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mclld
Apr 25, 2013, 06:31 PM
I am Android only on the phone, could never use an iphone as my phone but I do like IOS and Windows Phone as well. I also like Macs and Windows machines. What about you? What all devices do you have?



maxosx
Apr 25, 2013, 06:47 PM
I've always enjoyed the experiences provided by the different desktop & mobile operating systems. Never having a need to declare one "the winner" since I don't get emotionally attached, it's educational, fun and never boring. To the best of my knowledge I've used nearly every OS available for many years.

My personal favs are OS X , Linux, & Win 7 on the desktop. Mobile favs are Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Open Moko (now defunct) Sybian on the E60/61 Nokias of years ago. Android & iOS being the dominate systems of the present day, does reduce the variety we once had.

Day to day my work involves Windows & Macs, Android & iOS, so it's pretty straightforward at this point.

3bs
Apr 25, 2013, 06:49 PM
I currently own a Nexus 4 and an iPhone 5. I also had an HTC 8X a while back but sold it cause I needed the cash and I wasn't using it as often as the others.

I've jailbroken the iPhone and rooted the Nexus. I just like messing around with phones for some reason.

mclld
Apr 25, 2013, 06:51 PM
since I don't get emotionally attached

Yeah I don't get people who get like that, seems very odd to me. Or don't get the people who get mad if someone doesn't like or says something bad about something they like, very strange

Explicitic
Apr 25, 2013, 06:52 PM
For me, I use multiple operating systems daily on my computers and phones/tablets. Most of the time I carry two phones with me (usually some Android device and an iPhone).

I built three computers to run three separate operating systems. My main rig is my PC/Windows rig. I also run a Hackintosh rig and a *lower-end* rig for Ubuntu.

For phones, I have a box of "dumb" phones still lying around somewhere. Then there's the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, GS2/3, Note 1/2, Inspire, Droid DNA, Razr Maxx, One X, iPhone 4/4S/5 and a Z10. Yes, I do need to sell off a bunch of these...but I would much rather keep them. Most of the time, I'm carrying my DNA or Note 2 along with the iP5 but from time to time, I also like to use the Z10.

For tablets, I mainly use an iPad 4 but I also have a TF700, Nexus 7 and 10 lying around.

onthecouchagain
Apr 25, 2013, 06:53 PM
Does iPad count?

SMDBill
Apr 25, 2013, 06:58 PM
I run various Linux distributions, OSX, iOS and Chrome OS. My daily driver is a Chromebook that was $199 (Acer Chromebook C7) for most things and when I need to work a spreadsheet or Word doc of any size I grab a Macbook Pro.

Chrome OS....meh. Not impressed but I bought it so I will use it until it's not reasonable to use it. It works, just not brilliantly in any way. OS X is my favorite OS due to stability and speed (plus Macs are just great machines), but I can tinker more within Linux distros to change appearance, desktop environment, etc.

johnjefferson
Apr 25, 2013, 07:03 PM
I am Android only on the phone, could never use an iphone as my phone but I do like IOS and Windows Phone as well. I also like Macs and Windows machines. What about you? What all devices do you have?

I used to have Android phones with my Macs and iPad, grew tired of it. Having to download apps on to different devices became tiresome and costly. Words with friends is just one example. I just bought the play pack for $15 on my iPhone and can also use it on my iPad. If I still had an Android phone, I would have had to pay twice and I dont even think I could be playing on an iPad and continue my games on an Android phone.

Then we have iTunes. I just bought Jack Reacher today on my Apple TV and downloaded it to my iPad and iPhone for free. Again, if I wanted it on my Android phone or Android tablet, another $15. I could go on and on why mixing platforms becomes tiresome and costly. I dont do it anymore.

MacRumorUser
Apr 25, 2013, 07:08 PM
Phone wise the last couple of years I've had

WebOS (HP Pre 3)
Meego (N9)
Windows phone 7.5 mango (Lumia 800)
Windows phone 8 (HTC 8X)
Android (ICS & JB) HTC One X, HTC One
IOS (every iPhone since launch)
Blackberry OS 7 (Torch 9860 / Bold 9900)
Briefly 48 hours messed with BB OS 10 (z10)


Others include Samsung GS2, Galaxy Nexus, HTC Sensation etc..

So yeah I'm comfortable with most OS's and don't have any particular allegiance.

