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fuckme!
06-06-2005, 11:44 PM
What is your favourite operating system?

Endymion
06-07-2005, 12:00 AM
linux and beos, clod.

sKratch
06-07-2005, 12:06 AM
This thread is a gaping asshole waiting for elitism to rape it. Way to only mention Windows and Mac.

Endymion
06-07-2005, 12:23 AM
not to mention skyos, dragonflybsd, qnx, and syllable.

fuckme!
06-07-2005, 12:30 AM
You may also vote for linux if you wish, or whatever else you like. Windows and mac are main though.

Endymion
06-07-2005, 12:35 AM
You may also vote for linux if you wish, or whatever else you like. Windows and mac are main though.

they may be the most common to the public eye on desktop systems, but the internet runs on unix, linux, and bsd.

notoriousdoc
06-07-2005, 12:40 AM
I'd liked to be bothered to use Linux next time I get a PC, but I'm not. The support for it when shit goes down isn't generally good, no?

Endymion
06-07-2005, 12:43 AM
I'd liked to be bothered to use Linux next time I get a PC, but I'm not. The support for it when shit goes down isn't generally good, no?

you can't call dell if that's what you mean, but google is your best friend. plus stuff doesn't randomly stop working. drivers for most hardware are included in the kernel.

notoriousdoc
06-07-2005, 12:45 AM
you can't call dell if that's what you mean, but google is your best friend. plus stuff doesn't randomly stop working. drivers for most hardware are included in the kernel.

Hmm, sounds good, I really might think about it. Have you got a favourite distro?

Endymion
06-07-2005, 12:51 AM
i typically use fedora, but if it's your first try ubuntu might be better. people seem to be flocking all over that lately. plus it has a livecd version, meaning you can just load the whole os by booting from the cd, it doesn't touch your hard drive--all cdrom and ram.

billiejoe87_greenday
06-07-2005, 01:08 AM
Windows XP Professional with service pack 2. Very stable.

Endymion
06-07-2005, 01:16 AM
Windows XP Professional with service pack 2. Very stable.

what's your typical uptime?

billiejoe87_greenday
06-07-2005, 01:23 AM
Around 30-35 seconds. That includes Norton systemworks and Zone alarm and msn all loading at windows startup.

sKratch
06-07-2005, 01:23 AM
I was up 3 weeks+ with no problems. Had to shut down to go home from school.

HornyPope
06-07-2005, 01:28 AM
Uhh that also depends on your ram and how processes running (wanted or unwanted). Yeah I easily pulled off a month on numerous occasions and probably more but i'm not much interested at setting any uptime records or anything so I seldom keep track.

billiejoe87_greenday
06-07-2005, 01:30 AM
What does uptime mean? I thought he meant startup time. Anyway i typically leave the computer on for around a day. I never leave it on overnight.

HornyPope
06-07-2005, 01:32 AM
Of course every OS also has its main purpose and some are obviously better fit for certain roles than others, but that's stating the obvious.

voodoomagik
06-07-2005, 02:56 AM
windows is a very very powerful OS.
you only have to know how to set up your services and processes straight.

Jimbob2005
06-07-2005, 02:58 AM
I voted Windows 2000. I know it is networked based hence has limited features, but it has most/similar features to Windows XP (although XP does have a lot of useful utilities). XP is just too much of a pain in the arse - it is slow when deleting files, and the way it works altogether is complex and a pain in the arse.

Apart from that, it is fairly stable. Better than most OS's anyway. Oh fuck, why did I select Windows 2000?!

RXP
06-07-2005, 03:35 AM
This thread is a gaping asshole waiting for elitism to rape it. Way to only mention Windows and Mac.

Cause duh Windows is superior for 99.9% of people out there.

I've had 2 months uptime on WinXP. I could go longer. It's the most stable interactive OS ever.

I installed redhat on a PII300 and it literally took 10 mins to bootup. Win2k takes like less than 2mins.

Sunny
06-07-2005, 07:12 AM
OSX. suckers.

Vera
06-07-2005, 11:11 AM
I'm glad I don't know what you're talking about.

Endymion
06-07-2005, 11:13 AM
Cause duh Windows is superior for 99.9% of people out there.

i believe it's closer to 94%. mac has an install base of 3-5% and other systems 2-4%


I've had 2 months uptime on WinXP. I could go longer. It's the most stable interactive OS ever.

what's not interactive about freebsd, which has recorded uptimes that go up to years?

fuckme!
06-08-2005, 01:39 AM
I just think plain and simple, Windows xp is the best, of course though you need sp2, because without it, it's not very secure. I use Internet explorer because I think Firefox is a load of crap.