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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#46 Shadow 1.2  Icon User is offline

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Re: Operating System

Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:53 AM

Not Many BSD users around here.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:18 PM

i have Mac OS X on my laptop and Windows Vista Ultimate on my desktop (32 bit) and i can make either of them crash. I also have Ubuntu which honestly doesn't really crash, but is a pita to configure. So in my opinion, no OS makes me happy. I have to deal with all of them though.

*Ubuntu note: the fact that i can't run a lot of VERY COMMONLY USED software on it and there are no versions for it really sucks. (ie. MS Word), yes i know about OO but its spell checker pretty much blows and there are other things that don't work as well (formula toolbar)*

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#48 Tom9729  Icon User is offline

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Re: Operating System

Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:27 PM

Hint: Any OS can/will crash if
1) It is running on bad hardware
2) It is using bad drivers

When you're (and I'm not really speaking to anyone in particular) saying that system X is much more stable for you than system Y, what you're really saying is that you have better drivers for your hardware under system X.

Just wanted to toss that out there... I use Linux and I like it, but I'm getting sick of people posting everywhere on this forum that Linux is more stable than Windows because that is very subjective and you all know it.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:10 PM

windows has a good image so it would be more popular regardless of performance.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

Vista, Linux Mint, Kubuntu, Kahel
and a tiny bit of mac for iOS deving
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Re: Operating System

Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

This is the worst necropost I've seen yet ... this thread is over two years old.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:43 AM

My room desktop has Ubuntu but the gaming ones have XP 64 bit (terrible OS. Avoid at all costs).

[Edit:] Damn only just noticed the age. :/ Came up in recent topics.

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Re: Operating System

Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:48 AM

Meh...

Win7, Ubuntu, Backtrack triboot on my laptop (too lazy to carry that dvd around)

Win7 on my desktop

OpenBSD on my server
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Re: Operating System

Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:13 PM

what most people mean when they say they dual boot: "I have some random Linux distro that I have no idea how to use installed on my machine so I can tell people I use Linux."
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Re: Operating System

Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:08 PM

Considering the only thing stopping me from uninstalling Win7 on my laptop is finding another distro to plug, I'm not one of them.

Really the only reason I use it anymore is just so I can manage to keep Photoshop and Visual Studios. VS not by choice, our College is based in C#.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

View PostDark_Nexus, on 09 August 2011 - 06:13 PM, said:

what most people mean when they say they dual boot: "I have some random Linux distro that I have no idea how to use installed on my machine so I can tell people I use Linux."


I WUB UBUTNU, IT CAN'T GET VIRUSES & THAT MAKES ME UBER L33T FTW WTF BBQ!
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Re: Operating System

Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 09 August 2011 - 07:10 PM, said:

View PostDark_Nexus, on 09 August 2011 - 06:13 PM, said:

what most people mean when they say they dual boot: "I have some random Linux distro that I have no idea how to use installed on my machine so I can tell people I use Linux."


I WUB UBUTNU, IT CAN'T GET VIRUSES & THAT MAKES ME UBER L33T FTW WTF BBQ!



...and those are the people I honestly love to hack. That, and hardcore Mac heads who are the same way.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

Windows, Ubuntu & Mac. The Windows & Ubuntu dual boot is a very versatile option because you have in one hand a win32 system and in the other an amicable unix. The Mac OS & Windows dual boot is equals good, but i don't have a mac laptop where i can't install OS X in native mode xD.

View PostLemur, on 09 August 2011 - 05:08 PM, said:

Considering the only thing stopping me from uninstalling Win7 on my laptop is finding another distro to plug, I'm not one of them.

Really the only reason I use it anymore is just so I can manage to keep Photoshop and Visual Studios. VS not by choice, our College is based in C#.

I'm with you dude, someday's the obstacle of Windows is the Visual Studio (in Unix you can use MonoDevelop but is not good as Visual Studio), for the rest...Unix.
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Re: Operating System

Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:04 PM

I used to have an Ubuntu + Win7 dualboot. Then I went to resize my partitions, and the windows program crashed in the middle of an operation wiping them clean.

Now I'm pure Ubuntu. I only used my windows side for Netflix anyways.
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