What operating system do you use?


What OS do you use on your pc/laptop/netbook/whatever

  1. Linux

    19.7%
  2. Max OSX

    11.8%
  3. Windows

    65.8%
  4. Other (eh?)

    2.6%

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  1. TateWatkins

    TateWatkins Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    As per the title...and why?

    I mainly use windows as i keep trying Linux and while i really like it there are parts i am waiting to mature some more until i fully use it.
    I also hate how people say there are no games for Linux, there are a huge amount of games for it.

    But yeah Windows XP for the moment.
     

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  2. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

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    Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop on my work and home computers, with XP Pro virtualized for what I need it for at work, and for the hell of it at home. Ubuntu's server edition on my 'server' computer.

    Have you checked it out? Pretty darn mature ;)

    Does of course, as with any Linux distro, require some amount of dedication/patience though.
     
  3. TateWatkins

    TateWatkins Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ubunutu is usually my distro of choice, but pulseaudio annoyed the crap out of me, it was in no way better for me (scrolling in firefox made music stutter and stop, although in kubuntu it didn't so it's a gnome thing).

    So yes i have tried it ;)

    Fedora used to be my choice but ubuntu came out and i liked the friendlyness more, Fedora has come a long way since then though (my wireless even works flawlessly in the Fedora 10 test wooo!).
     
  4. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

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    You only allowed one answer per person.

    I have a few vista machines, and a G1G1 OLPC laptop running linux. I also have an old PC that now runs nicely on Ubuntu. I answered Windows.
     
  5. TateWatkins

    TateWatkins Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well i wanted an answer of what people mainly use hence the one option :).
     
  6. foo

    foo Well-Known Member

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    I run Ubuntu at work & at home too.

    I also run Slackware & BSD for my server related things at home.
     
  7. roddoyle55

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    XP pro/server 2008 at work,XP media ctr home desktop,Vista Home Prem laptop
     
  8. foo

    foo Well-Known Member

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    How do you like server 2oo8? I've heard some good things about it...
     
  9. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

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    I think this survey is a little "warped" in that, if you like android you probably passed on the iPhone for any number of reasons, and if you passed on the iPhone you probably aren't a mac fanboy and likely don't use Apple OS. Android's current nature is "geekdom" and for that we will see more linux than normal.

    So while it is ok to have the survey, the outcome shouldn't be a big surprise.
     
  10. TateWatkins

    TateWatkins Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think it's a perfectly fine mini poll to do.

    I know many, many people who really want the iphone and use windows.

    I know many many people who want the G1 and use windows.

    And i mainly did this to just generally see what people use, why they use it and if it is linux/other then what distro etc.
     
  11. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

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    With only 10 replies, a tiny sample, the distribution of answers was not surprising was my only point. I was just reading and thinking of "typical" android users and that's why I mentioned it.

    So warped meant to me, that the pool of people would likely be biased away from Apple.

    As for knowing someone who uses x and y and sometimes z, sure I think we all do. Apple clearly recognized the growth of their market (iPod and iPhone) lay in working WITH other OS'es.
     
  12. TateWatkins

    TateWatkins Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It doesn't matter how small the poll is/stays i put it here to generate conversation and as i already explained to see what people on this forum use.

    And you still haven't explained your choice if you answered it :D
     
  13. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree conversation is good. And I like reading the answers too.

    My answer was post #4 above. :)
     
  14. Rob

    Rob I'm tellin' mommy on you! Administrator

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    I admit to Windows XP. I've been using it for like 20 years and to be honest, just don't have the time/desire to relearn an entirely new operating system. The small, little things add up and it becomes frustrating to learn completely new.

    I actually like Windows XP for the most part but dread Vista. I'm wondering how Windows 7 will fare. We'll see...
     
  15. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

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    Not to hijack this thread, but I used Win2K for the longest time and it was just fine, and I agree you get used to an OS. I jumped XP (skipped over it and have never used it) for vista about 1.5 years ago and have had a great experience. I suggest sticking with XP if it works, and when you finally "need" to move you do it.
     
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    2 saturdays ago my company upgraded to server 2008 from 2003. We use an MS Access based program written in Visual Basic with links to map point/gps. Many compatibility issues,program slowed to a crawl and wont work with Map Point 2009,our it dept has not yet figured out the fix,imagine clicking on something and waiting 10 seconds before it highlights!!
     
  17. johnkzin

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    Mac OS X on my primary machines (work and home desktops), and I also have Ubuntu-UMPC installed on my Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium... and will soon have a Raon Everun Digital Note with Ubuntu on it.
     
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    *SIGH* I'M STILL AN XP USER. I LIKE XP. YEAH I'M OLD! :p
     
  19. HCSC

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    I vote for Windows because this is my first OS and for me is sufficient.
     
  20. p_quarles

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    I use Debian (Linux) as my main OS, though I wind up using Windows much of the time as well.
     
  21. phin1ght

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    I use Mandriva 2k9 on my main box, and a Debian base system on my two servers.
     
  22. richy240

    richy240 Well-Known Member

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    I've been saying this for 8 years.

    I use Windows because (a) I don't pay for software anyway (and no, I don't steal it), (b) it just works (you can't deny this anymore, generally speaking), (c) Linux still isn't quite there (still?!?), and (d) Mac OS X sucks ass.
     
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    Ubuntu, Vanilla Debian, and BSD at home (work, same thing).
     
  24. Cryptic79

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    XP Pro, Vista Home Premium, and Server 2k3.

    I've played with Server 2k8, as well.
     
  25. richy240

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    Yep, I'm running Server 2k8 on my laptop (and a bunch of servers too :p ) and I LOVE it. It's as fast or faster than XP, but it looks and feels like Vista. Nice combination. Can't wait for Windows 7.
     

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