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Jul - Computers and Technology - What OS(es) do you use? New poll - New thread - New reply
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I enabled multi-voting this time.
Select each operating system that you habitually use currently.
Windows 7
 
28.4% of users, 27 votes (50.0%)
Windows Vista
 
14.7% of users, 14 votes (25.9%)
Windows XP
 
23.2% of users, 22 votes (40.7%)
Windows 2000
 
1.1% of users, 1 vote (1.9%)
Older Windows or DOS
 
5.3% of users, 5 votes (9.3%)
Mac OS X
 
8.4% of users, 8 votes (14.8%)
Older Mac OS   0.0% of users, 0 votes (0.0%)
Linux
 
15.8% of users, 15 votes (27.8%)
Other Unix-based OS
 
2.1% of users, 2 votes (3.7%)
Other OS
 
1.1% of users, 1 vote (1.9%)
Multi-voting is enabled. 54 users have voted.

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Posted on 12-04-09 11:31:02 AM Link | Quote
What operating system(s) do you use on computers that you use often? Emulators like DOSBox don't count, nor do OSes on computers that languish inside the closet/basement or whatever.

As for me, I use Windows 7 It came with my new laptop and I like it so far, although I've changed a few settings like the taskbar (I prefer its older style).
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Posted on 12-04-09 11:42:34 AM Link | Quote
I use Windows 7. Previously, I used Vista (on this laptop and my previous one,) Windows XP on the family computer (the iNEXT, a silver and black box that had faulty USB ports and wirings, and currently the same (style) box but with working USB ports and On/standby light. All were named SILVER.) And Windows 98 SE on our first machine, an NEC.

I use Fedora Core 11 and Windows Server 2003 in VBox for class.
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Posted on 12-04-09 11:43:57 AM Link | Quote
Vista. I think it's the better version of it.

I think the older computer and laptops are on XP.
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Posted on 12-04-09 01:47:04 PM Link | Quote
Primarily Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard.

Secondarily, Windows 7 Professional x64.

In virtual machines I run Windows XP Home SP3 if needed.

A distant fourth would be any distribution of Linux. I am not an incredibly savvy Linux user and I don't really need to use it, though it does have a lot of potential as userfriendliness keeps increasing. But it's a ways off before it's grandparent-ready.

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Posted on 12-04-09 01:54:17 PM Link | Quote
I have XP on almost all of the time, even though I installed Debian Linux beginning of summer vacation '08.

It's just confusing for me. And once I get confused, I get headaches. And once I get headaches, fuck it all, I can't concentrate and just gives up.
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Posted on 12-04-09 01:56:13 PM Link | Quote
Vista business. Works like a charm, too.
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Posted on 12-04-09 02:04:27 PM Link | Quote
- Windows XP Professional SP3 here (and Windows 7 RC1 on a dual boot but I don't use it enough to count )
- Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 at work (but not really by choice )


I'm still planning to stay on XP until there's enough of a reason for me to upgrade to Windows 7 (if it's still the latest by then), like how I was about a year late for SP2 and SP3 ... I'd probably still be on SP2 if I didn't get this computer with SP3 already installed
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Posted on 12-04-09 02:12:49 PM (last edited by Onyx at 12-04-09 02:13 PM) Link | Quote
Windows 7 x86 across the board. XP just feels awkward as hell to me now.

I did give the 64-bit version a try but WHOOPS CORRUPTED ITSELF
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I do screw around in Linux sometimes, though.

e: hey how the hell did I post that early
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Posted on 12-04-09 04:16:43 PM Link | Quote
Windows XP x64.

Actually Windows Server 2003 in disguise.

It's so confusing, few drivers work and it's unstable.

But... uh.. 64-bits! Yay!
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Posted on 12-04-09 05:36:24 PM Link | Quote
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit now, but I've also used the following in the past:

- Mac System 7.5.x/7.6.x (1993~1998)
- Windows 95 (1998~2001)
- Windows 98SE (2001~2006)
- Windows 2000 Pro (short time in 2006)
- Windows XP Home SP2 (2006~2007)
- Mac OS X 10.4.x~10.5.x (2007~2009)
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Posted on 12-04-09 05:56:26 PM Link | Quote
As for OSes I've used on my computers:

Kernal/Commodore BASIC, GEOS (C64)
DOS 2.11 (Tandy 1000)
DOS 5, 6
Windows 3.1, 95, 98, XP, Vista, 7
Various Linuxes (Red Hat, PCLinuxOS Mandriva, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE)

OSes I've used at school and other places:
Mac OS (unknown version, circa 1996)
Windows 2000
Fedora Linux
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Posted on 12-04-09 08:49:50 PM Link | Quote
My home desktop PC runs Windows XP SP3. My miserable laptop runs OS X 10.5 with a virtual machine of an identical clone of my home PC. I have the virtual machine running 95% of the time that my laptop is in use.
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Posted on 12-04-09 11:04:10 PM Link | Quote
The computers I use regularly all have Windows XP, but I have on occasion used:

Windows (2000, ME, 98, 95, 3.1)
MS-DOS
Mac OS X
Linux (Debian, Gentoo, Fedora, ...)
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Posted on 12-05-09 12:29:13 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Peardian
My home desktop PC runs Windows XP SP3. My miserable laptop runs OS X 10.5 with a virtual machine of an identical clone of my home PC. I have the virtual machine running 95% of the time that my laptop is in use.

If you didn't want a Mac you shouldn't have bought one.
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Posted on 12-05-09 12:42:26 AM Link | Quote
Windows XP Home Edition. SP2, I think. I should probably upgrade to SP3 or something, but

Actually, I should probably upgrade to 7 or something, but my computer would choke. And $$$
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Posted on 12-05-09 01:04:38 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by hydrapheetz
Originally posted by Peardian
My home desktop PC runs Windows XP SP3. My miserable laptop runs OS X 10.5 with a virtual machine of an identical clone of my home PC. I have the virtual machine running 95% of the time that my laptop is in use.

If you didn't want a Mac you shouldn't have bought one.

I was compelled to get a Mac by the campus computer store because it was supposedly vital for my major. (Hint: the university has a contract with Apple.) I believed them because I didn't know any better.
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Posted on 12-05-09 01:26:07 AM Link | Quote
Older ones I've had before:

- MacOS 7.0.1 (1992-1998)
- Windows 95 OSR2 (1997-2000)
- Windows 98 SE (2000-2001)
- Windows 2000 (2001-2002)
Then Windows XP since 2002 (SP1 in late 2002, SP2 in 2005, SP3 this year)


If you're counting virtual machines as well, I have Windows 3.11, 95, NT 4, 2000, XP, Vista and 7 RC1 (most of them shrunk to their bare bootable minimum, as you could tell), and MacOS 7.5.3 and 9.0.4
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Posted on 12-05-09 01:26:39 AM Link | Quote
I'd personally have gone with a Windows laptop anyway.

If it was a college that practically fellates Apple (I've heard of one that makes you install TONS of crapware on a Windows computer, and you're practically mocked if you have one) I just wouldn't go, though. Not having a choice is awful.
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Posted on 12-05-09 02:23:14 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Peardian
I was compelled to get a Mac by the campus computer store because it was supposedly vital for my major. (Hint: the university has a contract with Apple.) I believed them because I didn't know any better.


Why don't you just install boot camp and take most of the space from OSX?

Anyways, I run Win XP SP3/Gentoo Linux on my work laptop, and Gentoo Linux on my web server, and Windows XP SP3 on my desktop that I am waiting to install Windows 7 on.
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