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Posted on 11-11-13 02:32:02 AM Link | Quote
I was just wondering what OS you have used in the past, as the "What's your OS?" thread covers current OS(es).

I may have already mentioned this, but my first PC was a broken Windows 98 SE computer. It never worked. End of story.

Then, there was a Windows XP PC, which lasted quite long. It had 250 GB HD, 512 MB RAM and, in the second era (after the reset made on 2009, due to trying to uninstall manually the OEM Norton Antivirus (so it broke down)) it somehow managed to hold all my VMs. Now they take up at least 200GB.

Yeah, it was fun, and it survived from 2004 to 2011... the motherboard did, I mean. In 2011 I bought my current Windows 7 desktop with 1 TB of HD, which is what I'm still using.


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Posted on 11-11-13 06:39:36 AM Link | Quote
95, though I don't recall it, 98, ME, XP, 7, 8, OS X, Kubuntu and Natty Narwhal. XP holds the record for most used, but I'm willing to bet 7 could beat that.
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Posted on 11-11-13 09:53:24 AM (last edited by dotUser at 11-11-13 09:55:02 AM) Link | Quote
95,98/98SE,ME,XP,Win7,Win8.

OSX, multiple versions I cannot recall each of. (and whatever the original mac OS was on the ancient boxy ones)

Ubuntu, RedHat, Fedora, CrunchBang, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu (via remote desktop), Arch, debian, some silly otaku one, some other silly ones that were essentially preskinned themes that covered all preinstalled software, BackTrack.

I'm sure I am missing some linux there though.
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Posted on 11-11-13 10:01:01 AM Link | Quote
Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS X Leopard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lion. Elive, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Mandriva Linux, Arch Linux. FreeBSD, PC-BSD, OpenBSD. OpenSolaris. Android.
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Posted on 11-11-13 10:43:56 AM Link | Quote
Commodore BASIC V2 and V7 (C64 and C128, pretty much the "OS" of those systems)
GEOS 2.0, later with v2.5/TopDesk update (C64)
Kickstart/Workbench 1.3, later Kickstart 2.05/Workbench 2.1 (Amiga 500)

MS-DOS 6.22 with Windows 3.11 (my first PC, 486 DX2/50, 24 MB RAM, 2x 800 MB SCSI HDD)
Windows 95 B (486 DX4/100, 32 MB RAM)
SuSE Linux 5.2 (same; tried it out at some point, not sure how long I kept it)
Windows 98 SE (various PCs; can remember my Cyrix M2 333 and later AMD K6-2 500 in particular)
Mac OS 8.x (or 9.x?; Macintosh Performa 5200)

Windows XP SP0 (FCKGW ; AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.4 GHz)
Mac OS X 10.3.9 (slot-loading iMac G3)
...actually, various Windows XP versions, one Fujitsu-Siemens OEM version with SP2 in particular, on various PCs; up until ca. a year ago.

Also various OS on mobile devices, like Pocket PC 2002, Windows Mobile 2003 and Android 2.3.6, and several different Linux distros, ex. openSUSE, Ubuntu, Damn Small Linux...
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Posted on 11-11-13 12:53:16 PM Link | Quote
Win3.11, Win95, Win98, WinXP/SuSE 10 dual boot, Vista/Ubuntu 9.04 dualboot, Xubuntu (briefly), OpenBSD (even more briefly), Win8 (currently). Also Apple DOS and Mac OS 7/8/9 extensively at school, but never at home.
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Posted on 11-11-13 01:01:16 PM Link | Quote
I legit experienced Windows 3.1. I have a lot of experience with 95 from grandma's. Then we had 2000 on our home computer.
On my own computers, I went through XP, Vista (briefly), Ubuntu 10.4, Arch Linux. I still have Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity on my lagtop because .
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Posted on 11-12-13 03:44:52 PM Link | Quote
DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows 98 First Edition, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8

