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Shippou
August 25th, 2008, 03:03 AM
I tried at least 10 OSs:
1. Windows XP SP 2 and the original release
2. Linux:
a. Ubuntu
b. Kubuntu
c. Mint (3 and 5)
3. Windows Vista Basic and Windows Vista Home Basic and Premium; some plans to try Vista Ultimate

I plan to try Solaris sometime. And maybe also FreeBSD.

OutOfReach
August 25th, 2008, 03:07 AM
In order of first to most current
-Windows 95
-Windows 98
-Windows 2000
-Windows XP
-Ubuntu
-Linux Mint
-openSuSe
-Kubuntu
-ReactOS
-OpenSolaris
-Mac OS X (does trying a friend's computer count? :P )
-Windows Vista (same as above.)

SunnyRabbiera
August 25th, 2008, 03:11 AM
Lets see:
Windows 95
98
2000
XP
Apple OSX
Suse linux
Mepis linux
Ubuntu linux
Windows Vista
Debian
Mandriva linux
PClinuxOS
Linux Mint
PCBSD
FreeBSD
OpenSolaris

That should be the order I have tried of each OS I have used so far.

cardinals_fan
August 25th, 2008, 03:14 AM
This is for my current machine, not my life.

1. Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

2. Linux (in no real order):

* Ubuntu
* Fedora
* Zenwalk
* Vector
* Gentoo
* Arch
* Slackware
* openSUSE
* Mandriva
* SLAX
* SliTaz
* KNOPPIX
* gOS
* Puppy
* Draco
* there are more, I just didn't use them for long enough to say that I really tried them

3. BSD:

* FreeBSD
* NetBSD
* OpenBSD
* DragonFlyBSD

4. Solaris:

* OpenSolaris
* BeleniX

5. eyeOS (technically Slackware, but I set it up as a very minimal system that booted right to the eyeOS desktop)

Northsider
August 25th, 2008, 04:01 AM
MS-DOS 3.1

Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista

Apple IIe
Mac OS-X

Slackware
Debian
openSUSE
Ubuntu
Fedora

geogur
August 25th, 2008, 04:19 AM
in order win98
linux 6.0
slackware
red hat
knopix
mandriva
zandros
ubuntu
\\:D/

cardinals_fan
August 25th, 2008, 04:20 AM
linux 6.0

What's that?

danbuter
August 25th, 2008, 04:25 AM
TRS-80
Windows 3.1
Macintosh 128k
Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows Vista

Linux (out of order)
Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Xubuntu
OpenSUSE
Linux Mint
Zenwalk
PCLinuxOS
Gentoo
sidux

Lord Xeb
August 25th, 2008, 04:40 AM
-Win95
-Win98
-WinNT
-WinME
-Win2K
-WinXP
-WinVista
-ReactOS
-Ubuntu 7.10
-Ubuntu 8.04
-Mepis
-Arch
-Gentoo
-Xubuntu
-WattOS
-OpenSolaris
-OpenSuse
-Fedora 9
-Fedora
-Minix
-Mint
-Debian
-OS X
-OS X Leapard
-xUbuntu (designed for the Xbox)
-DSL





I think that is all of them... All 26 of them >_> everything from WinVista an on I have tried since January of this year :D

smartboyathome
August 25th, 2008, 04:44 AM
Win95 (back when I was young), Win ME (Ugh, ran on the same machine as Win95, DANG SLOW), WinXP, Win Vista, different variations of Linux, and most recently OpenSolaris.

djsroknrol
August 25th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Let's see...in order....

MS-DOS 3.1
Windows 2.0
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.11
Windows 95
Windows 98
OS/2 Warp
Mac OS-7
Windows 2000PRO
Debian
Ubuntu
PCLinuxOS
Mandriva
Sabayon
Granular
Mint
Pioneer
Zenwalk
gOS
DreamLinux
ShiftLinux

and my next one to look at is ArchLinux :)

Lostincyberspace
August 25th, 2008, 05:00 AM
Amiga OS and most of the other already mentioned here to many to count.

But to give a guess it is probably some where between 50 and 100.

Ocxic
August 25th, 2008, 05:02 AM
Dos
Win 3.1
Win 95
Win 98
Win ME
Win XP
Ubuntu 5.04/8 (can't remember) - current
Win Vista (In VM only for Quicken)

kspncr
August 25th, 2008, 05:45 AM
Here we go:

-Windows 3.1 (Very young at the time...this is where it all began, so there's a bit of nostalgia there)
-Windows 95
-Windows ME (VIOLENT hatred for this one)
-Windows 2000
-Windows XP
-Windows Vista

-Mac OS X Tiger
-Mac OS X Leopard

-Ubuntu
-Debian
-Mandriva
-Fedora
-Puppy
-gOS
-openSUSE
-Kubuntu
-Xubuntu
-KNOPPIX
-At least two more I'm forgetting

nickgaydos
August 25th, 2008, 05:54 AM
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Neptune
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP SP1
Windows XP SP2
Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Basic SP1
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Windows Vista Ultimate
Puppy Linux
Damn Small Linux
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 8.04.1
Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4
Fedora 9
Ubuntu Ultimate 1.8 (Current)
Ubuntu Ultimate 1.4
Kubuntu 7.04
gOS 2.9
Xubuntu 8.04
Mac OSX Leopard
Mac OSX Tiger
MS-DOS :)



The only real programming language I know is Logo and VERY little of it.

noremac
August 25th, 2008, 06:01 AM
My order, in actual chronology:

Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP
Mandrake Linux
Windows XP
Arch Linux
Windows XP
Ubuntu Linux 7.10
Ubuntu Linux 8.04.

First few times I could not get the hang of Linux. But mind the Period at the end of Ubuntu. It's there for more than just grammatical reasons. ;)

Though, I may try another distribution sometime soon.

jomiolto
August 25th, 2008, 07:33 AM
These are the ones I've used on my own computers, in as close to a chronological order as I can remember:

* AmigaOS
* MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.22 (possibly other versions too, can't remember)
* Windows 3.1 & 3.11
* Windows 95
* Windows 98
* Some small, CLI only Linux distribution around 1999 (I think it was only 10MB download)
* RedHat 6.2 & 7
* SkyOS and MenuetOS (and possibly some other niche OSes I've forgotten)
* Windows XP

And then a truck load of Linux distributions and versions, if you count them as separate OSes. At least (not in any specific order): Gentoo, Sabayon, PCLinuxOS, Mint, Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, Debian, Mandrake/Mandriva, SuSE, Fedora, Puppy Linux and Damn Small Linux.

My new laptop also had Windows Vista preinstalled, and I used that briefly, before wiping it off the hard drive and using the space for more useful things :)

Lately I've also tried OpenBSD, FreeBSD and OpenSolaris.

The OSes I've used outside of home (at school, at friends, etc.) are too numerous to count. Everything from Commodore 64 OS (did it have a name?) to Windows 2000 and from AIX to Mac OS 9 (never used Mac OS X, though :( ).

Edit: forgot at least ReactOS and FreeDOS.

Saint Angeles
August 25th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Mac System 6
Mac System 7
Windows 98se
Red Hat (some version)
Mandrake
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Mac OS X
Ubuntu

no need to try another

david_lynch
August 25th, 2008, 08:23 AM
trs-dos (on trash-80)
ms-dos
windows 3.0
windows 3.1
windows 3.11
windows nt
mac system 7

sunos (bsd-based)
sls linux
slackware
sgi irix
next
freebsd
netbsd
solaris 2.x
redhat
caldera
mandrake
debian
fedora

windoze xp
windoze vista

suse
ubuntu

BGFG
August 25th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Win 95, 98, Milennium (painful), 2000, XP (sp2/sp3), Vista (sp1)
Some mac os (was brief and simple) when the mac looked like a little colourful tv.
Ubuntu 8.04
Debian 40r4
Solaris

gnuvistawouldbecool
August 25th, 2008, 08:53 AM
If I list everything I've used at home, then the list would be:

Some sort of Amiga OS (on an old commodore amiga thing)
Win 98
Win XP
Kubuntu 7.10
Mandriva 2008.1
Kubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 8.10 alpha 4
Puppy
DSL (more as a curiosity than a serious attempt at using it)
Gentoo

If I include OS's I've used outside of my own computer, then
Win 95
Win NT
Mac OS X (I think)
Win Vista (for DirectX 10 (for Crysis))

gn2
August 25th, 2008, 09:52 AM
MS OS's in chrono order:

W95
W98
Xp
W2kProSP4
Vista

Linux distros in no particular order:

PCLinuxOS 0.92 (this was the first distro I ever used and I still keep the CD)
Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06
PCLinuxOS 0.93
Sam Linux
Mandriva
Freespire
Xubuntu 7.04
DSL
Machboot
Arch
Linux Mint Xfce
Debian Etch Xfce
openSUSE
oZ OS
Vector
Zenwalk
Ubuntu 8.04

But mostly Ubuntu which is easily the best.

dixon
August 25th, 2008, 12:06 PM
MS-DOS
Win 3.1
OS/2
Win95
Win98
WinXP
Ubuntu
- and I have tried many other linux distributions - but only for an hour or so, so it doesn't count :)

Skorzen
August 25th, 2008, 12:08 PM
I've tried just 5 (not including different GNU/Linux distros):
1 - Windows 98;
2 - Windows ME;
3 - Windows XP;
4 - Windows Vista;
5 - GNU/Linux.

And there's no more space for Windows anymore.

