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What OS do you use?

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Tom, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. VISTA

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  2. XP

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  3. MAC

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. ME

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 98

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. 95

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 3.1

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  8. Linux

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. DOS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other - Comment

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    What Operating System are you using?
     
  2. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I'm NOT having problems with Vista
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    At the house & office it's all XP. I was using Vista on the laptop but our VPN software was not compatible with it at the time so I had to switch it back to XP as well.
     
  4. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    Desktop : XP Pro SP3(rc1) due to being a gaming machine necessary for the Project Reality mod I work on (for EA's BF2) AM2 6000+, 2gigs pc6400, x1950pro

    Laptop : came with Vista Home Basic. Lasted 10 days before I got frustrated at slowness and installed XP Pro SP2 and now it is 60% faster (Dell Inspiron 1520, celeron M 1.86ghz, 1gig ram, onboard graphics)
     
  5. Black Mathias

    Black Mathias Twisted Mentat

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    XP here, though I'd like to learn Linux.
     
  6. aarathi

    aarathi Scout

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    I use Windows XP. There is no complaint in using this. This is very user friendly operating system.
     
  7. Black Mathias

    Black Mathias Twisted Mentat

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    I'd like to know what OS the Borg use. I'd like to use that.
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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  9. angelamia

    angelamia Scout

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    looks like XP is a winner
     
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I just realized.... OK, who voted for Windows 3.1! :eek:
     
  11. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    LOL, I saw that and figured it was you Kevin. It must be some high-tech guru that can get 3.1 to work with the internet. We have a God Guru Techie among us, eh?
     
  12. sreeja

    sreeja Scout

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    I use XP operating system.
     
  13. BadWolf

    BadWolf Cadet

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    I've used Windows Xp most of my life.
    Recently had a laptop with Windows Media Center Edition 2005...absolutely love it!;)
     
  14. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Media Center on a laptop? A lot of movie watching or was there some other advantage to running Media Center on a laptop versus XP?





    PS: BadWolf... Dr. Who fan? :)
     
  15. Mojo

    Mojo Rocket Ranger

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    I'm using Vista Business... when I bought a new HP laptop, they pretty much only posted drivers for Vista, so I was sort of stuck with the OS.

    I've gotten used to it, but... I still resent my OS taking up so much of my system resources.

    ... grumble, grumble...
     
  16. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    Okay, I've shifted since the poll. My gaming box still has XP on it as that's where the games my kids play are at.

    I have a laptop I use for general browing/IM/schoolwork, but after I got hit by that annoying XPantiviruspro2010 malware (is the new variant called XPdefender?) I had to reinstall and that's when I tried Ubuntu, had a load of problems with flash video and a girl I know directed me to Linux Mint 7 which comes all equipped on a basic install. It was problematic with full screen flash video (tv catchup sites sucked) and shortly Linux Mint 8 came out coinciding with a new Flash build and I was all sorted.

    In two weeks the next version of Ubuntu comes out. A couple of weeks later hopefully Mint 9 will come out (it's a community version of Ubuntu) and then we will see drastic improvements and apart from gaming and video editing, it will be a Windows beater. We're going to be looking at 10 second boot times from after the BIOS screens and OS identification part of boot up. It is 99.9% secure right now as virus/malware writers aren't aiming their software at Linux. and the system of program installation means that anything trying to install will popup messages asking you to do something.

    Virtually all software for Linux is free and if you always use the built in software program to install stuff from the Ubuntu led repositories, there is virtually no chance you'll get anything nasty. You won't have access to the latest builds of software, but you get a very family friendly secure system. No windows registry either so unlikely your OS will corrupt (XP users will nod their heads here at 6 monthly installs when their OS starts slowing down) and whlst Ubuntu generally needs a modern computer to run on (my laptop is a celeron 1.86ghz, 1gig ram, onboard graphics) you end up with an OS that runs faster than Windows. Although I can't turn the desktop effects on or I start to slow down (most effects are pretty but have no serious day to day function tbh)

    The desktop for Ubuntu is running Gnome 2. You need to know that Gnome 3 will be a radical change from the 2D desktops we currently use. You can read up on it if you look online. We don't think the new OS from M$ will be like we've seen either. They know they are reaching a turning point, but Ubuntu will get there first.
     
  17. Crushcraft

    Crushcraft Ensign

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    USA
    Where is Windows 7 option on the Poll?
     
  18. Crushcraft

    Crushcraft Ensign

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    I use Windows 7...uh am I the only one?:confused:
     
  19. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    This now needs updated to include Windows 7.

    BTW. Still using Vista and Still having no troubles
     
  20. ProClerk

    ProClerk Scout

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    Location:
    New York
    Rightnow I am using Windows XP, but gonna switch on Windows 7 soon, heard much great about this window!
     

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