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View Poll Results: Which operating systems have you used, or at least tried out for one day?
MS-DOS 51 80.95%
OS/2 22 34.92%
Windows 1.x / 2.x 15 23.81%
Windows 3.x 44 69.84%
Windows NT 36 57.14%
Windows 95 57 90.48%
Windows 98 55 87.30%
Windows Me 30 47.62%
Windows XP 60 95.24%
Windows Vista 49 77.78%
Windows 7 50 79.37%
Windows 8 14 22.22%
MacOS X 31 49.21%
MacOS 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 26 41.27%
Linux 42 66.67%
Solaris 17 26.98%
BeOS 5 7.94%
FreeBSD 12 19.05%
Irix 4 6.35%
CP/M 7 11.11%
SysV 2 3.17%
SCO Unix 10 15.87%
HP/UX 7 11.11%
VMS 10 15.87%
Plan 9 2 3.17%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Hmm Better than windows yes (not hard considering it's the worst), but not mac OSX at least in ease of use. OSX and Linux (Ubuntu/Mint) are about equal in my view but for different reasons. My first computer was an 'Einstein'

Day to day I use OSX, and occasionally windows 7 (simply because revit is not available on mac). There's no point in me using Linux because of the lack of commercial cad/design software.
I prefer Windows. Are you saying I'm some kind of masochist?
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I prefer Windows. Are you saying I'm some kind of masochist?
Yeah
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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SGI actually is still around. They do lots of high performance computing stuff and got out of the workstation business. They also had the good sense to abandon MIPS and IRIX and move to Intel and Linux. IRIX is still supported until December 2013, though it hasn't received an update since 2006.

HP, Sun, SGI, etc simply couldn't keep up with advances made by Intel on the hardware side or Microsoft and various open source projects on the software side, at least not at a cost that people would actually pay. Their market was simply too small to sustain home-grown architectures running home-grown operating systems.
I did not know that! It makes sense ... their stuff was too good for them to have simply disappeared.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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Forgot to add I was a heavy user of BTOS...
What a CLI should be, used it for years, in addition to MCP, MCS, CANDE on the big iron.

Did you work for Burroughs?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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I did not know that! It makes sense ... their stuff was too good for them to have simply disappeared.
They actually did go bankrupt and got bought out, and essentially all of their old products got EOLed.

So not quite disappeared, but certainly nothing like they used to be.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Which operating systems have you used, or tried out for at least 1 day?

Which do you use?
I use at least one every day that isn't on your list: OS 2200. But this isn't a mainframe forum. :-)
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What a CLI should be, used it for years, in addition to MCP, MCS, CANDE on the big iron.

Did you work for Burroughs?
I've used MARC, CANDE, and written a little WFL on MCP. Just a short 8-month contract on a Clearpath Libra. Nice to compare/contrast it with OS 2200 and TIP/HVTIP, tho. Not the same thing at all, heh, even though both run natively on Unisys "Clearpath" hardware.

DEMAND under the OS 2200 EXEC is not a particularly good CLI compared to MCP (WFL trashes ECL+SSG), but if you add enough of the tools released from Roseville (CSHELL, CALL, UEDIT, etc.) you can turn it into a fairly nice environment. Sadly, tho, I think the number of people who use those tools is a very small subset of a very small user pool.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Another one is IOS. Not a desktop/server OS... but since it pretty much runs on the majority of the worlds network equipment.....
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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+1 for IOS. Also missing is Xenix.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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IOS, what makes all of this possible
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