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Poll Results: What is your favourite OS?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 2% of voters (8)
    Windows 3.1
  • 1% of voters (6)
    Windows 95
  • 2% of voters (10)
    Windows 98
  • 2% of voters (7)
    Windows 2000
  • 1% of voters (4)
    Windows ME
  • 11% of voters (40)
    Windows XP
  • 4% of voters (14)
    Windows Vista
  • 53% of voters (181)
    Windows 7
  • 8% of voters (30)
    Windows 8
  • 4% of voters (16)
    Mac OS X
  • 8% of voters (30)
    Linux Mint / Ubuntu
  • 5% of voters (17)
    Arch Linux
  • 0% of voters (3)
    SUSE Linux
  • 0% of voters (1)
    Puppy Linux
  • 0% of voters (2)
    Fedora
  • 3% of voters (13)
    Other Linux Distribution (Please specify in post)
  • 3% of voters (13)
    Other OS (Please specify in post)
340 Total Votes  
post #121 of 173
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Originally Posted by Sporadic E View Post

Where is DOS 6.22 with 4DOS and Windows for Workgroups 3.11? Those are really the fovorites as they worked so well with each other. And for those who really like to punish themselves there is always OS/2 Warp.
Es
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Trolling or genuine opinion? thinking.gif

I loved DOS and 3.11. I spent more time in DOS then any other OS. I had DOS 2.x in my first 8088 in 1982ish. As for OS/2 Warp...well that was pure crap. I just cant believe you have a poll and leave off the OS that was around the longest. I did vote for 3.1 since 3.11 was not listed. biggrin.gif I guess a poll for worse OS should be next with contenders like OS/2 Warp, Windows ME and Vista up for the title.
 
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post #122 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sporadic E View Post

I loved DOS and 3.11. I spent more time in DOS then any other OS. I had DOS 2.x in my first 8088 in 1982ish. As for OS/2 Warp...well that was pure crap. I just cant believe you have a poll and leave off the OS that was around the longest. I did vote for 3.1 since 3.11 was not listed. biggrin.gif I guess a poll for worse OS should be next with contenders like OS/2 Warp, Windows ME and Vista up for the title.

DOS was ok, but it was somewhat limited (even for it's day): single user, no sane method for multi-tasking, lack of any decent scripting ability. It seemed particularly limited back in the early 80s as I'd sooner have a desktop computer running a BASIC interpreter than a CLI environment that was essentially only useful as a launcher and file manager. I recall having I AmsDOS and CP/M disks for my Amstrad CPC 464 that I'd have to manually run from BASIC and the whole thing seemed utterly pointless.

Why the OS/2 hate? It's one of the few OSs I've never used but from all accounts that I've read, it ran circles around Win3.x
post #123 of 173
I do not have a favorite OS..; I use one I think is the best for a specific task.

I use W7 for gaming ( no choice here )

I use Mountain Lion for browsing and some specific apps

I use Debian 6 for general exerimentiions and Linux only programs

I use Solaris but I will have to switch to FreeBSD ( :sadface: ) on my Homeserver
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post #124 of 173
My favorite all time OS is Windows NT 4.0 because all modern OS are build upon it. It was stable, fast and stream lined. Very limited if you were going to use it today, but back in 96 it was the shiznit.
post #125 of 173
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Originally Posted by jdbishop View Post

My favorite all time OS is Windows NT 4.0 because all modern OS are build upon it....

That's not even close to true.
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post #126 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sporadic E View Post


I loved DOS and 3.11. I spent more time in DOS then any other OS. I had DOS 2.x in my first 8088 in 1982ish. As for OS/2 Warp...well that was pure crap. I just cant believe you have a poll and leave off the OS that was around the longest. I did vote for 3.1 since 3.11 was not listed. biggrin.gif I guess a poll for worse OS should be next with contenders like OS/2 Warp, Windows ME and Vista up for the title.

I was going to list DOS but since its not on the list I chose Windows 8 as its the best OS I've used SINCE DOS. That is pretty high praise coming from an old CMD line guy.
 
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post #127 of 173
Currently my favorite is Windows 7.
post #128 of 173
debian has not failed me 10 years and counting.
post #129 of 173
windows FTW
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post #130 of 173
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Originally Posted by jdbishop View Post

My favorite all time OS is Windows NT 4.0 because all modern OS are build upon it.
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Originally Posted by Metmop View Post

That's not even close to true.

I'm assuming he is referring to the "ntkernel" line of operating systems: 2000, XP, as well as vista and 7 (with corresponding server versions) and it wouldn't surprise me if there was some NT left in 8 as well. I'm not sure if they started over for windows phone but I'm fairly certain whatever that is that runs the 360 has some NT kernel as well (the NT4 install CD had a PPC install folder there next to the x86, MIPS and Alpha folders...which is why it wouldn't surprise me). Hopefully no one would think Linux or BSD-based OSes have some NT in them.
 
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