[solved] Os

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What OS do you use the most?

  • Windows 2000/XP

    Votes: 32 44.4%
  • Windows 95/98/ME

    Votes: 19 26.4%
  • Linux

    Votes: 12 16.7%
  • Other UNIX

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • MacOS X

    Votes: 8 11.1%
  • Older MacOS

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    72

damgo

Which OS do you use the most?
 
I've started using Windows 2003 Enterprise Server on the company workstation since we got it in. I have to say, it seems quite a bit more secure by default than W2K Server did, although on the flip side, it fails to make use of my sound card.

I also have problems installing a few apps that would normally load on W2K/XP.

Anyone else here used 2K3 or seen this issues?
 

BoulderHead

In order of use;

1) winXP
2) win95
3) win311 (wfw)
 
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I haven't had any problems with 2k3, but I've been only installing utilities so far.
 
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The worst is ME, It broke after 10 hours for god sake
 
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Linux

Hi all,
Well, if you want security, then it is linux that you should use.
If you want stability, then try linux,
and if you want everything, Again, it is linux.

hhegab
 
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I had Windows Me before upgrading to XP. It was probably the WORST OS I have ever had the misfortune to use. It would crash ATLEAST five times a day, usually once after another.

Windows XP on the other hand is very realiable. I have had almost no problems with it,other than the initial driver conflict here and there.
 
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Likewise Pauly, Ive had XP for over a year and its never crashed.
 
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I don't like the choices. Not the OSes themselves, but the grouping together. For example I abhore XP, but I think 2000 is very good. I hate ME and 95 is far too limited, but 98(SE) is still a very useful and fairly reliable OS. So you won't see my vote in the totals until I can choose one OS.

The one I use the most at present is win 2000, with 98SE a close second.
 
Why the opposition to XP? Do you just not like the whole "candy coated" design, or have you noticed other problems with it?

BTW, I installed Red Hat 8 on my Dell at home, and 3 days into running it my browser (Netscape, bundled with OS) would close itself immediately after I opened it. Maybe I don't know what I'm doing, but ever since W2K, Msoft has never given me such issues. ;)
 
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I just started work at a new web design company and I have to work exclusively on OSX
 

damgo

OSX looks really pretty, but even on my friends' new laptop it still sorta crawls. I hate excess chrome.

J-Man -- I grouped them by kernel category; 95,98,ME are basically the same OS with different user interfaces etc. Same with 2000 and XP, which are built on a different codebase.
 

LogicalAtheist

Anyone heard about the newer windows stuff?

I remember hearing some codename/working name, but whats the scoop?

Any sites to check out?

I want something reovlutionary dammitt, all windows look the same!

no bottom bar, no start button no ICONS!!

make something COOL
 
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Originally posted by LogicalAtheist
Anyone heard about the newer windows stuff?

I remember hearing some codename/working name, but whats the scoop?

Any sites to check out?

I want something reovlutionary dammitt, all windows look the same!

no bottom bar, no start button no ICONS!!

make something COOL
Oh yeah, and ruin all of the conditioning they've done over the years..

The default Microsoft UI will probably always maintain similarities with previous versions of Windows. I'm sure a fair amount of Windows users would prefer more options for the interface without having to add third-party, RAM intensive software, though. Maybe they'll change that in future versions. I hear they'll be adding tabs to IE in the future also. For those who have not browsed with the assistance of tabs, you are truly missing out.

As for my OS, proud Debian GNU/Linux user here.
 

russ_watters

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Originally posted by damgo
J-Man -- I grouped them by kernel category; 95,98,ME are basically the same OS with different user interfaces etc. Same with 2000 and XP, which are built on a different codebase.
Thats worth expanding on - most people don't know it.

There was actually MORE of a difference between Win95 and Win95 OSR2 than between Win98 and WinME. You can even look at the actual version numbers by typing "ver" at a command prompt or looking at "system" in control panel.

A lot of companies do this sort of thing. Its just marketing and not a big deal as long as you know what you are looking at. For example, a Pentium Pro, Pentium 2, and Pentium 3 all use the same core. And it doesn't just apply to computers.
 
