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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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Which OS do you use??

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    Cool Which OS do you use??

    Guys i have been wondering what OS do all u people use...

    I had primarily been using WinXP ...But after i saw cool features In Ubuntu..i have switched over to it..of course i have WinXP to do the things that i have not yet learnt to do in Ubuntu 8.04

    Please vote......
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    Last edited by gurusam; 21st September 2008 at 08:58 AM.

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    Hi,

    My primary OS is Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) running in a desktop PC.
    Secondary is Windows (XP) that came preinstalled in my laptop.

    However, I've tested others too viz Vista, Kubuntu (7.10), Edubuntu (7.10), Redhat, OpenSuse(10 & 11), Mandriva and Debian (Etch).

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    Last edited by pothi; 21st September 2008 at 08:22 AM.

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    Sorry pothi was preparing the poll...now please vote...

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    I have been using Windows Xp ever since I knew computers....:14:
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    Quote Originally Posted by gurusam View Post
    Sorry pothi was preparing the poll...now please vote...
    Hi GuruSam,

    Voted now. And edited my post too, to include other distributions that I've tested and worked with.

    +++++++++++++++++ Pothi +++++++++++++++++

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    Vista all the way.
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    Windows XP

    I would like to try mac one day.
    Last edited by Admin; 21st September 2008 at 05:26 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I use Windows Xp. I have used Ubuntu and Freespire. But nothing beat Windows Xp. Almost every third party tools support Windows Xp.
    BTW. You didn't mention Freespire or Linspire.

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    I am using windows vista ultimate at home already worked on sun solaris, unbuntu and shocking m using windows 2000 at work coz my process manager thinks this is the most stable version of windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Windows XP

    I would like to try mac one day.
    come to my office... got apple mac 10.5

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    I use windows xp , Ubuntu and Fedora core ....Somtimes Solaris too ...

    Vista is the most Buggy O.S i have come across....It has serious problems with drivers especially .....I ll wait for Windows 7 ....before thinking about a change

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    now you can get vista drivers for anything.. i have yamaha ymf sound card which is not supported with vista but got the drivers from new just need to config after installing but still there are lot many issues with vista

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    Why this pointless poll? I can tell you the general percentage right now:

    a) About 60% people use XP/Pro or XP/Home
    b) About 20% people use Vista (various flavours)
    c) About 7% people use Linux versions like Ubuntu.
    d) About 10% people use Mac-OS
    e) The rest are all others. Solaris, AIX, IRIX, etc. are server specific only.
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    I'm currently using xp for my deskptop... cuz most games run on it... & have dual boot XP & Vista on my lappy(use Vista most times)... I havnt faced any driver compatibility issue with Vista either in my laptop or dektop... but yes... many games or 3rd party s/w r still not for Vista... But Vista knows better how to efficiently use a multi-core processor...

    Wud love to try Ubuntu...
    Last edited by itsmemad; 21st September 2008 at 08:14 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I use linux mandriva

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    @ above i think you have not voted..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gurusam View Post
    @ above i think you have not voted..
    I dont waste time in giving poll

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEOBOT View Post
    I dont waste time in giving poll
    The choice is yours of course. But what is the big deal in not voting? It required just 2 clicks. Or are you talking about this poll only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEOBOT View Post
    I dont waste time in giving poll
    Why waste time in typing that message ^

    Also you need to take down two of those signature links ^^^ Only two are allowed as per Just4kix's announcement...
    I would have done that for you but I didint know which ones you would like to keep and which ones you would want to remove so best if you do it yourself

    Thanks
    Last edited by Admin; 23rd September 2008 at 05:21 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I use Windows XP.

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    its nice to see that ubuntu users are growing day by day

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    I use Vista Home Premium and didn't face any major problem till yet. The best thing i like about vista is that most of the hardwares i use with my laptop like Camera, Mobile, Printer and my Creative Mp3 Player(Which Needs driver for XP) didnt required any drivers Vista on its own configured them for my use.

    But it uses lot of Ram as compared to XP.

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    Smile my main os is windows xp

    my main operating system is windows xp.
    but i more like windows server 2003.

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    windows server 2003 is good one but still i don't like it due to the name involved and the price which we need to pay for it, its not free for students too

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    Windows vista ultimate sp1. Will be switching to 64 bit. No such major issues but there are certain tweaks needed. I have 2 GB skills and e7200 clocked to 3.5 ghz. On idle, ram consumption is 28% and core consumption 1-5% on idle.

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    Quite obvious mate, vista loves to eat resources and it need good RAM to run properly, 2GB RAM is good enough but still according to me Vista needs atleast 4GB RAM to work cool and to show the Graphics.

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    ^^ Never had any issues like that. Then again there are better advantages when people use rams with powerchips.I kept mine on 800mhz on 4-5-5-5 @ 2t on 1.8v. All of 4GB can be utilised only if one uses a 64 GB, or else 1GB is wasted. However its about time that they have only 64 bit OS now. 32bit has outlasted its usefulness for many users. But then again- its the odd crowd that counts so they would probably make 32 bit OS to sell them out for average users.

