Operating System

what do you use??

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Poll: Operating Systems (85 member(s) have cast votes)

Which system do you use??

  1. Windows (53 votes [61.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.63%

  2. Linux (21 votes [24.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.42%

  3. Mac (7 votes [8.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.14%

  4. Solaris (1 votes [1.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.16%

  5. BSD (2 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  6. Others (2 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

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#16 BigAnt  Icon User is offline

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Re: Operating System

Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:39 AM

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It's like people accept that their computer should crash or do stuff they don't want... i


I have Linux and Windows both installed and I seem to have more problems getting the Linux to work properly with all my hardware and drivers. And never once had Windows Crash on me. So I have never just accepted that my computer should crash or do stuff I don't want, it has worked fine for me all along.

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People, let me tell you, once you try something else, you will never be able to use Windows again.


I go back to Windows for the simple fact that when I buy some new equipment it just works in Windows and I have never had a problem. With Linux I have problems at least half of the time, and when I have to get something printed on my new printer I bought, put it into windows and it will work, on Linux the driver will be screwed up and not print images, or something like that. So I use Windows for the fact that when something like this happens I don't have the time to mess around with all different third party drivers or whatever, and when I have time I will get it to work on Linux, but if I don't have the time then yes I will go back and boot up Windows because it will work.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:39 PM

View PostImdsm, on 29 Mar, 2009 - 11:56 AM, said:

Plus, if you look after your windows then it doesn't crash as much, I know mine doesn't ;) and this installs 3 years old..


AGREED.

My Vista has only crashed once. And that was only because I accidentally ran a bunch of programs at once. :rolleyes: But other than that, yeah sure, it lags occasionally, but only when I'm running a bunch of stuff. Vista only sucks at life if the person using it does too. :lol: ;)
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Re: Operating System

Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:43 AM

My ideal operating system is the one that gets out of the damn way when I'm trying to do something. Currently they all fail.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:47 AM

View PostMax2009, on 29 Mar, 2009 - 01:57 AM, said:

I don't understand how people can stand to use Windows, except that maybe they don't know any better.
People, let me tell you, once you try something else, you will never be able to use Windows again.
Try it.


hmm its ok to say stuff like this but when all your customers use windows it would be a little foolish to use something else i remember the incompatibility issues in the 70's and 80's even between versions of MS-DOS wether it was running on IBM, ACT, DEC hardware and the problems it caused for developers, i wouldnt take any kinda risk using anything than windows myself, even if it aint perfect.

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Re: Operating System

Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

View PostWinBase, on 30 Mar, 2009 - 10:47 AM, said:

hmm its ok to say stuff like this but when all your customers use windows it would be a little foolish to use something else i remember the incompatibility issues in the 70's and 80's even between versions of MS-DOS wether it was running on IBM, ACT, DEC hardware and the problems it caused for developers, i wouldnt take any kinda risk using anything than windows myself, even if it aint perfect.

Bob



I have to say, you're making a few assumptions... What about the 10's of millions of people using OS X and the same using Linux? When you say all your customers are using windows i'm guessing it's because you got into that field. And also, i know a ridiculous amount of developers that choose linux as their development environment of choice, just for the simple fact of versatility and control.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:11 PM

Trying Fedora 10 on my laptop, so far I like it.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:26 AM

Versatility and control in Linux is all very well but unless you're an expert you have to spend hours configuring new settings and that comes with a high chance of breaking something else. Some things in linux are quicker and easier than in Windows/OS X but by and large they're minor. The things that are more difficult in Linux are a huge fiddly pain in the arse to fix. Don't mistake sating your geeky thirst with actual productivity.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:57 AM

Well since everyones talking about computers crashing...
my vista has never crashed and windows FTW.

But i must say, apart form windows, never tried anything else.
just too lazy to buy new operating system and try it, learn everything again and then finally ace at the system, then dont liking it,, waste of time.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:37 AM

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I have to say, you're making a few assumptions... What about the 10's of millions of people using OS X and the same using Linux? When you say all your customers are using windows i'm guessing it's because you got into that field. And also, i know a ridiculous amount of developers that choose linux as their development environment of choice, just for the simple fact of versatility and control.


I write and sell commercial applications through a network of UK & Eire agents, and have done for a long time, and if i take the last 14yrs as an example, i think ive only been asked once in that time if my apps run on a non-windows platform (unix), so while ive no doubt these other OS have there place somewhere, my experience is that the majority of business's of all sizes run versions of MS windows, in fact surprisingly i dont come across that many that even have the odd mac, and im talking over 1000 installations here with many more enquiries that didnt pan out. There may be 10's of millions who use linux as u say but worldwide thats a very small percentage, & during day-to-day commercial operations i just dont come across it in business applications.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:22 PM

My dad's OS can kick your dad's OS! :angry:
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

I use three on that list... how should I vote?
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:37 PM

Then, which ever one you prefer.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:04 AM

Lul, I has WinXP, WinVista, and Ubuntu on 'ere. Yay for partitioning.
Makes for excellent cross-platform compatibility testing.

Now if only I had the time/know-how to get OS X on here... X-D
Anyone have an OS X on PC install guide they could pass my way?
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Re: Operating System

Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:39 AM

I dualboot Vista & Linux Mint. Chose Windows in the poll as you're limited to one option. (CHANGE THAT!)
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Re: Operating System

Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:25 PM

No can.
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