FRIHOSTFORUMSSEARCHFAQTOSBLOGSCOMPETITIONS
You are invited to Log in or Register a free Frihost Account!


What is your operating system?






What is your operating system?
Windows
63%
 63%  [ 642 ]
Linux
24%
 24%  [ 250 ]
Macintosh
9%
 9%  [ 92 ]
BSD
0%
 0%  [ 10 ]
Sun Solaris
0%
 0%  [ 4 ]
Other operating systems
1%
 1%  [ 13 ]
Total Votes : 1011

Bondings
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?
williams_fan
I'm a Windows fan. I've never tried out Macintosh and Linux isn't really my cup of tea.
tibogoderis
Windows XP it Rocks :p
Bockman
hehehe.. i voted for the one i use most during the day.. Windows (although i am stuck with a 2003 Server, not with XP Laughing )

Arrow I run a windows 2003 Domain at one of my jobs.
Arrow I am a Windows XP User at my 2nd job, but since i use custom applications there, i rarely use the OS.'s capabilities.
Arrow At home i have a 2003 Server Domain also, so i can practice some things to do at work.
Arrow I use a Laptop from Macintosh, that is very very pleasant. I like Mac a lot.
Arrow I am Working on a Mail Server Linux Based (Open Exchange on Suse Linux 9.2)

In my oppinion, Linux is the most stable O.S., Mac is great for designing and is now having lot's of compatible programs to compete with MS (including MS Office form Mac Very Happy )
But if you want to have a future at some place, you just have to know your way around MS, cos everyone uses it... it is not the greatest OS, but it's very userfriendly and that wins many points with people.

Be Well Cool
Car Audio
I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink
Bondings
Car Audio wrote:
I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink


Everyone says that. But my own experience is quite different. Take the laptop I bought 7-8 months ago. I use it way too much, but Windows itself never crashed. Of course, some programs did crash, but that could always be solved by using controll+alt+delete. In fact, I'm quite happy with Windows.

I once installed Ubuntu Linux. It wasn't bad, only a bit too brown. Laughing But my sound card didn't work. Most flash and movies didn't work on Firefox for Linux. And the worst of all, my Windows didn't want to restart after the installation. By browsing on the internet, I immediately saw that I wasn't the only one, but no solution worked out for me. The only thing I could do was making a backup of all my files and reinstalling Windows XP. Sad
Next time I use Linux will be solely from the cd. I won't install anything on the hdd's.
doomachine2000
Linux is good for reliabilty, windows is good for personal use Laughing
Bockman
Bondings, i'm not saying windows isn't good.. but it isn't that stable.. once you start installing applications from other companies, you (I should say windows) immediatly start hammering dll's. The only solution Microsoft got was to test every aplication out and re-hammer the dll's so stability would be maintained.. and so were created Digitally Signed Drivers, for Wich Microsoft charges a load of money.... and most smaller (national) companies won't pay for those sums of money..
If you want an example, take the ADSL USB modem drivers from an ISP of any country (ex.: Belgium should be no exception). They have specifically built drivers for their modems with their configurations inserted.. do they Sign their drivers with microsoft? nope... and when you do that, you get an opening for a driver that will malfunction.. and now that Blue screens are over (Microsoft managed to disable that option by default.. now it just auto-restarts), you may get a machine that auto-restarts everytime you get an excessive ammount of connections on your USB Modem. This is an example that has been studied here in Portugal with the biggest ADSL ISP here... and it happens a lot.

In Linux you may have more problems getting your hardware to work, but once it starts running, it probably wont stop working until you get a hardware malfunction. The problem you related with your Linux Installation is due to Microsoft's boot.ini malfunctioning. you should always install Linux prior to any Windows. Linux's dual boot doesn't fail you, i assure you.

Be Well Cool
baseballbrad3
I use, and like, Windows. I have always wanted to learn and mess with linux, but my dad wont let me Sad
skycen
windowsxp ... of course, it's easy to used.
dengbs
windowsxp ... me too,
it's easy to used. Smile
jackyson
I chose Windows~
I don't know how to use the others~
vizavex
Mostly using Windows since most of
the software and especially games
is compatible with it
kkchat
Using Windows Xp pro sp2.
spaceman
I'm using WinXP Pro Sp1, it's way cool. I never tried other OS though.. Rolling Eyes
albert
Of corse Window Cool
because it's simple to use and I don't know to use the others Laughing

I'm stupid Laughing
nylenz
ye,i think general people will chose win
xiaarra
I use windows XP most usually. But sometimes I do use Fedora linux, just for fun.
mOrpheuS
No vote to linux !!! Shocked

anyways, I use windows 2003 server.
I used to like windows xp but 2003 server is the same, less the irritations of xp.
Wink
sy08
Windows,but i want to switch to linux,because windows is too expensive.
Maka
Windows XP home SP2, all up to date!, I also like using linux.
dark_paladin
I only know how to use Windows. No idea how to use Mac or Linux or any other
vln004
using a dual boot of linux and windows
maigcghost
Arrow I run a windows 2000 Server Domain at one of my jobs.
Arrow I am a Windows 2000 pro User at my job.
Helios
Only Linux.
I´ve chosen the Fedora Core 3 distro because it´s very easy to use and it´s RPM supported.

Maybe later i´ll switch to slack or gentoo.. maybe Debian(Debra and Ian lol, Ian is the creator of this distro)...

why I use it? lol I don´t think you care =P
Helios
Helios wrote:
Only Linux.
I´ve chosen the Fedora Core 3 distro because it´s very easy to use and it´s RPM supported.

Maybe later i´ll switch to slack or gentoo.. maybe Debian(Debra and Ian lol, Ian is the creator of this distro)...

why I use it? lol I don´t think you care =P



Maybe you should edit your poll and add BSD and SUN/Solaris ?????
dionet
I use windows and linux
Ranfaroth
I use Debian GNU/Linux at home, at work, and on my laptop, because I want a fast, free, very secure, extremely stable, light, opensource, hightly customizable, and user friendly OS with a huge choice of softwares.
dodhee
I'm using Windows XP Home at my Notebook and Linux Mandrake at my PC
Zligor
Curently I'm mainly using Windows XP SP2, so far so good - though I had some bad feelings when i had to move on to SP2. I was using all kinds of OS's, and not that I say MS is the best, the worst or allude on any of those, but all I can remark is that Microsoft products are like drugs - you use it, you hate it, you know it' bad for you but you just can't stop using it. Sad
andy
i use Windows XP. It's user friendly.
James Bond-007
I use windows, but it always crashes like no tomorrow for me.
homer09001
thats hard to answer as i am curently using XP (was xp written by some kid???) but due to xp being the pain in the ass it is i was seiously gonna ditch XP for linux BUT....... i was put of linuk by its windows 98 lok e.g. grey squared task bars and so on and so forth but im still limping along with XP Longhorn is on my wish list at the moment can't wait for final realease in 10/2006

How to sum XP up in 2 words f****** s*** pardon the french but the problem is there are probly hundreds maybe thousands of updates you have to download which is the biggest headache its got more holes in it that a fishermans net!!!
mathiaus
windows xp although i prefer mac a lot more. Rolling Eyes
tfx
well, i use winXP for games and Linux for works
xezon
I LOVE Mac os X Windows is suck
ajd
It's GNU/Linux, not Linux. It's free software, not open source. And there's reasoning for that. (see http://www.gnu.org for more)
mystikywi
I use Windows, not so fond of Mac and I have not try other operating systems yet.

Quote:
Curently I'm mainly using Windows XP SP2, so far so good - though I had some bad feelings when i had to move on to SP2. I was using all kinds of OS's, and not that I say MS is the best, the worst or allude on any of those, but all I can remark is that Microsoft products are like drugs - you use it, you hate it, you know it' bad for you but you just can't stop using it.


I love how you describe MS, probably true for me too. Gosh, I'm using a drug single day and I don't even know about it Shocked
win66
i am using windows xp and me. Cool
Cryptz
i got Windows XP on my desktop

but when i get a laptop i'll go to Mac because its more safe
Rsam
Windows XP sp1, too lazy to be bothered with sp2

I love how mac OS looks though, if only windows looked like that.. Sad
James Bond-007
Actually, in my opinion:

Mac has probably the most stable operationg system, but I am not crazy about it. I think that Apple has the best hardware and Microsoft has the best OS.
frozenhead
Arrow Im currently using Windows XP SP2.. but i dont really say its a good OS because the fact that it have soooo many holes in it.. lots of patches to be downloaded.. Maybe, Gates corporation should think of "open sourcing" Windows to somehow make it stable and get rid of making end users DUMBLY FLATTERED with its userfriendliness!.. i mean that's only my opinion... Wink
taron
I think that knoppix operanting systeme is a better it's gratis and verry isy to use Arrow Arrow Very Happy Very Happy
Eagle
I'm a windows-xp geek
(never used another one)
rpp
ever since from primary school i have always studied on windows operating system and i am now fimilar with them.

therefore windows will always be the one for me.

Cool
jaleung
Windows is simple to use....the others are complicated
Alienz
Using Windows XP. Never used others before.
vln004
i currently use windows xp home/pro with linux in my toolbox as well.
dannyb
Windows Rulz! i love windows
brazdadj
I use Windows , because
linux is cool but I cant use cubase of similar software for producing music on PC on it
charliehk
Yeah, learning a new OS requires considerable effort, and many of your previously learned software package no longer exist in your new OS Shocked
jackyson wrote:
I chose Windows~
I don't know how to use the others~
elcyron
currently i'm runing windows2000. why?

because games for linux are few, and far between.
personally i think linux is the better OS, but it lacks quality software for so many professional purposes.

asked for my favorite OS i'd say Irix. why?

hm, what makes it any better then AIX, HP-UX, TRU64 or solaris? dunno, maybe the design of the SGI-boxes, i realy can't tell
Tasadduq Khan
Guys
I like linux but I cant use it right now becasue of some problems. So right now my operating system is based on windows. And I am using xp professional, win 98 and win me. But I hardly open win 98 and win me. Smile I love to use xp as it is great. THough little buggy but working fine for me.
PatTheGreat42
This I find kinda odd.

It seems to me that Mac is more popular that Linux, but I guess that the kind of people you find on a web developers forum favor the edgy, geeky shareware stuff.
techcheetah
Windows ME, Ubuntu Linux.
jbabella
im using window xp pro(work) and my personal pc use win98se...
tefa_taftaf2010
i'm using windows xp profissional service pack 2


i thinks it's good


thanks
hrtorrent
Linux is great for profesional uses, but average user need Windows for common aplications that's use their friends, colleges, etc.
Commertial side of Windows is still to high for linux advatages.
hrtorrent
I'm using Windows XP with service pack 2.
VicTor
Hey what about LINUX !!!!

Get a life and use free O/S like Linux. It's more faster. you can customize it as you like and feel.

Have a look at my Desktop:

davjoh
Windows XP w/ SP2
comsci18
i use Microsoft Window XP
and sometime use Microsoft Window Server 2000 and 2003
and linux for my server
dan751
I use Windows XP Pro with my own tweaks to prevent it from sending annonomus info back to Microsoft, sure they want to see how you use their stuff so they can improve on it, but it's still considered spying on your activities, even if it's genuine Microsoft material.
nunosilva
Until I go to university, I only knew Linux existed... then I was "forced" to use linux, due to the style the teachers used... Thank god they made me use linux. Now I only use linux most of my time. Even though I'm writing this post on windows, I pass most of my time walking around the most astonishing OS in the world! Razz In terms of stability there's no comparison between windows and linux, and linux requires less memory/cpu freq to work perfectly well... except if you want to play games, use 3D like maya... but overall I praise to god and thank him for bringing to life linus torvalds! hehe (or should it be his mom?)
TheSun
I am using Win XP Pro. with SP2..

it rocks..
VicTor
TheSun wrote:
I am using Win XP Pro. with SP2..

it rocks..


good for u

the last time I used WinXP, is the last time I saw "ERROR BLUE SCREEN" Laughing
Camus
I'm a GNU/Linux Ubuntu user .
kansloos
I like Linux because the amount of virrussus that infect linux is ver small
But still most programs are made for Windows and I tried fedora core
But I got no sound out of it.

But what is the best linux version
(Mandrake, Fedora Core, Red Hat etc.)
Donutey
linux is better but windows owns too many of the required software(s) such as D3D etc... I certainly like linux better... Microsoft has been goin crazy with it's Digital rights management... I have a perfectly legal copy of Office XP, and I had to argue my case to microsoft it was legal after reinstalling windows... (not a reformat) you would think microsoft would think ahead... and for it's software to be friendly with it's own software... ugh...

anyway thats my two cents...
Donutey
ubuntu is the BEST for a new linux user... not over simplified... yet easy to get a basic setup...
orcaz
I think Windows XP is good enough. I have tried Linux in school before, quite difficult to use, although the good thing is that it is open source. It is not user friendly, so I don't bother to try it out on my own computer.
Ranfaroth
Linux ditribs for beginers (like Mepis or Ubuntu) are much more user-friendly than Windows...[/code]
mark
Windows ofcourse. The original Operating System.
shwetanshu
Windows XP ofcourse
statusfashions
was initially using win 98 but my hdd crashed last month and i shifted to xp now.
otaku
Unfortunantly I'm using Window XP pro. But I'm also using a live CD of Slax which is like linux.
Kd527
OS X v10.4.2 "Tiger" Hoorah.[/i]

Quote:
Windows ofcourse. The original Operating System.


Wherever did you get the idea the windoze is the original OS??? That couldn't be farther from the truth!
limpinlou
[quote="Car Audio"]I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink[/quote]

unless xp comes with your computer, I find little reason for owning it other than it boots quickly. I am always changing hardware in one way or another and you are only "allowed!" a few changes before you are "deactivated". they are eternally coming up with new OS's but win 2k is still the best in my estimation. it is widely supported & doesn't crash unless you like warez. set yourself up with the right browser, firewalls, & security software & you are as bullet proof as you can get in the current environment (unless you like mac).

limpinlou
limpinlou
tibogoderis wrote:
Windows XP it Rocks :p


you sound like you think you may know what is all about! what version?
limpinlou
shwetanshu wrote:
Windows XP ofcourse


of course because it came free on your dell?
AlphaAddict
I wouldnt use xp if you paid me complete rubbish im glad i ditched it in 2002 for lh
At the mo im running Microsoft Longhorn Builds 3683,3718,4029,4074,5113 on 4 computers
nntien
I like Windows OS, somtimes Linux, researching Solaris.
Thanks!
naz
nntien wrote:
I like Windows OS, somtimes Linux, researching Solaris.
Thanks!

But Solaris is more for a workstation or a server , not for a desktop pc.
I think you should keep that in mind.

I use Windows 2003, because i see it as the best windows ever build.
Although I'm more a Linux fan and experiment with any Linux I get under my fingertips.

So I had to vote both Windows and Linux.
JulianMovie
My family has five computers. They all use Linux, or will soon. (Mandrake 9.2 currently)

My new laptop came with MSW XP, which is the only reason I have it. I instantly installed
Linux on it, and decided to leave MS on it as a second OS, because I'd never done that before,
and it can be usefull for a few things (namely a few games that don't work on Linux).

On Linux, you never have to wory about viruses, worms etc. and it's free. I mean $150.00 for an upgrade? Come on. I sure can't afford that kind of money, times five computers. For that much money you can literaly buy an computer, plus the (free) OS that comes with it, if your willing to settle for the cheapest of the cheap:
40GB HD
128 RAM
CD-ROM
Floppy drive (though why you'd want one of those is beyond me)


$149.00 on sale at "Frys Electronics"

Oh, you'll need to buy a display too. (you can get one for under $85, not a flat pannel mind you.)
dkershner
All windows at the moment due to a problem Fedora has with my ATI 9800 pro. Anyone know of an RPM that works with this card?
changingtheworldinakiss
tibogoderis wrote:
Windows XP it Rocks :p



windows hp is my fav
desertwind
I'm a gnu/linux geek for sure.

gnu/linux rules by desktop for last 7 years, and FC4 is the current ruler.
Garg
taron wrote:
I think that knoppix operanting systeme is a better it's gratis and verry isy to use Arrow Arrow Very Happy Very Happy


Isn't Knoppix a cd based linux ?

I actually use it if i have a problem with my windows xp. In that case, i just take the cd, boot from it, and save my files to another computer through a home network. Reinstall windows and voilà !! I saved my files and i have a clean xp ! (just takes a whole day to do it !!)
GDG
hey guys, yea i have been using Windows Xp hoem edition recently switched to Media Center and saw that it was much faster. Um haven't had any crashes with eithe rof them they're both pretty stable and i think that they are more user friendly. I mean i have heard Linux doesn't have any games or has stuff thats still being fine tuned!

I mean Windows ha been with me for like ever since i can remember, so like yea i have to say i think im gonna stick with it.

P.S. that's all i like abot Microsoft, their OS but i hate their Gaming console XBOX- its a pure shit box!!!! LOL, sorry for the language.
palka
LINUX for me, Mandrake to be precise. Installed just fine, no tweaks needed. players all of my media files just fine.
I still have Win XP on my box as a dual boot, but no longer need to boot into it.
Penna_ha
You should all try Aston shell replacement. Makes your PC look really cool.

www.astonshell.com


Stardock have some cool skins and stuff for windows too. i love DesktopX and WindowsBlinds : D

www.wincustomize.com



i can't believe that some of u are still stuck with the default winXP theme : D
no.name.zg
Win XP pro SP2...
----------------------
Smile
asteiner
Bockman wrote:
In my oppinion, Linux is the most stable O.S., Mac is great for designing and is now having lot's of compatible programs to compete with MS (including MS Office form Mac :D )


i think, linux really is quite a stable operating system, but at least i didn't notice that it is any more stable than any other unixes... on the other side, as long as i used windows, i was really a lot annoyed about how fast i managed to mess everything up, ending up with a completely slowed down operation system that i hardly could use any more (ok; i have to say that these experiences already date back quite some time; but it was enough to spoil my whole attitude towards software produced by microsoft...).

Bockman wrote:
But if you want to have a future at some place, you just have to know your way around MS, cos everyone uses it... it is not the greatest OS, but it's very userfriendly and that wins many points with people.


i mean, i don't really care about what other people are using (or is there some advantage in using the same operating system as 90% of average users; apart of having better chances about infecting your computer with spyware, worms & viruses, of course)
some years ago it was really frustrating to install an alternative operating system on a pc because you had to wait for programmers to write drivers for your hardware. but this unfortunate situation improved a lot. and there are also several manufacters who port their driver-code to alternative platforms. indeed of this fortunate evolution of things, it's still a strong point (and in my humble opinion the unique reason!) for using windows on a personal computer.

quite a different story with macs, of course, because there you get all the stability of unix while having a perfect support (out of the box) for every single piece of hardware of your computer... besides, apple still teaches microsoft about how a good user experience actually should be.
Natrualkiller
I use windows xp its just easier wanna go linux though
Kd527
Linux is a great OS. I found it, however, to be not quite as user friendly as even windoze. However Mac is just the best.
gingermagician
I'm running an updated version of SuSE 10.0 OSS here, running GNOME 2.12.2 browsing the web here with Firefox 1.5... I think Linux isn't really less user friendly that Windows is, it's just that people these days unfortunately tend to learn how to use a computer with the help windows and tend to be scared to start from scratch (i say start from scratch, theres not loads of difference as far as the front end goes... All of the general use applications are stored on the main menu just the same as windows is) the only real reason I have windows installed is so i can maybe run my games from time to time... Though with the help of Wine/Cedega Its becoming increasingly easy to get the high end games up and running... So, "In a world without walls and fences... Who needs Windows and Gates?"

Ginger Magician
crimsonessence
I use linux and osx... windows at work Sad I happen to like osx alot.. not much of a fan of the old macos tho. check this out http://arstechnica.com/reviews/2q00/macos-qna/macos-x-qa-3.html (at the botton of page about Mach and BSD). windows is nothing but an ongoing nightmare.

also, for win alternative shells.. check http://www.litestep.net i think its based off of afterstep wm.
crimsonessence
i use linux (as far as distros, i like Fedora) and freeBSD.. windows sometimes at work.. even tho linux and unix are similar.. i still have much to learn.
riv
Linux is ok. I've dual-booted Fedora Linux on my computer for a while, but then I decided to remove it. There were two major problems. I had to have an USB mouse conneted to my iBook so I could right-click, and I couldn't configure it to reconize my Airport Extereme. Although the latter made me re-format the hard-drive. I mean a laptop without wireless internet?

I've used Windows for a while (Windows ME) *shudder* all the problems I've had... All the blue screen of deaths...

Then I decided to switch to Macs because they just looked better. They worked better.

Out of the three major OS's, Mac OS X is the best.
tuncadogus
I Using Window$ XP home edition & Ubuntu Linux 5.10
dionet
Now I only use linux. I think I won´t use windows anymore.
theerawate
I use computer to play game more than 80% .
I use only Windows .
abramovich
I prefer Linux. Gentoo is a great distribution. I use Windows XP only when I have to ... I have dual-boot on all both my computers.
JayBee
I'm using windows XP but i have installed Fedora and Ubuntu in the virtual machine - it is so funny to see booting linux in windows window, and i have also Plan 9 in my virtual machine, bu i dont use it.
I use (via SSH, XDMCP) also White Box Linux on some powerfull machine which is in my school.
Tomppe
Windows XP Razz Iv'e tried Macintosh on my PWE at the local newspapaer.. Strange Razz Very Happy Smile Surprised
moncader
Linux all the way, though I do own Windows, i think SUSE 10.1 is the final answer to windows, and i think i can finally change to ALL linux. (games were a problem but now wine fixed that) Smile
bboy_nycb
I am a Linux-geek and proud to be a geek !
Anyway, I am running a harddrive installed Knoppix which is running pretty well Smile
bboy_nycb
I am a Linux-geek and proud to be a geek !
Anyway, I am running a harddrive installed Knoppix which is running pretty well Smile
djclue917
Kubuntu is simply the best! The best of Ubuntu + the power of KDE! Nothing beats it! Smile
Jamatu
My main computer: WinXP
My http/ftp + game server Linux (FC3)

I haven't used my Fedore Core box for quite some time thought :\
krazycapital
I use Windows XP, SP2
I secondly like Mac
I thirdly like Linux.
zorindart
I use Windows XP. In fact I have a Fedora Core distro installed too, but I seldom use it.
BlackSkad
Well, I've seen the story before here, but mine is exactly the same:

Before I went to the university, I only new the name of Linux, that was all. But one of the courses I have, requires me to learn the basics of Linux. In the lessons, they used Knoppix, but I didn't liked their layout and hated it that boot-from-cd-phenomen. (certainly when I just wanted to make some exercices and switch back to Windows)
I couldn't install Knoppix on my pc (foolish distro) so I went looking for another one. One of my fellow students gave me an Ubuntu cd to try it. Since that day, I just love Linux more and more. I've got an old pentium2 running on Ubuntu. It runs pretty good (little slow, it's an old machine) and I like it (but as Bondings said, a little brown Wink ) I only had to reinstall it once, because I had been messing around with packages (which resulted in a few broken once Smile )

However, my laptop still runs on Windows XP Home Edition SP2 as it was pre-installed at the store, and I don't like messing up my computer, my data is to precious to me Razz But when my Windows (which is doing pretty well, never went realy down) once crashes, I might install a linux-distro on it Smile

BlackSkad

OK, right after I wrote this post, my pc crashed! F****** Windows, oh I hate you. It wasn't to bad though. Everything's fixed again Smile
nopaniers
I use Linux for anything which involves work (I'm a physicist), and Windows for what I regard as play. The tools which I regularly use would cost thousands of dollars on Windows, but come as standard on Linux.

IMHO Linux is a much better operating system with better security, no DLL hell, no registry, and the window manager which isn't intimately connected with the kernel when it crashes. In fact, Linux is more stable in general. Debian also has a much better way of updating software than Windows (and it benefits from the fact that it is mostly all free). That said, it requires some learning and you can't get Microsoft office for it.
Generic Superhero
I use
Windows XP Professional with SP2
Linux Fedora Core 4
DRock
It's a flip between Windows XP and Linux (ubuntu 5.10) so far. I use Windows for email and backing up my PocketPC, if I could find a way of doing that successfully in Linux, then I'd make a permanent switch.
pfrllc
I have Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server installed on the same computer, and they work fine. Though Windows is reknowned for the blue screen of death, in Windows 2000 Pro and Server, you can turn off the blue screen of death.
Another point, Windows XP sucks at everything except for user interface. Windows XP is wonderful for the 84-year old sitting in their wheel chair learning how to use a computer, but for all computer-saavy people, it has no options or complex capabilities. This is why I chose Windows 2000 over XP, but anyone learning how to use a computer is sure to like XP.
I don't exactly like Linux, first off because they have so many distributions, and none have the same concepts. Second, Red Hat has given me so many problems that I want to kill them. Third off, some of the Linux distributions don't have a Windows X interface, so you have to have some kind of background knowledge of linux command line interface. I had disturbing happenings of the latter using TurboLinux, and finally decided to reformat the hard drive. All methods of this did not work, so I was forced to try and replace the hard drive. We did not have any working hard drives at that point, and the BIOS of the computer was not new enough to have options that would boot from a CD, so I was forced to junk the whole apparatus, but without the IDE drives.
I have used Macintosh, and I feel that it has a good interface, but being so used to Windows 2000 makes me just turn back around and continue using Windows. The only thing I still remember that was good about Mac, was ShufflePuck.
Otherwise, Solaris, BSD, and all that other junk just doesn't interest me.
Rosanova
Hi there,

I'm still using windows as OS, but as far someone had learned me to handle and install Linux would I be happy to give it a try, as I'm as probably many others sick and tired of windows.

Cheers!
vnieto
Linux web sewrver are the best, also mail, DB, ftp, etc are best over linux.

NOt more Money to Bill Gates!!!
ben8coast
I'm currently using windows XP.

My biggest gripe is that it seems to deteriorate with time.

I just did a big rebuild - there went a day.

I've looked at some of the linux options but as I have no background there and grew up with Windows / DOS I just don't have the energy to learn a whole new OS.
danielteeny
i use windows xp...
hate mac,
but want to try lunix, although i've never even seen it in action before.
am i missing out?
wilsond
i am using windows xp pro sp2 on my computer
pfrllc
I have learned of a Linux distribution called Gentoo, and supposedly this is a version of Linux that has an interface that is almost undistinguishable from Windows. It is a free distribution, and I am willing to try it as well as many others are. Just google it up and you will find the site. If someone could give some feedback to me about it that would be wonderful, as I do not have enough time to install it on another computer.
nevzaimnij
I think, that for WebServer or GameServer the best choice is BSD, but for home use Win and Mac Os rocks Smile
prongs_386
winxp untill linux becomes platformable enough. There just isnt enough development for it.
Stangg
WinXP at the moment, I'll be installing Ubuntu this weekend though.
The Nightmare
HI!
On my Laptop and Desktop PC I am currently using Win XP home. On my older Computers I was using Win 95 and 98. It worked fine until i overclocked and crushed my RAM. It didn't tell me that the RAM was broken but it always started malfunctioning after power loss.
In school we are forced to use Mac. I personally hate it because they are just not compatible to all the machines at home. And they are really slow. The school has the newest ones but it still takes 10 f****** seconds to open Firefox.

WINDOWS RULEZ!

Nightmare
PuNGS
I use Linux, and it never crashed up. It detected all my hardware nicely and works smoothly. I won't change it for nothing. Cool

By the way, all my life I used Windows. I've been using Linux for six months.
snowboardalliance
I have Windows but if I ever reinstall, I'll go with a dual boot Linux/Windows
Kalle
Of course i use Windows... Crying or Very sad
Linux is tu difficult for me... Crying or Very sad
I wouldt try Mac OS but i can't find the Image for use @ Windows... Wink
vnieto
Some OLD versión of linux was dificult, but actualy is very ease. try with mandriba or Sesu and tell me.
Kalle
So i tried Suse and Mandrake (other name now i think... Question )
And the biggest Problem was to change the tools...
And so i gave up fast...

I searched for a sidebar like desktopsidebar.com... Question
Flash Fxp???

Your OS "mandriba or Sesu" aren't german right?

Thats a Problem too... Wink

(Sorry for that bad English... Smile )

CU
myspacelogin
I use windows xp sp2, but before i got this computer last month, i used windows ME. Looking at the poll really suprised me. I would have thought way more people would be using Mac's.
sergio91pt
Windows xp owns! Software is normaly developed only for windows xp, games too,...

Linux/Red apache is only advised for web servers Cool
Vrythramax
Dual boot...Windows 2000 Enterprise Server and Redhat Linux, my laptop is XP Pro.
freedomandjustjuice
Mac OS X Tiger!!! I (my parents, i was 10!) had a Performer 600 or something that old in about 1993 and it was my first experience of a home computer other than the old BBCs from school with their 5.25(?)in floppys that were actually floppy!

That got outdated pretty quick back then and we got a PC! aaahhhh nnooooo i spent the next god knows how long wasting my time and effort with drivers and invasive installs. yes i used M$ Windoze.

Its not long ago now that i went and bought my own first computer and i'm glad to say i got a G4 iBook (12in) its cute and powerfull as hell!! Now i've got another one too a 4 year old PowerMac with dual G4 450mhz processors.

I know this doesn't sound like much to you windoze users but its more than enough when you have a considerably more stable and efficient OS based on the same UNIX code as linux OSes. And even most widows posts on here admitted to the increased stability on linux.

Its really true you see, once you go Mac, you never go back!! Anyway thats my 2 cents, and hopefully another 2 points! lol.

SEB


P.S. Aren't the proportins of users for each os very similar to the composition of the atmosphere?
jaysen
i run a "hacked" version of Windows xp pro on both of my computers ( AMD 2400 on an Asus a7n8x mobo..and a celeron 700 on a dfi board) a buddy of mine removed alot of the extra garbage that comes bundled with Xp, making it smaller, less power consuming, and much more stable in my opinion. ( my computer is up 24/7 for usually about a month at a time without any issues until i shut it down to perform maintenace and clean the fans out..( i despise dust bunnies in my heat sinks))

used to run windows 3.1, loved the switch to 95... went from 95 to 98 which was the "living hell years" as i like to call them, Windows Me was a bit better, but an amazing resource hog.. so i experiemented with linux which i did like, but unfortunately it was quite restrictive in terms of decent software that ran with it. so i flipped to Windows 2000 for awhile... Then i went to windows Xp pro (original flavor) for a while which wasn't bad... but it had its share of issues, figured I'd try windows Xp home at one point just to see.... that lasted about a day and a half.... then back to XP pro, and then to what i got now. Finally im at a point that im happy with my os.... im not sure i really want to even try the next gen windows thats going to come out.
Ranfaroth
Those who still think that Linux is more difficult than Windows© should read this article Laughing
jaysen
lol! 5 hours or less? i wish it only took me that long......
Im very picky how i set everything up, so it usually takes me about a day or so.. mind you that includes reinstalling all my extra software, music, firewalls etc..... the actual install of xp only takes like an hour. TG i don't have to do it very often
seekerseyes
My computer is running with XP Pro, and it´s running good and stable. But I want to try linux suse in the next weeks.

