Weekly Tech Survey [07.11.17]

Sorry for the long hiatus everybody. But this week we’re back with the ultimate question:

What has been your favorite desktop OS?

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 95
  • Another Version of Windows
  • Classic Mac OS
  • Mac OS 9
  • Mac OSX (10.0-10.11)
  • macOS (10.12+)
  • Ubuntu
  • Fedora
  • Arch Linux
  • Linux Mint
  • Solus
  • Debian
  • openSUSE
  • Some other linux distro
  • Some other OS

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Edit: If you choose one of the “other options”, please share which one below

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Was tempted to vote for Windows 2000 but I think mainly because it was so much better than the other windows alternative at the time.

No Windows 8.1? Come on…


I thought about it, I actually really liked 8.1 too. But I couldn’t take every OS ever, so I guessed what might be most popular. But that’s what the “other” options are there for!

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I am missing Windows 3.11.


I’ve been enjoying Windows 10 quite a bit, though it’s just small quality of life improvements over 8.1, 8.0 or 7 that make it better. Windows 7 was 95% of the way there. Now, if Microsoft could steal Apple’s much more cohesive implementation of Apple ID for the Microsoft Account, it’d be easier to set up or maintain multiple Windows computers.

That said, I’m really enjoying where macOS is. Again, it’s been small quality of life improvements in High Sierra over Sierra over El Capitan. Again I’d say that Yosemite was 95% of the way there. Not a big fan of the latest changes to Disk Utility, but I guess we just can’t have it all…

And really, that’s where we’re at. Both Windows and macOS are mature operating systems and both work well.


What about Windows Me …

And wow, just thinking back, I used to use the RISC OS 3.1
It was out at the same time as Win 3.0 I think, and years ahead.

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Mac OS X series has been my favorite. But the new macOS releases have kind of been boring and bad, what is the reason I have ordered the V.

If Apple would have kept it’s quality on their laptops and in their OS, I would propably still be using macOS (and propably an iPhone too) in the future.

I miss the skeuomorphic era of macOS (and iOS as well), I think it is where their attention to detail really shows. In the all-flat era, it doesn’t really stand out over Windows, or Android for that matter.


Well i hated the skeumorph things in iOS. And iOS is way better with the current flat theme it is now using. Same gois with Android.

Before the material design was introduced and implemented, Android was design mess and nobody knew how to design apps that would look consistent with the OS etc etc. Even Google changed the looks of Android from 2.x → 4.x many times. Thinsg are lot better now and OEMs have been materializing their UIs the last few years. There are still few bad apples (pun intended) but its like a different world now.

But even if I will be using Windows 10 for the foreseeable future, there is a slight change that iPhone X will be at my pocket too :stuck_out_tongue:

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I agree on Android, it was a design mess. It probably still is, with some apps sticking to Holo design, or a weird mish-mash between Holo and Material. But things look much different from the other side. Take the cover flow feature, for example, or the calendar app.

Here’s what iOS used to look like on an iPad, and look at how far they are taking the skeumorphism down to the smallest detail. That’s not as extreme on macOS, but you can see its there.

Yep and I hated that. I really don’t need to see the page turning when reading an ebook on my mobile (harsh example).

Imo it was just mostly way overaggressive and overblown

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In terms of willingness to switch to the newer OS, then its certainly Windows 7 and XP.

Not that I don’t like Windows 10, but its more of a being switch to change more than wanting to switch.

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What I really hated on those early iOS was the nasty card table for the Games app. So ugly, so unnecessary.


I was just looking for Windows 3.11 on the list.

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Windows 8.1 :slight_smile:
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What? Can it be any easier?..

Windows10 is way to early to be really judged for me and I find it too intrusive. Plus I hate the fact that I was forced in very sneaky way to update my computer.

So Windows7 or Windows XP were the best to me. When they came out it was a big step forward and they prove over time to be very reliable.
Windows 3.11 was also something by the way :wink:

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I use Windows 10 most; but that doesn’t make it my favorite. It has software that I need, etc. But it’s not ‘fun’ for me. Linux is fun. I love the blend of window and command line in using linux. I enjoy playing with and exploring new distros. But they don’t help me get my work done very often. I do have to give functional credit, though, that I was so tired of Windows 7 that for almost a year before the Win 10 upgrade I used Ubuntu as my daily driver OS.