3bs
Apr 25, 2013, 07:12 PM
Phone wise the last couple of years I've had

WebOS (HP Pre 3)
Meego (N9)
Windows phone 7.5 mango (Lumia 800)
Windows phone 8 (HTC 8X)
Android (ICS & JB) HTC One X, HTC One
IOS (every iPhone since launch)
Blackberry OS 7 (Torch 9860 / Bold 9900)
Briefly 48 hours messed with BB OS 10 (z10)


Others include Samsung GS2, Galaxy Nexus, HTC Sensation etc..

So yeah I'm comfortable with most OS's and don't have any particular allegiance.

And I thought I go through a lot of phones :p

MacRumorUser
Apr 25, 2013, 07:17 PM
And I thought I go through a lot of phones :p

Only got my HTC one 3 weeks ago and already I'm considering picking up the s4 tomorrow :D I need counselling...

Stuntman06
Apr 25, 2013, 07:24 PM
I started with the Nokia N97 running Symbian. I must say it is the worse smartphone ever. Sluggish and buggy. However, hardware-wise, it has some really kick ass features. It has one of the best physical keyboards I have ever used. I might be biased since it is my first keyboard phone I used. The screen was easy to see in the sun. The coolest feature is the FM transmitter. I still use it to play music over my stereo at home. No need to buy BT speakers or other such accessories. I only use it as a music player now.

I use a BlackBerry Tour for work. As a communication device, it is pretty good. I don't really do much more with it. Hate the keyboard as the keys are too close together.

My primary phone now is a Galaxy S3. I had an HTC Desire Z before the battery died. I could get a hardware upgrade at the time, so I went for the SGS3. I pretty much prefer Android over anything else right now.

I've had limited experience with iOS as my wife has an iPhone. My experience with it is rather frustrating when setting the phone up with my wife. When things on an Android device takes me several minutes and the same things take me hours, I think something is just wrong. Why is it so difficult to move contacts from another phone to an iPhone? Why is it so difficult to move a ring tone from another phone to an iPhone? These tasks were extremely simple on her old Galaxy Q.

ChazUK
Apr 25, 2013, 07:30 PM
Currently using an iPhone 4, Lumia 620 and my Nexus 4.

Used many other devices over the years:
iPhone 3G, HTC hero, nexus one, nexus s, galaxy s, galaxy s2, galaxy s3 , Samsung omnia 7, HTC Titan, iPhone 3GS, galaxy nexus, ZTE Blade, Nokia 5800, hp pré 3....

Android is my primary platform without a doubt but I do keep up to speed with others.

TacticalDesire
Apr 25, 2013, 08:30 PM
I like Android for my phone and iOS on my MP3 player and tablet. Perfectly happy that way and don't intend on changing that anytime soon.

fredaroony
Apr 25, 2013, 11:47 PM
I am Android only on the phone, could never use an iphone as my phone but I do like IOS and Windows Phone as well. I also like Macs and Windows machines. What about you? What all devices do you have?

I currently have:

Nexus 4
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia TX
Sony Xperia S
HTC One X
HTC Incredible S (used as a GPS in the car)
iPhone 4S (work provided)
Nexus 7
Retina iPad
About to get a iPad mini from work
15" Retina Macbook Pro

Previously owned: Nexus, HTC Desire, HTC Sensation, Nokia N9, Nokia E6, Nokia E51, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. A couple Blackberries that I hated so much I refuse to remember their names :)

Also had 4 different Macbook Pro's and the 11" and 13" Macbook Air's.

I appreciate all of them differently but like the iPhone the least, which is funny because I used to love it.

While writing this post I realised I have a serious problem :)

paulsalter
Apr 26, 2013, 04:43 AM
I like to change around every so often

Around 2008 time I was using OS X, had an iPhone and an iPod Touch

After that I wanted something different, so got a Blackberry for a couple of years

Currently OS X, Android Phone/Tablet and iPod Touch

I fancy a change with things again, so shock to many, I am looking forward to replacing OS X with Windows 8

Couple of years from now, who nows, all Apple again, could be all windows, I have no idea for the future, see what products come out

fredaroony
Apr 26, 2013, 04:59 AM
I fancy a change with things again, so shock to many, I am looking forward to replacing OS X with Windows 8


I run Windows 7 in bootcamp on my iMac but tried Windows 8 and just couldn't get used to it so reverted back. They have just made it so hard to do simple things in it now.