Peace
Seekerseyes
asturmas
I use windows!
But I find and I know that linux and very better and also much more safe!
khairulsyahir
Definitely Windows XP!

Until any Operating System could ever come close and beat it, I'll stick to Windows. Can't wait for Vista to come out!

And seriously, I don't think there's any better Operating System out there better than the latest Windows. Not even Mac. I hate how it works.

Till then, Windows is the operating system to go.
sunnygirl
100% Apple! I don't know how to use a Windows or Linux (or anything else for that matter) machine, although my DH is trying to turn me into a Linux geek, and since Mac (OS X) is being run over a UNIX shell, he's teaching me all sorts of code (that I don't understand.. My brain is just not meant for coding, lol)
Again, 100% Apple and proud!!! Very Happy
PADRE[P.S.]
I use SuSE linux 10.0 and i`m realy pleased of it, it`s really user friendly and has powerfull facilities.
powwow
I use Mac also. I never learned pc's. I usually use the camino browser. But there is is much I cannot use because so much is not mac compatible.
vnieto
Kalle wrote:
So i tried Suse and Mandrake (other name now i think... Question )
And the biggest Problem was to change the tools...
And so i gave up fast...

I searched for a sidebar like desktopsidebar.com... Question
Flash Fxp???

Your OS "mandriba or Sesu" aren't german right?

Thats a Problem too... Wink

(Sorry for that bad English... Smile )

CU


I have a error: I refer to SuSE (not Sesu) and mandriba is the mosth recent versión of Madrake.

SuSe is German, But recently Novell buy this distrbutión.

The mos Ease of Install and mantain is Suse.
Try it!!
spider89
I use Windows XP and Linux Ubuntu. There is good realy. I had windows 98 earlier but I have changed as I have bought new computer
tanapat
If you want a stable hosting I then UNIX is the best
novisdesign
The Mac os is the best os out there today. It runs circles around Windoze Xp and Vista (whenever they can get it out). If you havn't tryed/seen Mac OS X Tiger, i recomend it to all computer users.
peace
root
Bondings wrote:
Car Audio wrote:
I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink


Everyone says that. But my own experience is quite different. Take the laptop I bought 7-8 months ago. I use it way too much, but Windows itself never crashed. Of course, some programs did crash, but that could always be solved by using controll+alt+delete. In fact, I'm quite happy with Windows.

I once installed Ubuntu Linux. It wasn't bad, only a bit too brown. Laughing But my sound card didn't work. Most flash and movies didn't work on Firefox for Linux. And the worst of all, my Windows didn't want to restart after the installation. By browsing on the internet, I immediately saw that I wasn't the only one, but no solution worked out for me. The only thing I could do was making a backup of all my files and reinstalling Windows XP. Sad
Next time I use Linux will be solely from the cd. I won't install anything on the hdd's.


your experience is a good example of why ubuntu sucks..

i use gentoo btw
bboy_nycb
I am Linux-geek and I use daily the Debian distro which offers all I need for surfing, developping,watching movies for instance.
djfreakske
i am both. i tried very much operation systems, at this moment i am uing windows xp, and gentoo. gentoo is very good and very stable, but is a bit more hard to work with.
Commando_Sondre
I'm a Windows geek. One of my friend are beta-testing Windows Vista! Lucky guy. It look great, and works a lot faster then XP!

Windows is good for almost everything, Mac is good on music and movies, Linux (for me) are best for servers...
NewGuyinTown
Windows XP... don't really care much about what OS I use as long as I can watch anime and do homework on it.
cjtreid
I seriously CAN'T STAND macintosh!

I really hate the fact it is so different from Windows, and is really incompatible with everything else.

I'm looking forward for when vista comes out - my friend is testing it, and it looks GREAT!
Dino
I`m never going to install Vista on, my machine, becouse it is garbage, stupid Windows, try something better, install Linux ...
kshitij_mehta
I think Windows is the best choice for the naive users but linux is best choice from security point of view
Reyntjensw
i'm using windows 2000 pro and i have a powerbook 17 inch with tiger on it!i really like mac because there are no virusses, no spyware, and no stuppid things like ad programs ,...
i use my 2000 pro just for gaming thats all!

grtz
bangala
Of course windows Smile
I learned about computers from windows and I still can't find a good reason to change.
galbotrix
changingtheworldinakiss wrote:
tibogoderis wrote:
Windows XP it Rocks :p



windows hp is my fav


Eh ? What's that ?

Btw me running Open SUSE (10), the best desktop linux OS. Long live Open Source !!!
garvalf4
I'm using Linux for the ease of use Wink
People who are using it too will probably understand hehe
z4c.
I currently use Windows but am planning to run Linux in the background soon.
Nhoj
I use Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP, but secretly wish I could afford hardware of a Mac. ;p
kiranaghor
On PC : XP n UBUNTU. I also got an Apple iBook on which I use Mac Os X Tiger. I am in love with OS X n Ubuntu.
kinkladze
Apple all the way baby!!! Even tho they're turning more and more into corporate ****** lol Rolling Eyes
fragment
I like windows best, because the mayor part of the games is made for this platform:)
MHDI
Always i'm using Free BSD, but now i have got some troubles with my internet connection and now i'm Windows user Rolling Eyes
vinodmishra
I always prefer Linux as it is stable, secure and yes of course free. At office I m forced to use Windows though.
miteshphalak
Sudden Market capture of iPod made by Apple,Who provide Macintoce OS;created Ripples within Microsoft.So Macintoce(3%market share) can Surprise with their GUI very soon...then Post this Poll Again!!!
splitroom
I'm using Windows XP Professional and it's good for me. I can do everything I want. I have used Linux and yes, there are some good features that windows don't have but at overall for me windows is better ,because of easier using. Also there are lots of good programs for everything I need. I thing there is one big disadvantage that windows is not as secure as Unix based OS's and offcourse I won't choose windows for server If I have a choise.
Rising
No body using NetBSD? Sad
Ranfaroth
Here is a video of a desktop you can have on GNU/Linux...
Petee
I like windows more than any other OS. I have five Windows and three Mac computers at my house. I experimented with Linux on one of my Windows computers. I didn't like it that much. I used the Ubuntu distro. I might try Linux again, but a different distro, maybe Fedora Core. As for the Macs, they're running Mac OS 9.2. Not much I can do on them.
leorimolo
Ive got the ultamite triboot, windows xp, viststa, and osx. Theese are my favorite oses, as you can see I have vista to piss my friends off showing them osx for AWSOME functionallaty an xp for normal use, also I have a couple of linux distros lying around.


LEo Exclamation
aditya_mukhopadhyay
I had been using both Windows (chiefly) and Linux (sometimes) up until 2003, when a friend of mine convinced me to try out Linux as the main system on my computer. Before then, my only interaction with Linux systems was at the computer centre of my graduate institute where I used to do a bit of programming but had no exposure to Linux system administration.

Well it wasn't as difficult for me to adjust during the migration, as most people would expect since a few of my experienced friends were always ready to help whenever I messed up. I started with a Mandrake 9.0 installation on my AthlonXP and learnt the ropes in a few months to come to th e point where I didnt' need to use Windows except extremely occasionally.

A new user to Linux might find the current Mandrake distributions extremely handy, since it comes with excellent hardware support and automates most of the detection and installation processes. In about 15 minutes, you'll have a fully functional production system at hand. It also comes with a rich set of system configuration tools (all accessible from a single point: Mandrake Control Center) which obviate the need to dabble with cryptic configuration files most of the time.

And so it was that I was quite happy with Mandrake and there was no need to explore other Linux distros or other OS's. But starting July 2006, as part of my MSc project work, I had to make a Linux based compute cluster using 10 UltraSparc machines (pre-packaged with Sun Solaris 9). The machines had been lying useless in our lab for years, since no one knew what to do when it came to properly administrating and managing a solaris system. My job:

Get them running on Linux.

This particular architecture/OS combo left me only two choices: Gentoo and Debian.
I decided to try out Gentoo, and beleive me, I have never seen such exhaustive and high quality documentation anywhere!! In spite of the fact that the architecture and the distro were completely alien to me, just following their handbook allowed me to have a working gentoo system on the UltraSparcs at the very first try. Gentoo's portage is so far, the best package management system I've seen and it beats all other distros/OS's hands down, when it comes to tailoring a system specifically your exact needs (with no extra baggage at all).

I was encouraged to migrate to gentoo on my PC also, and now it boots in less than half the time my previous Mandrake system used to boot!! The configuration part of the installation may seem daunting at first, and it is perhaps inadvisable for a newbie to Linux to start with Gentoo. But for an experienced user, it is the best thing out there and now that I've tried it out, I'm never looking back.

The bottomline is: No matter what your background, experience, or preference, Linux is worth a try. There is always some distro out there that caters very well to your tastes.
Jamatu
On my main computer system I use WinXP, on my server I use Fedora Core 3. I just can't bring myself to switching from Windows to Linux. I'm extremly comfortable with Windows and play games quite often, I feel that switching to Linux would hinder my game playing.
sergio_ykz
At Work:

Windows XP Professional - Because I need to use AutoCad and Adobe Acrobat, and don´t have it in another OS.

At House:

Windows XP Professional - for fun.

Windows 98 - for hardware acess test and development.

Linux Slackware 10.1 - for hardwork, programming and webdevelopment, study and another things.
LostOverThere
You guys should try out Linux, it's a lot like Windows, just a whole lot more stable.
(+[__]+)
my operating system is windows xp professional edition. i used to have an apple mac but i sold it
aciminsk
And how to vote if one uses several OSs?
So, in my case Mostly WindowsXP. Could not say that it's better, I'm just used to it.
Win2k and Win2K3 and even NT 4 on the server side.
Also Debian Linux on one of the computers, took some time and efforts to set it up and make use of it. And failed to install it on HP server.
FreeBSD on the server. Just started, and I like it. Alot of brainwork and fun.
PoweredDeath
Dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu with Mac OS X 10.3 running in PearPC in Windows. I mostly use Windows howver since I use Linux for some programs that only run on it and Apple is just a fun side thing.
jcool3
I use windows xp, but i often will boot with a linux live cd when I need to tune up a few things
Locklear
uoo

pc -> win xp pro, slackwareand ubuntu

laptop ->win xp pro
4ndY
I still use Windows (XP pro), but if new Vista will not be much better - I'll switch to Linux.

The best thing on windows is that when you need program for some purpose, you'll open google and find hundreds of programs for your need - one of them will certainly satisfy you Razz other OS dont have that Sad

All other, so called, the best properties of OS belong to non-Win OSs Smile
Stupid_Cow
I use Windows XP and Ubuntu linux...
XP I use when I want to play game and so, and Ubuntu I use when text-editing, or when on the internet...
In stability, Ubuntu wins of course...
But in the user-friendly area... Windows... :{
The main problem with linux is that some of the distribution have really hard installations... and usually it's very hard to configure everything afterwards...
Luckily, I have my own linux-freak the can help me with that... :}
chockybiky
dodhee wrote:
I'm using Windows XP Home at my Notebook and Linux Mandrake at my PC


I use, depending on which machine I'm using, either Windows XP professional or Windows XP professional. All patched and locked down.
DCLXVI
in my opinion, Linux is a far superior OS to microsoft 'windows'. I have two PCs and a Laptop. The laptop is dual booting Windows XP Pro, and Mandriva 2006. My other two PCs are running Helix Linux (hehehe) and SuSe. Itz not very well known but most windows software, say DVDShrink, was written IN linux FOR linux WITH linux code. Since then it has been made commercial, and windows has taken over a good peice of software.
bluefossil
Windows XP at home and Sun Solaris at work Smile
jimmy5450
im using xp pro, at times i hope there to be an update of some sort, becuase im sort of geeting sick of it. A fresh new design would be very nice!
Very Happy
Xeniczone
it depresses me to see those results Sad

to many windows users I wish they knew the past about how bill gates stole his way to the top.


But anyway, I used to be windows but I got tiered of it crashing so i went sesu linux but couldn't find drivers. then I want mandrake (it is called mandriva now i think) still same problem drivers were hard to find. So I went mac. And I have been happy.
anurag_bhd
I am a kinda mixed fan of both the operating systems viz., Microsoft Windows and the Graphical shell of Unix - Linux. Though I have tried more than ten distros of linux, but could not find the hospitality of Windows in any of them. On the other hand, the features of the current distros e.g., SuSE 10 and Xandros and not to forget Ubuntu cannot be found in either the Windows OSes or the Macs. But I think that the next version of Windows - Vista will be a big hit especially for the Linux geeks as it has a rich GUI(Graphical User Interface).
For now, my PC dual boots between Windows xp and Xandros 3.0.1 OC. Very Happy
crasso
I have Windows XP at work and at home and for now I using it mostly. However, I have installed Ubuntu 5.10 (The Breezy Badger) on both places and surely that OS would be of my greatest interest in future.
oh0092
I've got linux and windows both.
Joker
I have Windows XP Pro. For me it's the best OS especially when I was downloaded all upgrades... I had and check whole Windows series and for me XP is taste Very Happy
dingin
Still using Win98 SE. It's to expensive to follow Microsoft, since I know nothing about Linux Rolling Eyes
Blaster
Simple old windows XP. Just don't like anything else.
hiimdave
I've been using Windows XP for years. I'm currently running SP2 without any problems.
tonk
Now I am using win xp pro sp1.
But my favorite is Solaris.

On my lap top(vaio fs-640)is installed:
* win xp sp1,
* ubuntu 5.10
the sound didnt work in the begining but I installed the driver without problems, now works excelent with ubuntu but modem and memorystick drive dont work. The almost of time I use ubuntu. I think the new version of ubuntu will be very good; I also recomend mandriva 2006 for centrino lap tops.
I like the philosophy of free-software.

I have had many problems with winxp sp2, it is too secure that doesn't allow some network jobs works propely.
pontopt
I love MSDos... jk... I use Win XP, I like it but probably will change to Vista

Microsoft rules!
seef
I use Kubuntu. But I also have XP one my mashine for games. But for work and internet Linux is the best.
william
Well, I have Windows XP Pro SP2. I would really like to have Macintosh. Though, the operating system you have depends on what you want to do. For example, gaming. If you want a gaming computer, you wouldn't go with Macintosh. Though, if you wanted a productive computer, you ought to go with Macintosh.
garionw
I use Windows 2000 on my laptop and have found it my favourite. I like it better than XP bacause it isnt as glitchy as XP
william
Well, I have to agree. I have not enjoyed XP. 2000 lacks features but it at least works.
rex123
I use Gentoo, Ubuntu, and Windows XP or 2000. Windows XP licencing is horrible, so I only use that at work.
What's nice about software nowadays is that you can install the same stuff on whatever operating system you like, mostly.
Eg: Firefox, Thunderbird, Skype, Apache httpd, php, any java application, and, of course, vim, without which life with computers would be impossible.
Unmindful
I like Windows XP, as it is easy, reliable, and fast on my computers.

I have a intel Celeron 1.2GHz Piece of trash, and it works very fast.

Tim
squirrelmaster
though i'm posting this with a win 98(on my dad's computer right now),
I use fedora core 3(but upgrading to FC4 soon), and my other computer I use SLAX, it works quite well - no installation(except for burning the boot CD), and user friendly.

the reason I use slax on my second and not FC4, is that it doesn't have a hard drive, I just got an old pentium 3 from a friend(cuz he had no use for it, he upgraded and transferred his old HDD to the new one), so I took it off his hands, and am quite happy with it.

GO LINUX!!! Very Happy & LINUX LIVE!!!! Mr. Green
scottmacgillivary
I am currently using Windows XP Professional Edition, and it's pretty good except I can't play my older games. It's more reliable, yet I find it's a lot more complicated than Windows 2000. I know for a fact that it is a lot better then.... Millenium Edition -shudder-
wimvpetegem
I have voted on Linux, that is my main OS.
But I have also work with Windows (XP, 2003 server).
I have got here a Windows 2003 server with a domain.
But as a allready said: my main OS is Linux.
I run Mandrake, Ubuntu, Whax and Auditor.
The 3th and 4th one are live-CDs.
kiseki89
Win XP pro previously is Win 2000 which is very very bad
Diebels
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


I´ve got both OS installed. For some Apps Windows ist a must. Linux is still new to me, so i keep on experimenting with it
surdy
LINUX RULEZ
I use Fedora Core 4 OS on my desktop !!
nox-Hand
I am a bit of a mix. I use Linux for everyday things, yet XP for gaming. So, I am a mix, as I said.

I use Gentoo Linux.

Hang on, Fedora Core 4? Why not use Fedora Core 5?

I don't like FC5, as it is very bloated, so I use Gentoo which I can customize to my needs Smile

nox-Hand
benatkinson610
Right...

I think that windows xp proffesional is a good operating system allthoufg it is very unstable windows 200 proffesional is much better and capable on networks at our home we only have a simple network usiong a router but when we upgraded to windows xp the network stablebilty stammered and deterieated this was a big letdown So we went back to 2000 proffesional and is was again good , I dont know if it was just the server that was affected or just the operating system.
Commando_Sondre
I have Windows XP (modifyed to the death) and I have Linux SUSE 10 with KDE...
heady233
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?

It seems as if more than 1/2 of the people in the world are using Windows. (Including Myself)
abhishek_2410
mandrake
SamiTheBerber
I have tested two kinds of GNU/Linuxes. I started with Fedora Core 3, but now I have three computer running on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Laptop with Ubuntu Dapper and two PCs with Ubuntu Edgy. Laptop and other PC are Xgl/Beryl boosted Wink Last one is test server (offline).

I used Windows when I bought own computer and switched to GNU/Linux on year 2005. My father had Apples computers, so I have been familliarized to Mac, also done some work with it.

PC:
Laptop:
lowman39
windows xp and my other computer is windows Me
Michael B
I have Windows XP, It is good because I can do everything I want with it. But you have to have so many programs using up Ram, AntiVirus, AntiSypware and Firewall. Linux you don't have to do that. I under stand that it is a lot harder to make a virus for Linux so it will always be better till Microsoft change the way they do things. But having said that I can't get some of my hardware to work with Linux.

So I think that there is no best operating system they all have there advantages, Windows has hard ware support and ease of use, and Linux is not infected as much and very stable. Some one needs to but the two into one.

And I wish Windows would not crash when I tweak it to bits.
warallthetm
I like windows, but i prefer SuSe Linux.
faker
linux still rules. nowadays linux has slowly becoming more and more user friendly. I'm using Fedora core 5 and it is a BOMB. i was a winXP user before i use fedora and i got fed up with all the errors. if there is 1 thing i don't like though is that most games are based on EXEs, although if you pay a price one can still run windows based game in linux but don't have the money T_T.

i still like to try vista anyway, curious of what sort of advandcement can microsoft go after spend years developing vista
snaketrgm
I have two operating system in my computer. One is Windows XP other is Pardus Linux which is made by Tubitak. I want to ask something. I heard that there is program named Synergy that allows you to work two operating system at the same time. Is that true?
dac_nip
Ranfaroth wrote:
I use Debian GNU/Linux at home, at work, and on my laptop, because I want a fast, free, very secure, extremely stable, light, opensource, hightly customizable, and user friendly OS with a huge choice of softwares.


very correct! I also use Debian GNU/Linux distro. i havent tried rpm based linux distro though. windows just full of ...anyway, why do you care, you wont understand until you try linux. Very Happy
budazz
i only use winxp although i really dont like it i have no choice cause my favorite games are only compatible winxp Very Happy
dips0502
i dont think windows xp is value for money. if it were free like linux then maybe i would prefer windows over linux, but it is not free. linux on the other hand is free, but has problems with hardware detection. anyways i havnt been able install linux as none of the distros i tried recognises the sata harddisk on my asus motherboard with via chipset 8251 or is it 8257. i am using linux on vmware though. i plan to buy a pata hardisk just for linux and see if that is of any help. coming on to windows i think it is definitely more user friendly but just think about this. windows xp releases and we pay money to buy it. then after a few years a service pack 2 comes which is as big as the os itself. so it is like we paid money to buy an os which was half ready. i understand that if there is software, there has to be some bugs. but the amount of bugs windows xp had are quite unimaginable. now there is vista coming and i see a service pack for that too
wangbin218200
I've always used Windows 98 SE, win ME, and now XP Home Edition. I say Windows is good.But my window have some problem now,I can't take out it.
randomaccess
I like Ubuntu and SUSE. I think windows is not very stable
gagga
Have a dual boot with Windows Xp x64 Pro and Ubuntu Linux.
DarthRicmu
Windows..............Nothis else............exept it's a crappie OS....sometimes
Tex_Arcana
Using Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger). I hopped around a few distros looking for something easy to use and I found it with Ubuntu. WHen I got to my happy place with Ubuntu I deleted XP from my hard drive and only missed it when I have the urge to play the newer games that don't have a native Linux version. The way I see it though is if they don't want to support Linux then I don't want to support them.

Oh and one more thing. I see a lot of Windows users saying that Linux is for advanced users and it's hard to learn, that it's anti virus programs aren't any good, and just a bunch of other nonsense. I think you are listening to, and repeating comments that are way out of date. There are lots of user friendly Linux distros out there that are powerful and stable. If they don't run your favorite Windows program then there is probably an equivilent open source program that's free to use. While the operating is different and requires some new skill sets it is nothing radically hard to do. I had an easier time learning to use Linux then I did with Windows. At least Linux didn't keep defaulting to The Blue Screen of Death every time I made a small mistake.

Over all I'm extremely happy with Linux. The system maintenance is done monthly rather then daily or weekly. I don't worry about Malware and viruses creeping into my computer (The real reason for this is that Linux will not automatically load any programs into your computer like Windows will). I have virus scan (haven't found any yet) but don't need any type of Ad-Aware. And I don't need to constantly defrag my hard drive.

Great, stable, easy to use OS with low maintenance. I couldn't ask for too much more. Only thing that's really needed is better support from software and hardware companies. As soon as they realize that more and more people are getting fed up with Windows the support will be coming around.
dz9c
Windows because its popular and I grew up on it. Need i say more?
guibr
I use 2 Os One Windows (XP) And one Linux (GNU/Linux Debian); I think linux is a little difficult, but i will try to use only Linux, becouse it is better than Window, more stable.
novisdesign
My OS is Mac OS X 'Tiger'. Love it more than anything i've used.
shadowmeld19
My Computer has

windows XP Pro
windows 2003 server standard ed
suse linux 9.3
randomaccess
I'm Dual-booting windows and linux together
Jerimiah40
I use Windows 2000 (Best windows OS yet IMO) on my computer in my bedroom, Windows XP Home on the computer that my family uses, Windows 98/2000 on the computers at school, and various types of linux whenever I'm feeling particularily pissed off at MS :p
SirDuncan
I use Win2k in my laptop, and it have been working fine for 2 years without reinstalling.

When I configure a serve machine I use Gentoo Linux, a great distro.

Laughing


DKN
dynamics
I use Windows XP for my Pentium 4 computer and Windows 98 for my Pentium II computer.

Windows computers support more kinds of hardware and software, so I prefer it.
redice
I use debian linux (unstable), both at work or at home.
Sometimes use windows on my wife's computer. She use windows because she play games running on windows.
mrwoody
Gentoo here... please give it a try... I was also not very positive about it few months ago!
{name here}
I use Windows for all my web development(because of the sheer number of web development apps like Dreamweaver), FreeBSD for software development(because I have to mess with OS code), and eComStation for secure transactions and what not(completely virus and malware immune, as there are no modern viruses or malware that are eCS compatible. I do hate the lack of applications, though).
1one1
I use Windows, but I'm not sure which is better because I haven't used any other OS. Ever. So far I've used Windows 95, 98, XP, and the public Vista Beta.
Hellscythe
I use mostly Win XP, because it's the most supported thing out there, plenty of games and apps, and I'm afraid of killing my WinXP partition too much to install linux on my main comp; however, I've got command-line FreeBSD running on an older computer, and there's my *nix experience.
Transponder
Im a Linux Geek lol i use Ubuntu Linux on my pc and my laptop
Windows Xp Prof so i often use Windows Laughing
tony
I use Windows XP Pro SP2 on one computer and Arch Linux w/ Fluxbox on the other. Windows is good for ease of use. Linux is good for being free, programming, stability (no linux has ever crashed on me), security, and web hosting/being a server. Honestly, I haven't found anything that windows can do which linux cannot do.
Xeniczone
What makes you the god of all.

Saying are you a windows user or a geek.

Just because not all of us get on our knees whenever bill gates is around doesn't mean we are the "geeks".

Just because we use a better more relieable and cheaper operating system doesn't make us "geeks".



O well I use Mac OS X 10.2.6.
dotnet
All my life I sit on Win-platform. Windows XP Pro (RUS) SP2 for now. I am sure, for workstation(not for server!) this is the BEST OS.
dac_nip
guys..just want to ask, is it true that canonical will release a new version of ubuntu? currently, im using breezy badger.. kubuntu. and i love kde desktop. Very Happy
mtorregiani
I'm using windows xp profesional service pack 2 Razz
Whong
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


I'm a Windows XP user and I think that Windows is a great operating system! Wink
varun_dodla
I use Windows Xp and Red Hat 9 together on my PC...had to move to RH9 to complete my project in C. RH9 is truly called the Programmers Heaven.
undoweb
Whell... you se a couple of monts I bought a macintosh Apple G3 350 ( In Romania an macintosh costs allot of cash $$$, so... ) and I am running on it Macintosh OSX 10.4 Tiger. I like Macintosh OSX but, Windows have a lot of aplications.

Whell I like Macintosh becouse on Mac there is no viruses!
macfly
well I guess I must be one of the very few using an apple macintosh with mac os X. I started with an atari and when it was out of service I bought a macintosh (1996). since then, I'm working with the mac. The only disadvantage of using a mac is that some interesting softwares are only available for window users. That's very sad. I'll buy a pc with windows XP in a few weeks because there are some softwares I need that are only available for windows XP. For the music and in the studio, I will keep using my macintoshs. They are really the best machines and mac os X is far more stable than windows.
wapkralj
I always used window,first windows 98,now windows xp pro.Sometimes i install Linux but only live CD.But sometimes when i get it from somebody.
fiendskull9
:arrow:Ubuntu Dapper Linux for desktop

:arrow:Windows XP Pro for recording

:arrow:Vida (gentoo based) Linux for gentoo compiling

-clay
john01385
Am using XP Pro x64 but also use FreeBSD. my biggest problem is that the software i most commonly use isnt supported by anything but windows.
copilot
I currently have Windows Vista installed on my laptop. I have tried about a half dozen different Linux OS and have tried Solaris, but I still like Windows best. I do NOT like Macintosh. No way. I'll just stick with good 'ol windows.
darth_pyro
I use linux. Windows is too unstable, and it holds your hand through everything. I am a bit of a control freak, so I like to configure everything to my liking. Also, I don't have alot of money, and when I did use windows, I never owned a legitimate copy of Windows. Now, I use only open-source, free software, so I'm not stealing anything, and my computer is much happier. When I used windows, it would get "crusty" and it needed a fresh format and reload every few months, but luckily I havent had to do that in almost a year since I switched to linux. Yay.
atholas
I usually work in Linux, and play games on Windows. Like the others, I switched to Linux because the last version of windows I legally bought was Windows 95 Twisted Evil But thanks to the MSDN Academic Alliance program, I now have a fully legitimate copy of Windows XP Pro.

Just as an aside, my information security professor at university uses Windows almost exclusively Very Happy
SpongeFreak
I'm another boring Windows XP user. I'm too original to be a Linux person or something like that.

At least I have a Media Center theme for it! Gotta love the gradients!
kuisong.tong
I use Windows in company, and Mac OS in home. Personally, I love Mac very much. It has Windows’ beautiful interface and Unix’s power.
tlambert
I'm a Win XP Pro user. I also make extensive use of a CD-ROM runnable Linux version called Knoppix. One of the main advantages of Knoppix is it's ability to read and write in (Win XP) NTFS-partitions. It's a great help when Win XP crashes: you can easily backup your files and restore your configuration.
pacslim
i used windows all versions and also profesional and redhat linux but now im on windows home again on my new pc see ya Wink Arrow
neosree
For the past 4 years, I am using Windows XP in my home computer. No matter how many times I reinstalled the OS, I always use XP. I never find Linux useful to me. No software in Linux satisfied me. Because of my love to XP, I just study MCSE(Microsoft Certified System Engineer) and passed the exam. Now I am becoming an expert in XP and Server 2003, with my experiences thruogh practice. It made me more and more attached to XP, so that I even didn't want to waste my time for checking another Linux distribution. (That once I have done and found as a big time waste to me).

XP ROCKS!!!

When Vista comes, it may become my favorite OS, but I am not going to remove XP from my system. I only install Vista as a second OS in my system and it will become my favorite only after finding it as more productive and addicting than XP.
mathechew
have an XP, but I hate it because it's so slow, and prone to crashing. As soon as i get all A's and B's, I'm going to buy a $2,000 (at least) dollar Mac, and my cousin will give me a copy of Final Cut Pro, and I can edit movies to my hearts content. SPLEEE!
corey
Wow. I can't believe that I've not contributed to this thread yet.

I use Windows XP, FreeBSD (6.1 right now), Gentoo, Debian, and Solaris (on my UltraSparc 5) at the moment. Subject to change at any time. Very Happy Very Happy
Balthamos
Mac OS X all the way. 1.6 GHz G5 with 1.25 GB RAM. Have a 17" Dell monitor, but hey, it gets the job done Smile

~Balthamos
nevillethenerd
If you want power and security and a steep learning curve then you need Linux. If you want ease of use and all the fun of viruses then you want Windows. Easy! Very Happy
ccmolik
I use Windows 2000 sp4 or ArchLinux. (I Dual-Boot with GRUB in my MBR)
---begin endorsement----
[url=http://www.archlinux.org]
ArchLinux [/url] is a distribution based off of CRUX linux using PacMan software management. it's incredibily fast for a non-from-source linux. It is for people not afraid of the command line. I use it because (a) it's fast, (b) it's packages aren't old [many are bleeding-edge] and (c) it's tuned as to what I want it to be.
---end endorsement----

Seriously, check arch out.
Lychee
I'm using a PowerBook G4 with, of course MacOSX 10.4.6 and a PC with Gentoo Linux & Gnome on it.

I don't like Windows at all… It's unstable, unfriendly, full of viruses & worms and just not quite the OS I'm looking for…
But that's just one mans opinion Wink
keykeen
two OS on my PC,
Gentoo Linux and Windows XP ,

previous for work,last for nothing.
deroga
Linux all the way. Been using the Gentoo linux for a few years now. That's worth checking if you wan't to update the cutting edge free software easily.
waffy
Mac OS for me! I have an old iBook Clamshell running Mac OS 9.2.2, and old iMac G3 running Mac OS 9.2.2, iBook G3 (Dual USB) on Mac OS 10.3.9 and my Intel iMac running Mac OS 10.4.6. Very Happy

But for my Internet Cafe, I use Windows XP, Fedora Core 5 and Bayanihan Linux (Filipino's own linux flavor). Very Happy
LethcanAernis
AT home I run Windows XP, Windows 2003, Fedora Core and an old Red Hat 9.0 on an old Laptop.

I love to geek in Linux, that is fun and I learn a lot. But when I want things to go fast and just work... Windows in my Choise!

