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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%
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Which operating systems have you used, or tried out for at least 1 day?

Which do you use?
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:11 AM
 
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You forgot this one:

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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And Windows 2000...

Atari... Did they have their own OS?

Now we have a mix of XP and W7 with Windows Home Server 2011 thrown in.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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I use Ubuntu 11.10.... which is a distro of Linux.

By far better than any version of Windows or Mac OS. Just my opinion of Course
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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12 of 'em.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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11 of them...
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: So. Cal
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15 from the list plus Atari TOS/GEM, AmigaOS, ReactOS and Window Home Server.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I use Ubuntu 11.10.... which is a distro of Linux.

By far better than any version of Windows or Mac OS. Just my opinion of Course
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.

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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12 plus AIX, MVS, OS/390, z/OS, AS/400, and Tandem.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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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.
There is no arguing that. It is all personal preference of course, and with linux being open source, there is a lack of professional software. I just personally enjoy it more than the others due to its speed and I love how it is open source.
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