OFFICIAL WINDOWS POWER RANKINGS

Justin Nelson
Justin Nelson

[God Tier]
2000

[Good]
95, XP, 10

[Neutral]
7

[Bad but not worst]
98, Vista, 8.1

[Absolute shit]
ME, 8
<the rest

Other urls found in this thread:

8ch.net/tech/w7tele.html
gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.en.html

Lincoln Johnson
Lincoln Johnson

Some times I miss 3.1. Then I find a way to get a fresh taste of it and the nostalgia is short lived.

Camden Sanchez
Camden Sanchez

95
Good

David Stewart
David Stewart

10
not Absolute Shit

Charles Morales
Charles Morales

Still feels like an operating system tier:
9X and 2000

"B-BUT MUH GAYMZ" tier
Windows 7

Easton Campbell
Easton Campbell

Can we all agree ME worst OS? I remember the three years of reinstalling ME for two months of BSOD free use.

Benjamin Roberts
Benjamin Roberts

Windows 7 is bad now

Contrarian faggot.

Yeah thats the only accurate ranking in OPs shitpost. How did '00 come out as decent but ME released like dogshit? What was the point of releasing it?

Julian Williams
Julian Williams

What part of "Windows was never good" do you not understand, user?

Landon Edwards
Landon Edwards

How many times do you have to reinstall Linux between posts?

Blake Morgan
Blake Morgan

UPDATED WINDOWS POWER RANKING
[God Tier]

[Good]

[Neutral]

[Bad but not worst]

[Absolute shit]
ME, 8
2000
95, XP, 10
98, Vista, 8.1
7
1.0, 2.0, 3, 3.1
NT

Aiden Edwards
Aiden Edwards

Windows user thinks you have to reinstall Linux

Nolan Gray
Nolan Gray

This

Jason Ortiz
Jason Ortiz

I'm about to build a new PC and am choosing which Windows to go with, thinking 7. Is that the right choice? I'd prefer XP but it doesn't support latest DX.

Isaiah Richardson
Isaiah Richardson

Yeah, 7 right now is the best option if you care about modern games support newer DirectX versions (except 12) AND want a stable operating system. Be sure to get the Ultimate 64-bits version. I have heard that 8.1 is good, but I never used it.

Otherwise, if you don't care about games, I don't see flaw over staying on XP.

Justin Mitchell
Justin Mitchell

Nothing is as good as running sub-20 process Windows XP.

Jeremiah Perez
Jeremiah Perez

If I didn't care about games I wouldn't dual boot Windows at all. I'll be torrenting it of course, I'll keep in mind to look for the Ultimate 64-bits version. Thanks.

Jason Phillips
Jason Phillips

I like Vista on a computer that can actually run it, but XP is the bestestest. I'd put either of them on machines I didn't need connected to the internet.

Gavin Richardson
Gavin Richardson

At the time there was a fear that switching to the NT kernel would break compatibility with old games/applications. ME was such dog shit no one complained by the time XP came around. I miss 2k-chan.

Kayden Price
Kayden Price

Windows
ever anything but shit

Okay, XP with the Service Packs was decent, then 7. Then everything else. And then XP without the Service Packs was the absolute worst OS ever.

Ian Reyes
Ian Reyes

Good
10
stopped reading
kys microsoft shill

Some times I miss 3.1.
Just run it on DosBox and have fun. You can even play games on 3.1.

Windows 7 always was bad. it's basically windows XP that is broken, looks shitty, doesn't have GPU acceleration for classic GUI, contains fresh backdoors and keyloggers, have crap explorer that cannot be customized.

Why do you need DX12?
If you want to play normie new games you better buy a console. And have old (pre ME) PC for real stuff like imageboards.

there is nothing wrong with using old windows with internet.
Ever heard about NAT and firewalls?

Gavin Russell
Gavin Russell

If you want to play normie new games you better buy a console.

Nice one fam you really got me there.

Charles Anderson
Charles Anderson

Windows 10
Good
pick only one.

Gavin Scott
Gavin Scott

If 7 gives you trouble because video drivers don't play with it nicely, you can make 8.1 look almost exactly like 7.

XP/2000 was the best though user, I know that feel. XP has the best custom themes, the same can't be said about 7+ unless you like normie Apple ripoff themes.

Aaron Collins
Aaron Collins

GARBAGE TIER
this thread

Grayson Barnes
Grayson Barnes

Windows 7 is bad

Lotta assmad 10cucks in here.

David Roberts
David Roberts

Maybe we're being swamped by neogaf refugees.

Joshua Scott
Joshua Scott

1. Windows 7 with botnet removed
2. Windows XP
3. Windows 98
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?. Who cares, all crap.

