View Full Version : whats the best OS

11-28-2001, 06:15 PM
just checking to see what everybody else thinks of os's

11-28-2001, 06:33 PM
Well I've got to stick with SE atm till I can get a nic that will work with XP so I can spend some time with it. ;)

11-28-2001, 06:49 PM
make a lengthy trip to Warrnambool and come to my LAN (see sig) and maybe you could win yaself a intel NIC

11-28-2001, 06:59 PM
WinXP Rules

11-28-2001, 07:35 PM

11-28-2001, 08:07 PM
after using winxp for about 3-4 weeks, i can personally say: WINXP :D

11-28-2001, 08:14 PM
bern wont be happy... no linux option.. and no option for ppl who think MS make decent os' but *nix is better???

11-28-2001, 08:37 PM
As we all know, microsoft blows.

However 2000 and XP are pretty good, 98SE next up. All others should be put to death !



11-28-2001, 09:33 PM
DOS is the best OS Microsoft ever made..:crazy:

11-28-2001, 09:37 PM
......ah fsck it.... I'm just gunna have another drink......I not only know what the best OS is I know what the best distro (http://www.slackware.com) is :P

11-29-2001, 05:13 AM
agred bern... :shoot: M$

11-29-2001, 05:15 AM
well maybe not slack (my own choice is rh)... but linux in general...

11-29-2001, 12:19 PM
DOS, its the most stable of the lot of them :D

11-29-2001, 12:28 PM
Windows XP by far thanks to Windows 2000 / NT.

11-29-2001, 01:01 PM
A couple of weeks ago while reading the X box strip down reveiw at www.Hardocp.com . The xbox runs on a special stripped down version of w2k. I got to wondering if Billy boy would screw himself around, like he has us. I have been wondering around looking for a reveiw on it, bet It maybe the best...... nothing on the mirc site yet......:)

11-29-2001, 01:21 PM
the reason they've put win2k on em is cause its good - XP's just better, but it takes a while to notice the benefits:devil:

Grim Reaper
11-29-2001, 09:09 PM
WinXP Rules

i second that :D :thumb:

11-29-2001, 09:19 PM
bah.....winXP is no more than a service pack/upgrade to w2k.....:p

11-29-2001, 09:23 PM
I say that winXP is the best!!! :thumb:

11-30-2001, 12:43 AM
I was looking at the same thread at [H] about a week ago. XP results here are roughly double theirs over double W2k. I liked XP, but the copy I barrowed developed a flaw in the crack, about 2wks after installation. I pulled it before I got to exprence the MS lockup. I've had other similar experences with barrowed copies. I decided to go back to W2k, Til I buy a copy.
there a few things that i don't like about MS current efforts:

1) you need a copy for ever computer at home, work ok, but home? In my house thats, 5 copies. Not until the the price drops considerable.

2) I don't like the idea of MS running around in side my rig, without my permission.

3) MS just assume they have too rights, considering $$$$$ they made, and the # of operating systems I bought over the years.

The best overall Is 98se considering the overall benifits gains over the others and the # of years of viable service it has provided. I'm running W2k, because it's modist preformance gains are nice, and my box is my box. theirs my $.02 worth. :thumb:

11-30-2001, 02:47 AM
WinXP is not just a service pack for 2k. It has many new features (like DLL protection and support for XPress link in the detonator XP's), not to mention it is much faster. My only problem is all the newbized control panels, etc. but you can turn those off.

11-30-2001, 06:51 AM
I think I've got a bite :D
All you winXP'ers might want to have a quick read of this (http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/m-005.shtml) little gem as well.....

11-30-2001, 07:43 AM
hehehe.. nice try bern.. i just looked at that article and... umm.. hang on.. they're gonna know about all the sites i've been looking at.. ****!!!! NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! *formats HDD*

11-30-2001, 08:10 AM
Heh...its not so bad if your just surfing but if you use it at work you might not want it sending confidential memo's to redmond. One has to ask the question of what else does MS have in store when .NET and subscription software get going? With MS having 90% of the market there is not a lot of room left to expand into so they need to change their system of profit generation, Can you imagine a scenario when your OS stops working when your monthly rental is late? Thats something I never want to have to worry about.