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    Me still prefer Windows XP bcoz of its performance gaming wise............
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    At first i used win98 then WinXP i used vista i did not like it I think still XP is best

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    I use Windows xp

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    Vista in Office, XP at home. Will upgrade to Vista when I get a better rig

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    Perhaps, its the 1st time I'm hearing that a corporate in India is using Vista!

    Do u work for Microsoft? :lol:

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    Iam using Windows XP service pack 2 , i have tried vista but i feel that it is having some problem wid some programmes say if we like to install a game it will not let the game installed it notifies you with some error.

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    XP
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    I am gonna try Ubuntu next week
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    I use two windows XP's , and a Vista Ultimate.

    Temporarily I'm trying out kubuntu havin installed it wid wubi installer.

    Tried hackintosh 10.5.1 on my previous mobo , but it failed to load after installing. And 10.5.4,.5 fail to even recognize my new mobo.

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    I use Windows XP and MAC OS 10.5.4

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    i am using winds vista and also kubuntu ...

    i have installed kubuntu inside vista...kubuntu is not good to my expectations...i will rethink and may uninstall it someday, cause it lacks many things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mail2sc View Post
    kubuntu is not good to my expectations...i will rethink and may uninstall it someday, cause it lacks many things...
    Ya , i too feel the same.. somehow ubuntu seems to be ok tho..

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    I know a company where they hate MS products - they have SUSE Linux Enterprise and Desktop as the standard OS, Mozilla FF as the default browser, Open Office as the standard desktop business application, throughout their offices in the US and elsewhere.
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    i switch virtually every fortnight, i just can't stop myself ...lol...started of with XP-Vista-fedora-ubuntu-some live distros-even Debian-7

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    i'm using windows Xp nd open suse 11

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    I started with windows 3.1 then moved to windows 98 now settled happily with Windows XP. With ubuntu 8.10 release and all those snazzy features I plan to slowly move to Ubuntu and probably concentrate more on open source programming

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    Cool

    I use Windows Xp Professional and Ubuntu 7.10

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    i use windows XP and ubuntu 8.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary4gar View Post
    I use:
    Windows 7
    WIndows XP
    Archlinux with KDE4
    hey howz windows 7 i mean performance wise speed wise looks wise al over.......-ve points nd +ve points..........i also asked u the same question in some other thread but u wont replied there......

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    Windows XP
    Windows 7 build 7000
    Fedora 10

    These are my preferences, Fedora for work and Win XP for night time downloads and Win 7 just for the fun of it.

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    i use windows xp, quite like it, and i think if i did try another OS system, then would take time to get used to it and adapt to it!

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    I voted for windows XP SP2 as i think its best for gaming and also your resources like processor and ram are not aqueezed just like in Windows Vista

    BUT on the other hand if you have a good PC like 4 GB DDR2 800 Mhz ram a good core2duo or AMD phenom processor and a good graphics card preferably 9 series then definitely go with windows Vista, do you know why? because windows Vista supports and sports Direct X 10.0 so it will definitely be worth, in both performance wise and gaming wise!!

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    I use Windows XP SP3.
    Never tried Vista but will try Windows 7 for sure once its fully released.

    @ player - There are ways you can install DirectX 10 on XP too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerdoc View Post
    @ player - There are ways you can install DirectX 10 on XP too.
    The last time i read about that, it had cause massive graphics glitches on the systems. I pray the situation has improved now.

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    I have used most of them(from the above list), but i still like Windows 98..

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    i have been primarily using xp since its release - i have tried different versions and service packs and some modified xps from the net ...

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    i have always used windows.whther it was 95,then 98 then xp and now vista.
    i find vista the best among the lot.

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    windows 7 beta is very cool OS. i think u must start with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag_prasun View Post
    i have always used windows.whther it was 95,then 98 then xp and now vista.
    i find vista the best among the lot.
    well if u talk of the complete hierarchy of OS s used ... here is mine:

    i have used them all

    win 95
    win 98
    win 98se
    win nt
    win 2000
    win me
    win xp home
    win xp pro sp1
    win xp pro sp2
    win xp pro sp3
    windows server 2003
    vista ...

    still to use server 2008 ... but these days dont get much time to do the experiments ...

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    did u separately install xp with sp1 sp2 and sp3???
    and did you wait for the actual SPs or downloaded the hacks??

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    wat do mean by hacks here?... of course i used actual SPs

    first of all i used win xp home ... by the time i decided to shift to xp pro ..sp1 was released ... so i downloaded a version with in built sp1 ...

    then after sp2 was releases i downloaded it separaltely and installed it ...but faced some problems .... then i realized that its better not to install SPs separately ... from then on i only download XP with built in SPs in it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM111PUSP View Post
    I have used most of them(from the above list), but i still like Windows 98..
    i also like windows 98 but the GI(Graphical Interface) of win 98 was very old now in present time.............

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    The only OS I have ever used is XP...& I'm gonna stick with it forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerdoc View Post
    The only OS I have ever used is XP...& I'm gonna stick with it forever
    are you gonna leave using PCs after 2-3 years?? :lol: ... sticking with one OS forever is something nobody can be sure of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerdoc View Post
    The only OS I have ever used is XP...& I'm gonna stick with it forever
    what if they give you windows 7 oem for free??
    will you stick with xp then too??

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