Which Windows Version Is The Best Of All Time? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked what your plans are regarding Facebook shares. One thing is perfectly clear, if the guys at Facebook were counting on MakeUseOf readers to buy shares, they better think again!

Out of 215 readers who voted, a staggering 75% will not be buying shares, 11% plan on buying some in the future, 10% are still undecided and 4% already bought some shares. That’s the biggest majority for one vote we’ve seen in quite a while.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

With three quarters of the voters not even thinking of buying, the results seem pretty definitive!

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This week’s poll question is: Which Windows Version Is The Best Of All Times?

Sorry Mac and Linux users, this week’s poll is all about Windows, but even if you don’t currently use the most popular OS in the world, you’re bound to have an opinion in the matter. This week we want to find out which is your favorite Windows version of all times, and with your permission, the poll will start with Windows 95. Is Windows 2000 the best that ever was? Will Windows 8 be it? Tell us what you think!

Why is your favorite version the best? Is it stability? A certain feature? The interface? Share your opinions below.

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Comments (107)
  • Howard

    Sad to see how people are uneducated… I bet a HUGE portion of people who answered this survey have no idea what NT4 or 2000 Pro are and started playing with computers in the post XP era… Back then you’d be aboe to keep the machine running for months without rebooting or slowing down. When MS started merging their NT branch with their consumer Os’es , thats when things started to go downhill.. Simply put, you cant have an OS good at everything, and thats what MS tried to do with XP onward.

    Anybody who worked with NT4 or 2kpro knows that even Windows 7 is a joke.

  • Samit

    I’ve used many version of Windows. My comments about all versions:

    *Windows XP SP2: It’s Simple, Stable, Powerful.

    *Windows XP Black Edition: All features of XP. Some added features like new IE, Black theme, Media Centre, new WMP.

    *Windows Vista: It’s also very stable version with a new UI, theme and many added features like gadget.

    *Windows 7 Ultimate: New improved UI adding many features and improved Vista.

    *Windows 8: A whole new touch friendly UI aiming for future. One of the infamous but best windows.

    *Windows 8.1: Fixed some cons of Windows 8. Brought back Start button, search UI on desktop. [MY FAVOURITE]

    *Windows 10 Build 9901: Improved the cons of old OS. Metro UI at desktop. Brought Cortana ???? Aimed for multi-cross platform. Still on development.

    I love Windows 8.1.1. It’s not at all bad that much people are thinking. It’s hard to understand for users, so they hate it. But it was a good way Microsoft was going. It introduced many new things aiming the future.

  • Farinha

    Server 2008 R2 has my vote.

  • Abba Jee

    i’ve been used all above ,
    i guess when windows xp launched lots of users like me were “wooow” :D, then vista, 7 just made me “ahaaaa” and maybe so many users like me had just the same feelings about microsoft windows , so i guess windows xp should be voted best os all the time …. i hate when i read microsoft going to stop support windows xp maybe million of users

  • Areno

    i vote for windows 98 because it was my first operating system and thumbs up if you were born in 1998

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