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icow
15-04-2010, 08:31 PM
Just thought I'd throw this out there (probably been done before)

KarameaDave
15-04-2010, 08:37 PM
So, what's your favourite then?

Mine is Puppy Linux (at the moment)
although Linux Mint is very good if you don't
want to 'fiddle about too much'

Incidentally, throw is the word you were looking for.:)

xyz823
15-04-2010, 08:38 PM
I'm quite torn up between Ubuntu and Windows 7.

I would pick Windows 7 over Ubuntu mainly because of usability. Its a pain in the ass to get all the drivers bloody working and when there is a problem it displays the problem in complete geek speak haha.

I have meddled with Debian and a couple of other distros but Windows 7 gets my vote because it does everything I need it too and it does it well and while looking good.

Also played round with Linux Mint which I found quite good, seemed to work out of the box. Installed puppy linux in a virtual machine just for a geez and it seemed cool.

icow
15-04-2010, 08:43 PM
So, what's your favourite then?

Mine is Puppy Linux (at the moment)
although Linux Mint is very good if you don't
want to 'fiddle about too much'

Incidentally, throw is the word you were looking for.:)

Wow, I completely over looked puppy, it looks even worse as I still use it :blush:

I use Snow, Kubuntu, OS 9, XP, DOS (Woo!), 95 (even more woo!)

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Speedy Gonzales
15-04-2010, 08:44 PM
Well I wouldnt say Vista is my fav OS, but at least the tuner works properly. It doesnt in Win7. Which is why I'm using it.May go back to Win7, when the bugs have been fixed.

And since I'm using 8 GB, there's no point in using any other version (besides x64)

Ice Road Trucker
15-04-2010, 08:45 PM
I like Windows XP. Does what I want it to do and haven't had a BSOD in years.

icow
15-04-2010, 08:49 PM
who was the other nice person who voted Mac?

pcuser42
15-04-2010, 09:00 PM
Vista of course :D

Can't say anything about Windows 7 as I've only used the final version for about an hour on someone else's computer.

As for Vista, I haven't had a single OS-related problem with it. (A few hardware-related BSODs though - cheap hardware FTL.)

plod
15-04-2010, 09:02 PM
who was the other nice person who voted Mac?

You made it a closed poll.

Snow leopard, haven't had much time on 7 to say its better then snow leopard. But will say its very good from what I have seen. Couldn't say the same for vista or xp when I was using previous versions of osx

mikebartnz
15-04-2010, 09:03 PM
PCLinuxOS2009

jwil1
15-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Windows 7 :D


Vista of course :D

Can't say anything about Windows 7 as I've only used the final version for about an hour on someone else's computer.

As for Vista, I haven't had a single OS-related problem with it. (A few hardware-related BSODs though - cheap hardware FTL.)

If you like Vista, you'll really love 7 :)

pcuser42
15-04-2010, 09:28 PM
If you like Vista, you'll really love 7 :)

But I need the money first. :(

xyz823
15-04-2010, 09:37 PM
But I need the money first. :(

Make a "Need money for Windows 7" sign and sit somewhere on queen st. You could probably rack up a few $$$ there. :devil

And if you love Vista you will LOVE Windows 7. :cool:

ubergeek85
15-04-2010, 09:48 PM
Where's the option for Windows 98 SE? I've got a VM with it installed floating round somewhere haha.

I can't really give an honest opinion because I've only used the RC of 7, and even then, only in a VM, for about 15 minutes.

Toss-up between Vista and XP for me, but that may change if I upgrade.

pcuser42
15-04-2010, 09:54 PM
98SE meh, I have a copy of Windows 95B :D

pcuser42
15-04-2010, 09:54 PM
Make a "Need money for Windows 7" sign and sit somewhere on queen st. You could probably rack up a few $$$ there. :devil

Based on what others think of Vista I'd get enough to get a new CPU as well :lol:

nedkelly
15-04-2010, 10:01 PM
I use all apart from 2 on there. But like leopard the most.

ubergeek85
15-04-2010, 10:09 PM
98SE meh, I have a copy of Windows 95B :D

Ooh, exotic. I've got a copy of DOS 6 somewhere, and 3.1, but they're fairly common :lol:

pcuser42
15-04-2010, 10:14 PM
On the disc it says "Windows 95 with USB support" :lol:

nedkelly
15-04-2010, 10:22 PM
I got a 95A disk (or is it B?)

somebody
15-04-2010, 10:23 PM
In the course of any normal day, I use about 4-5 different OSes - some days it'll be more than that. I could never pick a "favourite" as they are each good for different things.

Speedy Gonzales
15-04-2010, 10:27 PM
I've got DOS, 3.11 and 95 on floppy. 98/ SE, 2000, XP, on CD. And Vista as an ISO

nedkelly
15-04-2010, 10:28 PM
hmm might even be Pre-A, But also have a B as well

Sweep
15-04-2010, 10:33 PM
I dual boot Win 7 64 and Debian Linux. Only use Linux for programming and the odd free game.

kenj
15-04-2010, 10:34 PM
Windows 7 for me all the way...

Ken

nedkelly
15-04-2010, 10:35 PM
oh and got my quad boot as well

Brooko
15-04-2010, 10:39 PM
Why is it that your two linux choices are both Ubuntu based?

Personally I find both Ubuntu and Kubuntu 'unsuitable' for my uses. I use a different Debian based Linux (MEPIS).

How about just a simple "Linux" option in the poll. Then I can participate with a vote ;)

catspyjamas
16-04-2010, 01:03 AM
I voted for Vista. One of only two people so far, haha. I have have Vista HP and I like it. It just works. I've heard that people (esp IT/technical people) hate it, but I've had no problems with it at all. I'm not tech savvy though, just a regular user who only knows the basics.

My first computer had XP and that machine was an absolute disaster area, but I think that was more to do with it being an ex-trademe computer with terrible specs, than the actual OS. We use XP at work. We are quite limited in what we can and can't do with the work machines, so can't really measure it well.

I haven't tried Win 7 yet.

gary67
16-04-2010, 07:56 AM
I wanted to vote for Win 7 and Linux mint but no multiple voting option

pcuser42
16-04-2010, 09:19 AM
I voted for Vista. One of only two people so far, haha. I have have Vista HP and I like it. It just works. I've heard that people (esp IT/technical people) hate it, but I've had no problems with it at all. I'm not tech savvy though, just a regular user who only knows the basics.


I was the other one :)

And yes it does work, and I'm computer literate.

R2x1
16-04-2010, 10:37 AM
PCLinuxOS 2009 (sometimes), PCLinuxOS 2010.2 (Mostly), Win7 (rarely), XP (several times a week.)

Gobe1
16-04-2010, 10:55 AM
Vista for me, preferably 64 bit so i can use all my 4gb
I have tried windows 7 for the last few months and apart from less nagging than vista, i am so far unimpressed mainly due to having more problems with compatibility and software (which will be fixed over time im sure. Vista was probably worse when it came out but i never migrated to that until just before SP1 came out)
For linux, redhat clones are my preference Centos or Fedora