Canis familiaris
August 25th, 2008, 05:27 PM
In chronological order: (and OS has been really installed into the HD)
- Windows 98 SE
- Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
- Windows 95
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows ME
- Windows XP SP2
- Windows Server 2003
- BeOS Personal Edition
- RedHat Linux 8.0
- RedHat Linux 6.2
- Knoppix
- FreeDOS
- Debian(Sarge)
- Ubuntu 6.06
- Kubuntu 6.10
- Ubuntu 7.04
- Fedora 7
- Linux Mint(Cassandra)
- OpenSUSE 10
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ubuntu 8.04
- Windows Vista
- OpenSolaris
- OpenSUSE 11

And I think I have forgotten a few too.

Thelasko
August 25th, 2008, 05:31 PM
If I go way back...
Apple IIe*
Windows 3.11
Mac OS 7*
Windows 95
Windows 98
AmigaOS 1.3*
AmigaOS 2.0*
Mac OS 9.2*
Windows ME
Windows 2000*
Suse 9.2
Windows XP
Slackware 10
Damn Small Linux
HP-UX 11*
Windows Vista
Ubuntu 7.04-8.04
ReactOS**
Haiku**
PC-BSD**
FreeSBIE** (I wish I could install this on HD, I love it!)
FreeBSD**
Xubuntu 7.10**
Windows XP 64-bit*
OpenSolaris** (tried 10/9/08, uses quite a bit of resources, but seems pretty polished)

* denotes a machine I didn't own
** denotes an operating system run in a virtual machine.

nick09
August 25th, 2008, 06:16 PM
In order that I had tried -
98
XP
95
2000
Ubuntu

I still yet have to try Vista but Ubuntu will stay as my main OS and when I get a laptop, I'm gonna leave Vista there just in case I need it.

JillSwift
August 25th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Hmm. Lets see what I can recall (stuff I owned or was paid to work on, in rough chronological order):


Apple DOS and ProDOS on a ][e and ][c
DOS 1.0-3.x
Macintosh HFS
Windows 3.1 (Was this really an OS or just a GUI over DOS? I think the latter.)
RSTS/E
VAX/VMS
MacOS 5,6, and 7
Windows NT
Windows 98, 98se, 98me
FreeBSD
AIX
Mandrake Linux (I forget which version, but setting up X taught me that the video card can drive a monitor well past its tolerances, making the monitor release all its magic smoke >.<)
Windows XP, 2000
Knoppix (fantastic for someone scared of Linux (me, see above) wanting to put a toe in the water)
Ubuntu 6.10 (I think, may have been 7.04) through 8.04
Kubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu Server
Fluxbuntu
Damn Small Linux
Puppy Linux


And, that's all I can recall. :)

Dragonbite
August 25th, 2008, 06:33 PM
DOS
Apple (on an Apple ][ )
Windows 3.1
VAX
Windows 95
Windows 98 SE
Red Hat 8.0
Red Hat 9.0
Gentoo
Windows NT 4.0
Pick (programming in Pick Basic)
Windows 2000
Ubuntu (Breezy, Dapper)
CentOS (4.3)
Edubuntu (6.06)
Edubuntu (7.10)
Kubuntu (7.10)
Windows XP
Damn Small Linux
TinyMe
Fluxbuntu
openSUSE (10.2, 10.3)
openSUSE (11.0)
Fedora (9)
IPCop (1.4?)
Ubuntu (8.04)


Microsoft product , Currently In Use

Ozor Mox
August 25th, 2008, 06:36 PM
What I've used as my desktop OS:

Whatever the old BBC computers ran
RISC OS 3 (Acorn Archimedes)
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Ubuntu 6.06
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04

What I've used in passing or for experimentation:

Kubuntu
Xubuntu
OpenSolaris
openSUSE 10.2
openSUSE 11.0
Debian Etch
Damn Small Linux
sidux
FreeBSD
DesktopBSD

I think that's all of them! I should try out some more Linux distributions.

Bungo Pony
August 25th, 2008, 06:41 PM
CBM DOS
MS-DOS v3-6
Windows 3.x (does that count as an os?)
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows NT4
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Palm OS v4.x
MacOS (a couple of classic versions - can't remember which)
Cybiko OS
Ubuntu (Includes Kubuntu, Xubuntu)
PCLOS
OpenSUSE
GeexBox
Damn Small Linux
TinyMe
Puppy Linux

billgoldberg
August 25th, 2008, 06:44 PM
I tried at least 10 OSs:
1. Windows XP SP 2 and the original release
2. Linux:
a. Ubuntu
b. Kubuntu
c. Mint (3 and 5)
3. Windows Vista Basic and Windows Vista Home Basic and Premium; some plans to try Vista Ultimate

I plan to try Solaris sometime. And maybe also FreeBSD.

The ones I installed on my hdd at one time or another:

- Windows XP (SP1 and SP2)
- Windows Vista (Basic and Home Premium)
- Ubuntu (7.04, 7.10, 8.04)
- Linux Mint 3.0
- PClinuxOS 2007

The ones I tried/use using Virtual Box

- Arch Linux
- FreeBSD
- Solaris 10
- Puppy Linux
- Damn Small Linux
- PClinuxOS 2008 MineMe
- Google's Android (not on virtual box, but whatever Android came with)
- Ubuntu 8.04 server

Ones I used somewhere else

- Gentoo
- Mac OSX
- Windows DOS
- Windows 3.1
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows ME

Cell phones:

- Windows Mobile 6
- Nokia, lg, sony-ericson (however that's spelled), ... own OSs

Live CD's

- gparted
- dban
- super grub disk
- clonezilla


- Consoles

- Playstation 1 (PSX)
- Playstation One (PSOne, aka the small white one)
- Playstation 2 (the big one)
- Playstation 2 (the small one)
- Playstion 3
- Xbox
- Xbox 360
- Nintendo
- Super Nintendo
- Nintendo 64
- DreamCast
- Nintendo Wii
- ...

(note I don't own them all, only the playstations and the two first Nintendo's)

And most likely I've used dozens of others on things I didn't even realize had an OS running (dish washer, ...).
--

Currently using on laptop

- Ubuntu 8.04 using Compiz Fusion

Currently using on my Desktop

- Ubuntu 8.04 using Fluxbox
- Windows XP SP2 used for counterstrike source only.

panickedthumb
August 25th, 2008, 07:03 PM
geez, does every version count? seriously, that's very tricky.

All versions of Windows, all versions of DOS, Mac OS 5-9, all OSX releases up until Panther, all versions of RedHat since 4, all versions of Slackware since 3, all versions of Mandrake since about 7 I think, all versions of Ubuntu, all versions of Debian since 2000 (whichever release that was), all versions of Fedora, a few versions of Gentoo, one release of Corel OpenLinux, a few Linspire/Freespire, a few releases of most of the BDS variants, about half of the Solaris/OpenSolaris releases, and a LOT of Debian variants that I can't begin to count.

forger
August 25th, 2008, 07:12 PM
- MS-DOS
- FreeDOS (a couple of years ago)
- Windows 3.1x until Vista Ultimate (I have great experience here until XP)
- Linux: Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch, OpenSUSE
- BSD (only some experience): FreeBSD, PC-BSD

Seemingly enough, I got stuck with Windows XP and Ubuntu :)

mips
August 25th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Any version of:
Linux = 1 OS
BSD = multiple OS
Windows = Multiple OS
OS/2 = single OS
OSX = 1 OS

Thelasko
August 25th, 2008, 07:16 PM
- Windows 3.1x until Vista Ultimate (I have great experience here until XP)

OT: Until XP? I thought that was the only good one.

forger
August 25th, 2008, 07:26 PM
OT: Until XP? I thought that was the only good one.

98 SE and 2000 (on servers) had a good run :)

armageddon08
August 25th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Let me see:
1. MS-DOS
2. Windows98
3. WindowsME
4. FreeDOS
5. WindowsXP SP1,2(current),3
6. Windows Vista Starter, Buisness, HomePremium and Ultimate
7. Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2
8. Fedora 8,9
9. Red Hat Linux 7.3
10. OpenSUSE 10.0, 10.2
11. PCLinuxOS
12. PuppyLinux
13. gOS Space
14. Ultimate Edition 1.8
15. Ubuntu 7.10, 8.04, 8.04.1(current)

Well.......I think that's quite a bit!

Shippou
August 25th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Hello...

Seems like all of us had used MS at some point...;)

That's expected, anyway. Linux only came during the '90s.

Well, just wondering: does anyone here had experienced using CP/M?

And to those who have used Windows 3.1: can you please narrate the experience?

As far as I know the oldest version of Windows I have used is Windows 95, from my cousin's computer (they are using Windows 98 now, and stuck with it.) And also MS DOS during my elementary years.

I have used Solaris anyway in our computer laboratory. Also the oldest version of Ubuntu I have come up to experience so far is Feisty Fawn (in our computer lab and also my firend's laptop).

In Mint, the oldest is Mint Cassandra (Mint 3). I remember that this is the first version of Linux I really used when I was a newb (literaly!) in the Linux world. I then switched to Ubuntu.

But then I am back now to Mint again, as I have problems with Ubuntu Hardy Heron 64 bit.