Laughing I'm certified in Linux and even went to the US to write Linux questions for CompTIA in New Orleans (head office in Chicago, wrote Network+ questions there heheh)
But I'm even more Microsoft certified.. gotta love them Smile

But anything that needs consultant is my friend.. so I hope in Linux.. could give me lots of $$$$$$$$$$ Smile
polizey
i am using ubuntu linux. it`s the future of popular debian. you#ve all the features from debian by having a securely, easy2install and userfriendly system. isn#t it cool?
Lychee
Oh yeah… I almost forgot…
I also got an iBook Clamshell running Mac OS 9.2.2 Smile
uniorzeroman
I think that Windows is the best as operation system, because it's easy, and supports every programm in the Internet. And, it's functional too. And after Windows, i like Linux too.
mwilson82
I've never used anything other than Windows, never really got around to trying anything else but I probably will soon. I just don't want to have to learn everything over again just to get around Razz Although I am looking forward to Vista Smile
Ranfaroth
uniorzeroman wrote:
I think that Windows is the best as operation system, because it's [...] supports every programm in the Internet.
Wrong... Most softwares I use aren't supported by Windows™ Rolling Eyes
Citizen Kane
Linux and Ms. I tried Ubuntu, Ark Linux, and SuSE 10.1 Final. There was much to say for the stability of linux, but I just needed some functionality I missed in Linux (like getting my webcam to work and my soundcard and other stuff.)

Otherwise, linux is great.
deiphobus
Ugh... Microsoft always rips-off great ideas from several competitors and then turn it into a bad idea. Windows Vista obviously borrows heavily from the Mac OS, specifically, Mac OS 10.4. Their implementation of the widgets suck big time. Why the heck would they put a sidebar on the desktop? Have you guys seen the system requirements? OMG that is just too much. Mac OS X is still lightyears ahead of Vista.
Miniwood
I use Windows XP on my main machine because it runs all the games I like easily. I have a second machine with a Linux install on it that I'm trying to learn how to use but it is hard to understand some of it.

I don't like the dominance that MS has with Windows but it is easy, so the lazy option is stick with Windows. Believe it or not I didn't use Windows until 95 came out. Prior to that I stuck with DOS because it did everything I needed and Windows 3+ was a turd..
simwong
Mac os x 10.3 on iBook(Power PC)
i hope OS 10.5 panther can support operation system emulations.in that case i would buy a intel chip Mac.
bluefossil
I use windows XP mostly because it's widely compatible with everything. I prefer Solaris for stability... prefer OS X for the slickness.
b4r4t
I use XP Pro ... i like it, runs fast when You can care of it Smile
I had 98SE before ... but i didn't like it - lot of blue screens Smile
Linux ... i only play with Knoppix sometimes - nice system ... Smile
Nikkori
I'm a Windows user, but not really a windows techie..Ü
mars
windows xp and Unbutu
chat
I am proud windows xp user.I tried linux sometimes,it is very stupid for me Laughing I once i tried once to install and make to windows fall,all install again,stupid me Smile .So I say nice windows ,and easy,simple,reliable(not really Very Happy)
Sharkbite86
I guess i will be one of the minority Razz . I use Mac OS 10.4 on my 12" G4 powerbook. I like Mac OS a lot for its ease of use and fun interface. Anything windows can do a Mac can do too (with the proper set of apps) Smile . Windows is ok, not my cup of tea. The only reason i would use it is to play video games and to mess around with the system (like i do for linux)... i know i should get a PC so i can know how to use windows a bit better but i have not bothered yet lol. I think when i get one of the new macbook pros i will install windows and then i can learn all about it Smile !
kernel_geek
Yeah i use gentoo (it rocks), but in truth i do use a dual boot system with windows 2000 (greatest windows) although my windows is probs getting a bit dusty. Very Happy
dac_nip
Bill Gates just stepped down from his current position in microsoft. Hmm.., what do you think will happen next?
Sharkbite86
dac_nip wrote:
Bill Gates just stepped down from his current position in microsoft. Hmm.., what do you think will happen next?


Are you serious?! Wait... I thought he did that a long long time ago?! Wow, does this mean Balmer is in charge? If so, i feel really bad for all you windows people Confused ...
the-geek
my favorite is windows 2000
it doesnt get halt/crash like win98and not slow like winXP. moreover its easy to find support. one more reason is i test my pages with PWS / IIS

so many people says Linux is best. maybe but whats the use when u dont get any support when you really need it. you dont get softwares, games, apps of your choice.
where Windows things are all available everywhere.
funny thing is whoever says LINUX is best, they started with Windows. atleast 95% them.

[i am not a win agent ] Twisted Evil
Ranfaroth
the-geek wrote:
so many people says Linux is best. maybe but whats the use when u dont get any support when you really need it.
You have much more support on GNU/Linux than on Windows™
Quote:
you dont get softwares, apps of your choice.
You've got more choice on GNU/Linux than on Windows™
Quote:
funny thing is whoever says LINUX is best, they started with Windows. atleast 95% them.
Yes : that prooves that they've tested both systems, and if they stay on Linux, it's because it's definitly better. Contrary to those windows-boys, who speak about Linux without really testing it
Ikthar
I use Arch Linux and Ubuntu. When I'm lazy, I just use Ubuntu, and when I want some fun, I use Arch. Linux, in general, is way faster than Windows, and Arch is the fastest Linux distro I have tried...

I still have Windows XP in my computer, but just for connecting my cell phone to the computer, since Linux doesn't support my phone model...
Ichilla
Im Using XP Pro. on my pc and my laptop XP Home..
Ka7raK
I use Windows XP (mostly) but i think Fedora and Mac rule.
I already installed a lot of Linux distributions in my computer but they don't seem to work so well. I can't play most games, don't have the user-friendly software, hotkeys are different...
Greyhound
i have 4 pc installed linux, but i can only vote 1 Very Happy
bstevens
I must say that Windows is my primary OS... Preferably XP Pro / Media Center... I also have a computer with Vista, as I am a beta tester... The organization also has a MSDN subscription, so I have access to lots of MS products.. I manage 300+ computers that are windows based, and about 210 of those belong do a Windows Server 2003 domain that I administrate. We also have one lab of 24 macs and about 10 linux machines. Our main file server is running NetWare 5, so I am constantly exposed to the specturm of operating systems. Our Windows computers run 98, 2000 and majority XP pro. All the macs except 2 run Mac OSX Panther, and all the linux boxes are debian... At home I use Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 to emulate multiple machines on my computer, so I have one host OS (WinXP Pro) running 4 guest OS'es (Win Server 2003, Win98, Debian Linux and Fedora core Linux). As you might guess, I constantly run in to numerous issues with the multiple OS'es and I have had to learn to deal with each system's issues seperately. Put simply, work gets very interesting sometimes! Wink

-B-Rad
FunFunkyFritz
Greyhound wrote:
i have 4 pc installed linux, but i can only vote 1 Very Happy

I got exactly the same problem. 5 Gentoo Linux machines but only one vote Smile
haak_heu
I use windows Xp
ashik
Linux is better.. we dont have to pay for it... all the softwares are free.. we can customize it to our liking..etc... The list of features is long and endles...

I wud certainly recommend everyone to try a linux... if u r unsrue abt installing... try a Live CD, which will help u to judge the Distro, even without installing it..
orcaz
I would love to try out the open source Linux, but many software I am currently using do not support installations in Linux!!!
dommemg
I'm using Windows XP Proff. I love Windows, but i have some virus problems
eqdsign
ok, first of all I want to say that windows sucks! but at the moiment it is the only operating system that supports a lot of software and lots of other stuff, not to mention the user friendly GUI, but I would ditch windows for Linux... OK, untill that will happen I'm using a new OS, TinyXP, beast version... It's actually a stripped down version of XP pro w/ Service pack 2, only a few network tsuff were taken out! it has only 350 mb on your hard drive and uses only 40-50 mb of your memory, not like the 256 mb of memory windows xp uses normal wise!
vicarious
I first would like to commend this forum on being able to actually hold this thread without the spilling of blood. Just mentioning the choice of operating systems leads to the redundant Win/Linux flame wars.

I am not married to any specific OS myself. But I am currently using Ubuntu on my laptop, and Mandrake on my wife's desktop, I use 2000 and XP at the print shop I work at for administration function (clocking in and inventory etc) and we use mac for some graphic development......although... I always have my 2 cents.....that is...

The OS war has already been won. And the desktop PC operating system in general has lost to the internet and a return to client-server computing.

It is kind of funny in a way, because it was the popularity of the internet that got WinTels into every houshold in the world with the income and a decent phone network, but it was the University/Government UNIX world that made the internet possible and created its own demise (though it is still to be found in corporate networks who like its near failsafe reliability and can afford it.)The two will be forever entertwined in the history and development of the other.

Unix was not a household or small business platform until the Internet gave birth to Linux (don't worry, rehashing the Linux history is not my intent). But as Linux was "patterned" after Unix, which was primarily used for corporate networks with expensive custom software (no $5 specials in the UNIX bin at BestBuy), it initially did not become popular, let alone a usable Desktop OS until it started to individualize itself from its UNIX uncle by loyal users at the Freedom foundation and GNU who saw the potential of freely available user friendly software and an enhanced and customizable GUI (there are several Linux GUI environments) that people using home desktops could relate to. Then came a flood of desktop uses that a traditional UNIX user would have gone without, or written themselves and left as company property. It was this rush to the desktop to go head to head with the avail successful desktops (Win and Mac) that gave way to "Clones" of their "environments" and functionality and usability, instead of customization and stability became the Linux focus for desktop users based on competing models.

This might seem as a diatribe to the OS I work with most, Linux, but it is not. While all of this was going on, desktop users worldwide waded through the pitfalls involved as well as fell in love with the freedom of using the internet, and thus the inevitable return to network computing.The desktop wars are like many other wars, without fighting them we would not be where we are today, but time makes relevence of the battles fade as new battles overshadow them.

UNIX had a large part in the formation of the Internet, Linux was born on the network. NT, Win2000 and XP shows that MS has learned with the advent of the internet and have adapted, though grudgingly, and not without some issues of business muscling over technological reality, but alas:

The desktop issue is now a non issue:

The online ASP army with their online GIF creators and free web based email, and finally rumours of a totally online OS (Google for "Google OS" to see what you find) scared the *@$% out of the whole industry by going back to computing and networking through clients. (ever wonder why MS tried to make the internet proprietory through IE hegomy and free website tools that only played nice with MS software?) Even today while it used to be spoken of as an "unneeded" industry with a desktop in every small business and most homes, and all of that off the shelf MS warez for every function thought up. Of course you could always plop down $10,000 easy for a UNIX setup. But now even MS promises to "revolutionize" the ASP concept . It is now important to them,

On the internet proprietory file formats and cpu licensing can be given back to the server networks, and the client gets "what they want, how they want, or you will fall off the "net". This is what I do not think MS gets, even though the OS is more user friendly and almost obiquitious in its market share.

As interoperability and similar issues become more of a survival skill in the network jungle, the OS vs OS issue will be less of an issue for the end user if the program "works" on their end of the network, and as more software is accessed from a server, the desktop will be more about the Interface than ever before, and less about an OS that interfaces with computing software other than the OS interface itself.
But even if that may seem like a stubborn view of the future, I can honestly say that I would recommend a dual boot system of Win/Linux and a remote access to a MAC while I check out the new MAC 4 PC platform, then maybe a triple boot system.

Better yet, virtually partition your drives and run both OS's at the same time and remote to one or the other within the same box.

The client server OS is back and they can all play together as friends in the virtual world. VPS's , RDP, VNC, and NX tunneling are becoming as obiquitous in net speak as GUI panels were the awe 20 years ago (when I was reading comic books).

To end, I have a question for you.

Does your OS run you favorite browser? Does your favorite browser force you to use a certain OS? Does your website only perform right in one browser? The browser is your client to web servers. see how the network is forcing change, big change. Firefox and other non MS browsers at least seem to get this (if only they would treat MAC better).


Just had to add my 2 cents in a civil forum after wading through 10 years of Linux-Windows flamers in message boards all over the net when I had a problem with either OS.

Thank You and Good Night.
tyrant
Well i've got a dual boot, Windows Xp-64bit and Linux Slackware.
I would honestly prefer to go linux instead of Windows, but firstly if you want the same kind of software and ease of use its not easy for people starting out.

As much as linux is customizable , its not that user friendly and there are many incompatibility issues. For example. i installed it in my laptop, and everything was fine, except that my wireless card could not be detected. I went to help forums, busted my brains and still could not get it to work. Didn't have alot of time so i'm leaving it for some other time.

cheers
chriswest
I use windows. Althought I wont say that it is good in anyway. I just have not gotten around to trying any Unix based system and I havend had a good enought reason to do so has of yet. I just suf the web and play the odd game.
urangkayo
I litle bit confuse to vote, coz i have Windows XP SP2, Fedora Core 5 and Ubuntu at My Machine Laughing
nopaniers
Thanks vicarious, that's the most intelligent thing that I've read on a message board for a while! My two cents is that you will become absolutely right. I sure hope that we can agree of open standards to make interoperability work properly between different systems.

Oh, and my favourite browser is Firefox, so it will run on Linux or Windows. Either way, I'm fine.
darkeagle
I have Intel Eagle One processor, For this I'm using Windows XP Eagle One Edition.

My other OS is EHSOS. This made by myself. It's working about hacking.
mialynavahy
windows xp
never use macintosh and linux just for my computer courses

winxp is very easy to use and now i m waiting for vista
graeinler
Im currently using winXP. Well I've always used windows OS but I do want to try the diverse flavors of BSD more particularly OpenBSD because of its emphasis in security. The only problem im having is that I can't seem to set it up properly on my box. I think it may have to do with my glitchy vidcard.


graeinler : Manslayer RutterKiN
ogurek
I'm using Windows XP in my home... I've tried Linux (Red Hat) but, it was to difficult to me, and I've returned to Windows...
sunny_xu
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


I used linux three years before. It has no problem with copyright and I can learn IT from it well.
mistuh griddlez
i prefer windows XP which is what i am currently using and it hasn't had any problems. also Mac is pretty good although most programs nowadays won't run on mac and also you cant right click (well you can't on the one i have!! it only has one button!!) also the media system on my Mac sucks. (on my XP it's alot better) and i've never tried Linux and i don't really want to!! Laughing
pagan.preist
Nightmare incarnate
bnbrown
XP! I used Linux on try but it didn't come to my best list though...
akshar
Both actually. But never tried my hands on MAC
Web-Gazda
My 120GB HDD is partritioned
90 GB for Windows XP
20 GB for Mandrake 9.0 (2.4)
10 GB for FAT 32 WIN>LINUX>WIN file exchange

Today i used MacOS for the first time in my life and it looks OK.
zyee
i have 2 entirely different os, but i can only select one, i think the vote should change to be multi-selection vote. although i have both windows and suse, i still think suse is the best more stable, jsut the startup is abit slow to me.
venkateshwarans
A computer and a laptop. Computer with 98 and laptop with xp.
pgr3master
XP SP2 it rocks i like mac thats very good but linux its ok but not my fav

vista is going to better and will rock even more than xp!!!
Ghost900
I use Windows XP home and will have Vista in a few years.
Josso
I'm currently using Windows XP Proffesional for the 3 PC's on my network. I used to have a Macintosh in the 90s and admittedly they are a lot better for artwork, video editing, and music (that are my main interests tediously enough Laughing) but I have a Windows for the general compatiblity. I'd like to have both a Mac and a Windows running one of these days but that's when I have a regular income.
Dragate
I think, even though I use Windows XP Professional version, I would like to use a Macintosh. I heard they have less crashes (even though in my entire life, I've only expirenced two). People alwasy complain in my face that Macintosh sucks and that they are so hard to use. I can only shake my head in dissapointment so many times. You are just not used to it becuase you don't use it that often.

I personally like how everything in a macintosh is so clean and less... hm I don't know. The windows look (at least the xp Professional, and maybe 98 and 2000 because I have used those) is a little... *forgive me microsoft and all others I offend* ghey... I just don't like it that much. Looks really wired. I can get other suites and stuff, but the default look just doesn't look that good. I'm sure, and I know this is happneing already, that Macintoshes are gettting more compatible with all programs, but I'm sure for a while at least, there's always going to be more trouble with compatibility with Macs.

Another pro of the Mac's is it's size. Mac mini and like the G5. That thing is only a monitor. o.O Seriously the whole computer is in this 1 inch thick monitor. I would looooove to have that computer. XD thnx for reading this lonng rant.
pandmatrix
i know linux is powerful n all that stuff...but kinda hard n i cant get a lot of
applications on linux.
i never used mac...never seen it actually..

i use windows xp... its not very bad....its ok
klaviermann
I'M USING WINDOWS XP UNLIMITED, GREAT OS!
bsrkaditya
Ashik.Linux is better.. we dont have to pay for it... all the softwares are free

Hmm... Most of the home users go for linux it is free.....but there are closed softwares Linux too. Confused
tamilchild
Windows operating system is very reliable and flexible operating system than Linux Laughing
SpellcasterDX
I have always used Windows XP. On my PC I have Windows XP Home Edition, and on the laptop we have, the O/S is Windows XP Professional.
askchris
I use Windows XP Home, trimmed down by a nice program called nlite and it runs just great, try it out guys and gals

Here is the link

http://www.nliteos.com/
jon9314
i have 2 computers. they both are duel boot. 1st one has winxp pro as primary and kubuntu linux as secondary. 2nd computer has windows vista beta2 as primary and winxp pro as secondary. i think that vista is by far the best one in my opinion. faster than winxp pro and more stable even though it is a beta. thats my 2 cents Laughing
Wowie
I used to like Windows XP, very user friendly and software compatible.
But I prefer Windows 2000 much better because of its stability and simplicity.

Hi jon9314, I also want to try Windows Vista but the PC's that im handling doens't meet the requirements Rolling Eyes
Coclus
i have win xp prof its the best
rfarrand
Currently i am using windows xp and also os x. But i have been testing windows vista OS as well. It is no where near ready to be used solely as the opertaing system of my choice, but they are making progress on it. But i would say i use windows more then any other operating system at this point in my days.

with my new job that i just accepted, i will be using a lot more linux but we will see if it becomes my perferred system or not. maybe we should make a survey about that and see the results on who thinks it will become my choice or if xp will continue to rein on as the operating system of choice. you call? what do you think?
Forvit
And how to vote to me? I use both systems. Windows for work and playing games. Linux also for work and fo chating
Dustylunchbox
ive use windows, linux and mac and jsut dont understand how people can continue to use windows (unless of course its price by why not go mac for that little bit more) but honestly if you havent tried mac do and you wont go back!!!! its fantastic times a gizzilion!
raman
I have 2 computers and one is running windows 2k, but the main one that I use the most has windows xp(which I think is alot better than windows 2k).
blue77
At work I use WinXP Proffesional, at home I have WinXP Lite. I have used Linux and Mac. The WinXP is the most comfortable system but is very unstable. Almos every 2 or 3 months I had to install WinXP on my friends. It's miricle if Windows work on some PC for more than six months. For me Mac is the most stable system.
Ratman2050
Windows XP Media Center Edition.
standready
I have windows 98 on both of my computers. I like linux but no support for my engineering programs.
Reyntjensw
at home, i'm using a mac, really fast and virusfree!
but at school i somethimes have to use windows:s and i don't like them because they are slow, very slow!
I hope we can use the new imacs (the intel version) they rock:p
ne2 Luka
Linux is by far superiour OS than windows. Currently I use both. The reason I use windows too is that there still aren't enough quality and (or) proffesional programs written in linux. Winamp, Opera, Total Commander, Macromedia software, ..., to name just a few.

Linux is coming that is for sure. As soon as it gets enough years behind it and more programs for it have been written to cover most of the everyday work, Linux will be No.1 in home computers. It is already No.1 in server environments.
Ramelof
I have use Windows Xp Proffesional.
turbohead
My parents use Windows, but I'm using Ubuntu Rolling Eyes
chrisu
I've been using Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE) since last spring and I've been happy with my move from Windows 98.
CanadianGeek
I use knoppix 3.7 although I'm trying to upgrade to Fedora Core 5 (a little difficult on dial-up). I also have windows 98 but I haven't installed it yet. I'm waiting until I get FC5 before installing it.
silliman
I am running a Dell XPS 410 Desktop Computer. Intel Duo Processor E6400 (2.13GHz, 1066 FSB). 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 2 DIMMs. However, my dream machine has yet to arrive. I am looking forward to Apple's notebook that sports a 64 bit, Intel chip that will have the capacity to boot OS, Linux or XP/Vista on the fly.

Has anyone heard of its release date?
Thanks
RevolutionGFX
Mac ftw!

Plus, Leapord looks so much cooler than Vista is.
trongdinh
I am using the latest version of Damn Small Linux. It is light on resource usage (<10MB RAM after startup) and hardware requirements (making good use of old computers with e.g. Pentium 2, 64MB RAM) so allowing to run more software than possible otherwise, is easy to setup with only 50MB in download size or installation size, yet it has LOTS of applications builtin even FTP, HTTP, SSH server and a very complete 2.4 kernel. There are many extra software that can be downloaded and installed too. Info is at damnsmalllinux.org
Matte52
I use Windows on this computer, it's for surfing some coding and so on.

On my server i use Linux, it's more safe and stabel if you ask me.
ashik
there are some closed softwares for linux.. but most are free.. and most of the closed programs are aslo free.. u can just dwonload it and work on it...

there is opera for linux... i am using it... if u have applications like Macromedia.. most of them work in emulation using programs like "WINE"..

there is a great winamp clone.. called xmms... plus nowadays..game development companies like ID and Epic games are building game for linux as wel... so linux is growing to be a reall good windows killer, in the homes...

as said.. linux is already king in the server asn high performance computing arena.... Cool
4ndY
Im using Linux (Ubuntu distr.) for month now... Im very pleased with it, everything is free and open, but disadvantages are tricky configuration of hardware devices, most programs are still in "beta", and (what is really hard to believe) most programs are poorly configurable (Gaim and Licq IMs for linux vs. Miranda-IM for Windows, DC++ client: Valknut vs. StrongDC++, etc).
-C4-
I'm using Windows XP, although I've heard a lot about Macs but I still believe Windows is more superior, it's also the most popular of the lot and is highly recommended to be in use.
tony
Server: Arch Linux w/ no GUI
Desktop 1: Arch Linux w/ Fluxbox
Desktop 2: Windows XP Pro w/ SP 2
Somebody
I've been using windows for a looong looong time from 95 to Vista alpha, but now, I'm using Mac OS X and it's very veeerrrryy goood. Smile
I really enjoy, that everything just works. It knows what I want, and it's not an ugly, big, noisy box.
I'm lovin' it. IT RULES!
hisyamj
just visit and download the software from this site http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/ , i'll give the license key for free !!!
hisyamj
Sorry,. wrong link,... kindly download from this link http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.exe

file size: 84 mb
OS : Windows XP

You can use FDM for fast downloading


after download, pm me and i'll give the license key for free !!!!![/quote]
anfboy
i am a windows xp home edition user. and i will be upgrading very soon. to the vista when it come out. Razz
Teragonto
I use Windows XP Professional SP2 and sometimes Red Hat 14 Fedora Core 5.
new user
I had XP Professional SP2 for the past 3 years and I'm not thinking of changing it.. for now
tidruG
hisyamj wrote:
Sorry,. wrong link,... kindly download from this link http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.exe

file size: 84 mb
OS : Windows XP

You can use FDM for fast downloading


after download, pm me and i'll give the license key for free !!!!!

the original software costs between 189$ - 199$, I don't see how you're going to give away that key for free... that would be illegal.
anathema
I tried fedora and are very good Smile
slavak
Im use XP, but im think Linux is better Wink
cchantrain
I use MacOSX Tiger and I am really happy with it. To me it is the best OS I have ever used.
angel_of_death
i was a win user through and through. but now i'm going twd others(linux, OS X) Wink

its after i heard that they are safer than win. no much hacking and stuff Cool

ain't i cool?
angel_of_death
tidruG wrote:
hisyamj wrote:
Sorry,. wrong link,... kindly download from this link http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.exe

file size: 84 mb
OS : Windows XP

You can use FDM for fast downloading


after download, pm me and i'll give the license key for free !!!!!

the original software costs between 189$ - 199$, I don't see how you're going to give away that key for free... that would be illegal.



what wud be the cost of win vista? and how about macOSX. any one have a kinda good idea Question
orcaz
angel_of_death wrote:

what wud be the cost of win vista? and how about macOSX. any one have a kinda good idea Question

IMO, i nvr liked Macintosh computers, tho I have to agree they look sleek. If you really do not like Windows, I think you should choose Linux over Macintosh for home users, as there is seriously no point paying so much for it. Linux can be considered as good as Macintosh. Macintosh, imo, is more for professional users like video editors and graphic editing...
MetalCoreModz
Hey, ive always been a windows user but know I use a mixture of Windows XP & Linux, I have to say that I believe that if you use the OS's capabilites a lot, you can achieve more with Linux now! Anyone agree?
KickTabBabies
Windows XP for me! I'm waiting for Vista! In the future i want a MAC!
vivaprint
I use Windows XP Home Edition SP 1...
Simulator
At the mo I go through all 3, Windows, Linux and OS X, I love the GUI of a Mac, but for scripting I use Linux, and then windows for the amount of easy-to-use software you can get for it. Overall I like the Mac the best, so I'll go with that, but I really need all 3 to get to do what I want to do
diamanu
Mac and Linux. Rarely Windows XP
fxflotterer
I am now a Mac OS X addict Wink

I have computer since 3 years. Firstly with Windows XP. I tried linux (gentoo, probably not the best first contact with linux Wink).

I discover Macintosh 10 month ago, and it was a revlation !

"I need it"

Now, I have a new white MacBook, and is it everyday a pleasure too work with it.
I start my PC/Windows, only for gaming
Hardrive
Hi! Now I'm using Windows XP SP2, but i usually use Lnux Ubuntu Dapper 6.0, beacause is more fast and the security is better.

Bye
gyaneshwar
Mostly I am using XP but I have installed a few Linux OS also, so I can dual boot them. Generally I find Win easiest as all software comes precompiled for it and not to mention drivers. I find drivers main problem for using Linux or BSD OS.
Ranfaroth
gyaneshwar wrote:
Generally I find Win easiest as all software comes precompiled for it
There must be an error in your sentence, since one of the avantages of GNU/Linux, is that contrary to M$ windows©, most softwares are already installed.
For instance, on a fresh installation, you've got an office suite, media players, browsers, PDF readers, FTP clients.... On windows©, you've got to install them by yourself.

(No, IE can't be considered as a browser. No, Windows© Media Player® can't be considered as a media player)
Antek88
i'm using microsoft windows xp pro with service pack 2 Smile (best operationg systems for gaming)
MM357
I am using windows now just because I used to use this interface and programs ..

However I am considering a move to use linux very soon.
I am trying to use all opensource programs and ideas that I see as I like the opensource idea overall. It is the idea of participation for production.
nox-Hand
I am using the pure Linux - Gentoo Linux Smile


Ubuntu for all you newbies!
fadirocks
what's running on my machines?
Morphex Lite (Debian Based)
Windows XP SP2 on rest

why windows on my laptop? I need to wait for my warranty to run out before installing anything also my 2200BG wireless wasn't supported for very long! I did notice that it's now supported but it doesn't work great

why am I using linux? i use it on my test server which is slow server and only linux can make it useful Razz


years ago i used to use Mandrake and Redhat and i was impressed by how fast my old 1200MHz ahtlon ran compared how it was running under Winblows now it's a workstation for my sister after alot of abuse done in the last 5 years
Alias
I use Windows XP SP2 Professional though I want to use Linux Red Hat. Because I want to learn how to use it. Smile
carbenson
I use win2k , its resident on several machines that it was delivered on, and I have it on 2 win95 machines, and two win 98 machines that run it as well. the migrated machines are somewhat slower, but do pretty good.
I really wonder what vista will do to change the landscape, & if machines will be able to upgrade.
Raijenki
Arrow Windows XP as 1st operating system.
Arrow Slackware as 2nd
Arrow Never tried MAC OSX

I hope that i will change to Windows Vista...
charseips
I'm an Offline Video Editor and occasional Software Administrator for special projects. I use Macs and Windows in my professional life and enjoy fiddling about a bit with Linux, and especially use Slax boot cd for when windows XP does a random crash and insists on a reinstal when I want to retrieve data from my harddrive, before formating and doing a fresh instal (bloomin Microsoft).

I know it used to be said that you couldn't crash a mac, but I managed it within 10minutes of first using one.However it is much more stable than Windows (even XP) and the latest version Macs support a windows emulator, so you can be as unstable as you like. I have had significantly less problems with Macs and I know them just as well as PCs but I have never had to go in a fiddle to get things working correctly or to stop other things working when they shouldn't.

Linux is more of a recovery tool for me, so overal I'd be going for a Mac OS.
fadirocks
charseips wrote:
I'm an Offline Video Editor and occasional Software Administrator for special projects. I use Macs and Windows in my professional life and enjoy fiddling about a bit with Linux, and especially use Slax boot cd for when windows XP does a random crash and insists on a reinstal when I want to retrieve data from my harddrive, before formating and doing a fresh instal (bloomin Microsoft).

I know it used to be said that you couldn't crash a mac, but I managed it within 10minutes of first using one.However it is much more stable than Windows (even XP) and the latest version Macs support a windows emulator, so you can be as unstable as you like. I have had significantly less problems with Macs and I know them just as well as PCs but I have never had to go in a fiddle to get things working correctly or to stop other things working when they shouldn't.

Linux is more of a recovery tool for me, so overal I'd be going for a Mac OS.


speaking of Mac i used different versions, and Mac OS 7 really was great in performance and stability OS 8 & 9 were horrible and that's when Mac lost alot of popularity; then Mac OS X came to live and saved Apple! OS X is piece of art I loved it and used it alot at work it was great in fixing FLOPPIES that MS rejects and many times i get some files while the MS machines can't even recognize the format on the floppy. these were the old days of floppies many times i tried to convince my boss to stop supporting them and make students just buy a flash USB well that was 3 years ago and now not so many using a floppy (hopefully nobody) but because that was work and my place there is no Mac I've been stuck with Windows and Live Linux on CD/DVD Very Happy
charseips
Quote:
these were the old days of floppies many times i tried to convince my boss to stop supporting them and make students just buy a flash USB well that was 3 years ago and now not so many using a floppy (hopefully nobody) but because that was work and my place there is no Mac I've been stuck with Windows and Live Linux on CD/DVD


I haven't used floppies in ages (again stability issues with holding onto data) But the really daft thing is that when XP demands a fix when it decides it will no longer work it has to be done by 10 seperate floppy disks. The alternative is to reset the system to factory settings using the supplied cd but then all of your data is lost.- I lothe windows systems and if it weren't for certain companies and institutions which insist on it I would never use it.
abode
Windows
>> of course
every body use it
in our country
---------------
maybe bkz it typing in arabic >> like this أهلا..
hostingguy
I Currently use Windows XP SP2 Smile
and on another pc i have Ubuntu Linux but mostly i use Windows Smile
SurBiff
I use only, and i mean ONLY Linux. And every day i talk to people who says that they had to reinstall windows because of a virus or something else.

