With windows 8 on the horizon I took the time and actually found my Windows XP professional install disk, so I'm currently duo booting between windows 7 and xp.
Many people are getting frustrated with simplifying an OS, with OSX it's user experience only enhanced it practically stayed the same and was only upgraded from time to time. With windows, for the longest time it's user experience was just enhanced and got better with each release. But came windows 8, the metro idea is neat if it was executed properly, I.E. it should have been an application launcher as in it's own application much like launchpad for OS X Lion. The new start menu is something that I've hated and hope it's changed as XP and vista/7 got it down perfectly, why is it necessary to click 3 times more than just clicking on the start menu and searching for an app? What gives Microsoft? Bill Gates, you need to do something! They're ruining your OS!
Now brings the actual topic question, do any of you boot into other versions of windows from time to time? Like XP, windows 2000, ME(LOL, it was the vista of it's day), 98/95, 3.1?
I'm currently only booting between XP and 7 and for the most part ruby and rails works perfectly under XP and does almost every hardware component and practically almost every application for windows works under XP. So when's the next real upgrade? As with every new version of windows the other version is usually faded out in 5 years after the new versions released but with XP it should have been faded out by now and actually it's extended to 2014 but all hardware and software developers will support it until 2020 when Microsoft officially removes life support.
I really enjoy older versions of windows especially older than XP, I love 2000 and 98, ME was great and I never had problems with it when it was actually supported, never crashed, never once had a BSOD ever in my entire life(not exaggerating either) maybe I'm just lucky or actually know how to use a computer unlike the idiots.