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I use linux most of the time and switch over to windows (XP) for gaming. winex is annoying to configure .
-HBar
 
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Are Linux and windows simlar becasue i want to use linux but have been weened at the teet of Windows. Alough ever since i builkd my new comp withe xp prof it seemed to be ok...but still fatel errors ever so often...then agian i am running stuff that falls under the category of old
 
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winme -> lots of crashes...but the tvtunner works perfectly...:)
not the same for winxp...
 
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I use W95 as my computer is old!
 
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Are Linux and windows similar
Windows and Linux are very different. You can try to make Linux feel like windows by using window managers such as GNOME or KDE, but they are slow and bulky. Linux requires you do memorize a lot of commands because of its lack of pretty GUI stuff. For example, when you want to install a program no longer can you just double click the icon and click the next button, you have to compile then install (it's actually pretty easy, but is a lot harder than the setup wizards when you run into a compile problem... ugh). You do get something good in exchange though. Linux is much more flexible than windows. You can edit out pieces of kernel you don't need (improves performance), use different GUIs, etc.
 
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Linux requires you do memorize a lot of commands because of its lack of pretty GUI
Linux has great looking GUI. I have some screen shots of SuSE which looks exactly like what a Windows PC would look like: http://awoot.com/misc/slod1.png

Very pretty.


Mandrake has some nice screen shots too.

I use Mac OS X.2. I believe it is a really nice OS.
 
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Linux has great looking GUI.
Whoops! I suppose i didn't phrase my last post very well. What i meant is there are very few configuration tools that have a GUI. You're completely right though, it can have a windows manager. Actually, just for the record, linux doesn't have a gui just by itself. The windows manager is completly separate from the kernel, unlike windows. Linux will function just fine without a windows manager, it will just be a command line.

The KDE windows manager (the one in the screenshot) does look nice but it is very slow and bulky. It's nice if you're a beginner or just want to try out linux, but i would recomend the windows manager fluxbox. It's a light weight windows manager based on blackbox that is much faster. It looks pretty cool too: http://fluxbox.org/zoom.php?shots-dev/aleczapka_fluxbox2.jpg [Broken]
-HBar

EDIT: added the first paragraph
 
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1.Looking at the votes, I wonder how Apple survives
2. You guys are licenced windows users, aren't you? All my friends use windows, most of them XP, but none has a licence. Do I need to say that they call me to find out how to solve their problems. It's natural to have windows. One lady at my internet provider asked me the other day when I went there to pick up my cable modem what kind of windows I have. When I told her I have no kind of windows she didn't know what to do. She turned around and asked another guy. She didn't know how I could connect to the internet without windows.... I have found the door, honey!!!
3. RedHat 8 and beyond isn't linux, it's windows...
4. I haven't yet seen win2k. My experience with win 9x has been long and painfull (loss of data, loss of partition tables, loss of time) enough. I've only seen XP a couple of times when some of my friends called me over to try to solve strange problems like installed modems that wouldn't work. I didn't know there was such a thing as Win 2k3...
5. I just had to pull the power cable from my cdrom to reset it. It has some problems with the lens and when it can't read the buffer stops to operate and it doesn't answer to system calls
6. HBar, I don't find my KDE 3 to be sensible slower than the win98 interface. If you have a precompiled version (especially a RedHat one) it is most probably compiled for i386 and on your new computer it might seem slower than win interfaces that make use of newer stuff. Try compiling it yourself (I've heared it can be twice as fast).
7. RedHat 7.2 for me (until I'll get a bigger hard drive to try other linux distributions)
 
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Sonty, when i said Gnome and KDE were slow i was refering to Gnome and KDE Vs. Fluxbox (or other lightweight windows managers).
3. RedHat 8 and beyond isn't linux, it's windows...
I've heard things similar to this. People think RedHat is too user-friendly. My opinion is i don't think making things easier for yourself is something to be ashamed of. RedHat is a nice way to transition from windows to linux. Oh well, i use slackware anyhow...
-HBar
 

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