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View Poll Results: Which Operating system do you use?
XP 116 70.30%
Win2000 7 4.24%
ME 1 0.61%
98x 11 6.67%
Linux 17 10.30%
MAC 8 4.85%
Don't know 0 0%
What's an Operating System 5 3.03%
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      9th Jul 2004
After the feedback from my test poll I thought that just for an interest to conduct a proper investigation.

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      9th Jul 2004
i will be interested to see the end result - my money goes on 92.6% windows XP though i notice you did not give a choice between which version, not that it matters of course.

 
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I realised just as I pressed the button ... too late, maybe Ian can fix it. I also missed of "other", just in case ... never have been one for Polls anyway.

If I had put XP home in I'm sure it would be the main contender as that is the OS of choice by the majority of Name Builders

 

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      9th Jul 2004
I voted XP (Pro) as that's the one I use the most.

I also use Mandrake 10 (I'm a masochist) and Win 98 (for old Games).

And as I'm a rebel, I'd rather shake itching powder down me underkeks than use ME

oops, sorry, me bad, I'm a wascal, etc., etc., ad nauseum.....

 
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Yeah that is very true. I myself use XP home - i really am not quite sure what the difference is between the two, apart from one is a fair bit dearer. I know theres some network related stuff but theres nothing i havent been able to do with Home.

edit: Flops you just reminded me of something - why did MS release an O/s called WindowsME and one called Windows2000 - surely this would mean they were released withing very short periods of each other. I have heard very good things about 2000 - i believe its that, NT and XP that share the same "thing" whatever it is - meant to be the most secure.

No comments on ME - Im a good little boy

 
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Win2000 = NT4

XP = NT5.1

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oh really? now i'm confused. i though NT was a totally different version of windows!

 
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oh really? now i'm confused. i though NT was a totally different version of windows!
Nope, they just changed the name from NT3.1 to NT4/Win2000

 

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Mucks: Keep off the cider? Who me? I ate so much I ain't been able to get nothing down except a glass or two of red wine, me relatively sober Weather's too poxy to sit outside the pub, I just fancied staying in tonight.

The main difference between XP Home & XP Pro is Networking. There are a couple of other minor differences but the whole thing smacks of a rip-off to me.

As for ME, Microsoft made a good OS with Win 98, best of both worlds, DOS & a version of Windows that was for the first time relatively stable.

With ME they took away the true DOS facility and seemed to lose some stability. A stop gap before XP was released just to cash in if you ask me. And while you're asking I have all Window's OS's from DOS 5.0 to XP Pro. Except ME.

 
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Alright, who's the wisearse who voted 'What's an Operating System'?

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