Poll: What OS do you regularly use?
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 03-29-2012, 12:47 PM
#1
  • Teiste
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Gents :

what OS do you use? MAC OS,Windows or Linux?

I use Linux Ubuntu.Since I discovered Linux I basically said goodbye for good to Windows.Also considering getting a MAC OS X Lion soon.

What about you?

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 03-29-2012, 01:13 PM
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I use windows currently(for my work laptop and home PC). Its all I know really. Never had a mac, but have been thinking about getting one soon. What does Linux offer that windows does not?

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 03-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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Win7 here. Yeah, I know, I know... but it works with no problems for me. Cool

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 03-29-2012, 01:29 PM
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Win7 user here, both my work laptop and home pc. I've tried linux at home and while it is very nice it just didn't offer anything different from Windows, in fact some tasks were more difficult. Everything just works for Windows, not so much with linux. For instance iTunes is not linux friendly, and most games either. Sure, there are ways around this but you have to really work at it.

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 03-29-2012, 02:26 PM
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  • TexBilly
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  • Austin, TX
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Windows (personal and work) and Mac (work).

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 03-29-2012, 02:34 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Windows 7 for the most part.

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 03-29-2012, 02:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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 03-29-2012, 02:55 PM
#8
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Linux and BSD work and home

Windows for web surfing

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 03-29-2012, 02:58 PM
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i use whatever is on the comp i am at. my laptop is run win7, my desktop is running osx, and my servers are running all sorts of linux or unix..

i see no great functional difference that can't be accomplished on any of those.. and the aesthetic is pretty weak on all of them IMHO.

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 03-29-2012, 03:08 PM
#10
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Windows 7 on my SSD Smile

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 03-29-2012, 03:33 PM
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windows 7 on my gaming computer, ubuntu on my laptop. at work I use windows 7 on the computer at my desk and windows xp on the laptop myself and two co-workers share.

(03-29-2012, 02:55 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Linux and BSD work and home

Windows for web surfing

do you work in IT?

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 03-29-2012, 03:41 PM
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MAC for the home computer & win 7 for the laptop.

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 03-29-2012, 03:58 PM
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Mac!

I quickly realized after retirement there was no need to keep going through the Windows BS. I went Mac before Mac was cool and never looked back.

Just from an old fart,

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 03-29-2012, 04:19 PM
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(03-29-2012, 03:58 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote: Mac!

I quickly realized after retirement there was no need to keep going through the Windows BS. I went Mac before Mac was cool and never looked back.

Just from an old fart,

i get the spinning beach ball all the time... it's kind of sad... i don't get the win BS outlook that mac buyers have. if t wan't for the mini form factor i'd have bought another win comp.

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 03-29-2012, 05:05 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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XP Pro. With a little prodding of my boss, I'll step up to a new Win 7 laptop shortly.

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 03-29-2012, 05:39 PM
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(03-29-2012, 03:33 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: windows 7 on my gaming computer, ubuntu on my laptop. at work I use windows 7 on the computer at my desk and windows xp on the laptop myself and two co-workers share.

(03-29-2012, 02:55 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Linux and BSD work and home

Windows for web surfing

do you work in IT?

I used too. Was a sys admin and worked with Tru64 and Solaris. Now I just do that as a side job and help out nonprofits.


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 03-29-2012, 08:02 PM
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(03-29-2012, 05:39 PM)SteelTown Wrote:
(03-29-2012, 03:33 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: windows 7 on my gaming computer, ubuntu on my laptop. at work I use windows 7 on the computer at my desk and windows xp on the laptop myself and two co-workers share.

(03-29-2012, 02:55 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Linux and BSD work and home

Windows for web surfing

do you work in IT?

I used too. Was a sys admin and worked with Tru64 and Solaris. Now I just do that as a side job and help out nonprofits.

I figured you did when you mentioned BSD. not too many people use BSD or dabble with it much. I, myself, have never messed with BSD.

I need to get back into learning Cisco IOS. I was learning it for a while, left the class I was in because the deadline to take and pass the CCNA course before it rolled out it's new test that included wireless was a week after my class ended. most people know it's very rare that someone passes the CCNA test on the first go.

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 03-29-2012, 10:27 PM
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Windows 7, home PC. OK with it (no experience with anything else).

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 03-30-2012, 02:07 AM
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  • pgp
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This is a difficult one for me...

My laptop run Windows 7 for professional reasons, but daily I spend my time around several linux distros and other proprietary OS.

Besides, I use iOS a lot Smile

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 03-30-2012, 03:07 AM
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  • Leon
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  • Porto, Portugal
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I use both Windows and Linux at work and at home.

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