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Multiple OS users
« on: October 28, 2011, 06:06:54 AM »
How many of us Amiga.org users currently have more than one OS that we use on a regular basis?

I'll start by listing all the OSes I use at least once a week.

AmigaOS1.3 to 3.9
MorphOS2.7 & 3.0 beta
MacOSX 10.5.8
Windows Vista Ultimate

and occasionally,

Linux Ubuntu 10.10 PPC
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Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 06:09:43 AM »
Well... I use AmigaOS 4.1.3, MorphOS 2.7 and Linux Debian Squeeze on my Peg II...Windows 7 Ultimate on the PC and MacOS 10.x under Linux/MOL on the Peggy... latter just for curiosity, dont use it much really...
er... I also use OS 3.1 and 3.9!!!!
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Offline itix

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 06:55:47 AM »
MorphOS 2/3 and Windows XP here. I am also using AmigaOS 1.3 to play games occasionally but my AmigaOS machine has been sitting unused couple of months now.
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook

Offline fishy_fiz

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 07:10:39 AM »
My main used computer is my Amithlon/OS3.9 machine. I love OS3.x, the d.i.y. nature of it and the tens o thousands of apps, commodities, etc. available to customise your system and know it inside out. For all thier advantages none of the NG options come close in volume and/or quality(minus a few exceptions) of software. Coupled with more raw grunt (besides aros) than any of the NG options and Im a happy man.

My A1200 is probably neyxt in line. For similar reasons to why Im so fond of my amithlon box, but the other side of the coin. Seeing what results can be obtained from such (comparitively) limited resources is a lot of fun. Not to mention years and years of commercially developed software that runs better than on any emullator (when custom chipsets are involved) and the 68k Amigas have lost little of thier charm.

Next inline is AROS. Put simply no NG system can compete when it comes to things like 3d gaming, watching videos, etc. If it needs raw grunt AROS is my choice.

Next in line is MOS. The most polished of the Amiga based systems, and quite impressive in it's own right, but for me these things actually contribute to why (besides os4) I have the least interest in it for amiga based systems. A ready to go system loses some of its charm for me. Give me a tiny base to work from that I can build my own system around instead anyday, and despite being quite efficient for the hardware its running on (for me a 1.42ghz mac mini) it simply cant compete with my AROS box (core2duo@4.1ghz/gf 9600gt) for gaming or video. This is all for my tastes/needs, Im not disputing that MOS is a nice system, so those inclined please refrain from the usual typical outrage.

And last but not least I have a Windows box/multimedia system in the lounge, connected to my t.v that controls my entertainment system. Core i7-2600k + gf570gtx. No system comes close to Windows for gaming and media centric stuff, so to use it as a host to my media centre was a no brainer. I also use this machine to browse via a virtual machine with windows installed (I'll be damned if Im letting the main install get corrupted by going online with it).
Near as I can tell this is where I write something under the guise of being innocuous, but really its a pot shot at another persons/peoples choice of Amiga based systems. Unfortunately only I cant see how transparent and petty it makes me look.

Offline commodorejohn

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 07:20:13 AM »
I've been using Windows XP for daily-use computing since 2004, and 95-Me before that. However, as Windows increasingly goes in directions I'm not interested in (I didn't like the changes from XP to Vista, 7 didn't address them, and 8 looks like everything I despise in modern computing conveniently packaged into one bundle of ultra-hateability,) I've decided that I'm not going to be using it anymore. (Though I will be maintaining an XP box for my music endeavours, I think.)

Which means that this time when I say I'm getting into Linux I really, really mean it. I've currently got Debian running on my Power Mac G5, and I'm going to be using it as the main OS on my new PowerBook G4, which will replace my Asus Eee as my main machine once I've got all my documents migrated.

I don't care for OSX all that much, but I do have it on my Power Mac G4, and it will be on the PowerBook as well, for running Classic applications and Photoshop.

And of course I'm running Workbench (3.9 currently, though I'm looking at downgrading to 3.1 with ClassicWB) on my A3000 ;)
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Offline Jiffy

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 08:07:19 AM »
I also use Mac OS Classic, Solaris and Risc OS on several machines, apart from several Windows and Linux flavors... And OS 3.1 and 3.9!
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Offline dougal

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 08:25:03 AM »
At home: OS X [iMac Core2Duo] / [MacBook Air]
At work : Windows XP

Also @ Home: Workbench 3.1 [A1200HD '030@42Mhz 4/8mb]
                    MorphOS 2.7 [PowerMac G4 1Ghz]
A1200HD- Blizzard 1230IV / 64Mb / Kick 3.1 / OS 3.9 / 20GB HD
A4000 040 @33Mhz -Kick 3.1 / 16MB
A2000 Rev4.4 - \'030 @25Mhz / 8MB / Kick 3.1 / ClassicWB
CD32 -     Stock (W/ 2 CD32 Controllers]
A500 Plus - 68000 / 2MB Chip / 2Mb Fast / 2.04/1.3 / A590 / A570
A600HD - 2MB Chip / 8MB Fast / 2GB CF HD / Kick 3.1

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Offline TCMSLP

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2011, 09:17:14 AM »
Linux (desktop), Linux (media centre), Linux (Netbook), OS3.1 (A1200).

I do use Windows in work - but I didn't include this.

I'd love to list AROS too but I haven't yet found it stable enough for daily use.
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Offline strim

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 09:38:11 AM »
But I use UNIX too. Why is using UNIX in the same option as "none of the above" ? :(

Offline Ancalimon

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 09:39:02 AM »
I use Windows7 and AmigaOS 3.9

I have a machine capable of running AmigaOS4 but this A4000T is not capable of running itself at the moment. (still I bought AmigaOS4 which I could never install. It'll probably never enter a CDROM drive since OS4.1 is out :) )
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Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 01:15:14 PM »
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Symbian

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Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2011, 01:17:57 PM »
Quote from: odin;665515
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Symbian
iOS is just OSX really ;)
Android is Unix...
Symbian... Is... Err... Does any one still use Symbian? :lol:

Offline Matt_H

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2011, 02:23:48 PM »
Amiga OS3.x, 4.x, and MorphOS are my main hobbies. OSX for other stuff at home, and XP at work (thank goodness for DOpus - cuts down my anger and swearing at Windows by at least 90%).

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Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 02:24:07 PM »
XP, 7 & Vista at home
3.9 and 3.1 AOS

Have Ubuntu 10 on a laptop in a cupboard somewhere.

Offline Cammy

Re: Multiple OS users
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2011, 04:08:02 PM »
I use so many different OSs that it's easier just to list the ones I don't use:

A1200 030@28Mhz/2MB+32MB/RTC/KS3.1/IDE-CF+4GB/4-Way Clockport Expander/IndivisionAGA/PCMCIA NIC
A1200 020@14Mhz/2MB+8MB/FPU/RTC/KS3.0/IDE-CF+2GB/S-Video
CD32 020@14Mhz/2MB+8MB/RTC/KS3.1/IDE-CF+4GB
A600 030@30Mhz/2MB+64MB/RTC/IDE-CF+4GB/Subway USB/S-Video/PCMCIA NIC/USB Numeric Keypad+Hub+Mouse+Control Pad
A500 000@7Mhz/512kB+512kB/ROM Switcher/KS3.1+1.3/S-Video

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