1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

What operating system are you using?

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by Zenze, May 27, 2010.

?

What operating system do you use at home?

Poll closed Jun 16, 2010.
  1. Linux/Unix

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
  2. Windows

    42 vote(s)
    47.2%
  3. OS X/Mac

    7 vote(s)
    7.9%
  4. Combination (specify)

    27 vote(s)
    30.3%
  1. Zenze

    Zenze Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Apr 17, 2010
    210
    10
    38
    I use linux on most of my machines. Ubuntu on my main, Fedora on my file server, and random stuff on others. One box is dual booting win7 just for the occasional gaming and I used to use it to manage my iPod. What do you guys use at home?
     

    Advertisement

  2. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member
    128

    Apr 18, 2010
    1,005
    62
    128
    The latest Mac OS on my desktop and laptop, plus each run a VMWare entree into Windows 7.
     
  3. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member
    333

    Jan 20, 2010
    3,035
    2,307
    333
    I wear many hats
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Primary OS is Windows 7. I also have Ubuntu 10.04 dual booted for when I need to do some development work.
     
  4. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    As of now I'm only using Windows 7. On my old laptop I dual-booted XP and Ubuntu.
     
  5. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
    823

    Nov 28, 2009
    11,820
    4,751
    823
    Primary = Windows 7
    Secondary = Ubuntu
     
  6. Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
     
  7. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire
    353

    Oct 16, 2009
    6,538
    1,761
    353
    Male
    EUSA
    Long Island, NY
    Windows Vista Ultimate x64
     
  8. sontaikle

    sontaikle Well-Known Member
    43

    May 3, 2010
    209
    25
    43
    Student, Web Designer, Teacher
    New York
    I use multiple OSes.

    My main computer, a MacBook uses Leopard, my PC laptop (which I use for gaming) has Windows XP. The desktop in my house has Windows 7.

    At work I use a desktop with Windows XP.
     
  9. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer
    143

    Jan 11, 2010
    1,617
    243
    143
    Driver
    W Midlands, UK
    At home purely GNU/Linux, mainly Ubuntu 10.04.
    At work MS Windows XP.
     
  10. Zenze

    Zenze Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    38

    Apr 17, 2010
    210
    10
    38
    I'm glad to see some other linux users on here :D
     
  11. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member
    163

    Oct 28, 2009
    1,362
    115
    163
    Washington, DC area
    I have 3 windows machines running Vista or Windows 7 and one EEE PC running Xandros Linux.
     
  12. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 14, 2009
    1,235
    149
    163
    Sr. Systems Administrator
    St. Louis
    My laptop = Win 7 Ultimate
    Wifes Laptop = Win 7 Premium
    Old laptop = Ubuntu 10.04
    Other old laptop = XP Media Center
    Server = Server 2k8 Ent R2
    SAN = Openfiler
     
  13. ukn0wnscaa

    ukn0wnscaa New Member
    25

    May 28, 2010
    4
    0
    25
    Student.
    Northern VA
    Personally I have two machines I put windows 7 on. My next computer is going back to Ubuntu though. I honestly loved Ubuntu but last time I installed it I had problems with flash so I had to go back to windows for school. When I finally get a new computer ill throw Ubuntu on it and get to using that again.

    Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
     
  14. 8andsand

    8andsand Well-Known Member
    58

    Dec 24, 2009
    114
    13
    58
    Georgia
    I have a notebook, netbook, desktop and htpc all running Linux Mint 8.
     
  15. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member
    163

    Jan 1, 2010
    1,516
    149
    163
    Awsome-o
    Birmingham, MI
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
     
  16. apt415

    apt415 New Member
    25

    May 25, 2010
    2
    0
    25
    On my main desktop system I am running GNU/Linux. It works for me. Its simple and does everything that I need it to do.
     
  17. custangro

    custangro Well-Known Member
    16

    May 12, 2010
    54
    3
    16
    Linux on my laptop (LinuxMint)
    Windows on my desktop (Windows 7)
    iMac for work (running OS 10.6)
    Solaris on my servers (Solaris 10)

    ...you can say I am a geek :)

    -C
     
  18. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday
    333

    Apr 8, 2010
    5,364
    1,055
    333
    NYU Student & Real Estate Agent
    Manhattan, NY
    Windows 7 :) This OS is really solid and visually very pleasing. My favorite feature: Making pages instantly become half the screen. It's very helpful for school.
     
  19. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member
    333

    Jan 20, 2010
    3,035
    2,307
    333
    I wear many hats
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I agree. Microsoft finally built a stable, fast OS.
     
  20. sontaikle

    sontaikle Well-Known Member
    43

    May 3, 2010
    209
    25
    43
    Student, Web Designer, Teacher
    New York
    THIS. I'm so angry I didn't buy an extra copy of Windows 7 during the student pricing for my laptop :( It's stuck with XP now.

    I wish I had the half page feature on my XP laptop and my MacBook.
     
  21. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday
    333

    Apr 8, 2010
    5,364
    1,055
    333
    NYU Student & Real Estate Agent
    Manhattan, NY
    I was fortunately able to get one copy of Windows 7 for $10 and 1 month before official release for my notebook. They only allowed one per student though. You should check with your school to see if they have a special discounted price for students. I know my school has some kind of deal with Microsoft and we get a lot of stuff either very cheap or free.

    I used to be anal about having two of my pages as close to half the screen as possible, hehe. I would actually spend a decent amount of time reducing the page and then trying to resize it perfectly. It was very annoying.

    I've been very lucky to not have any problems with Windows ever since my first XP desktop. VERY lucky. I had 4 problems with Apple's computers. In general, I've been lucky with my tech products... now I cursed myself...
     
  22. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member
    113

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    I primarily use OS X, but I do have Ubuntu and should be getting Windows 7 soon :)
     
  23. Peter Dark

    Peter Dark New Member
    5

    May 21, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    Main O/S is ubuntu 10.4 game dule boots win7- and unbuntu netbooks use ubuntu netbook edtion laptops boots apple os file server use cobolt unix and the table uses android :) a strange mix im shure but each fits the job fine :)
     
  24. vbetts

    vbetts Well-Known Member
    58

    Mar 24, 2010
    263
    19
    58
    Windows 7. I'd put osx86 on my machine, but my games won't work in it...
     
  25. master darko

    master darko Active Member
    36

    Feb 14, 2010
    39
    1
    36
    Adelaide, Australia
    PC: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04
    Laptop: Windows 7

    Sent from my Galaxy using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

Loading...