DesertEagle
Apr 26, 2013, 05:07 AM
I use Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, all for different purposes. I wouldn't be without any of them.

paulsalter
Apr 26, 2013, 05:07 AM
I run Windows 7 in bootcamp on my iMac but tried Windows 8 and just couldn't get used to it so reverted back. They have just made it so hard to do simple things in it now.

I would try that, just my Mac is getting a bit old now (mid 2007) and gets slow at times (if I change my MacBook will stay as a dedicated media server only)

I have read all the issues people have with Windows 8, but for me it looks quite nice (only used it briefly)

If I do hate it, then the cost of a Windows Laptop is not great, so could go back to Mac after about a year if needed

Just to add, 95% of what I do is in the Chrome browser, so OS doesn't bother me too much

sk1wbw
Apr 26, 2013, 05:09 AM
On my desk right now is:

OS X
Windows 7 Ultimate
Linux Mint 14
iPhone 5
Nexus 7.

Gadget nut here.

ImpKali
Apr 26, 2013, 05:18 AM
I have a wide variety of devices.

Custom desktop running openSUSE 12.3
Toshiba Satellite laptop with openSUSE 12.3 (which is to be replaced with a MacBook Pro sometime in the future)
Motorola Xoom
Nexus 7
Samsung Galaxy S3 (About to inherit an iPhone 4S from my mom when she gets the upcoming iPhone 5S!)
iPad 2

MacRumorUser
Apr 26, 2013, 06:19 AM
add the White Galaxy S4 to my list ....... :rolleyes: I need therapy.

gr8tfly
Apr 26, 2013, 06:26 AM
On rMBP 15" 2.7/16/768:
OS X Mt. Lion
MS Win 2000 VM (Parallels)
Ubuntu 12.04 Linux VM (Parallels)
Fedora 18 Linux VM (Parallels)
Windows XP Boot Camp and VM

OS X Lion - 2008 MBA 1.6 GHz C2D 128 GB SSD
OS X Leopard Server - Power Mac 933 MHz G4
OS X Tiger - PowerBook Ti 667 MHz G4 (x3)
OX X Jaguar Server - Power Mac G3 350 B&W, still running after 9 1/2 years 24/7/365

Win 2000 - Compaq Notebook MS (personal weather station)

iOS 5 - iPad 1 x2j
iOS 6 - iPad 3
iOS 6 - iPhone 4S x2

Newton OS 2.0 - Newton 130

Inactive, but working;
iPhone 2 (original) x2 iOS 4?
iPhone 3GS - think that iOS 5

Palm OS 4 - Palm T|X
Win XP - New Dell desktop (to replace notebook WX server)

A varieties of older Mac models, most of them bootable and working;
MacOS 3.2 - Mac Plus
MacOS 3.2 - Mac 512K
MacOS 7.5.5 - Mac SEi
MacOS 7.6.1 - Mac LCIII
MacOS 7.6.1 - Mac IIsi
MacOS 7.6.1 - Mac IIci
MacOS 9.1 - PowerMac 6100
MacOS 9.1 - PowerMac 8600
OS X 10.2.8 - PowerBook G3 Series - 292 14" TFT

marc11
Apr 26, 2013, 06:32 AM
I have a MacBook pro, nexus 7 tablet and a Galaxy SIII which just replaced my iPhone for my own use. At work I use Windows 7 and a company BlackBerry. They all have very strong points and very weak points both in the software and hardware and I enjoy using all of the different devices and software.

But overall I perfer osx and android the most.

Jessica Lares
Apr 26, 2013, 06:49 AM
We have finally phased out our last Windows machine a month ago (now they're all in closets). This will be my last Android phone before I move to the iPhone again. We have two Kindle Fires, but I think I'll be replacing them with iPad Minis when it comes time (that could be 5 years though :rolleyes:).

It's not necessary to use multiple operating systems anymore, at least in this house. There hasn't been anything I've come across that I've needed Windows to use in a loooong time. There's always the problem where the Android stuff isn't made for Windows, but ADB on the Terminal works fine.

