Who uses what OS

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by emperoruriel, Jun 5, 2008.

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What OSes do you use?

  1. XP Home, Pro, or anything else.

    49.6%
  2. XP 64

    1.6%
  3. Vista 32 Bit

    20.5%
  4. Vista 64 Bit

    11.0%
  5. Older Windows like 2000

    3.9%
  6. Linux

    22.8%
  7. Mac 10.5 Leopard

    80.3%
  8. Mac 10.4 Tiger

    22.0%
  9. Older Mac

    8.7%
  10. Other

    12.6%
  1. emperoruriel macrumors member

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    #1
    I forgot, If you want, do tell us why you use that operating system.

    Do tell what you use the operating system for, of course if you want.
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Don't see a poll. :confused:
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #3
    To craete a thread with a poll you have to create the thread first then add the poll so there is always a little bit when there is no poll attached to the thread. The OP is creating the poll as I type.
     
  4. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    Let's be poll - ite and wait. :D

    Just joking.;)
     
  5. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

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    I got in the first vote!! Sweet times :)

    I've got a feeling we will get a very Mac orientated result, but it will definitely be interesting to see.
     
  6. mr.light macrumors 6502

    #6
    I use XP once a year for about half an hour. Just to do my taxes. The rest of the time is spent on my Mac's using Tiger and one machine with OS 9.
    (I even play with my old IIc once in a while)
     
  7. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    #7
    Whoa.... I seem to have checked almost all of the boxes, and "other" covers a multitude of sins (various Win server OS's, OPENSTEP, Solaris).

    Mebbe I need to get rid of some of this hardware cluttering up the place.....

    ...... on second thought, naaah... :p

    FWIW Leopard is my primary OS both here and at work. XP/Vista are used for the odd work-related application that is Windows only (XP mostly on native hardware, Vista under VMWare). I run a couple of Windows servers to keep my hand in (I'm a systems admin working with both Windows and Mac), I have an old G4 running Tiger server (file/media server), an old Mac Plus (just a toy, really) and a Linux box (mail/web/bitlbee servers). The solaris box is getting old, but is basically a backup for the Linux machine and OPENSTEP is "just because." =]
     
  8. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    #8
    I mostly use Mac OS X 10.5, Windows Vista 64 bit, and Debian Linux. Why? Because there's no such thing as a perfect OS, though Mac OS comes pretty close :D. Also, I run Linux on my server.
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #9
    I added the option for "Other".

    I use XP, Vista, 10.5, 10.4, Ubuntu and Solaris
     
  10. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    You player you ;) :D
     
  11. Wicker macrumors regular

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    #11
    Primarily I use Leopard, but I also use XP from time to time.

    At uni I use Fedora 6 or Tiger.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

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    #12
    Vista 32 bit until i get a mac:(. This has been the longest wait of my lifetime:(
    oh GOD i want a new macbook.:apple:
     
  13. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    XP Pro: for work (in VMware Fusion on my Penryn MBP)
    Win2k: In the garage on an old laptop so I can look things up, or see my car's manual when working on it.
    Vista 64bit Ultimate: Wife's Laptop. I do not really use it, but I did buy it, so it counts for something.
    Leopard: On the MBP
    Other: FreeBSD for my server (mail web sftp etc) in my kitchen.

    They would not give me the decommissioned XServe and XRaid from work. Even though it was "promised" to me as part of my severance pay. :(
     
  14. Mikey- macrumors regular

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    #14
    In my house I use Leopard but in school we use windows
     
  15. priller macrumors regular

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    #15
    I use Leopard mainly, xp pro for gaming & to run windows only mapping software, debian etch & freebsd 6.3 on servers.
     
  16. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Mainly use leopard.

    I set up bootcamp to run XP Pro for Crysis and bought VMWare to run Vista and Ubuntu 8.04. I dunno what the hype about Ubuntu is though. It seems like for everything, I have to go into the terminal. It is just so hard to use. Not user friendly at all like OS X is. Even Windows is easier to use than Ubuntu imo.
     
  17. emperoruriel thread starter macrumors member

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    What I use.

    Before, on my macbook pro, I had a triple boot system using mac 10.5 leopard with windows XP and Vista using boot camp.

    I did though become tired of switching between 3 systems. Also, to my disappointment, I despised the way vista took 10 gigabytes or more on a computer where all my gigabytes count for just the operating system.

    Either way, I decided to have XP as I did not see any performance gains, I would be happy if someone were to why so. Perhaps also I liked XP since I was raised with it and to me it looks more visually appealing than Vista with all its 3D improvements.
     
  18. zami macrumors regular

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    #18
    Leopard mainly, have XP for emergencies on BootCamp and Linux on my Asus eeePC.

    Can't stand any of them apart from OS X to be frank...
     
  19. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    #19
    I have bolded the ones I use most often.

    Ok, here we go on the Mac side...

    System 6, Mac OS 8, 10.3, 10.4 and sometimes 10.5

    On the windows side...

    Windows 95
    , 98, ME, 2000 and XP Home.

    And on the Linux side...

    Ubuntu 6.0.6
    and Xubuntu 8. something-or-other
     
  20. Baffles macrumors regular

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    #20
    I'm running Gentoo Linux on my colo and local servers, Windows Vista x64 on my custom quad core desktop box (I had osx86 on there, haven't gotten around to setting up dual boot), Leopard on a crappy emachines box I got for $50 on black friday, XP Pro on my laptop, Windows Mobile on my cellphone. Soon to be Leopard + Vista x64 on my laptop (when I get my MBP).
     
  21. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I primarily use Leopard but during school exam periods I boot into Boot Camp (XP Pro) to use the exam software.
     
  22. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    #22
    OS X 10.5
    64-bit Vista Business
    64-bit Windows Server 2008
    Debian 'Etch' in VMWare
     
  23. rynoman macrumors newbie

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    #23
    10.5 at home (yay)
    XP at work (...)

    Just to add to the fun, I had the distinct umm, pleasure of using Windows Media Player at work last week to play some mp3s. I still feel dirty...

    :apple:
     
  24. aki macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    i made a mistake in my vote :p

    anyway....

    Vista32SP1 - bootcamp games
    Leopard - actually do work, video editing, music
    XPSP3 (Parallels) - old games basically anything i can get to work in it .... the snapshots thing is greeeat
     
  25. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Leopard, and did have a Linux file server until I shorted the board.
     

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