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Favorite MS Operating System

Post by {Nathan} » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:18 pm

What is your favorite MS operating system? Mine would have to be MSDOS6.22, and the ultimite machine would be DOS6.22, Win3.1, and 98SE. What about you guys?


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Post by MystikShadows » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:34 pm

I have to say that by isolation the Windows 98 DOS 8.0 which I've done already. It is my best OS :-).

My Ideal Machine is a DOS 8.0, Windows 98SE I don't care for 16 bit Windows however, there's still alot of things out there for it...so I wouldn't reject installing it :-). all with a Linux Version. and I'd be happy.
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Post by Z!re » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:41 pm

Windows 2000 Pro
No DOS
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Post by Nodtveidt » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:49 pm

I had a special hybrid version of Windows 98 SE that was mixed with some of the applications of Windows ME. The process for doing it was on a website I found a couple of years ago, unfortunately I can't find the site anymore. Anyways, that was my favourite version of MS OS.

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Post by Pete » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:59 pm

Windows XP Pro........ all the MS operating systems I had before XP Pro were fatally flawed in one way or another, but XP Pro does everything I want and NEVER crashes for me.

The only thing XP Pro doesn't do well is run DOS programs... but it doesn't bother me enough to care.

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Post by Shoorick » Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:35 pm

I like Millenuim Edition as a microsoft OS, but I have found OS/2 4 to be better...

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Post by DaveUnit » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:53 pm

Windows 2000 pro, its windows XP without all the flair eating up around 150 mb of ram(according to Call for Help) and DOS programs don't suck on it.

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Post by Z!re » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:43 pm

DaveUnit wrote:Windows 2000 pro, its windows XP without all the flair eating up around 150 mb of ram(according to Call for Help) and DOS programs don't suck on it.
Hear hear =)
Thats actually the only reason I dont go XP, it uses too much of the system resources
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Post by DrV » Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:19 pm

Windows XP Pro with SP2, without a doubt. When configured correctly, it's decently lightweight, and it's hands down the stablest Microsoft OS I've ever used. Plus, I've never had any trouble running a huge number of QB (and DOS in general) programs with it. Of course, there are the stubborn few, but those are usually just old games. If I really want to run DOS programs, I reboot and start FreeDOS instead. :)

I'm writing this on a Pentium II with Windows 95a. It's fatally crashed or locked up three times already in the past two days, and I've only been doing a little simple software development. ;) But I have to admire the fact that the machine keeps running even when C: has literally 0 free bytes. I've managed to slim it down a bit and now I'm up to 10.4 MB free on C: (out of 514 MB) and 36.3 MB free on D: (out of 695 MB). Lightweight software is nice, but I'll take stability over size or even speed any day.

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Post by Pete » Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:49 pm

Z!re wrote:
DaveUnit wrote:Windows 2000 pro, its windows XP without all the flair eating up around 150 mb of ram(according to Call for Help) and DOS programs don't suck on it.
Hear hear =)
Thats actually the only reason I dont go XP, it uses too much of the system resources
Good point...I would agree if I had a less powerful system. But when you've got 2GB of ram, 150MB doesn't really matter.

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Post by Z!re » Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:19 pm

Pete wrote:
Z!re wrote:
DaveUnit wrote:Windows 2000 pro, its windows XP without all the flair eating up around 150 mb of ram(according to Call for Help) and DOS programs don't suck on it.
Hear hear =)
Thats actually the only reason I dont go XP, it uses too much of the system resources
Good point...I would agree if I had a less powerful system. But when you've got 2GB of ram, 150MB doesn't really matter.
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Post by {Nathan} » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:09 pm

... lol... yeah, my laptop has a virus and 128 megs, my new one has 512...
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Post by DaveUnit » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:08 pm

The crapbox I'm using right now is so freakin' old, I'm embarassed to tell you guys the specs. :oops:

All the parts from my new PC are currently on their way. 512 MB RAM, 3 GHZ processor, blah blah blah I won't bore you with details. But its a pretty decent gaming rig I made on a strict budget, I bought my 120 gb hard drive last night and I just need to pick up the DVD drive... okay I'll stop rambling 'bout the new comp. :P

But yeah I want Windows taking up as little resources as I can so FEAR and Unreal can run as good as possible. So YAY Windows 2000! :D

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Post by lurah- » Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:27 am

Well, this far what i have tested and used different OS, Ubuntu what i have now definately beats all others like 5 to nothing.

Faster than XP in 3 times powerfull pc and stable as rock.
This far havent been any troubles with opening win,dos,mac etc. files or programs. Works like dream.

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Post by Seb McClouth » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:39 am

My fav OS? I actually have several which are divided in the better and best list.
  • BETTER
    MS-Dos 5.0 (underwich I learned to program)
    MS-Dos 6.2 (underwich I continued to program and still do)
    Windows 3.1 & 3.11
    Windows 95
    Windows 98
    Windows NT
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP
    Windows 2003
    Windows Vista
  • BEST
    Linux Red Hat 5.1
    Linux Red Hat 8.0
    Linux Fedora

    and ofcourse
    Qbinux
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Post by {Nathan} » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:13 pm

I said M$...
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Post by Z!re » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:36 pm

Nathan1993 wrote:I said M$...
I fixed it.. annoying spelling error.
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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:20 am

Pete wrote:Windows XP Pro........ all the MS operating systems I had before XP Pro were fatally flawed in one way or another, but XP Pro does everything I want and NEVER crashes for me.

The only thing XP Pro doesn't do well is run DOS programs... but it doesn't bother me enough to care.
agreed, i waited a few years before switching from 98-XP, but the difference was amazing, no more crashes.

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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:22 am

[quote="Seb McClouth"]My fav OS? I actually have several which are divided in the better and best list.
  • BETTER
    Windows Vista
have you got this? i thought it was just in beta at the moment?

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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:35 pm

You can buy a beta of windows vista through microsoft, or if he is a pirate</not going any furthur>...

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