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View Poll Results: What operating system(s) do you have on your computer?
MacOS 21 22.58%
Windows 49 52.69%
Linux 19 20.43%
Chrome 4 4.30%
Free BSD 0 0%
other Unix based 0 0%
KERNAL 0 0%
other 0 0%
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#1 Old 02-27-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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We're a split household...a couple of Macs and a couple of others with some crazy thing called "L i n u x".



How bout y'all?

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#2 Old 02-27-2010, 05:50 PM
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Windows Vista. I know, I know, it's the object of much derision, but I must have a miracle copy on my system because it has really served me very well with no issues.

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I have never used Mac.



Used Linux for close to 10 years starting with Slackware 3.0 in about 1996.



Microsoft user now. I have Vista on both my computers.
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#4 Old 02-27-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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What caused you to switch to Windows? Was it Vista particularly?

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#5 Old 02-27-2010, 06:35 PM
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Windows user here.
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What caused you to switch to Windows? Was it Vista particularly?



I actually switched to Windows because I had software for a course that I could not get to work with Linux. I decided that I would use Windows for the duration of the course and then switch back (edit: I am sure any Linux users are wondering why I didn't run both on the same system, but putting Windows on, of course required any other OS to be whiped off, and I figured that the Windows experiment would be short lived enough that there was no sense partitioning to add a second OS after installing Windows). But I never got around to it. Then I bought my laptop which had Vista on it and I thought that I would switch one or the other to Linux, but I have been satisfied with Windows and don't have much free time. Sticking with Windows, for at least the time being, seems simpler for my complicated life. Perhaps if I had experienced the new developments that I am sure have occured with Linux over the past 6 or 7 years I would be less satisfied with Windows.
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windows. was using 7 but have changed back to vista due to software compatability ishoooooz.
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Windows Vista.

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#10 Old 02-27-2010, 08:36 PM
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On my computer: Windows.



In the house (on disks, images, etc, just not used): Windows, Linux, and I believe Microsoft Singularity (NOT a Windows OS, but is a Microsoft OS)
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windows vista on my desktop, windows 7 on my laptop.
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Mac user here.

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i use vista (which i hate) and xp, the hubs uses 7 and linux. if i were more computer-y, i'd switch to linux in a snap.

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I just installed windows 7 on this computer and I like it a lot. Windows XP is on the other 2 computers. One even has an old kubuntu partition which is never used.

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I use and love Windows 7.
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Vista. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. As long as the computer works (and lately it's been acting up), I'm good.

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I <3 my Unix-based OS 10.6 Mac! <3
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XP Pro. Probably buy a copy of whatever's new when I need more than 3.5GB of RAM.
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Gentoo Linux on my laptop and development servers (grandiose term for a pile of dusty desktop machines) for work and play, CentOS, FreeBSD and Open Solaris in VMs on my laptop to mess around with.

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Ubuntu Linux on my netbook and workstation at home. Ubuntu and Windows XP (ugh, only use it to run a video conferencing program and very rarely Word) on my work laptop and Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 on my work workstation. Also messing with a couple of RHEL4 and 5 servers at work.

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I have a MacBook Pro (leopard) and an older laptop set up as a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu. The MacBook will probably also end up as a dual boot once I decide what flavor of linux I want on it.

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I use openSUSE Linux and Archlinux mostly, but I do have a FreeBSD install as well that rarely sees the light of day.
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On my Mac Mini: Mac OS X 10.6.2

On my Dell: Win7



I have Ubuntu on Virtualbox if I need to use a specific tool.
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windows xp i'd love a mac though.... feel free to buy me one, anybody!
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windows xp i'd love a mac though.... feel free to buy me one, anybody!

We will start taking up a collection....so who wants to start? Come on be the first to cough up some dough. It's a worthy cause.

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#27 Old 03-01-2010, 10:44 AM
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XP Pro on my laptop, Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) and XP Home on the desktops.
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Microsoft and used to have OpenSuse.



Now that I've stopped playing WC3, maybe I'll go Linux again.

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MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard....freed from Windows at last! The thing just plain WORKS!
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Hello, I'm a Mac!
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