Poll: Which operating system do you think is best?
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View poll results: Which operating system do you think is best?
MAC
7 10%
WINDOWS
49 69%
LINUX
14 20%
Other
1 1%
Voters: 71.
#1
I did use the search button, although no threads that were exactly about this were there. Also, most threads like this get spammed with things such as "MAC SUCKS" and "I hate windows!!". Also most of the other threads were to help someone make a decision about which to buy.

First of all.. Please do not post if you do not know much about computers. If you wish me to make this clearer.. If you don't know what graphics card and processor are in your computer you probably are not informed enough to post.

Also, please format your replies like this

Which operating system do you think is best?

Why?

What experience do you have with other systems?

Do you have anything else to add to this discussion.

If you believe someone has posted something that is incorrect, quote them, then put what you have to say below it. Please be polite about it, I don't want a flame war.
#2
OMG UBUNTU R TEH PWNZOR!!!!

Evry1 who dusnt use it r n00bs!!!!!

I SHOULD GET EVEN THOSE OLD PEOPLE AND N00BS WHO BARELY KNOW HOW TO USE A pc TO UNINSTALL WINDOWS AND INSTAL MY VASTLY SUPERIOR ONE!!!!

No.

Windows. I like Vista quite a bit actually, I just need to D/L a working copy Mine is somewhat f00ked.

I dislike those elitist geeks though. They are so up their ass about the fact they use some Linux based OS they probably don't even use their PC for anything, just piss around with the OS.
#3
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OMG UBUNTU R TEH PWNZOR!!!!

Evry1 who dusnt use it r n00bs!!!!!

I SHOULD GET EVEN THOSE OLD PEOPLE AND N00BS WHO BARELY KNOW HOW TO USE A pc TO UNINSTALL WINDOWS AND INSTAL MY VASTLY SUPERIOR ONE!!!!

you are the kind of person i hate.....a lot.
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#5
Windows FTW!


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#6
Did any of you read all of my post!!! I told you to explain why you like what you like. Saying you just like something is asking for a flame war. If you want a war, make your own thread saying that you love windows/mac, don't use mine.
#7
Quote by Vermintide
OMG UBUNTU R TEH PWNZOR!!!!
Windows. I like Vista quite a bit actually, I just need to D/L a working copy Mine is somewhat f00ked.

I dislike those elitist geeks though. They are so up their ass about the fact they use some Linux based OS they probably don't even use their PC for anything, just piss around with the OS.


I agree, I love my Windows Vista...and it's a downloaded pirate copy that is "Genuine"
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#8
I haven't used my own installation of windows in over a year. Though, yes I did just install windows in my VM.

Most Linux Distributions are:
#Fast
#Fluid
#Awesome WMs that are also the above, and their sex:resource rape ratio is far better than M$.
#Reliable, your whole system doesnt crash because of one little ****up like windows tends to do.
#Mostly free of propietary code
#Free, or reasonably priced so they can natively install drivers
#Good hardware support for the most part
#Educational, you can screw with it if you want. Its not a bad game - speaking of games:
#Package repositories, they rock - want a nice 3d game or need a program? just search a repository and install!

Oh yeah, i have a gripe at linux too: I hate Ubuntu 7.04, the root password system is all ****ed up. There is more than one root password and all a user has to do is find one out and go nuts - give themselves root privileges.
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#9
I use Windows XP, works fine for me. I'll probably move on to Vista whenever I get a new computer, by then they'll have all the 'kinks' worked out and it there will be more support for software, drivers, and the like. Right now, I don't feel compelled to upgrade.

I have some experience with Macs, we were forced to use them in high school for the computer science courses I took. Also when there are no PCs available in the computer labs I will opt to use a Mac. Overall, the OS X and the GUI seems a little more intuitive than Windows, but I still prefer Windows probably due to my familiarity with them.

Linux, well I have not tried. I've been meaning to experiment with it but I just haven't had the time with summer courses and work occupying most of my time. However, I did order ubuntu (which is completely free), and it came via mail about a week ago.
Last edited by Negative Burn at Aug 17, 2007,
#10
Sigh...

Windows is crap. It wastes resources on seemingly random and unnecessary things, and is the main reason people are so keen on buying uber performance computers these days - because Windows can't run well on an old computer. (Though after a few years of tear it won't run well on a new one either...)

Linux. Any kind is fine, I've yet to find a Linux that's worse than others. It simply gets more out of your computer, you won't have to reinstall everything every few months, and you don't have to pay huge amounts of money for it - or for the software provided. It's all free and open-source, which is good. (A hint of communism in the internet)
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#11
i duel boot windows xp and vista, but imo linux is probably the best OS around. only because it is hell of alot more stable then any other OS system around ands it's starting to be able to do all the functions of a windows machine. of coarse it's biggest down side is the lack of support in software and hardware. windows imo would be a hell of alot better pc if Microsoft spent alot more time on tweaking up the security rather then rushing to get it out on the market then fixing problems as they occur while heaps of ppl are getting hacked because of their laziness is system security. and mac.. well they just suck, they might be alright for someone who just wants to surf the web and look at porn but their nothing special in terms of gaming and performance.

thats my opinion anyway
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#12
i like linux, particularly the lack of viruses
windows (from ME onwards) just never really agreed with my computer. i still have it running parallel on my laptop though, coz a lot of games wont work on linux, and lets face it, what good is a computer without games :L....
never spent much time using a mac so i cant really comment.....
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#13
Having used both Windows and Linux I've got to say I prefer Vista to all other operating systems.

I've not had any stability issues with Vista and no compatibility problems with any software, and I do a lot of software development as part of my job.

Linux is good but I just never feel as comfortable as I do within windows.
#14
I like Ubuntu a lot. Almost better than Windows.

I'd never heard very many good things about Vista until I stepped into this thread.
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#15
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I like Ubuntu a lot. Almost better than Windows.

I'd never heard very many good things about Vista until I stepped into this thread.


I'm in a good position, because I just built a new computer so I'm not experiencing any problems with older hardware not being fully functional and I have 4gb of Ram, so the experience has been better than XP for me.
#16
I really have no say because i've only ownd windows, but windows for me!!
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#17
Ive tried linux but as a pc gamer I just never used it. I now have vista installed on a second hd but only for upcoming dx10 stuff as I dislike it in general. Overall xp is my fav, but once they sort out certain vista things it may be worth a move.
#18
Mac OS X, for me. More stable, secure, efficient, and much, much sexier.
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