Do you run more then one OS?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Luigi239, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    Just wondering, in the Mac community, do any of you run another OS either in a dual boot setup, or on a different computer?

    I use a Macbook with OS X on it for most of my usage, but I also have Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy installed on a desktop. I love OS X for its simplisity, but I'm really impressed by Ubuntu's setup and ease of use compared to Linux of the past. It's alot of fun to tinker with it and customize everything about it, which I can't do in OS X.

    Anybody do the same?
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Hmm - lemme see:

    OS X Tiger, OS X Tiger Server, OS X Panther Server, OS X Leopard beta (I'm an ADC member, so have the latter legitimately).
    Windows XP (VMWare Fusion + natively on a separate machine)
    Windows Vista Business (Ugh - evaluating for work purposes)
    Solaris 10/Intel (VMWare - I sold my Sun box a while back)
    OpenStep Enterprise/NT + XP on another x86 box
    SME Server 7
    Windows 2003 Server (test box - also work purposes)

    uhmmm.... Windows 2000 advanced server, but the box is semi-retired

    I think that about covers it for now...

    I guess the answer to your question is *yes* :D

    Edit: Damn! Forgot my old Mac Plus that runs System 6.... almost never run it these days, but it does still work ;-)
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Just OSX 10.4 and XP. I gave Vista a weeks trial on my parents computer and I found it a terrible system.
  4. it5five macrumors 65816


    May 31, 2006
    New York
    I run XP in parallels when I need it, which is almost never. But it's there if I ever do find myself in a bind.
  5. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Just OSX...I had Boot Camp for XP, then Parallels for XP, then Boot Camp for Vista, then Parallels for Vista, then VMWare for XP, then VMWare for Ubuntu, and now its just Tiger...My answer next week may be different if I end up dual-booting Tiger and Leopard for a while...
  6. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Ubuntu mostly. 7.04 on my PowerBook under dual-boot and 7.10 in VMWare on my iMac. I have Windows 98 running in VMWare too, but that's only to watch the football highlights on Virgin Media :)
  7. Xanis macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    - OSX 10.4.10 on my new Macbook Pro
    - Windows XP on my PC back home (haven't turned it on in 2 months though)
  8. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    10.4.10 on my macbook
    10.4.x on my eMac
    10.3.9 on my cube

    i'll have a panther, tiger, leopard trifecta soon enough. i'd really like to try the new Ubuntu, tho.
  9. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Mac OS 10.4 (Mac mini, iBook G3)
    Windows 98 (Main PC, believe it or not)
    Mac OS 8.6 (iMac G3)
    System 6 (Macintosh Classic)
    Windows 95 (older PC)
    Windows 3.1 (Older laptop)

    I do have some broken machines that run Windows XP, Windows 2000 and 98SE but I don't think we count broken ones.
  11. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Nope, no need...I like OS X, thank you!

    I've toyed with Ubuntu, and I have had XP on a PC, I don't think either PC has a harddrive in its not being used
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I run OS X exclusively at home (10.4.10)
    I use Windows 2003 extensively and Windows XP moderately at work.
  13. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    10.4 on my G5
    XP at school
    9.1 on my G3
    10.3 on my G3 (though I'll occasionally flash back to 10.0 or 10.1 when I'm really bored)
    WinCE on my Clios (though I hardly ever touch them)
    S60 on my Nokias (if that counts)
  14. DerChef macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    At work our log drawing software is windows only so its XP Pro

    On my old Dell P4 at home its XP Home dual booting to Vista to play with it (its so resource intensive that its showing that machines age now might remove it at some point as its just too slow)

    On my Mac Book OSX Tiger naturally :apple::cool:

    Running XP Home with parallels again for my work software dare I say it runs great :eek:

    Have Ubuntu 7.4 running under parallels as well :p I spent a day downloading codecs for it and editing Xorg.conf and Fstab to try to get the thing to behave. Then I thought "You have a sad life, WTF are you doing"
  15. DerChef macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2005
    Northern Ireland
  16. DerChef macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    Soz again not a pathetic attempt to get post count up :)
  17. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    Well, I'm not much for the dual boot type of thing, so I pretty much stick to one OS on one computer. A sampling of my main systems (clockwise around the room):
    PowerBook G3 Wallstreet: Mac OS X v10.2.8
    Sun SPARCstation 10: OPENSTEP 4.2
    Sun SPARCclassic: Solaris 7 (rarely in use)
    SGI IRIS Indigo: IRIX 5.3 (rarely in use)
    Power Mac G4: Mac OS X v10.3.9
    SGI Indy: IRIX 6.2
    Quadra 700: A/UX 3.0.1 (rarely in use)
    Power Macintosh 8100: Mac OS 8.6 (rarely in use)
    Power Macintosh 8600: Mac OS 8.6
    Power Macintosh G3 Minitower: Mac OS X v10.3.9
    IBM ThinkPad 760 ED: Rhapsody 5.1 (and sometimes OPENSTEP 4.2)
    PowerBook 3400c: Mac OS 8.6
    PowerBook G3 Lombard: Mac OS X v10.3.9
    Power Macintosh 8600: Rhapsody 5.6
    PowerBook G3 Pismo: Mac OS X v10.3.9
    SGI Indigo 2 IMPACT: IRIX 6.5 (rarely in use)​
    In the end, I spend most of my time on my Wallstreet using 10.2.8.
  18. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    Running OS X 10.4.10 on my macbook, and then have a desktop for running Vista Business Edition. The desktop isn't really used much.

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