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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Hey Guys

I'm curious as to what operating systems you all use...I expect windows to be most popular, followed by mac. But, theres a lot of other stuff out there too. Also, what do you mainly do with it, and what do you think of it?

I'm typing this from Mozilla in Red Hat Linux v9.0.

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User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 959 times:

I use Suse Linux as well as Windows 2000 professional.



User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8701 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 958 times:

I'm using Windows XP Professional and I'm very happy with it. Stable, fast and smooth enough for me - I don't miss a thing.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Mostly, I use XP pro at home, and 2k at work.

Linux is only free if your time has no value  Smile




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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 943 times:

I have a dual boot. I use Windows XP Pro to play and to surf the net. I use Linux for serious work.


Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 943 times:

Linux Mandrake 9.1 usually. WinXP Pro for games.

Linux is only free if your time has no value

Mandrake 9.1 takes about 2x longer to install than WinXP Pro. Why? Because when it's done, you have nearly every program you need to start using it productively right away. This includes web browser, email client, office suite, and IM for just about every IM system.

You don't need to do much config at all during install. It autodetects and configures most hardware.

9.1 usually works with no problems right out of the box, and like I said earlier, you don't need to waste the rest of the week installing other programs after the OS is installed.

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 942 times:

Wow, so many Linux users....I thought I'd be the only one.

User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 920 times:

OpenBSD and Solaris for servers, Win2k for my desktop.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Typing this from Opera in Win XP Pro.
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User currently offlineKimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Windows 98 SE... My computer's too slow (450 Mhz) to run anything newer at the speed that it does Windows 98.

User currently offlineSIA Fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Mac OS 10.2.6 (home)
Windows 2000 NT (school)



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8701 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 903 times:

As for Linux, could any of you users recommend an easy-to-use GUI to little Windumb-spoilt me?


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 890 times:

Windows 98SE at home but im tryin to upgrade to ME because XP it too expensive for me!


A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 884 times:










B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 883 times:

I'm always operating my 'system'. Thing is, the hard drive is no where near big enough, there is not enough memory, and it 'crashes' way to quick after being started up.  Sad

Signed, Dan2002


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 881 times:



B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 870 times:

Your typical windows user isn't going to respond to this thread. It's all the Linux & the assorted Unix flavors that will respond to sound smart, cool & different. It's what many live for on internet forums to accomplish.



User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 865 times:

At home - Windows XP Professional.
On the desktop at work, ditto.

However the one where the "real" business is done is running OS/400.


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 860 times:

The king of re-formatting, here. I've re-formatted my hard drive about 4 times already this year. Win XP Pro (2x); Win ME (sucks); Win 98 (better than ME).
Of the three, XP Pro seem to run the best. However, if you have older peripherals (printers; scanners; etc.), the XP drivers may not support all the features, and/or, the original drivers may not function in XP.
ME sucks. Not more to add to that observation. I would advise Dan2002 to stick with his Win '98. He'll have less problems than if he switched (upgrades???) to ME. I've heard ME stands for Many Errors. It's so true!
Win 98SE is not bad. Perhaps, if you've been running it for a while you should consider re-formatting the hard drive. This will help you eliminate a lot of crap you've probably picked-up over time. Install only the currently relevant stuff. You'll notice a nice improvement, I'm sure.

A.W.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 853 times:

MacOS 9 / MacOS X.

Windows (rarely used for customer work) remains restricted to a closed emulator box with internet access switched off. Always a relief to shut it down and return to real work...  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 847 times:
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Seems like i'm the only one using Windows ME, don't know why, wanted to install Win 2000 instead installed ME 2 years ago and still using it. Still typical Microsoft though, plenty of "blue screen of death" errors and mysterious system errors.

Makes me want to chuck the computer out the window.



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User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 835 times:

"......plenty of "blue screen of death" errors and mysterious system errors.

Makes me want to chuck the computer out the window."


My point exactly.

a.w.


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 805 times:

Mac OS X 10.2 on the desktop - I'm waiting to get my broadband back before updating futher, it's no fun to do over dialup.
Mac OS 9.1 on the laptop.

David / HNL


User currently offlineWardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 804 times:

Im using WinXP Home ED, But I would REALLY REALLY preferr Linux, esp, Mandrake version. Its stable, and virus proof!!!!

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