11-30-2001, 09:00 AM
As far as Microsoft OS's go I think WinXP is Uncle Gate's best yet. It is a good OS but my all time fav is Solaris 7...It makes an admin's job alittle easier.

12-02-2001, 08:24 AM
WIN XP!!!!:D

12-02-2001, 12:53 PM
i second that :D :thumb:

And I third it, even though so far I haven't been able to get Rollercoaster Tycoon running under XP :)

12-19-2001, 12:44 AM
Windows XP is too new and still could stand a service pack yet. Windows 2000 is the best MS OS to date. 2k is not the most gamer friendly, but the games I ran on it worked fine (hey, I got my FPS fix with UT). XP is Windows 2000 for the Home user. The only reason I got XP is because it was $5 through college:D

I think MS has geared XP waaaaay too much toward noobs than vets--which is fine until you realize what a pain in the ass it is to turn or remove much of the OS's stuff.

XP is for the users that believe that AOL is the best thing since sliced bread. XP is a good OS, but it is highly overrated by people.
It's just Windows 2000 with a face lift.


12-19-2001, 03:30 AM
Facelift... Yes
Newb Oriented... Yes

But let's take a look at another factor in this new system; namely, it is a Win2k with decent driver support! Crappy drivers is the main reason that I stuck with Win98SE. While the NT kernel is infinately more stable than the 9x one, the poor performance and overall problems that cropped up because of poor/no Win2k drivers kept a LOT of folks from it.

WinXP is the promise that Microsoft made long ago... the merging of the NT kernel with the usability of a 9x platform.

Don't get me wrong; the new OS needs a huge service pack pronto. But it is overall the best GUI based OS available, and has better driver support than anything in it's history.

But I'll still stick with my answer to the poll...

12-21-2001, 12:59 AM
Even in a GUI world, the command-line is still here to stay.
I'm not much of a DOS fan, but I do see it's uses. I just like some eye candy for me.

My philophy: Dos may be/is dead, but the command line isn't.

01-10-2002, 09:28 PM
Just to add a bit of fire.... BeOS is the best OS, or at least it was 'til Be Inc. went belly up...


01-31-2002, 05:55 AM
I had a machine running BeOS once, pretty nice

01-31-2002, 03:43 PM
BeOS is great, everything happens pretty much immediately, you can play multiple movie/sound files all at the same time, task switching happens when you click not 5mins after....

By the way I'm running a P3 450 with 320mb of ram and XP is really slow. I'm thinking of going back to 98 now. I tried a few things in TweekXP and it hasn't really helped, anyone know of a way to kickstrat XP into working faster?


01-31-2002, 04:25 PM
Have ya turned off all the "eye candy" effects? If not do so thru the system properties/ advanced/performance then settings and change the settings to "Adjust for best performance" as once this was done my [email protected] flies. ;)

01-31-2002, 04:28 PM
Turned off some through TweekXP but I'll try that thanks...


02-11-2002, 02:28 AM
Looks like XP is the winner here !

02-26-2002, 11:09 AM
Win2k By FAR! :D

01-21-2007, 10:36 PM
or linux

02-27-2007, 03:12 AM
Who dugg this up? Vista anyone?

01-26-2008, 12:26 AM
I m using windows Xp.Its really fine.

03-03-2008, 02:33 PM
I use Windows Xp. It is very user friendly. Windows XP gives you the freedom to do what you want at home and at work—simply, reliably, and more securely.

03-05-2008, 03:09 AM
I hate when trash is dug up from years ago. XP is for the weak and Vista is for anyone looking towards the future.

03-05-2008, 03:34 AM
I would tend to disagree. I have a dual boot system set up as my primary at the house and I tend to use XP far more often than Vista, but to each his own. I tend to think of Vista as XPME. I'm hoping they do better next time around.

