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Poll: What is your PRIMARY Operating System

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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

We know that Linux is popular with Highlanders.  So, just for fun (no prizes), let's find out what is the primary operating system used by Highlanders.

Post the flavor in the comments.
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#2 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

I voted Mac because my main rig is a Mac and I have the iPhone.

But I am always in one flavor or anther of Windows (WinXP Home/WinXP Pro/Vista/Win7 Ultimate - this is looking for a home - it's retail and the hardware died), and Linux (Debian) as well. Just as much as the Mac really.

So I think I am more OS agnostic .. that's funny! I think some folks have said that of Adam too! ;)

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#3 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:28 AM

I think everyone knows that I'm a Windows user.  Windows 7 is my preference.
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#4 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

Windows 7 is my all time favorite Windows! Ever! :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:51 AM

Of course, Linux is my primary OS with Archlinux as my primary distro on all of my computers. The other machines (tablets/phones) run Android (Jelly Bean).

I do have one small (100gb) Win7 partition for gaming but I keep the nic disabled and rarely boot into it (once every couple of months).
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:35 PM

Windows XP and 7.
I tend to learn a new Windows version while falling back on the tried and true to get things done. So I use XP a lot while I learn how to maneuver around in Win 7.
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#7 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

Like you didn't already know this...

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

gee... i use win a bit more than linux, and linux a lot more than mac
but... i do use 'em all...
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

You're an OS tri-sexual like Adam, huh?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 08 March 2013 - 05:45 PM, said:

Like you didn't already know this...

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Me main os is Arch on the home pc.
I run Windows 7 on a Raid 0 for gaming.
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I use Porteus on a usb stick at home and when travelling. Though I have packed the Pi for a couple of trips and will be packing it more often in the future. :breakfast:
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 08 March 2013 - 06:27 PM, said:

You're an OS tri-sexual like Adam, huh?

I resemble that remark... lol

Mac user at home primarily, Windows 7 at work, and linux all over the place. :)

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#12 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

Yes, that's pretty much my split too Adam. :yes:
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

Primary workstation - ArchLinux
School laptop - Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows 7
Other family member's computers - Mepis Linux
Customers Computers - Windows XP, Vista, and 7, a few Macs and Android phones

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:04 AM

Win 7 Pro on both PCs. Also have WHS installed on a SFF PC to back up both. No smart phones or mobile PCs needed.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

windows 7.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:13 AM

Hello,

Right now, I am running a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 8 on my home computers, OS X Mountain Lion on my 13" MBP, and various VMs with Linux in them (Ubuntu, Arch, etc.).

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#18 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

You have an Arch installation, Aryeh? I'm impressed. You MS MVPs aren't such a bad lot after all. ;)

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:35 PM

Primary OS:  Arch Linux
Server OS:  Arch Linux
Rasberry Pi OS: ArchArm

I don't like Arch do I?    :hysterical:

Windows 7 and XP for work only

Would you believe I have NEVER touched a MAC?  Not knocking MAC at all, the opportunity never presented itself  :)
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

I remember you pre-Arch. What were you running then? Ubuntu? ;)

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 10 March 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

I remember you pre-Arch. What were you running then? Ubuntu? ;)
Started out with Madriva One (KDE 4.3)
Once I realize that KDE was to much for my box of old parts I distro surfed for a while until Security Breach turned me on to Arch once I told you all that I wanted to "LEARN" linux and not just run it.  Yeah, it's all his fault.  :hysterical:
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

View Postichase, on 10 March 2013 - 02:35 PM, said:

Would you believe I have NEVER touched a MAC?  Not knocking MAC at all, the opportunity never presented itself  :)

I'll bring my Mac to work someday, and then you can lay your hands on it and bless it. :D

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

View Postross549, on 10 March 2013 - 03:30 PM, said:

I'll bring my Mac to work someday, and then you can lay your hands on it and bless it. :D

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

The cool thing about Macs is that they are built on a unix-like foundation. I can flex my unix/linux muscles whenever I want. :D

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

I've never set fingers on the keyboard of a Apple or Mac either, that I can remember. It's not by any conscious choice, though. I just never had the opportunity to use one.




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