81
Global
Score
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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New York Times says:

You'll hear few complaints about the operating system itself, especially when it's compared with previous versions. No matter what you think of Microsoft, using Windows XP on a new or very recent PC feels sure, swift and satisfying. And that's a big deal.
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Breakdown

Speed
10.0
Openness
6.0
Ease of use
8.0
Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
9.0
Configurability
8.0
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Specs

Windows

Type
Computer OS
Architecture
64-bit, 32-bit
Source model
Closed
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Windows

Type
Computer OS
Architecture
64-bit, 32-bit
Source model
Closed
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Firefox OS

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Critic

5.4
 

User

4.8
 
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73

Chrome OS

Engadget

73
 

Critic

7.2
 

User

7.3
 
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87

OS X El Capitan

Engadget

87
 

Critic

8.7
 

User

9
 
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90

iOS 9

Engadget

90
 

Critic

8.7
 

User

7.7
 
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91

Windows 10

Engadget

91
 

Critic

8.2
 

User

7.9
 
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