I think that Ubuntu linux meets the same simplicity (or even more simple to use) that windows users reffering to when they say that windows is more simple to use.

personaly i think that windows is les logical and in some cases harder to administrate than linux is, and i've used linux for only 2 years.

And you dont have to be a "geek" to use Linux, im not Cool
Coclus
I am iust to used to Windows so I prefer it. Most of the free downloads and the software are created for Windows so I really prefer it.
mirpk
Im use Windows XP, but I think windows 98 better.. Very Happy
krafte
win xp pro sp2 *cracked ;p
AdvanceHQ
Hi New to forum,
Actually I have tried before linux, well it is fine but sometimes has problem using FireFox. While Mac is good as the currently in developement leopard has a time machine that looks stylish not like windows and i noticed that Mac can create DVD for free.... For Window i tried before 95, 98 and XP out of all 98 remains the best as it crash the least and somewhat quite fast. XP do crash a lot of times espically loading big files, i am just waiting for my Vista Ultimate.

Cool
X3 Talk
When you need an operating system that can do it all, Wndows has got to be way to go.

I have tried Mac but:
- Vey unstable and no Ctrl+Alt+Del
- To easy; no power or control.
- Context Menu is lacking which annoys.

Vista will ultimatly win when it comes out- it should be a good operating system.
AdvanceHQ
well.... Yup maybe Leopard is coming out soon for Mac. You will be shocked by the new system.
2m4a
i Using Windows Xp pro sp2 and i dont want other operating system couse xp pro sp2 have all i want
Commando_Sondre
I've started using Sun Solaris, I'll never go back til Linux or Windows. Now its Solaris FTW! Very Happy
Sergiy
I'm using Windows XP SP2 and Mandriva Linux 2007
Windows is for programs, mandriva is for games and internet (it hasn't viruses,...)
Very Happy
D.Nikolov
Genuine Windows XP SP2. It's just the most user-friendly OS and there's quite a lot of software for it Smile
swiftgeek
I'm using Slackware 11.0 Very Happy
Open-Source FAN
Screamer
35% for non windows OS....
very nice result
angel_of_death
Screamer wrote:
35% for non windows OS....
very nice result


i really dint notice that. good anyways. a better way of looking at that huge lead that win os has got Very Happy
Dragonfly-online
Right now, I'm switchin between XP and Vista RC1, and i get this problem where after it restarts it goes blank..... i gotta fix this....
HOHI#@€
Linux(gentoo), Mac(10.3, bit old), and rarelly WindowsXP.
jabol
i`m using Win XP (mainly because of learning activities), Gentoo (for desktop), Gentoo (for router), Slackware 10.2 (for server but soon it changes to Gentoo), Slackware 10.1 (for my private contact and small files hostingserver on P166 with 64 MB ram and 6GB HD)

so... hmmm... lets think... Linux? Very Happy
nopaniers
I recently installed Ubuntu at work for a vistors machine. I have to say, I am impressed. It's simple - everything was automatically detected. And it's based on Debian whose update system (apt) is really excellent, not only that but Ubuntu will tell you when updates are available. I used to use Debian, but I think I will use Ubuntu in the future just because it's so easy.
bulek
I have Microsoft Windows XP SP2 for everydays work and server with linux.
LYL*
I always use Windows, that never gives me any problem until now.
Sundenlly, show me that my windows is not original and I'm using a copy. What's totally not true.
So, I'm thinking and maybe change for Linux, some friends have told me that it's faster and easier than Windows.
ashik
yup... Linux has proven to be more reliable for me than windows....
cheeta
I am using windows XP for a long time now... main problem i had with it was for Virus and Spyware... it used need a reinstall in every few months... but when i switched to KAV 5.0 (now upgreaded to KIS 6.0) i am running my system crash free since a year and a half now.... Smile and mind u i play a lot with my computer a lot i install Hardware now and then... i isntall a lot of software now and then... but still i never had a crash since i have switched to KAV... i guess virus was the only isuue over the years that made my system crash a lot... the Microsoft up date is also helps a lot to keep the windows in shape and to keep the system performance right on top i just Defrag my HDD and Clean my temp files regularly....

thats it... i guess that makes Windows XP SP2 a good OS for me... Smile
nothingXelse
OSX, BSD, and Linux. Linux and BSD when I'm feeling nerdy, and OSX when I want to relax and work in PS. Very Happy
makak
I'm using Ubuntu and sometimes Windows XP Pro Wink
Ranfaroth
cheeta wrote:
i just Defrag my HDD and Clean my temp files regularly....

thats it... i guess that makes Windows XP SP2 a good OS for me... Smile
A good OS doesn't need any defrag Rolling Eyes
Studio Madcrow
I mainly use Linux for my school work and hobby stuff. I keep a copy of Windows 2000 around to run games and emulators on, though.
orcaz
if i were to switch to linux OS, which do you think would be the distro that can replace Windows XP Home, as in there will not be much inconvenience for me to get used to the linux distro when i migrate from windows xp home
ardabarda
I use Windows Xp pro + sp2. I think that combination works well but still there is lot of secrets that we dont know. I think that Operating Systems will go complicated day by day of course but don't we deserve to have experienced access and knowledge about what we use??
ashik
If u are able to spend some money.. i wud say mandriva discovery pack...

But if u dont wanna to spend money.. UBUNTU is the way to go...
STYLAN
I use both linux and windows in my system.
i have win XP2 and also ubuntu linux in my system.
both the systems have its own advantages and disadvantages
irinaonline
on my notebook i am using windows xp media center edition.
on my older notebook i installed also windows xp professional, but it's too slow already.
on all other pc's i have also windows xp professional, except on my server. ther ist windows 2000 server installed.
too much microsoft?
seeapoko
Mac, huge Mac fan.
I have experianced Windows with friends, and i like it for games and such. Thats the bad thing with mac, but everyone has to admit that the OSX interface looks georgous. (if you have looked at it)
I use Windows at school, and mac at home.
teko
desktop at work uses windows 2000, but also use Sun Solaris for development.

At home I use a mixture of Windows XP, Ubuntu and Opensolaris. I've recently been exposed to Mac OSX so I'm now tempted to go out and buy a mac of some description.

Each OS has its advantages/disadvantages if you're a gamer its hard to move away from Windows, meanwhile if you want to do development work Linux/Unix is hard to beat.
ashik
I am linux through and through.. i use linux at school, home and so on.. and ocassionally, when the gaming "BUG" bites me.. i have a XP SP2 installation to take care of my gaming fever....

I am planning.. to jump on over to fedora 6....any have a dvd of Fedora 6 to spare... u can always send it to me.... if so thanx in advance..
stoned_spirit
Windows makes noise, Linux plays music but BSD ROCKS !
oscerl
I use Windows XP. Why?

Well, Macs look great but I don't like using them. Linux is pretty cool, but I don't need it. Linux is probably better than Win but all I need is availible in Win.
ashwinnaidu
I use three operating systems, Windows XP SP2, Fedora Linux 5, Mac OS X Tiger.
queroweb
I use ubuntu linux, and windows only for playing pes6 and using photoshop. Smile
Cole
I use Windows. Why?

While i've explored other Os'es I haven't had enough of a reason to switch. Windows is stable and overall bug free for me. Throw in I like VS2005 C# Express(SharpDevelop has some irritating flaws) over other C# editors, the convience of not having to switch OSes for games, and no worrying about drivers.
vandetta
I started to use Mac since 4 years ago, and never look back anymore, why?

Because I found that Mac OS is easy to use and lots of amazing applications. Since I went to Mac World, I never ever worry about spyware and viruses, yes there were viruses in Mac but I never been affected! But yeah, tweaking Mac OS is not as easy as tweaking Windows Smile

But yes, in school I use Windows and Fedora Linux but other than that, it is all about Mac Very Happy
__zPu__
Now I am using linux.
I like it.
ashik
well no of linux users.. are increasing.. and we are gonna see.. better and quicker and even more Bug free, OSes............
bmayersohn
I'm a Windows user. I've tried out Linux a few times, mainly Ubuntu and Slackware, but it just never worked out for me. I agree that Linux is more stable than Windows, and the open source mindset is excellent. But the fact remains that not enough people use Linux for many software companies to target that particular OS. Of course there's WINE, but it's not Windows...it's WINE. I see Linux's benefits, but I see the disadvantages more clearly.
mogchr
BSD will someday rule you all. Just watch, because it is creeping up in the market with PC-BSD and such.
Roald
I have a dual boot Windows-Linux Fedora Core
Archetype
Right now, I'm using Windows XP Professional for everything, but I have a lot of different flavors of Linux that I've tried over the months. I thought Knoppix was the best for features, and Ubuntu was the best for functionality, and reliability. I have about 30 Ubuntu CDs from their plant. I just give them out to friends when they're over, or whatever, and they love it too.

Pretty cool how Canonical just gives them away, and pays for shipping and everything.

By the way, while I'm here, I cannot get Ubuntu to install past 51% on my system, and I do not know why. The release is V. 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake, and I know there's a new one out, but I haven't tried it. I can leave it for hours, and it would still say 51%. I've tried this on both my laptop, and desktop with the same results (I even tried different CDs).

Thanks for any help.
pluppen_2
Windows xp for the win.
But soon windows vista is comming.
So its being nice.
But i say windows xp for im using that now.
Viralis
Windows Xp sp2 at the moment waiting patiently for sp3 and dx10 hurry up microsoft.
SP360
Windows XP been allways using that, never used any other operating systme other than Windows XP, or maybe a Windows 2000 at school, but all the computers at home are Windows XP its cheaper and i got more expierence with it.
Raul_khan
windows XP!!!!!! Laughing
TheCrimsonGriff
I use several operating systems but mostly windows because its useability and the fact that i have used windows since back when i had my first computer .... ah those where the days ehere pcs only had 5mb of disk space and 2kb of memory lol Very Happy
TheCrimsonGriff
SP360 wrote:
Windows XP been allways using that, never used any other operating systme other than Windows XP, or maybe a Windows 2000 at school, but all the computers at home are Windows XP its cheaper and i got more expierence with it.


windows XP is not cheeper its alot more expencive that things like Linux and mac
Viralis
muahahaha the majority wins so i guess microsoft must be doing something right
jayrelle
I picked windows because in our country, only a few uses other OS. And in our school, we are using Windows and its hard to switch to other OS.
orcaz
Viralis wrote:
Windows Xp sp2 at the moment waiting patiently for sp3 and dx10 hurry up microsoft.

I think SP3 and DX 10 wont be too soon. Now, M$ is more concerned about its new operating system Windows Vista than Windows XP. They cant wait to kik Windows XP out of support like Win 98 and ME. Very Happy And according to M$ website, they plan to release SP3 onli in the 1st half of 2008, which is another year to wait b4 SP3 is out! The website could be found here.
jsaxon2
Windows XP is a stable operating system if you use harware and drivers that are WHQL Certified. If you were to not install any other software on the system, Windows would run forever. Now, what good is a computer if you have nothing but Windows installed? Answer, not much. But by buying hardware that is not WHQL certified, you cut the cost of the product. Then you will also start having conflicts and unstability. I guess you take your choice, sacrifice stability for price, or get top of the line for stability and pay through the nose. It's just like anything in life. They could make a car that you would not have a chance at getting hurt if you were in an accident, but it would cost around a billion dollars, look like a tank and go about 1 MPH. No one would by that, they would rather it be a convertible, go 200MPH and cost $20,000 by being built out of plastic. It basically all comes down to how much people are willing to spend to get extra bells and whistles vs. making it as cheap as possible so that people don't care about the bells and whistles.
Mosquito
I love filling Bill Gates pockets. Laughing Mr. Green Laughing
TerrorBite
Zligor wrote:
...all I can remark is that Microsoft products are like drugs - you use it, you hate it, you know it' bad for you but you just can't stop using it. Sad

So true.

I use Windows XP SP2, but for a while I was dual booting it with linux Red Hat 9, until I overwrote Red Hat with iPodLinux while attempting to install it onto my iPod Nano. (The Nano ended up with iPodLinux running perfectly - Doom on the iPod is great fun.)
When I get around to it I'll reinstall Linux. I'm considering installing Ubuntu instead of Red Hat.
Funny - us computer guys like to discuss the relative merits of Windows, Linux and MacOS - but linux 'flavours' aren't compared as much. Maybe there should be another thread "Which linux 'flavour' do you use".
ashik
true....
zagu
I've been using Windows for years, even have MCSE cert on NT. But I've got just about one week's experience with linux/Ubuntu and I'm enjoying. Of course, it is defnitely not intuitive and I've spent days just getting it to work on my Compaq Presario r4000. But I very much want to do cool programming stuff and I also love the philosophy behind OpenSource. I've got time on my hands and am really motivated to learn unix/linux.
I have to say that I wouldn't choose Ubuntu for a complete newbie, entry-level user. But I'm ready to grow, learn new skills and already there is so much I have learned about computers by just installing the OS. Now if I can only get MSNBC to work . .. Rolling Eyes
Qualla
I started in the dos days and was irritated when Windows got jammed inbetween me and the OS but as others on this forum have said it is addictive (or we are we just lazy) to have that interface do so much for us. These days I have WinXP on two computers, one dual boots with Ubuntu.
I also have Puppy-Linux on a third machine and the more I use it the more I like it.
netmajor
I HAve Win XP,my pc is celeron 766,and this system goes very good Very Happy
I don't have too restart the computer ,plug and play good supporting and more advantages Very Happy
kirancnair
I have been using Kubuntu on my Desktop for the ast 4 months. I should say it rocks.

It is very stable and very usable system.
loosu
I love linux and Slackware is my most lovable flavour .
I like it because it highly emulates unix and makes you more geeky .
01000101
i use everything. lol.

right now (on two x86's and one server) i am running:
desktop 1: WinXP + Knoppix + syllable (customOS)
desktop 2: Mac OSX x86
server: Solaris

i dont really like the free/open bsd's tho. and me and redhat never quite saw eye2eye.

i love all OS's for their uniquness and they all have their own greatness to them.
corl45
I'm running windows xp Pro. on two of my computers. but i have an old peace of crap windows 98 and its got alot of games one it and i dont want to take the time to reinstall windows or xp so its just down in my basement doing nothing but colect dust Very Happy
pashmina
i am certainly addicted to the windows xp... i might plan to upgrade it to vista.. i feel other os aren't that user friendly..
MeddlingMonk
Alas! I use XP on all but one of my machines (which runs 98SE). I'm not a big fan of Windows, but I have little or no choice, since a lot of my programs require Windows. Linux would be nice, as I find it more user-friendly and less problematic than Windows, but it's just easier for me to keep running my XP systems than to get a copy of Linux, install it and configure it on all my machines, find a program to run my Windows software (or find Linux equivalents)... you get the picture. Too much hassle.
ashik
well Linux is really gaining momentum.. it wont be long b4 it equals Windows in Desktop .....

Linux is already winner in server and Super computing arena
abhishekfdd
my os is windows .its the best
kondzio999
heh now i use Windows XP home edition and windows vista Ultimate edition Very Happy but in future i install some linux but i dont know which one Cool
TheGeek
I voted for Linux since I usually use that the most, that is at least when I am at my dorm. When at my dorm I use Ubuntu 6.06 (KDE, XGL and Compiz). However, I am home for the Holidays right now and since we have a ghetto wifi network here and no ethernet to be found anywhere I must revert to Windows to get access to the network and subsequently the internet. If I could find someway of getting my wireless card to co-operate with my Linux install I would use Linux all the time but so far no good, we shall see what the future holds though.
littletomi714
On my computer I am triple booting?
I have:
- Windows Professional
- Windows Home
- 10 Types of Linux

So I'm 12-Booting?
Haha
Grom
I use Linux. This is the best OS! I use it about 1 year and my Gentoo is super xtra! Razz
DSGamer3002
I own two Macintosh operated computers. About two years ago, though, I owned a laptop Windows XP. After hearing from friends that Apple was "the way to go" I switched to Macintosh. Honestly, I like it a lot more than Windows and I feel it's more user-friendly; but that's just my opinion.
dingdongduck08
i run pretty much anything i can get.

yes, i use a power PC iMac G4, which runs Mac OS X Tiger, but within that i also run debian linux, and on my 1998 iMac i run yellow dog linux.

also, i run windows 98 SE, and windows professional 2000 using a unix (the underlying system of Mac OS X) utility called Q, which basically emulates an x86 processor, and its free. the speed isnt half bad either!
medhunter
I Enjoye Linux experience since Mandrake 7 back to 1999

I recommend:

1-Beginner : Mandriva or Suse Linux

2-Middle : Ubunto

3-Geek Expert : Debain

I hate using something,I know nothing about

andI like the idea of sharing efforts to make something bigger

And the most I hate is Monopoly.It sucks Sad Sad

Viva Linux
Mgamerz
I don't like anything apple makes, including the iPod which I really hate, so I use WinXP SP2, but I won't say I like microsoft as they only care about how to get your money. Notice its 35 USD for 2 help cases, not to mention you can find it free on they're site if you track they're Hyperlink Tag game.
mehtab
I love PC-BSD because it has simpe software installer system similar to windows. Its good for newbies since it has graphical installer.
unknown_talent
My operating system is Windows XP. Very Happy
Maxus
Ubuntu and XP, I only use XP for gaming.
sm6eat
Windows XP is the one i use, but i also have an Linux-Ubuntu server, i use this as a webserver.

// Roland
vixenk
I mostly use Mepis (Linux), although I do dual boot with XP for games.
jay84h
Im a Windows fan all the way. I have Windows XP Home Edition
Mannix
I have a multi boot setup. XP for gaming/the rest of the family. Ubuntu which for some reason my little sister loves, and Gentoo for everything else.
wotoo
i'm using windows pro, 98, 2000
but i love also linux
chaosagent
Windows XP Pro - for the moment
i want to use linux in future.
But as first when i have a new pc and i know which linux is the right for me...
jay84h
I do have Windows XP Home Edition, and now I can add Linux to the list because I now have that as well.
prototype_angel
I use debian linux. I love apt-get and I believe that linux is finally ready to be a replacement for windows. There are just so many pieces of software available and it's all high quality stuff.
Handyman
I use OS X tiger, Ubntu, Vista ultimate and XP Pro. If I had a choice I wouldn't use windows products. It is sad that some admins build there systems to only work with IE. Get with the times and and make them universal and open source...........
jay84h
I recently got rid of Linux Ubuntu. I already did have Windows XP Home & now I have Windows XP Professional.
oxwood
Now i use Windows XP, but if i upgrade computer i will try Vista Very Happy
ashik
i just saw DreamLinux 2.2..... my god.. it look so coooll.. i feel in luv with it. instantly.. hehehe

I'LL BE SWITCHING TO IT IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS.. aftr souping up my RIG..

u guys shld check it out..

http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/english/index.html
sabe
I use Mac OS 9 & X at school, Windows 200, XP, and soon Vista ( I like to wait a few months to get some of the bugs out). I talked to a trouble shooter @ NEC and he said that they usually have their trouble shooters check it out for 2 years or so before using it. I think this means that they will be using it in their company this year some time.

I Definitely like Windows. There is a reason they have been the dominant leader.

The OS works OK, not the best but.... support, marketing, aggressive business etc. Business stability and usability are more important then the small techie goodies.
ashik
yeah.. they are really aggressive in their product promotion.. hehe

ppl use OSes tat r easy for them to use... for me its linux all the way...

i wud like to try vista out though....
RallyMonkey
Ubuntu on my laptop, XP on my computer.
jojo93
I using windows xp thats is the best operating system i think.
Commando_Sondre
Switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu and from Ubuntu to Gentoo. Works like a dream.
Ljugaren
I use Windows XP, but lately I've had quite a lot of problems with it. So I'm thinking about trying Linux.... Ubuntu seems nice
lethaltriad
Currently I am on Windows XP and its really stable compared to the previous releases. I have no problems with my current configuration and I really doubt that I would be switching to Vista any time soon unless I get some hardware upgrades.
adonai
Windows @ work
Linux @ home
tomjooonas
I am using Ubuntu and Xp.
a7med
i use both WinXP and linux..........and i prefer windows coz it is very easy to use. even linux is good, the best thing is that linux is reliable.......................
brycearonium
i currently use windows, unfourtantly. I wish i was using mac osx. i am planing on buying a mac very soon. i can't believe how much vista ripped off mac osx. it's just pathetic. it's completely obvisous. why can't microsoft do their own thing their own way. so dumb. i used to hate macs, but now their so much better, and now that they have intel processers...wowee. i can't wait to switch. plus you can always use windows if you have to....ugh, which i hope i never do.
ashik
yes... go for MAC.... its much better

come to think of it.. Microsoft took 4-5 yrs to come up with sumthin tat was released by another company ???? LOL .....
ridzuan
i use WinXP.. that because winxp got a lot of software support from other company.. and more games title can play on Windows
heridlia
I use windows xp for desktop.

I use linux for web server and mail server.

I gues that windows still better than linux in desktop.
dudeman
Windows... most things are compatible with it.. and i need many programs.
war-of-tribes
everybody uses Windows XP...
I only use Windows 98 Crying or Very sad
My Computer is too weak to install Windows XP Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
slchap5
i Use windows. Mainly because everyone else does. I've tried macs before and i can tell a slight difference but windows is better for me.
tomaaa
My pc's running 3 flavours of Linux: Debian Etch, Zenwalk 4.0 and a SuSE 10.1. No Windows at all.
My brother also got contaminated, since he has a WinXP-Kubuntu dual boot system, I haven't seen him using the XP. Very Happy
TurboLama
I use Linux (Gentoo and Archlinux) on my laptop and desktops. Sure I used to use Windows too, but now I'm not able to use it anymore Smile
jon9314
Bondings wrote:
Car Audio wrote:
I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink


Everyone says that. But my own experience is quite different. Take the laptop I bought 7-8 months ago. I use it way too much, but Windows itself never crashed. Of course, some programs did crash, but that could always be solved by using controll+alt+delete. In fact, I'm quite happy with Windows.

I once installed Ubuntu Linux. It wasn't bad, only a bit too brown. Laughing But my sound card didn't work. Most flash and movies didn't work on Firefox for Linux. And the worst of all, my Windows didn't want to restart after the installation. By browsing on the internet, I immediately saw that I wasn't the only one, but no solution worked out for me. The only thing I could do was making a backup of all my files and reinstalling Windows XP. Sad
Next time I use Linux will be solely from the cd. I won't install anything on the hdd's.

ubuntu is a great linux os. yes the default color scheme is way to brown but that is easily fixed. the flash and movies problem is a simple fix of geting automatix. and for the winxp boot broblem you have to put ypur xp disk in reboot enter recovery console and type fix mbr and that will rewrite your master boot record for xp.
Senshida
I have Windows XP Media Center Edition. (Came with the computer)
I like Windows the best, because its so easy to use.
qebab
I use Ubuntu linux mostly, but I dualboot with windows in case I should feel like playing a game that isn't compitable with linux. That happens rarely these days though. I guess we all have to grow up some time.
hicham_the_webmaster
I'm on Windows XP Media Center Edition, it's very good for Multimedia contents and entairtainement.

I'm also using from time to time some live distibutions of Linux :
- BackTrack : amazing security dist
- Mandriva Linux 2007 : basic dist
- Ubunto : very beatiful
- Gnome Partion manger : helps when formatting Smile

Good Bye
jon724
I would have to go with Microsoft Windows XP Pro and Mac OS X. I have my computer set up to dual boot so i am comfortable with both operating systems. Windows XP has a easier to use interface and the programs out for this OS are in the millions. Mac, not so much, but it is great for use with video and sound editing. It also takes more advantage of your computer and it simplifies some of the operations that you would do in XP. I have not tried Vista yet, and that might just change my opinion. For now im sitting on the boarder of these OS's because they both have a lot to offer and they both have there own way of presenting themselves. They design aspect would have to be with Mac because the graphics and how they are incorporated with the system are just amazing. I have looked at screen shots of Vista and the theme they have created is quite wonderful. Like I said before.. Im sitting on the boarder. Very Happy
XxlilikaxX
Windows XP but i need move to Windos Vista.
RoninRa
I voted Windows since that's what my lappies and Main compy use...

But my server is Linux all the way Wink

I really love Linux cause you have a feeling of TOTAL control that you will never have in windows.. And believe me I have tried!

Tweaking, twinking, playing around with the registry etc. just don't gimme the same satisfactory control that I get when I'm using Linux..

So why do I use Windows on my other compys then you ask?
Cause Windows handles all games that come out.. Linux sadly don't handle DirectX too well and I'm a gamer AND game developer Wink

Needless to say, I use OpenGl as my gfx API of choice cause it's cross-platform.
minotavrs
I use now Windows Vista but i often will boot with a Kubuntu live cd when I need to fix up a few things.

Wink
oleszka
I am Windows XP user for 5-6 years. Before I tried Windows 98 and Windows 2000 but they crashed so fast... Evil or Very Mad
carlospro7
I have finally switched from windows to linux. After first experimenting with fedora core, ubuntu, and Knoppix, I have made the decision of trying out Gentoo, and I am more than pleased. I have never felt so much freedom using an operating system before. I decide how my computer runs, and what it runs, etc, it's very cool, and I have also learned more about computer since I installed it using the manual/text interface method.
I don't quite consider myself a 'linux geek' yet, but I sure hope to get there soon. So far so good.
I can see myself using linux, especially Gentoo, for a very long time from now.
littletomi714
The one I'm using right now is Windows Professional XP, because it has the easiest GUI of all. But, the OS I love best is UBUNTU. It is probably the best and easiest of the Linux distros.
Helloall
I Am Using Windows Xp sp2.
odin
I am using windows xp sp2, it is running good no major bugs, but soon microsoft is going to have amonopoly on the computers becaues mac aint looking to good on catching up.
ravin
I use Window XP. It is very good.
FireFoxDB
I'm using Windows ( now Vista ) for my gaming needs and within a couple of days I'm going to install Fedora Core 6, just for experimenting with Linux etc.
funnyerror
I use windows, but am hoping to learn Linux soon, i have a few distros, never got to using them yet, and theyre proabbly out of date by now.


-FE
xsharez
Now i using windows xp...And now..i want to try windows Vista
codelyokogirl
desktop - windows XP
laptop - windows xp
socialoutcast
odin wrote:
I am using windows xp sp2, it is running good no major bugs, but soon microsoft is going to have amonopoly on the computers becaues mac aint looking to good on catching up.


Actually, Macintosh has greatly improved their OS. With version 10 they (Mac X) they built it based on UNIX. Personally I think that's cheating for the macintosh corp. But that has created a solid platform for the mac os.

Also with the plethora of media apps, it makes mac an entertainment machine. I'll also say that Steve Jobs has really made quite the splash in the computer market with the introduction of the ipod and itunes. Basically, Macintosh is just an entertainment/graphic producing machine.

And we'll keep windows in the office and linux in the server room to power the networks and the internet.
Shewolf
I use macintosh, have always done so on "my" computers, and it works quite perfect for me.
Very Happy
hotxino
Windows XP SP2 in all my computers. None of them Vista cappable Rolling Eyes

Wanna try linux, but i think it's a little bit difficult to install new coponents yet. Confused
dedicatedtolkien
I use the OS Ubuntu linux, although if it were my prerogative, I'd probably use something like window 98, or XP.
Silitheas
XP Ofcourse.

But i wnat to change to linux or MAC for some time ^^
tempdbs
Na...! Shame on you

I'll go for Unix (GUI) as it is more reliable and having the features of windows by which we can have better friendly access.

Almost all the functionality of UNIX is very nice but it will take some time and have a memory chip in your shit brain to keep all updated.

Windows is as Mothers Tongue and Unix is a Global language.
So both are essential to keep us a broad way !!!

That's cooooooooooooooool ! Laughing
Ranfaroth
hotxino wrote:
Wanna try linux, but i think it's a little bit difficult to install new coponents yet. Confused
What do you mean by coponents ?
Hardware ? Then it's wrong. For instance, I've already replaced my motherboard, and my graphic card without having to re-install anything in my GNU/Linux system... I know it's impossible with a win32 system...
Whong
Mine is Windows XP!

I'd love to try Machintosh though! Very Happy
xbcd
carlospro7 wrote:
I have finally switched from windows to linux. After first experimenting with fedora core, ubuntu, and Knoppix, I have made the decision of trying out Gentoo, and I am more than pleased. I have never felt so much freedom using an operating system before. I decide how my computer runs, and what it runs, etc, it's very cool, and I have also learned more about computer since I installed it using the manual/text interface method.
I don't quite consider myself a 'Linux geek' yet, but I sure hope to get there soon. So far so good.
I can see myself using Linux, especially Gentoo, for a very long time from now.

Yeah me too. I just hit about 2 months using openSUSE 10.2. Love beryl and xgl especially since in windows i ran windowblinds and it did have a impact on system resources. But xgl and beryl have no impact. I would NOT classify myself as a Linux geek either but am well on my way. But you windows users that have tried always went running back when times got rough. I almost did that 1 month in. Why? cause i used a windows program (yes i use windows dual boot for games) to mount my Linux partition for files. ended up corrupting my ext3 filesystem. What now!! i had all my files on that partition. So i found a program that recovered all my info and my entire home folder. But that wasn't what made me almost give up on Linux. NO! When i booted into Linux my home folder was empty, all my settings lost but the hard drive still showed have all the space as being used. Well i forgot i had my "Documents" samba share mounted in home folder and i selected delete. Well there goes my documents which are stored on my windows server. I did get all my data off with a free windows deleted files restore program but the lesson to be learned is simple. In windows i could move around at the speed of light and click away and know exactly what was going to happen. If i would have just slowed down a little then all would have been good and this entire 40 hour recovery would have been aborted. That was the day i almost gave up on Linux. But there were more pros for me then cons and i said that was just on instance. I need to give it one more chance. Thats exactly what I did and i love it. I found a great replacement to iTunes. I can still run my favorite windows suit i use for school (MS office) using wine. I can still use photoshop 7 which i used in windows anyways even though i had CS2.

All i know is Linux does what you want to the dot. I was so accustomed to things not always working anyways that i was using computers the wrong way. Linux has taught me to think when computing and not be a click happy maniac.

Linux now, and hopefully for a long time to come.
tempdbs
xbcd wrote:
carlospro7 wrote:
I have finally switched from windows to linux. After first experimenting with fedora core, ubuntu, and Knoppix, I have made the decision of trying out Gentoo, and I am more than pleased. I have never felt so much freedom using an operating system before. I decide how my computer runs, and what it runs, etc, it's very cool, and I have also learned more about computer since I installed it using the manual/text interface method.
I don't quite consider myself a 'Linux geek' yet, but I sure hope to get there soon. So far so good.
I can see myself using Linux, especially Gentoo, for a very long time from now.

