Poll

what operating system do you use

Windows 95
0 (0%)
Windows 98
0 (0%)
Windows XP
7 (4%)
Windows vista
1 (0.6%)
Windows 7
68 (39.1%)
Windows 8
4 (2.3%)
Windows 8.1
12 (6.9%)
Windows 8.2
1 (0.6%)
Ubuntu
6 (3.4%)
Linux
31 (17.8%)
MAC OS
15 (8.6%)
Other
0 (0%)
multiple
24 (13.8%)
all
1 (0.6%)
most of them
4 (2.3%)

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Offline abdullahseba

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operating system
« on: May 08, 2014, 04:10:38 pm »
just curious to know how popular the  operating systems are
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Re: operating system
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 04:37:50 pm »
Last I knew, Ubuntu is Linux.  :-//
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 04:39:55 pm »
I prefer MS-DOS 3.3 my self.
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 04:46:29 pm »
I use a variety, but I use Linux (Debian 7) most of the time, so I selected Linux. I do have a Windows XP partition but I don't use that very often.

I also have some machines running MacOS 8.6 and 9.2, and Windows 98 and 2000.
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 04:49:26 pm »
Give this web page a look:
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/?platform=combined

The field names in the lower table are clickable expanding into a full list showing popularity.
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 05:14:52 pm »
Give this web page a look:
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/?platform=combined

The field names in the lower table are clickable expanding into a full list showing popularity.

Only interesting if you want to know what operating systems are used for playing games.
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 05:24:02 pm »
Only interesting if you want to know what operating systems are used for playing games.

And a poll posted on a electronics community forum... Or perhaps conducted by 'The Times' or a hardware review site or...

The distribution of Windows systems appears close enough to industry published figures iirc. For these systems and all other information I would hope the OP is checking more than a single source.

 
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 05:41:23 pm »
operating systems are for pussies. real computer users run on bare metal.  :-DD


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Re: operating system
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 05:48:08 pm »
I mostly use Windows 7, but I do have a Xubuntu install on my laptop that I use now and again.
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 05:51:20 pm »
We just replaced a windows XP computer and replacement it with one with windows 7
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Re: operating system
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 06:57:48 pm »
Gentoo Linux on my main work computer, Windows 7 on a different LAN for email and Office apps and all that.  Gentoo / Win7 dual-boot on my laptop.  Gentoo on my DIY router and NAS.  Win XP on my home desktop.  Mac OS X on my audio rack computer.

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Re: operating system
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 07:03:26 pm »
I use Gentoo on all my PCs. For running apps that only work on Windows (haven't had to in a long time), there's VirtualBox.
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Re: operating system
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2014, 07:56:17 pm »
XP.

Darn, should've booted up my Pentium and voted '95.

Then again, I doubt IE3 even knew of the existence of 80% of the code used on this website, so it would be rather difficult to vote!

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Re: operating system
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2014, 09:29:16 pm »
i don't see any real operating systems in that list..

things like VMS, iRMX, CoS (Cray operating system)

it's not a real operating system unless it can run an endless loop process in just under 4 hours.
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Re: operating system
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2014, 09:55:46 pm »
Gentoo Linux on my main work computer, Windows 7 on a different LAN for email and Office apps and all that.  Gentoo / Win7 dual-boot on my laptop.  Gentoo on my DIY router and NAS.  Win XP on my home desktop.  Mac OS X on my audio rack computer.

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Re: operating system
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2014, 09:56:54 pm »
i don't see any real operating systems in that list..

things like VMS, iRMX, CoS (Cray operating system)

it's not a real operating system unless it can run an endless loop process in just under 4 hours.

Good one  :-DD
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2014, 10:03:00 pm »
Win7. I have Ubuntu on my workbench laptop, but I don't really use it. I gave it a trial but I couldn't really see the value in it. Maybe I'll convince myself sometime to give it another go.
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2014, 11:46:32 pm »
Win8. Would be unusable for me, had I not wrangled it into having a start menu and basically everything a proper computer should have. I just essentially ignore most of the "features" as they are mostly tucked out of the way.
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2014, 12:37:53 am »
I'm the lone Windows Vista vote so far.
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Re: operating system
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2014, 01:05:12 am »
Another vista user ,plus xp,win 7 and win 2000 on different laptops.PCLinuxOS is my favourite linux distro ,along with RIP linux .I use dos boot disks too,if that counts
 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2014, 01:36:11 am »
Win XP, for curmudgeonly reasons.
Mainly that it keeps me motivated to follow developments of non-MS alternatives (which are not Linux or Apple-Linux either.)
I don't switch to Linux because a. I can see it would be 'good enough' despite the many things I dislike in 'Nix, and b. wasting time learning whole different set of tools, and c. imo each subsequent version of Windows after XP gets WORSE, in terms of data hiding, obfuscation, DRM-shit, untrustability, and pointless visual frills.

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Re: operating system
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014, 02:32:08 am »
Um... I prefer OS/360, and use that newfangled OS/370 stuff only if I need to.
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Re: operating system
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2014, 02:39:03 am »
Gentoo...

Stopped reading at "Gentoo." :-DD :-DD

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Re: operating system
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2014, 02:39:48 am »
no risc/ultrix?

I'm taking my scsi cable and going home, then!

 

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Re: operating system
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2014, 02:42:50 am »
if you want to be a bit more complete, you should include the bsd's too (freebsd, netbsd, openbsd).

 


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