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which o/s do you use

Windows (any version)
- 30 (66.7%)
Linux (any distro or version)
- 7 (15.6%)
Unix (includes things like solaris)
- 0 (0%)
Mac O/s (any of them)
- 8 (17.8%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Voting closed: 26 Aug 2006, 09:09


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dizzy

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« on: 26 Aug 2006, 09:09 »

according to sources i can't remember the name of, windows has over 90% of the personal o/s market, do the users of this forum show that too.
anyway, plz vote in this poll so i can get an idea of the reality of that statistic.
im doing this on other newsgroups too.
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« Reply #1 on: 26 Aug 2006, 09:22 »

Windows because it's what came installed on my laptop, and I'm waaaay too lazy to learn anything else
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« Reply #2 on: 26 Aug 2006, 18:11 »

Windows XP Professional. My laptop came with Home Edition, so I wiped it and installed Professional.
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« Reply #3 on: 26 Aug 2006, 19:04 »

I run 'em all.  Windows XP pro and Fedora Core 4 on my PC, MacOS on various macs, ranging from the original to a PM 6400, and solaris on my Sparc 5.

Why yes, I am a geek.

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BTW...  I voted linux, just because I felt like it... I use them all pretty much equally.
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« Reply #4 on: 26 Aug 2006, 19:16 »

I dual boot XP home and Ubuntu 6.06 on this computer and I have a server running Ubuntu 6.06.
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« Reply #5 on: 26 Aug 2006, 19:44 »

Win Xp Home on my good computer (good is a relative term, it actually is not that good), and Ubuntu 6.06 on my shitty one.
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« Reply #6 on: 27 Aug 2006, 03:15 »

Quote from: flag of fire
I run 'em all.


I see no BSD, RISC OS, z/OS, etc.
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Alegis

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« Reply #7 on: 27 Aug 2006, 05:48 »

XP on this machine, and latest vista build soon on my new 64 bit desktop.
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« Reply #8 on: 28 Aug 2006, 07:54 »

Why would you want to run Vista?
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« Reply #9 on: 28 Aug 2006, 10:05 »

If you're going to break off OS X as a varient of Unix, you should probably break off Solaris, HP-UX, BSD, and others.  Though I guess it's different enough

Anyway, Mac OS X is my primary system, running on my Powerbook, and I have a Compaq running Ubuntu.  As soon as I get a MacPro I'm going to install a second hard drive and run both OS X and XP.
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Luke

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« Reply #10 on: 28 Aug 2006, 10:46 »

XP on one, 2000 on the other. I'm limited on resources (money & time) so I don't really have a say in the matter.
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nihilist

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« Reply #11 on: 28 Aug 2006, 11:37 »

XP on my workstation and laptop, 2000 at work (not by choice), a variety of Linux distros for firewalls/servers, and a few Windows 2003 servers.
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« Reply #12 on: 28 Aug 2006, 11:38 »

Dual booting OSX systems (10.4/10.5 prerelease). In the past I've attempted to run such combinations as OSX/BeOS, OSX/Ubuntu, and OSX/YellowDog.
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« Reply #13 on: 28 Aug 2006, 12:58 »

Right now I'm running xp professional edition on my main computer.  However I have two towers that I would like to get running soon (still need a few parts) and I'll probably try out different operating systems on them.
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« Reply #14 on: 28 Aug 2006, 15:23 »

Windows XP on my gaming rig, and Mac on my iBook.
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« Reply #15 on: 28 Aug 2006, 21:50 »

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I run 'em all.


I see no BSD, RISC OS, z/OS, etc.


All of the options presented...  

But, I have, booted NetBSD on one of my macs.  It's not currently installed, however.

So, yea.  You know what I mean.

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« Reply #16 on: 28 Aug 2006, 22:44 »

Iím a Windows guy myself, but Iíve reached the milestone of my IT education where they start forcing *nix down my throat. Iíve avoided it up to this point cause Iím fucking stubborn.
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Linds

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« Reply #17 on: 29 Aug 2006, 08:10 »

Mac os x.

I kinda want a pc to try ubuntu on, to see if it's worth all the hype I hear.
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« Reply #18 on: 29 Aug 2006, 23:01 »

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Mac os x.

I kinda want a pc to try ubuntu on, to see if it's worth all the hype I hear.


Run it on your mac :) works fine.
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« Reply #19 on: 30 Aug 2006, 00:24 »

You can get Live CDs which enable you to run Linux directly from the disc, without it ever having to touch the hard drive (though you can install it later if you decide to).

Ubuntu is available
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XeroXer

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« Reply #20 on: 30 Aug 2006, 08:36 »

Well I chose Windows because that's what I'm running on my main computer.
Windows XP + Blackbox

My laptop on the other hand uses Ubuntu.
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Alegis

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« Reply #21 on: 30 Aug 2006, 09:47 »

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Why would you want to run Vista?

Because I like vista and the latest build is pretty sweet.

