What's your favourite operating system?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Jimbob1989, Oct 20, 2004.

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What's your favourite operating system?

  1. Windows XP

    87 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. Windows 2000

    8 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. Windows ME

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Windows 98

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. Windows 95

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Windows 3.1

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. Windows Server 2003

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  8. Linux

    12 vote(s)
    9.8%
  9. Unix

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. Mac OSX

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
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  1. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    Using a 'live cd' you can try linux without any risk. Get knoppix for the ultimate hardware detection experience :cool:
     
  2. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    Thanx meneer, appreciated, time for something new...;)
     
  3. wratz

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    No sweat with suse9 -- install was smooth, no problems yet, if familiar with other GUI's it will be easy. Suse9 can walk you thru everything.

    Go on give it a try -- you'll love it also.
    Linux__the other white meat. :D
     
  4. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    I've used SuSE as well but if its your first time with linux, distrobutions are available purposefully made to be as similar to windows as possible, for example Xandros. I personally use Fedora Core 2 at the moment.

    Jimbob
     
  5. The Burmanator

    The Burmanator Registered Member

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    Arch Linux for sheer unbreakability! Coming up a close second is XP Pro Media Center edition. Blows the socks off of regular XP!
     
  6. Security Freak

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    Windows XP is the best,specially recognicing periferals and hardware.
     
  7. Triple Helix

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    Xp Pro for me!!
     
  8. polaris

    polaris Guest

    maybe this site could help you
    www.linmodems.org
     
  9. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

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    I hope M$ will continue to polish Windows XP with another integrim release instead of going to longhorn.
     
  10. sweater

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    Windows XP Pro, coz it was compatible w many programs and softwares out there. :cool:
     
  11. iceni60

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    i like UBUNTU :D :D :p
     
  12. iceni60

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    hi, i have the silver speedtouch 330 and i'm posting from Linux now. i can help you if you like?

    i just had alook at the link you gave. did you see this? "f you are using Mandrake 8.1, you can skip this HOWTO! Mandrake 8.1 contains an rpm with the driver." i'd get that if it still sypportds the modem because my connection isn't perfect, i have to run a few commands to get going and then before i turn off/reboot if i forget or get something wrong i have to reboot twice :D i think it's called Mandriva now.
     
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  13. Arup

    Arup Guest

    SuSE Linux as my first choice in Linux world and in Windows world it will always remain 2K as its the most mature OS ever to be made by MS, speically with the latest update package.
     
  14. eyes-open

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    Gotta go with XP at the moment, it's the one I know best.

    Just managed to partition my h/d on another machine and put an install of the Simply Mepis livecd on it. More importantly I managed to get it to work with my router so it now has a solid DSL connection - even tho' my ISP is AOL.

    So I'm looking forward to getting some hands on experience of Linux at long last.

    N.B. Just to note that I had to add a program called 'Pengaol 1.5' to Mepis to make the AOL thing work.
     
  15. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    I think Linux is better than Windows in many terms, but they have to learn a lot about user friendliness from Bill. I had to vote XP.
    Mrk
     
  16. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Right now, I have win2000proSP4 fully patched (I love that expression).
    On my new computer I will have winXPproSP2.
    I'm married with MS and I'm too old for a divorce, but the most important MS Application Softwares are replaced by competing softwares. My revenge.
     
  17. dadkins

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  18. StillLoveDOS

    StillLoveDOS Guest

    I'm still using DOS 6.22, and my Intel Pentium 60hz runs just fine. It takes awhile to find software to use with it, but I get some good deals on e-bay as long as it comes on the floppy 5" media.
     
  19. Brian N

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    XP - It just takes a little tweaking before I like it.
     
  20. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

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    1 Solaris
    2 FreeBSD
    3 HP-UX
    4 XP !
    5 Linux

    So ... Unix.

    But to be honest, i do like all the security issues with XP as well,
    because of these Xp is the most difficult OS to manage and thus interresting.
     
  21. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

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    I only like Unix/FreeBSD as server software.
    As home usage .. Not so great
     
  22. manOFpeace

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    XP Home or Pro, presently using Pro. :)
     
  23. Get

    Get Guest

    I have XP Pro Sp1 patched by me in close cooperation with bill and it works very well, but I never really used Linux apart from a short Knoppix-cd-experience and never used OSX at all so I didn't vote. The question for me should be "what's your favourite windows?" and that's got to be the one I have. Clean ones.
     
  24. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    I'm an old-timer resistant to change, so typically I'll stick with one OS (other than DOS upgrades, back when) till my system bites the dust, and its replacement is typically a few (or more than just a few) versions later. So I went from DOS 3-point-something (3.3 was the best of the 3.x) up thru 6.20/Win 31 to Win 98SE to (currently) XP home.

    I agree that XP has a lot of advantages, especially in regard to handling of peripherals, but I sure do miss 98SE which still had more or less fully functional DOS. There were one heck of a lot of great DOS apps, especially games, which never did get ported over to Win, and they're just trash now.
     
  25. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    This thread has been going some time now and no one has mentioned X64 so I will.

    I have it running on my main PC and a Laptop. Very stable and drivers are becoming available for many devices.

    X64 also feels much snappier running 32 bit apps such as office, this is probably down to much improved optimisations to the core.

    It runs VMplayer beutifully and you can therefore run a nice linux distro in an x64 window :)

    Good fun innit :D
     
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