Yeah me too. I just hit about 2 months using openSUSE 10.2. Love beryl and xgl especially since in windows i ran windowblinds and it did have a impact on system resources. But xgl and beryl have no impact. I would NOT classify myself as a Linux geek either but am well on my way. But you windows users that have tried always went running back when times got rough. I almost did that 1 month in. Why? cause i used a windows program (yes i use windows dual boot for games) to mount my Linux partition for files. ended up corrupting my ext3 filesystem. What now!! i had all my files on that partition. So i found a program that recovered all my info and my entire home folder. But that wasn't what made me almost give up on Linux. NO! When i booted into Linux my home folder was empty, all my settings lost but the hard drive still showed have all the space as being used. Well i forgot i had my "Documents" samba share mounted in home folder and i selected delete. Well there goes my documents which are stored on my windows server. I did get all my data off with a free windows deleted files restore program but the lesson to be learned is simple. In windows i could move around at the speed of light and click away and know exactly what was going to happen. If i would have just slowed down a little then all would have been good and this entire 40 hour recovery would have been aborted. That was the day i almost gave up on Linux. But there were more pros for me then cons and i said that was just on instance. I need to give it one more chance. Thats exactly what I did and i love it. I found a great replacement to iTunes. I can still run my favorite windows suit i use for school (MS office) using wine. I can still use photoshop 7 which i used in windows anyways even though i had CS2.

All i know is Linux does what you want to the dot. I was so accustomed to things not always working anyways that i was using computers the wrong way. Linux has taught me to think when computing and not be a click happy maniac.

Linux now, and hopefully for a long time to come.



Whats this story ???
pyapplico
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?

I use Windows, but I want a Macintosh. And I have some Linux experiance.
cvkien
currently i'm using windows vista. i had tried windows 98 for 2 weeks, windows me for 2 years and windows xp for 3 years. and linux for few weeks, don't remember. and currently for me, Vista is my choice. but i'm thinking to use mac os x..
Q5U8
I have WinXP, MacOS and one partition ready for Linux distros.

Maybe in a near future change to Windows Vista, I installed a demo of Microsoft (30-days demo) and I get annoyed because I see that was very difficult to handle the new Aero skin.

So, maybe later, Bill Gate$$$... Laughing Laughing Laughing
starfish2007
I use windows. Ihave vista on mymain computer and windows xp on mylaptop. I negverused anything else so i can't really compare it to anything else
grain
recently and after trying slackware,suse,mandrake\mandriva on my laptop I finally tried UBUNTU , and man it rocks... runs smoother than suse 9 (since I can't install 10 cuz of low ram :s )


I must say that I am really amazed at ubuntu and the way everything runs smoothly. I don't have to worry about program dependencies because of the add\remove intreface which downloads everything you need when you select a software from it, my microsoft mouse which hardly worked on suse is working now.

I had to learn linux cuz of my networks class, in which I have to learn how to configure a samba, mail and apache server , now the problem is that I can configure samba with a gui ... how am going to tell my teacher who uses slackware that I configured it with some mouse clicks XD .


If I didn't need some software that only works on windows I wouldn't use it at all, but most games only work on windows and some programming languages by MS too, my wi-fi card doesn't have any linux support either, so I can only use it under windows, and who knows how much hardware out there doesn't work on linux, that's why I put linux as a secondary OS.

windows has a very good interface and even if you don't know how to do something you just have to click around until you eventually find out how to do it and you don't have to break your head as much as you do with linux(although linux is getting much better).


I have both linux and windows xp on both my desktop and laptop.
Ecthelion
I'm using ubuntu (linux) feisty fawn for over 3 years now.

It's great system with a fantastic community, and I'm very happy with it.

Just too bad the newest games don't work on it, though there are some very good opensourcegames too, that don't cost a penny but really are worth playing.
Infinity-al
I had a look at Ubuntu Linux 7.04 Feisty, it looked ok... but i think i will stick up with windows xp home edition sp1...

Infinity
snicker
I have been using Linux Slackware for a few years and I am very happy of it, although I am planning to eventually change to a Mac notebook.. and Mac OS X!
mutouren
currently I use windows 2000 professional sp4
enlish version
staylor229
i use vista
BlueVD
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?

Well, for the common tasks (programming and web development) I stick to XP (blame Macromedia and Borland for that).
But when it comes to ther things, I prefer Fedora Core.
Currently I'm running a few boxes (routers, firewalls, ftp servers and DNS's) out of which 3 are on FC4, 1 on FC5 and 2 on FC6.
I've also used to run a Sun Ultra 450 Enterprise Server (dual proc) on a Solaris 10.0.
Now I'm learnng FreeBSD...
But overall, I prefer Fedora Core linux for most tasks (except Dreamweaver and Delphi both of them running only on Win systems).
icedrakon
You have to learn a lot to use linux but the latest realeses are getting better, otherwise stay with windows
iNs@nE
Dual - Vista with Ubuntu
waway
im using windows xp .. i tried slackware linux but my sisters doesnt know how to use it thats why i stick with windows Smile
MarzEz
What if you use more than one OS? I use:
Windows XP: at school and on my old 400mhz
linux: on my 400mhz and my dad's G4, and
Mac: on my dad's G4
so, which one do i use?...
Master Yoda
I use Windows XP Professional as of now.. I used to have Media Center Edition previously.. will be shifting to Vista within the next month.. My God damn PC isn't really up to the requirements .. not nearly up to the requirements.. that's why, once I upgrade my PC, I'm gonna go for Vista..

Also thinking of buying a Mac notebook..

and..
iNs@nE wrote:
Dual - Vista with Ubuntu


what the heck is Ubuntu?? Never heard of it... Confused
Dalv87
It's a linux-based os, http://www.ubuntu.com/

I currently have Windows XP, I have a Ubuntu Live CD and someday I might dual-boot, I haven't yet though. I'm kind of irritated since I got my computer last January from Dell and just a few months later they start offering computers with Ubuntu already on them.
Kadmium
The last time I ever used Windows, was back in 2003. After that, I have tried diffent UNIX-derivatives. At the moment, I'm running dualboot with Slackware 11.0, and FreeBSD 6.2. What I like about *nix is the stability and especially distributions that focus on the KISS-principle. Also, the community spirit, the open source movement, and the open source licenses is just great. Those of you that are using Windows, is really missing out. You tend to run back to Windows as soon as you face a tiny issue in Linux.
nico.carpentier
i use mac os since 1995
mac os 8
mac os 9
mac os X 10.1 puma
mac os X 10.2 jaguar
mac os X 10.3 panther
mac os X 10.4 tiger
... mac os X 10.5 leopard in october 2007
krazy
i'm a windows user, i have alwas used windows i've never used anything else, and i don't think i will , although i may look into a change and go with something else than windows, but some other operating system means that you can't do what you normally do on windows, but i have just paid out quite a bit for windows Vista, so i'm not looking into a change quite yet.
ganesh
Well, I use a desktop PC at home running Windows XP. I have a laptop running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and at work, I use Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Given a choice, I would always use Linux, if not for the want of some essential softwares I use everday.
PadraigCurran
I'm using windows. I would like to get a Mac, however. Wink
JBotAlan
I'm running WinXP right now, but I spend most of my time in Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn". Gosh, it really shouldn't be called Linux--it was a drop-it-in-and-it-works solution. It knew about my sound card AND my wireless card in one shot! No configuration at all!

I only run Windows when I'm forced to by proprietary software that doesn't run right under Wine (or I'm too lazy to figure it out...). I still need to find a way to port my robotics programming stuff over, so I have a chance of staying open-source pure.

I hate proprietary junk.
LostOverThere
JBotAlan wrote:
I'm running WinXP right now, but I spend most of my time in Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn". Gosh, it really shouldn't be called Linux--it was a drop-it-in-and-it-works solution. It knew about my sound card AND my wireless card in one shot! No configuration at all!


Uh, that's Linux for you. Its great at configuring stuff for you - not just Ubuntu. Besides how can a Linux Distro not be a linux distro? Ubuntu is just Linux with GNOME. Razz
vernersen
i use windows now, but i tihnk ill go and try ubuntu ( linux ) since i have read good things about it
fiendskull9
Quote:
Uh, that's Linux for you. Its great at configuring stuff for you - not just Ubuntu. Besides how can a Linux Distro not be a linux distro? Ubuntu is just Linux with GNOME.


Well

the linux kernel itself doesnt configure anything for you

their's great hardware detection applications like udev and hot/coldplug

and ubuntu has alot of extra applications in between the kernel and gnome that alot of other distros dont have

and IMO, they have the most poorly configured kernel i've used

but i still support ubuntu because it's very easy to use for new users
LostOverThere
For all new users I would highly recommend using the KDE desktop. If you are used to Windows and the Windows feel then KDE will be easy for you.

The best Linux OS with KDE would be Kubuntu.

Its just Ubuntu with a nicer KDE front:

http://kubuntu.org
jon724
Windows XP all the way. Allthou i have never really used linux people have told me it is also quite good. I plan on using in the future or modding my X-Box to work with it. I am also quite fond of Mac because it great for multimedia editing. I dual-boot my computer with Windows and Mac and i have found that these two systems are all that you need. Combined they give you all the tools you need to do anything involving computers.
wesleyoh
I am using Windows XP Pro . and mac I find mac is better for when i am doing my web designing but windows is better when I am playing game. mac there simply too little great games for mac..
why6487
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?

I'm making an OS. Soon I'll make the OS complete. Laughing

I'm making Malta. I'm not compling it so it's a developer release.
HyperScene
I have always been a loyal XP user untill I tried Vista.. I loved it for about a month until it crashed and I changed back to XP.
Ive used XP since, and im not thinking about upgrading before the first service pack is out.

Only reason to upgrade to vista before the sp is because of Halo 2 that came ou for pc a little while ago, and offcourse it only supports vsta Confused
vln004
In a year or so i believe that linux will make a huge market gain. If anyone has seen any of the new technologies available you'll know why (compiz fusion, kde4, ...) my linux install ownz vista.
dylanm
Currently, I'm using Kubuntu Linux because I lost my Windows Installation CD Laughing .
Im' going to buy a MacBook Pro 17" because OS X seems to be much more stable than Windows.
Flexx-D
I got windows XP, but I always use some downloadable styles, to make it look better.. Actually I want a MacBook Pro 17".. But I just cannot afford that!
LostOverThere
Flexx-D wrote:
I got windows XP, but I always use some downloadable styles, to make it look better.. Actually I want a MacBook Pro 17".. But I just cannot afford that!


...Then Linux is for you. Very Happy
Ramelof
Windows XP and sometimes Linux: openSUSE 10.2 or Ubuntu 7.05 FF polish version
mutspruts
I'm a Windows fan.
LostOverThere
mutspruts wrote:
I'm a Windows fan.


Care to explain why? I mean...no offence, but that's not even an argument. Just your opinion. We want to know why
vitorpacheco
Windows XP Rulez!
The best one, until they do SPs
Flarkis
Linux geek and proud

I'm currently using the ALPHA releases of ubuntu. Windows just doesn't have enough features for me.
william
Well, I've been a Windows/Linux user for awhile. But, I used to use Windows more because of compatibility issues. When I upgraded my computer's hardware, for several reasons, I became furious with Windows. I have now moved over to Linux as my main operating system. I use it all the time and only boot into Windows when I can't emulate some applications. One thing I find amazing is that I got some new peripherals that were compatible with only Windows. When installing it in Windows, it didn't recognize it and refused to install. In Linux, with a few clicks, it was running. I didn't need a disk or anything. Overall, Linux can't be beaten. I mainly use Ubuntu with Beryl installed, but I also use other distros such as Gentoo, Fedora, Knoppix, and SuSE. I've also used other operating systems before, including OS X, but none of them match Linux. I've modded Linux and, whenever I get the time, writing a shell for the Linux kernal. So, I'm now a full time Linux user, and I'm proud.
Linkdk
have Windows XP, It is good because I can do everything I want with it. But you have to have so many programs using up Ram, AntiVirus, AntiSypware and Firewall. Linux you don't have to do that. I under stand that it is a lot harder to make a virus for Linux so it will always be better till Microsoft change the way they do things. But having said that I can't get some of my hardware to work with Linux.

So I think that there is no best operating system they all have there advantages, Windows has hard ware support and ease of use, and Linux is not infected as much and very stable. Some one needs to put these two into one. Razz
Gustaf
On my portable computer: I use Zenwalk, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Slackware and also Windows XP Pro SP2.
And on another computer: I use Windows XP Pro SP2 and opensolaris, the gnu/linux distribution of Sun.

I'm really enjoying with Zenwalk that is simple, fast, user-friendly.

I've also used Gentoo for awhile but now I prefer my Zenwalk.

Have a look here if you want:

http://www.zenwalk.org/
pdra05
I'm on a Macintosh, because I'm a designer.
heylookamonkey
I used to use windows xp, and tried vista...but the only thing i liked about vista was that when you ended a task it immediately shut it off not lingering...but i just got a macbook...and haven't had a problem with it so far...but ofcourse you could just get a mac download bootcamp and run however many os's you want...but hey that's just me...and for all those who argue that macs cost too much if you compare them with a similarly equipped dell or hp they are actually cheaper...plus you get all the built in stuff...anyways here are some links:

http://www.switchingtomac.com/wp/mac-vs-pc-whos-bigger-apple-or-dell/

http://www.switchingtomac.com/wp/71000-windows-viruses-0-mac-os-x-viruses/
mymind
I have a Mac.
And it's great:

You can run windows (vista, xp , ets..) on a Mac. (but I don't have windows in my Mac because I preferd Mac, and I don't need Windows.)
Mac don't have viruses.
Their Hardware is Awsome.
And their Software too.

And more...
zinitine
I love Mac!

I think the fact that it comes with so much GOOD free software is awesome. I like that you can put windows on it (I don't though, becaues I don't feel like my computer getting a bunch of viruses from it) and that you can run a lot of windows software right in mac.

And I hate it when people say macs are more expensive, because they usually are just about the same if not cheaper.

Oh, and I know about at least 3 "Vista" features that are quite obvious ripoffs of mac os x.
MarzEz
I am mostly a windows user, but linux is my prefferred OS. linux is a much more stable system, and can run on either PCs or macs. I use windows because it runs a lot of stuff, like games, and it has right-click. one thing i can't stand about mac is the single button mouse! Mad I am currently stuck with windows 98, (god help me) but it is actually an UPGRADE from windows nt. (server 4.0) NT ran with 16 colours! i only like windows, because i like solving puzzles, e.g. why windows keeps bluescreening, crashing, freezing, having seg faults or head crashes (i've had at least 3) and frying stuff. (256+mb ram, 1 Nvidia riva tnt2, 32mb, 1 733mhz processor & board, six or seven hard drives, several cds, and the list goes on.)
I actually build my own computers, but because windows keeps frying all my stuff, i'm stuck with a pentium II, 400mhz, 128mb ram, 80gb hard drive running windows 98! mercy, please! Crying or Very sad my dad has a mac (G4), but i am a sworn mac hater. on a school excursion once, THREE macbooks turned off on me and refused to reboot! Mad (the battery wasn't low, i checked). also, find me a decent game that runs on a G4 with a 16mb graphics card, 512mb ram, no open gl and only a 400mhz (risc) processor. Evil or Very Mad
anyway, that's just me. a sworn mac hater, linux fan, and firm believer in the quote: "in a world without walls or fences, who needs Windows or Gates?" Wink

p.s. sorry if i used too many smilies, i like them. Smile
Drvanger
I use Linux for 4 years. Currently I use Fedora 7, but I used UHU Linux 1.2 (a Hungarian distribution), SUSE 9.1 and Fedora Core 5 and 6.

Also I have a Windows XP on my computer, but I don't use it. Smile
MarzEz
i would use windows xp, but i can't find a copy on cd for free, buying the latest version would mean getting f***ing copy protection - can't burn copy protected cd's Rolling Eyes - and i only have 300mb download limit. i could buy a copy off E-bay, but it takes ages to deliver and the shipping cost is too high. Mad (i'm in N.S.W, australia.) oh, well, i guess i'm stuck with windows 98. Sad
LostOverThere
MarzEz wrote:
i would use windows xp, but i can't find a copy on cd for free, buying the latest version would mean getting f***ing copy protection - can't burn copy protected cd's Rolling Eyes - and i only have 300mb download limit. i could buy a copy off E-bay, but it takes ages to deliver and the shipping cost is too high. Mad (i'm in N.S.W, australia.) oh, well, i guess i'm stuck with windows 98. Sad


Go to the shop and buy one. Laughing

Or, even better, download Linux. Smile
xbcd
Windows ME. No just kidding. I run Kubuntu and i also have windows as a dual boot for games. Also i have a windows server.
patriot
i use gentoo, i like gentoo
Kamo
Same as most - win xp pro

It never died on me yet but it's choking badly after burning a dvd..once hdd start to work on something like that itw ill remain so untill i reset my pc.
amineelasry
i use Xp and FreeBSD ..
[FuN]goku
well ive noticed this thread sort of contradicts the uhm,

More people use mac than linux type thing... The majority is Windows and linux has more than mac... though this is a hosting forums so i spose alot of people would be more familiar with windows or linux.
eliniko
Actually, i love experimenting with installing new operating systems and experiencing them.

Currently using WinXP, Debain and BSD.
azuwis
Debian GNU/Linux with Thinkpad T60, waiting for AMD ATI Linux driver ver. 8.42 (AIGLX support) to setup Compiz (3D desktop for X window system).
symbian9
i'm on Ubuntu 7.10 Beta 2 i test thing from alpha, i have xp alongside with ubuntu but i rarely boot xp Razz
Ubuntu + Compiz Fusion + awn. Smile
makifersoy
I am a Windows XP with Sp2 user
LostOverThere
symbian9 wrote:
i'm on Ubuntu 7.10 Beta 2 i test thing from alpha, i have xp alongside with ubuntu but i rarely boot xp Razz
Ubuntu + Compiz Fusion + awn. Smile


I'm curious to know what Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon is like.
DarkAkira
I run too many OS's.


On My Main Desktop:

- Mac OSX 10.4.9
- Windows Vista Ultimate
- Windows XP Pro SP2
- Ubuntu Linux
- SkyOS
- Fluid OS (alpha)

On My MacBook:

- Mac OSX 10.4.10
- Fluid OS (alpha)

On My Spare Compaq (freebie):

- Mac OSX 10.4.8

On my g/f machine:

- Windows XP Pro SP2
- Mac OSX 10.4.9

Theres more, but I'm lazy. Need less to say I am booting OSX on 75% of the machines in my house. Including an old Toshiba Satellite I had laying around.
vicarious
* It has been a while since I have been to the boards (long enough to lose my site), and I re read this thread with slight amusement. I read over and over again how everyone was awaiting the next best thing since sliced bread, the Vista operating system. I have not even used it, as I have also moved on to the next version of my operating system, Ubuntu Feisty 7.04, from Dapper. I was just wondering how the new install went for those who were upgrading from XP. I have always heard people complain that Linux was hard to install, and that was one of the main reasons for non-migration to the Linux platform. I opened up my command line and entered a few lines to upgrade to a version of Ubuntu that I missed, Edgy that is, made sure all updates were done for this version, typed a few more lines, and updated my OS to Feisty 7.04, complete with all of the updates (about 2 years worth) for all of my 1000+ software packages installed. I have a 56k modem and did my updates at night while I slept. My cost, my phone line and my 56k service for 2 days (about $1.50), All of my software is still compatible (I heard this might be a problem in Vista) and in fact I got updates for most of them (The new graphics sure are sharp on Wesnoth!).

* Itś been over 9 years running Linux (of several flavaś). With Linux becoming more user friendly, and with superior graphics and desktop styles (with the help of Beryl and 3ddesktop), it is becoming more popular, I might actually install a virus scanner for the first time in over a decade. (for sure now that you all know Wink ).
Jaxom
I prefer Mac OSX but I haven't really tried branching out. I used to us Windows at school and it was decent but I probably won't be switching anytime soon.
bloodrider
I always used Windows, since Windows 95. I played a little with MS-DOS but at that time I didn't have a PC Razz I also worked a little on Mac in the 90's.
Now at home I've Windows XP SP2, on my laptop I've Vista, Windows 98, Ubuntu and I'm thinking on Suse. I'm testing/learning linux Very Happy

It's true that Windows it isn't the most stable OS, but:
--> You forget that Windows is used "by millions". It's normal to find more issues on Windows because it's the most used.
--> It's the principal target to virus&company.
--> Try to make an OS that works with "all" kind of hardware & software without getting problems/conflicts.

If it wasn't Microsoft probably not all of us nowadays would have a personal computer.
Am I a Microsoft fan? No, but I recognize their value.


Bondings wrote:
I once installed Ubuntu Linux. It wasn't bad, only a bit too brown. Laughing But my sound card didn't work. Most flash and movies didn't work on Firefox for Linux. And the worst of all, my Windows didn't want to restart after the installation. By browsing on the internet, I immediately saw that I wasn't the only one, but no solution worked out for me. The only thing I could do was making a backup of all my files and reinstalling Windows XP. Sad
Next time I use Linux will be solely from the cd. I won't install anything on the hdd's.


Bondings, you can use Vmware, this way you won't warm your PC Wink

PS: Yep, my vote was Windows Razz
BlueVD
I've just finished updating my laptop...
Now I run on it:
Win XP home edition;
Win XP Proffessional;
Win 2000 Proffessional;
Linux FC6;
FreeBSD 6.2;
When it comes to usual tasks Win tends to work out best. But for networking and stuff, I run either linux or unix. But I'm still learning the BSD ways Very Happy
Ranfaroth
bloodrider wrote:
--> Try to make an OS that works with "all" kind of hardware & software without getting problems/conflicts.
Do you know that Windows© only runs in 2 architectures, whereas, for example, Debian GNU/Linux runs in 14 ones ?

So, in term of hardware compatibility, Linux is the winner by far Wink

And in term of softwares, if we remove all crap like closed source freewares or sharewares, there are less softwares choices on Windows© systems...
bloodrider
Ranfaroth wrote:
bloodrider wrote:
--> Try to make an OS that works with "all" kind of hardware & software without getting problems/conflicts.
Do you know that Windows© only runs in 2 architectures, whereas, for example, Debian GNU/Linux runs in 14 ones ?

So, in term of hardware compatibility, Linux is the winner by far Wink


By hardware I didn't mean architectures, I mean components of an IBM PC. There are hundreds of components to the same propose and all, normally, works on Windows. It's this characteristic that permitted in the past(and nowadays) to PC become accessible to everyone, because any enterprise could do a hardware component and build drivers based on Windows libraries (this is one of the motives of instability of windows, drivers bad designed...), that evolved competition with consequent lowering of components prices.
Unfortunately, as far as I know, Linux it isn't compatibility with all kind of hardware. It's better than in the past but you still ear, "my sound card doesn't work/it isn't compatible", etc Wink

Ranfaroth wrote:
And in term of softwares, if we remove all crap like closed source freewares or sharewares, there are less softwares choices on Windows© systems...


bloodrider wrote:
--> Try to make an OS that works with "all" kind of hardware & software without getting problems/conflicts.


Like I explained to the hardware, software bad designed may crash Windows.
As about if Linux has more software than Windows, I don't know, I never counted. But I doubt as Windows is the OS most used and don't forget enterprise's software, not accessible to everyone...


Cheers
Arno v. Lumig
bloodrider, I couldn't have said it better. I recently switched from FreeBSD and Debian to Windows, and I'm totally in love now Smile. It's odd, when I switched from Windows to Linux a year ago I really liked it and didn't want to go back...

My computer somehow seems so much more stable and it really performs better... I installed all the software I need (which is pretty basic, I only do PHP scripting (work) and write reports (school) on this computer). The computer is still blazing fast, and has hung up only once, for less then 10 seconds... On Linux I would probably already have been thrown back to a CLI because the Nvidia drivers messed up.

If you were wondering why I changed from Linux and FreeBSD to Windows, it has several reasons:
1. Xorg 7.3 is too new for the Nvidia drivers, downgrading to 7.2 broke it and I couldn't reinstall without getting a whole bunch of errors
2. On Debian Xorg just wouldn't start after a reboot, no error messages printed in Xorg.0.log
3. My Apache server got updated to death, had to reinstall Apache, PHP and MySQL...
4. The shared folders wouldn't work, testparm returned no errors, smbd and nmbd were started and no error messages in any of the log files. Even with allow all it would return "permission denied"
5. Samba and CUPS wouldn't get along together nicely, so I couldn't share my printers.
6. Error messages everywhere when installing programs
7. The printer works. Sometimes (only when you don't need it).

So far for that nice server OS that can't even install Samba+CUPS without trouble... I used it on 3 computers and each of these computers has some problem, or multiple.

No thanks. I'll just stick with Windows XP for now. (And yupp, I bought it!)
Ranfaroth
bloodrider wrote:
By hardware I didn't mean architectures, I mean components of an IBM PC.
Then, be careful in your sentences...
You should add said "Some vendors only make there hardware compatible with Windows©"... which in fact, isn't really a problem : they're well known, and Linux admin won't buy their products...

Quote:
As about if Linux has more software than Windows, I don't know, I never counted. But I doubt as Windows is the OS most used and don't forget enterprise's software, not accessible to everyone...
Just one hint : if a software is useful, and still doesn't exist on GNU/Linux, them someone (and even more) has already coded one, most of time with more features... That's why, when for one feature you've got one software on win32, you'll find several on Linux.
undergroundking_tourus
the number one operating system is pardus.... a wild cat who will eat bill gates head one day...
bloodrider
Ranfaroth wrote:
Then, be careful in your sentences...

I'm careful with my writing, in my idea I used the correct terms, but as English it isn't my mother language I can't discuss that... But when misinterpretations happen I'm here to clarify Wink

Ranfaroth wrote:
You should add said "Some vendors only make there hardware compatible with Windows©"... which in fact, isn't really a problem : they're well known, and Linux admin won't buy their products...

I (always) spoke in a perspective of a normal user...

Ranfaroth wrote:
Just one hint : if a software is useful, and still doesn't exist on GNU/Linux, them someone (and even more) has already coded one, most of time with more features... That's why, when for one feature you've got one software on win32, you'll find several on Linux.

It's like I said, I never compared the available software on Windows to Linux. If what you say it's reality, I'm glad with that, it's always good to have a better choice, that improves competition Very Happy

Hint: I never said that Windows is better than Linux Wink
Ranfaroth
bloodrider wrote:
I (always) spoke in a perspective of a normal user...
When you write "Try to make an OS" are you sure you're talking about a normal user ? Laughing
bloodrider
Laughing You're teasing me Razz
I spoke in a figurative way Razz


Cheers
roboguyspacedude
I use Windows XP SP2 Home. I have tried linux before, but it stopped working on my computer for some reason. Windows though has so many programs that work with it so there isn't much point in using others. MAc is okay too, but again, not too many program availability.
Ankhanu
I have 4 systems operating at the moment, all running different OSes Razz

I'm going to have to say that Mac OS has definitely become my favorite since buying my first Mac in January.

I have WinXP on my old laptop, and really, it's become a fairly solid OS over the years; started off shakey, but came into its own.
I bought my wife a new system in late August that came with Vista installed, and I can't say that I'm too impressed. It looks nice, but it is hella bloated. That along with the overblown security features that are either way too strong or missing altogether (no middle settings), it really slows down performance and enjoyability.
On my old desktop system I've installed the Debian Linux distro, and, though I haven't had time to really get to know it, it seems solid, flexible and reliable.

But MacOS is taking the cake, I think.
DarkAkira
Ankhanu wrote:
I have 4 systems operating at the moment, all running different OSes Razz

I'm going to have to say that Mac OS has definitely become my favorite since buying my first Mac in January.


I bought my MacBook in January. It was my first official Mac machine purchase.

I'm getting leopard on the 26th.
Boffel
Of course windows!

We have macintosh on school, and the only thing you can do with it, is painting and surfing on the internett. Its very boring!
DarkAkira
Boffel wrote:
Of course windows!

We have macintosh on school, and the only thing you can do with it, is painting and surfing on the internett. Its very boring!


Seems like someone doesnt know how to use a mac.
Ankhanu
DarkAkira wrote:
Boffel wrote:
Of course windows!

We have macintosh on school, and the only thing you can do with it, is painting and surfing on the internett. Its very boring!


Seems like someone doesnt know how to use a mac.


Sure does Razz
garionw
Unless its one of those really old ones - we had one in Primary School - a 16bit one if I'm correct
DarkAkira
garionw wrote:
Unless its one of those really old ones - we had one in Primary School - a 16bit one if I'm correct


I have an old Apple 2 in my basement.
smartpandian
Windows...

On a day to day activities.. I would be using bothe XP SP2 & Vista
Ankhanu
Just upgraded to MacOS X 10.5.
DarkAkira
Ankhanu wrote:
Just upgraded to MacOS X 10.5.


You like it?
Ankhanu
So far. I haven't had a lot of time to test it out yet. The Stacks feature is seeming quite wonderful, and I can see good uses for the multiple desktops feature for when I'm on the go without my dual monitor setup. I haven't really tried out other features though.

I am having some odd display issues with some text within Flash applications, but other than that, I haven't seen any glitches... and the one may not be related to Leopard, so much as just an oddity in this install of Flash and/or Firefox.
Arnie
Ankhanu wrote:
DarkAkira wrote:
Boffel wrote:
Of course windows!

We have macintosh on school, and the only thing you can do with it, is painting and surfing on the internett. Its very boring!
Seems like someone doesnt know how to use a mac.
Sure does Razz
Or the school put some big restrictions on it, but in that case it doesn't make much sense to buy expensive Macs; they might as well get some cheap Pentium 3s for surfing.

But my former school wasn't so smart in that respect either. They had many computers that were only to be used for surfing and Office tasks. Pentium III 800MHz if I'm correct, with 512MB RAM and Windows 2000. Then they put those away and got new Core 2 Duos instead, but you can still only browse the web and write documents. Maybe use some educational software, which has low requirements anyway. What a waste of money. Let alone the TFTs they got to replace the CRT monitors, while there wasn't any lack of space. Sad
LostOverThere
Ankhanu wrote:
So far. I haven't had a lot of time to test it out yet. The Stacks feature is seeming quite wonderful, and I can see good uses for the multiple desktops feature for when I'm on the go without my dual monitor setup. I haven't really tried out other features though.

I am having some odd display issues with some text within Flash applications, but other than that, I haven't seen any glitches... and the one may not be related to Leopard, so much as just an oddity in this install of Flash and/or Firefox.


Multiple desktops? Ah! Apple copied Linux. Sad
DarkAkira
LostOverThere wrote:

Multiple desktops? Ah! Apple copied Linux. Sad


Linux didnt invent Multiple Desktops. Nor were they the first to use it. It has been around for YEARS! Since 1985 I believe. Used in Amiga.

So if anything, linux copied Amiga.
Ankhanu
LostOverThere wrote:
Multiple desktops? Ah! Apple copied Linux. Sad


Yeah. I don't think it seems quite as flexible as the Linux set up though.
DarkAkira
Ankhanu wrote:

Yeah. I don't think it seems quite as flexible as the Linux set up though.


It is plenty flexible. Its not AS pretty as Virtue Desktops for OS X, but it does the job nicely. And has some neat features.
thimpat
Linux Ubuntu 7.10 and Vista (only to get in touch with Microsoft's world)
grafke
Fedora 7 using at home. WIN XP/BSD/RH at work..
BlueVD
Bondings wrote:
Car Audio wrote:
I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink


Everyone says that. But my own experience is quite different. Take the laptop I bought 7-8 months ago. I use it way too much, but Windows itself never crashed. Of course, some programs did crash, but that could always be solved by using controll+alt+delete. In fact, I'm quite happy with Windows.