Red Hat, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, for the Linux variants.
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Posted on 11-12-13 09:42:38 PM Link | Quote
"Applesoft" Basic / DOS 3.3 / ProDOS on various Apple II systems, Apple GS/OS / System Software 5.0.4 on my dad's old Apple IIgs, Mac OS 6/7/whatever on various school computers (where I wondered what happened to the Basic prompt and textual control panel), Windows 3.1 and 3.11 to various extents on some laptops that my brother had from his employer and also on other school computers, Windows 95 original release on my first desktop PC which was later upgraded legally to release A by download and illegally to OEM Service Release 2 so I could convert my hard drive to FAT32 and save a whopping 300MB on a 1GB drive, Windows 98 SE later when the same brother was worried that I was using a pirated operating system, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista on a machine with only 16GB of disk space dedicated to the Vista system partition and 1GB of memory, various distributions of Linux thrown in there somewhere such as Slackware, Debian, Fedora, and much later Arch, Mac OS X 10.5 on my mom's Macbook which was later upgraded to 10.6.8, Windows 7 on a newer machine, Mac OS X 10.7 installed Hackintosh style on my previous desktop, and Mac OS X 10.8 installed Hackintosh style on my current desktop before I upgraded it to 10.9.

Whew.
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Posted on 11-15-13 04:59:35 PM Link | Quote
Currently on Windows 7 x64.

But in the past, I frequently used:
*Mac OS 7.0 to 9.1
*Mac OS X 10.2.x and 10.4 (PPC)
*Windows XP RTM to SP3 (used SP3 for only 3 months at most) (x32)
*Windows Vista x32 and x64

I have a virtual image of Ubuntu 12.10, but I barely touch it.

I used Windows 95 in the past through others' computers, but I've never seen a computer with Windows 3.1 installed. Oh, and I used Mac OS 10.6 very briefly.
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Posted on 11-18-13 01:38:10 AM (last edited by kode54 at 11-18-13 01:38:47 AM) Link | Quote
Adding Windows 7 Professional to the list of former operating systems, as I had to throw away a virtual machine that Parallels Tools managed to ruin. I replaced it with a Windows 8.1 virtual machine. I'll put up with the full screen nonsense, since I only really use Windows for Windows development, and the occasional game.

FAKE EDIT: Scratch that, I still use Windows 7 Professional on my server machine. So not really former.
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Posted on 12-01-13 08:37:40 AM Link | Quote
In order of use:

MS-DOS 5.0, MS-DOS 5.0, MS-DOS 6.22+Windows 3.11 (ugh, Windows sucked on this), Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Ubuntu (9.04), Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.04, Windows XP, Crunchbang Linux, Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Arch Linux, Mac OS X 10.7(.newest, since I actually used it while it was current -- gasp), Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.8(up to .2), Windows 7.

Lots of repeats and OS shuffling. Whee.
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Posted on 12-01-13 06:15:40 PM (last edited by Foxhack at 12-01-13 06:16:35 PM) Link | Quote
MS-DOS (I don't remember what version) and Windows 3.11, around 1995/6, on my high school's networked computers... which had no hard drive of their own so everything was streamed from the main PC. Which had to be wiped every day 'cause the hard drive kept filling up.

Windows 95 on my high school's library computer. I was the only guy that could figure it out and was given permission to use it regularly;

Windows 98 on my first PC.

Windows XP Pro on my third PC (the second burned up on me. Long story.)

Windows 7 Home Premium, then license changed to Ultimate, on my third PC.

I tried Windows 8. I was lost in three minutes and gave up. This was a while ago.

I don't really count the virtual stuff.
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Posted on 12-01-13 09:39:39 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak64
Originally posted by Bloodstar
In order of use:

MS-DOS 5.0, MS-DOS 5.0, MS-DOS 6.22+Windows 3.11 (ugh, Windows sucked on this), Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Ubuntu (9.04), Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.04, Windows XP, Crunchbang Linux, Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Arch Linux, Mac OS X 10.7(.newest, since I actually used it while it was current -- gasp), Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.8(up to .2), Windows 7.

Lots of repeats and OS shuffling. Whee.





Um, excuse me?

Originally posted by Sofi
Windows 3.1 (1), Windows 95 (2), Windows 98 (3), Windows ME (4), Windows XP (5), Windows Vista (6), Windows 7 (7), Windows 8 (8). Mac OS X Tiger (9), Mac OS X Leopard (10), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (11), Mac OS X Lion (12). Elive (13), Xubuntu (14), Kubuntu (15), Ubuntu (16), openSUSE (17), Mandriva Linux (18), Arch Linux (19). FreeBSD (20), PC-BSD (21), OpenBSD (22). OpenSolaris (23). Android (24).


