I'm still tossing up between them...
I'm still tossing up between them...
You might have put XP in the poll....
I have had Vista for almost a year. It has gotten better. There are also 3rd party programs now like TweakUAC. Win98 may not have drivers for new hardware; if that's what we're talking about. An old computer won't have the horsepower to drive Vista, if that's what we're talking about.
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Old Man Maine
Windows 98 is the best system I ever used (besides my Tandy), so easy to use. VISTA SUCKS!!!!!
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I won't even talk about 98 (incl 2000) other than to say it was marginally better than 95 or ME and they were the worst OSes MS every made.
I beta tested Vista for a year before release and promised never to touch it again until it had a major overhaul, until then XP works just peachy for me with no real issues. That said I wipe my system disc and flash my BIOS once a year just to keep the 'puter refreshed.
I still have Win 98 on a dedicated machine as it lets me revert to DOS so I can play Populous.
This space open
given the two choices,
and the fact that win98 sucks royally
and it's insanely
vulnerable to virus and attacks,
and is impossible to deal with and has zero support
really though, XP is basically a working, EPO version of win95 or win98,
so it's XP
Vista is not ready for primetime in so many ways
They both suck ass. I can't believe people would consider 98.
Ken you could always get the new version, get freedos or there are dos emulators and play that game. Heck you could even do it in linux too
I assume he was trying to keep it fair. You'll notice *nix and OS-X are also missing.Originally Posted by banerjek
I prefer Windows XP Pro.
I didn;t have a choice and my new laptop came with Vista Premium. SO FAR.....it has been stable. I wish I could have gotten it with XP though. My original XP install has been so darn good on my PC.
Win95/98 sucked, then Win ME came along and sucked even worse. Then NT..then they finally got closer with Win2000 which morphed into XP. Then Vista came along and they screwed it up again.
Just Do It..
Windows 2000 = anti-noob
Windows XP = pro-noob
Vista can't be worse than 98 which always seemed like it was generating its own malware.
WindowsME 2000 (Giant pile of poo)
In reality, the comparrison doesn't really count as you are talking consumer level vs server level software. Just clarifying the dates
Vista boot time: 2+ minutes.
XP boot time: 40 seconds.
If you prefer XP a lot more than Vista, you have a choice, go out there and find the drivers and install XP.
I voted pie since XP is not a choice. If you have to use windows, its your best bet . . . but then again, I "Think Different," so what do I know.
I know almost nothing about computers Ill admit it but Ive had comps with wins 98, millenium xp pro, and now have Vista Ultimate, has been working great for the past 11 months, no problems at all....well except the printer problem I had this crazy top "O" the line printer that did everything but feed the dogs, it never worked, even when I switched it out for a new one....twice! So I just popped my old one on there and it works perfectly
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
I've only used Vista a little, but from what I experienced I didn't like it at all. I use 2000 at home and XP at work and haven't had much trouble with either.