Jaxson King
Jaxson King

bad: Win 98
good: Win 10
Take your opinion and shove it up your arse. And while you're at it, take my opinion and shove that up your arse too, you giant anal faggot!

God tier: doesn't exist yet bug off with your Win 2000 meme
Good: 2000, 95, 98, XP, Win 7
Neutral: Win Me, Vista
Bad: Win 8, Win 10

Win Me is Neutral because its stability problems are fixable, and despite the flak it's getting people forget how it introduced Movie Maker and System Restore among others.

Win Vista is Neutral because it's basically a crappy unpolished Win 7.

The new shit is bad because since Win 7 they've became telemetry spies for CIAnigger botnets. This is not forgivable. Forgivable is being crap without updates and not having drivers.

Alexander Perez
Alexander Perez

Windows 7 IS bad now. They patched in all the telemetry and cancer to get people to upgrade.

Eli Smith
Eli Smith

Are you sure? Because I read that security-only updates don't bring in telemetry. Besides this, is telemetry traffic something that the builtin firewall can't block?

Unless you can say in truth that "telemetry bypasses firewall outbound rules and CANNOT be disabled from services.msc and taskschd.msc" then all you do is spreading FUD.

Carson Barnes
Carson Barnes

is telemetry traffic something that the builtin firewall can't block
Unless you're willing to block their updater, you're not going to be able to block their telemetry. And if you block their updater, you're going to get your 'telemetry' taken by someone other than MS.

Dylan Moore
Dylan Moore

10
Good

Benjamin Hill
Benjamin Hill

And if you block their updater, you're going to get your 'telemetry' taken by someone other than MS.

Specifically what updater are you talking about? Windows Update? And who is "someone other than MS"? Seriously unless you clear these up for me and everybody reading, and stop being pointlessly vague, I'll have to call you either a FUD troll or a schizo paranoid, choose one.

Jack Sanders
Jack Sanders

It's amazing to see some people have good memories about xp.

Logan Butler
Logan Butler

You've got too much autism for me to continue with, user.

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly

Coming from '98, XP was fucking fantastic. And it lasted for years. I only switched for Win 7.

Eli Gonzalez
Eli Gonzalez

1. Windows 7 with botnet removed
windows 7 is shit
-doesn't have GPU acceleration with classic GUI
-explorer looks like shit and isn't customizable
-BLUR, everything is blurred like on linux, text and icons are not sharp like on old Windows
-higher RAM usage while providing you nothing more
-you cannot disable many services and stuff like before because system will break
-horrible Start menu, displays your installed programs in small window that takes 1/10 of screen area, on old windows it displayed installed programs in window that used 9/10 of screen area
...

Windows 7 IS bad now. They patched in all the telemetry and cancer to get people to upgrade.
Windows 7 was always shit, even before telemetry (keylogger)
also, windows 7 had spyware and botnets built in from first version. for example, every time you boot a win7 PC it connects to Microsoft, official reason is that it checks if you have internet connection...

Kayden Cox
Kayden Cox

considering how every other pc port is un-optimized to the point of 10fps on a $5000 system i wouldn't say he's wrong.

I have heard that 8.1 is good
it's basically win10: beta edition. same shit just even more half-assed.

Lucas Ortiz
Lucas Ortiz

tfw I'm still using XP

Gavin Hall
Gavin Hall

pics or didnt happen

Henry Young
Henry Young

Post 3.1 maybe

Brody Bennett
Brody Bennett

windows 7 everything else is nostalgia tier

Connor Sanders
Connor Sanders

-doesn't have GPU acceleration with classic GUI
Doncare. Also you want Win98 to be GPU accelerated? Why, what for, grey pixels?
-explorer looks like shit and isn't customizable
Agree on that, its lack of a window title makes it look broken.
-BLUR, everything is blurred like on linux, text and icons are not sharp like on old Windows
Doncare, mostly subjective. I agree though the folder icon should have been done better cos they look bad on white bg.
-higher RAM usage while providing you nothing more
That be SuperFetch service. Improves speeds by preemptive loading of your fav crap onto unused RAM.
-you cannot disable many services and stuff like before because system will break
What services exactly? You can disable loads and loads of crap just like before.
-horrible Start menu, displays your installed programs in small window that takes 1/10 of screen area, on old windows it displayed installed programs in window that used 9/10 of screen area
Start Menu is fine and comfy cos it has built-in search. What's your excuse to not use it, seriously, too paranoid or you cannot remember first 2 chars of program name?