Also... what is Windows Neptune?

cmay
August 25th, 2008, 07:49 PM
i have tried windows me windows xp.
then open suse
mandriva powerpack
redhat 6.0
redhat 9.0
fedora
corel linux
dls on usb
puppy linux on usb
ubuntu
debian sarge etch lenny
linux mint
foresight linux
vector linux 5.8
64stdudio
minix3
free dos
free bsd
open solaris
if i count live cd also then pclinux knoppix and ................
i sadly have not been able to install plan 9 yet.

i have five old computers and one new computer so i have a lot of different installations i also get linux magazine every month so i try all the dvd out every month on one of my old computers. i have over 60 linux cd that i have burned from back to redhat 6.0 but i dont have any installaton more than two month if its not ubuntu or debian that i always return to.

maxmanapple
August 25th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Ubuntu Linux 8.O4

hufferd
August 25th, 2008, 07:56 PM
dos
windows 3.1
windows 95
windows 98
windows 2000
windows xp home
windows xp pro
ubuntu 8.04 64 bit
ubuntu 8.04 32 bit

cariboo907
August 25th, 2008, 07:56 PM
I've tried a lot of different operating systems.

Comodore Pet not sure of the operating system
Prodos
C/PM
Dos 3.1 -> 6
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.11
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Redhat 6
Madrake 6
Debian
Xandros
PCLinuxos
Puppy
DSL
OpenSuse
Fedora
Ubuntu
Mac os 9
Linux Mint
I've also got a dozen older Macs with different Mac OS versions

There are probably some I've forgotten

Jim

forger
August 25th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Hello...
And to those who have used Windows 3.1: can you please narrate the experience?


Imagine an early yet stable release with a few games and some clicks, but nothing fancy. It pretty much depended on DOS, if I remember right you had to type 'start' or 'win' in order to run.
The weird thing was that it had never crashed :)

imT
August 25th, 2008, 08:49 PM
these counts virtualization too ?
i used win98, winxp, winv(6days-the 7th was already lagging), ubuntu(gutsy, now hardy and it just fly), i tried a lot of os-es with livecd and virtualization thou i haven't kept track of them :)

Lord Xeb
August 25th, 2008, 09:34 PM
-Win95
-Win98
-WinNT
-WinME
-Win2K
-WinXP
-WinVista
-ReactOS
-Ubuntu 7.10
-Ubuntu 8.04
-Mepis
-Arch
-Gentoo
-Xubuntu
-WattOS
-OpenSolaris
-OpenSuse
-Fedora 9
-Fedora
-Minix
-Mint
-Debian
-OS X
-OS X Leapard
-xUbuntu (designed for the Xbox)
-DSL





I think that is all of them... All 26 of them >_> everything from WinVista an on I have tried since January of this year :D

Oh hey guys, FYI, I am only 18 :D

kirsis
August 25th, 2008, 09:49 PM
DOS
Win 3.1
Win 95
Win 98
Mandriva (Mandrake back then)
Red Hat
Win 2000
Slackware
Win XP
Vista
Ubuntu
ReactOS
LFS
Suse


Something like that

ooobuntooo
August 25th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Windows 95
Windows 98
Some Linux distro (can't remember, long time ago.)
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Fedora
Ubuntu

C!oud
August 25th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Windows:
-98
-xp
-vista

Linux:
-Ubuntu(and all it's variants)
-OpenSUSE
-Fedora
-Linux Mint
-Debian
-Mandriva
-PcLinuxOS
-Dream linux
-Damn Small
-Slackware
-Zenwalk
-Austrami
-Slax
-Freespire
-SAM
-Sabayon
-Puppy Linux
-Mepis

*BSD/other random stuff:
FreeBSD
Pc-BSD
DesktopBSD
NetBSD
OpenSolaris

AndyCooll
August 25th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Bloomin' eck ...tried countless!

I've regularly used the following
Win95
Win98
WinME
Win2000
WinXP
Fedora Core
Debian (currently running on my servers)
Ubuntu (currently running on my laptops)

However I've also tried the following distros (to name a few):
Mandriva
OpenSUSE
Puppy
DSL
Kubuntu/Xubuntu
Foresight
Gentoo
Slackware

:cool:

Corfy
August 26th, 2008, 01:24 AM
INSTALLED ON MY COMPUTER:
Dos 6.1/Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows XP
Debian Sarge 3.1
K/Ubuntu 5.10
K/Ubuntu 6.06
K/Ubuntu 6.10
Fedora 5
K/Ubuntu 7.04
K/X/Ubuntu 7.10
K/Ubuntu 8.04

LIVECD:
SAM
Knoppix
DSL

AT WORK/SCHOOL (not counting ones already listed):
Apple IIe/g
Mac 0S 6
Mac 0S 7
Mac OS 8
WinNT
WinME
Win2000 (Pro and Server)
Win2003 Server
Mac OS 9
Mac OSX Tiger

Nostrafus
August 26th, 2008, 01:28 AM
Hmmm... gonna have to think way back on this, I've been working with computers for 20 years now.

Misc
Commodore 64's OS
Apple's IIE OS
DOS... from 2-4

Windows
Win 3.1
Win 95
Win 98FE <- Horrible OS, I joked that they packed it with a database, each time you installed it gave you a different major bug... 10 or so installs on the same system with 10 different post install errors
Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win XP
Win Vista

Linux
Red Hat
Fedora 3-6
OpenSUSE
Gentoo
Mandriva
Ubuntu

So abouts 20 that I can remember

happysmileman
August 26th, 2008, 02:05 AM
Windows 98, XP (never used any others for a decent amount of time)

Damn Small Linux.
Mandriva,
OpenSuse,
(K)Ubuntu,
Gentoo.

Maybe more, can't really remember

ryaxnb
August 26th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Actual HW:
3.1
95
98SE
XP
Vista*

Mac OS 6
Mac OS 7.0
Mac OS 7.5
Mac OS 8.5**
Mac OS 8.6?**
Mac OS 9.0/9.1/9.2**

Mac OS X 10.2
Mac OS X 10.3*
Mac OS X 10.4*
Mac OS X 10.5*

Red Hat 7
Mandrake 8.1
Mandrake 9.2
Mandrake 10.x
Mandrake 2005
Mandrake 2006
Ubuntu
Mandriva 2008.1
Suse 10.x*
Ubuntu 8.04*
LiveCD:
Puppy, DSL, Knoppix, Gnoppix
* Current
** Extensively used at a relatives house.

On VM/emulator
Windows 1.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 95*
Windows 95 OSR2
Windows 98
Windows 98SE*
Windows Me
Windows 2000*
Windows XP*

Mac OS 7.6*
Mac OS 9.0*

DOS 6.22
DOS 7.1
FreeDOS*

Ultimate Boot CD*

Mandriva 2008.1*
Suse 10.x*
Ubuntu 8.04*

ProDOS, DOS 3.3 for Apple II

* Currently available for me to boot.

DownTown22
August 26th, 2008, 03:15 AM
Let's see....

Dos
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP (Home, Pro and Tablet)
Windows Vista
Mac OSX
Solaris
Knoppix
Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Linux Mint

And in the near future: OpenSUSE

doas777
August 26th, 2008, 03:19 AM
I'm not as motivated as many here, so I shall simply say "many". Some of you folks put me to shame.

cheers,
Franklin

doas777
August 26th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Imagine an early yet stable release with a few games and some clicks, but nothing fancy. It pretty much depended on DOS, if I remember right you had to type 'start' or 'win' in order to run.
The weird thing was that it had never crashed :)

overall 3.11 was ... well ... clunky. part of the problem in retrospect was probably the horrible mice of the day. like steering a tank.

there was also kind of a feeling like you were clicking on a pane of glass rather than a button. you could see the button, and see that you were clicking on it, but you couldn't get too it. thats an overstatement, but there was some delay with selection indication, and it just seemed like you often had to tipple click things.

Bungo Pony
August 26th, 2008, 03:47 AM
Well, just wondering: does anyone here had experienced using CP/M?

For as many classic computers I've encountered over the years, surprisingly none of them ran it. Temporarily had a TRS-80 Model 4p, but I didn't have the TRS-DOS floppies for it :(


And to those who have used Windows 3.1: can you please narrate the experience?

It's about on-par with using Linux. The GUI is a nice way of simplifying things, but sometimes you still need the command shell (DOS) to get things done properly.


Also the oldest version of Ubuntu I have come up to experience so far is Feisty Fawn

Wow, you make me feel old! I started on Edgy. Don't ask me how crummy it was.

wolfen69
August 26th, 2008, 04:28 AM
INSTALLED ON MY COMPUTER:
Dos 6.1/Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows XP
Debian Sarge 3.1
K/Ubuntu 5.10
K/Ubuntu 6.06
K/Ubuntu 6.10
Fedora 5
K/Ubuntu 7.04
K/X/Ubuntu 7.10
K/Ubuntu 8.04

LIVECD:
SAM
Knoppix
DSL

AT WORK/SCHOOL (not counting ones already listed):
Apple IIe/g
Mac 0S 6
Mac 0S 7
Mac OS 8
WinNT
WinME
Win2000 (Pro and Server)
Win2003 Server
Mac OS 9
Mac OSX Tiger

you're one of the few that has had the priviledges of using most OS's. most people dont.

Shippou
August 26th, 2008, 08:24 AM
OMG... Too many OSs...


Great way to waste time if you have many: Distro Hopping. :)

Well, I found a great link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/WinHistoryDesktop.mspx

Dojan5
August 26th, 2008, 08:32 AM
1. Windows 3.1
2. Windows NT 4.0
3. Windows 95
4. Windows 98
5. Windows 98SE
6. Windows 2000
7. Windows ME
8. Windows XP
9. Windows Vista Ultimate, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business
10. Windows 7 Milestone 1
11. Ubuntu 7.10, Kubuntu 7.10
12. Ubuntu 8.04, Kubuntu 8.04
13. SliTaz
14. SliTaz Cooking
15. DSL
16. FreeBSD
17. Apple Macintosh "Lisa"
18. Apple Macintosh OS 7.3 (up to 7.5.5)
19. Apple Macintosh OS X (All versions up to Leopard)
And several unreleased but leaked versions of Windows like Odyssey and the 2003 version of Longhorn...

