flyf15
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Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:53 am

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.
 
MaxPowers
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:54 am

I use Suse Linux as well as Windows 2000 professional.

 
aloges
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:00 am

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.
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bobrayner
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:09 am

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

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Qb001
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:48 am

I have a dual boot. I use Windows XP Pro to play and to surf the net. I use Linux for serious work.
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Ralgha
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:49 am

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.

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flyf15
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:10 am

Wow, so many Linux users....I thought I'd be the only one.
 
av8rphx
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:49 pm

OpenBSD and Solaris for servers, Win2k for my desktop.
 
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:58 pm

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kimmykun
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:29 pm

Windows 98 SE... My computer's too slow (450 Mhz) to run anything newer at the speed that it does Windows 98.
 
SIA fan
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:57 pm

Mac OS 10.2.6 (home)
Windows 2000 NT (school)
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aloges
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RE: Operating Systems?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:08 pm

As for Linux, could any of you users recommend an easy-to-use GUI to little Windumb-spoilt me?
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dan2002
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:54 am

Windows 98SE at home but im tryin to upgrade to ME because XP it too expensive for me!
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:15 am










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KROC
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:16 am

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

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Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:21 am



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milemaster
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:23 am

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.

 
goingboeing
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:30 am

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

However the one where the "real" business is done is running OS/400.
 
AWspicious
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:02 am

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.

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Klaus
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:58 am

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
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:43 am

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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AWspicious
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RE: Operating Systems?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:08 pm

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

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


My point exactly.

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hawaiian717
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RE: Operating Systems?

Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:57 am

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.

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wardialer
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OS

Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:53 am

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

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