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  • Windows XP

    74 72.55%
  • Windows Vista

    38 37.25%
  • Mac OS

    4 3.92%
  • Ubuntu,Xubuntu,Kubuntu,Edubuntu

    23 22.55%
  • Solaris

    2 1.96%
  • Fedora

    10 9.80%
  • Redhat Linux

    3 2.94%
  • Open SUSE

    6 5.88%
  • Mandriva,Debian

    4 3.92%
  • Others

    14 13.73%
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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    what if they give you windows 7 oem for free??
    will you stick with xp then too??
    Microsoft giving their flagship product for free :38::38:

    Never gonna happen :6:

    MS management will :gun_bandana: themselves before they do anything like that :innocent:
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    say for pd, they give 'em a chance !!

    just thought of it!!what if someone else can provide it for free??
    what then??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    say for pd, they give 'em a chance !!

    just thought of it!!what if someone else can provide it for free??
    what then??
    it was not going to happen my friend........just because the whole union of those companies wont allow the person to give such things for free...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    say for pd, they give 'em a chance !!

    just thought of it!!what if someone else can provide it for free??
    what then??
    maybe on a wild impossible dream it might happen :bored: but i don't think its gonna happen however wild the dream might be.

    heck man, they are not even thinking of reducing the price of the damn license of Windows 7. Of course its a little too early for me to comment on that but who knows I might be correct (that's a scary thought)

    They might release support products like Defender, IE and so on free of cost but their OS, not in a million or billion or trillion or...... years :thumbup:
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    well the company wont provide it for sure..maybe someone else could??

    let us c pd answer this??

    pd.open to you mate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    well the company wont provide it for sure..maybe someone else could??
    There are 100 % chances that is going to happen except it won't "someone", it will be a "lot of them"

    So PD, what's it gonna be

    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    what if they give you windows 7 oem for free??
    will you stick with xp then too??
    You might not be far off from the truth, atleast people want it that way unk:
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    Default I made my OS choice list a bit big

    I got three hard drives

    In my 160GB drive i have two operating systems in dual boot
    1. Windows XP Professional SP3
    2. Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition

    In my second 500GB drive i have Linux Enterprise Server edition

    And the other 500Gb is full of movies..................


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    i have windows vista home premium running in my laptop with Ububtu and XP in vmware. Also backtrack in USB.

    and i patch all of them regularly

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    Xp

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    Not very fond of vista(all the garbage), xp customized to the max, looks like an alien OS.

    For LINUX, always do the R&D , so install time and again . Generally keep Mandriva, latest is the Mandriva 2008(updated to 2009)

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    Hi Puchu..

    I purchased a Linux For You magazine today... They have given opensolaris 2008.11 Live CD with it... Howz this distribution?

    Wait a minute... Therez one more distro in another CD.. Named Debian 5.0... Anyone used it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    Hi Puchu..

    I purchased a Linux For You magazine today... They have given opensolaris 2008.11 Live CD with it... Howz this distribution?
    I did not try solaris 11, I tried Solaris 10, but it failed to recognize my SATA drives as it needed the RAID driver for my motherboard, so had to dump it. You reminded me of the same, I was running out of things to download, now I am going to download latest Solaris and test it, will tell you soon(one or two days).

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    Thanks... I can wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    Thanks... I can wait...

    I believe that you are not trying to test my knowledge, are you ?

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    Absolutely not! :no:

    I was just curious about the distro...

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    I have faced the same situation before, so asked you, don't mind. I am downloading it now, will tell you tomorrow.

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    OK... Whats the scene at ur organization after the buy-off? One of my friend whoz on bench is very insecure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    OK... Whats the scene at ur organization after the buy-off? One of my friend whoz on bench is very insecure...
    Internally also I don't have much information. It depends upon Mahindra, what their policy is, if they are going to lay off people, then no bench nothing, they will start from the higher paid catagory. And another factor is, if they are going to keep Satyam policies or they are going to enforce their own policies.

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    hmmm.. I read somewhere that Marketing people of Satyam are more vulnerable than tech guys... As Mahindra already possess good marketing people... Whatever, hope this recession ends soon...