Kabezon
August 26th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Win 2.1 (I'm not that old, my friend had a really old PC when we were kids in the mid 90's lol)
Win 98
Win ME
Win XP
Win Vista
Mac OSX
Fedora
OpenSuSe
Kubuntu
Ubuntu
Xubuntu

Dragonbite
August 26th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Win 2.1 (I'm not that old, my friend had a really old PC when we were kids in the mid 90's lol)
Now *I* feel old.. I was getting out of college in the mid-90s and didn't even have a computer of my own (my Dad got the first computer in 96).

I didn't even see Windows 3.1 until college when we "oohed" and "ahhhed" because somebody scanned in a picture from my game rulebook and colored it in MS Paint and set it as the background image in the computer lab assistant's computer!

Finally got to touch it when I was hired in 96.

Shippou
August 27th, 2008, 08:08 AM
10. Windows 7 Milestone

Does Windows 7 have an "alpha" or "beta" release?

Sorry. I'm confused here.

kagashe
August 27th, 2008, 09:25 AM
At work
DOS
Unix
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP

At Home
Windows 98
Mandrake Linux 9.0
Ubuntu 5.04 to 8.04 using now
DSL
Puppy Linux
Slax
Mandriva 2008
gOS
Fluxbuntu
Slitaz

Shippou
August 27th, 2008, 11:07 PM
This is a bump post.

LateNiteTV
August 27th, 2008, 11:58 PM
windows
various linux distros
freebsd
netbsd
openbsd
sco unixware
hp-ux
ibm aix
sgi irix
solaris
beos
skyos

now settled with freebsd and hp-ux.

zaddik01
August 28th, 2008, 03:40 AM
Personal:
DOS 3.3 and 6.2
Windows 3.1 - XP
Slackware from about '94 to about '96 (first installed with a truck of floppys)
Redhat for a few years
Suse for a few years
Gentoo for two years
Ubuntu from Breezy till now
Work:
Windows NT, Server 2003
A few version of AIX and HPUX,
Mac stuff before OS 10

Tindytim
August 28th, 2008, 03:49 AM
In my Vague order of usage:
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows ME
Windows XP x64
Windows 3.1
Windows Server 2003
Ubuntu
Windows Vista Ultimate
Xubuntu
Guppy
Windows 7

Shippou
August 28th, 2008, 04:24 AM
Windows 7

Hello there... Has there been a release already of Windows 7? Sorry I'm not up to date.

ms277017
August 28th, 2008, 04:33 AM
Commadore64 (was 6 years old not sure about the version)

All DOS from 3.1

Win:
3.0
3.1
95
98
98se
2000 pro
xp pro
vista 64bit ultimate **shudder**

linux:
unbuntu HH 64 bit 8.04

Been a pretty avid gamer since comm64. linux when I was younger was a tad over my tech lvl, however, its a never been a better time to go linux... no legit time for games these days though :(

Loaded.len
August 28th, 2008, 04:50 AM
Hmmm, from the beginning, eh?

KERNAL (Commodore Vic-20) circa 1982
PC DOS 2.1 (PC Jr)
PC DOS 3
MS DOS 3.3
Windows 3.1
MS DOS 6.22
Windows 3.11
Windows NT 3.51
Windows 95
Windows 95 OSR2
Red Hat Linux 2.0
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 98se
MAC OS 8
Windows 2000
Mandrake Linux 8.2
MAC OS 9.2
SUSE Linux 7.3
Windows XP
SUSE Linux 8.2
SUSE Linux 9.2
OpenSUSE Linux 10
MAC OS X
Ubuntu 7.04
Windows Vista Enterprise
OpenSUSE Linux 11
Ubuntu 8.04 (current)

I've actually dabbled a bit in Solaris, Irix and FreeBSD but not enough to mention in the list.

crispy_420
September 2nd, 2008, 07:48 AM
Windows:

ME
2000 Pro
XP Home/Pro/MediaCenter
Server 2003
Vista Home Premium (came on notebook)

Linux:
Redhat 9
Fedora 1/2/3/5
Ubuntu 5.04 till current (including various flavors)
Elive
SUSE 9.2/10
DSL
Many various over the years for specific purposes (eg. ophcrack, backtrack, VideoLinux)
FreeNAS
Many LiveCD versions (eg. Knoppix, Berry, etc.)

Many more installed only to find I did not like them and moved on, that is how I came across Ubuntu.

jeyaganesh
September 2nd, 2008, 07:56 AM
Win 3.0
Win 95
Win 2000
Win ME
Win NT
Win Xp
Win Vista
Suse 9.0
Ubuntu 6
Fluxbuntu
PC LinuxOS
Fedora 8
Kubuntu
CentOS5
Mac OS Tiger
Ubuntu 8.10

dcb146
September 2nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
win95
win98
win2000
winxp
winvistahome
os6
os7
os7.5
os8
osx1-4
osx15leopard
ubuntu4-8
debian
slackware
vector
dsl
puppy
mint
sidux
kiwi
mandriva
pcbsd
pardus
paldo
ultima
zenwalk
opensolaris
solaris10
wolvix
easys
mepis
fedora7-9
opensuse10-11
sabayon3.4-3.5
slitaz1.0
currently running winxp, mint5r1, puppy4, leopard, ubuntu8.04.1 on 5 different machines

Vince4Amy
September 2nd, 2008, 09:18 AM
In order of when used.

Other
Gem Desktop 2.0

Windows
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98SE
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista

Linux/BSD
Slackware
Red Hat
FreeBSD
Beatrix Linux
Ubuntu 5.10 - 6.10
OpenSUSE 9.1 - 11.0
Fedora 8
Slackware Again

clanky
September 2nd, 2008, 09:57 AM
Whatever my commodore VIC 20 used to run on.

Various versions of MS-DOS
Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista
Ubuntu
Fedora

Maucca
September 2nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
commodore (bubble bobble)
IBM PS/2
MS-DOS
Macintosh (cant remember, but it had the glider-game)
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Macintosh (again, can't remember, but this one had photoshop)
Windows 98
Red Hat Linux
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Mac OS (the one before OS X)
Windows Vista
Mac OS X Leopard
Xandros Distro (Eee PC)
Ubuntu Studio 8.04

I have also owned a nintendo 8bit, a super nintendo and a sega megadrive. And we used to have a computer that did not have a harddrive, only disks. And these were the big ones, not the 1.44, dunno what os. Some version of Dos maybe? It had the invaders game, and some alley cat game...

mellowd
September 2nd, 2008, 04:06 PM
Microsoft:
Dos 3 upwards
Windows 3
Windows 3.11 for worksgroups
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 4
Windows server 2000 (all versions)
Windows server 2003 (all versions)
Windows server 2008

Apple
os8, os9, osx (many variants)

BSD
FreeBSD
OpenBSD
NetBSD

Linux
Red Hat Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Slackware Linux
Gentoo Linux
Ubuntu Linux
Fedora Linux
OpenSuSe Linux
Debian Linux
Puppy Linux
Mandrake Linux

Others
PCDos

Does the command prompt of a ZX Spectrum count?

EDIT, how could I forget!
Novell
Netware 4
Netware 5
Netware 5.5

I've dipped my hands in all of the above, and know a fair amount for at least half of them.

R_T_H
September 2nd, 2008, 06:27 PM
Very few.

Windows 98
" XP (a lot worse than most people say)
" Vista (a lot better than most people say)

Ubuntu (boring because everything works; also X- and Ed- versions)
Vector Linux (fast 'n' light; bit buggy, but generally OK)

Hopefully OpenBSD sometime soon :)

Tindytim
September 2nd, 2008, 06:51 PM
Hello there... Has there been a release already of Windows 7? Sorry I'm not up to date.
No.

Chame_Wizard
September 2nd, 2008, 07:09 PM
win 98 SE

Win XP

Kubuntu Gutsy gibbon 7.10-WIN XP SP2 dual boot :lolflag:

Shazaam
September 2nd, 2008, 07:35 PM
In no particular order...
BASIC, Win98, Me and XP Home.
Linux= tomsrtbt, blueflops, dsl, Fedora, SuSe, OpenSuse, Mandriva, Puppy, Mepis, ReactOs, Knoppix, CentOs, PC-BSD, Ubuntu.

Shippou
September 10th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Vixta and Puppy Linux are also good OSs... Also Mepis.

whitefang5412
September 10th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Win 98, XP, ubuntu, mint, fedora, freespire, Mac OSX, arch, gentoo, freeBSD, PC-BSD, PcliunuxOS 2007, Slackware, open suse, zenwalk, knoppix, mepis, OzOS, open-GEU, kubuntu, xubuntu, DSL, Vista, and PC Los gnome, debian.

I'm not really a distro hopper anymore, but I still like to give everything a try. :)

powerpleb
September 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Since the beginning!?
MSDOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2k, Windows XP, Freespire 2.0, Kubuntu Gutsy, Ubuntu Gutsy, Zenwalk 5, Xubuntu Gutsy, Debian Etch, DSL, Puppy, AntiX, Slackware, Vista (came on my laptop tried it for a day b4 deleting it), Ubuntu Hardy, Xubuntu Hardy, Arch Linux, FreeBSD.

Currently using Arch.

littletinman
September 10th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Dos,
Windows 95
Windows NT
Windows ME (and maybe CE)
Windows 2000
Windows 98
Windows xp
Windows Vista (Standard and premium)

Zenwalk Linux
OpenGeu
Xubuntu
Kubuntu
Ubuntu (Now my main system)
Mint Linux
And about a hairs breath of Mac


I think that's about all. Of all those, Ubuntu is the best for 5 year old to brand new, unless they ahve more powerful specs, openGeu is great for old computers. And Zenwalk is good, but i replaced it with OpenGeu.

