Which Operating system do you use?

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Which Operating system do you use?

  1. XP

    86.8%
  2. Win2000

    2.6%
  3. ME

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 98x

    7.9%
  5. Linux

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. MAC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Don't know

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. What's an Operating System

    2.6%
  1. muckshifter

    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    After the feedback from my test poll I thought that just for an interest to conduct a proper investigation.

    Please leave any comments below … remember NO OS bashing or your post will be deleted.

    :D
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    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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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    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
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    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 :D

    oops, sorry, me bad, I'm a wascal, etc., etc., ad nauseum..... :D
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    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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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    Win2000 = NT4

    XP = NT5.1

    ... keep off the Cider Flopps :D
     
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    oh really? now i'm confused. i though NT was a totally different version of windows!
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    Nope, they just changed the name from NT3.1 to NT4/Win2000
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    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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    Re: What Operating system do you use

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

    Hehe ;)
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    not me...

    anyway of telling?
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    Dunno, I've never looked that deep. I have Admin rights at another Forum but it's the Vb version before this one, V3.0 I think. This board, I think, is V4.0.

    Anyway, I'm only kiddin' ;)
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    lol. It looks like we have some people that are computer iliterate.

    I just got to ask, why put up the option 'what's an operating system' I mean come on..............How thick can one be:)?
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    now now lets not frighten this person away...

    i bet its someone who knows what windows is etc but has never really heard the term "operating system" before and just got confused...
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    I'm not that too surprised that some people do not know what an OS is ... I haven't a clue what "engine" is in my car apart from it being a 1300. (no I'm not joking)

    I have taken numerious phone calls and when I've ask what is your OS I'm sure a blank expression comes accross their face as the the reply is often "what!" ... you then ask what Windows are you using ... ;)

    ... and you'll always find in polls some one "ticking that box" just for the fun of it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    Oh, and psd99 was one of the "jokers" the other was a visitor. :D

    :p
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    I use Win 98 on my old computer and i use Win XP Home Ed on my good one, i also have a copy of Win XP Pro, but i cannot be bothered to format me comp just to slap it on.

    I must say Win XP has been the most stable OS i've ever used. (GJ Bill)
     
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    i use XP Pro/XP home and 2K.

    millenium was released as a home o/s while 2K is mainly for business' and networks.
     
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    Re: What Operating system do you use

    Windows XP Pro also contains the ability to use dual proccessors. It also alows you to conect to it via remote desktop.
     
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    WinXP pro also allows dual proccessor support and connection via remote desktop.
     
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