View Poll Results: What OS do you use and which is best?

Voters
43. You may not vote on this poll
  • I use Windows (XP, Vista, or 7, etc)

    37 86.05%
  • I use Mac (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, etc.)

    5 11.63%
  • I use Linux (Ubuntu, etc)

    7 16.28%
  • I use another OS

    2 4.65%
  • Windows OS are best

    10 23.26%
  • Mac OS are best

    5 11.63%
  • Linux OS are best

    7 16.28%
  • Other OS are best

    3 6.98%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 44

Thread: What OS do you use and which is best?

  1. #21
    King Of The Dog Pound
    Black Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Florida
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    34,548

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Just upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate x64, meh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

  2. #22
    
    TheGirlNextDoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    09-24-14 @ 02:31 AM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    20,033
    Blog Entries
    21

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    If there is anyone here who could (or would be willing) help talk me through downloading Ubuntu to a flash drive and then booting from that flash drive, pm me. I am *not* gifted in the area of computers and need all the help I can get.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

  3. #23
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    12-26-12 @ 01:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    28

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    If there is anyone here who could (or would be willing) help talk me through downloading Ubuntu to a flash drive and then booting from that flash drive, pm me. I am *not* gifted in the area of computers and need all the help I can get.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

  4. #24
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Just upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate x64, meh.
    That's what I am running as well. It took some getting used to since I skipped over Vista, but so far I like it. It has some useful new features, even though most of it is the same stuff I could do in xp, just with a fancy new wizard.

  5. #25
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,703

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Snow Leopard & Windows 7 64 bit.

    As a lifelong Mac user, I prefer OS X. But Windows 7 is pretty darn fun.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  6. #26
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    12-26-12 @ 01:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    28

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    I have used Windows, OSX and many distributions of Linux extensively. Here is my take on them:

    OSX is useful if you prefer their compatible multimedia software. For me, the hardware and software combination is just too expensive to warrant purchasing, especially since I need a lot of useful Windows programs/applications that cannot run on a Mac. When I tell my Mac friends this they all tell me about the options of Boot Camp and such. My response is simple, I am not paying up to 250% more for a computer to then have to go out and purchase another operating system to run the software I need. Forget that.

    Linux is always an interesting operating system choice. I know a lot of people who run a Linux variant as their primary OS and they keep trying to convert me back since they know I used it exclusively for quite some time. To be honest, that was some of the most unproductive time I have ever used a computer. It was a constant hassle of setting up the kernel just right, playing with drivers, finding workarounds to perform basic Windows tasks. At the time I was using it mostly for programming which it did an OK job at. But it still wasn't a Windows environment which made it difficult to test and although it worked fine for coding/text editing, it didn't perform the function any better than Windows. Unless you're completely broke and can't afford an OS or you need Linux for your work field I find it a complete waste of time.

    People always say the above operating systems are so secure, you don't get viruses, etc. They often cite the Windows flaw that the default user account is an administrator and that is a security risk. Well no ****, if you're smart enough to know this and smart enough to compile a Gentoo installation are you not smart enough to set Windows permissions? Personally I run my Windows as an admin account and I don't get viruses. Most viruses come into your computer due to torrents, clicking on pop-ups, navigating to seedy websites or quite frankly your own stupidity. And even if you do get a virus on your computer it truly isn't a big deal.

    So in short, OSX is good for people who prefer their multimedia software or aren't very tech savvy and/or don't mind pissing away their money for ease of use. There is also a trendiness/elitist factor involved that I personally don't understand... it's just a computer, get over it.

    And Linux is good for a small niche of developers/network admins who wish to practice their craft. The majority of people I've noticed who use it lately run to Ubuntu because of its ease of use and decent driver support. They tend to all spell Microsoft with a dollar sign and are either anarchists, anti-capitalists or trying to feel like they're techies. Ubuntu is a great means to get started in Linux, but it isn't a distro that's widely used in servers. If you really want to learn Linux use a variant that will give you training for a the job market.

    All that said Windows Vista is a garbage operating system and Microsoft completely dropped the ball. Windows XP or 7 is the only way to go if you're using Microsoft. And the travesty that is Windows Vista rightfully turned people off to try out other operating systems.

  7. #27
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,703

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    "So in short, OSX is good for people who prefer their multimedia software or aren't very tech savvy and/or don't mind pissing away their money for ease of use. There is also a trendiness/elitist factor involved that I personally don't understand... it's just a computer, get over it."


    Aww, here you go!

    *passes on the tissues

    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

  8. #28
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    12-26-12 @ 01:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    28

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    "So in short, OSX is good for people who prefer their multimedia software or aren't very tech savvy and/or don't mind pissing away their money for ease of use. There is also a trendiness/elitist factor involved that I personally don't understand... it's just a computer, get over it."


    Aww, here you go!

    *passes on the tissues

    It's really not meant to be an insult. I own one because my better half doesn't want to have to worry or deal with Windows issues. We purchased another one a few months ago so we could retire her PC. But for me, Windows is second nature and isn't a chore.

  9. #29
    
    TheGirlNextDoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    09-24-14 @ 02:31 AM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    20,033
    Blog Entries
    21

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Thanks....
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

  10. #30
    Angry Former GOP Voter
    Fiddytree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:49 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    25,703

    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by thesheesh View Post
    It's really not meant to be an insult. I own one because my better half doesn't want to have to worry or deal with Windows issues. We purchased another one a few months ago so we could retire her PC. But for me, Windows is second nature and isn't a chore.
    I love being fun with computers, because of the flame wars. I approach fanboyism with humor these days, so please do not think I was offended. lol
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •