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What OS do you use? And Hi.

What OS do you use?

Poll closed Dec 23, 2009.
  1. Windows XP/Vista/7

    58.3%
  2. Linux/UNIX based

    41.7%
  3. Mac OSX

    20.8%
  4. Other

    4.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Sep 14, 2009 #1
    Well, I couldn't find an "Introduce Yourself" thread anywhere and I've made two posts on here out of the blue now so I figure some sort of introduction is in order. Hello, nice forum you have going on here.

    So which OS (Operating system) do you use? I'm currently using Windows XP and plan on installing some sort of KDE based Linux distro soon. :)
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2009 #2

    turbo

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    XP. It is stable and it works well on my old(er) Dell Dimension 8400. I can't afford to stay on the bleeding edge with hardware, and my astronomical research is throttled by my ADSL connection and the speed of the servers maintained by NASA, Universities, and foreign entities, anyway. Hitching a faster PC to this 1.5M connection won't make things run any faster.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2009 #3

    drizzle

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    Vista, and I hate it, I think XP is much better. anyhow welcome to PF amalgamx :smile:
     
  5. Sep 14, 2009 #4
    Using linux and xp on a desktop PC. I'm currently exploring the unix based pc-bsd Galileo edition. For some reason it's less known, but it has great potential to compete with ubuntu.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2009 #5
    Currently running Vista Ultimate SP2 x32 on my desktop and Windows 7 Ultimate RC x64/Ubuntu x64 on my laptop. Of the three OSs, I find myself using Windows 7 RC the most; it is faster than Vista at basic tasks, has more useful system tools, and supports more of my favourite software and hardware natively and effortlessly compared to Ubuntu.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2009 #6
    Let me speed this up for you. Last month. :smile:

    1.
    Windows
    1,733,683 84.82%
    2.
    Macintosh
    205,020 10.03%
    3.
    Linux
    76,509 3.74%
    4.
    iPhone
    11,989 0.59%
    5.
    (not set)
    5,697 0.28%
    6.
    iPod
    4,889 0.24%
    7.
    Android
    1,211 0.06%
    8.
    SymbianOS
    911 0.04%
    9.
    BlackBerry
    894 0.04%
    10.
    Danger Hiptop
    680 0.03%
     
  8. Sep 14, 2009 #7

    jtbell

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    Are those stats from the PF server logs? If so, how do you access PF on an iPod?
     
  9. Sep 14, 2009 #8
    With Ipod touch, which is basically an ipod that looks the same as iphone, but doesn't have the phone part.

    Interesting stats, looks like mac, and linux still has long way to go.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2009 #9

    jtbell

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    Aha, I just looked in my own server log and found browser identification strings like this one:

    iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_1 like Mac OS X; en-us
     
  11. Sep 15, 2009 #10

    Hootenanny

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    Currently dual booting my laptop with Vista Home Premium and Ubuntu. Desktop computer (which is 6+ years old) is currently running Fedora 11.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2009 #11
    What is interesting is that FF and IE are near tied. Safari and Chrome are a distant third and fourth.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2009 #12
    I was going to ask you that next. Firefox is having a nice run, indeed. I'm sure all the linux users have FF, so that's 10%. That means that 30% of windows users have FF installed, which is right in the ballpark.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2009 #13

    turbo

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    I use FF instead of IE, but I got into the habit of running Chrome when I found out that I didn't get kicked out of PF's FlashChat using that browser. Chrome is pretty trim, with modest overhead.
     
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