Which OS do you use the most at home?

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Which OS do you use the most at home?

  1. Windows

    101 vote(s)
    73.7%
  2. Mac

    11 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Linux

    23 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. I don't want to participate in this poll.

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Quick poll. Which OS do you use the most at home?
    EDIT:
    - If you are using iOS please select Mac
    - If you are using Android please select Linux
    - If you are using neither plz select the last option and explain
     
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  2. Gullible Jones

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    Linux by far and away. Windows has some nice features, but is generally too maintenance intensive for my liking.
     
  3. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    I have been born and raised on Windows so for me moving is hard. I tried a Mac 8 years ago and I ended up selling the laptop after 6 months because I was so unhappy with the change. Anyways Im giving Linux my best. We will see what comes out of it.
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I use Windows most of the time. I like using and playing with linux, but I always seem to return to Windows, and have yet to make the switch on a permanent basis.
     
  5. guest

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    Doors, oh wait... I mean Windows. :D
     
  6. Osaban

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    Windows exclusively. More to the point, Windows 8 most of the time, Vista 30%, XP for scanning and printing devices.
     
  7. Noob

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    Windows by far. Unless you count handheld devices . . . :rolleyes: (Cellphones)
     
  8. x942

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    Linux + Linux + Linux. Nothing but penguins here :D
     
  9. bigc73542

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    Windows all the way.
     

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  10. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    I do have to say that Linux Mint feels less bloated than Windows 8. And better organized too. I especially like the CInammon.
     
  11. Kerodo

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    Yeah, that's my linux choice also.... really nice.
     
  12. roger_m

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    Window is the only OS I use.

    I hate OS X so would never own a Mac, and I haven't used Linux for many years.
     
  13. J_L

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    Windows on my gaming laptop (obvious hardware and software compatibility), Linux on netbook (made it usable). Obviously the better hardware is used more at home, but outside Linux for sure (especially including my Android phablet).

    Maybe you should include more OS? Some people use Android (could be under Linux), iOS (could be under Mac), other *nix, etc.
     
  14. dogbite

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    I am using W7, but I would like to get rid of it. Unfortunately, I can't because my PC is owned by my employer.
    Thus I am also using Linux on VM, but my goal would be to be 100% MS-free.
     
  15. J_L

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    Can't you just re-image it? ;)
     
  16. dogbite

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    I work from Home Office it's really a problem to use anything which is not within IT policy.
    I am already messing up things quite frequently..:D
    Actually VM (Linux) is a good option (even if I would not be allowed to install a VM..:D ) but I need still to figure out how to use it always instead of W7. For example with all office docs, etc.
    For sure I cannot use any other email client than the horrible Lotus Notes for my work email.
     
  17. rookieman

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    Windows :p
     
  18. noone_particular

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    Although my PCs are all multiboot, I use Windows the vast majority of the time. For most of that, I'm using a modified Lite98SE. I haven't booted the physical XP system in months, not since I stopped wasting my time in an online game. Occasionally I'll use a virtual XP but rarely need it for anything more than some testing. I've tried to get used to linux but I'm just not up to starting over, especially with the command line. Compared to what I'm used to, the syntax is infuriating. It would take too long for me to learn linux or BSD to the same degree as Windows. I should repartition again and reclaim the space consumed by these unused operating systems for data.
     
  19. c2d

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  20. Blueshoes

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    OS X, Just like 1/2 of the security industry uses now a days. There were a lot of Macs at Black Hat. ;)
     
  21. gerardwil

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    NT 6.2 (64-bit) and Linux Mint(32-bit)
     
  22. Cruise

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    This poll ignores all of the people out there who mostly use a phone/tablet OS like Android & iOS. ;)
     
  23. Wendi

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    Hi Roger, I'm very curious as to what it is about OS X that causes you to hate it?

    In any case, I use both Windows and OS X ('Mac') but this poll doesn't allow multiple choices.

    Wendi
     
  24. FreddyFreeloader

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    Would like to try Linux Mint - how is it's compatability with seller accounts on eBay, Amazon; PayPal and bank accounts?
     
  25. new2security

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    For years I used (Arch)Linux exclusively & while I enjoyed it very much, I found I was spending too much time on the maintenance part - trying to cope with system upgrades & system replacements that usually came with a strong warning that this may break your system etc .. well, I was doing my best to avoid breaking it. Which unfortunately happened with my system and I couldn't revive it no matter how hard I tried. It was way over my head. At that point I had to give up and went over to Windows 7 ~1 year ago - And so far there has been very little maintainence. It is worth every penny.
     
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