03-05-2008, 09:07 AM
For me, the major difference is the hardware run with Vista. I have always had issues with Vista and AMD while no problems with Intel and Vista. I also feel that trying to run Vista on anything older than 1 year is going to end up in a headache. Vista is no ME. M$ won't let that happen and considering we'll be lucky to see their next OS even hit beta by 2011, it's here to stay for awhile. I would never suggest anyone happy with XP to upgrade to Vista, but also would never suggest buying a new copy of XP for a new computer build. I would also say that Vista should have never been released in 32 bit form. Time to push the world to 64 bit so we can use these damn 64 bit parts properly.

03-07-2008, 08:17 PM
Sorry but for ever one person that doesn't think that Vista isn't another ME, there are 15 that think otherwise.

I'm one of those 15 and the only reason that I have a Vista PC is so I can trouble shoot other peoples problems but other than that I'll stick with XP on my personal PC's as Vista is just an over bloated (Re; popular MEssII label) piece of wares and trying to move large files over a network is absolutely rediculous.

07-14-2008, 06:07 PM
In my opinion Dos is the best OS.

10-04-2008, 01:42 PM
I have to say Vista is the best OS Microsoft has ever created.

Why well it was XP, but then I found out how buggy and how many glitches there are that you just don't find in Vista.

I just can't believe people have so many problems with Vista. It has been rock solid for me and of course I have a new computer and it is way faster than XP ever has been.

Less crashes, less spyware, more visual pop, faster response! IMO makes XP look bad.

I am using Vista 64 bit with 2.5gig core 2 duo with 4 gigs of ram!

Also the 64 bit works amazing with gaming to any other program I try to load on. It just works!

11-04-2008, 10:08 AM
i don't know what the best is but i need 64bit now!!

11-04-2008, 06:48 PM
Vista ultimate 64bit :)

11-04-2008, 09:11 PM
XP and Linux also are available in 64-bit flavors

12-20-2008, 08:03 AM
XP and Linux also are available in 64-bit flavors

Yeah XP is, but nothing supports it lol.

It's like running Windows 95 and expect everything to work on it.

12-22-2008, 02:12 AM
Yeah XP is, but nothing supports it lol.

It's like running Windows 95 and expect everything to work on it.

This has got to be the single most ignorant comment I have read on this subject for some time. Not only is XP 64 bit WELL supported, it would be my only choice if I was not going Vista.

12-22-2008, 03:51 AM
Im usings XP pro 32 bit and don't really feel the need to change over to Vista. All my applications and games work fine, plus atm with SP3 XP is a very mature OS. So unless somebody can show me some benchmarks to prove that my system will get faster with Vista 64 bit I don't see the point of swtiching...

01-01-2009, 05:13 AM
This has got to be the single most ignorant comment I have read on this subject for some time. Not only is XP 64 bit WELL supported, it would be my only choice if I was not going Vista.

Ok well maybe some things support it, but if you have a choice between Vista 64 and XP 64 you are way better off going with Vista because it is becoming a more popular platform. XP x64 really did not take off as must as Vista did.

01-31-2009, 06:28 AM
XP Pro 64bit is the best, but I would wait until Windows 7 comes out if I were to buy a new OS now. Dont throw your XP install disc away for the time being though. LOL.

02-08-2009, 11:55 PM
Mine is Windows XP. Definitely. Its just that my laptop has Vista as an operating system, and I am not use in using Vista, I hate changes, I have gotten use already to Windows XP, still Im learning the new one.

02-01-2010, 02:53 PM
Windows XP is the best os. because it's produced by microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. It was released in 2001. The name "XP" is short for "eXPerience".

02-01-2010, 10:30 PM
More like eXtinct. XP is on life support and the plug is about to be pulled. Now that Vista has a friendlier name with 7, people will make the change. Otherwise, look at the tread starting dates and the lack of responses for well over a year. Let old threads die.....

11-07-2011, 07:20 PM
Windows 7 should be included in the list. :)

12-01-2014, 01:43 AM
look @ the date of this thread Vampire thread cause it keeps rising from the dead.