TallManNY
Apr 26, 2013, 06:58 AM
i ve got a Blackberry Playbook. and actually there are some very nice aspects to its OS. the way it moves from application to application is superior to both iOS and Android.

watchthisspace
Apr 26, 2013, 07:19 AM
Desktop - Windows 7. Will soon be Windows 8, when I can be bothered upgrading. Probably when I build a Haswell based rig.

Laptop - Used to be Windows 7 on my netbook, but now I use a Retina Macbook Pro. For years I've wanted a Macbook. Love it. OSX is simple, some niggles while I get adjusted to it from predominately being a Windows user.

Smartphone - iOS for me with my iPhone 4. First smartphone was an iPhone 2g and iOS feels like home to me. I don't want/need the vast customisability of Android and I find the GUI of Android not to my taste (Visual appeal is big for me) And I love how simple it is to keep my iPhone backed up and synced. Something I never worry about.

Windows Phone 8 does have a big appeal to me, but it does lack key apps and still have some missing features before I would consider moving.

Linux, I love how this can run off virtually anything. Ubuntu is quite fun. Just remember terminal commands is something I struggle with.

jamezr
Apr 26, 2013, 07:32 AM
I am Android only on the phone, could never use an iphone as my phone but I do like IOS and Windows Phone as well. I also like Macs and Windows machines. What about you? What all devices do you have?
Same here.... I love Android and IOS. I also love my rMBP running OSX and Windows 7. Haven't installed windows 8 on the rMBP but have it on my iMac as a VM. I also have an older dell machine running Ubuntu Linux.

adder7712
Apr 26, 2013, 07:43 AM
iOS, Android, Windows, OS X here.

AutoUnion39
Apr 26, 2013, 07:48 AM
Android phone, iOS tablet, OS X laptop. Perfect harmony.

chagla
Apr 26, 2013, 08:06 AM
have 16gb iphone 4s jailbroken for research/learning purposes.
why stop there? also bought nokia astound (symbian os) and samsung focus (windows phone). no blackberry though. when it's cheap enough, i'll get a decent blackberry. all these for learning/research.

primary phone is galaxy note 1.

kasakka
Apr 26, 2013, 10:44 AM
I get to dabble with the major platforms at work since I'm a web developer. For my work, Windows Phone 8 is dreadful. It has no live debugging tools, clearing browser caches clears saved passwords (really stupid) and I can tell you that the version of IE in it does not have feature parity with desktop IE 10, not even close. While all current default browsers (Safari, Chrome, IE) have their own set of issues, WP 8 IE10 is by far the worst. The WP7 one is abysmal. So purely for web browsing I'd stay the hell away from Windows Phone.

My own phone is a jailbroken iPhone 4. My next phone will be Android based as soon as I can find one that isn't massive, has a great display and good other specs. I'm tired of having to use hacks to get simple things on iOS, like being able to choose default apps or have a fast Javascript engine in my chosen browser.

For desktop operating systems I use Win7 at home (with a "Hackintosh" on the same system as secondary OS) and OSX at work. OSX is by far the more user friendly one but Win7 is tolerable. Win8 is a joke. A really fast joke but the user interface is laughably bad.

I won't go near Linux systems unless on a server. Still too much "oh just copy and paste this mile long command line string and it'll work" stuff.

stevensr123
Apr 27, 2013, 03:50 AM
I have been the last few years switching between iOS and android.

I had the original iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4 and then switch the the Samsung gs2, the I switch back to the iPhone 4 then I switch to the samsung galaxy s 3 and not switching to the htc one.

I'm never gonna buy an iPhone again to be honest, I have found a combination of the iPad mini and an android phone far better and the best of both worlds :) once android tablet apps have caught up to iPad quality style apps then I will make the switch, other wise having the mini and the htc one will be an awesome combination.

I was actually thinking about buying a blackberry q10 as a secondary phone to take on nights out so I don't do anything to my soon to be htc one....until I realised how crazy expensive it is!

It's more expensive than the htc one , galaxy s3 and iPhone 5!! I thought it would be held cheap because of the screen size, it's basically a dying os etc and yet it's one of the most expensive phones I have seen! No wonder black berry are done for lol

johnjefferson
Apr 27, 2013, 10:25 AM
I'm never gonna buy an iPhone again to be honest, I have found a combination of the iPad mini and an android phone far better and the best of both worlds :) once android tablet apps have caught up to iPad quality style apps then I will make the switch, other wise having the mini and the htc one will be an awesome combination.