also, windows 7 had spyware and botnets built in from first version. for example, every time you boot a win7 PC it connects to Microsoft, official reason is that it checks if you have internet connection...
Yes, that's true and shame on MS. Those who want to disable it check this in registry editor:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet
set EnableActiveProbing to 0

Also remember to uninstall update KB971033. I don't know of anything else thats problematic, unless you've been a fool and installed non-security updates like in tech FAQ list:
8ch.net/tech/w7tele.html

Isaiah Cook
Isaiah Cook

ctrl-f 3.1
those results
heathens, all of you.
Windows 3.1 had this feature: you could play a game of asteroids in a window, then minimize the window to an icon, and then continue to play the game of asteroids in the icon, with single-pixel asteroids
No other version of windows comes close to that
MS was a leader in pajeeting itself out of the kind of vision and talent that could sustain playable minimized games.

Cooper Richardson
Cooper Richardson

10
Good
10 LTSB maybe. Server 2016 with tweaks might cut it too. Default 10 makes Windows 7 Starter Edition look good.

Hunter Davis
Hunter Davis

Debian > Win 7 > Win 10 > nostalgia tier windowses

windows 10 is now days actually pretty usable with classic shell. only problem is the metro stuff. i hate it. also error messages dont have even those cryptic hex messages. i was installing win 10 to friends machine, says after install driver is missing but NOT what driver :D

Logan Carter
Logan Carter

I still remember the rage about the luna. I used 98 and both were shit in their own way.

Sebastian Jackson
Sebastian Jackson

shit
shit
shit
shit
shit
shit
shit

Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers

Correct.

Eli Ward
Eli Ward

All versions of Windows denies users the freedoms to study and modify the source code, use without restriction, sell or give away exact copies, and sell or give away copies of modified versions. This makes all versions of Windows unacceptable.

Julian Lee
Julian Lee

Autism: the post

Angel Hall
Angel Hall

This is autism: the board

Robert Hill
Robert Hill

Where do you think we are?

Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore

Lemme ask you something, and this also goes out to all the "muh freedumbs" retards that populate this board: if a piece of software such as windows let you view and edit the source code, how many of you would actually go through and look at the source code, line by line, and then go as far as modifying it? And then, assuming you did all that, how many of you would trust a compiler to compile it and not inject malicious code? I'm assuming you idiots would just say "yay it's muh 4 rules of stallmans manifesto," and then just blindly download someone else's modified version of it, trusting again that there isn't any malicious code. Fuck off with this shit. Don't get me wrong, the CIA, FBI, etc can fuck right off and stop surveiling me and the rest of the innocent general population, but at the end of the day, a piece of software isn't going to save you from thought crime if your hardware is compromised. Just use whatever the fuck you like; I personally like windows 7 and xp, and am trying to learn Linux, but none of this matters, because I have a cellphone, use wifi, and use relatively modern hardware that has backdoors built in.

Ayden Perez
Ayden Perez

He didn't say anything about security. He's just stating the standard Stallmanic argument, which also doesn't claim that free software is automatically secure.
In practice being able to look at the code does help with security, though, even if it doesn't guarantee it.
I've looked at the source code of a lot of software I use, and even modified some. It's good to be able to do that for a lot of reasons unrelated to security.

Brody Bell
Brody Bell

how many of you would actually go through and look at the source code, line by line, and then go as far as modifying it?

Enough to make a difference. Some of us would even get paid for it. Same reason why you can trust popular compilers and VMs.

Levi Gonzalez
Levi Gonzalez

eh just bee like meeeee, an obedient speeple
nothing to hide, nothing to fear
baaaaaahhh

Christian Gray
Christian Gray

It only took only few good dev to spot if there's milicious code in it or it is defected by design. You shouldn't underestimate the level of skill and autism from open source dev user.

Josiah Watson
Josiah Watson

If I have a leaky faucet, do you think I'm required to have training in plumbing to get it fixed? If I want my cabinet to have more shelves, do I need cabinet making skills to put more in? When the sole of my shoes get separated from the shoe, do I need cobbler skills to put it back together?

The answer is "I personally do not need that kind of skill". I do not need any kind of technical skill to study the code and check that the code is good for me. When I am a free man, it is my responsibility to find a skilled helper to help me with any technical issue that I need in my software.

The problem with proprietary software is the owner of the software explicitly forbids me to live in freedom. It is impossible to live in freedom without access to the source code.

Caleb Gutierrez
Caleb Gutierrez

not him but I just used my T40 with XP yesterday. only thing is the video/display is very slow, it takes too long just to load icon images in a folder and will not play videos. but it syncs up with my Palm device just fine.