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    Windows 7 Beta... Surprisingly it's the most stable windows version i ve ever used and it's BETA :O

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    My primery os is
    Ubuntu 8.10
    i cant play some games with ubntu some thing like gta 4 so
    i have windows vista ultimate and windows 7 ultimate
    and solaris installed by virtul box for some training ...........
    im tottally satisfied with ubuntu.
    im a wimax user there is no connection problem if im in ubuntu.
    but in windows huge head ache
    'I am what I am because of who we all are':8:

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    Sadly XP

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    Thanks... I can wait...
    Sorry for the delay, I had a hard time downloading this opensol copy, everytime the connection disconnects the download would show an HTTP error, had to search the FTPs to download.
    Here are the facts :

    1. opensol 11 comes with a GNOME desktop with compiz 0.7.6 (no problem enabling 3d desktop)
    2. very good 3d desktop experience, the features include the rotating cursor pointer, gears in side cube
    3. an average genome desktop

    Cons:

    1. the software lags as because not enough data is transferred to RAM on access, it accesses the CD when you click on something, so PC may not respond in timely manner irrespective of your system capability
    2. No shutdown or restart button , not inside the desktop, not even on the logon screen once you enable compiz, sometimes even without enabling compiz shutdown button vanishes, if you find one tell me
    3. Reboot and halt commands do not work due to less privileged account (I had to do a hard reset)
    4. sometimes some icons on desktop go missing if you try to play with the resolution settings
    5. and desktop looks like crap.
    6. 3 major drivers missing for me,


    • SATA RAID-none of my HDDs were discovered, same as the old solaris copy
    • Marvel LAN driver missing(no networking)
    • Pinnacle media center TV card was not recognized

    Overall , I did not expect this from Sun.

    Below are the screen shots,

    Attachment 2464

    Attachment 2465

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    Nice review...
    I wonder why sun has ignored to fix some basic issues you mentioned...
    Thanks for sharing... Can't rep u... need to spread some!

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    Thumbs up My Ubuntu

    THIS IS MY CURRENT UBUNTU DESK TOP
    9.04

    And with Exposing effect


    XP in Ubuntu


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    'I am what I am because of who we all are':8:

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    The direct screen shots in linux are png images and are very large in size.
    It is adviced to post pictures in jpg or gif format before posting to reduce the size .

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    I uses for the past 7 years GNU/Linux .Debian is my Favourite distro.currently uses Ubuntu Intrepid as the main distro with Fedora 9 also installed.(no windows)
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    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    The direct screen shots in linux are png images and are very large in size.
    It is adviced to post pictures in jpg or gif format before posting to reduce the size .
    Ok im sorry
    i will do it
    'I am what I am because of who we all are':8:

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    Sorry for the spelling mistake of "advised".

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    Default The reason for windows popularity

    The only reason why windows has a market share is not beacause every end user has it. but bcoz microsoft has deals with companies that they will ship only windows with their hardware and as a result the world got win32-sick. otherwise microsoft would have vanished years ago with the amount of pirated windows os

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    ^^^ Even otherwise windows would ruled coz most of people were computer illiterate. And frankly many of them would still be happy to just double click n run their programs instead of having to compile it first... the user friendliness or dumb-friendliness was a major factor too...

    Its the reason why,still people buy PC's with windows and not Free-dos or Red-hat option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady911 View Post
    The only reason why windows has a market share is not beacause every end user has it. but bcoz microsoft has deals with companies that they will ship only windows with their hardware and as a result the world got win32-sick. otherwise microsoft would have vanished years ago with the amount of pirated windows os
    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    ^^^ Even otherwise windows would ruled coz most of people were computer illiterate. And frankly many of them would still be happy to just double click n run their programs instead of having to compile it first... the user friendliness or dumb-friendliness was a major factor too...

    Its the reason why,still people buy PC's with windows and not Free-dos or Red-hat option...
    Actually both are true.

    Microsoft's conspiracy and lazy people

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    ^^^ Even otherwise windows would ruled coz most of people were computer illiterate. And frankly many of them would still be happy to just double click n run their programs instead of having to compile it first... the user friendliness or dumb-friendliness was a major factor too...

    Its the reason why,still people buy PC's with windows and not Free-dos or Red-hat option...
    oh let me guess then. how many times do "you" require to compile it in Ubuntu. Installing it is same, its even better than windows open the software manager>search for your program>click install and thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady911 View Post
    oh let me guess then. how many times do "you" require to compile it in Ubuntu. Installing it is same, its even better than windows open the software manager>search for your program>click install and thats it.
    You didn't understand the context, in which I meant that, do you ? MS was already a leading software company when linux(not unix) was a mere baby around 15-20 yrs back. People were already satisfied with M$ s/w.

