Which OS is on your computer?

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I'm using Linux Mint 12 on my brand-new laptop. Reasons? Linux is a free OS, which means the laptop that might have cost me $1500 plus with Microsoft or Apple was a little less than $1000, and also it impresses all my geek friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomM
    Using Ubuntu here.
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  • I am currently using the "P"OS...(better known as "Vista")

    I am looking to go Linux on 1 laptop...
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Vista is indeed a POS. I have heard 7 is pretty good,but I can't afford a copy right now to try it out.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Vista is indeed a POS. I have heard 7 is pretty good,but I can't afford a copy right now to try it out.
      I never had vista going from XP to 7.
      I never had many problems with either of them.
      Just the usual slow loading.

      @geek I downloaded the CD ISO of Linux mint 12, looks kinda interesting.
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  • Tell me more about this linux mint 12....easy install?

    I have an old laptop laying around on a shelf (4gb enough?) I might have a go...
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Tell me more about this linux mint 12....easy install?

      I have an old laptop laying around on a shelf (4gb enough?) I might have a go...
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      I downloaded the CD ISO cause I didn't have a blank DVD lying around.
      I only ran it from the disk for a short time, I liked the clean look.
      I'll look into it more, and maybe install it on my other machine (if I ever get it working again).
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    • Profile picture of the author wirelessgeek
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Tell me more about this linux mint 12....easy install?

      I have an old laptop laying around on a shelf (4gb enough?) I might have a go...
      Can't really tell you how easy it is to install since the guys who built my laptop did it for me (and sent me the disk in case I ever have problems). But every OS install I've done has gone reasonably well, including that one time I installed Ubuntu on an old laptop. If you have questions about install or anything else, I suggest checking out the Linux Mint forums.
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      • Profile picture of the author stefalex
        Mac user here. I still use Snow Leopard!
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    Leopard...
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    My laptops all have 7. My desktop has dual boot Ubuntu (thanks Thom) and 7. Vista totally sucked. 7 doesn't give me issues, but it IS a typical slow loader. I can deal with that though. What do I care if my load time is 60 seconds instead of 15 or 20? What's the rush? Besides, if I am not traveling my systems usually stay on for a week or longer between boots.
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    • Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

      My laptops all have 7. My desktop has dual boot Ubuntu (thanks Thom) and 7. Vista totally sucked. 7 doesn't give me issues, but it IS a typical slow loader. I can deal with that though. What do I care if my load time is 60 seconds instead of 15 or 20? What's the rush? Besides, if I am not traveling my systems usually stay on for a week or longer between boots.
      Yeah, I think you, Kim, and I can all agree - we know why they called it "Vista"...cause' I want to find the nearest one and throw my laptop off of it!

      Is it too late for a class action suit?:rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author wirelessgeek
        Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

        Yeah, I think you, Kim, and I can all agree - we know why they called it "Vista"...cause' I want to find the nearest one and throw my laptop off of it!

        Is it too late for a class action suit?:rolleyes:
        Possibly not but don't take my word for it. Issues with Windows was one of the reasons why I switched to Linux. (Just a tip: If you ever start thinking about virtual machines, never EVER use Microsoft's Hyper-V. Go with the open-source VMWare instead.)
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  • Profile picture of the author EvanBeck
    Just got 2 macs and would be using iOS exclusively except for the need to use some of the online marketing tools for IM.
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    • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
      On my Macbook Pro, Snow Leopard and Windows 7 running Virtual Box to run both OSs same time. Lion sucks, it's buggy and glitchy vs Snow Leopard. On PC/laptops Windows 7 with no bloatware. Vista sucks, it's a major resource hog, Win 7 is what Vista should have been.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    I'm using Windows 7 dual booted with the latest Ubuntu version.
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  • Profile picture of the author learnhacking
    I Can Use Ubuntu.And it going very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adriane
    Hi All,
    Using Linux on this computer but have Window 7 on my laptop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    I'm running Windows 7 on this computer and Windows XP on my other computer.

    I looove both
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    I use Windows 7 Premium version . This is awesome Os and user friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Windows 7 on desktop and laptop.

      Laptop runs nicely though my desktop, like every single computer before it regardless of amount of memory runs deadly slow at times when I'm multi tasking.
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      • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        Windows 7 on desktop and laptop.

