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View Poll Results: What OS is you favorite?
Windows XP 12 60.00%
Windows Vista 6 30.00%
Windows 95, 98, ME, or 2000 0 0%
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard) 4 20.00%
Mac OS X PB-10.3 1 5.00%
Mac OS 9 or Earlier 0 0%
Linux (Ubuntu, Knopptix, Linux XP, ect..) 4 20.00%
BSD 0 0%
Other (post in reply) 1 5.00%
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:57 AM
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Default What Operating System(s) do you Use?

Just for fun :]
just answer in the poll and leave a message about what you think of it(them)
as for me:

Ubuntu- It's OK, but no savior to the ancient computer I use it on.
Windows XP- Fine, way faster that Ubuntu, and virus free thanks to me (not Microsoft, of couse)
and OS X 10.5 Leopard- AMAZING is the only word that captures it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:02 AM
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I use Windows XP - it came on my laptop, and it's what was used on my university's computers before I got my own. A solid, familiar, and reasonably accessible system. More user-friendly than Windows 98, and - according to some - less convoluted than Vista.

Once money allows and practicality demands, I'll probably upgrade to a newer system, which'll likely have Vista.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:11 AM
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I have Vista, as it came with the laptop. I'm not a fan of it, and speaking to others who also use it, seems the problems are the same for them. I find it ironic how it constantly freezes when I'm using MSN based sites and it's Vista I'm using!

I want to try Macbook next time, but I don't know anyone who actually uses Apple for their home PC or laptop. Seems the cost of them makes most stick to Microsoft.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:18 AM
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Mac Leopard...
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:16 AM
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i dont understant why people always complain about vista,it certainly has flaws but its way better than xp,wait for the next sp and everything will be ok
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I'm holding on to my XP-containing laptop. I wouldn't upgrade an OS on a machine that wasn't originally designed to run it. Everyone who has one is trying to convert me to Mac, which I haven't used since 1996. We'll see.
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Hey vuedoc how are ya my friend,long time
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My dad uses Linux-and-permutations-thereof and so I am thus obliged to use it as well!
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I have Vista and it works great. I have never had it freeze up or crash. I bought a refurb gateway from tigerdirect and it came with a Vista install disc. I reinstalled Vista to get rid of all the gateway junk. I also installed a cheap graphics card (nVidia GeForce 8500 GT 512 w/fan) and I am super happy with the way everything runs.
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Hmmmm, at the moment I'm using XP, Leopard, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and occasionally Windows 3.1.
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