    And when M$ introduced GUI, it was a big hit, even thought it was apple/mac which first introduced GUI.

    And once people get used to things which are easy/no-brainer, they kinda get addicted to it. Case in point MSIE/WMP , which are a part of normal windows. It takes time for people to change their habits.and some are merely lazy to break out of the shell (no pun intended).

    And at that time, linux was in no way a competitor for windows. IMO linux didn't make much of an impact with desktop users untill after 2k.

    In the end, its really not a question of which is better(which btw is obvious), its merely what people chose to do. Its needless to say M$ has an agressive markwting, as it can be seen from various law suits against it.

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    Windows Vista

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    WINDOWS 7 .haha the great OS release by MICROSOFT.....

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    It is time to add Windows 7 to the poll. Most of our active member have either tried or using Windows 7.

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    Windows XP forever. :thumbup1:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Windows XP forever. :thumbup1:
    Me too... :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Windows XP forever. :thumbup1:
    But you used to use different Linux distros (or maybe just Ubuntu).

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    Yes, I have tried Red Hat Linux, Fedora, Ubuntu, Freespire, Opensuse, Kubuntu & Mandriva.
    Back then, I also used to format the system 8-10 times a month. Now I am only using Windows XP and haven't formatted the system for 3 months. So Windows XP forever. :001_tt2:

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    While i was a kid .......... i tried my hands on Windows 95 and then Windows 98 and 2000 as well .

    currently using trio booted Windows XP,VISTA and UBUNTU.

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    I've recently attended Tech-ed event by Microsoft for developers. They showed us some features that are useful from developer perspective and i can say that after Windows Xp, Windows 7 will be the second OS that you'll love to use.

    It is better than vista because they have considered the feedback from all over the world given by the Vista User. A user friendly OS, Windos 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amitkool21 View Post
    love to try the stable release........
    me too, october seems tooooooooooo loooooooooooong

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    I am using windows7 RC1. It is SUPER!!!


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    Using Linux & BSD primarily.No fix distro yet for me but my younger brother use Ubuntu.
    My story -
    started as gentoo user ,
    then switch to fedora due to documentation problems in gentoo,
    then FreeBSD still using it (going to reinstall it) & Ubuntu (32 bit)( for my brother who is not technically minded).Will switch to LFS from FreeBSD when they will release docs for 64 architecture.

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    Xp for gaming
    Mandriva 2009 for rest of the work

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    Xp for gaming
    Mandriva 2009 for rest of the work
    Hi puchu, Nice to see you back. In home town ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    Hi puchu, Nice to see you back. In home town ?
    Yes

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    The first "computer" I worked on was a BBC Micro with "BASIC" hard coded.
    Then worked on 8088, 8088 XT, 286 all with DOS
    Then worked for some time with UNIX
    Then worked on Win 95, Win 98, Win 2000 and Win NT
    Presently working with Win XP (SP3), Win Vista (SP2) and UNIX
    Had only a little working experience with LINUX.
    Never worked with Mac.

    p.s. why the poll does not contain UNIX.
    Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Consciousness.

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    @PB It even doesn't include BSD.

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    I am back, today I got my BB connection. And this is my third HOME 500 connection from BSNL. SNR seems pretty good.

    Donīt know about the night speed , will post it tomorrow.

    See ya................ byeeeeeeeeeeee
    jaadu ki jhappy ... to all

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    Hey, Puchu.

    Nice to know that you got a new broadband connection from BSNL... I'm glad that you can now spend some time on the forum.. You must have started dowloading heavily now...

    Wot's the average download speed you are getting?

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    In linux the speed is about 200-240kBps, my other HDD is out for warranty cover, so no MS OS now.
    Once it is back, I will post the speed from IDM.
    I found a firmware update on BSNL site , going to update and check the speed again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puchu View Post
    In linux the speed is about 200-240kBps, my other HDD is out for warranty cover, so no MS OS now.
    Once it is back, I will post the speed from IDM.
    I found a firmware update on BSNL site , going to update and check the speed again.
    Don't update the modem/router firmware unless you are facing some serious problems with the current one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Don't update the modem/router firmware unless you are facing some serious problems with the current one.
    Too late, I have already done that, but I did not face any problem. The connection is working fine, only thing I had to do was to disable the PPPoE mode to use the bridge mode. Speed is about 240.

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