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nitwhiz1061042dHonestly, it was. I guess for most people the most memories were made of Windows XP or maybe even further back. Even I remember playing games on Windows 2000.
But with Windows 7 I really grew up. ICQ, first love, minecraft, illegal downloads, youtube at 3 am, the first real code, the first money for code, all that good stuff I experienced on Windows 7.
I don't even care if it really was good or not (LiNuX iS bEtTeR in 3..2..1..), for me it's the memories alone that make it the best OS.♥️
C0D44778642dRIP my old companion OS.
Although I will never miss having to have drivers for everything on a USB since even the CD/DVD drive wasn't even recognised on a clean install.
Although you weren't my first OS (I'm a 3.11 guy) you were definitely the one that had my back entering my career into the dev world.
May you rest while we await your replacement, since every version since has been an absolute disaster, one way or another.
Ranchu161042dWin 7 was the first OS I had the honor of playing Minecraft on.
kwilliams574042dNot touched Windows 7 since around 2011.
8 certainly had its issues but most were fixed in 8.1 and 10 is my favorite iteration yet.
Most memory's I have of early PC life would be on Windows Me, another system many people bitch about but I found was far faster and more stable than 98SE. 🤷♂️
Loss of dedicated MSDOS mode was a bit of a bummer for some older games I still played at the time though.
ArcaneEye38442d@kwilliams ME was great, with the caveat that if it didn't like your rig the damn thing's bluescreen at will and probably within 30 minutes of booting.
I started 3.11, but 95 was the one that really got me digging around the innards, it was the system I learned doing Lan config at Lan-parties on and I reinstalled the damn thing once a week or so because I wrecked something while exploring. Was good times, but between win7 and win10 I don't feel a lot of difference besides the start menu.
ddephor485541dYes, 7 was the best Windows.
3.11 was more of a hobbyists tool
95 was crap
98 was better, but unstable
2000 was ok, but not very innovative
ME was useless crap
XP was ok, but only a pumped up 2000 with 98 design
Vista was utter crap
8 was useless shit
10 is just a toy, not an OS, and MS breaks it all the time
I'm lucky to have changed to Debian years ago for my private stuff, but where necessary, W7 was really the best Windows. Sadly my company W7 PC is also outdated on the hardware specs, so I have to change to W10 soon.
AtuM18941dI do hope that MS makes Win10 stable and keeps it that way. I am primarily a linux user myself, but I do take care of several windows machines at work. So problems with Windows cause many headaches. Its "What up this time?" and try to calm down users as MS breaks stuff. MS should pay me for doing their job.
Marl3x223541dWindows Vista ftw 🐻
I still think xp is the best, win7 is still running on my main pc and im not chainging that.
stackodev946841dWhat, no love for DOS 3.0? That’s what I started on. ;)
@nitwhiz I'm one of those "Linux is better" nerds — but in my opinion, Linux really has grown up AFTER windows 7.
The truth is, before/during windows 7, there was not a single Linux distro that was simple & stable enough to hand over to a family member. Ubuntu came close, but started being a bit weird with it's UI.
Only in the last 5 years, Linux has started to become a desktop viable for people without an unwashed shirt and a 10cm beard... Linux grew up because it tried to be the last good windows.
Linux Mint is basically a eulogy to windows 7.