Oh yes, and being MS beta tester.
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nihilist

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« Reply #22 on: 30 Aug 2006, 14:01 »

I  have the pre-RC1 build on me laptop, and it is pretty spanky.
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AdamIsConceited

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« Reply #23 on: 24 Sep 2006, 08:27 »

Ubuntu
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« Reply #24 on: 24 Sep 2006, 08:54 »

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Iím a Windows guy myself, but Iíve reached the milestone of my IT education where they start forcing *nix down my throat. Iíve avoided it up to this point cause Iím fucking stubborn.


I was like you until first year uni.

Now I use Windows for gaming, and that's it. Linux is just so much better at everything else I do.
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Walrus

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« Reply #25 on: 26 Sep 2006, 15:57 »

Windows 2000, but next reformat, I'm moving to Linux, to see how well it can run windows games. =P
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Re: What O/S do you run
« Reply #26 on: 27 Sep 2006, 07:11 »

I've been meaning to backup all my important stuffs onto external hdd and switch to ubuntu, but I'm too comfy on windows (despite its shortcomings).
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« Reply #27 on: 27 Sep 2006, 11:56 »

Im happy with XP tbh. The problems I have with my PC these days are the state of my hardware not the OS.
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Re: What O/S do you run
« Reply #28 on: 28 Sep 2006, 05:13 »

I run XP at the moment and it's doing fine.  The only problems I've experienced recently have been hardware-related
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mrtuesday42

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« Reply #29 on: 29 Sep 2006, 14:43 »

running xp pro on my gaming rig(s)
dual booting xubuntu and auditor on an ibm 390e w/ 333mhz and 169 mb ram...w00t...i is l33t
other laptop might put BSD on...how well does that work?

dont try playin windows games on linux...its not worth the effort...trust me...only some of the new games offer linux source and cedega is $$ and wine doesnt work worth sh*t...i did a lot of research  :-D
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« Reply #30 on: 29 Sep 2006, 15:15 »

I just upgraded to Dapper Drake over the interwebs.  :mrgreen:

I also took the opportunity to upgrade my gaim to 2.0.0beta3 courtesy of Automatix  :-D
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The Cosmic Fool

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« Reply #31 on: 01 Oct 2006, 14:21 »

Windows XP Professional SP2.

And as soon as Linux supports games, I'll be switching over. (Long wait, I know.)
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esp10nage

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« Reply #32 on: 01 Oct 2006, 14:40 »

Windows XP with the litestep shell - which I highly recommend.   www.litestep.net  One day I will climb up that learning curve for linux the way things seem to be going with OS's.  I also don't know if my laptop's special feaures would be compatible.
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Insanit

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« Reply #33 on: 01 Oct 2006, 20:07 »

I still run windows 98.  I having trouble with the new one I'm building :cry:.
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jimib

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« Reply #34 on: 01 Oct 2006, 22:41 »

XP on my PC, and Mac OS 10.4 on my Macbook Pro.
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Alegis

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« Reply #35 on: 02 Oct 2006, 03:51 »

woppa, Vista build 5600. Downloading "5728.16387" right now.
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mrtuesday42

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« Reply #36 on: 02 Oct 2006, 13:12 »

how is the vista beta thing? i thought about it...but i dont have a dvd-burner and the two computers that would run it id like to keep stable...but how is it? are they using aero yet? hooray for questions.
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nihilist

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« Reply #37 on: 02 Oct 2006, 13:23 »

I'm tempted to run it on my laptop, since it seems to have much nicer wireless support, but I won't get the nice Glass effects.  Stupid old shitty ATI mobility.  And I refuse to upgrade my workstation, because I need a stable workstation.
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mrtuesday42

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« Reply #38 on: 03 Oct 2006, 14:47 »

pretty much the same idea for me...must-not-crash-gaming-pc...but i have an extra laptop i can tinker with...and by extra i mean the backlight doesnt work :-D
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Re: What O/S do you run
« Reply #39 on: 27 Oct 2006, 09:52 »

Desktop: Windows XP Professional
TabletPC: Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Server 1: Ubuntu 6.06
Server 2: Windows XP (usese media connect)
Server 3: FreeNAS (based off FreeBSD)
Router: m0n0wall (based off FreeBSD)

And yes I use XP Pro for it's actual "Pro" features, like domain joining, remote desktop, group policy, etc.

Unlike some people, I actually have a reason instead of "XP Home must suck so i use Pro!"

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« Reply #40 on: 27 Oct 2006, 13:32 »

Work: XP Pro :(
Home: Dual boot, Fedora Core 6 (Linux) / Windows XP (for gaming)
Server: Gentoo 2006 R0 (Linux)
Laptop: Dual Boot, OSX and Fedora Core 6
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« Reply #41 on: 27 Oct 2006, 21:55 »

Work: 2000 (ohgod ohgod)
Home workstation: XP Pro
Laptop: XP Pro
Servers 1 through 5: Gentoo
Server 6: Windows 2003

C'est tout.
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