what is your current OS?

by jamhot
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I am looking to do a re install after a hardware upgrade and wanted to go 64bit. I currently use XP32 because it works the way I like. I am not sure if I should just go with windows 7 in the hope it will be stable to use or stick with windows xp 64. I am interested to know what everyone else uses.
  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    still win 7. Soon going to change it to win 8
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Personally, I think windows 7 is about as good as XP. The 64bit version can use more memory. I think the 32 bit can as well. But SOME software might break. Win 7 (at least 64 bit) is only maybe 96% compatible with XP 32. Some older software WILL break. I have an early win7 version, and supposedly the later versions are better, but I HAVE tried to fully update mine.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Freecache
    windows 7 64 is the best one on the marked today, in my opinion..
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    8 tries to dumb down the interface AGAIN! I have heard that it isn't really good. On windows 7, I tried the windows shell(To try to make windows look more like a windows version), and only had three complaints. TWO were supposedly fixed YESTERDAY! And the THIRD? That a STUPID move M/S made several years ago. They went from a program selection that works for my system to one that is near WORTHLESS! I guess, unless you try to be as eclectic as I am, or live on earth and try to work for/with others, or use several different computers etc...., you will have no problem. I often have to run programs from the start/run option

    anyway, I don't have much hope for them fixing that design flaw. You won't notice unless you have more than 136 directories. MANY may only have about 15. Add MS OFFICE with LYNC, and it is 3 more. Add quicken and quickbooks pro, it is like another 3. I have 4 databases on my system, so that is like another 8 directories. I have like 5 languages on my system, so that is maybe another 15 directories. etc...

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author locmanis
    Still old windows xp
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  • Profile picture of the author jamhot
    Well I decided to give win 7 x64 a try. I have win 7 on another machine but didn't use it much other than to watch movies. I always liked xp for the simplicity. Doesn't seem to be as bloated as win 7. I need x64 to take advantage of my extra RAM now tho.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I just upgraded to the Commodore 64 with 64 kilobytes of RAM.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
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      Well I decided to give win 7 x64 a try. I have win 7 on another machine but didn't use it much other than to watch movies. I always liked xp for the simplicity. Doesn't seem to be as bloated as win 7. I need x64 to take advantage of my extra RAM now tho.
      Yep, you will like W7 it looks nice and can do a couple of extra things XP can't, l have both, 2 computers).

      But....

      W7 does have some skeletons in the cobard, firstly you can't grab a file and put it where you want on W7. It works on the alphabet, etc, so unless you start mucking around with AA,s ect all folders will go where W7 wants them to go.

      Also don't use the voice-recognition, or be careful when you do!

      It works reasonably well, but if you leave it active, and make the wrong sound it can and probably will go on a rampage through your PC and delete some of your files!


      Well l think that is about it, l used XP for a couple of years and it took me a while to come around with W7, but now, l might be going slightly more towards W7 than XP!

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  • Profile picture of the author williambrown
    I'm still using my WIN7 OS no plans in changing it up for WIN8
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  • Profile picture of the author ortonmax
    Currently i use Windows Vista Home Premium right now. t also made two of our cheap inkjet printers obsolete.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bagus Wardhani
    I use win 7 64 bit for my netbook and old win xp for my notebook
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Windows 7 though not overly concerned what I'm running as long as it runs my programs.

      It's all a never ending farce.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
    Same old XP on PC and windows 7 on laptop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
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    ...or Windows 7, something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author kdorothea
    I still use Windows 7 on all my computers, but I'm considering to upgrade to the latest Windows version.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    Windows 7 and I hate it. Switching to a MAC very soon
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyLaws
    Windows 7 and I am not planning on using win8. It seems to be a huge fail like before, one good product one bad.. XP was good, vista was sh*t, 7 is good, 8 will be sh..
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    I'm happy with window 7.Sorry 8
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  • Profile picture of the author jamhot
    I would have thought Ubuntu would be difficult to service the needs of an all round IM . I would image a lot of software was built with windows in mind. I know a lot of commercial service terminals run Ubuntu. The sort of things you see in shopping malls that give information and directions
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  • Profile picture of the author donthomas
    Windows 7.. i have looked into Windows 8..For the work i do, windows 8 doesnt look like a good fit at all
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  • Profile picture of the author riksworld
    Now, i am use the window 7 ultimate -32 bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanmoore78
    W7 64 bit on everything in the family (6 desktops and 5 laptops) except for my older stuff. I use W7 64 every day on my desktop but also dual boot into Ubuntu 12.04 KDE from time to time.

