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

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

    Windows 7... best ever.
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I was wondering which operating system you all use and which one you think is the best. Personally, I use Mac OS X and I also think it's the best (except for gaming )
    Then you havent tried Linux. The most flexible of all OS. Mac OS X is severely restricted. It lacks functionality and convenience, it lacks options and choice. But then again, many people like that...

    I prefer Linux, its free first of all, its excellent, its a good way to learn computers(because you do have to fiddle), it has what you need, its convenient, has tons of good software, its safe to use, it has options and choice everywhere. It does lack some in games at the moment, but Windows emulators are taking care of that.

    Aside from that, the best OS is probably BSD. It has the best core, with the best security and the best function. It is also pretty free, like Linux, but certainly more restricted. But nowhere near the limited scope of MacOSx.

    Best Linux distroes....
    Slackware(for me, not for you)
    PcLinuxOS (easy to use one with the best funtions)
    Debian(if you want something excellent and advanced)
    Fedora KDE (if you want a big complete and easy OS package)

    Linux DO NOTs..
    Do not choose gnome desktop.

    Linux DOs
    Do chose KDE desktop.


    I see no advantage of MacOS over Windows, I see advantages for Windows over Linux, and I see advantages for Linux over Windows.

    Windows XP has become an excellent OS and is my OS of choice alongside any one or several of the mentioned Linux OS in a dual boot system.

    If you are minimalist, try "damn small linux".
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I run Winsucks but only because Linux can't support the games I want to play yet. I keep hoping they'll be able to soon.
    Which games? I am sure you heard of "Wine". Its getting pretty stable these days

    Why not run dual boot?
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Then you havent tried Linux. The most flexible of all OS. Mac OS X is severely restricted. It lacks functionality and convenience, it lacks options and choice. But then again, many people like that...

    I prefer Linux, its free first of all, its excellent, its a good way to learn computers(because you do have to fiddle), it has what you need, its convenient, has tons of good software, its safe to use, it has options and choice everywhere. It does lack some in games at the moment, but Windows emulators are taking care of that.

    Aside from that, the best OS is probably BSD. It has the best core, with the best security and the best function. It is also pretty free, like Linux, but certainly more restricted. But nowhere near the limited scope of MacOSx.

    Best Linux distroes....
    Slackware(for me, not for you)
    PcLinuxOS (easy to use one with the best funtions)
    Debian(if you want something excellent and advanced)
    Fedora KDE (if you want a big complete and easy OS package)

    Linux DO NOTs..
    Do not choose gnome desktop.

    Linux DOs
    Do chose KDE desktop.


    I see no advantage of MacOS over Windows, I see advantages for Windows over Linux, and I see advantages for Linux over Windows.

    Windows XP has become an excellent OS and is my OS of choice alongside any one or several of the mentioned Linux OS in a dual boot system.

    If you are minimalist, try "damn small linux".
    One of the big things I think you didn't mention.

    The lack of viruses on Linux. In windows - any version, you need to wear the armor: firewall, malware/spyware prevention, virus prevention, registry cleaner, defragger, etc.... And even with all that stuff, updated religiously, pampered and not going to those "risky" websites --- if you happen to click on an innocent looking advertisement, you'll get whacked with a malware program or virus that gets through the armor - allowing hours of cleaning steps or a trip to your local computer shop for a quick $50-$100 clean & disinfect.

    Linux --- there are like 5 viruses ever for Linux. Malware and spyware - not written for Linux. Registry? Linux doesn't have one so that's outta here. That doesn't mean Linux is impervious to attack or brute force take over etc... but if set up properly from the start, it's as safe as Mac and maybe safer in some respects. No more worrying if your on-line banking is at risk. That is ---coming from a Windows user background - the strongest point. I only run virus protection to prevent spreading viruses to Windows users as it's useless on my machines.
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    One of the big things I think you didn't mention.

    The lack of viruses on Linux. In windows - any version, you need to wear the armor: firewall, malware/spyware prevention, virus prevention, registry cleaner, defragger, etc.... And even with all that stuff, updated religiously, pampered and not going to those "risky" websites --- if you happen to click on an innocent looking advertisement, you'll get whacked with a malware program or virus that gets through the armor - allowing hours of cleaning steps or a trip to your local computer shop for a quick $50-$100 clean & disinfect.
    Ohh my.. I dont miss the constant recoveries and re-installations with Windows..

    I didnt have to do it so often luckily, because I am a very careful user, but other people, friends and users I have been around that have used Windows have had to reinstall and recover their OS on a regular basis.

    In worse case scanarios loosing valuable data. I have experienced that once, loosing valuable data, when I had to reinstall Windows. Not because my disk broke down or anything, but because of the idiotic way a Windows re-installation works and the miserably lousy partition and formatting options.

    I am not angry though. I like Windows XP. I do belive Microsoft is one of the worlds most corrupt companies, which is my biggest worry about using Windows. But then again, after Apples success with Ipod and Iphone mediocre products, I no longer think Microsoft is king of corruption and exploitation. Apple and Microsoft made a deal some years ago that benefitted both, and the corrpution with the software/hardware industry continues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Linux --- there are like 5 viruses ever for Linux. Malware and spyware - not written for Linux. Registry? Linux doesn't have one so that's outta here. That doesn't mean Linux is impervious to attack or brute force take over etc... but if set up properly from the start, it's as safe as Mac and maybe safer in some respects. No more worrying if your on-line banking is at risk. That is ---coming from a Windows user background - the strongest point. I only run virus protection to prevent spreading viruses to Windows users as it's useless on my machines.
    The thing about Linux errors versus Windows errors is that Linux is constructed intelligently, and its far more difficult to have a working virus/malware attack it. Also there are far more intelligent options for intelligent users to avoid any kind of problems, and all errors are transparent, so you can fix them yourself or have a friend do it. Unlike Microsoft which your computer breaks down with some kind of encrypted error message that makes no sense, that you cannot fix, or even understand what the problem actually was.

    Be careful however with on-line banking, which is always a risk, no matter what OS you use, because you send those data over the internet. The only way to keep data safe is to NOT have it go over any network at all. Online crime is on the rise, protect your data and be utterly careful with the your privacy.
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Right now I have Vista installed. I bought W7 when it first came out and installed it, but had some hardware compatibility issues with my soundcard, so I reverted back to Vista for the time being. I may try W7 again in the near future.

    In the past, I've also used 2 or 3 different versions of Linux and also OS/2 when it was available.
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    I just reinstalled my OS's because my computer was running slow and my wireless was starting to really suck. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 and XP SP3, although I have yet to use XP since I installed it.

    Basically just dual booted so I could have the advantages of XP (gaming, some applications) without having to deal with the headache of trying to get them run on Ubuntu. So far it's been working great outside of a few minor issues I still need to get worked out.
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I just reinstalled my OS's because my computer was running slow and my wireless was starting to really suck. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 and XP SP3, although I have yet to use XP since I installed it.

    Basically just dual booted so I could have the advantages of XP (gaming, some applications) without having to deal with the headache of trying to get them run on Ubuntu. So far it's been working great outside of a few minor issues I still need to get worked out.
    Dual boot is a wonderful thing. I've had dual boot now for over a year maybe a little longer and I forget that I have Vista on my other partition. When I have to reformat, I think Windows will be history.
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    Re: What OS do you use and which is best?

    I had the same install of xp from 2004 to 2009 and it ran fine and without a virus

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