Which is the worst OS disaster?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by deluxeshredder, Nov 30, 2013.

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Which OS do you consider to be the worst?

  1. Windows ME

    25 vote(s)
    41.0%
  2. Windows Vista

    17 vote(s)
    27.9%
  3. Windows 8

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. OS X 10.0-10.2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. OS X 10.7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. iOS 7

    5 vote(s)
    8.2%
  7. Desktop Linux

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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  2. wgnoyes macrumors 6502

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    You limiting this to apple operating systems, or anyone's in general?
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Windows ME and Windows Vista. And the first OS X.
     
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    Windows ME all the way. Vista had a very rough start, but once drivers started becoming widely available, and SP1 came out, it became perfectly solid, to the point you wouldn't be able to tell any difference between it and the always adored Windows 7 in performance.

    ME? Uh uh. It came out sucking, and continued to suck until MS abandoned it not even two years later. There was no fixing it.
     
  6. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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    Any Windows before XP

    Any OSX prior to 10.4 and system 7 and 8
     
  7. skottichan macrumors 6502a

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    Windows ME. I was working tech support out of Tucson, leading up to and including the XP launch, and the horrors we had to go through when getting calls from disgruntled ME users.

    I was fortunate to have missed the OS 10.0 run, my little brother was a Mac user then, and he has more than a couple horror stories.
     
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    Windows ME takes the cake. I became a trouble shooting expert because of that OS. BSOD and reinstalling drivers was a normal occurrence. So was messing with the Reg keys.

    Vista at second place for the worst. It didn't crash much, but even Windows ME was quicker than slow motion Vista.
     
  10. sammy-boy macrumors regular

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    Another vote for ME. Had it on a system I bought a decade or so ago, was awful for crashing as already stated and getting peripherals to work properly could be hit and miss.

    Don't mind Vista though, works fine on my old Sony laptop, I just made sure I kept up with the updates.
     
  11. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Win ME. More time spent rebooting than actual screen time ;)
     
  12. Mousse, Dec 2, 2013
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    Mousse macrumors 68000

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    I can't really say which OS is the worst, since I haven't used every OS under the sun.

    The worst OS I've had the misfortune of being inflicted was Windows 1. Slow, slow performance, clunky interface, just plain bad.
     
  13. JAT macrumors 603

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    I never used ME, so maybe I'd have different thoughts if I had. But Win95 for me. Utterly worthless. 98 and ME were just extensions of it.
     
  14. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Can't help but think everyone crying out against ME never took a look at Bob.
     
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    Bob was a tiny bit before my time.

    ...though I do remember seeing it on a Packard Bell at WalMart once.
     
  16. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    And here I was expecting a poll with ios 7 and windows 8 as the only 2 options...
     
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    Flat makes me so mad...:mad:
     
  18. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Microsoft BOB, despite being ****ing awful, wasn't an Operating System. It was an explorer.exe shell replacement for Windows 95 (and 3.1 too I think).
     
  19. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    the "anything from micro$oft" option is missing. :)
     
  20. three macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Windows ME. It was simply awful.
     
  21. firedept macrumors 603

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    Windows ME & then Windows Vista. Painful experiences.
     
  22. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Agreed. I don't know why the answer to "No more skeumorphism" is "flat"

    On topic: Windows ME was so bad. Vista was too bulky, but worked well once the drivers were available on the right machine. I wasn't an Apple user for any of the OSX prior to Snow Leopard.
     

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