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Which operating system is the best?
« on: March 05, 2004, 03:08:28 AM »
   My favorite Windows version is Windows 98 Second Edition because it runs old Dos games well.  You can run most of the modern games on it and it supports most of the hardware that is now available.  I like the power that exiting into Dos gives users.  The text prompt allows smart users to execute commands in a way that I feel is limited by the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of Windows.  My reasoning for this is as follows:
Windows 95(all versions), 3.1, 3.0, Dos: are now too old to be of much use to the common user.  They are unsupported by Microsoft.
Windows 98:  Is not supported in the latest games and much of the modern computer hardware requires 98SE as a minimum standard
Windows ME:  Many people hated this operating system and you could not exit into Dos easily.  Even today, more users are using 98SE than ME
Windows 2000:  For corporate users -- need I say more  :)
Windows XP:  Too many security risks --- not a safe option in my opinion until at least service pack 2 is released by Microsoft  Based on the NT (not there -- smile) code and not the 9x(Dos) code  Has too many programs installed by default bogging down all but the fastest computer systems.  System requirements are much higher than 98SE
   Unfortunately, 98SE is difficult to acquire nowadays and usually must be bought second hand at places like E-bay.  In my opinion, I want Microsoft to release Windows 98 Third Edition (ME does not count) that corrects any errors in 98SE and brings it into compliance with computer technologies such as the P4 hyperthreading and allows more Ram, Hard Disk space, and speed to be recognised by the operating system.  Wow, I have got this all out there in Internet land --- Make what you will of it and I welcome all users comments even ones that completely disagree with me   !!!
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2004, 12:15:36 PM »
Your fave is my fave. ;)

Too bad Microsoft stopped supporting 98se. :'( But the source code for Windows was accidentally released a while back and perhaps some programmers can use that to refurbish and make Win98se into Win98te (third edition). ;) After all, if Microsoft won't support it anymore, doesn't that mean we're allowed to "upgrade" it with our own programming now? ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2004, 01:33:36 PM »
I always liked the Mac OS X version of Windows…  8) As dyed in the wool Mac user, I was always mighty ticked at Sierra’s sucky/non-existant support for Mac’s. No good technical reason for it… all based around the whole M$ market take-over thing…(runs for cover awaiting the impending platform argument)

 Seriously folks I keep Mac OS X 10.3, Win XP, Linux, and everybody’s fav Win 98 around… 98se on a 400 MHZ  PII Dell does seem best to keep most of the old Sierra styled stuff going!  Though stuff like Sarien and free SCI are really cool too!  
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2004, 04:19:17 PM »
   I have used Windows 95 and it is good but too dated for modern uses.  You could have year 2000 date problems along with a plethora of security problems if you use the Internet because MS does not support it anymore.  For example, Direct X 9.0b which is needed in many new games requires Windows 98.  98SE is the minimum supported in many new games.  Just go to your local computer store and see.   :)Apples are great for graphics and better for music in my opinion.  However, they are not as mainstream and have not been accepted by the business community so unfortunately they are not widely used.  Thanks for all the replies and comments.  :>
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2004, 04:30:04 PM »
You could have year 2000 date problems
What's the use? The year 2000 has passed long ago...

along with a plethora of security problems if you use the Internet because MS does not support it anymore.
Never had any security problems. I can spot a virus from a mile far, and I have an AV program to see which one it is. I also have a forewall, blocking all ports on my pc, (not the ones I'm using ofcourse) and I'm also pretected by a firewall on my Internet server (which, BTW, is running on Win98 SE, because that's the easiest ICS to use). So I have absolutely no idea what security problems you're referring to. ::)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2004, 06:34:46 AM »
They're all just as bad as each other >:(
It seems that instead of trying to fix the problems with one version, MS just comes up with a new release - which has a new host of problems of itself :-\

That's why I don't want to call any of the Windows versions "The Best"... I'll settle for saying that Win98 best suits my needs  ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2004, 03:01:53 PM »
I agree with Storm that there is no good version of windows : )

I use xp (twice) and 98se. I prefer XP (yeahhh, I'm a minority ; ) ...cuz I haven't got any blue screens with that version (hahaha it's a lame reason cuz I know that xp has also terrible problems, but I just can't stand those screens... grrr ; )


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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2004, 06:18:57 PM »
  Hi!  I just got back and read all the replies.  Thanks for your opinions.  We are in agreement on:
1. 98SE needed for some modern games
2. ME is inferior
3. Blue Screens of Death rarely happen if 98SE is configured properly and by an experienced user.  I have had only one in the last eight months since I updated by sound and video card on my computer with a clean system and it was due to an Internet Explorer error.
4. By the Way (BTW) which browser is your favorite?  I cannot comment on this since I have used only Netscape and IE.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2004, 06:24:29 PM »
4. By the Way (BTW) which browser is your favorite?  I cannot comment on this since I have used only Netscape and IE.

Opera, totally. Fast, small, has tons of features and customizing options, and is as close to standards-compliant as a browser gets.

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2004, 06:27:42 PM »
agreed, no version of windows is the best they are just... less buggy than the other :P

I have ME, it sucks :P


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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2004, 06:29:02 PM »
Oh and about browser, the more I hate it... old habbits die hard I heard, so I would say IE  :-X

Im too used to it as to switch it over, and also the fact that I've had the oddest problem with it lol, I should sooo hate it... oh wait... I sort of do :P
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2004, 06:31:45 PM »
I use xp (twice) and 98se. I prefer XP (yeahhh, I'm a minority ; ) ...cuz I haven't got any blue screens with that version (hahaha it's a lame reason cuz I know that xp has also terrible problems, but I just can't stand those screens... grrr ; )

I think the reason they eliminated the blue screen in Windows XP was purely psychological ;)
When XP is crashes, it either reboots or stops responding, but doesn't blue screens  :P
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2004, 06:36:55 PM »
   Thanks for the information, Storm.  Longhorn will eventually replace XP.  Anyone know any good links about the operating system.  Will it be any good?
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2004, 06:38:25 PM »
   What will be the required operating systems for King's Quest IX and if 98 or 98SE is the minimum you may break Copycat's heart because he is a diehard 95 osr2 fan?
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2004, 11:26:17 PM »
   I guess no one will be disappointed if it covers so many operating systems  !!!
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2004, 01:07:56 AM »
I think the reason they eliminated the blue screen in Windows XP was purely psychological ;)
When XP is crashes, it either reboots or stops responding, but doesn't blue screens  :P

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2004, 02:47:26 AM »
i have Win98se and i havent had any problems with newer games ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2004, 09:44:18 AM »
http://www.deanliou.com/WinRG/WinRG.htm

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2004, 10:17:23 AM »
It does seem the most stable OS I’ve ever seen. Thanks you for opening my eyes!
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2004, 12:28:53 PM »
   I have never heard of Windows RG?   ???
Seems like a majority of users like 98SE and I wait for CopyCats reply to my inquiry of 95 osr2 and my invitation to meet him in the microsoft 98 general newsgroup so we can get some experts to mediate between us.
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