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Windows 7: If for some reason you couldn't use Windows 7...

View Poll Results: What OS would you be using if not Win7?
Windows XP 25 27.17%
Windows Vista 51 55.43%
Mac OS X 3 3.26%
A Linux distro 13 14.13%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

07 Mar 2010   #51
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I'd go with Ubuntu, and have it loaded on both laptops and my old desktop (9.10, "Karmic Koala") as a boot option.

I've tried a number of versions of Ubuntu and always tossed them the first time I had to go to the command line and hack something to make it work. This latest version is the first one that ran out of the box, just like a Microsoft system does.

D/load, burn a CD, boot into it, answer the typical questions (language, location, system name, etc.) and off it goes. Options for "side by side" with current OS or full replace. Automated updating on a scheduled basis. Finds and installs hardware and printers. Can be networked and share files with other systems. (Sound familiar?)

It comes with Firefox and Open Office, so Internet and productivity are covered. Built-in support for images and movies, etc.

I wouldn't give up Windows 7, but I would recommend Ubuntu to someone who was looking for a system that was close, and is free. Microsoft needs to keep an eye on this one.
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07 Mar 2010   #52
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Linux Mint
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07 Mar 2010   #53
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
Linux Mint
Took a look at it, based on your post and a couple of others. It is more like Microsoft that Ubuntu. Nice variant of Ubuntu 9.10!

Thanks.
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07 Mar 2010   #54
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
Linux Mint
Took a look at it, based on your post and a couple of others. It is more like Microsoft that Ubuntu. Nice variant of Ubuntu 9.10!

Thanks.
I'd say one of the best linux breeds is the one you build yourself - like Gentoo.
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07 Mar 2010   #55
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'd either run OS X 10.6 on my laptop, or Ubuntu. Nothing against Vista, it was great when it was out. But the last time I installed it, it felt slow. Very slow.

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My votes for Linux distro though.
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07 Mar 2010   #56
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I'd either run OS X 10.6 on my laptop, or Ubuntu. Nothing against Vista, it was great when it was out. But the last time I installed it, it felt slow. Very slow.

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My votes for Linux distro though.
Agree about Vista. First, second, third choice would be 7. Vista if nothing else. Linux if I have to.
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07 Mar 2010   #57
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I'd either run OS X 10.6 on my laptop, or Ubuntu. Nothing against Vista, it was great when it was out. But the last time I installed it, it felt slow. Very slow.

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My votes for Linux distro though.
Agree about Vista. First, second, third choice would be 7. Vista if nothing else. Linux if I have to.
Not going to turn this into a OS War. (just saying that first)

OS X 10.6 was actually rather fast for me (keep in mind I also use it on a non-apple PC). Ubuntu 9.10 was fast but 10.04 Alpha 3 was very fast.
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07 Mar 2010   #58
sergiogarcia9

 

I would use Vista

The short time i used vista, i experienced NO problems at all
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07 Mar 2010   #59
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

The world as we know it would end if I couldn't use Windows 7.
Despite hating vista and feel it is an eyesore I am not about to drop into XP again either.

I would probably run Mac OS X and vista to play games.

Since Windows 7 exisits MACOSX is siting in a corner getting dust, actually not really since it has been replaced on my macbook pro with windows 7 when I need to be portable.
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08 Mar 2010   #60
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

What would you do if you had to reformat your hard drive SO many times just because it got infected by some malware which none of your anti-malware software could fine? Would you switch OS- or just stay with Windows?
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