So you don't mind having to pay for apps twice? Once in the Play store and once in iTunes? How about if you want to watch a movie on your iPad and later on your phone? Can't do that either unless you want to pay twice. I got tired of it.

LSUtigers03
Apr 27, 2013, 11:04 AM
Currently I have an iPad mini, iPhone 5, and a MacBook Air. I'm interested to see what Google brings with the next Nexus 7. Usually I have an android phone and an iPhone right now I'm deciding what android phone I want to get. I'm also looking at getting a midrange WP device like the Lumia 820.

stevensr123
Apr 27, 2013, 11:28 AM
So you don't mind having to pay for apps twice? Once in the Play store and once in iTunes? How about if you want to watch a movie on your iPad and later on your phone? Can't do that either unless you want to pay twice. I got tired of it.

Most of the awesome apps I buy are free on android and iOS, it's only games and actual stuff like pages and numbers that I have bought. I don't use productive stuff on my smartphone because it just isn't practical with a smart phone, so I use my iPad for exams and games, because the screen real estate.
Basically for all games and productive apps and games I use my iPad mini, because of the bigger ( but not too big) screen. Same goes for news papers etc.

For my smartphone, most apps I need are free on android, and the stuff that improves the actual operating system like swift key are like 1$ each, or free but with adds.


Make a list of all the apps you use that cost you money, then list how many times you actually use them on your iPhone itself. If you don't use them on your iPhone and solely on your iPad, then it doesn't matter. Ten look on the play store and see if it actually costs money on there.


Chances are you use most paid apps on the iPad, and only a few that are actually practical on the phone, unless your a games of course.

I don't ga,e on my phone at all, bar a few free games.

johnjefferson
Apr 27, 2013, 11:43 AM
Make a list of all the apps you use that cost you money, then list how many times you actually use them on your iPhone itself. If you don't use them on your iPhone and solely on your iPad, then it doesn't matter. Ten look on the play store and see if it actually costs money on there.

Ill give you an example just from yesterday for me. I play words with friends a lot. I bought the play pack for $15 yesterday. I can use it on my iPad mini and my iPhone 5. I also bought Jack Reacher yesterday for $15 from iTunes and I downloaded it to both my iPad and my phone to watch as well. If I still had my Android phone, I wouldn't have the pack for words or be able to watch the movie despite having spent $30. Would need to spend $60, no way. That's just 2 examples. Things like my books and magazines too, wouldn't work on Android devices. That's why I stopped mixing platforms.

jeffe
Apr 27, 2013, 03:50 PM
Ill give you an example just from yesterday for me. I play words with friends a lot. I bought the play pack for $15 yesterday. I can use it on my iPad mini and my iPhone 5. I also bought Jack Reacher yesterday for $15 from iTunes and I downloaded it to both my iPad and my phone to watch as well. If I still had my Android phone, I wouldn't have the pack for words or be able to watch the movie despite having spent $30. Would need to spend $60, no way. That's just 2 examples. Things like my books and magazines too, wouldn't work on Android devices. That's why I stopped mixing platforms.

Ya mixing platforms isn't really ideal especially if you prefer the apple ecosystem.

paulsalter
Apr 28, 2013, 06:15 AM
Ill give you an example just from yesterday for me. I play words with friends a lot. I bought the play pack for $15 yesterday. I can use it on my iPad mini and my iPhone 5. I also bought Jack Reacher yesterday for $15 from iTunes and I downloaded it to both my iPad and my phone to watch as well. If I still had my Android phone, I wouldn't have the pack for words or be able to watch the movie despite having spent $30. Would need to spend $60, no way. That's just 2 examples. Things like my books and magazines too, wouldn't work on Android devices. That's why I stopped mixing platforms.

If you want to stay in the Apple eco system then I agree, it's why I stopped buying things from there and only buy from stores that support all platforms (except apps, but i don't buy many of them)

there are alternatives if you want things on other devices

Kindle for books (not sure how magazines work)
Zinio for Magazines

In the UK I can buy/rent movies from BlinkBox, available on iOS & Android and also from the web and also on smart tv's (not sure whats available where you are)

stevensr123
Apr 28, 2013, 06:37 AM
If you want to stay in the Apple eco system then I agree, it's why I stopped buying things from there and only buy from stores that support all platforms (except apps, but i don't buy many of them)

there are alternatives if you want things on other devices

Kindle for books (not sure how magazines work)
Zinio for Magazines

In the UK I can buy/rent movies from BlinkBox, available on iOS & Android and also from the web and also on smart tv's (not sure whats available where you are)

That's what I stopped doing as well, I probably spent about 200 bucks on movies and apps, then decided I am being taken for a ride putting my money in one platform in a technology area that changes drastically each year, infact I was an idiot doing so.