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    older Powerbook G3 "Pismo" laptop, OS X 10.4.11 Tiger
    older eMachines Athlon 4450e desktop, XP Home on that
    older eMachines Athlon 2650e laptop, Ubuntu 12.04 LXDE
    my Acer (PDC T4300) laptop, was W7, now Ubuntu 12.04 KDE
    my Dell (C2D T7250) laptop, was XP, now Cinnamon Mint 13
    my Compaq (PDC T2390) laptop, was Vista, now Ubuntu 12.04 XFCE
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    • Profile picture of the author angelina342
      Its XP, I tried Windows 7 for few week but I did not like that, I am thinking now to try out Windows 8 as I have been listening some very good things about it in the last few weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author twisters
    Win 7 professional Genuine. very nice,
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fied
    Im on windows XP currently. Its my fav.

    - Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author marktwins
    I am using Windows XP and it is very comfortable for me. No plan to upgrade it with 7 or 8.
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    • Profile picture of the author mizanbiz2plz
      Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 side by side.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick B
    Windows 7 on my main laptop and windows XP on my backup laptop.

    The main laptop is dual core 64 bit and Windows 7 works great!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Kula
    I still use Windows XP home edition. Don't bother Windows 8 OS because it is too much distraction and confusing. Hands down to Windows 8.

    Since my computer is ancient and still running, but I am planning to buy a new iMac, but I am a broke state government employer. That sucks. Hopefully, I learn about this forum, so it will help me to get succeed in internet marketing one day.
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  • Profile picture of the author sahabcse
    Win 7 and Ubuntu 11.10..Plan to move from ubuntu to mint...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I'm still using Windows XP on both my desktop and my laptop. I like it (to the extent of being willing to pay a little extra to have it installed for me when I bought each of them).

      From everything I've heard, I'm pleased to have avoided "Vista" although Windows-7 might be ok?
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by sahabcse View Post

      Win 7 and Ubuntu 11.10..Plan to move from ubuntu to mint...
      I switched from Ubuntu to Mint last year.
      So far I can't complain.
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  • Profile picture of the author omgcheley
    Windows 8 on Dell Laptop kinda wierd from Windows 95-Windows 7.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
      Originally Posted by omgcheley View Post

      Windows 8 on Dell Laptop kinda wierd from Windows 95-Windows 7.
      That Metro interface turns me off as well, if that's what you're referring to. I find Windows 8 bittersweet, regardless if you use it on a tablet or on a PC.

      On a tablet, the Metro interface, with its big thumbnails, is great for fingers, but the old Windows interface is not. On a PC, however, the situation is opposite, with the Metro interface being too big for the mouse pointer. I guess Windows 8 is either bittersweet or sweet-bitter, depending whether you're using a PC or a tablet.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Lubuntu and Win7
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  • Profile picture of the author crescendo
    Hello there!

    Windows 7 is suitable for 64bits. I used to use Windows7 64bits and experienced the astounding performance of the operating system. Currently, I have upgraded to Windows 8 pro which delivers high quality performance and all my application software run efficiently. I would recommend Windows 8 as it would be wise to go for the latest innovations in technology, however, even windows 7 would work just fine.

    I would recommend XP only if your hardware does not support windows 7 and above but since you have stated that you have upgraded your hardware configuration, Windows 7 or Windows 8 would be suitable for you.

    Thanks
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    Still Using Window XP.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    I am using Windows 7 & Windows XP in Same System.
    For different Purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author williambrown
    I wanna try WIN 8 because of the touch screen feature but I need to have a touch screen monitor. So as of the moment I'm still using WIN 7.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    I use Win7-32 on my main computer.

    I've got 3 OS installed on my small netbook:
    - XP32
    - LinuxMint
    - Ubuntu

    I use each of them depending on the task I'm going to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      On which machine? I currently have systems that run Windows 98, WinXP, Win7, Vista, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Netbook Mix, Mac OSX, iOS 6, and a couple flavors of Android. (Plus whatever the iPod Nano uses, although that probably shouldn't count.)

      Oh... and I have servers running Centos, Redhat, and FreeBSD.

      I'm pretty much OS-agnostic. The only real preference I have keeps pushing me toward buying a PowerPC, so I can run AmigaDos 4.0.

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  • Profile picture of the author Soubhik
    Well Windows 7 works fine. i use Windows 8 though, it has got a cool user interface! There are cons though for those who aren't well versed with Win 8 but once you get used to it, it gives a new and great user experience!

    Originally Posted by jamhot View Post

    I am looking to do a re install after a hardware upgrade and wanted to go 64bit. I currently use XP32 because it works the way I like. I am not sure if I should just go with windows 7 in the hope it will be stable to use or stick with windows xp 64. I am interested to know what everyone else uses.
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