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What is your OS?

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Speedo, Nov 30, 2005.

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What OS do you mainly use?

  1. WinXP Pro

    32.4%
  2. WinXP Home

    36.5%
  3. Win2000

    5.4%
  4. Win98\98SE\ME

    1.4%
  5. Win95 (you have my sympathy)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Linux (any flavor)

    17.6%
  7. MacOS

    2.7%
  8. Other

    4.1%
  1. Speedo

    Speedo Esse Quam Videri

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    Just out of curiosity for what people are using.

    95+% of my use is on XP Pro, but my comp also has Mandrake 10 and Vista (beta) installed on seperate HDDs. My home server is running XP Pro, and I have 2 other PCs running 2000.
     
  2. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    ive got 2000, xp home and pro and 98. I only use xp when needed since its on my dads laptop.
     
  3. vbraun

    vbraun Raytracing

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    XP Pro just because I can play all my games and really don't have any problems with. :)eek:)
     
  4. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    XP Home for me :).
     
  5. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    XP Pro .
     
  6. damunzy

    damunzy recovering former mod Retired Moderator

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    2 at home with XP Pro.
    Actually, my "server" just went down after I did a Partition Magic HDD resize on it. :(
    1 work laptop with XP Pro.
     
  7. vbraun

    vbraun Raytracing

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    Looks like Padma is loosing. :lol:
     
  8. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    Homeserver: Gentoo Linux
    Notebook and PC: Gentoo Linux for work, XP Pro for play

    since it I had to choose I went with Linux :)
     
  9. The Person

    The Person Deity +2

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    WinXP Pro on my desktop, Home on my laptop.
     
  10. DaEezT

    DaEezT Civ, Pizza, Spam, Repeat

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    My setup is identical to yours :D
    I still voted Windows XP Pro because after taking work and gaming into account I still spend more time in windows XP than Linux :o
     
  11. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Class IV

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    My primary OS is Slackware Linux. I also have many (I've lost count...) other OSes installed on this computer. Among them are many other Linux distros, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows XP, Windows 98, and MSDOS6.22/Windows 3.1.

    I'm currently thinking of replacing Windows 98 with another more exotic operating system, most likely either Solaris or Syllable. I've had hardware compatibility problems with Solaris when I used it before, though, so I might end up going with Syllable.
     
  12. Reno

    Reno The Studio Ghibli Fanatic

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    On my laptop it's XP Home, while on my older desk comp it's Win 98. On my familys better desk comp we have also XP Home. We've used in the past OS'es such as Win 3.1 (Like 10 years ago), Win 95 (On our first real machine) And some random Machintos OS about 10 years ago.
     
  13. Aphex_Twin

    Aphex_Twin Evergreen

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    Win98, Win2k, Win XP, Slackware 10, Mandrake 10.1(used to have Win95 and ME)
    I also experimented a bit with Fedora Core 4, Ubuntu, Vector Linux and Mepis. All in all, I recommend Mandrake as a free office, web browsing, h4x1n9/programming platform and Windows for games.
     
  14. homeyg

    homeyg Deity

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    Whatever version of Windows XP comes installed on the computer when you buy it is what I'm using - XP home I assume.
     
  15. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    I have some version of Windows XP on my PC. I have Mac OS X 10.4 on my Mac.
     
  16. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Class IV

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    Thinking of random operating systems, anyone know of a decent web browser for Windows CE 2.11? Pocket Internet Explorer just doesn't do the trick (it makes regular Internet Explorer look very good by comparison)
     
  17. Souron

    Souron The Dark Lord

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    XP home on one and pro on the other.

    I miss WinME. It ran so many more old games.
     
  18. Sildo

    Sildo A circle

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    Due to monatry constraints, old hard drives and a computer upgrade I have Windows 2000.
     
  19. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator Supporter

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    Look again. ;)

    The "official" figures show Linux with less than 5% of the market. Yet, in this poll here, we're at 15%. :p

    It reminds me of the latest study showing that MS gets more revenue for selling Server software than Linux does. Well, DUH! :crazyeye:
     
  20. TyreeJackson

    TyreeJackson Chieftain

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    Mandriva Linux primarily. I'm trying to find information on whether or not anyone has been successful with running Civ IV on Linux. Not having much luck though. :-(
     

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