If you would have the choice.what would be your best OS

denis280

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My best os would be one you can do and change the way it looks.like desktop.folders.pictures view.a bit like mixing Xp with vista windows 7 and also 8. well i guest that would be like windows 9:whiste:
 

ninaholic37

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one that can buy my groceries then cook dinner for me then do all the dishes from a cyborg body attached to my brain so I can eat and live forever or just sleep in holographic worlds of paradise... something like that
 
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one that can buy my groceries then cook dinner for me then do all the dishes from a cyborg body attached to my brain so I can eat and live forever or just sleep in holographic worlds of paradise... something like that

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G73S

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an OS that can cook me breakfast

seriously man, this question is sooo old now.... move along...use what suites your needs
 

Charlie98

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My best os would be one you can do and change the way it looks.like desktop.folders.pictures view.a bit like mixing Xp with vista windows 7 and also 8.

Add to that (or take out, maybe...) getting rid of the crap-ton of proprietary bloatware and slim it down, bolster it with real security that doesn't bog it down.
 

G73S

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Well don't answer for nothing
My fav. OS is Windows 7 Pro but I cannot use it on my laptop because even though I found the drivers for Windows 7, the laptop just performs much worse. so I am forced to use Windows 8
 

mhansomme

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Well, it has to be something I can perform a lot of customizations on and squeeze for performance. If its free even better :) That works out to mostly a linux OS.
 

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^^^ I am with Mhansomme - Bodhi Linux with up to date flash support (with out using Chrome .... I like FF with Bodhi)
 

MongGrel

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One that can run a 3D Holodeck, then when the women are finished can send em off to make Beer and Pizza runs while it downloads and bugfixes new games no one has ever thought of yet.

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Red Squirrel

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What would be nice is a lightweight version of windows. Something that can run any modern windows app but can run on something as small as a Raspberry Pi. Would be great to use in VMs that are specifically to run a windows app, but without all the bloat of a modern OS.

Basically a "Windows Lite" edition. MS should seriously do this. With the world of virtualization, and the availability of low power computer units like NUCs and Raspberry PIs, a low resource usage windows would actually be very useful.
 

HeXen

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One that never corrupts, boots instantly from bios, can speak to me in a sexy brittish voice and understand my every word so I don't need a mouse/kb and can play an computer game from any OS from any year and hardware all from one cool ass gamepad.
 

Ketchup

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I can really only speak from a Windows perspective, as my experience with Linux-based OSes are quite limited, Apple even more so.

My favorites are XP for Virtual Machine environment and 7 for a real machine. XP is such a great OS for its light resource usage. There are a couple features on 8 I wish had been in 7, but not nearly enough to make me care for it.
 

denis280

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BonzaiDuck

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We are getting somewhere.any more suggestions

Right now, my "favorite" is Win 7 64 SP-1. But how about this, which follows?

We watch new OS versions after their release go through a maturation process. Living through DOS 2 and 3, Win 3.0 and 3.1, Win 95 and Win 98SE -- skipping ME while taking refuge in NT 4.0, Win 2000 WS and Server -- Win XP and Win VISTA -- I learned some things which may lose applicability as we move into an era of ready-made OS's and apps for mobile "beam-me-up-Scotty" devices.

Lessons?

-- Try the Beta as soon as you can on a computer you don't rely on, BUT! -- -->

-- Wait for Service Pack 1 before converting and spending your money

-- Realize that M$ must itself be in a learning process about its own OS. If you ever made a long-term effort to clean up the reds and yellows of your event-logs, the solutions are more sparse in the early years, with people posting this and that EVent ID and issue on "SevenForums" or similar sites. Often, the M$ tech will write a note saying "We can just ignore this [red-bang error] for now," or "Don't worry -- Windows is self-repairing." By the time enough information accumulates, it's time to upgrade to Win 8 or whatever is next after that.
 

denis280

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Right now, my "favorite" is Win 7 64 SP-1. But how about this, which follows?

We watch new OS versions after their release go through a maturation process. Living through DOS 2 and 3, Win 3.0 and 3.1, Win 95 and Win 98SE -- skipping ME while taking refuge in NT 4.0, Win 2000 WS and Server -- Win XP and Win VISTA -- I learned some things which may lose applicability as we move into an era of ready-made OS's and apps for mobile "beam-me-up-Scotty" devices.

Lessons?

-- Try the Beta as soon as you can on a computer you don't rely on, BUT! -- -->

-- Wait for Service Pack 1 before converting and spending your money

-- Realize that M$ must itself be in a learning process about its own OS. If you ever made a long-term effort to clean up the reds and yellows of your event-logs, the solutions are more sparse in the early years, with people posting this and that EVent ID and issue on "SevenForums" or similar sites. Often, the M$ tech will write a note saying "We can just ignore this [red-bang error] for now," or "Don't worry -- Windows is self-repairing." By the time enough information accumulates, it's time to upgrade to Win 8 or whatever is next after that.
Cant argue with that.it is so true MS is completely of the track with OS.since sp1 on 7. they made update over update.it should be close to a sp2. But i don't think we will see that.they are so busy working to make 8.1 work better.HO! and don't forget.they have to Work on the next OS at the same timeo_O
 

GrumpyMan

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My favorite OS would have a feature that automatically puts punctuation and paragraph formats in people's posts on forums so I could make sense of them. Maybe Windows 10 will, so that will be my favorite.
 

jkauff

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I'm very surprised to be saying this, but Win 8.1 64-bit is now my favorite. I had to buy Win 8 for work purposes, and I dual-booted with Win 7 64-bit for a couple of months.

I've made 8.1 work just like 7 using Start8 and a little utility that allows Win 7 gadgets to run on the 8.1 desktop.

8.1 just feels faster and more solid. Task Scheduler in particular seems to load my start-up programs faster, and USB 3.0 performance is much better. I like the way the Sysinternals functionality has been integrated into Task Manager. There are other very nice desktop-side improvements.

I boot directly to the Desktop, and I've changed my default programs so that Metro apps never pop up. The only time I had to deal with Metro was the 8.0 to 8.1 upgrade.

Needless to say, I no longer dual-boot. I feel like I'm using an improved Win 7.
 

MongGrel

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I'm very surprised to be saying this, but Win 8.1 64-bit is now my favorite. I had to buy Win 8 for work purposes, and I dual-booted with Win 7 64-bit for a couple of months.

I've made 8.1 work just like 7 using Start8 and a little utility that allows Win 7 gadgets to run on the 8.1 desktop.

8.1 just feels faster and more solid. Task Scheduler in particular seems to load my start-up programs faster, and USB 3.0 performance is much better. I like the way the Sysinternals functionality has been integrated into Task Manager. There are other very nice desktop-side improvements.

I boot directly to the Desktop, and I've changed my default programs so that Metro apps never pop up. The only time I had to deal with Metro was the 8.0 to 8.1 upgrade.

Needless to say, I no longer dual-boot. I feel like I'm using an improved Win 7.
Imagine that :D