupid Libraries and a Windows Explorer navigation pane that will not stay at the top).
Win8 (never used it)
Win10 (never used it)
There's a heap of versions missing from that list...
I'm not going to give an /10 for each but can pretty easily rank from best to worst.
Here you go for the ones I can remember using/worked on/own (not including Windows Server O/S):
Rank | Version
 17    Windows 3.1
 9     Windows for workgroups 3.11
 12    Windows NT 3.51
 16    Win95 
 10    Win95a (OSR1)
 5     Win95b (OSR2)
 8     Win95c (OSR2.5)
 11    Windows NT 4.0
 13    Win98
 1     Win98SE 
 6     Win2000 
 18    Win ME 
 4     WinXP 
 14    Win Vista
 2     Win7 
 15    Win8 
 7     Win 8.1
 3     Win10
nb: can still lay my hands on installs for all but 1 (Windows 8.0) of the above
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