I've been using computers since before i could speak. Back in command line Dos days with the square diskets. WOW, we have come soooooo far.

DougieFresh4U
September 10th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Not in exact order as my memory slips:
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows XP - Home & Professional
Lotus (not sure if considered os)
Linux:
Xubuntu
Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Puppy
Currently have DVD of mint that I'm gonna play around with this weekend.

Stan_1936
September 10th, 2008, 03:20 PM
I have tried 25 Operating Systems(since the beginning). They are:

1. Ubuntu 7.04
2. Xubuntu 7.04
3. Zenwalk 4.2
4. Zenwalk LIVE-CD
5. Puppy Linux - to see how fast it was and it it'd be worth carrying around on a memory stick to make others envious
6. Yopper - to see how fast it was
7. Mepis Live-CD
8. Wolvix - to see hww fast it was
9. Sam Linux - to get *bling-bling* right out of the box in combination with XFCE(little did I know what BLOAT meant at the time)
10. Dream Linux - to get *bling-bling* right out of the box
11. Mint Linux - see Sam Linux
12. Ubuntu 7.04 WUBI install(from within Windows)<----what a waste of time this option was!
13. Fluxbuntu - to see how fast it was
14. Xubuntu 7.10
15. GoBuntu<----RUBBISH!!!RUBBISH!!!RUBBISH!!!
16. Xubuntu 8.04
17. Crunchbang Linux 8.04.01 - Presently using

18. Unknown name (EDIT: Some Operating System with bookshelves and you had to click on the shelves to open something.)
19. Windows 95 - Pomegranate Patience
20. Windows 98 Special Edition
21. Windows 2000 - CRASHYTIME Cammomile
22. Windows NT
23. Windows XP - Presently using
24. Windows Vista - Raspberry Restart
25. Mac OSX Tiger

JetskiDude911
September 10th, 2008, 03:34 PM
DOS (whatever the last or close to last version was)
Windows
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Red Hat Linux 6
Red Hat Linux 8
Red Hat Linux 9
Novell 4 (I think it was, not sure)
Windows XP Pro (My laptop had XP Home on it when I bought it, so I guess you can include that)
Mac OS X Tiger (10.4)
Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) (my current, main operating system)
OpenSUSE 10 and 11
Ubuntu 6
Ubuntu 7
Ubuntu 8
Fedora Core 5
Fedora 7,8
Fedora 9 (currently using this at home)
Windows Vista Enterprise (tested it out for a while, before SP1). Also have Vista Ultimate, but haven't installed it. (All purchased legally)
Windows Server 2000
Windows Server 2003

Those aren't really in any type of order or anything, I can't recall what order I actually used them in. The first few are probably in order, but not after that.

stimpack
September 10th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Amiga OS
MS-DOS 5
Windows 3.1
Solaris 2.3 (ahh university! where I got unixified)
Windows 95
Redhat 2.0 (didnt last long)
Windows 98
Redhat 6.0 (didnt last long)
Windows XP
Ubuntu 4.10 -> 8.4 (primary OS, used xp for games)

Current: Kubuntu 8.4 (primary), Vista (rare use), OS X Tiger (laptop).

Thelasko
September 10th, 2008, 04:09 PM
15. Some Operating System with bookshelves and you had to click on the shelves to open something.
I think you mean the Packard Bell Navigator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packard_Bell_Navigator). It was just a special GUI over regular Windows. See if any of these screen shots (http://www.guidebookgallery.org/guis/pbnav/screenshots) ring a bell. (no pun intended)

Stan_1936
September 10th, 2008, 04:11 PM
That's right.....the 3rd image rung a bell.

linuxisfree
September 10th, 2008, 04:11 PM
DOS

Windows 3.11, 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista (had to use it a while at work)

Linux Fedora, Red Hat, SuSE, Ubuntu 5.10, Ubuntu 7.04, Ubuntu 7.10, Ubuntu 8.04 (current)

Solaris, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5

Corfy
September 10th, 2008, 04:19 PM
A couple that I didn't think about mentioning.

I did have an Atari 400. While it was mostly a gaming system, it did have a keyboard (of sorts, the 800 had a real keyboard, the 400 had more of a membrane/touch pad thing that was awfully hard to type on) and I could program in BASIC. Granted, I didn't have a disk drive, so I couldn't save anything, but I did my first programming on that "computer".

Also, technically, nobody specified desktop OS, so I should probably include Palm 5.x.

Thelasko
September 10th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Amiga OS
Totally forgot about that one. I had to go back and add it. Great for graphics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Toaster). Way ahead of its time.

thegreatdestroyer
September 29th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Well it's not a long list, but here goes.

Ran as desktop OS
---------------------------
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP

Linspire
Ubuntu


Plan to try in the near future on a spare PC
----------------------------------------------------------------

AROS http://aros.sourceforge.net/
Syllable http://web.syllable.org/pages/index.html
Athene (commercial) http://www.rocklyte.com/athene/
SkyOS (commercial) http://skyos.org/?q=node

By the way does anyone know of any other non Windows and non Linux alternative operating systems? Watching alternative operating systems is a hobby of mine.

Shippou
September 30th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Hmmmn... Seems someone has patience digging up old threads.. :)

Btw, is Solaris on its deathbed? See the article here: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...l?tk=nl_bdxnws

andras artois
September 30th, 2008, 11:44 AM
I've tried (had a go on a live disc):
Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Ubuntu (6,7 and 8 )
Kubuntu
Debian
OpenSUSE
OpenSolaris
Fedora
Dreamlinux

Actually had installed and used for a decent amount of time:
Windows 98
Windows XP
Ubuntu (6, 7 and 8 )
OpenSUSE

What I want to have a real go on:
OpenSolaris
Arch Linux
Fedora
Vista
Debian

But I need a new seperate machine to play around with them on :(

iamah
September 30th, 2008, 01:56 PM
- MSX`s OS - I don`t know what was it:D
- WIndows 3.11 - whoa! file manager! that IS cool!!
- Win95, Win98, WinME, WinXP
- Conectiva, Redhat, Mandrake, Vector, Debian, Kurumin, Ubuntu
- tried Arch recently but no thanks... Im sticking with Ubuntu and variants

Thelasko
September 30th, 2008, 02:46 PM
But I need a new seperate machine to play around with them on :(

Why not a virtual machine?

lukjad007
September 30th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Win 95, 98 200, ME, XP SP2, Vista (for 5 min), Ubuntu, Xubuntu, TEENpup 2008, Puppy Pro Beta, Tiny Me, bugnux, etc.

Le-Froid
September 30th, 2008, 03:08 PM
I've tried:
1) Win95
2) Win98
3) WinXP
4) Vista
5) Ubuntu
6) OpenSolaris (didn't even boot to a GUI though - unsuccessfull)
7) OpenSUSE
8 ) ReactOS (wouldn't detect my keyboard or mouse - unsuccessfull)
9) PC-BSD

billygt
September 30th, 2008, 07:07 PM
In order:

- Macintosh system (don't remember the exact name of the OS, but was those little cubes 20 years ago)
- Win 3.1
- Win95
- Win98
- Win2000
- WinXP
- Win Vista
Currently:
Ubuntu and XP

Shippou
October 3rd, 2008, 04:39 AM
Hello again..

I found this link (and currently reading it):
http://godsexboyfriend.com/archives/alternatives-to-windows.php

Sorry it's somewhat outdated. It was posted circa 29 March 2004. :)

lisati
October 3rd, 2008, 04:50 AM
OSes I have used include (but not limited to, and not in any particular order):

At work (on now obsolete mainframes):
MVS/VS1
MVS/XA

Course:
MS-DOS 3.30

At home:
VZ-300 (ROM contents similar to System 80/TRS-80 but with some differences)
MS-DOS 3.21
MS-DOS 5.10
Whatever's on a Commodore 128
Win 98SE
Win XP (Home)
Ubuntu (7.04)

Looked at:
PCLinuxOS
SLAX
Slitax
Puppy Linux
Kubuntu

Current setup:
Dual boot Ubuntu & XP on both working machines

schauerlich
October 3rd, 2008, 06:09 AM
--- Installed ---
Windows 3.1, 95, 98, XP
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4, 10.5
Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10, 8.04
Ubuntu Server 8.04
Mint 4, 5
Xubuntu 7.10
DSL
openSuSE 11
Puppy
Arch
Debian Etch


--- Tried on LiveCD ---
PCLinuxOS
gOS
Mandriva
Fedora
SimplyMEPIS
Fluxbuntu
Knoppix
NimbleX

Shippou
October 3rd, 2008, 11:25 PM
I'm trying Wolvix maybe sometime this year.

Maybe also other light distros such as DSL and Feather Linux.

Good luck to me. :)

Chilli Bob
October 3rd, 2008, 11:43 PM
The built-in OS on the following..

Microbee
VZ-200
VZ-300
Vic-20
C-64
TI994A
TRS80
Commodore PET
Apple ][e

Moving up....

MS-DOS 3.x to 5.x
DR-DOS 6.x

Then...

Win 3.1
Win 3.11
Win 95
Win 98
Win 2000
Win XP
Win Vista (shudder)
(Note: No ME. Dodged a bullet there!)

On a happier note....

