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Current time: August 8, 2022, 5:43 pm

Poll: Best operating system(s)?
This poll is closed.
Windows
26.42%
14 26.42%
Mac OS X
11.32%
6 11.32%
Linux
26.42%
14 26.42%
FreeBSD
5.66%
3 5.66%
AIX
3.77%
2 3.77%
Solaris
3.77%
2 3.77%
iOS
7.55%
4 7.55%
Android
15.09%
8 15.09%
Total 53 vote(s) 100%
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Windows vs Mac OS X vs Linux vs others.
#11
RE: Windows vs Mac OS X vs Linux vs others.
(April 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm)padraic Wrote: As a user, I prefer Windows. Had I used say Mac from the beginning, I'm sure I'd prefer that.

This is probably true.

I feel really old now - my first PC (loosely defined as personal computer, not what we think of a PC now) I bought in...

1981.
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#12
RE: Windows vs Mac OS X vs Linux vs others.
(April 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
(April 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm)padraic Wrote: As a user, I prefer Windows. Had I used say Mac from the beginning, I'm sure I'd prefer that.

This is probably true.

I feel really old now - my first PC (loosely defined as personal computer, not what we think of a PC now) I bought in...

1981.

Good grief.


It was around that time we went online at work.By that I mean our records were computerised,and our work all done by 'on-line-enquiry' and 'on'line-update'. Our terminals were slaves,connected to a massive network (20 THOUSAND USERS) via a huge server in the office;bloody thing looked like univac.The one in the main office was much bigger..


The network was built by WANG. Of course it was DOS and broke down every other day. When visiting the US in 1985,I mentioned this fact to my cousin, who was VP of IBM,Seattle. He burst out laughing. It was a government contract,done by tender. Tiger
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#13
RE: Windows vs Mac OS X vs Linux vs others.
Sounds about like some old iron I worked on in the late 80's.
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#14
RE: Windows vs Mac OS X vs Linux vs others.
first pc in 1985 was dos... avoided them like the plague.

now windows 7, windows computers since 1997.

Was introduced to mac os and linux/ubuntu a few years ago..

Loved Ubuntu, it is a great way to rescue an old windows computer IMO

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#15
RE: Windows vs Mac OS X vs Linux vs others.
Lion (mac 10.7) is like vista (not quite as bad =P) but still a huge step down from snow leopard.

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#16
RE: Windows vs Mac OS X vs Linux vs others.
(April 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: I feel really old now - my first PC (loosely defined as personal computer, not what we think of a PC now) I bought in...

1981.

Beat you! I programmed punch card driven 'mini computers' (the size of a whole desk; Burroughs L and B series) in 1975! When "PCs" weren't even a blink in the Steves' eyes yet. Big Grin
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