McCool71
Apr 29, 2013, 06:45 PM
I use OS X (iMac) and Windows 8 (laptop) at work, Windows 7 at home (desktop) and Android on my current phone.

I have no issues with either of the OS's - they all do what they should as far as I am concerned, I have never understood the people that swear by just one system all across the board.

On the other hand I have used Macs at work since the late 90s and know Apple products very well, but have never felt the need for having any of them at home, so maybe I am a bit different than most :)

b166er
May 1, 2013, 05:56 PM
I'm using a Lumia 920 now and have been more or less since they launched. I use my iPad all the time, and I use my Nexus 7 daily. I like to keep an eye on each OS and see how they mature. Probably going to snag a Galaxy S4 once ATT gets the 32GB version.

LIVEFRMNYC
May 1, 2013, 06:10 PM
i ve got a Blackberry Playbook. and actually there are some very nice aspects to its OS. the way it moves from application to application is superior to both iOS and Android.

I agree, QNX paired with the hardware of the Playbook was better than any iPad or Android tablet even up to this day. Unfortunately that meant nothing because of the lack of apps.

MacRumorUser
May 1, 2013, 06:14 PM
Most of the awesome apps I buy are free on android and iOS,. .

How do you buy 'free' apps ? Download yes, but buy ?

jrswizzle
May 1, 2013, 07:02 PM
I have two phones I use daily - iPhone 5 for work and an HTC One personally. I also have an iPad mini and a Nexus 4.

My home computer is an iMac and I work on a Dell laptop.

All that to say I'm very comfortable on these platforms and as far as mobile devices go, I'm a bit of a device junkie. I'd like to have a WP8 and BB at some point.

On the computer end, I tolerate the Dell. If I had my way it'd be OSX all the time :)

itzAstonish
May 2, 2013, 02:52 AM
I've owned just about every high end android phone, as well as the iPhone 4 and 5. Loved the iPhone 5's battery to be a game changer, but am now on the htc one which rivals it in terms of battery life. So far the htc one is my favorite phone I've used thus far.

J.Appleseed
May 2, 2013, 05:28 AM
I'm somewhat beginning to appreciate using various OS'es. It keeps you informed about what's going on in the world of tech and it gives me a somewhat objective view on the different systems out there - at least more so than when I'd only use a single system.

This story is probably not very interesting for a lot of people but it's nice to have a topic where I can share my experience regarding different OS's.

I've used Windows almost my entire life - didn't really have a choice since I was too young to buy my own computer and it worked alright. However, I remember working with a 24" iMac in 2009 and I immediately fell in love.

It was in 2010, at age 14, that I got my first Mac, a 1999 PowerMac G4 running Mac OS 9.2.2. It wasn't really useable because of the older software but as soon as I upgraded the RAM and figured out how to install OS X (took me a year...) it replaced my main computer, a Windows 7 PC. It sure as hell wasn't faster than the Windows PC but I liked the operating system (OS X 10.4) much more than Windows 7. Then again, I didn't have any problems with Windows but Mac OS just worked for me.

After a year or so, just before my 15th birthday, I was able to buy a Mac by myself; a 2005 iMac G5 (iSight) which also ran OS X 10.4. Of course this was a huge improvement, and by maxing out the RAM and upgrading to OS X 10.5 I finally had an 'up to date' Mac that was a worthy replacement for my main computer.

That didn't last long, though; after a month or three I had saved up enough money to buy an even more up to date Mac, a 2008 iMac. This was most definitely an upgrade to my previous iMac; it had an Intel processor thus was very powerful and it could run the latest and greatest OS. It came with OS X 10.6 but I never gave myself the opportunity to use it; I installed OS X 10.7 right away. I remember it being a huge difference compared to 10.5 since it was much more refined and this time I really had the idea I had a 'new' Mac.