Fedora
Ubuntu (Dapper to Hardy)
Xubuntu
Kubuntu
Suse
Mandriva
DSL
Puppy
Berry
Gentoo
Zenwalk
Knoppix
Free BSD

Current set-up..
PC1 - Ubuntu/XP
PC2 - Zenwalk/Win2000

OH, also used a DEC-10 back in 1988 at Uni, but not at OS level luckily.

Tazgecko
October 4th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Vic-20
c-64
AmigaOS 1.3 - 2.0
MsDos
Windows 95
Windows 98
BEOS
Windows XP
Morphos
AmigaOS 4.1
Vista
Mandriva
Fedora 8
Opensuse 10
Ubuntu 7.04,7.10

Current setup Ubuntu 8.04 64bit,Vista Premium 64bit

I am sure there are more, but these are the ones i spent some time on...
Brings you back to the good old days :D

Frak
October 4th, 2008, 01:11 AM
TRS-80
DR DOS
DOS 4 5 6
Xenix
OS 6
OS 7
Apple Lisa (Dad bought it from a garage sell when I was a wee lad)
Windows 2
Windows 3
Windows 3.11 (I know, GUI shell, whatever)
GNU/Debian Linux (first release)
NeXTOS/NeXTStep
Windows Chicago (Brother was in MSDN)
Windows 95
Windows Memphis
Windows 98
Mac OS 9
BeOS
Mac OS X Kodiak
Windows Whistler
Windows XP
BSD
Mac OS X Cheeta - Tiger <--- Got my UNIX certification
Ubuntu, SUSE, RedHat <--- Got my Linux certification
Windows Longhorn <--- Got my Microsoft Architect certification and became a MSDN member
Windows Vista
Windows 7

Other ones not chronologically listed: Solaris, Amiga, Atari DOS, HP-UX, A/UX, Mac OS X server, Acorn, Plan9, Darwin (fav project), FreeDOS, Novell Netware, Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PC's, OS/2, MkLinux (PPC Linux), and AppleDOS.

There are probably a lot more, I just cannot think of them.

frup
October 4th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Microsoft:
MS-DOS 4.0 (on an extended family members computer)
MS-DOS 5.2
Microsoft Windows 3.1
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows ME (on an extended family members computer)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
GNU/Linux:
Mandrake 10.0
Linspire 5.0 (used for just over a month, didn't really like it)
Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04 (Main OS)
Fedora 8
Debian Etch
Apple:
Macintosh (~1986) This was an all in one black and white macintosh with an external 20mb HDD. I don't know the version but we played around with it for a few years after buying it at a school fair in 1999. I destroyed it along with all the other proprietary software I owned when I began using GNU/Linux.
Mac OS X 10.x. (tiger?) My Girlfriends family have a Mac and I have used it occasionally.

At school I also was exposed to some old acorns (risc?) and macs of various sorts in the 90's until Microsoft took a hold of the education system.

I have run ReactOS releases several times in virtual machines, tried slax and Ubuntu 8.10 alphas/beta.
I have tried a few OSS amiga clones etc too but not for more than a few minutes in a virtual machine.

No doubt I have "touched" many other os's with out being aware and I have used several different kinds of cellphone etc.

Shippou
October 6th, 2008, 05:05 AM
I have found some interesting OSs:

1. ReactOS
2. Wolvix
3. PCLinuxOS
4. dyne:bolic [sic]

Okay.. they are not new... :)

I am currently playing with them via virtualbox...

Hmmnn,,, maybe it's time to switch to XFCE...

purifiedmadness
October 7th, 2008, 04:45 AM
-Dos
-Win3.1
-Win95
-Win98
-WinNT
-WinME
-Win2K
-WinXP
-WinVista
-ReactOS
-Ubuntu 6.06
-Ubuntu 7.10
-Ubuntu 8.04
-Mepis
-mac os 8
-mac OSX Tiger
-DSL
-Mac OS-7
-Mandriva2008
-Windows Neptune
-Mac System 6
-Mac System 7
-solaris 10
-Apple DOS
-C64 basic
-Xandros
-Windows server 2003
-Windows server 2008
-xenix
-plan9
-GeexBox

S0VERE1GN
October 7th, 2008, 05:47 AM
since the begining hey...

1. whatever came on the original 386's. Dos supreme or something, a lame form of windows, but it never crashed!
2. Windows original to 3.1
3. win 95
4. win 98 forever, i never wanted XP or 2000 cuz i had 98 running so rock solid on the first compy i ever overclocked
5. XP on this laptop for college,and i formatted and switched to ubuntu completely in about a week, im sparatic like that. and XP sucks.

Thelasko
October 7th, 2008, 02:09 PM
-plan9

How did Plan 9 work out for ya? It seems interesting, but I don't know what I would do with it if I had it.

Thelasko
October 7th, 2008, 02:10 PM
4. win 98 forever, i never wanted XP or 2000 cuz i had 98 running so rock solid on the first compy i ever overclocked
5. XP on this laptop for college,and i formatted and switched to ubuntu completely in about a week, im sparatic like that. and XP sucks.

I never thought I would ever see someone state that they prefer Win 98 to XP, but there it is.

drokmed
October 7th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Abacus in the 60's.

UNIX in the 70's.

IBM DOS 1.0 back in 1980.

Everything since.

AlphaMack
October 7th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Mac OS
DOS
Win 3.1
Win 3.11
Win NT
Win 95
Win 98
Win ME
Mandrake
Mac OS X
Win XP
Ubuntu
Knoppix
openSUSE
Win Vista

Frak
October 8th, 2008, 02:31 AM
How did Plan 9 work out for ya? It seems interesting, but I don't know what I would do with it if I had it.
I can tell you it runs great, and fast. Though, there is about 0 software for it and it doesn't do anything that important...

entikryst
October 8th, 2008, 02:42 AM
MsDos and freedos
Windows-95,98,2000,xp,vista
Mac osx-panther and tiger
Linux distros-ubuntu,kubuntu,xubuntu,fluxbuntu,mint,dsl and puppy

purifiedmadness
October 10th, 2008, 12:05 AM
i thought plan 9 was intresting but that was a while ago and i had problems with some of my hardwaare that i had it on, but i was toying with the idea of putting if on another system to play with.

Rune Hagen
October 10th, 2008, 07:55 AM
hmmmm, tried or used

MS-Dos 5
Win 3.11
Win 95
Win 98
Win NT
Win 2000
Win XP
Mandrake (don't remember the numbering)
Win 2003
Ubuntu, Kubuntu 0610
Mandriva
Win Vista
Open Suse
Win server 2008 (good product actually, but expensive for CAL)
Fedora 9
Ubuntu Server 0804

i might have forgotten some, but these are the ones I remember

sidran
October 10th, 2008, 08:10 AM
I'll list them all as I can remember them. Let's see...

Mac OS 5
Mac OS 6
Mac OS 7.x
Mac OS 8.x
Mac OS 9.x
Mac OS 10.x

MS-DOS 3
MS-DOS 5
MS-DOS 6
MS-DOS 6.2
MS-DOS 6.22

Windows 1.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.11 for Workgroups
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003

Mandrake Linux 9.2
Mandrake Linux 10.x
Gentoo (Only the LiveCD though, never got it to install :P)
PCLinuxOS (Had it for a couple versions, forgot what they were though)
Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
Ubuntu Hardy Heron
Red Hat (forgot versions...)
Novell SUSE

Solaris 9
Solaris 10
Haiku

PalmOS (never got the version)
Windows CE (I had a Pocket PC for a while, forgot the version)


So, yes, I like operating systems. I still would like to try out OS/2 at some point.

chungy
October 10th, 2008, 08:57 AM
Can't guarantee all of them will be listed, but here goes. As much as I can remember, this is what I've used (not what has been my main operating systems, mind you):

Whatever operating system the Commodore PET used -- this was my first computer.
MS-DOS 3.33, 5.0, 6.0, 6.22.
FreeDOS Beta-8, Beta-9, 1.0
DR-DOS; don't remember the version, i think it was 7.x
Windows 3.1, 95, 98, Me (not really OSes on their own, but hey)
Windows NT 3.1, 3.51, 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
ReactOS - various versions from its 0.1.x days to current, along with several SVN revisions
Red Hat Linux 5.2, 7.3, 9
Fedora Core 2
CentOS 4, 5
Ubuntu 5.10, 6.06, 7.04, 7.10, 8.04
Debian 4.0, 5.0
Mandrake 9.2
Slackware 9, 10, 11, 12
Plan 9 from Bell Labs
Solaris 10
OpenSolaris 2008.05
FreeBSD 5.0
OpenBSD 3.8, 3.9, 4.0, 4.3 (yeah, I skipped a couple releases)
Unix V5, V6, V7, V32 (looking at historic releases with SIMH, and help from The Unix Archive :))
2.11BSD, 4.0BSD, 4.2BSD, 4.3BSD-Quasijarus0c
386BSD 0.0, 0.1

I swear I'm missing several of them.... ah well, I can't remember it all, there's so much.

They have advantages and disadvantages... not to offend, but my favorite is probably OpenBSD, and my least favorites are DOSes and Windowses (out of them, I hate Windows 98 the most).

derekr44
October 10th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Shoot... the beginning?

ProDOS (Apple IIe)
MSDOS 3, 5, 6, 6.22
Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, ME, XP, 2000, 2003 Server
Mandrake 8, 9, 10
SUSE
RedHat
Ubuntu (since 06)
PCLinuxOS
Arch (my current baby)

Thelasko
October 10th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Shoot... the beginning?


