View Poll Results: Name your OS

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  • Windows

    35 67.31%
  • Mac

    10 19.23%
  • Linux

    5 9.62%
  • Other (BeOS, etc.)

    2 3.85%
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  1.    #1  
    What the hell, the idea was made and I'll run with it. I didn't include any "soon-to-be" options, desires are irrelevent.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  2. #2  
    Kinda limited in the choices though. I'm currently running WinMe on this machine and Linux on my other desktop and my laptop (not to mention Qnix on my Audrey). Should I vote for highest total processor speed in a particular OS, or total weight of computers + monitors?

    "...desires are irrelevent."

    Tell that to a three year old!
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
  3. #3  
    Originally posted by BobbyMike
    Should I vote for highest total processor speed in a particular OS, or total weight of computers + monitors?

    I think you should vote for the one that crashes the least, can I retract my vote for Windows?
  4. #4  
    I named mine "Horatio"; does that count?
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  5. #5  
    What if you use more than one?
    We're all naked if you turn us inside out.
    -David Byrne
  6. #6  
    Originally posted by dampeoples


    I think you should vote for the one that crashes the least, can I retract my vote for Windows?
    my winxp is very stable....
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  7. #7  
    All the paranoia about Microsoft aside, the XP operating system is running rock-solid for me. A staggering improvement in speed and stability for my system.
  8. #8  
    Is this a name your favourite OS, or name the OS that people make you use most.

    As for favourite OS, mine is NeXTSTEP. Haven't encountered anything that comes close to it, for ease of use and application development.

    Windoze I only use because other people make me.
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  9. #9  
    NeXTSTEP is an OS now?!?!

    Ark.
  10.    #10  
    Name the OS you use the most. Should've put that at the beginning - can y'all f'give me?

    bobbymike, I've tried [telling that to a 3 year old]. I've had more fun having dental work done. I just keep telling myself that I'm the parent.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  11. #11  
    Originally posted by imabug
    Is this a name your favourite OS, or name the OS that people make you use most.

    As for favourite OS, mine is NeXTSTEP. Haven't encountered anything that comes close to it, for ease of use and application development.

    Windoze I only use because other people make me.
    OSX is derived from NextOS and Cocoa (OSXs native development environment) is NextStep. Give it a try.
  12. #12  
    Hmm, I have a hard choice between Linux and Windows; in the end I voted Windows since it's the one I'm usually using natively on whatever computer I'm physically sitting at... but I use Linux extensively at work and at home for its rock-solid web/mail/file server capabilities. At work I'm usually logged into one of several Linux boxen either via telnet or X, or directly logged into the Linux virtual machine I have running under Windows NT. Or better yet, telneting to another Linux box while logged into the VM.

    At home I'm usually logged into my old Pentium 200/RedHat box which serves as firewall/samba/apache/etc server. I'll be ditching Windows at home just as soon as I can afford a Ti Powerbook. In the meantime I'll suffer with WindowsME and an occaisional session in KDE 2.2 under Mandrake 8, which lives on a separate partition from WinME.

    <petpeeve>I would actually use KDE a whole lot more if somebody would implement some usable word wrap functionality; all the text editors seem to use core KDE functions for their editing preferences, and there's no way to do 'virtual wrapping' to keep the editor window from sidescrolling; if you do specify 'Word Wrap', it physically inserts a newline character after 80 columns - this can cause problems when you're trying to write code.</petpeeve>

    Originally posted by BobbyMike
    "...desires are irrelevent."

    Tell that to a three year old!
    Heh, one of many reasons I don't (and won't) have one.
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  13. #13  
    Um, where's PALM OS???? Believe it or not, I use it the most.

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  14.    #14  
    Originally posted by Burns
    Um, where's PALM OS????
    Um, Other.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  15. #15  
    Originally posted by Arker
    NeXTSTEP is an OS now?!?!
    It wasn't before?
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  16. #16  
    Originally posted by Toby
    It wasn't before?
    NextStep is (was) an operating environment that ran on a number of different OSs including Windows. In the version that ran on the NEXT boxes, it included the Mach OS.
  17. #17  
    Originally posted by Arker
    NeXTSTEP is an OS now?!?!

    Ark.
    Sure, always has been. NeXTStep consisted of a BSD-ish flavour of Unix running a Mach kernel and the DisplayPostScript driven GUI. It was the GUI that rocked though.

    But, I digress...
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  18. #18  
    It was the GUI that rocked though.
    Are there any sites that go into the NeXT GUI? I'd be interested in seeing what made it so unique...
    We're all naked if you turn us inside out.
    -David Byrne
  19. #19  
    Windows XP Pro, BeOS 5 Pro
    "Life is what you experience between racing games"
    Galley
  20. #20  
    I'm going to vote for Linux 'cause I enjoy using it so much more. I only use WinMe 'cause I have to (for now).

    D-R, does reminding yourself that you're the parent work for you? It didn't work for me at 2AM this morning when Martin wanted to sing "Shine Jesus, Shine".
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
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