Daniel Reed
Daniel Reed

95
good

98SE
not good tier

Mason Jenkins
Mason Jenkins

lol I used TinyXP yesterday too. In a VM, though. The program I wanted to run on it ended up being too slow for my purposes, but it did run just fine and I would use it today if my requirements were a little bit lower.

Evan Morgan
Evan Morgan

windows 10
good
nice try, Microsoft.

Blake Robinson
Blake Robinson

Their easly BASIC interpreters were pretty good: BASIC-80, MBASIC, BASICA/GW-BASIC, QBASIC. The rest of their stuff, not so much.

Nathaniel Hall
Nathaniel Hall

Windows 1.0 logo looks the most modern and flat and is therefor the best.

Luke Mitchell
Luke Mitchell

They were all pretty shit until qbasic, and compatibility nightmares. I used to use basica a lot just because it was everywhere, though. I'd fuck with all the computer displays in stores and write little programs to have my name bounce around the screen or flash.

Adrian Price
Adrian Price

Windows 7 was the least bad, but still bad. It was a downgrade over XP, especially on the performance and bloat fronts (Pentium 4 and 1GB RAM to barely run). Everyone wanted to stick to XP, which was more lightweight, but Microsoft deprecated it, so people moved to 7 (Vista was absolute shit, especially pre-service packs, so barely anyone bothered).

Having the source means someone (you or someone else) can improve, modify, fix, and audit the software. No source makes all that significantly harder, if not impossible. Having the source code facilitates application interoperability and helps prevent vendor lock-in, like the case of MS's OOXML pseudo-standard formats.
Moreover, businesses can hire someone to maintain/update/rewrite old software instead of having to rely on a vendor's willingness to keep providing support.
Lastly, there's literally no upside to proprietary software for the user. The only 'benefits' (if they can be considered as such) for developers are it makes it harder for the competition to port features and facilitates vendor lock-in. (and no, it doesn't stop piracy at all)

Chase Campbell
Chase Campbell

Yep, you're dumb.

Mason Mitchell
Mason Mitchell

not an argument

Jace Hernandez
Jace Hernandez

that meme is not an argument

Kevin Long
Kevin Long

Win2k source was leaked long ago and enough people went through it that Microsoft saw fit to try to inhibit the development of WINE.

Lincoln Ward
Lincoln Ward

there's literally no upside to proprietary software for the user
still no argument on your part to refute this

Noah Hernandez
Noah Hernandez

ME BEING A COMPLETE REPROBATE DOESN'T INVALIDATE THE WRONGNESS I'M WRITING
And "not an argument" is not an argument.

Kayden Reyes
Kayden Reyes

ok kid

Wyatt Watson
Wyatt Watson

BASIC dialects as a whole were fairly incompatible, but not too much trouble to convert between unless the code depended heavily on PEEK/POKE and other hardware specific stuff. I started with MBASIC on CP/M and found no significant differences later when I used IBM PC in classroom. As a general rule, Microsoft's BASIC interpreters were fairly compatible, except of course stuff like sound and graphics functions that were included in the IBM versions but not CP/M (as most of those systems were text & beeper only). MSX BASIC was also pretty close (makes sense, since Microsoft was heavily involved there too).
As a kid I had no problems whatsoever converting between any Microsoft BASIC. It's the others that gave me trouble, and when those programs were ladden with PEEK/POKE statements that I had no clue what the purpose was for (would have needed a manual for that computer), I generally had to give up on trying to convert the program.
Pic is example "problematic" code. This one has comments at least, but it's not always the case...

Liam Garcia
Liam Garcia

[God Tier]
Gentoo
[Good]
Debian
[Neutral]
Ubuntu
[Bad but not worst]
macOS
[Absolute shit]
ME, 8
2000
95, XP, 10
98, Vista, 8.1
7
1.0, 2.0, 3, 3.1
NT

Ryder Kelly
Ryder Kelly

gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.en.html

Samuel Price
Samuel Price

[God Tier]
You own linux distribution, Minix, TempleOS
[Good]
Gentoo, LFS, OpenBSD
[Neutral]
anything without systemd
[Absolute shit]
Everything else.

Eli Richardson
Eli Richardson

Good: 2000, 95, 98, XP, Win 7
95 & 98
Just because they were popular doesn't mean they were good, user...

Pic related.

Lincoln Gonzalez
Lincoln Gonzalez

This. Any non-NT windows is god-awful crap that probably gave me childhood PTSD.
NT isn't great either, but it won't cause mental scarring. It's just that it's not FOSS and thus incapable of ever reaching god-tier and now more botnet than it already was with Windows 7.

Luis Roberts
Luis Roberts

TempleOS
Someone be honest with me, how good is TempleOS, really?

