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What OS do you use and why?


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#1 MrFixIt2

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

For me:

Windows XP Professional.

Why:

I have a few old classic games that work on Windows XP, but not on Vista etc. So I have decided to stick with Windows XP at least for the time being.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

I use a variety for different reasons, my laptop I use XP home because, well quite frankly it isnt powerful enough to handle anything newer, and it fits my needs. My wifes laptop runs 7 home premium, because thats what it comes with, my primary computer and media center run windows 7 ultimate, mainly cuz I like the added features (dont need them just like them) and I often dual boot my primary system with different varieties of linux just for fun.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

I have two specialized programs that I need. They run in Windows, and there are no real Linux alternatives, so my old IBM ThinkCentre runs the Windows XP that it came with.

For everything else my little netbook with Ubuntu works fine. I boots up in about 90 seconds, and it's a pleasure to use.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

Desktop: Windows 7 x64 Home Edition, because I can play games without the extra hassle of Linux and when I built the system the Data Card I used wouldn't work on more modern Linux kernels.

Laptop: Linux Mint 12 x64 w/ Cinnamon Desktop Environment, had a Vista/Ubuntu dual boot on it until I got fed up with both OS's and wanted to try something new. Give me time and I'll end up running Redhat/Fedora again.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:16 AM

I am using Windows 7 Home Basic OS. I would say that Windows OS is as user friendly as any other operating systems. Even a novice user can operate it easily.

Edited by Rickey Owens, 30 July 2012 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

I am operating Vista on my work computer because they don't let me make IT decisions. I run 7 basic at home on my desk top because it had Vista on it from the factory and I badgered them to give me the upgrade for a discount because of how many times it had to be reinstalled. I also have a laptop with Vista on it, but I am looking at putting XP on it, because Vista. There are no words. Just Vista...

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

>>>I also have a laptop with Vista on it, but I am looking at putting XP on it, because Vista. There are no words. Just Vista...<<<

***SNICKER*** Thanks for the guffaw.:lol:

Running 7 Home Prem x64 with XP, Ubuntu 12.04 & Snow Leopard 10.6.8 VM's on VMWare becuz....well...becuz I can. :P
I also have XPSP3 (nLited) on an old Dell Inspiron I restored, completely reboots to desktop in 35-40 seconds.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

I also have a laptop with Vista. I had a previous laptop with Vista. As someone who is quick to defend at least SP2 (+ a million updates), I agree with BaronMalleus. No words sometimes at the strange stuff it does. No words.

I'm going to switch this laptop over to 7 soon, hopefully. I prefer the WIndows OS mostly because it's all I've ever used all my life and my favorite PC games work beautifully on it. However, if I have to choose between Windows 8 and getting a Mac, I'm getting a Mac!


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

win xp pro because it still runs most old stuff. will upgrade when win 12 comes out.{i like to let others get the bugs out before i try it}

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:21 PM

I got too many computers. lol My primary computer is a Dell XPS 17 with Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Toshiba Netbook with Windows 7 Starter

Dell Poweredge Tower Server with Windows Server 2008R2(as a desktop)

An old Dell Dimension 2400 with Ubuntu Server 10.04(I think) which is on it's last leg.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:48 AM

I have Win98se :) (My favourite OS)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:35 AM

I've stuck with Win XP Home for quite a few years because it plays every game and flight sim (new and old) that I throw at it..:)

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit because that's what came with my desktop.

Don't really remember what's running on my old laptop because I haven't powered it up in a while.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

I am running windows 7. Why? Because I think it just flows better than the others, I like the look and feel.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:22 AM

I'm currently using Win7. I used XP for years, skipped right over Vista, heard a lot of bad things about it. When I built my computer, 3-4 years ago (?) I installed Win7. I have not formatted, yet. That's a record for me. I think the longest before this was around 2 years. I've had no problems at all with 7, so I'll keep it around for a while. :blink:
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