What OS do you run?

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#1 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
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#2 Posted by Bucketdeth (8244 posts) -

Windows 7 right now, but it's telling me I have to change or it's going to expire on me lol.

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#3 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2045 posts) -

Linux usually. Windows 7 when I want to play something on my computer.

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#4 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2045 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" Windows 7 right now, but it's telling me I have to change or it's going to expire on me lol. "
You're probably using build 7000. I think if you upgrade to 7100 or newer you won't get that problem.
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#5 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4314 posts) -

vista. hell yeah :/

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#6 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -

I'm running Windows 7 RC. It is good I guess xD.

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#7 Posted by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

Vista Home Premium 64bit SP2 - Main PC
OSX 10.5.6 - Work Machine
Windows XP Professional SP3 - Laptop
Windows XP Professional SP2 - Old Computer that I haven't touched in a while

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#8 Edited by Pazy (2730 posts) -

Linux (various distros) and Windows 7 RC.

I love how "other" is actually winning just now :)

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#9 Posted by Kiemoe (1094 posts) -

I'm running Windows 7 on a tower I built from scratch. So when this thing expires on me I'm screwed, cause I dunno what to install.

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#10 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Kiemoe said:
" I'm running Windows 7 on a tower I built from scratch. So when this thing expires on me I'm screwed, cause I dunno what to install. "
It expires the summer of 2010. You have some time. Just buy Windows 7 when it comes out.
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#11 Edited by Luke (1812 posts) -

Did you really just shoehorn all Linux and Windows Server OS's into "Other"? :p  ... and where's the "I Run Multiple OS's" option? 

I guess I'll put Windows 7 RC, because that's what I'm gaming-on right now, but the computer I use most for work is running Windows Server 2008 R2 RC. 

I also have Ubuntu on my laptop and Yellow Dog on my PS3 :p 

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#12 Posted by Ben_H (3845 posts) -

I'm currently dual booting Windows 7 RC and Ubuntu 9.04.  I mainly use Windows because this site is currently jacked on Ubuntu and so is Youtube.  Does anyone have any recommendation for fixing it?  I like Ubuntu way more I just can't enjoy my favourite site so I use it less.

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#13 Posted by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

Win7 expires June 2010 and in March 2010 it will shut down your system after 2 hours of usage. Just pay for a license in October when it becomes available.

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#14 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Luke said:
" Did you really just shoehorn all Linux and Windows Server OS's into "Other"? :p  ... and where's the "I Run Multiple OS's" option?I guess I'll put Windows 7 RC, because that's what I'm gaming-on right now, but the computer I use most for work is running Windows Server 2008 R2 RC.  I also have Ubuntu on my laptop and Yellow Dog on my PS3 :p  "
Sorry I don't know much about Linux so I didn't know what to put for it. I didn't make a space for mulitible OS's so that people would just put the one they use the most on the poll and say what others they use when they post.
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#15 Posted by Luke (1812 posts) -
@Wolverine said:
" @Luke said:
" Did you really just shoehorn all Linux and Windows Server OS's into "Other"? :p  ... and where's the "I Run Multiple OS's" option?I guess I'll put Windows 7 RC, because that's what I'm gaming-on right now, but the computer I use most for work is running Windows Server 2008 R2 RC.  I also have Ubuntu on my laptop and Yellow Dog on my PS3 :p  "
Sorry I don't know much about Linux so I didn't know what to put for it. I didn't make a space for mulitible OS's so that people would just put the one they use the most on the poll and say what others they use when they post.
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I'm mostly using Windows Server 2008 R2 RC for Hyper-V (for Virtual Machines), where I run almost every Windows OS known to man, for building and testing software.  I think on a daily basis, I actually don't use one Windows version over another. 
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#16 Posted by Xolare (1333 posts) -

Windows XP MCE. Really great OS. It's like Vista and XP had butsecks.

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#17 Posted by Ben_H (3845 posts) -
@Xolare said:
" Windows XP MCE. Really great OS. It's like Vista and XP had butsecks. "
Yeah it is good.  I have it on my old computer.  Looks good and runs smooth.
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#18 Posted by Tireyo (6713 posts) -

Windows Vista for my laptop.
Windows XP for dad's 2 laptops, one's for work only.
Windows XP for the main desktop.

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#19 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Ben_H said:
" @Xolare said:
" Windows XP MCE. Really great OS. It's like Vista and XP had butsecks. "
Yeah it is good.  I have it on my old computer.  Looks good and runs smooth. "
What is XP MCE?
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#20 Posted by einherjan (623 posts) -
  1. Windows 7 64-Bit RC
  2. Windows XP SP 3
  3. Mac OS X Leopard
I don't know how anyone can be running Snow Leopard since it is not out yet.
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#21 Edited by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Einherjan said:
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  1. Windows 7 64-Bit RC
  2. Windows XP SP 3
  3. Mac OS X Leopard
I don't know how anyone can be running Snow Leopard since it is not out yet. "
That is a good point. xD I thought maybe there was a beta.
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#22 Posted by Cerza (1678 posts) -

Mac OS X Leopard

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#23 Posted by Commando (1999 posts) -

OS X Leopard.

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#24 Posted by sketch (196 posts) -

I'm using Vista, Ubuntu and SUSE. Windows 7 is also installed, but I haven't gotten around to using it much

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#25 Posted by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -

Windows XP

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#26 Posted by Matthew (2150 posts) -

XP Home.  Going to build a new computer by the end of '10 I'm thinking, or whenever usb 3.0 comes out.  And Diablo 3 :D
so at that point I'll either stick with XP or shoot for 7

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#27 Posted by Megalon (1457 posts) -

Linux at work, Vista at home. Sometimes I go to a friend's house to cheat on my OS's with a Mac, and I always feel dirty after. 