Matthew Gutierrez
Matthew Gutierrez

10
Good

Brody Clark
Brody Clark

It's good in the sense that it's much simpler than almost everything else that can run on modern computer. And at least it's not Unix-like. Too many things these days are a rehash of 70's mainframe. That makes sense for servers, but PCs don't need to be a mainframe.
The downside is it's for amd64 only, which is kinda a 40-year pile of crap, even without the botnet. Also it might not even run on all amd64 machines. It doesn't account for stuff like ACPI right? That used to be optional, but now maybe system won't even boot or just crash without it. The irony is without all the bloated complicated code, you don't need super-fast cpu that requires ACPI. Modern computers are a frankenstein abomination.

Brody Fisher
Brody Fisher

[God Tier]
Windows 10

[Absolute shit]
Linux, BSD

Daniel Howard
Daniel Howard

[God Tier]
Plan 9 and derivatives

[Absolute Shit]
Everything else

Robert Gomez
Robert Gomez

I've been using Windows XP since up until only a month ago when I finally got a new GPU which doesn't have proper fucking 32-bit drivers. I had been hoping to do PCI passthrough to virtual machine it from now on but it looks like I may be forced to continue maintaining a separate partition and using my old GPU to run the damn thing.

Benjamin Robinson
Benjamin Robinson

8.1 with botnet removed + metro apps removed + Classic Shell is actually pretty good tier.
In fact it makes a lot more sense to me than 7, since it has better hardware support and support a couple of new technologies. It also feels snappier than 7 in potato hardware.
The only things 7 has going for it over a properly configured 8.1 are better support for old DX8 and DX9 games, and the Win8-tans are pretty bland and there's no official 8.1-tan, I like to think of Inori as being the 8.1-tan

Some people also don't seem to remember that just like XP, 2000 wasn't always good, it had tons of bugs and glaring security flaws, it only became usable with SP2 and decent with SP3. It also ran like dogshit on PCs from its time, XP was actually better optimized.

Vista had lots of problems but it progressed to become pretty stable, reliable and optimized by the time SP2 rolled out. Too bad the damage was already done and MS had to release the "all new" Windows 7 which is pretty much Vista SP3.

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett

8.1
it's basically win10: beta edition. same shit just even more half-assed.
Not at all.
Under the hood I think 8/8.1 have a lot more in common with 7 than 10. They only improve upon 7 on performance and stability, without all the problems 10 brought. At least that's my experience with 7, 8.1 and 10.
Interface wise I don't like it either, not even one bit, but with Windows 10 the street shitter army at MS just took all the concepts that 8/8.1 introduced (which already weren't great) and went full retard with them.

Dominic Harris
Dominic Harris

I still remember the rage about the luna.

Speaking of which, there were also some themes for XP that Microsoft released later: Embedded, Zune, Royale, and Royale Noir.

Hunter Bennett
Hunter Bennett

2003 Server is the best one. Not surprising it's not even mentioned in this thread full of larpers who had their only experience with OEM Windows 10 and nothing else.

Noah King
Noah King

It's agreed that XP was the pinnacle of Windows.

Jacob Foster
Jacob Foster

implying 10 doesn't belong in the "Absolute shit" category
implying vista has any major differences form 7 that warrant being in a different category
implying that xp is better than 7

Levi Murphy
Levi Murphy

ACCEPTABLE TIER

POWER GAP

SHIT TIER
Windows

Noah Hall
Noah Hall

People saying anything before 7 was acceptable speaks wonders how little they know about computers.
An operating system is supposed to abstract resources in such a way that the user is in complete control over the machine. In particular, userland shouldn't be able to mess up with your resources arbitrarily unless you specifically let it do it. Well, this was obviously not the case in any form on ANY DOS based windows, so they are ruled out. XP being NT based was better, but still trailed a lot of shit from that era, it was common to get your computer fucked up from nothing on userspace, specially without service packs. In W7, if some program fucks up you can recover your session in most cases, in XP the opposite happened, more often than not you had to go to the restart button or fucking format from scratch.
Modern versions of windows are even better technically but with all the telemetry and other useless crap they get a default 0 score.

Angel Parker
Angel Parker

So... Vista is the best?

Logan Jones
Logan Jones

[God Tier]
[Good]
[neutral]
3.1, 9X, 2000, only tolerable Windows OSes.
[Bad but not the worst]
[Absolute shit]
1.0, 2.0, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and all their 'server' OSes. The only excuse to use Windows is "muh gaymen".

Luis Peterson
Luis Peterson

For work I now have to use Windows 10.
Everyone who says they like it unironically gets excommunicated immediately.