        Laptop runs nicely though my desktop, like every single computer before it regardless of amount of memory runs deadly slow at times when I'm multi tasking.
        How old is the desktop? B/c I have a quad core desktop with 3 monitors and I can be Forex trading with streaming feed's and news running, browsers with dozens of tabs open, media downloading and encoding, and graphical work with no slow down on Win 7.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nicolas12cage
          I am currently using window 7 on my computer
          it is good operating system...............
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          • Profile picture of the author papachina
            I am using Windows 7 and it has very advanced features.
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  • Profile picture of the author Buum
    I use Mac OS Snow Leopard. Sometimes it's a problem because almost every IM tool works on Windows only but I can deal with it. My solution is another computer with Windows.
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  • Profile picture of the author fellowgeek
    I am a hacker and a web developer, my main machine is Core i7 with 8GB ram, 3 monitor setup, running Linux ( ubuntu 11.10 ). I also use Mac OSX Lion on my MacBook Air.
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  • Profile picture of the author damadam
    Windows 7 on my laptop and the other one still has the good ole XP.
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  • Profile picture of the author inboxx
    Vista and dont think it can much helpful for webmasters
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  • Profile picture of the author ankit8logic
    I'm using Window Xp.
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  • Profile picture of the author WilsonRose
    I have Win 7 on the laptop, vista on the desktop and Windows XP at work.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i am still using xp, tried 7, but retreated back to my security blanket, xp, both very low cost chinese copies
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  • Profile picture of the author haronbarkinson
    I am having windows 7 on my computer. It is the best to use and having some of the best features than the windows xp with very impressive looks.
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  • Profile picture of the author kokopelli
    Happy to say, all computers in our house run the Ubuntu Linux flavor - OS rules!

    Try it, it's very sexy.
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  • Profile picture of the author eBayer
    Windows 7, never tried anything else other than Microsoft.
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    • Profile picture of the author papaz322
      Although i was using Windows for many years....my last few years its Ubintu.

      Give it a try...although i had few times when my Firefox freezed...but Windows users you'll be amazed that even after 1.5 years old Ubuntu installation...it still runs like fresh one!
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    I'm using Windows 7 as of the moment.
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  • I use windows 7, second choice is windows XP, Vista? no thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author thinkforwrite
      Moved from Windows xp to Microsoft Windows 7.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmytailors
    In my computer I have two OS. The one is Ubuntu 11.0 version and the other Operating System is Windows 7. I use both of the systems but if the Security is considered then Its better to use Ubuntu.
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    • Profile picture of the author Emkayu
      Windows 7 and OS X Lion, depends on if I'm on the laptop or PC
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  • Profile picture of the author noranorma101
    Hi! i like windows XP 2007 operating system and i always use this operating system on
    my system. it is very user Friendly easy to install and easy to use and its performance is also good. i have face no trouble since using it.
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  • I am using windows - 7
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  • Profile picture of the author martinking
    Its Windows 7 and I am using it for more than 2 years. Prior to that, I was using Windows XP and that too was also great. In my opinion, there are only two best OS from Microsoft and they are : Windows 7 and Windows XP.
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  • Profile picture of the author SajeshBahing
    i always use windows xp professional...
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  • Profile picture of the author jasssy23
    Windows 7 Professional
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottMendel
    my current and favorite operating system is Windows XP
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    • Profile picture of the author BlueBoblin
      From last month I have started to use Windows 7, it's really awesome operating system and I really like its user interface and graphics.
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    Windows 7 Pro
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  • Profile picture of the author jennyjenna
    Me too using Windows 7 and I am quite happy with that. I really love its feature and services.
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    I'm using Windows 7
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  • Profile picture of the author puja2sharma
    open SUSE 11 i used on my computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaaflag
    I am currently using windows 7 and it is my favorite operating system
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  • Profile picture of the author dunmo
    Am using windows xp but tell me more about this Linux Mint 12 i wantto know more abot it.
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    • Profile picture of the author wirelessgeek
      Originally Posted by dunmo View Post

      Am using windows xp but tell me more about this Linux Mint 12 i wantto know more abot it.
      Well, it's one of the many varieties ("flavors") of Linux. It's a favorite among geeks who like to be able to download and install free software without legal hassles. OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office, Gimp instead of Photoshop, that kind of thing. You can learn more about it at the Linux Mint Official Website.
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  • Profile picture of the author co17197
    XP @ work
    Vista Home Premium on Laptop @ home
    Windows 7 Premium Home on Desktop @ home
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  • Profile picture of the author xHazun
    Windows 7 Pro on both desktop and laptop.
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    • Profile picture of the author cogzidel
      am using Windows 7
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      • Profile picture of the author neallbeck
        I am using Windows 7 operating system. It make fast and better to work which need of users. It is a friendly users operating system which make easier to working criteria.
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    Windows 7 ultimate
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  • Profile picture of the author nepalikudi
    i have corei7 sony wio system.......
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    Banned
    i am still using win xp SP3
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    • Profile picture of the author drewsmeth
      Currently i am using windows 7 in my computer. Its a well feature operating system to use. The graphics of windows 7 is better than the other operating system.
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  • Profile picture of the author georgekrishe
    In my computer i use multi operating system linux and windows 7. Both operating system features are quite good and every software support both os system.
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  • Profile picture of the author rumpelstiltskin
    I'm using Win7 x64. Have been for over 2 years now. The system is always running. I've not had any OS problems at all. And that's no BS! It's actually run very well and be good to me.

    Cheers

    Shawn
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  • Profile picture of the author saeryang
    I'm currently using Windows 7 Ultimate.
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  • Profile picture of the author marlonwicks
    I am using Windows 7 since last one and half year. It is pretty good and I am satisfy with it's speed and performance. Graphics are impressive and games also running good on my Windows 7. Before Windows 7, I had used Windows XP.
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