It was around this time I also got my first smartphone, a HTC Desire S. It ran Android and I was very content with it. It didn't take long before I had rooted it and got familiar to the world of custom ROMs to make optimal use out of it.

Half a year went by and then, in april 2012, I had saved enough money to buy a brand new Mac. However, since I was going to university the next year I had to bring my computer with me as well so I decided to go for a portable computer. I bought a MacBook Pro just before the 2012 refresh (which I knew were coming but I didn't like the idea of not being able to upgrade my computer as I've done that with every Mac I owned thus far).
It came with OS X 10.7 but I upgraded as soon as 10.8 was available.

A few months after the 10.8 release I decided I wanted a new phone. Despite being such a Mac fanatic, I didn't want an iPhone because my Desire S had a 3.7" display and I found even that to be a bit too small for me. I wanted something bigger, so I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note. It ran Android 2.3, like the Desire S, when it originally came out, but I was already used to using Android 4.1 on the HTC so it didn't take long before having rooted my phone and installing Android 4.1 yet again. As soon as 4.2 came out, that ROM was installed on my phone.

Up until now, I hadn't really thought about getting an iOS device. However, a month ago I purchased my very first one; an iPad. I have to say that I quite like iOS in terms of snappiness and UI but I don't think an iPhone will be my first choice since I really like Android as well and I like to experience multiple OS'es to know what's going on in the world of tech.

TL;DR
1995-2010
Windows PC's (Windows 95 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7 - Ubuntu 10.10 - Ubuntu 11.04)

2010-2011
PowerMac G4 (Mac OS 9.2.2 - OS X 10.4)

2011-2012
iMac G5 (OS X 10.4 - OS X 10.5)
iMac (OS X 10.6 - OS X 10.7 - Windows 7)
HTC Desire S (Android 2.3 - Android 4.0 - Android 4.1)
MacBook Pro (OS X 10.7 - OS X 10.8 - Windows 7)
Samsung Galaxy Note (Android 2.3 - Android 4.0 - Android 4.1)

2012-2013
MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8 - Windows 7 - Windows 8)
Samsung Galaxy Note (Android 4.1 - Android 4.2)
iPad (iOS 6)

These devices are still in my posession and (actively) used.

SlCKB0Y
May 2, 2013, 05:46 AM
This is what I deal with on a daily basis for work and play:

OS X - My Macbook Pro
iOS - iPad
Android - Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus
Ubuntu - My home server (Headless HP Microserver with remote access card).
CentOS, Debian, RHEL, Ubuntu - A few thousand work servers (physical and virtualised)
Openelec - Media centre and Raspberry Pi
Windows 7 - VMWare Fusion
Windows 2003/2008/2008r2/2012 - Work servers
FreeBSD - Virtual machine running under CentOS/KVM

ChristianJapan
May 2, 2013, 05:55 AM
main system is Mac OS X (iMac, MBA), recently a Win 8 tablet joined the club replacing the virtual Windows I run under Fusion.
My home server is self-brewed running ESXi as hypervisor with several FreeBSD / Linux VM.

Mobile strictly iOS-based until now (the Win 8 tablet is an exception)

jalagl
May 2, 2013, 06:55 AM
I do, right now I have:

iPhone 4S
Nexus 7
iPad 3
Macbook Pro
Windows 7+Ubuntu Linux desktop
Windows 8 laptop
And until recently I owned a Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phone 7.

I like to try all technology, and use the best one for my needs. Plus it allows me to criticize all platforms based on my personal experience using them.

TallManNY
May 2, 2013, 07:51 AM
I agree, QNX paired with the hardware of the Playbook was better than any iPad or Android tablet even up to this day. Unfortunately that meant nothing because of the lack of apps.

That is why I think Blackberry has a shot at a come back because I assume (I haven't tried one yet) that BB10 is a significant improvement over the QNX in the Playbook. And that device already had the best multitasking I've seen and it had solid battery life as well. My Playbook gets better battery life than my six month old Nexus 7.

sectime
May 2, 2013, 08:19 AM
So you don't mind having to pay for apps twice? Once in the Play store and once in iTunes? How about if you want to watch a movie on your iPad and later on your phone? Can't do that either unless you want to pay twice. I got tired of it.
Why would you watch a movie on a phone when a tablet is available?:eek: