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gsnedders
06-22-2005, 12:20 AM
I've decided to restart this, but I'm laying down a few rules:

All ordinary forum rules and posting guidelines (flaming, etc.)
No pointless Mac v. Windows debates, or Linux v. Windows, or Mac v. Linux, etc.
Use your common sense

mindlessLemming
06-22-2005, 12:49 AM
Pfff!!!
You gave Windows ME (P.O.S) it's own option but left win2k as 'Misc. Windows'?!

Consider yourself flamed :p
Why must this pointless thread be rehashed every 6 months when sites like w3schools and google give more accurate results?

tboss132
06-22-2005, 09:18 AM
Use your common sense

You gave Windows ME (P.O.S) it's own option but left win2k as 'Misc. Windows'?!

No Win2k but there's Win ME, now would you call that common sense?

evo
06-22-2005, 10:13 AM
I use Windows XP Pro mainly and OSX slightly less and somewhat rarely, dual boot the OS9 startup disk when needed...

JamieR
06-22-2005, 01:17 PM
I use XP Pro most of the time, however I'm gonna build a new pc running a multiboot of Windows 2000 Server and Mandrake ;)

Auriga
06-22-2005, 03:04 PM
Mostly Fedora Core 3 and Windows XP Pro when the need calls.

Keeping an eye on Fedora Core 4 though :D :thumbsup:

JamieR
06-22-2005, 03:48 PM
I bet Windows 2000 is still more widely used than Windows ME, but feel free to correct me ;) (Win ME isn't detailed itself on W3schools OS stats)

Why didn't you have windows 2000 as a choice instead of Win ME...Win ME was a catastrophic faliure by MS IMO.

evo
06-22-2005, 03:53 PM
Well having Windows 2k is pointless on a standalone machine used only for home use. XP home will provide all the user functionality that 2k would.

JamieR
06-22-2005, 03:56 PM
Well having Windows 2k is pointless on a standalone machine used only for home use.

I had it on one of my home machines for a while and it was fine for me...However all my machines now run XP Professional.

ItsMe
06-22-2005, 05:08 PM
XP Pro most of the time, but i also have and use PCs running Windows 98, Mac (dont know what version), and Red Hat Linux 9 on my local webserver.

JamieR
06-22-2005, 06:31 PM
I've got my Apache etc on this pc atm running XP Pro SP2 - I'm gonna pick up a cheap box off ebay or something to shove Linux on and use as a webserver ;)

oracleguy
06-22-2005, 07:05 PM
Why must this pointless thread be rehashed every 6 months when sites like w3schools and google give more accurate results?

I agree, these results are so badly distorted that they don't serve much use at all. We are all for better or worse computer people and what we use doesn't accurately represent what the rest of the computer using world actually uses.

Jason
06-22-2005, 08:29 PM
I have a cluster of 2K machines and a few linux machines and 1 XP machine...


Jason

JamieR
06-22-2005, 08:37 PM
Does anyone know how cheap I can get an academic licence of Windows Server 2003 Standard [or Enterprise] for in GBP?

Jamie.

Crake
06-22-2005, 09:16 PM
i see some people use windows 98 :eek:

i use windows xp as thats what all my p.cs use i am hoping to get a apple mac in the next few months though :p

JamieR
06-22-2005, 09:47 PM
a apple mac in the next few months though :p
ah nice....I got a old powerbook but it's buggered :mad:

carl_mcdade
06-23-2005, 07:18 AM
On a whim since it came with a leased computer I tried WindowsXP Pro. I usually stick with the server versions of windows but though I would give the pro version a go since it was included. So I swapped OSes between the machines. Well now after 8 months with XP pro and having used all the RC versions of 2003 server before that, I am now back on Windows 2003 server and enjoying it. XP pro was headache after headache and seemed to get slower and slower. I don't know what the exact differences are between the two but the server version runs more smoothly on my development machine.

Roelf
06-23-2005, 08:43 AM
I use Win XP Pro on my business machine, Win XP Home on our home machine, and Windows 2003 server on a virtual machine, for development and test

JamieR
06-23-2005, 11:26 AM
Windows Server 2003 is more stable and reliable than XP IMO...well it should be, it's a server OS ;)

whackaxe
06-23-2005, 01:27 PM
at the moment i'm on windows98, but i should be on OS X in a couple of days (unless Apple continue to "protect" me and keep asking me to proove I own my credit card :p)

mark87
06-23-2005, 02:57 PM
XP :p

... but just been playing about with Linux and Windows Longhorn Alpha in a virtual PC. ;)

jkd
06-23-2005, 06:53 PM
This thread has been done numerous times before. Post in the older ones if you want to discuss operating systems.



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