Win 1, up to and including 3.0:
Ugly, not fun. I prefer Dos instead.
Usefull for fast 286 systems and 386 systems. On 386's I prefer 3.11
Belongs in the era of 386 and 486's. It is a fun little GUI for Dos.
Great for setting up an internal message system, that are not connected to the internet.
Back in 1995, I did that with an 386, acting as the server. Was fun.
Win95 (All OSR versions):
Can run on 486dx2 systems. Perhaps usefull for very few Win9X games.
Though it is decent for productivity stuff.
Good for really early SS7 and late S7 stuff. Never use it anymore.
The (for me) best retro OS for post-Dos pre-XP era.
I really dislike it. It's a freak. Looking like Win2000, wanting to be Win98. 🤣
WinNT (3.51 to 4.0):
Don't know what it is good for. Never used it. Did install it back then and deleted it when
discovering that I had no real NT software. Never looked back.
NT 4.0 are actually something that I would consider installing on an Alpha or something
just like that. Especially after having watched The computer chronicles, covering the
release of WinNT-4.0
Good for dual CPU setup within the P3/K6-II/III era.
Good for playing games of that era. Nothing more. Real work is best left for 7 or Vista.
Now this is a strange bet-fellow. This OS have by far the most awesomme GUI of them all, when
looking at all the features there are. Need a fast Computer and the latest service pack.
As the hardware is getting older and faster, this OS is for me, the king of office suite or other
productivity tasks. Need good and stable drivers. Not fun for gaming or any other retro related stuff.
With a fast computer, I think that it is one of the most awesomme Look-N-Feel of all Windows.
By far the best OS of them all, for regulair work.
Not usefull for retro yet. Perhaps in 2020/25.
Win8, 8.1 and 10:
Not my cup of tea... I think it looks hidious, and I really don't like the feel of them.
Too much attention on socalled "notifications" wich I refer to as annoyance's.
It's an operating system for desktop computers, NOT a telephone! (thank you very much MS)
I rather use Vista or Linux. Even WinME.
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....
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