Originally Posted by dchao
There is no best, but the worst is Windows 98 ME
LOL! I'm probably the one guy in the world who didn't have a problem with ME. However, a Lenovo laptop I bought with Vista was so unusable I was about ready to chuck it in the garbage until I put XP on it. It's now a marvel and a thing of beauty. So my vote for worst OS goes to Vista.
That said: when I got my Mini 9 I had a hard time getting XP installed so I decided to try Ubuntu for a while. I have to say that Every time I try Linux I come a way suitably impressed by the OS. It's an amazing acheivement.
What brings me back to XP, though (which I finally got installed) are two things:
1) I didn't like the font that Linux used on certain web pages (most notably the New York Times). It was difficult to read on the Mini 9's tiny screen and the web page did not fit on the screen all at once. There was still a little scrolling involved. I imagine I could have found a solution to this problem if I tried long enough.
2) I wasn't satisfied with the gaming options. The 1pp shooters I tried were too choppy, very low FPS. Just not as well optimized as I would have liked. Also, I can't live without Age of Empires. After all these years its still a great game with pleasing graphics and enjoyable gameplay. So for me what really sold me on XP was Age of Empires, Unreal Tournament and Half Life. I could easily have lived with Linux if all I wanted to do with the machine was browse the web and work with Open Office (which is excellent, BTW).