In the beginning (http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/bib0110h.htm) IBM created the mainframe.
And the mainframe was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of IBM moved upon the face of the monitors.
And IBM said, Let there be OS/360 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/360): and there was OS/360.
And IBM saw the OS/360, that it was good: and IBM divided the OS/360 from the DOS/360.

fortcard
October 10th, 2008, 08:39 PM
In my own PCs I have tried, and used:
DOS in all its versions before Windows, including the 2 floppy, one to run OS and one to run app
DRDOS in all its versions before Novell took it over and killed it(by far my favorite)
Windows 3.11
Windows 98 SP2
Windows XP Pro, SP1 and SP2 (now have SP3)
SUSE Linux 2
Penguin Linux
Ubuntu, from 6.04 on

richg
October 10th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Started with PDP8I using PAL. PC used to control SPANDAR radar
http://www.pdp8.net/pdp8i/pdp8i.shtml
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/richg1998/Misc/SPANDARRadar.jpg
Rat Shack PC with cassette tape
DOS
Desktop
W3.1
W3.11 industrial machine PC
W95
W98
Lindows 4.0
Mepi
Suse
Linspire 5.1.427
Linspire 6
Freespire 2
Now
Desktop Ubumtu 8.04
Laptop Linspire 5.1.427
Laptop Asus 4G Xandros

Rich

Shippou
October 11th, 2008, 01:35 AM
Hmmn... ReactOS is really a good OS...

But then I maybe will try Wolvix someday... Just have to get used to XFCE though.

Also, it seems that the quick reply option here at the forums don't work for me, at least for two years from when I first joined this forum.

purifiedmadness
October 11th, 2008, 05:38 PM
i liked ReactOS when i tried it but that was a while back maybe i will give it another shot.

jdcnosse
October 11th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Windows:
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows Vista

Macintosh:
Mac OS 7.5

Linux:
Knoppix
Fedora Core 8
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

N00b-un-2
October 11th, 2008, 07:51 PM
I've used:
Mac OSX 10.5x
Mac OSX 10.4x
Mac OS/2 xx (all we ever were Macs in school until like about '96 for some reason...)
Original mac(whatever the ORIGINAL mac system was on the old beige Apple computers in the eighties. Remember "oregon trail"? Your wife has died of typhoid...)
DOS 2
DOS 3
DOS 5
DOS 6
Some weird DOS variant on a computer that was given to us by a family friend that had a really simple GUI. It had a main screen with like 6 tiles on it and you could assign programs to each of the tiles and you could switch between workspaces using the taskbar at the top of the screen. If anyone knows what this system was please tell me! I miss making banners on PrintshopPLUS!!!
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows NT
Windows 98/SE (Best Windows distro EVER. It was solid as a ROCK)
Windows 2000
Windows ME (Almost as bad as Vista)
Windows XP (basic/home/pro)
Windows Vista Home Basic/Premium, Business, Ultimate (by far the WORST operating system of ALL TIME)
Redhat Linux
Fedora
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04x

I think that's all of them.

sidran
October 11th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Some weird DOS variant on a computer that was given to us by a family friend that had a really simple GUI. It had a main screen with like 6 tiles on it and you could assign programs to each of the tiles and you could switch between workspaces using the taskbar at the top of the screen. If anyone knows what this system was please tell me! I miss making banners on PrintshopPLUS!!!


You probably were just using MS-DOS with a menu program. Before Windows 3.1, they were all the rage. A couple of my DOS systems had menu programs as well.

malleus74
October 24th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Oh wow.. I'm sure I'll miss half the OS's I've played with... here's the ones that stuck with me.

TRS-80
Apple II
MSDOS 6.0 / Windows 3.11
Slackware
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Redhat
Suse
QNX
Windows XP
FreeDOS
Knoppix (several different knoppix-like distros like Morphix)
Windows Vista
Ubuntu (several versions)

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu and Vista right now. I think Ubuntu is the first distro I've seen that's really a possible replacement of Windows for me...

Ron from MD
November 2nd, 2008, 07:16 PM
Work:

UNIX
DOS 3.2.1
WIN 3.1.1
WIN 98
WIN 2000

Home:
CPM
DOS 2.1.1, 3.0, 3.2.1, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 (some where in there was DR DOS)
WIN 3.1.1
OS-2
OS-2 Warp
WIN 95
WIN 98
WIN XP Pro (desktop)
WIN XP Home (laptop)
Simply Mepis
Ubuntu Hardy

Ron from MD
November 2nd, 2008, 07:19 PM
Some weird DOS variant on a computer that was given to us by a family friend that had a really simple GUI. It had a main screen with like 6 tiles on it and you could assign programs to each of the tiles and you could switch between workspaces using the taskbar at the top of the screen. If anyone knows what this system was please tell me! I miss making banners on PrintshopPLUS!!!

Sounds like either the old freeware PC-Shell or DR DOS.

Shippou
November 3rd, 2008, 05:59 AM
My first post on the month of November.

I read about Microsoft Bob somewhere... I think that's what you are talking about.

But then, based on the descriptions of Microsoft Bob, it does not match. I want to be corrected. :)

Also, Microsoft Bob is not an OS, just a GUI over the CLI, much like a desktop environment.

Anyway, it did not sell (so much). It is also where the search dog in XP came.

Darkade
November 3rd, 2008, 06:04 AM
>Windows 3.1
>windows 95
>windows 98
>Windows Me
>Red Hat
>windows XP
>PCLinuxOS
>Ubuntu
>Archlinux

Compucore
November 3rd, 2008, 06:59 AM
Lets see as for OS that I have used so far...
Vax VMS
Dos 3.3 (Apple)
Dos 3.3 (PC)
Dos 5.0
Dos 6.22
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.11 WFW
Windows 95 A-C
Windows 98 & 98SE
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000 pro
Windows XP
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows 2003 Server Enterprise edition

Slackware 3.4
Slackware 3.5
Suse 6.0
Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Xubuntu
Red Hat Fedora 5
Red Hat Fedora 6
Red hat Fedora 8
Red Hat Fedora 9
Sun Solaris 10
Nextstation Openstep/Nextstep

Fairly good range od different OS's

Compucore

Tindytim
November 3rd, 2008, 10:55 AM
My first post on the month of November.

I read about Microsoft Bob somewhere... I think that's what you are talking about.

But then, based on the descriptions of Microsoft Bob, it does not match. I want to be corrected. :)

Also, Microsoft Bob is not an OS, just a GUI over the CLI, much like a desktop environment.

Anyway, it did not sell (so much). It is also where the search dog in XP came.
Many have argued that Windows 3.xx is simply a GUI for MS-DOS, as one needed MS-DOS inorder to run Windows 3.xx, and started Windows as an application when the computer Booted into MS-DOS.

Scruffynerf
November 3rd, 2008, 11:12 AM
CP/M
Windows 3.11
Windows 95(b)
Windows NT
Windows XP
Ubuntu Edgy - Feisty - Hardy - Now on Intrepid
Vista
Knoppix
PCLinuxOS
Suse
Fedora

lukjad007
November 3rd, 2008, 01:17 PM
Many have argued that Windows 3.xx is simply a GUI for MS-DOS, as one needed MS-DOS inorder to run Windows 3.xx, and started Windows as an application when the computer Booted into MS-DOS.
One could also argue that XP still needs DOS to run.

solitaire
November 3rd, 2008, 01:29 PM
Sincliar ZX*
Sinclair ZX81*
Sinclair Spectrum*
BBC (Model B)* (Acorn OS of some type!)
(*They had their Own OS's just can't remember the names) :D
Win 3.1
Win 3.11
Win95
WinNT
Win98
Win2k
WinME
WinXP + (WinXP MCE)
Vista Ultimate

Suse 6.#
Suse 7.40

Lindows (beta)
Linspire
Freespire
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 8.10

Probably a few others that i've forgotten :D

eternalnewbee
November 3rd, 2008, 01:31 PM
windows 98
windows 2000
windows xp
ubuntu 5.04
knoppix
ubuntu 7.10
pc linux
linux TLE
ubuntu 8.04
ubuntu 8.10

timjohn7
November 3rd, 2008, 01:44 PM
1982 Sincliar ZX*
1982 Sinclair ZX81*
1983 Sinclair Spectrum*
1990 Win 3.1
1992 Win 3.11
1995 Win95
1997 WinNT
1999 Win98
2000 Win2k
2001 WinXP
2007 Ubuntu 7.04
2007 Ubuntu 7.10
2008 Ubuntu 8.04
2008 Ubuntu 8.10
2001 Symbian UIQ (Mobile Phone OS)
2004 Symbian UIQ2
2006 Symbian UIQ3

Tindytim
November 3rd, 2008, 01:44 PM
One could also argue that XP still needs DOS to run.
They would lose if they did. The Command Line in XP doesn't use DOS or any sort, and actually attempts to emulate the look and feel of it, with improved functionality. But it doesn't use DOS.

lukjad007
November 3rd, 2008, 02:05 PM
Really? Oh, sorry. I just thought that XP ran on some sort of command line.

EDIT: What I mead is that the XP GUI is what I thought was running on top of DOS. I know that the Dos Prompt in XP is pathetic. You can't even make a bootable diskette.

solitaire
November 3rd, 2008, 02:15 PM
Technically all windows up to WinME were basically fancy file managers running on top of DOS.

WinXP & Win2K were the first Windows OS's to combine DOS and Windows to turn it in to the WINDOWS OS instead of Windows file manager running on a DOS OS :D

lukjad007
November 3rd, 2008, 02:37 PM
Technically all windows up to WinME were basically fancy file managers running on top of DOS.

WinXP & Win2K were the first Windows OS's to combine DOS and Windows to turn it in to the WINDOWS OS instead of Windows file manager running on a DOS OS :D
Cool! Sorry I couldn't finish my edit sooner.


