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Offline kedawa

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2011, 10:14:00 PM »
I use Vista Home Basic, which came preinstalled on my cheapo PC.  At first I only kept it out of laziness and the need to run a few Windows exclusive programs, but ever since SP1, it's worked very well for me.

I'd love to be using AROS, Haiku, or even Syllable, but they all have a long way to go before they can replace Windows for my daily computing tasks.  AROS doesn't even support my keyboard and mouse yet.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2011, 10:54:46 PM »
Quote from: Franko;641214
Wow... its odd how in the other poll AROS was the  favourite and yet in this one no-one uses it (I thought there were  versions of AROS in use just now for different platforms) !!!

Yeah Franko, that's why I get accused of bias all the time. I like AROS, but I use MorphOS. Right now, MOS just works better.

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I use Vista Home Basic, which came preinstalled on my cheapo PC.  At first I only kept it out of laziness and the need to run a few Windows exclusive programs, but ever since SP1, it's worked very well for me.

I'd love to be using AROS, Haiku, or even Syllable, but they all have a long way to go before they can replace Windows for my daily computing tasks.  AROS doesn't even support my keyboard and mouse yet.

I've got a copy of Vista running on one machine too. After using it awhile I've come to prefer it to WinXP. I could have moved to Win7, but frankly I don't think there's enough difference to justify it.
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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2011, 11:57:44 PM »
Ubuntu for me. But i use mac osx and windows xp at the uni sometimes. I will never go back to windows now on my main pc because it's a flawed product. All those viruses...

I use Ubuntu 10.10 but not going to update to 11 because of crap unity. If i did update my Linux i will probably move over to Kubuntu because I've heard it's better.
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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2011, 12:03:32 AM »
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I use Ubuntu 10.10 but not going to update to 11 because of crap unity. If i did update my Linux i will probably move over to Kubuntu because I've heard it's better.


Why don't you switch over to Linux Mint instead? You can think of it like an enhanced Ubuntu. Means you can keep running GNOME as your DE too.
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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2011, 12:04:50 AM »
Ubuntu, Installed it on my x86 box about a week ago and already has an Amiga theme ;) also has great driver support :D
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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2011, 12:20:38 AM »
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Ubuntu for me. But i use mac osx and windows xp at the uni sometimes. I will never go back to windows now on my main pc because it's a flawed product. All those viruses...

It's definitely a flawed product, but so is just about every other OS.  I don't like the way it presents the user with a desktop long before it's actually usable, or the way it allocates huge amounts of storage to things like the recycle bin or internet cache by default, or about a thousand other boneheaded design choices MS has made, but I'm convinced viruses are mostly a matter of user error.
I've been using windows for over a decade with constant internet connections and no AV software, and not once have I had a problem with a virus.  It's not like I have my system locked down, or avoid sketchy websites, either.  I've had to re-install plenty of systems which did have viruses and malware, and in almost every case, the source of the virus was either the user falling for some lame trick prompt on a website, or careless downloading from P2P networks.
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2011, 12:36:59 AM »
Eh...being a smart user will definitely go a long ways towards keeping your computer safe, but Windows has had its share of real problems (moreso in the 95 family than in XP,) and some of the security holes in bundled Microsoft applications *cough*Outlook Express*cough* have been just stunning in their stupidity (allow automatic execution of power-user scripting in emails from any old source on the entire Internet? Sure, why not?)
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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2011, 12:49:57 AM »
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Wow... its odd how in the other poll AROS was the favourite and yet in this one no-one uses it (I thought there were versions of AROS in use just now for different platforms) !!!

As a primary computer, I'd be surprised.
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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2011, 01:29:55 AM »
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It's definitely a flawed product, but so is just about every other OS.  I don't like the way it presents the user with a desktop long before it's actually usable, or the way it allocates huge amounts of storage to things like the recycle bin or internet cache by default, or about a thousand other boneheaded design choices MS has made, but I'm convinced viruses are mostly a matter of user error.
I've been using windows for over a decade with constant internet connections and no AV software, and not once have I had a problem with a virus.  It's not like I have my system locked down, or avoid sketchy websites, either.  I've had to re-install plenty of systems which did have viruses and malware, and in almost every case, the source of the virus was either the user falling for some lame trick prompt on a website, or careless downloading from P2P networks.
An experienced user should never have an issue.

I agree that people who get viruses probably get what they deserve. One of my friends bought a new netbook and the very first thing he did with it (i watched him do this) was type hardcore porn into google. Literally within 20 minutes the netbook was so fried by a virus it wouldn't even boot up. He took it back into the shop within 30 minutes of using it complaining about it. Really stupid i reckon...  :hammer:

For me my problem with windows and it's viruses isn't really a usability issue but more a stance on principle. How many millions of viruses are available for windows? How many are there for Linux or mac osx? Just thinking about this comparison makes me wince. Why would i want to use something like that? :confused:
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Offline smerf

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2011, 01:40:43 AM »
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As the topic says, what is your everyday operating system / platform ?


My everyday OS is Ubuntu 11.XX. This is the one I do my main work with.

Windows 7 for most modern day games, and WinUAE
Windows XP to play the older games plus newer games and WinUAE.
OS 3.9 on my Amiga 4000 (only reason not used as my main computer is she is my favorite computer, couldn't stand to lose her).


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Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2011, 01:47:04 AM »
Quote from: Franko;641214
Wow... its odd how in the other poll AROS was the favourite and yet in this one no-one uses it (I thought there were versions of AROS in use just now for different platforms) !!!


Hi,

@Franko,

AROS was voted as the favorite for maybe taking over for the Amiga OS platform. This doesn't mean that it is ready for everyday use as of yet.  It is just that we see it as the best option as of last week.

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Offline Drummerboy

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2011, 02:19:55 AM »
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FAIL.
Error: Poll does not allow multiselect.
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I agree! and not Pancakes option! :laughing:

Anyway, i use AOS 3.X, 2.X, MSWindozzee 98 and XP, Linux Kanoppix..
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Offline persia

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2011, 02:50:08 AM »
OS X with 12 cores of iNtel goodness...
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Offline LaserBack

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2011, 03:11:34 AM »
my vote for Windows XP
it is the system I use since 2002 ideal for internet retrogames emulators,new games old games and everything works there
it's today the most compatible OS which you have drivers for anything
also installed vista mixer and an unoficial patch to use DIrectX10

sincerely I do not use Win 7 because I found retro-compatibiliy problems with certain games and software
for example my TV card not works fine on Win 7....my prefered joystick is game port and there are not gameport on winvista or win 7
 

Offline robo-ant

Re: What is your everyday OS/Platform ?
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2011, 03:55:29 AM »
At home where I have a choice, it's AmigaOS4, so that's how I voted.

At work, it's Windows 2000, which is not on the list, and which I don't use daily (as I usually only work 5 days a week).