View Poll Results: What is your main operating system

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  • GNU/Linux

    16 28.57%
  • Windows

    37 66.07%
  • Dos/FreeDos

    0 0%
  • BSD

    0 0%
  • Solaris

    0 0%
  • Other UNIX

    1 1.79%
  • Other

    2 3.57%
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    I switched to Ubuntu almost a year ago. I've had a lot of bumps in the road, but it's great overall. Recently, I bought Win 7 Pro, and I now have my machine set to dual boot. However, I almost never use Win 7. Ubuntu is faster and, overall, easier to use.
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    Seems to me Win 7 is much much better than Vista. Actually it's really nice. But I'm not using it heavily because I don't like that fancy view.

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    I agree with Eranga. It's what Vista should have been in the first place. That fancy view (Aero) takes up a gig of memory by itself. And I still need all sorts of security software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve11235 View Post
    And I still need all sorts of security software.
    Actually that's one reason for me, not to use Vista for along term. Actually I buy my laptop with vista few years ago, within few days I've lots of problems in may ways, virus, firewall and so on.. :mad:

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    Mandriva for a year 1/2 now. I gave up on windows about 4 years ago. I am not that much into gaming. I started with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, That was their best distro everything else after that has been IMO just a shadow of 6.05. It is nice to see that major companies are creating their software to be compatible with Linux.
    It's sad though that some people consider Linux to be Ubuntu and when Ubuntu screws up, Then all Linux suck in their eyes.

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    I switched from Windows XP to Linux 6 years ago. I started with Mandriva, SUSE and many others and got stuck on Ubuntu until I recently switched to Crunchbang and then back to Lubuntu. Windows is no option for me anymore as I am not a gamer and there is no other reason for me to use Windows on my main machine anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Seems to me Win 7 is much much better than Vista. Actually it's really nice. But I'm not using it heavily because I don't like that fancy view.
    But that fancy view is soo pretty. I sit down to work, focused, determined to get it done before lunch. Switch on my PC...and...those beautiful windows, I can..almost see through them it's...magical :)

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    Arch Linux, what else!

    (But you mere mortals can use Scientific Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora or Ubuntu [but only if you actually can pronounce it!].)
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    Is there any reason why Mac OS X is not included?
    I think most Mac users will select Other, even if Other UNIX is the correct one.
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    Windows 7 on home desktop, WinXP on the laptop and office computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylBurke View Post
    Windows 7 on home desktop, WinXP on the laptop and office computer.

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    May I ask why you are using a different OS for your laptop than for your desktop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctiner View Post
    But that fancy view is soo pretty. I sit down to work, focused, determined to get it done before lunch. Switch on my PC...and...those beautiful windows, I can..almost see through them it's...magical :)
    Yes it is. Win7 have a fancy look with the UI. But for me it's easy to work with than XP. New Taskbar, New Shortcuts and the Jump List are the key stuff I felt with in terms of UI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernate View Post
    Is there any reason why Mac OS X is not included?
    I think most Mac users will select Other, even if Other UNIX is the correct one.
    You want to see that option in the list?

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