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#28 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (5009 posts) -

Laptop: Vista
Desktop #1: XP
Desktop #2: XP

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#29 Posted by Linkyshinks (11403 posts) -

Vista Ultimate 64bit on my own PC, and Vista 32bit in my studio.

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#30 Posted by Pazy (2730 posts) -
@Wolverine said:
" @Ben_H said:
" @Xolare said:
" Windows XP MCE. Really great OS. It's like Vista and XP had butsecks. "
Yeah it is good.  I have it on my old computer.  Looks good and runs smooth. "
What is XP MCE?
"

Media Center Edition
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#31 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Pazy said:
" @Wolverine said:
" @Ben_H said:
" @Xolare said:
" Windows XP MCE. Really great OS. It's like Vista and XP had butsecks. "
Yeah it is good.  I have it on my old computer.  Looks good and runs smooth. "
What is XP MCE?
"
Media Center Edition "
Oh, the one that came out in 2005. The only reason I remember that is because I wanted ot stream stuff to my Xbox at the time when it came out and I couldn't because I didn't have that edition.
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#32 Posted by einherjan (623 posts) -
@Wolverine: Think there's only internal testing for Apple products.
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#33 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine: Think there's only internal testing for Apple products. "
That isn't true. Safari 4 had a beta.
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#34 Edited by einherjan (623 posts) -
@Wolverine:@Wolverine said:
" @Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine: Think there's only internal testing for Apple products. "
That isn't true. Safari 4 had a beta.
"
That's a browser though. I was referring to OS's.
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#35 Posted by MeierTheRed (5111 posts) -

OS X Leopard

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#36 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8553 posts) -

I'm using vista, I am worried that windows 7 will expire.

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#37 Posted by Giantsquirrel (620 posts) -

I'm using Vista Home Premium on my desktop and Win7 on my laptop. I prefer 7.

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#38 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine:@Wolverine said:
" @Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine: Think there's only internal testing for Apple products. "
That isn't true. Safari 4 had a beta.
"
That's a browser though. I was referring to OS's. "
The iPhone's 3rd OS had a beta.
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#39 Posted by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine:@Wolverine said:
" @Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine: Think there's only internal testing for Apple products. "
That isn't true. Safari 4 had a beta.
"
That's a browser though. I was referring to OS's. "
The iPhone's 3rd OS had a beta if that counts.
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#40 Posted by Nat3TheGreat13 (270 posts) -

Windows XP

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#41 Posted by einherjan (623 posts) -
@Wolverine@Wolverine said:
" @Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine:@Wolverine said:
" @Einherjan said:
" @Wolverine: Think there's only internal testing for Apple products. "
That isn't true. Safari 4 had a beta.
"
That's a browser though. I was referring to OS's. "
The iPhone's 3rd OS had a beta if that counts.
"
Well, I guess. I just haven't seen a actual desktop or laptop beta...
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#42 Posted by Ham08 (214 posts) -

WinXP on my gaming rig and Ubuntu 8.10 on my LAMP sever.

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#43 Posted by Bucketdeth (8244 posts) -
@AnimZero said:
"@Bucketdeth said:
" Windows 7 right now, but it's telling me I have to change or it's going to expire on me lol. "
You're probably using build 7000. I think if you upgrade to 7100 or newer you won't get that problem."

How would I go about upgrading?
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#44 Posted by Kiemoe (1094 posts) -
@Wolverine said:
" @Kiemoe said:
" I'm running Windows 7 on a tower I built from scratch. So when this thing expires on me I'm screwed, cause I dunno what to install. "
It expires the summer of 2010. You have some time. Just buy Windows 7 when it comes out.
"
Oh Windows 7 is gonna release at the same time the beta closes?
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#45 Posted by Tiwi (1422 posts) -

Love my XP
I just can't handle Vista, used it on my laptop for about 6 months and I cound't stand it.

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#46 Edited by Wolverine (4600 posts) -
@Kiemoe said:
" @Wolverine said:
" @Kiemoe said:
" I'm running Windows 7 on a tower I built from scratch. So when this thing expires on me I'm screwed, cause I dunno what to install. "
It expires the summer of 2010. You have some time. Just buy Windows 7 when it comes out.
"
Oh Windows 7 is gonna release at the same time the beta closes?
"
No, Windows 7 releases in October 2009. Starting March 2010 the RC will start shuting down your computer every two hours and after June 2010 the RC will stop working.
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#47 Posted by Karmum (11515 posts) -

Windows Vista, for about 6 months. Prior to Vista I was using XP for several years.

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#48 Posted by natetodamax (19453 posts) -

Windows XP

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#49 Posted by Ben_H (3845 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" How would I go about upgrading? "
In the case of going from beta to RC i believe you have to clean install.  I think Microsoft has a page on it.
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#50 Posted by rokkis (76 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" @AnimZero said:
"@Bucketdeth said:
" Windows 7 right now, but it's telling me I have to change or it's going to expire on me lol. "
You're probably using build 7000. I think if you upgrade to 7100 or newer you won't get that problem."
How would I go about upgrading? "
Guide for upgrading from build 7000 to build 7100

Don't come crying if it breaks. :p

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