What's your favorite operating system of all time and why?

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  1. snails1221
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    I would have to say Windows XP just due to the memories that I have with it.
     
  2. migles

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    windows 7 because it was the better XP
     
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  3. Primalus

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    iOS 7. Sleek and shiny.
     
  4. The Real Jdbye

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    Windows 7. I'd say Windows 10 but I don't like how settings are scattered around between the Modern UI and the classic one. Some settings were moved, some weren't, and some new settings were added, and it's confusing. They really need to consolidate everything for Windows 11. Also not a big fan of telemetry that can't be disabled officially but at least 3rd party tools exist for it.
    For the most part I like Windows 10 but if Windows 7 was going to continue to be updated and supported with new features and it had full compatibility with new software I would stick to that.
     
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    Blackberry 10. Sadly it never had a chance.
     
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    Solus Linux is hands down my favorite. I have distrohopped for well over 11 years before I settled with Solus last year. It's mostly just the everything about the distro that makes me love it. It's stable, has all the software I need, and the team behind is extremely friendly/approachable. It actually feels like how a Linux distro is supposed to feel.
     
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  7. DinohScene

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    Win 98 SE by far.
    Simplistic, easy, works perfectly!
    Win 2K isn't bad neither tho, after that is Win 7, mostly cause it's compatible with pretty much everything.

    Fuck win 8 and win 10.
     
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  8. V0ltr0n

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    Windows XP. Had some great times on that os. It also helped that it was compatible with pretty much everything I was trying to run at the time without having to bullshit with settings or (even worse) find a workaround to get an old game to run.
     
  9. JiveTheTurkey

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    Windows XP. Just nostalgic reasons when I was but a mere little one drawing on Paint, playing video games from those flash websites, and making low budget videos of finding Freddy Krueger in San Andreas with the X files theme song, in Movie Maker.
     
  10. Originality

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    MacOS 9. Any time there’s an error, I would hear a small voice telling me “it’s not my fault!”
     
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    Windows XP SP3 first and foremost, because of how damn reliable it was and I literally never had a single issue in 12 years I used it for. Next up would be XP SP2 because it sacrificed some of the SP3's libraries in order to make it MUCH lighter without it become any unreliable. Finally, 7 because it's the most recent one that isn't a complete pain to use like the stupid metro in 8/8.1 or the scattered settings/locked out things/way too much tracking by MS Win 10 has:angry::glare:
     
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    Windows 7 Sp1 because I have full control of it. Tried 8 tried 10 and hated them. You know how microshaft says that new Coffee lake processors only supported on win 10. well they just mean technical support. You can indeed still use win 7 for all new processors from intel. I've installed win 7 from usb with nvme support and works perfectly.
     
  13. ThoD

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    I gotta ask, example or not, why even bother with Intel processors anymore? It's so hard to keep track of what features they intentionally locked out of them just to get you to buy the most expensive ones, it's not even worth the trouble:/ Some don't read more than 2 or 4 sticks of RAM, others don't have RAID support and so on, with only the REALLY expensive ones supporting everything! Just go with AMD all the way:P
     
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  14. gungunra

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    Memory: XP, W7
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  15. Joom

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    I've gotta go with macOS. It has everything Linux and BSD have coupled with proprietary software. It's also probably the most convenient OS I've ever used.
     
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  16. kuwanger

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    None. They're all pretty horrible. I mostly blame the hardware, though. At the point most performance critical hardware supports virtualization we will be able to pick and choose which good enough OS to use for each task. Until then, we're left to choose an OS and virtualize/emulate badly another when appropriate.
     
  17. DarthDub

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    I wanted to say XP, but using an outdated MSN Messenger got my hotmail hacked. Sometimes the network would glitch and I'd go to "repair" it and it would replace the okay button with cancel and it'd do nothing. Windows 7 is currently my favorite OS with Linux Mint being 2nd.
     
  18. zoogie

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    The 3DS Home Menu circa firm 9.2.
    Don't like the latest, it's painfully slow.
     
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  19. Joom

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    I see you've only used Windows for the majority of your life. And even if you've used Linux, you know the pain of being without your Windows specific applications. This is why I went to macOS. Don't get me wrong. I wholeheartedly despise Apple as a corporation, but their desktop OS is top-notch. I know "muh games" is a constant argument against this OS, but Parallels and pass through have come a long way.
     
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  20. Jayro

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    Linux Mint. It's very Windows-like, without being Windows.
     
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