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Closed Poll What computer Operating System do you use?

Discussion in 'The Hummy Arms' started by parish, Jan 19, 2011.


Which Operating System do you use?

Poll closed Dec 12, 2014.
  1. Windows

  2. Mac OS

  3. Linux/*BSD/*nix

    0 vote(s)
  4. Windows & Mac OS

  5. Windows & Linux etc.

  6. Mac OS & Linux

  7. All three

  8. Other

  9. What is an Operating System

  1. parish

    parish Member

    Since this is a techie forum, full of techie people, I thought it might be interesting to see what you all use.

    I use Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux. Gave up on Windows years ago, although I still use it (XP Pro) at work.
  2. talos

    talos Super Moderator Staff Member

    Win XP, the most stable I've found. I tried Linux but just couldent get used to it
  3. Win7 at work and home.

    All our CAD software is run on linux though.
  4. La Fargeotte

    La Fargeotte New Member

    Win7 (now on SP1), extremely stable.
    Used XPPro before, which was also quite stable.
  5. I see that SP 1 is almost released - what does it bring us ?
  6. Seven (64bit) and Ubuntu 10.04 Ok 10.10 Grrr Realtek Drivers
  7. FifthHorseman

    FifthHorseman New Member

    Mac OSX at home, Windows (2000/XP/7) and Linux at work.
  8. La Fargeotte

    La Fargeotte New Member

    SP1 has not been released to the public yet, but it has been released to manufacturers (hence got my copy early!).
    I don't believe it brings anything new, it may boot slightly faster.
    I have been running it for 2 days now with no problems.
  9. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    win7 64, installed linux afew times, but always end up back with windows
  10. Sandholme

    Sandholme Member

    The rest of the family use Win7 but I'm still on XP, it works. Tried dual booting Linux once but couldn't see a need and the dual boot just meant I had to hang around waiting for the screen longer so that disappeared after a few weeks.
  11. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I use XP on my laptop, and Vista on my PC.
  12. My operating system is a scalpel, forceps and swabs ;)

  13. Got 2 PCs, one on XP, the other on Win 7. Win 7 is OK, but can be obstructive.
  14. MrPloppy

    MrPloppy Member

    I think the question could have been more variant on the Windows option, win7, xp, Vista, me(!), w95 etc...
  15. James

    James Member

    Gentoo Linux with Oracle Virtual Box, then WindowsXP, ME, 95, 3.1, NT4, and DOS 6.22 at the same time!
  16. MrPloppy

    MrPloppy Member

    Not Windows 3.11 then, I see? Rubbish... absolutely rubbish.. :)

    May I enquire why.you're still running all the old stuff?
  17. WYNIR0

    WYNIR0 New Member

    Win 7 at home and work, occasional playing with Ubuntu at home (but I can't live with it to swap completely).
  18. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    i've tried to install 3.11 , but funny noises come from dvd drive, whats the idea behind square installation disks anyway wont sit in the tray right.
  19. James

    James Member

    Windows 3.1 -> Minesweeper​
    DOS 6.22 -> Gorillers (via Qbasic) :)
    being serious for a second its basicly to develope software and check for backwards compatablity and to check for file compatability/conversion when updated from older verisions etc.​
  20. Sandholme

    Sandholme Member

    DOS 6.22 = UFO Enemy unknown
    What other reason would you ever need.