1.

We need to troubleshoot some database issues. We'll be right back :) -- ubuntu-geek

kanye.west.boy
November 3rd, 2008, 02:48 PM
[QUOTE=Shippou;5658170]I tried at least 10 OSs:
1. Windows XP SP 2 and the original release
2. Linux:
a. Ubuntu
b. Kubuntu
c. Mint (3 and 5)
3. Windows Vista Basic and Windows Vista Home Basic and Premium; some plans to try Vista Ultimate

I plan to try Solaris sometime. And maybe also FreeBSD.[/QUOTE

i tried

1. ubuntu

2.mac os leopard

3. linux mint

4.xubuntu

5.kubuntu

6.microsoft xp

7.windows vista unlimated

8.windows ME

9.arch linux

10.windows 2000

11.windows 98

12.windows 95

13.windows nt

14.windows vista basic

15.windows vista premium

16/knoppix

Shippou
November 6th, 2008, 04:59 AM
Just a bump post.

I do want to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10. But then I'll do that sometime in December, when most issues had been addressed. Or maybe I'll wait for the next release of Linux Mint. :)

reloadSE
November 9th, 2008, 03:30 AM
In Order

Windows 3.1 - Don't remember this one much
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME - worst piece of **** I've ever used
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Gentoo
Ubuntu (7.04-8.10) I hated 7.10 lol
Vista
Fedora 7 and 8
Damn Small Linux
Mac Osx Tiger OSX86 lol
Sabayon
Deli
Puppy
Mac Osx Leopard OSX86 again lol
Windows 7 Alpha

emptiness
November 12th, 2008, 04:58 AM
windows 2000
XP
Suse
fedora
slackware
ubuntu
osx

various live distro's but none them really stood out.
I do really miss slackware, it just smokes in terms of speed!
of course the amount of time it took to set up and compile things was to much for me with work and all.

osx seemed neat at first, then really lame in terms of software cost and customization.

I love ubuntu...

MikeBrown
November 12th, 2008, 07:45 AM
DOS (not quite sure which version but it was on a laptop that weighed about 10 pounds and had the olive-green screen)

Windows 3.1
Windows 98
Windows ME (but not for long, Blech)
Windows XP (home and professional)
Windows Vista (Home ed)

Ubuntu 7, 8.1

Zoulpain
November 12th, 2008, 09:28 AM
In no particular order..

Commodore
|- Basic
|- Amiga Workbench 1.x
Linux
|- Red Hat (some old version)
|- Mandrake 2005
|- Slackware (some old one)
|- Ubuntu 5.x
|- Ubuntu 6.x
|- Ubuntu 7.x
|- Ubuntu 8.x
|- Linux Mint 5.x
Windows
|- Windows 3.0
|- Windows 3.1
|- Windows 95
|- Windows 98
|- Windows 98 SE
|- Windows 2000
|- Windows XP
|- Windows XP MCE
|- Windows Vista

kaldor
November 12th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Mac OS (really old one, from around 1991?)
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP

Mac OS X (Panther?)
Ubuntu
Xubuntu
Kubuntu
openSUSE
PClinuxOS
Windows Vista (cried myself to sleep after this one)
openSolaris
simplyMepis
Syllable (not too great)
Mandriva

Tindytim
November 13th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Good God, did anyone here actually use SP1 Vista? or are you all telling me that you Ubuntu enthusiasts just on the Vista wagon within the first few months?

Frak
November 13th, 2008, 03:13 AM
Good God, did anyone here actually use SP1 Vista? or are you all telling me that you Ubuntu enthusiasts just on the Vista wagon within the first few months?
Used it, liked it (didn't love it). Still like XP a bit more, IMHO.

Corfy
November 13th, 2008, 03:49 AM
Good God, did anyone here actually use SP1 Vista? or are you all telling me that you Ubuntu enthusiasts just on the Vista wagon within the first few months?

I switched to Ubuntu before Vista was released. In fact, it was reading about the features that were going to be added (and, in some cases, taken away) from what was then called "Longhorn" that was one of several things that encouraged me to try Linux in the first place back in early 2005. (This coming from a former MS fanboy who upgraded my computer to XP within a week of its release.)

I have never actually used Vista, nor have I seen (to this day) any reason to use it. I even passed up a chance to get a perfectly legitimate free copy of Vista Ultimate (a few months ago, I was invited to a free, four-hour Microsoft marketing event, with everyone in attendance getting a free copy of Vista Ultimate... I passed).

hardyn
November 13th, 2008, 04:03 AM
in chronological order starting pretty young... gee, i might be dating myself a little here :P

DOS 2.2 - 6.0
Windows 3.1 - XP
SCO Xenix V, a weee little
SCO Open Sever, a weee little
DEC Open VMS, @ uni
QNX 4 and 6
and Ubuntu Hoary to present.

Junkieman
November 13th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Quite a few old school dos users ;) - no particular order

DOS 5 - 6.22
Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista (dont laugh :()

Caldera
Debian
Redhat 8 & 9 / Fedora
Ubuntu
Xubuntu
Knoppix

and these too, just cos i had an OS fetish :p
Syllable
Haiku
SkyOS
ReactOS
Plan 9

ooh and also
ipodlinux
rockbox - gotta love it!

texasjim
November 14th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Starting in 1967:
IBM/360/370/390/43xx
16kBOS
DOS
OS
CP/67
CMS
OS/VS1
DOS/VS
MVS
DOS/VSE
VM (see cp/67 & cms)

PCs
DOS
WIN3.1
WIN95
WIN98
XP
UBUNTU!
MINT
MANDRIVA

Lotsa other flirts
No KDE

That's close to the beginning, though I did work on a mechanical
analog machine for naval gunfire control. It's OS was a pile
of machined metal parts.

s.fox
November 14th, 2008, 10:24 AM
MICROSOFT
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista

APPLE
Mac OS-X

LINUX
Redhat
Ubuntu
Fedora
Linpus Lite

bluenova
November 14th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Sinclair ZX Spectrum BASIC O/S

I guess BASIC is not really an O/S so the first real O/S I used was:
Digital Research, Inc. CP/M (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CP/M_operating_system)

From there into the GUI world:
Windows 3.11
Windows 95
Windows 98
Red Hat (can't remember version)
Windows ME (for about 1 week)
Windows 2000
Red Hat (can't remember version)
Windows XP
Fedora (3 I think?)
Windows XP
Ubuntu 4.10
Ubuntu 5.04
Suse (can't remember version)
Ubuntu Every version since

markg48
November 14th, 2008, 11:03 AM
hmm counting virtual machines:
freedos (free dos clone)
win 3.1
win 95
win 98
WIN 2000
win xp
win vista
eos lx
react os
gento linux
open suse
kubuntu
Cent os
dsl linux
dsl-n
linux mint (darnya)
ubuntu 8.04 8.10
beos
haiku os
syllable os

(and some other ones to crap to remmber :D)

bangeko
November 14th, 2008, 11:57 AM
1. DOS ??? -> Win 3.11 -> Win 95 -> Win 98SE -> Win2k -> WinXP
2. Ubuntu/UbuntuStudio 6.06 -> 6.10 -> 7.04 -> 7.10
3. OpenSolaris 2008.05
4. Ubuntu 8.04 and now 8.10

xpod
November 14th, 2008, 12:56 PM
The "begining" for me was only 2 years 8 months ago now but in that time i used Windows ME for my first couple of weeks then XP/ME for about 3 1/2 months and then things got kinda out of control,or should i say "under control"...I discovered the Ubuntu site and although i`ve had Ubuntu around on a full time basis since then(6.06) i have tried/used the following others too.

Xubuntu...still have around
Kubuntu
Puppy...still have around.
Wolvix Cub & Hunter
Arch....still dualboot with Ubuntu on my main PC here.
Suse
PCLOS
Tiny ME
DSL
BT3
I`m sure there are others too but i cant recall them right now.
Also done the odd bare bones/minimal installations but always end up back using full blown Ubuntu.
Oh,and how could i forget Vista.Quite easily i suppose but i was given an original copy i ended up trying not long after it first came out.
I gave it away myself some time later.

crazyfuturamanoob
November 14th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Here they are.


Windows 95-Vista

PC Linux OS

Ubuntu

Kubuntu

Mandriva

Damn Small Linux


I found Ubuntu the best OS available. It's simple, works fast, and I never get bored to the logo.

I also have windows 3.1 & some other old OS:ses on floppies, and Redhat Linux on CD, but never tried them.

shadow1983
November 14th, 2008, 03:48 PM
These are the ones i have used, might not be in the right order

* Windows 3.1
* Windows 95
* Windows 98/SE
* Windows 2000
* Windows ME (Only for a day lol)
* Mandrake
* Redhat
* Windows XP (Home/Pro)
* Windows Server 2003
* Mac OS X
* Ubuntu (This is what i use on my home and work computer)
* Kubuntu
* OpenSuse
* Windows Vista
* Windows Server 2008
* Windows 7 (Pre Beta)

EV500B
November 26th, 2008, 06:41 AM
So there they are,

Windows 98,NT4,2000,XP Pro,2003 Server

Debian Etch
DSL
Slax
PCQLinux 2004
SliTaz
OpenSUSE
Slackware 11
KateOS 3.6
Fedora 5
NetBSD 4.0.1
Ubuntu 8.04
Xubuntu 8.10
Tiny ME
Puppy Linux
PCLinuxOS 2007
Zenwalk 5.something
Deli Linux 0.8.0.1
Feather Linux
Geexbox