I once installed Ubuntu Linux. It wasn't bad, only a bit too brown. Laughing But my sound card didn't work. Most flash and movies didn't work on Firefox for Linux. And the worst of all, my Windows didn't want to restart after the installation. By browsing on the internet, I immediately saw that I wasn't the only one, but no solution worked out for me. The only thing I could do was making a backup of all my files and reinstalling Windows XP. Sad
Next time I use Linux will be solely from the cd. I won't install anything on the hdd's.

Well, now ain't that a daisy!
I just changed my os to Mandriva 2008.
As to the problems with the hardware Bondings, it's not the fault of the community (trust me, arround 45% of the drivers for the hardware are/were made by reverse engineering the win drivers). That's because most HWD producers don't bother to write linux drivers. And they shamelessly don't provide the api or documentation for the people that could. As to the boot problem, it can be fixed. And also, in all my long experience with linux, I can say that young distro's (like ubuntu was some time ago) will generally have minor issues until they reach a mature version. Sticking with the big shots is a good idea for beginners. More experienced users will deal with anything.
PS: if you really think windows is better, you should try to think about reprogramming it to fit your current needs. Cr*p, if you manage to reverse engineer it and rebuild it, I can assure you Redmon will hire you.
Arnie
Why would an end user care whose fault it is that Linux supports little hardware? That doesn't make the experience any different. It's not like I suddenly don't need that piece of hardware anymore Brick wall
debowski
Well, I'm a Linux user (Ubuntu 7.10), but I am unfortunately made to use Windows XP, too, because there is no driver for my printer (Lexmark X2350).
Moreover, I'm a Mac fan although I don't have any Macintosh. I'm saving money to buy it, but I suppose it will take a long time, because they are very expensive in my country :/.



Greetings,
Marek D.
Ranfaroth
Arnie wrote:
Why would an end user care whose fault it is that Linux supports little hardware? That doesn't make the experience any different. It's not like I suddenly don't need that piece of hardware anymore Brick wall
Just boycott outdated vendors which doesn't provide drivers for all platforms...
It's not like they were irreplaceable...
doppleganger
i use windows 2000 on one desktop and win xp on my laptop
altho i want to try linux, but apprehensive since never used it so what do u guys say
Question Question Question Question Question Question Question
BPrice
I am a windows fan.

I use xp on both my laptop and pc.

I have never used anything other than windows and I supose it is the fact that I know my way arround windows and dont want to get stuck with a difernt system.
LostOverThere
doppleganger wrote:
i use windows 2000 on one desktop and win xp on my laptop
altho i want to try linux, but apprehensive since never used it so what do u guys say
Question Question Question Question Question Question Question


Theres no harm in trying it! After all, its free! For beginners I would recommend Ubuntu.

You can make it nice and pretty without getting any new software like mine
Fake
Vista and Xp FTW
mehulved
Moved to FreeBSD a couple of days back. Is a fun OS, seems I will stick to it for the time being.
johnBdoe
After using Windows close to 12 years, it is really hard to move to another OS. I tried (linux) but I failed due to lack of support for hardware drivers, software, ease of use, and sheer determination. Out of all the windows OS for desktop users, I guess Windows ME and Vista suck though I have not tried the latter, but from the reviews and news, it doesn't sound too good for Microsoft.
Arnie
LostOverThere wrote:
Theres no harm in trying it! After all, its free! For beginners I would recommend Ubuntu.
Didn't read my advice at the bottom of this post, did you? It being free does not guarantee that it won't cause any harm / problems... and neither can you.
LostOverThere
Arnie wrote:
Didn't read my advice at the bottom of this post, did you?


Yes I did. Didn't you read the date of the post.

15th December I posted that. You posted your post was on the 4th of January.
I posted before you said that, and I don't have a time machine. Smile

Arnie, please stop attacking me for everything I say. Thanks.
Arnie
No, I didn't read the date. Sorry for that. I stand by my opinion on this though, and I will continue to voice it. Just as you continue to post the U-word on every occasion you find...
LostOverThere
Arnie wrote:
No, I didn't read the date. Sorry for that. I stand by my opinion on this though, and I will continue to voice it. Just as you continue to post the U-word on every occasion you find...


That's ok, I forgot Frihost wasn't a democracy. Razz


Seriously though. I can stand by my opinion just as you stand by yours. You don't have to attack me for likeing Ubuntu, do you? Linux is all about choice, sure I can recommend Ubuntu or whatever I want. You can recommend Debian or whatever you like. Doesn't mean that person will take it. They don't have to if they don't like. So Arnie, I am formally asking you. Stop abusing me everytime I mention Ubuntu.
Arnie
I'm not attacking you for liking it, I'm showing where your arguments are wrong and where your suggestions may not be beneficial to readers, no matter how good your intentions may be. And as far as I know that's what a discussion forum is about: if you voice an opinion you must be prepared to defend it instead of trying to get rid of all critical response.

In this case it even goes beyond discussion only, seeing that you have suggested Ubuntu on numerous occasions (such as in this topic) with an impression of "it can't do any harm" while there's a good risk of wiping your hard drive when partition resizing goes wrong... when someone suggested a Linux live CD, which is much less dangerous, you recommended to install Ubuntu anyway. So you're kind of asking for it there.

Case closed, if there is anything else do send a PM.
mahirharoon
i use windows xp pro sp2
Xtremist
I use Ubuntu - Gusty Gibbon, Windows XP SP2 at home and Sun Solaris at work.
Arnie
You use Solaris? That's nice. What platform?
intruder_indeed
I Use windows XP Pro. Before that I was using windows 98SE.
InsanePL
Currently I`m using Windows Vista and i hate it Razz
demonpt
windows user, i don't have all the knowledge to play with linux
smspno
I use Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon but I unfortunately have not got rid of Windows XP, because there is no driver for my printer/scanner (Lexmark X2350). However, I am planning to purchase a new printer so as to omit problems with drivers... maybe HP? I don't know..
atilao
I had the same problem with my Canon Pixma iP1600 printer, it used to work in openSUSE, but I just couldn't get it work under Kubuntu Gutsy (nor Feisty). But I got rid of Win and installed it in a vmware Smile Unfortunately I had to reinstall XP because I needed to present some automotive software for some people... Anyway, my hp nx6352 works like a charm with Gutsy amd64, but it has some issues with XP and Vista (mostly the display driver, like with the other hp notebooks, works best in Linux/X11)
So, I'd prefer Linux Smile
bscomp
My favorite opereiting system is Windows XP
Sillyman
I'm trying to get on linux, but I can't be bothered right now. Problem is, I tried some distributions that didn't work, and now I have no windows MBR anymore. So I use a dedicated GRUB partition to chainload into Windows. Problem solved.
Flarkis
Deul boot winXP and knoppix Thinking of getting solaris
blasux
I am using Gentoo Linux because it's fast and very flexible.
delme19
I am using Windows Vista Ultimate, but i thing Mac OS is much better. Only the Softwarecompatiblity is not verry well.
steffmeister
i started with dos 6.2 (and windows 3.1), tried every windows from 95 to xp, sticked a long time with windows 2k, and then i had i look at suse 8.2, from then on i liked linux and tried nearly every other distro from slackware to gentoo, over debian and fedora, finally i am using ubuntu, always the latest development release.
i like ubuntu because its easy to set up and to maintain and since i employed full-time (at work i also use ubuntu next to win2k3 and winxp) i prefer it over gentoo because i have no time for compiling stuff Wink
Kelcey
I'm using Vista on my laptop and XP in my desktop right now.
bikermwtp
im curently using windows vista ultimate 64 bit iv been using windows my whole life. i dont like linux or mac i guess mostly becasue im fully used to windows and stuff
Warriorcz
I'm using GNU/Linux on my computer. I started using Linux 5 years ago and I remembered that very well. I didn't know what Linux exactly is or what does the 'kernel' mean. But friend of mine told me about Linux and I am quite curious, so I had to try it. My first distribution was ArchLinux. I was satisfied with Arch, but after couple weeks I felt that ArchLinux isn't the right way for me. So I tried to use Gentoo and I have been using it till now (and I'm not planning any change). The best think on Gentoo is, that I can change and do almost everythink. And I'm never bored, because there is always somethink what has to be done.

I don't have dualboot now, but I had it for quite a long time. I think, my problem was, that I had on Windows some unfinished business and I was too lazy to complete that. Still, I removed Windows half a year ago and I'm quite proud for it. So...No more Windows on my computer! Wink
lszanto
I usually just use Ubuntu 7.10 but I'm looking forward to Hardy Heron Very Happy. I often use a virtual windows machine that runs on VirtualBox. It can be used to do some pretty cool stuff like this http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/8029/screenshotgh9.png (windows fullscreen with compiz cube Wink ).
furtasacra
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?

I don't qualify as a Linux geek yet, but I'm working on it! I have a Ubuntu/WinXP dual boot for the last two weeks, and haven't used Windows the whole time. The only reason I don't get rid of Windows entirely (and free up a huge amount of hard drive space) is some of my favorite games won't run under Linux. I might get rid of Windows anyway, just to remove the temptation to waste time with gaming.

Oh, yeah, and I have a low-end machine. WinXP is REALLY slow, and Hardy Heron is FAST FAST FAST, and hasn't crashed at ALL in two weeks. My horrible, bloated OEM version of XP blew up on me approximately every 36 hours.
powerfusion66
I mainly work on Windows XP(desktop) but i 'm also trying some others os like vista and ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop.
flatliner
Bondings wrote:
Car Audio wrote:
I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink


Everyone says that. But my own experience is quite different. Take the laptop I bought 7-8 months ago. I use it way too much, but Windows itself never crashed. Of course, some programs did crash, but that could always be solved by using controll+alt+delete. In fact, I'm quite happy with Windows.

I once installed Ubuntu Linux. It wasn't bad, only a bit too brown. Laughing But my sound card didn't work. Most flash and movies didn't work on Firefox for Linux. And the worst of all, my Windows didn't want to restart after the installation. By browsing on the internet, I immediately saw that I wasn't the only one, but no solution worked out for me. The only thing I could do was making a backup of all my files and reinstalling Windows XP. Sad
Next time I use Linux will be solely from the cd. I won't install anything on the hdd's.


Ubuntu has changed alot since the above quote and its now more user friendly and supported then ever.I myself have just bought a new dell Pc with a quad core 2.4GHz CPU's and 4GB of ram and 500GB HDD.Its a very over powered system for Linux I know, ha ubuntu can run loads of apps and run smoother then xp has for me ever on my old pentium 4, 3.00 GHz with only 512mb or ram and 160HDD.

But I wanted to get something that would last and be very powerful.
Powerful enough to run 2 OS at the same time and run large amount of apps in each OS at the same time. That's what I am currently setting up on my new system. ubuntu linux running as the core OS and then running Xp in virtual box. A simple rotation of the compiz-fusion cube and I can use Xp and another rotation I can be back to one of the 3 ubuntu desktops. Mean while tasks and apps are still running on the XP desktop.

Its the best of both worlds, coz i still need windows to run one or 2 apps.
But with more and more software companies supporting Linux I hope to in future completely cut out microsoft software completely!!

Oh and just to note, I have been using windows since 3.1, but once vista came out I new their years of building on broken code had finally put them 6 feet under. I needed a new OS to take me into the furture, ubuntu is it!!

Linux its the future
merrik
I really like linux, my favorite distribution is Arch, however I don't use Linux for about a year : |
tamilparks
Windows XP with servicepack 2 i am using, its very useful for writing in CD , installing printers without any other printer drivers, pen drive etc... i like Windows XP
selevan
Actually Win XP SP2 but i want to make dual-boot with linux.

P.S. Linux on server Wink
tps3
I like mac os X best , windows crasck too often , linux works . but the best OS is Mac OS X
snowynight
Smile Mine is vista ultimate, which i think is beautiful and nice.
After installing vista u, i never have had a look at my xp.....
chartcentral
Windows user. Still stuck on XP though, knowing only very little about Vista. Though I am getting familiar with other Linux operating systems such as Red Hat. Smile
Wolf1918
I would LOVE to dump Windows!!! I really would. Microshaft, er, Microsoft is just trying to take over way to much. It all started with the d---- "activation" they came up with for Windows XP. I don't want to have to go online (not every computer in the world has an Internet connection), or phone in and sit on hold for God knows how long, to "activate" an OS that I've bought and paid for. Therefore, I didn't bother to do the upgrade and I never will. Right now I'm still using Windows 2000 Pro. I also have an older iMac G3 that I would prefer to use but it needs a trip to the repair shop.

Problem is there are programs I use a great deal such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and a few others that I'd hate to loose the use of by switching to a Linux or Unix OS. As far as Microsoft Office goes, I've found OpenOffice works just as well and it's free.

If anyone knows of a Linux or Unix OS that might be customizable to run Dreamweaver and Photoshop, let me know. I'd drop "Microshaft" like a hot potato. Or if there are similar programs, offering features that are close to Dreamweaver and Photoshop that will run Linux or Unix.

Other than that, the only thing I use Windows for is running a few old favorite games. Some of which are so old that I have to use DOSbox as a work around because the games were originally DOS based games.
Chad
cvkien
i'm not sure if i did post in this threat. But i wanna say i love windows. a lot. since i use windows 98, then 98se, then windows me, and then windows xp and now i'm using windows vista. i did try to use linux and mac. but the problem is linux and mac has limited software available. that makes me feel windows still be my choice till now.
osuchin
i'm a windows xp and vista user. i like linux-ubuntu too.
LostOverThere
Wolf1918 wrote:
If anyone knows of a Linux or Unix OS that might be customizable to run Dreamweaver and Photoshop, let me know. I'd drop "Microshaft" like a hot potato. Or if there are similar programs, offering features that are close to Dreamweaver and Photoshop that will run Linux or Unix.


The newest version of WINE allows Photoshop to work with Linux (Certainly CS2 and I'm pretty sure CS3 and CS1 work too). Obviously Wine will work on any Linux distribution so that's no problem of course, just pick whatever floats you boat.

As for Dreamweaver, it should work, if not will certainly work with possibly a few minor problems.

Go check the WINE Database for more details. Good Luck!
osuchin
To all users of windows xp, service pack is available now. You can download it here. http://tryinghard1205.blogspot.com/2008/04/windows-xp-service-pack-3.html
prramesh
ofcourse mac
cavedog2
I'm running windows XP now! Best windows OS ever. Vista uses too much RAM and slows a pc when its not real good. So at the moment I'm using windows xp pro and I'm doing fine! Love it. Just a pitty its kind off been discontinued. Microsoft wants to improve vista and make that the best OS but I can't see that hapening! Shocked
eekieskywalker
enjoying my MAC OS
xcloudy
I have two OS installed on my computer, but I can't chose two at the same time Crying or Very sad

I treat windows vista for common use. I switch to Linux when I'm doing development, especially programming.
inganta_tarigan
I am using Windows XP.
I had ever installed Linux Ubuntu at may computer. But I got difficult to install new software, so I back to Windows again
xavax
I use Windows XP. Ive always wanted to try Linux, but I hear its a nightmare to download so I never tried.
LostOverThere
xavax wrote:
I use Windows XP. Ive always wanted to try Linux, but I hear its a nightmare to download so I never tried.


...Download? You click download and away you go. Razz
swaraj
I am a big Windows fan. I have used almost all of its OSs including windows3.1, DOS, ME ,95, 98, etc and upto vista. I am a bit curious about Linux and want to learn it. I have a DSL. I haven't even seen Mac.


My most favourite OSs are XP and 98.
bulek
I'm just testing Ubuntu...
adminim
xp best of windows
xaogo
I'm running ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop, before that i had vista business edition. Linux is 100% faster with a much better looking GUI (after you apply some decent themes). I have windows xp running virtually through virtualbox for whenever i need photoshop or any windows only programs.

I'm currently plotting my transition to a kde4.1 based distribution though, it looks absolutely amazing in terms of graphic user interface and in terms of speed. I can't wait for a stable desktop built on it to be officially released.
tianhua1993
Currently I’m using Windows XP Home SP2 on my laptop, Windows XP Professional SP2 on my old desktop, and Windows Vista Home Basic on my new desktop. I haven’t really tried out Mac, but I thought that the interface looks nice. I don’t want to upgrade my laptop yet, as there are a lot of softwares that cannot work with Vista yet.
Vaemz
Mac OSX is the superior one for me... After lots and lost of trouble with Windows pc's (both desktop and laptop) I decided to throw that junk away and try something new. At first it wasn't all to easy but OSX has a very attractive interface which allows every user (beginner or advanced) to discover all feautures at his/her own pace. AND it doens't crash Razz
eauncarter
i use Windows XP SP 2 and its cool detter than linux and mac os
GiocoDigitale
I use Windows XP, but some years ago i've tried Linux Mandrake...
Arnie
LostOverThere wrote:
xavax wrote:
I use Windows XP. Ive always wanted to try Linux, but I hear its a nightmare to download so I never tried.


...Download? You click download and away you go. Razz
Well, first you have to choose a distro. In many cases the distro will have multiple architectures (x86, arm, etc.), versions, ISO's (netinst, CDinst, DVDinst...) etc. So after going through the maze of different options you have to go through a maze of directories and then wait until the big download is finished.

You could just download Ubuntu, but then you are stuck with a crappy distro (as illustrated by its colour theme)
2bulent2
xp is enough for all my work
but i like linux as it is free
i like open source
ssthanapati
I got XP on my PC and Vista on my laptop
LostOverThere
Arnie wrote:
Well, first you have to choose a distro. In many cases the distro will have multiple architectures (x86, arm, etc.), versions, ISO's (netinst, CDinst, DVDinst...) etc. So after going through the maze of different options you have to go through a maze of directories and then wait until the big download is finished.


*Slaps Forehead*

I took that download thing way to literal. Razz
Arnie
Of course the variety of Linux flavours (desperately for lack of a better word) is not just a downside, it can be very helpful for some people while inhibiting for others.
MM357
Linux : openSUSE 10.3

I prefer it even rather than version 11, I saw that this one is more stable on my machine
rebill
I use Windows and Linux both.
welshsteve
I use Windows XP Pro at work, Windows Vista Home Premiun on my home desktop, and Windows XP Home on another desktop and a laptop at home. I have various versions of Linux that I occasionally visit using VirtualBox
Peterssidan
Nowadays I only use GNU/Linux (Ubuntu) on my computer. I most often use Linux at school too.
Ascaris
Windows XP. I need no other.
ehpc
Ubuntu Linux. No more Windows for me.
Chinmoy
depends on what you do.coding on windows is as stupid as doing graphics works on linux..choose a OS according to your work req., and that suits windows in most of the cases..if you are a coder, get linux.
If you work with media, mac is th best.
debsuvra
I use Vista, Mac OS X, and Windows 7 (build 6801) currently in my home PC.
pha-camot
windows xp ..., it's easy to used
djclue917
My Lenovo laptop came with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit). Since I'm a "Linux guy", I installed the latest Kubuntu, 8.10. In summary, I use Linux as my main (probably 95% of the time) operating system and Vista as my other OS. I don't really like Vista but I don't want to remove it since it probably contributed a significant amount to the price of the laptop. Very Happy
metalfreek
I mainly use Windows but I have Linux installed as a secondary OS.
chatrack
Hi,
I am using Windows ME. I found it use full becouse I have AMD k6 400MHz system (2000 year model)

I was using windows98, as i bought it. It used to show "protection error" after it was subjected to
power off with out shout down.. for 5 or 6 times.

I got Windows ME... I used to have power off ...with out shut down about 10 or 15 by now... no protection error....

Also Windows ME has all drivers already buit in... just like widows XP.

I think this OS is Good for my AMD k6 400 Mhz system....
keane
I got Vista Home Basic on my desktop and Home Premium on my Toshiba laptop. Both OS came pre-installed.
Fire Boar
Quote:
Easy to use, install programs,^^


Heh. You Windows users and your downloading executables... Linux is much easier.

Code:
apt-get install firefox


Boom. Firefox downloaded, installed and configured. Lovely. Say, I've just had a thought. I want to try out a different desktop environment just for kicks and giggles. XFCE sounds fun.

Code:
apt-get install xfce


Wait a few minutes for the download to finish, then log off... boom. Option to log into XFCE turns up there and then.
Arnie
It's that easy if everything goes well, but that applies to Windows software as well. Downloading an EXE is no big deal. Also, I don't see why you are bragging about repositories as if that's a typical Linux thing. Many Linux geeks download sources and ./configure, make, make install them.

What really matters is how often and how bad things can go wrong. Solving dependency problems, installing software not in the repository, adding repositories to apt's sources list, getting MPI support to work, etc... you didn't mention those.

Options to use XFCE (or whatever you install) don't just appear. Only if you have the 'menu' package installed they are automatically placed in the program menus of most WM's. If you don't have 'menu', you have to take care of it yourself and this procedure differs for each WM. If you want to set the default WM for X11, you still have to manually edit for example ~/.xsession (there are other ways to set a default WM).

Also, Debian doesn't have Firefox but Iceweasel. You're presuming Ubuntu (bah, hate that word) for no apparent reason. "apt-get install firefox" will leave you with an error message on Debian and you'll have to figure it out yourself.

So you can present things as simple or as complicated as you want to, but the reality is fuzzy. People will have to find out for themselves.
Ivooo
My operating system is Windows XP, but I think I'll switch to OSX when I take up my study.

Ivooo
Fire Boar
Arnie wrote:
It's that easy if everything goes well, but that applies to Windows software as well. Downloading an EXE is no big deal. Also, I don't see why you are bragging about repositories as if that's a typical Linux thing. Many Linux geeks download sources and ./configure, make, make install them.

What really matters is how often and how bad things can go wrong. Solving dependency problems, installing software not in the repository, adding repositories to apt's sources list, getting MPI support to work, etc... you didn't mention those.

Options to use XFCE (or whatever you install) don't just appear. Only if you have the 'menu' package installed they are automatically placed in the program menus of most WM's. If you don't have 'menu', you have to take care of it yourself and this procedure differs for each WM. If you want to set the default WM for X11, you still have to manually edit for example ~/.xsession (there are other ways to set a default WM).

Also, Debian doesn't have Firefox but Iceweasel. You're presuming Ubuntu (bah, hate that word) for no apparent reason. "apt-get install firefox" will leave you with an error message on Debian and you'll have to figure it out yourself.

So you can present things as simple or as complicated as you want to, but the reality is fuzzy. People will have to find out for themselves.


Keep it simple, could you? I was offering a simple example of what people are most likely to be using first, and how easy the package manager is. Debian has its merits, yes, but neither that nor the fact that you don't like the name changes the fact that most desktop users will use ubuntu Linux as their first flavour of Linux. And you claim repositories aren't typical, but that's just, if you'll forgive the term, a downright lie. Yes, there will be the geeks who want to go the full stretch and install Gentoo or LFS or Slackware or something and compile everything themselves, but the majority of desktop and server users will be using some sort of package management with repositories. It's a feature, and people use it.

If you know what you're after, apt-get is always easier than downloading an executable. If you don't, a GUI tool like Synaptic is just as easy. If it's not there... generally good programs will either have .deb packages or sources with clear instructions on what you need. .debs are as easy as .exe or .msi files to use, with the bonus that it resolves dependencies for you. Compiling yourself is less easy, but the times when one needs to do such a thing are far and few between, especially if you're using a distribution which provides rich repositories.

EDIT: Also, options to use XFCE might not appear in Debian, but Ubuntu and many other Debian derivatives? No problem.
Arnie
Fire Boar wrote:
Keep it simple, could you? I was offering a simple example of what people are most likely to be using first, and how easy the package manager is.
I'd rather keep it real, your overly simplified picture does not correspond to reality because it only mentions the nice and easy things, not the potential problems.

Fire Boar wrote:
Debian has its merits, yes, but neither that nor the fact that you don't like the name changes the fact that most desktop users will use ubuntu Linux as their first flavour of Linux.
There are more reasons why I would suggest anyone to stay away from the U-distro. They are out there on Frihost.

Fire Boar wrote:
And you claim repositories aren't typical, but that's just, if you'll forgive the term, a downright lie. Yes, there will be the geeks who want to go the full stretch and install Gentoo or LFS or Slackware or something and compile everything themselves, but the majority of desktop and server users will be using some sort of package management with repositories. It's a feature, and people use it.
But it doesn't apply in general to all Linux distributions. Let's review your first post:
Quote:
Linux is much easier
That's not speaking about a certain distribution but about each of them.

Fire Boar wrote:
EDIT: Also, options to use XFCE might not appear in Debian, but Ubuntu and many other Debian derivatives? No problem.
You didn't read well. They do appear in Debian as long as you have the correct packages installed. Ubuntu and the derivatives have that by default, but again, you were speaking about Linux in general and not a specific distribution:
Quote:
Linux is much easier
In fact, some people would go so far to tell you that your statements don't make any sense since Linux is just the kernel and not a complete operating system with a package management system. Strictly speaking they'd be right.

So bottom line, the package management systems of the majority of distributions may have some advantages in terms of user-friendliness over the Windows EXE way of installing, but there are also extra potential problems. And you certainly cannot justify that for all Linux distributions installing software is by definition much easier. I mentioned plenty situations where it's not easier at all.

Imo the major advantage of a package management system is not ease of use but centralisation. While InstallShield etc. leave nasty large folders and registry entries for each installed application, package systems handle this more neatly. The downside of this is that you may have older versions of software because the repository is not updated yet. That's why I usually prefer getting software directly from the authors' website. Opera has a nice solution by providing their own APT repository that can be added to the sources list, but this is not very common.
czarulit
I use Debian GNU/Linux and I very like this OS Very Happy.
Fire Boar
Arnie wrote:
(stuff)


Of course, all your points are valid, but you're being overly picky about my terminology. I really can't be bothered to type "most modern distributions of GNU/Linux, but more specifically Ubuntu or Mepis" each time, so I put "Linux" instead.

Ubuntu is based on Debian Unstable, true, but Debian's idea of "Stable" is most other people's idea of "Out of date", so I'm really not all that surprised that Debian in particular doesn't have XFCE available on the package lists straight away. The fact is, Linux is developing at an alarmingly rapid pace - check out the kernel mailing lists some time if you like and you'll see what I mean. While Debian roots firmly to what's stable and bug-free, most other distros including Ubuntu move on with the times and get the latest software as it arrives.

Ease of use is based largely on one's personal experiences, and my own experiences with both Windows and Kubuntu GNU/Linux show very firmly that Windows has a more round-about way of installing the majority of software that you'd expect to be readily available than Kubuntu GNU/Linux does.
Arnie
Debian stable does have XFCE available on its package list. In fact, it has had it since Sarge. For the third time: you just don't automatically get shortcuts when you install unless you have menu installed.

This seems like one of the very rare appropriate occasions to use Rolling Eyes If you're not even capable of checking packages.debian.org and understanding something I said twice, I would suggest you stay away from the kernel mailing list.
welshsteve
I now have a Vista Premium machine at home as my main desktop, plus an XP machine which my lad is now usig. I also run Ubuntu occasionally is a virtualbox environment.
davidhawkins123
my current operating system is windows vista hp

i think it is a great operating system and people say it is really buggy but i dont think so, i mean people say nothing is compatable with anything and i have used it since day one and only had that problem once or twice.

when windows 7 is released i think i might make the upgrade even though it isnt the biggest update ever but it has some cool features like the new taskbar and faster boot times. it should also fix some of the bugs found in vista, personally i think windows 7 should be a FREE upgrade for people running windows vista because it is mainly just and improvement of windows vista and not the biggest update in an operarting system. Very Happy
kody
Just installed Windows 7 over the weekend. It's actually good! It's what Vista was meant to be I guess...

Windows 7 is to Windows Vista as Windows 98SE is to Windows 95.
rohan
currently i am using Windows vista which is giving very good performance
earlier i have used xp which is also a good operating
waknin
I never tried other operating system but I think Windows is the best! Very Happy
tamilparks
i am also using XP
heartnet
I still use XP SP3
Hate Vista so much lol
flyfamilyguy
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?

I love 'Linux', (Ubuntu to be exact) but I just bought a new computer pre-installed with 'Vista', and I don't want to disrupt anything.
Microsoft really SUCKS when it comes to PC IMHO!
Fire Boar
flyfamilyguy wrote:
I love 'Linux', (Ubuntu to be exact) but I just bought a new computer pre-installed with 'Vista', and I don't want to disrupt anything.


Might I ask why? Coming pre-installed with Vista is my number-one trigger to remove it! (My only trigger in fact, since installing it oneself would constitute the utmost folly.)

Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


I know of several non-geeks who use Linux now. How times change, eh?
g7clan
My OS is Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit Edition, on a fast pc it's great

just turn off the thing where it asks you about programs running and allowing them,
that was annoying.

My specs are in my sig below
bestwwe
My OS Is Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit.
Tuvitor
I run Ubuntu Linux on two of my machines, and Windows XP (Home & Professional) on the other two.
Marcuzzo
this laptop runs on Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04
my desktop runs on Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10
Jaunty Jackalope 9.04 will be a nice birthday present Laughing


Quote:
Quote:

Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


I know of several non-geeks who use Linux now. How times change, eh?


depends on how much time you need to tweak the system.
but I have to agree
skollenon
Bockman wrote:
Bondings, i'm not saying windows isn't good.. but it isn't that stable.. once you start installing applications from other companies, you (I should say windows) immediatly start hammering dll's. The only solution Microsoft got was to test every aplication out and re-hammer the dll's so stability would be maintained.. and so were created Digitally Signed Drivers, for Wich Microsoft charges a load of money.... and most smaller (national) companies won't pay for those sums of money..
If you want an example, take the ADSL USB modem drivers from an ISP of any country (ex.: Belgium should be no exception). They have specifically built drivers for their modems with their configurations inserted.. do they Sign their drivers with microsoft? nope... and when you do that, you get an opening for a driver that will malfunction.. and now that Blue screens are over (Microsoft managed to disable that option by default.. now it just auto-restarts), you may get a machine that auto-restarts everytime you get an excessive ammount of connections on your USB Modem. This is an example that has been studied here in Portugal with the biggest ADSL ISP here... and it happens a lot.

In Linux you may have more problems getting your hardware to work, but once it starts running, it probably wont stop working until you get a hardware malfunction. The problem you related with your Linux Installation is due to Microsoft's boot.ini malfunctioning. you should always install Linux prior to any Windows. Linux's dual boot doesn't fail you, i assure you.

Be Well Cool



The stability will depend much of the hardware.

With a good machine, Windows and Linux will be stable ...
What can not it put a Windows Vista on a PC with 512MB of memory RAW.
Then yes, no stability! =D

In my opinion, you must first install Windows, Linux after...
It is easier to partition the HD! =)

Until more!
Fire Boar
No, Bockman has a very good point. Badly written drivers are the number one reason for Windows crashes. The reason you don't get that with Linux is because everything is open source and thoroughly tested and audited by the enormous kernel team. "Surely it can't be that large, can it?" you may ask...

Click here for proof! Just check out the Linux section - click on one of the categories and marvel at the number of messages archived. And accounts are only actually held by people who contribute a lot to Linux, so the contents of the link are a big understatement of just how much scrutiny each driver gets.

Hardware is only a very small part of it.