And that’s excluding the different Ubuntu releases which he seemed to include.
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Posted on 12-02-13 02:39:48 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sofi

Originally posted by Sofi
Windows 3.1 (1), Windows 95 (2), Windows 98 (3), Windows ME (4), Windows XP (5), Windows Vista (6), Windows 7 (7), Windows 8 (8). Mac OS X Tiger (9), Mac OS X Leopard (10), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (11), Mac OS X Lion (12). Elive (13), Xubuntu (14), Kubuntu (15), Ubuntu (16), openSUSE (17), Mandriva Linux (18), Arch Linux (19). FreeBSD (20), PC-BSD (21), OpenBSD (22). OpenSolaris (23). Android (24).


And that’s excluding the different Ubuntu releases which he seemed to include.


Oops... another post I added on my hall of failures. Correction:


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Posted on 12-04-13 01:26:12 PM (last edited by krutomisi at 12-04-13 01:28:59 PM) Link | Quote
the OSes that have been on my computers,
in the order that I remember using them

Windows ME
Windows 98
Windows XP
Ubuntu 8.04
Puppy Linux
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 10.04
Windows 7
Sabayon Linux 7
Arch Linux
Chrome OS


currently my main dying laptop runs Windows 7
my chromebook runs the latest of ChromeOS

and my laptop from 2001 runs an instance of Arch that Sofi installed for me :D


I've used a bit more if you include like servers and stuff but like they don't count
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Posted on 12-11-13 04:45:36 PM Link | Quote
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Mac OSX (Leopard, Snow Leopard)
Ubuntu

If you count mobile devices:
iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch)
Zune
Windows Phone 7
Symbian
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Posted on 02-07-17 11:32:27 PM (last edited by sammyrms1 at 04-25-17 11:31:09 PM) Link | Quote
I used:
Mac OS X 10.0 and 10.4
Mac OS before 9
MS-DOS 6.22
Windows XP on an old eMachines and HP
Windows 3.1
Windows ME on my first laptop
Windows 95 and 98
Windows 2000
Windows Vista on my second laptop
Windows 7
Windows 8
Linux Mint
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Posted on 02-15-17 03:41:09 AM Link | Quote
Windows 2000
Windows XP

I have a laptop with... *ominous music* ... Vista
friend got it for me.

Hasn't given me many issues, other than can overheat easily, and it has unresolved BSODs.
But, internet issues mean I can't use it as a primary right now

So, I'm still using XP, my mom's to be specific.
It's getting harder to manage this, I'm amazed modern programs are called "fast".
Only cuz "everyone" has a multi-core CPU and legendary GPU on their rig, and the latest OS, it doesn't like cost a couple THOUSAND (excluding upgrades and re-purchasing software) to replace computers every couple years, nope...

Firefox is getting slower and slower (ofc, they're also becoming Chrome 2.0... I'll be seeking new browser soon) ,more and more programs no longer support XP, and games are shifting to using GL in some shape or form, or even Vulkan, and that's costing me MANY opportunities to play them.

I will say I don't think any of these new computers could be used 15 or so years after being purchased, either. Besides being 'obsolete' , i highly expect every component to fail long before then.

I do feel the older OSes lend more freedom to the end-user. I am sure in the future I'll be somehow getting Win10. I absolutely dread this, and I can't WAIT to go through and literally hack my own computer just to disable a bunch of crap I never agreed to even having installed or enabled. Jumping through hoops to develop for it should also be exciting.

I also have heard not so great things about Windows 2000, but I never actually had a problem with it myself, other than it becoming obsolete.
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Posted on 02-19-17 06:49:36 AM (last edited by Wintendows98 at 02-19-17 06:50:16 AM) Link | Quote
Heh, I used to have a computer running Windows Vista. I never had a problem with it for about four years, until the actual machine broke back in December due to a faulty NVIDIA GPU, that said, it lasted a lot longer than I thought it was going to last.

Before that, I've had a computer with Windows XP - which I still own to this day and occasionally boot up for nostalgia reasons, because it is probably one of my favourite operating systems to use, although I use the Classic theme over Luna.

Windows 2000 is rock-solid, you should give it a try. There's a way of running many Windows XP applications on it, too, providing you have the latest service pack and do some unofficial patching.
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