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View Poll Results: What Linux Distro do you Use?
Ubuntu 34 43.59%
Kubuntu 1 1.28%
Fedora 5 6.41%
Open Suse 2 2.56%
Debian 0 0%
Mandriva/Linux Mint/PCLinuxOS/other 6 7.69%
Stop Posting Stupid Polls!!!!!!!!! 9 11.54%
I used to like Linux but it destroyed my whole computer 1 1.28%
I don't Like Penguins 18 23.08%
I pretend to hate Linux but i am secretly jealous of it because it is so much better then windows 2 2.56%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

15 May 2010   #21
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
From said article:

Steve Ballmer of Microsoft estimates Linux's share of desktop users to be higher than the web stats suggest. In a speech to investors in February 2009, Ballmer presented a slide based on Microsoft's research: it shows Linux's share of business and home PCs about the same as Apple's (Which is approximately 6%).

I would further point out that Microsoft is dropping support for XP which accounts for more than 50% of the os usage and that leaves Microsoft with active/supported usage of 35.51%.....this is moving backwards you have to admit. You can't count those XP users as current Microsoft supporters as Microsoft is leaving them behind and even writing software that is NOT compatible with this OS (Thinking IE-9 in case you are wondering).

I don't want you to think I am an anti Microsoft troll so I will point out that this post is using Win7 Ult. on my main desktop and that I also run Win7 pro, Win7 HP, XP pro and XP home. I am still playing (however seriously) with Ubuntu Linux as shown in my previous post. One can never allow oneself to become to complacent or cease to learn...this is the path to senility.
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15 May 2010   #22
celldweller1591

Windows 7 + Windows Xp Pro + Ubuntu 10.04 + openSUSE 11.2
 
 

@ Bobtran : agreed.
There are a lot of users still working on XP. MS should make some arrangement either to shift those users to win vista or 7 or try making compatible or native applications to xp as well .Sp4 for xp would be problem solver Windows is going the linux way to drop support of OS but they need to think that OS release cycle of Linux is way to fast than windows and that makes the difference. win xp has been in the market for so many years. i cant be wiped out in 1 day !
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16 May 2010   #23
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Possibly the reason for dropping XP support is that its 10 years old... But in saying that, my car is 23 years old and I still support it... In saying that, Im sick of them, and driving them both into the ground just to have an excuse for new ones.
So I'l be keeping whatever PC I've got win7 on, but moving XP onto Ubuntu 9.10.
Tried 10.4, dont like it just yet.
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16 May 2010   #24
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I can't wait for MS to drop support for XP, it finally means I can get rid of my XP Laptop which I only ever use to troubleshoot OTHER PEOPLES PROBLEMS (not on this forum, I work in Tech Support).

Three things could happen:

a. I am more in demand because there's no MS support and I make lots of money or

b. Everyone migrates to Seven and is problem free or

c. Everyone migrates to Seven and don't understand how to use it and it's business as usual.

There has to be a cut off point somewhere along the line, I mean if MS continued to support 95 until 2005 then far fewer people would have upgraded to 98, 2000 or XP.

Oh and I use Fedora because of its colour scheme .

Oli
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16 May 2010   #25
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Using Back-Track 4, it's based on Ubuntu 8.04 but with KDE instead of GNOME! Rawr!! I love KDE though
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16 May 2010   #26
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I always find it quite funny when I see Linux and Mac OS questions and polls on a site that was designed to bring about the qualities of Windows 7. Beside I really don't believe that I have ever heard of this operating system called linux. . .must be something new. Oh, well I will continue using Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. You'll have a nice day now.
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17 May 2010   #27
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
I always find it quite funny when I see Linux and Mac OS questions and polls on a site that was designed to bring about the qualities of Windows 7. Beside I really don't believe that I have ever heard of this operating system called linux. . .must be something new. Oh, well I will continue using Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. You'll have a nice day now.
I second that and will join you .

Oli
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17 May 2010   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
I always find it quite funny when I see Linux and Mac OS questions and polls on a site that was designed to bring about the qualities of Windows 7. Beside I really don't believe that I have ever heard of this operating system called linux. . .must be something new. Oh, well I will continue using Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. You'll have a nice day now.
Well, I too will continue to use Windows 7 as well....but only on one machine as the software can get a bit expensive... For other machines and when I want a break from Microsoft, I've got Linux to fall back on.
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17 May 2010   #29
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

I have crunchbang running on my girlfriends eeepc, I have dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Win7 both 64bit. Ubuntu is better than Win7 in every way except the battery life, almost 2hrs less running Ubuntu.

I have found that I can have all the good features of Win7 in Ubuntu, plus all the things I wish Win7 could do I can do in Ubuntu. Yes it takes a bit of learning but no more than switching to a Mac. I don'y have to worry about antivirus, malware, un wanted updates, limited control, etc. It's also FREE! easy to use and can be run from a live cd! Linux in various forms has helped me overcome Windows crashes, running a live cd means completed file access of the Windows so you can back up, copy files without worrying about admin rights.

I am using windows 7 less and less, now only using for PS CS5 as I can not get on with Gimp. This does not stop me supporting sites like this and helping friends and family with there Windows issues.
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17 May 2010   #30
bummpr

Windows 7 x86 and x64 - RTM
 
 
Not any more!!!

I have wasted way too many days over the past 2 decades in trying to "get" Linux. I still don't "get" it...my last install of Ubuntu lasted the longest but eventually it blew itself up too.

Linux is so exhausting with nothing of substance in return.
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