Incidentally, I would recommend if you're going to get a dual-boot setup for your computer, to partition the disks before doing anything, then put Windows on, then install Linux. Windows has a nasty habit of pinching the Master Boot Record (MBR) when you install it, so make sure that Grub's the last thing to go on there. Of course, it's simple enough to restore Grub later, but there's very little point.
Arnie
As if there are no bad drivers for Linux. hda-intel, anyone?
Fire Boar
Do you mean snd-hda-intel? I've had no problems with it myself.

Anyway, I'm not suggesting that there are no bad drivers, just that there are far FAR fewer bad drivers, and most of them are fairly universal, so for example you don't need a different monitor driver for four separate monitors, the same one works for each. Most commonly used drivers are extremely stable.
chartcentral
I'm currently on triple-boot with Windows XP, Windows 7 Beta and Ubuntu.
Fire Boar
chartcentral wrote:
I'm currently on triple-boot with Windows XP, Windows 7 Beta and Ubuntu.


Funny, that was the first step of Linux for me too. Except it was Windows Vista and Windows XP off the bat, then I got so sick of Vista that I used XP exclusively, then I ended up shrinking my XP partition and installing ubuntu to see what it was like, then I got sick of Windows in general and used Ubuntu exclusively. Then I completely redid my computer as XP/Kubuntu/Whatever-tickles-my-fancy-for-the-day.

I keep getting tons of different distro CDs and trying them out with VMWare. It's great fun exploring what each one has to offer, and I might float around a bit before perhaps moving my primary distro to a non-kubuntu option. OpenSuse looks promising - the latest version combines the best features of KDE4 with its KDE3 option while providing KDE4, Gnome and XFCE options as well. Plus some much lighter desktop environments to choose from if you want as well. It's a bit overly-branded though.
biljap
I’m a Windows and MS fan. I liked XP very much, now that I’ve tried Vista I would never go back to XP and I don’t feel anymore that I maybe should give Linux one more try. I’ve tried Fedora and Ubuntu for several times and whenever I solve one problem, there is another, I never had all of my hardware working! Mad
With Vista I don’t even need most of my drivers, it recognizes all of hardware and it works excellent. And it looks soooooo nice. Very Happy
forkei
I use the Windows ,but i also use the virtualbox to run ubunbu .
jvpgmunden
i tried MAC OSX Leopard, but i think Vista is better.

PS: OSX on a ThinkPad t60 ;D
Diablosblizz
biljap wrote:
I’m a Windows and MS fan. I liked XP very much, now that I’ve tried Vista I would never go back to XP and I don’t feel anymore that I maybe should give Linux one more try. I’ve tried Fedora and Ubuntu for several times and whenever I solve one problem, there is another, I never had all of my hardware working! Mad
With Vista I don’t even need most of my drivers, it recognizes all of hardware and it works excellent. And it looks soooooo nice. Very Happy


That is because most computers are built for Windows, so Windows knows what drivers work and what don't. If computer companies made more computer for Ubuntu (per say) then the hardware wouldn't have any problems. Also, computers are checked for hardware problems before they are shipped.
topsoft
Windows XP Pro SP3
kirba
I use XP SP3 and i am quite satisfied with it.

But i will change it with Win 7 when it comes out.
b4r4t
I had XP SP3 , now I have Vista Business x64 (verry nice OS - I have 4GB Ram) but when Win 7 will come out and it will be available on MSDN AA Smile
saadat
i've been a windows user for 15 years...and now i switched to mac....u gotta agree that mac is the best... there are some compatibility issues, but they are being solved... i have alternatives to every windows software...and infact i have some that windows users cant even dream of.
LostOverThere
saadat wrote:
i've been a windows user for 15 years...and now i switched to mac....u gotta agree that mac is the best... there are some compatibility issues, but they are being solved... i have alternatives to every windows software...and infact i have some that windows users cant even dream of.

Really? Like what? I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just generally curious.
joe_042293
I've used Windows for pretty much my entire life, and it's served me well.

I have used Macs a few times, and they worked quite well for what I was using them for (shooting films and graphic design) but seemed pretty useless for more complicated things such as programming and playing games.

I've tried to install Linux about two or three times now, but I've never been able to get it to pick up my wireless adapter, even after hours of trying. I eventually gave up, but I'll definitely give it another go next time I get a new PC, or new source of internet.

Also, hey Lost. Very Happy
songwang
Always Windows system, but others are all good too. At least they can drive Mirosoft to be better and better.
Rajiev
Bondings wrote:
Car Audio wrote:
I've always used Windows, 95, 98 SE, and now XP Home Edition. I can say Windows is good, but somewhat unstable Wink


Everyone says that. But my own experience is quite different. Take the laptop I bought 7-8 months ago. I use it way too much, but Windows itself never crashed. Of course, some programs did crash, but that could always be solved by using controll+alt+delete. In fact, I'm quite happy with Windows.

I once installed Ubuntu Linux. It wasn't bad, only a bit too brown. Laughing But my sound card didn't work. Most flash and movies didn't work on Firefox for Linux. And the worst of all, my Windows didn't want to restart after the installation. By browsing on the internet, I immediately saw that I wasn't the only one, but no solution worked out for me. The only thing I could do was making a backup of all my files and reinstalling Windows XP. Sad
Next time I use Linux will be solely from the cd. I won't install anything on the hdd's.


I hope that you know that Ubuntu has fixed all those errors and running very smooth Rolling Eyes

The rpoblem with linux versions is that most of the Dumb hardware venders do not release drivers for linux Mad

Even My new Acer laptop having two sound cards cant find drivers to play sound Sad

but I'm thinking on the gright side. Its all about time, Within 5 years, all those issues will be solved and Linux will have more support than windows.

You know who is assuring that. Microsoft :p Cos they are implementing and forcing users to buy their expencive and hardware consuming OSs :p
tiagoeq
Dual Boot: Windows Vista & Windows Seven
Laughing
Arnie
Rajiev wrote:
I hope that you know that Ubuntu has fixed all those errors and running very smooth Rolling Eyes
No, afaik they still haven't fixed that shitty brown colour theme.

Rajiev wrote:
Even My new Acer laptop having two sound cards cant find drivers to play sound Sad
Cool, a laptop with two sound cards. Very useful.
ortie10
Windows; only because of the office suites. My major is business, so I need to stay with the norm unfortuanately. Shocked
Rajiev
Arnie wrote:
Rajiev wrote:
I hope that you know that Ubuntu has fixed all those errors and running very smooth Rolling Eyes
No, afaik they still haven't fixed that shitty brown colour theme.


OK, Thats little noobier than me. You can always change the theme :p

I've a black theme.

Just google for Ubuntu themes

Quote:
Rajiev wrote:
Even My new Acer laptop having two sound cards cant find drivers to play sound Sad
Cool, a laptop with two sound cards. Very useful.


Thanks Wink
Arnie
I prefer changing the distribution, really. And you're welcome.
Chinmoy
use the gtk+ themes. They are light and sleek.
myviny
I have a desktop computer and a laptop. On the laptop, I have Windows Vista and on the desktop, Windows XP. But I like XP more.
razum2um
Gentoo (amd64)
Smart.
I manage it myself, but the system doesn`t manage me Smile
Hello 4 windows-likers!
D5DXAX
I use Windows XP , Windows Vista , Windows Se7en

3 pcs. Home and Work

my home pc is on XP and I really like it

I can try linux but photoshop will not work Smile
razum2um
Quote:
I can try linux but photoshop will not work

false.
proof:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=14318
stradlater51
I run OSX with Win XP in a virtual machine through Fusion. It's a pretty good setup. I do a lot of video work and almost have to use MAC (I'm a huge Final Cut fan), but also need to be able to work on Outlook and Office and don't want to purchase another license for the MAC versions. $50 for a copy of Fusion was much cheaper.
misterXY
Now it's Vista Ult. 64x and Kubuntu 9.04 Smile
Only reason for vista, family.
Kubuntu is my sanctuary. Very Happy
guggs
XP Pro SP3 floats my boat. I have it running sweetly on an "ancient" ( i.e. 2005 ! ) Dell Dimension 4600 with a 3GHz Pentium IV, 512Mb RAM and a 128Mb graphics card.

Vista is OK if you have a new machine with lots of poke, but modern budget laptops with just 1Gb RAM and no dedicated graphics capability really struggle with it.
Denvis
Windows of course!
LostOverThere
guggs wrote:
XP Pro SP3 floats my boat. I have it running sweetly on an "ancient" ( i.e. 2005 ! ) Dell Dimension 4600 with a 3GHz Pentium IV, 512Mb RAM and a 128Mb graphics card.

Hah, my "ancient" computer is from 2002 and hasn't been upgraded since. It's got a 2.4GhZ Processor, 1GB RAM and a lovely Geforce 4 MX graphics card. Wink
Arnie
My ancient computer (that is in use, not collecting dust) has a Pentium III 800 MHz and 256 MB RAM. This is upgraded from a Celeron 500 MHz and 64 MB RAM. The video card is an nVidia TNT2.

I'm sure it would run Windows XP, but 2000 Pro is just fine for me. Before the Linux fanboys enter, it has a dualboot with Debian.
Spiritfall
I am now actually using Windows Xp and Ubuntu.
In the past I installed many OSes:
Windows Vista (but I didn't like the resource hog)
Windows 7 (but I didn't like the incompatibility of many programs. I just have to wait for the final version to be released.)
Fedora 5 - 10 (that was my first Linux Distro)
openSUSE
Debian 5.1
Solaris
LinuxMint
FreeBSD
etc.
dimedrol-tab
Imho, the best operating systems are linux, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris and MacOS ( or Hackintosh )
koen66
At home, i'm using xp. At work, i've got two machine : one xp and one vista machine. I'm looking forward to use windows 7.
Adrian77
xp
scary
Good old Windows...

By the way

Quote:
you use it, you hate it, you know it' bad for you but you just can't stop using it.


Very, very, very well said about Microsoft products and especially Windows...
Ilmaarion
I use Debian. I also tried Ubuntu and Archlinux, and ages ago i had windows.
metalfreek
I am running both windows and Ubuntu 8.04, Previously I used to use windows more but now a days I am using linux more than windows.
malcolmpreen
windows xp, ubuntu, fedora and aix

out of preference I'd choose anything but windows... but I need it for compatability Sad

aix is for work.... took some getting used to.... but I like it now...

ubuntu and fedora are both for "home".... ubuntu mainly, although I am thinking about changing to fedora.... at the end of the day basic linux works for me... the different distributions don't really matter for what I am doing...
eshazz
I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP1. I like it but it could be better. I also run it on a 3Gb Dell Laptop, I recommend Dell.
bigt
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


I use Windows b/c that's what most of my customers use and I have to know it to be able to manage it best. I also run Linux on some machines and I have a machine that runs them both at the same time as virtual servers.
Rafaweb
Linux of Course! Very Happy

There is nothing like the NIX systems, like Linux or BSDs systems.

Using Debian, Gento, Arch and Others.
amperx
Windows(XP) for gaming ang fun, linux for development, thats what i use
lexqqq
Mac OS X Leopard installed on PC

I am waiting for few weeks when snow leopard will come. Then I will create dual boot of Windows 7 and Snow Leopard Smile
piyushbhardwaj
i am using windows 7 .
the new facilities and driver compatibility is awesome.
sigT
I use Debian linux since several years. Very convenient to keep it up to date with its apt system. It's free and secure. Safer than Windowses, that's for sure. Smile Nowadays linux is able with multimedia: take the famous mplayer for example. More people are using linux for different tasks for which Windows or Mac OS used to be the only options just some years ago.

Several years ago I worked as a Windows programmer but these days are long gone, and this is for good.
Radar
Mac - so in the Windows/Linux debate, that puts me towards the Unix side of life.

Yes, Mac enough such that I've already installed Snow Leopard.
gameproff
Windows XP Professional & CoLinux running Ubuntu 9.04
babarus
I am using windows XP. But i think that is not the best solution for everyone. i have a old computer and this os runs good at 512 Ram!
I tried also Linux Ubuntu, and Knopix but wasn't that i wanted.

(of corse i user windows 95 and 98, but bouth was so unstable)
I never used i Mac OS....! I heard so many things about this platform.(good things)
sorry if my english is not verry good.
blueray
I'am a both windows and linux fan.
Recently re-installed my linux system but with a very older version for test only now.
Due to all hard spaces used by windows system.

Also due to some reason. Currently using windows server 2003 SP1.
Will back to windows xp SP3 soon.

Linux was the Redhat 7.2.
gohgoh
ive been using windows at home but my school used to have macs and it was really good, but mac was really confusing and my school switched to windows Crying or Very sad
babarus
why are such many windows users?
Fire Boar
babarus wrote:
why are such many windows users?


Easy. It comes pre-installed on most computers, so people are familiar, so people believe they want it, and are afraid to try something new. Microsoft lock-in at its finest.
Jamestf347
carlospro7 wrote:
I have finally switched from windows to linux. After first experimenting with fedora core, ubuntu, and Knoppix, I have made the decision of trying out Gentoo, and I am more than pleased. I have never felt so much freedom using an operating system before. I decide how my computer runs, and what it runs, etc, it's very cool, and I have also learned more about computer since I installed it using the manual/text interface method.
I don't quite consider myself a 'Linux geek' yet, but I sure hope to get there soon. So far so good.
I can see myself using Linux, especially Gentoo, for a very long time from now.

Yeah me too. I just hit about 2 months using openSUSE 10.2. Love beryl and xgl especially since in windows i ran windowblinds and it did have a impact on system resources. But xgl and beryl have no impact. I would NOT classify myself as a Linux geek either but am well on my way. But you windows users that have tried always went running back when times got rough. I almost did that 1 month in. Why? cause i used a windows program (yes i use windows dual boot for games) to mount my Linux partition for files. ended up corrupting my ext3 filesystem. What now!! i had all my files on that partition. So i found a program that recovered all my info and my entire home folder. But that wasn't what made me almost give up on Linux. NO! When i booted into Linux my home folder was empty, all my settings lost but the hard drive still showed have all the space as being used. Well i forgot i had my "Documents" samba share mounted in home folder and i selected delete. Well there goes my documents which are stored on my windows server. I did get all my data off with a free windows deleted files restore program but the lesson to be learned is simple. In windows i could move around at the speed of light and click away and know exactly what was going to happen. If i would have just slowed down a little then all would have been good and this entire 40 hour recovery would have been aborted. That was the day i almost gave up on Linux. But there were more pros for me then cons and i said that was just on instance. I need to give it one more chance. Thats exactly what I did and i love it. I found a great replacement to iTunes. I can still run my favorite windows suit i use for school (MS office) using wine. I can still use photoshop 7 which i used in windows anyways even though i had CS2.

All i know is Linux does what you want to the dot. I was so accustomed to things not always working anyways that i was using computers the wrong way. Linux has taught me to think when computing and not be a click happy maniac.

Linux now, and hopefully for a long time to come.

I kinda like ubuntu better, all the customizations ect. available for it, kinda make SUSE seem like a baby
biljap
I use Windows Vista. I’ve tried Windows 7 (dual boot) and it is great, but I’m just not prepared to accept so different taskbar. I’ll probably buy it but what I’m sure about is that, after using Vista for long time now, I will never go back to XP.
shuust
Im using Ubuntu becose this software have no viruses and have big users comunity .
rob58
doomachine2000 wrote:
Linux is good for reliabilty, windows is good for personal use Laughing


Windows has such a major stranglehold on the market that it is hard to see any other o/s overtaking it.

It's the old VHS v's BETAMAX arguement. Betamax was technically superior, but VHS had a larger share of the market and became the 1st choice.

I think that Mac's are far superior to Window's PC's, but Microsoft is still the number 1 force in the computer world.
zhicheng
I'm use mac now, but i very like Linux
CompDude
Currently using XP Home SP3. Wanting to go to Windows 7. I mainly recommend Windows for starters and then Mac for experienced.
HellsJanitor
I use Windows XP. I like Windows Vista better, though.
Baka_Desu
i recently upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate.
nigam
I am using both Linux and Windows and currently setting up my new PC for windows7
microsnitch
I'm using Windows 7 for almost a year on my laptop now. Its fast and reliable. I have Windows XP SP3 installed at my old desktop. It's definitely much faster on older machines.
Xanify
Windows 7! Very Happy

Although I'm planning to set up an Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot one of these days. I have the ISO, just haven't gotten around to installing it ...
sigT
By the way, is Emacs an operating system? Razz

Quote:
As a poke at Emacs’ creeping featurism, vi advocates will describe Emacs as “a great operating system, lacking only a decent editor”.


from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor_war .

Also here:

http://zacharypinter.com/2009/01/14/emacs-great-operating-system-decent-editor.html .

Apologies to those to whom Emacs business is not relevant.
Fire Boar
No, Emacs is a command line editor. Vi is also a command line editor, and Emacs' main rival: vi boasts efficient modal editing (using the hjkl keys to move the cursor around, i or a to insert, d to delete, etc) and a modest but expandable set of features, Emacs boasts far more features and as an editor does an alright job too, but I tend to agree with the comment: Emacs is far more like an operating system than an editor, and the vast number of features tend to overshadow the fact that in its function as a pure editor, it's not overly remarkable unlike vi.
sigT
Fire Boar wrote:
No, Emacs is a command line editor. Vi is also a command line editor, and Emacs' main rival: vi boasts efficient modal editing (using the hjkl keys to move the cursor around, i or a to insert, d to delete, etc) and a modest but expandable set of features, Emacs boasts far more features and as an editor does an alright job too, but I tend to agree with the comment: Emacs is far more like an operating system than an editor, and the vast number of features tend to overshadow the fact that in its function as a pure editor, it's not overly remarkable unlike vi.


Thanks for your support of the claim.

Correction: neither Emacs nor Vim is a command-line editor. An example of a command-line editor is sed. Try it in your command line and you'll see.
Fire Boar
Oh, that's true. I meant an editor that runs from a text terminal. You're quite right.
kmaliagkas
I use for my daily job Linux and for some programs that I haven't any easy and reliable solution then I use Windows.

But I can tell in the last 3 Years I am very happy with Linux. It is pretty stable and can cover a normal home user over 90%. I've never had the worry about viruses. Also I don't have the need to buy a new OS every 2 or 3 years.

If you want a a toy you can use Windows, but if you want to learn about enterprise environments then you must learn about Linux.

Thats my experience and my opinion.
Rajiev
biljap wrote:
I use Windows Vista. I’ve tried Windows 7 (dual boot) and it is great, but I’m just not prepared to accept so different taskbar. I’ll probably buy it but what I’m sure about is that, after using Vista for long time now, I will never go back to XP.



That my friend is the exact thought Microsoft guys are surviving on. The people's dislike to change (even for the better).
And in your case, the task-bar can be easily converted to the way you want with a few settings change, the Quick launch, usual task-bar tabs with no grouping, a;; and all... you just have to hit a Google search and you'll get all the help you need.. if you don't, just contact me. You should definitely change to windows 7 cos Vista is hell and it may probably be the worst of all windows OSs



rob58 wrote:
doomachine2000 wrote:
Linux is good for reliabilty, windows is good for personal use Laughing


Windows has such a major stranglehold on the market that it is hard to see any other o/s overtaking it.

It's the old VHS v's BETAMAX arguement. Betamax was technically superior, but VHS had a larger share of the market and became the 1st choice.

I think that Mac's are far superior to Window's PC's, but Microsoft is still the number 1 force in the computer world.


I think this "resistanceto change" is a major drawback in software marcket. First , it gave Microsoft a unfair advantage and we cant move on to better systems.

Second, Even Microsoft is facing problems introducing major changes to their OSs and Software packages.

As biliap mentioned, most of the users didn't like the Windows 7 task-bar change.
Most of the people still use MS Office 2003 because they don't want or don't like to change to the new ribbon menu. ( I know this from first hand experience)

PEOPLE SHOULD OPEN UP THEIR MIND
sined
Hi,
i tested a lot of OS(Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, Ubuntu, Debian and other linux distributions) and i love Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux!!! Here are my Desktop of windows workspace:
[img]http://z1.przeklej.pl/prze2511/8c2df6a600038b5d4ba24812[/img]
Jamestf347
I am using windows XP for a long time now... main problem i had with it was for Virus and Spyware... it used need a reinstall in every few months... but when i switched to KAV 5.0 (now upgreaded to KIS 6.0) i am running my system crash free since a year and a half now.... Smile and mind u i play a lot with my computer a lot i install Hardware now and then... i isntall a lot of software now and then... but still i never had a crash since i have switched to KAV... i guess virus was the only isuue over the years that made my system crash a lot... the Microsoft up date is also helps a lot to keep the windows in shape and to keep the system performance right on top i just Defrag my HDD and Clean my temp files regularly....
bjornhoogeveen
I've used windows XP for a very long time! From the first-release until well.. just three weeks ago. Now I've a PC with windows XP, and another one with windows 7! I must say: I like windows 7. Specially the taskbar is very usefull. It works fast at my PC, and most things works great. The only thing is the drivers... I had to buy a new network adapter because my old one hasn't a driver for windows 7... Sad. Also I had a scanner, but Ididn't use it, so that doesn't really matter. The rest works perfect Smile. Great OS! About other OS besides windows: I used ubuntu (or something like that) for a while. I didn't really enjoyed it. It was difficult to run any program u want. Specially because most of the people use windows, including me...!
Pengeszikra
I'm use windows XP at working.
My old tablet-pc: LG LT-20 old winchester is off - so my windows XP tabletpc version is also destroyed (don't have install CD - becouse LT-20 is a lightweight machine, and don't have CD reader.)
So now i try install UBUNTU linux for that computer. And Ubuntu is do her job right. Immediate recognize all of LT-20 hardware, include wacom tablet screen. With a driver even the pressure sensitivities also work under GIMP ( first time a little bit strange after Photo Shop ).
Worst part is linux don`t have right option to develop flash.
So i buy a macbook pro and that way i use three different OS. Smile
ganjour
Windows because I use special programs accessible only in this operational system. In general, Linux - operational system poorly suitable for my work.
5aia
I think Mac OS X is the best...it runs faster even in old macbooks...it's great pleasant and very user friendly. The only problem is the cost!
gdn17
i've voted in the one i use the most but, i use:

Win XP at job with a custom app;
At Home i use a Win 7;
For Music and media Server i use a Mac OS 10
For Programming Linux Ubuntu

In my opinion, Linux is great for programing and stability it's a very reliable OS.
Mac OS i think that is one of the best in media hadling and managing
and Windows i use with Sony Creative( Vegas, Sound Forge) and Adobe Suit (Photoshop, Dreamweaver).

Guess its all =p
Rajiev
babarus wrote:
why are such many windows users?


Thats the bitter truth my friend. Although you wanna change the world and give them something better, the god damn freaking n00bs dont wanna change. People are so reluctant to change.

PLUS, linux oses still sont have the user firendlyness, thirdparty application compatibilty or drivers as windows.

Its a visious cycle my friend, Its a victim of the past :'(
mukesh
This time i am using Windows 7. but Windows XP and and Windows Vista both also i like and some time to Use it. andway Windows 7 is new and also fine.
ProwerBot
Running Windows XP Service Pack 2 as well as Dual booting Linux Mint 9.

By the way, Vista sucks, XP is much better.
addife
Love the freedom of Linux Systems but love the OS X design.
dhani
OSX snow leopard of course....is there any other? I heard something about windows...anyone knows what that is? Smile
Fire Boar
dhani wrote:
OSX snow leopard of course....is there any other? I heard something about windows...anyone knows what that is? Smile


Very droll, sir, but I think you probably know what Windows is, whether you like it or not.
Radar
Mac. The design, the simplicity, and the Unix framework.

Although I find myself increasing using others for work and so on.
ProwerBot
After XP crashed on me I decided I will not go back to windows for a long time. I installed Ubuntu 10 point something. So far it's been so much faster and reliable than windows. Yes it is a desktop but it is soon to be replaced by a 2005 mac mini.
ribozon
Using windows vista on my laptop, windows 7 on my desktop and windows xp on my old computer that i don't use ^^
timothymartin
I have both windows xp and ubuntu loaded on my desktop and ubuntu on my laptop.
welshsteve
I now have an oldish (4 years old) laptop with 2GB of RAM and a 1.8GHz CPU and I have to say that Windows XP runs terrible on it. I did have Ubuntu on it and it was fast, but my wife needed to learn how to use a computer and I thought her learning Windows would be better for her job prospects
mahirh
i was using Ubuntu but after the day 10.4 rc was released , i lost my interest in it its like they ditched almost everything in favor of processing power , not even gimp survived it , the theme looks like it was made by some 1 year old , now i use windows seven and xp and probably will be using fedora in the future
samuelk
i use windows7 ultimate,then i run windows XP and vista virtually but that consumes my RAM and overwork my processors
Fire Boar
mahirh wrote:
i was using Ubuntu but after the day 10.4 rc was released , i lost my interest in it its like they ditched almost everything in favor of processing power , not even gimp survived it , the theme looks like it was made by some 1 year old , now i use windows seven and xp and probably will be using fedora in the future


I beg to differ - the new ubuntu theme looks dead sexy and is a refreshing change. It's nice and fast, especially compared with older versions, and GIMP was sensibly dropped from the bundle because not every computer user is going to need a full featured graphics editing package, and it takes up a substantial chunk of disk/CD space. It's easy enough to add it: just open the package manager and install it.

The only problem is the buttons being in the top-left instead of top-right: this seems like just an attempt to be different for the sake of it, there are actually ramifications (Close button too close to the File menu in most applications, maximized applications have the Close button too close to the system Applications menu). Fortunately this is easy to fix: run gconf-editor and change /apps/metacity/general/button_layout to 'menu:minimize,maximize,close' (without quotes).
oozy
i run a customized winXP, thats all Ive ever used. Smile
ProwerBot
Well ignore my post above. XP works again, but I'm getting my brothers laptop soon which has vista. Yes, Vista sadly, but it's fast.
welshsteve
I have XP on laptop at the moment, and it is terrible slow compared to what it was like when Ubuntu was on it. For work reasons I needed to put XP on it.

Having said that, of all Windows operating systems, XP is still the best one they've ever released. Vista, although nice to look at, has far too many little tweaks that I don't like, and its insistance on deciding what's "best for me" is really annoying. I've only briefly used Windows 7 but I don't find it much different to Vista to be honest with. When I can finally afford to repair my desktop, I will put Ubuntu back on this laptop I think.
qaziu
M$ fan, I like XP ... I can do almost everything with it. Laughing
Ubuntu ? Nice ... only Internet and mail. What about Drivers ? Fax ? Scan ? Voip ? DVD backup ?
I really don't know how to make them work on Linux ... Rolling Eyes
Fire Boar
qaziu wrote:
Drivers ?

Work out of the box, no need to muck around with drivers for this that and the other.

qaziu wrote:
Fax ?

I'm not too familiar with faxing so I couldn't comment.

qaziu wrote:
Scan ?

Works fine with most scanners, sane should do the trick.

qaziu wrote:
Voip ?

Yep. Skype works no problem, other programs are available for other services.

qaziu wrote:
DVD backup ?

Loads of options here. From simple one-off burning to setting up a scheduled backup and remembering to swap the disks.

"Only internet and mail" would be lame indeed, but the fact is that nearly anything Windows can do, Linux can do also. Likewise, nearly anything Linux can do, Windows can do also. Those things that only one operating system can do, or do well, are a result of lack of support for the other platform. The two operating systems have support in different places, but recently it has become fairly unclear where that line is, meaning the best choice for you is the one you feel most comfortable using. Don't be afraid to give the alternatives a whirl though, otherwise how can you possibly know which is most comfortable?
Pengeszikra
The android operating system is missing from list. I wrote this message on my litle android phone, just my finver is too big to accurate target small keys on screen.
Vodaphone 845 so its size is smallest android ph.
LostOverThere
Pengeszikra wrote:
The android operating system is missing from list. I wrote this message on my litle android phone, just my finver is too big to accurate target small keys on screen.
Vodaphone 845 so its size is smallest android ph.

Android OS is based on a modified Linux Kernal. So technically, your operating system is Linux. Smile
Fire Boar
LostOverThere wrote:
Pengeszikra wrote:
The android operating system is missing from list. I wrote this message on my litle android phone, just my finver is too big to accurate target small keys on screen.
Vodaphone 845 so its size is smallest android ph.

Android OS is based on a modified Linux Kernal. So technically, your operating system is Linux. Smile

Not to mention that this thread was started in 2005.

... oh wait. I just mentioned it.
LostOverThere
This thread is half a decade old?! 0.o
Pengeszikra
Thecnically Linux, but i think operating system main attributes is the usability and user interface. In that android have great improvement. OSX kernel also based on linux or i wrong?
Peterssidan
Pengeszikra wrote:
OSX kernel also based on linux or i wrong?
No it's not. Mac OS X is a unix based OS, and Linux is a unix-like OS. They are similar but not from the same source tree.
meep
As far as I know their first common ancestor is unix 6 which is from 1976 Laughing
nam_siddharth
Dear Moderator

This poll on OS is a general poll for all OSs, and that does not include different versions of Windows OS. This poll is outdated too. So, kindly open my thread with the poll of Windows OS.
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-119508.html

Thanks.

Siddharth
meep
the poll is 'what is your operating system?' not 'what version is your operation system?'.
and it doesn't contain all linux distributions either, the list would get too long
nam_siddharth
From this poll it is clear that most people use Windows Operating System. Will it not interesting to know which Windows Operating system is most widely used among frihosters.
meep
not really :/
I think the main reason that it was locked is because, if they allow one 'what's your version of this os' topic, in some time we will have one for each os like;

what version of macos do you use?
what linux distro do you use?
what version of openbsd do you use?
nam_siddharth
meep wrote:
not really :/
I think the main reason that it was locked is because, if they allow one 'what's your version of this os' topic, in some time we will have one for each os like;

what version of macos do you use?
what linux distro do you use?
what version of openbsd do you use?


And what is wrong in that?
meep
nam_siddharth wrote:
meep wrote:
not really :/
I think the main reason that it was locked is because, if they allow one 'what's your version of this os' topic, in some time we will have one for each os like;

what version of macos do you use?
what linux distro do you use?
what version of openbsd do you use?


And what is wrong in that?

it fills the page with a bunch of useless topics :/
nam_siddharth
meep wrote:
nam_siddharth wrote:
meep wrote:
not really :/
I think the main reason that it was locked is because, if they allow one 'what's your version of this os' topic, in some time we will have one for each os like;

what version of macos do you use?
what linux distro do you use?
what version of openbsd do you use?


And what is wrong in that?

it fills the page with a bunch of useless topics :/


Actually it will increase useful topics.
meep
There is nothing useful about a 'what is your version of xxxx'-topic, it doesn't attract any form of discussion, it only encourages posting one reply and then not looking at it again.

