Over the years, few things have caused such fervent discussion among tech fans as Microsoft Windows. For a multi-billion dollar corporation it sure knows how to be inconsistent with its products. You’d think the logical approach would be to make each version better than the last, but that’s certainly not always been the case. We’ve all got our favourites, versions of Windows which we look back on with a degree of fondness.

Even Windows 95, which is archaic by today’s standards, gets a lot of nostalgic loving for its iconic looks and pleasingly simple interface. As our demands grew however, so did Windows, with Microsoft attempting to cram feature after feature into its operating system in an effort to compete with the twin threads of Mac OS and Linux.

Some would argue Microsoft has now peaked with Windows 10, offering a slick, responsive interface with great interconnectivity and a degree of simplicity which makes it friendly for new users. Of course it’s also home to the dreaded Windows Store, and a privacy nightmare, by default tracking your every move and winging the details home to Microsoft’s HQ.

Microsoft's Key Windows Operating Systems 

  • Windows 3.0
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

So which of Microsoft’s main Windows operating systems have you loved over the years? Are you a fine of Windows 7’s exquisite approach? Or does nostalgia for Windows XP take over? Let us know!

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