Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 979 times:
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.
Ralgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 959 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.
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 886 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.
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 876 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.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 863 times:
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.