That's the whole reason this sticky was created too, to prevent the first page from being filled with those kinds of topics, but we're going off-topic now so we might as well drop the argument.
Kirara
i want to use ubuntu but I have a problem with that, in this moment I have to work with corel and photoshop and ubuntu can't help me in that way. Do you know if I have another alternatives?
amperx
currently using ubuntu 9, havent really updated yet Very Happy
LostOverThere
Quote:
currently using ubuntu 9, havent really updated yet Very Happy

Ubuntu 10.10 comes out in 4 days (on 10/10/10), so maybe that would be a good time to upgrade. Smile
welshsteve
I plan on trying Kubuntu and PCLinuxOS soon. McroMart has given them a really good review for newbies like myself, so I'm gonna give them a try.
newage34
i use one disk on win xp win7 and linux Smile triple O.S Smile
dbase
i m new on operating system concepts, i used windows xp,vista and ubumtu... and i am using win7 now
and in my opinion win7 is the best of all:) maybe ubuntu has more advantages then win7.(for examle: you dont have to pay for new program or sofware) but win7 has all thing that i need:)
adri
I currently use Mac OS X, edition Snow Leopard. Which is... in one word... phenomenal!
I really like the functionality of the operating system, the way it works, it's much smoother and nicer to work with than Windows (at least in my opinion). I also like the fact that everything is much more thought of, like the design and such...


adri
Cheeldash
I have a dual boot Windows xp sp3/Debian, just because this computer is used by all my family.
fate_merchant
I run Ubuntu on 2 computers. One is a desktop I built, and the other is a laptop.

I'm thrilled to have put Windows behind me a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoy the increased flexibility and freedom of Linux.

I've never owned a Mac. They simply cost too much, while Linux does everything I need and more.
fate_merchant
Kirara wrote:
i want to use ubuntu but I have a problem with that, in this moment I have to work with corel and photoshop and ubuntu can't help me in that way. Do you know if I have another alternatives?


GIMP is powerful. You can try it in Windows, but it's part of many Linux packages. You ought to try it out.
engammalsko
I have windows xp professinal :p

I like it, but in the future I will have windows7 + ubuntu 10.10 : )
chartcentral
Using the function and feature-limited Windows 7 Starter Edition on my netbook. Smile
remeinic
just buy macbook pro, but i also install parallel desktop so i can install windows 7 and install some software require windows.
Calebskillen
I am using Windows 7 for almost a year now on my laptop. Its fast and reliable. I have Windows XP SP3 installed on my old desktop. It is certainly much faster on older machines.
CheDragon
I actually use Debian, it rulez xP
ms_j
windows! and i am not changing it! LOL currently I have win7, before it was XP. I never tried Vista.
kharol_016
i use both, but i prefer linux Smile
jarmush
I use Debian GNU/Linux at my laptop, Windows 7 at my PC and WinXP/Ubuntu dual-boot system at my wife's PC
primag
windows 7 X64
BuMe
My Operating system is Windows

excatly: Windows Xp service pack 3 Razz
LostOverThere
primag wrote:
windows 7 X64

Woo! 64-bit represent! Dancing
dengerojame
I like very useful windows xp
probna
i have xp + ubuntu on my computer... i would like to use 7, but for that my pc is too slow... and new one is too expensive to me...
noobcake
I use Ubuntu 10.10 for development purposes and Window 7 to play games. Mostly I just stick with Ubuntu since that's set to boot up automatically. XD
emanuel2
I am using windows 7 x64, as computer scientist/nerd I am not really proud of that fact. However often need MS office for collaborative group work stuff. But moreover I just need it for playing computer games.
I have an old notebook, here I have Linux or more specific Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu is very neat, looks good and runs fast.
cerx
Using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 with dual boot.
raneez_n
I use Linux because i love OpenSource. And in linux my preference is Ubuntu 10.10 or Opensuse.
lovelyviki
at now, i still use Windows XP, but i want to try about W7 very much.
superman13
I use Ubuntu 10.10 about 1 year!
LostOverThere
superman13 wrote:
I use Ubuntu 10.10 about 1 year!

You may want to read that again. Confused
gs-resume
Wow - poll results show more linux users than mac users. that's refreshing.

I'm running the ubuntu 11.04 beta currently. I like it, though it loads slightly slower than 10.10 did. Perhaps that's a by-product of the default unity desktop.
glink
well i'm the kind of guy that uses them all

my favorite is Mac OS but i use mainly Ubuntu Linux based distros... For now im using elementary OS that is inspired on Mac OS but trys to go furtherer.... i dont use Mac OS becouse i cant afford a mac...

only use windows for gaming not every game works under wine :S
nepalstar
I'm using Windows XP on Office Desktop and Home Desktop and Windows 7 on my Laptop. Currently I've Windows Service Pack 2 on Office Computer and Service Pack 3 on my Office. I don't have any knowledge on any other Operating System than Microsoft Windows but I wish to have knowledge on other OS too..
meetuatlumb
Currently running Windows Vista, new pc that I'll be building soon will have Windows 7.
hassane
linux , using Ubuntu for years
chartcentral
And my latest operating system would be Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) on one of my home computers. Smile
portoskt
i have both windows and ubuntu on my computer... windows i must have for my work, and in private purpose i use only ubuntu few years ago... both are good, and for my opinion win7 is best operating system ever
Naldo
My first Linux impression was Knoppix.

No Sound, Very Bed Screen Resolution, mount ??? , no Internet connection to read how to fix something.

Ubuntu is so easy now.
Thats perfect for beginners.

For my testet Computers it's out-of-the-box-plug-and-play
nepalstar
Currently using WindowsXP @ Office and Windows7 @ home...! but wanna try Operating Systems than Microsoft like Unix, Linux and others..!
surekha1976
I like Window operating system because it is easy to learn and understand. This is also user friendly if window is current then we can easily repair it. But I know Linux and Unix is best as security purpose.
weltkarte
I like Linux, especially Lubuntu (Ubuntu with LXDE): It is very fast and no more hard disk noise (as Vista). In addition, I save a lot of energy cost as my system is on most of the day!
celebi269
Windows 7 is my OS.

Back then when I was using WinXP, my PC sucks because of diff. viruses it acquires.
That made me switch to 7 and since then my PC has been virus free.
donnuh
Before , I had Windows XP.

Now I have WIndows 7 which really is amazing!
Known
I'm using openSUSE 11.4 and before this I had Windows XP.
Blastr
Actually I'm using Windows XP and Ubuntu in a dual-boot. XP for some games which are not working in Wine, Ubuntu for nearly all other things...
I'm trying FreeBSD and the famous ReactOS too, but FreeBSD isn't supporting my wlan-stick and ReactOS is a bit too much like Windows 98...that's not bad, but it's boring (nothing new i could discover and play with Laughing ).
Another good system for a virtual machine is MenuetOS. Extremely simple, small and fast, but more a playthinmg than a system for everyday usage. Wink
skilz4never
Well I can say that all my friends have Linux but I do not like the idea very much. The fact is that Windows has, is and will be most people's future, well hopefully if Windows doesn't die. I am very proud of Windows hope they can remain ahead of all operating systems out in the world.

I will consider Linux after i am not satisfied with Windows. So far it is really neat and organised. The desktop stays in fashion too and the layout is exceptional. The start menu and the searching facility is helpful.
efex
My OS is Window XP and I think it is the best OS ever with much flexibility and user friendliness. Most newer version like the Windows 7 and Macintosh are kinda complex for users that a new to computer. I love my OS and will always wanna have it in any computer I use.
morkal
Linux mint
kirii
using both mac and windows Very Happy
mazito
mmm

PC at Home Win 7 pro

Laptop at Work Win XP Pro

Handheld WIn Mobile ( i still have a Palm Vx, not working due to battery problem, yes dinosaur)

Smarthphone Android (Palm and BB in the past)
ExMachina
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

Held onto Windows XP throughout the god-awful reign of Vista and was hesitant to upgrade once Windows 7 emerged until I realized I could do it for something like ~$30 as a student. Very Happy
vidafenomenal
I like free system like linux.
yagnyavalkya
MS Windows 7 32 bit SP1
Adiiforu
I am using windows since windows 98.

I do use linux, but do not prefer it over windows. I love windows and love microsoft.
Zuex
I'm using Arch Linux to post, however I have a dual-boot set up on my laptop with Win7 and Arch, it's great.
yAd95
Kind of a lengthy topic. I've been using Windows all my life. My first OS was Windows 95, which after that I used Windows Vista Basic and then, Windiws 7.
ankur209
I'm using Windows 7,XP and Ubuntu Razz
MrTylerGreen
arch linux all the way Smile no windows no way on my PC, all my computing is linux
User_X
XP Pro tweaked out. Service pack 2. Need to get around to installing Windows 7 64 bit? some day
ricardinhu
Windows XP in the machine in other is windows Seven
pazis
I use Ubuntu 10.4. It ROCKS!!!
meiz
Still using Windows XP Pro SP3.
omarinfinito
windows xp
lilysc1
Windows
Cosmoslayer
Currently using Windows 7 and I can't possibly switch OS (forever?) cause most of my applications runs on this OS. Razz
Gitesh
currently using windows 7 and will be using it around for many years to come., feel comfortable with it and most of my games and softwares perform well with this system.
igennie5
I really love windows XP sp3 when i first started using windows xp I find it the best,now till today I am using windows xp sp3.
eclipious
Oh man this is going to be weird.
I use Windows 7 SP1 Professional on my main laptop which I've had for 4 years now and I use for gaming and anything I do on computer at home, and I have a Macbook Air with OS X Lion that I use on the go and everywhere and for everything as well. And lastly I have Ubuntu 11.10 on both my systems in virtual machines for programming development which is still a lot of the time as well XD Very Happy

I use the best too for the job!
Chellesei
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Kubuntu Linux 11.10 on the same computer. Smile But I've voted for Windows since I use it more~
TheGremlyn
I'm running Windows 7 x64 on both my laptop and my desktop. I've used XP in the past and before that would have been Windows 98. In public school when I was in grade 1 we had two old Mac's that had green displays and they used those massive floppy disks to play these crazy games. I remember one was about running your own lemonade stand.
Tonete
i use both mac and windows in a single hard disk (hackintosh ;D) i prefer mac for the theme but about software, i prefer windows!
I HATE LINUX AND I KNOW HOW TO USE IT (5 years of experience hehe)
metalfreek
I am current using Windows 8 Consumer preview version. The Metro User Interface is the main difference between windows 7 and windows 8. Metro UI works great and it’s exciting. The classic start menu is replaced by Metro UI and it will take some time to get used to it. Another good thing about Windows 8 is its boot time. Windows 7 used to boot fast but Windows 8 is even faster. Shutdown time is also significantly reduced.

Read more about what's new in windows 8 here.
ujjwalshrestha
[quote="metalfreek"] Windows 7 used to boot fast but Windows 8 is even faster. Read more about [quote]

I am really excited about Microsoft Windows 8 - seems like the giant has finally waken up.
I'm currently using windows 7 in my 2 years old laptop and Vista/Ubuntu dual boot in my old laptop (from 2007 - that's ancient).

Wondering how many are using chrome book. One of my notebook is only used for browsing Internet so I think chrome book is perfect for that purpose but still don't want to jump into it until I really know what others are experiencing.
busaboss
I use Windows because it is easier for me to operate but some time soon I will try the Linux OS because from what I heard it is also good. Smile
LostOverThere
busaboss wrote:
I use Windows because it is easier for me to operate but some time soon I will try the Linux OS because from what I heard it is also good. Smile

Fantastic! What Linux distribution are you thinking of first trying?
madara00
Windows ( VISTA )> Cool
janith
Ubuntu Linux, 10.04 LTS. Sticking with kernel version 2.6.32-37 because of power regression issues (I'm on a laptop)

I use Win 7 on dual boot, but only when I need to use Visual Studio for work. Keeping an anti-virus is a headache for me and I hate that about Windows.

On Linux, I've leaned to survive. And thrive. The software, the bash-fu, the superfast Firefox, it has its moments. Very Happy
silasabrown
I generally Use Windows Xp and I also use Linux operating system for the internet surfing because it gives good speed.I like both operating system so much.
heimi
windows7..., installed default on laptop
playfungames
Windows 7 is the operating system that I am currently using right now. A few days ago, I had Linux Mint installed in my laptop alongside windows. But I never really did use it and it was kind of problematic for my laptop as well.
tevelee
Mac OS X Mountain Lion
vaishnavsm
Mostly, I use xp and Xubuntu,
but i also use:
Ubuntu, lUbuntu, Kubuntu ,DSL,Arch,Puppy,Knoppix, Slitaz, system rescue disc, Backtrack nimblex and Slax.
Very Happy
lightningleo
vaishnavsm wrote:
Mostly, I use xp and Xubuntu,
but i also use:
Ubuntu, lUbuntu, Kubuntu ,DSL,Arch,Puppy,Knoppix, Slitaz, system rescue disc, Backtrack nimblex and Slax.
Very Happy


man.. are you telling that system rescue disc is an operating system....
and man.. you're a linux workshop.. haven't you used windows 7..??
busaboss
I'm using Microsoft Windows XP. I'm curious about linux is it easy to use?
vaishnavsm
Quote:
I'm using Microsoft Windows XP. I'm curious about linux is it easy to use?

Hell yeah, I think Ubuntu is easier than XP. Its More pretty too. Very Happy

Quote:
man.. are you telling that system rescue disc is an operating system....


Yeah, see this: http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

Quote:
and man.. you're a linux workshop.. haven't you used windows 7..??


All those are on 1 pc.
I have win7 on another..
mgeek
Right now I am using a laptop with Windows 7
lightningleo
vaishnavsm wrote:

Yeah, see this: http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

man... Its not an operating system, its just a bootable software for repairing existing windows or linux installation... If this is an operating system then i think you'll also say that quick heal rescue disk is also an operating system...
And about windows 7, you said earlier that:
vaishnavsm wrote:

Mostly, I use xp and Xubuntu,
but i also use:
Ubuntu, lUbuntu, Kubuntu,DSL,Arch,Puppy,Knoppix, Slitaz, system rescue disc, Backtrack nimblex and Slax.

no mention of windows 7...
vaishnavsm
I have Windows 7 on my fathers laptop.

Those are the one I have on MY laptop

So i have used it, but i don't own it.
futurcat
Windows 7 64 bits works great.

And for the smartphone Android CM9!
anthony2011
I am a windows user. Know to use linux a little bit. But Windows is easy to use for me. I am using Windows XP and Windows 7 on my PC.
diwasblack
I have goto windows 7 and linux in the disk but i also run windows XP in my laptop through virtualbox.
thanhcuong1990
I'm using Windows 7 professional and Ubuntu 12.04 Very Happy
jasonmilsont
I have used the Windows and Linux which are very advance and the best in use. At present I am using the windows 7 which is also very nice to use.
Jeckmartin
Window 7 ultimate ...
TheRPGLPer
I use both Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Linux Ubuntu x64. I have it set up to dual boot the two. I also use a virtual machine on my Windows 7 to run Mac OSx 10.6 just for the iMovie program. I don't use the Mac OSx on the virtual machine as often as running windows, but I have Mac just for the movie editing software it has.

If only I could get Mac OSx 10.6 to dual boot like everything else, but it wont boot unless it's on VMWare on Windows 7. I don't know why, exactly.
mgeek
I am accessing frihost using IPad so the operating system is OS5.
subhan1
Win98 ---> WinXP ---> Win7 Smile
LxGoodies
Vista surf home, W7/64 on the Toshi for work and OS-X Lion playaround, Android HTC (which is fckn vanilla, gonna switch to another brand!)

Lx
likeabreeze
I am using Windows XP pro sp3.
everything goes pretty well.
ghanster
skycen wrote:
windowsxp ... of course, it's easy to used.


Yeah, and I've not really used any of the other operating systems, apart from linuix, where I have had experiences with it on Ubuntu, and my VPS.
blueray
I use both windows xp SP2 and windows 7 Home Premium Edition x64

One for desktop, and will upgrade to SP3, while another for my laptop computer that come with it..
kmr_mukund
i use both windows 7 and ubuntu 11.01 on my laptop.most of the time i use windows 7 because it is user friendly.
tntr
subhan1 wrote:
Win98 ---> WinXP ---> Win7 Smile


Same here, bro Very Happy

XP was so good that I didn't have to use Vista...
subhan1
windows 7
nircalon
Windows 7! Smile
darthrevan
Well I figured of course that most people would vote Windows. I use Linux, currently Ubuntu Linux. I have went through several distros. I tend to do the distro shuffle, but I am starting to do that much less. The first one I used was Mandrake(Mandriva now) when it was sold at Walmart. I also have used Redhat, Gentoo, Slackware, Debian, Fedora and maybe a few others that I can't remember. Oh yeah one of my other favorites: Arch Linux.
mugrinic
I used the Windows XP and now Windows 7.
attilax
Xubuntu 10.04
darthrevan
I am currently also installing archbang in my other partition, which is a derivative of Arch Linux. If you have heard of crunch bang Linux, it is kinda like it except it uses arch Linux as its base instead of Debian.
ZeytinGrafik
I use windows operationg systems as i am doing commercial programming. I'd rather use something else. Not the best operating system ever but not the worst.
subhan1
Windows 98 <3

Windows 7 is amazing and really awesome - waiting for Windows8 - looks a quite new but we know we will love it Wink
Trigonomicationalistic
Although I prefer linux I have never used linex because I do not know where to find a download for linux or how to even edit the source for it but I do like windows 7 and the new windows 8 coming out nah im good i will stick with windows 7 Very Happy if you can help me with a linux download feel free to Embarassed
LxGoodies
Hmmm..

You could buy Linux right off the shelf as a software package. Pay only for the medium.

Download will work too. There are a few Linux flavours.. I'll give you very official links, maybe there are more tools and stuff elsewhere,

DEBIAN http://www.debian.org/distrib/index.en.html

SUSE http://software.opensuse.org/122/nl

.. and if you're really afraid of it, try Posix Very Happy

http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007904975/toc.htm
http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007904975/download/

(this is a Linux flavour default configured to boot off CD Rom.. it wont touch your HD)

Lx
codersfriend
I am currently using windows because I got used to it, and installing programs is not as difficult as installing in Linux
mgeek
Right now, I am using ang MacBook Air running on Mountain Lion
firstroad
i can't say that windows os is the best but you can find a huge variety of software for what you wanna do
also it's the only os that supports gaming
manfer
firstroad wrote:
i can't say that windows os is the best but you can find a huge variety of software for what you wanna do
also it's the only os that supports gaming


It is totally wrong that Windows is the only OS that supports games. Since Apple started to use Intel CPUs on their computers (around 2005) the amount of games that have both Windows and OSX(native) version is huge.
theinfernox
Windows 7 ! Razz
firstroad
manfer wrote:
firstroad wrote:
i can't say that windows os is the best but you can find a huge variety of software for what you wanna do
also it's the only os that supports gaming


It is totally wrong that Windows is the only OS that supports games. Since Apple started to use Intel CPUs on their computers (around 2005) the amount of games that have both Windows and OSX(native) version is huge.


yes you are right
i just googled it and i saw that there are plenty of games but still they can't reach the enormous number of games for windows
Sabbadon
I'm using Windows 7 and an Ubuntu Virtual Machine
manverupl
Windows 8. Its fine and easy to use.
marioulis7
Windows 7 is still the best operating system. I use them and i i am happy about it.
bufekur
Mostly using Windows since most of the software(Like Visual Studio .net) and especially games is compatible with it.
and recently I use Windows 8. Its very fast.
in VMWare install Ubuntu 12.04, its good too
davorin
What is your machine specification, for VmWare?
crazyfffan
I use both Windows and Linux. Windows's good for Home and Office application like Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite.
Linux is superior for programming. Basically everything could be done in some simple command lines.
Recently I use Linux more than Windows, so I chose Linux for the poll.
beyondntech
Let us know what sort of Operating System you are using and the benefit of using it compared to any other systems.

Lets share the knowledge around so that everyone would also come to learn a thing or two.

IT keeps growing and its a everyday knowledge that there might be certain things that we need to know and learn as the days passes, so lets share the insights on all that have experience the wonders of certain OS.


MOD - merged with OFFICIAL OS thread
-Ankhanu
Pande
I use all of them and hate them all equally. But I use mac when I need to actually get stuff done reliably.
sysna
I use windows 7 and linux ubuntu on my main PC and i have win 8 on my laptop, best of them all is win 7 i think, win 8 is not the way i like and ubuntu is only good when you want to write an app .
Arrogant
I used Windows 7 sometime ago and now switched to Windows 8. Bit of an improvement
I have Ubuntu installed in other partition. Windows XP in my old desktop..
welshsteve
Well I currently use Windows 7. Have used WIndows 8. It's a bit different but I think is mainly suited to touch screen devices.
sarcasmrules
I have Ubuntu as my main OS (12.04 LTS) and I use Windows 7 for gaming. However, with Steam for Linux coming out... I may not have much use for Windows Razz
Arrogant
I use Windows but im not quite a fan
IceCreamTruck
List what OS you use!

Here is mine:
Ubuntu 12.10 - 64bit (home computer)
Windows 7 - 64bit (home computer)
Android 4.1 (tablet)
Android 2.3 (phone)

MOD - Merged with Official What OS thread.
-Ankhanu
imihaylov91
I'm using Windows 7 Very Happy
Cruxader
I have an ancient IBM ThinkPad T23 that I run Puppy Linux (Slacko) on. It runs like a dream. I'm not kidding, I use it at work almost every day. My coworkers are amazed by it. (I have an installation of Puppy Arcade 10 on it as well.)

My main computer is a dual-boot Linux Mint Maya 13 LTS and Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate. I literally only use Windows 7 to play games. Just saw the post above about Steam for Linux, so I may be uninstalling Windows 7. (I do like it however.)

Still have my copies of Windows XP Pro and Windows 98, but not installed on anything.

Running an old version of Android on an e-reader, can't remember the version number.
andro27
Windows is good for everyday work but if you are developer linux is much better. In linux you have admin privileges and you can work what you want,but windows is closed system . Linux is better.
chatrack
I use windows
Nyasro
Windows is best and easy that linux
rafaht
Actually, I use Windows 7, because I need the bioinformatics programs that actually run on this OS.
But, before I was a Linux Geek and Ubuntu Linux user. I love that OS and my intend is back to use this as soon as possible. I don't like dual boot, but if it's necessary, i'll be use this.
xmcorporation
After using MS Windows for more than 15 years professionaly, I finally made the switch to Linux last year, and never went back.

I started by using a VM, then dual-boot, and finnaly I now only use Linux Mint 13 XFCE x64, and have VMs for Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Since then I installed Linux on several other machines, including my wife's laptop and she absolutely adores it. It's way way faster than Windows, and no more crapware and viruses!

Also managed to made a couple of professional Linux installations at present time.
aryan77
I have been using Debian Linux for around 7 years now, it was hard at first (I started with Ubuntu and that has some history itself!) I have other linux OSs on my Machine too like Opensuse and Linux Mint and LMDE, and the software centre makes my computing life so much easier because of the reduced threat of malicious software.
Arrogant
Just switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 12.04
mukesh
Arrogant wrote:
Just switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 12.04


Arrogant

Is Ubuntu 12.04 performance is good ? I also want to change Os in my pc. I have low version Ubuntu but some functions is not better. Very Happy
Nyasro
WINDOWS ofcourse Smile
tamer137
Win8.1 - Apple OS X 10.9
On my laptop hp probook to os (win8.1 and mac os x 10.9) i like that
On my work ( win server 2003 and server 2008 and server 2008 r2)
dude_xyx
I use Windows XP with Service pack 3 and I also have Ubunto which I don't use often enough.
Nyasro
I think windows is good and easy to use
and i am using just windows since several years
rafaht
Oh, I changed my operating system in december. Actually I use Elementary OS "Luna", a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. The design is very beautiful and the system is very fast! I recommend this!
dxverm
I'm a hardcore win7 user, but just started an ubuntu VM so we will see how that goes Smile
howtolivemetal
mac osx
aayushsrivastava14
I use multiple boot. I have Windows XP, Lucid Puppy Linux, LXpup and Linux Mint.
Marcuzzo
aayushsrivastava14 wrote:
I use multiple boot. I have Windows XP, Lucid Puppy Linux, LXpup and Linux Mint.


why Quadruple boot?

I remember having a dual boot and at the end I wasn't even using windows anymore.
If it wasn't for my work I wouldn't be using windows altogether but, hey, that's life.

so, since it is 2014 and you are still running XP I can only assume that your hardware is kind of old.
I've never tried the puppy linux family but I've got quite a bit of experience with Debian and debian based distros ( ubuntu, backtrack and it's successor Kali ) and all I can say is that for a stable system that is user friendly, nothing beats Debian.
the hardcore linux guys will probably want to tear me a new one for saying this but still it is the truth. especially for those that don't want to compile every single binary including it's dependencies.

Mint Linux is Ubuntu based distro... so it has been watered down twice. and oh, did I mention that the Search function in the latest Ubuntu distros with the Unity Shell for Gnome contains Spyware Razz
Peterssidan
I have been using Linux for many years now but recently I have started to use Debian. I had to install Debian squeeze (not the most recent release) because there are some bugs with my hardware and newer versions of the Linux kernel, making it unstable and often failed to start up correctly. But hey, I don't complain! Now I can use GNOME 2.
DarkWizard
I am a Windows Vista Home Premium user- I have had no major problems using it, although sometimes the speed is quite slow.
Nyasro
Windows 8
egemen_i
My desktop is Windows, and my laptop is Macintosh. I use both of the operating systems however i voted for Mac because i like it more Smile
pravojednostavno
windows 7
dgualtieri
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


It may break more than other, but Windows is easy to fix and everyone uses it so there's plenty of tutorials.
sudipbanerjee
At present I am using Windows 8 in my office PC and Windows 7 in my home PC. But I have a strong desire to change my Home PC's OS Windows 7 to Linux. But I am not so familiar with Linux and due to this I am hesitating to change this.
Nyasro
Windows 8.1
rajdon82
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?

Windows 8.1 and Linux Deepin
supermanlovejan
Windows only I use as my operating system, because other operating system like linux I not familiar to use.
candido
I am GNU/linux user from more than ten years with flavors like fedora,centos,ubuntu,debian...because is high perfomance and open


greetings
Seams
Windows 7 Professional is pretty cool. All though Windows XP is still pretty tight. Ubuntu is getting better and better by the day.
Adalew
My computer system is Win 7 system, mobile phone and game console is Android OS
ivuk
I am installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview right now as I am not a great fan of Windows 8.1
Sergiz
I've been on windows for whole life, but I'm looking forward to getting macbook in the future.
textubb
Linux is the bomb
ephedrandrox
When I started using computers it was an old 68k Macintosh. MacOSX Is a great OS and if I was doing graphics/video editing I would probably prefer it if I could afford it. On the other hand, Linux has evolved quite nicely in the last 18 years that I have been using it and it is now my main desktop and can get most graphic tasks done with it. Also the hardware it runs on is much cheaper then apple hardware. I still keep my windows partition around with games, I hardly use it. If I'm setting up a server or a low powered laptop I prefer OpenBSD as it is secure and efficient.
kyleyddeth
I'm using Windows. It is very user friendly and Windows 8.1 is very light and runs faster the the previous versions of Windows. But at work, we are using Linux. It is more stable and we don't have to upgrade our custom ERP system.
jickson
Ubuntu and win7 ... .The are the real compination ... I love xp but its outdated by now Sad
hello150744
I think kali linux is good! Very Happy
jajarvin
I have one WinXp, one Win7 and one Ubuntu14 machine.
vsnake
windows 7 and linux mint 17.1
akonvisher
Linux only is my choise ! My default home OS is Debian Linux too!
Of coarse I have secondary OS - it is WinXP and Virtual machines on both OS. Also my linux may run win exe files under wine environmental!
astrobyte
Im have been using Linux for about 4 years. I didint try osx but I my desktop enviroment on Linux is dwm so i think osx isnt made for me. Razz
johans
okay.. windows 7 for now.. but windows is the best operating system.
ra-dio
I am fan of LinuxMint 17 - KDE edition. It is most similar to Windows concept.
standready
Lets see - 2 running Windows 98, 1 running Windows XP Pro, 1 running Windows 7 Pro and 1 just got upgraded to Windows 10.
Almost forgot the Tablet with Android 4.0
Arrogant
I had been using Ubuntu for a while now and wanted to try other variants.
Just migrated from Ubuntu to Archlinux. It feels good.
yavuz
I also love linux. I think linux have very good enviroment for programmer.
deanhills
I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit) at Home and Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) at work. I have two laptops. One has Windows 8.1 (64-bit) which strangely enough I really like for being intuitive. My other laptop has Windows 7 Professional (64-bit). I have no intention (yet) of upgrading to Windows 10, particularly since Microsoft is trying to push Windows 10 down everyone's throats. I hate seeing its advertorial in the bottom right side of my Windows task bars. Lately I've seen it even popping up. Microsoft spam. Darn cheek! Razz
Tafhim
I am a Linux user, not a geek. I have hopping from distro to distro for almost 7 years until I settled on Xubuntu for now. I also use Arch from time to time, I like to tinker until I mess up. I love living in the Terminal and having to never move my hands around GUI. But sadly sometimes that's inevitable. Still, I believe the shell has vastly improved my skills and capabilities since it's knowledge is pretty transferable to many other areas. I am a developer too and the Terminal only helps. I think I'm going to stick with it for the rest of my life.

As for Windows, I do have one installation but I use it purely for Gaming needs. Sometimes a little Photoshop but that's it.
Sorcerertech
Windows 10, although it keeps crashing on me... Sad
zarawatsonn
Currently I am using Windows 10 in my Personal PC and Windows 7 in my Office PC.
boaconda
I run Windows 10 Pro. I took advantage of the free upgrade offer and upgraded from Windows 7.
So far Win 10 is running quite nicely, although people keep talking about how buggy it is. Actually its faster than Windows 7!
The developers are apparently actually listing to users this time! App updates often introduce most features requested by users.

But my biggest gripe is with the control panel. MS intends to move the control panel over to the new design, but this is not yet complete and as a result, users have to jump between the settings app and the desktop control panel a lot. A Lot.

And to talk about modern apps: the store, first of all, is a JOKE. Its filled with spam and junk apps. Thankfully I don't use modern apps so much (It's a desktop OS, I use proper desktop software - ha ha!)
Cholen
I use Ubuntu and Windows 7, I think these two are the best.
jestoy0514
Wow 24% for Linux in the poll. Not bad for a non pre-installed operating system in the planet if we are talking about desktop. I have been a Linux user for over 4 years now and I am never get tired of it. I don't have any things against Windows. I am just comfortable with the Linux based operating system for everyday use.
RosenCruz
Windows 8 at home. 10 and work and laptop
SpaceInvader75
Right now I'm using Windows Vista. I don't really like it, so I installed LXLE Linux to dual boot. I can do almost everything I use this computer for on Linux. When I buy/build another computer for gaming I will have to use Windows more.
Strans
Bondings wrote:
Are you a Windows XP user or a Linux-geek?


I'm still using Windows XP unless Microsoft have give up this operating system and finish all kind of support on it. Nothing better than to use an old buggy version of windows, its running very fast on my slow computer.
Related topics
Creating a new Operating System
FreeBSD-also a good operating system
blackhawk [microsfot new server operating system but...
Windows XP the best?
What operating system do you use?
I Need distributed Operating System
sticking "Creating a new Operating System"
how to create an operating system?
The Singularity Operating System
BlueFeather Operating System
PocketPC Operating System change
Why do you use your current operating system?
Best Operating System
which server operating system?
Reply to topic    Frihost Forum Index -> Computers -> Operating Systems

FRIHOST HOME | FAQ | TOS | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SITE MAP
© 2005-2011 Frihost, forums powered by phpBB.