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View Poll Results: Which OS System Do You Currently Use?
Windows XP 116 25.72%
Windows Vista 38 8.43%
Windows 7 130 28.82%
Windows '98 3 0.67%
Mac OS X (any version) 104 23.06%
Linux (post which one you use, i.e. Red Hat, Ubuntu, etc.) 39 8.65%
Other (explain in your post) 21 4.66%
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:44 PM
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I'll jump in .Win7hp x 64 on 2 computers and XP sp3 x 32 on 1 box
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:33 AM
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Linux Fedora at work, and Ubuntu at home are my main OSs. I've got a partition with Windows XP installed in my home PC mainly for documents in Office that other people send me (openoffice is only a basic tool for handling those documents). I've installed my first Linux OS in 1996 (Red Hat).
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:49 PM
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I use Lion on my Macbook. So far so good.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:25 PM
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3 Computers Windows 7 Ultimate
2 Computers Windows XP Pro
1 Computer Windows 7 Pro

1 Computer Triple boot (Windows 7 Ultimate, OSX Lion, and Linux Mint)

Windows is for general programs/word processing, Lion for editing photos+video, Linux for programming/network security

32gb SSD, 12gb DDR3 1600 RAM, 2x2tb Raid 0, 2x2TB storage, 2x HD 7970 3gb graphics, Intel Core I7 3960X
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:57 AM
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Sounds like a really heavy duty rig you have. Is it an Apple or some other make; curious as you are running OS/X on it.

I have a raid system I used for my business system but the system formatted the hard drives to ext3 and really slowed down my system so just side lined it and went to periodically backing up on a pair of external hard drives. I just set them to back up nightly as to any file changes and on weekedns when I was closed to do a full backup. I'm going to reinstall the raid on the computer since I no longer use the system for business and speed is not as much an issue.

I've tried many a flavor of Linux and now that I do not have as much need for Window specific programs I might convert one over to Linux but would prefer OS/X as it is based open UNIX and we can get into it through the terminal and the optional installs on the discs that can get you into the core system.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:17 AM
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I pick other.

Win7 host runs VM Workstation on my laptop, XP VM for most work. Some vendor specific platform emulators running as VM's.

Home server runs 2003 Server

For work my main focus is as an IBM Power Systems Engineer on primarily IBM i boxes (OS/400 for the old timers) but I dabble in nearly everything including AIX on power. Proprietary Storage OS's but they all pretty much run an 'nix kernel underneath.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:17 AM
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until today I used PCLinuxOS with the lxde de--just switched back to ubuntu (also using lxde )
i had used ubuntu for a bit about 6 yrs ago,I also have puppy linux running on my old circa 1999 toshiba 2535 cds its a p1@300mhz w/ 96 megs ram that i use for music (slightly vintage lappy eh?)
also have tried /Mint--tiny core--crunchbang--ultimate--TinyMe
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:31 AM
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I had to choose "Other" since 1 WinXP, 1 Win7 and 1 Mac OS X.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:38 AM
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My main tower has been running LINUX FEDORA for the past year or so.

My secondary rig is a WINDOWS 7 box for the handful of programs I need that don't work under LINUX.

I also occasionally run a virtual session of WIN XP PRO under LINUX via ORACLE's VIRTUALBOX software (free!).

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Old 05-26-2012, 07:31 AM
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Add Android to my list.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:52 AM
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ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:14 AM
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(2) Computers with XP
(1) Laptop with XP
(1) Laptop with Vista
(1) Touchpad with webOS

(6) Computers with XP
(1) Laptop with XP
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:09 PM
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X Lion
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:50 PM
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By coincidence, I'm killing time on my 'Droid while I'm loading Windows 8 on my laptop.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:36 PM
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My kid loaded Win8 on his desktop and used it for a few days before wiping it and going back to OpenSuse Linux. His conclusion is it is made for tablets and touch screen and if dumbed down possibly a cell phone but not for a computer that does not use a touch screen and not for business environments. Seems like MS is running after the retail market with this release. Possibly the company figures that few companies will changeover to Win8 either continuing with XP or Win7 that seems to have come out only a short time ago and possibly the business community will not update as Win7 will be supported until about the time of Win10 or only will go with Win8 if updating the hardware and it is included though, I've seen more than a few companies receiving Vista loaded computers just wipe them and license XP and install it or when Win7 came out upgrading to it but, most stayed with XP and even a few went all the way back to Windows 2000 Professional, the really last OS they released specifically written for business.
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