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rucadulu
July 7th, 2009, 05:26 AM
This a simple and often posted type of poll but I would like to expand the question beyond linux and windows flavors.

TheNosh
July 7th, 2009, 05:33 AM
...are you going to add a poll?

i've used:
ubuntu (duh)
puppy linux
fedora (only a bit, it's never been on my own machine yet)
open solaris (same amount as fedora)
mac osx (on my sisters machine)
windows 95, 98, XP, vista, 7 (and ME, but just a few times on friends machines)


that's all i've used enough to really be worth mentioning

Daisuke_Aramaki
July 7th, 2009, 05:37 AM
Windows, Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, OpenSolaris. Still use them, except Solaris.

Eisenwinter
July 7th, 2009, 05:50 AM
Linux, DesktopBSD, Windows, ReactOS.

rucadulu
July 7th, 2009, 05:51 AM
Poll is added sorry for the delay. Mother nature called on me and I had to listen.

Grant A.
July 7th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Using:

Ubuntu 9.04 GNU/Linux, Kubuntu 8.04.2 GNU/Linux, Windows Vista

Have Used:

FreeDOS, Fedora, OpenSuSE, OpenSolaris, Arch GNU/Linux, DamnSmallLinux

rucadulu
July 7th, 2009, 06:02 AM
Out of the operating Systems you have used which do you like the best and which do you like the least. For my self I like Ubuntu Linux the best and Windows Vista the least with the old SunOS really close to the bottom of the list.

jomiolto
July 7th, 2009, 06:25 AM
I've used almost all of the OSs listed in the poll (and some others), but I've never really used any version Mac OS :(

mobilediesel
July 7th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Ubuntu/Xubuntu
Redhat
MSDOS 6.22
Windows 3.1/3.11/95/98/XP/Vista
Amiga OS
GEOS (Commodore 64)
Mac OS on the Mac II as well as iMac OSX
CP/M on the Sony SMC/70

I've had a few other computers but BASIC interpreters don't really count as an operating system. Timex Sinclair 1000, Texas Instruments 99/4a and TRS 80 Color Computer II.

stwschool
July 7th, 2009, 06:45 AM
I've used DOS, TOS (Atari ST), Workbench (Amiga), whatever was on the Amstrad CPC464 and the BBC Micros, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, Mac OS 9 and 10, OpenSolaris, FreeBSD.

The only ones I've not been able to get anywhere with were Gentoo and Arch, guess I'm not geek enough ;)

TheNosh
July 7th, 2009, 07:32 AM
I've never really used any version Mac OS :(

personally i feel that you didn't miss out

ctrlmd
July 7th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Windows, Linux, Mac, OpenSolaris

Gone fishing
July 7th, 2009, 07:59 AM
You missed BeOS or Haiku-OS, BeOS was a great OS and my harddrive has a space waiting for Haiku I've tried it in vmware looks very promising.

http://www.haiku-os.org/

The Toxic Mite
July 7th, 2009, 08:46 AM
I have used:

Windows

95, 98, Me, 2000 Professional, XP and Vista

Linux

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

I am now using.........

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.

kashey_be
July 7th, 2009, 09:05 AM
ubuntu 5.xx, ... ,9.xx
gentoo
kubuntu 6.06
centos
red hat / fedora
windows 3.11, ... , win7
hp-ux
digital vms
solaris / openSolaris
suse
oh and dos of course, best o/s so far, amazing performance, no crashes.

jespdj
July 7th, 2009, 09:10 AM
I've used the following:

Commodore BASIC 2.0 on the Commodore 64
AmigaOS 1.2 on the Amiga 2000
MS-DOS (different versions from 4.x to 6.x)
Windows 3.0, 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista
OS/2 Warp
Linux, started with Slackware in 1994
Solaris at university and at work
HP-UX at work

kashey_be
July 7th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Commodore?
was their electricity when you were born? :P

Sand & Mercury
July 7th, 2009, 09:20 AM
Linux - Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mandrake, Mandriva, DSL, Arch, and more than I cbf mentioning
MacOS 1, MacOS 9, OS X
Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7
Amiga Workbench (good times)
Commodore 64 Basic

catlow
July 7th, 2009, 10:00 AM
MS DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, XP, Suse & Ubuntu

itreius
July 7th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Gentoo, etc.
Mac OS X
All Windows operating systems from Win 95 onwards

.Maleficus.
July 7th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Ubuntu (6.06 - 8.10)
Arch
Fedora 6
Gentoo
Mandriva One 2007
CentOS
FreeBSD
NetBSD
Windows 95 - 7
OS X 10.5

Arch and Windows 7 are what I use currently and will probably stay there for a long time.

kashey_be
July 7th, 2009, 01:49 PM
In case you guys haven't notice, someone who have been using linux, have not beeing using windows. (according to the poll now - 78:79)
kinda funny if you ask me.

SoftPops
July 7th, 2009, 02:01 PM
This makes me feel soooooooo very old!!
Starting at the beginning:

ICL George II & III
Univac/Unisys OS1100
IBM MVS
IBM VM
CP/M
VMS (various versions)
Novell
DOS (MS & PC)
Windows (from v2 onwards to Vista)
Sun Solaris
Ubuntu (from 8.10)

Happy Days:biggrin:

RiceMonster
July 7th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Zenwalk, Arch, RHEL)
Max (OS 9, OS X 10.4/5)
Windows 95 - Vista
MS DOS
Z/OS
AS/400

John.Michael.Kane
July 7th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Have used:
CP/M on Coleco Adam
Commodore BASIC
Dos
OS/2
Win 3.1
Win for workgroups
Win nt 4.0
Win 2000
Win xp
Novell NetWare
Redhat 5 and 8
Suse 9
Fedora 8-11
Ubuntu 5-9

Testing:
CentOS 5.3.

xhilyn
July 7th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Hi all. I use:

Ubuntu on my main Desktop &
Xubuntu on my Acer One Netbook

I also use:

Windows XP on my Music Production Desktop &
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger on my old eMac

In the Past I have also used:

Macintosh System 7.0 right up to Mac OS 9.0 & an
Atari Mega ST 4 which ran TOS with the Gem Desktop. I think

xhi

Kragnerac
July 7th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I've used...


Windows (3.1, 95, NT4, 98, 2K, XP, Vista, and 7)
Mac OS (System 1, 9 and X)
Linux (Fedora, Mandriva, http://www.favicon.cc/favicon/128/13/favicon.png (http://www.ubuntu.com/), and tons more distros)
BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, PC-BSD)
OpenSolaris
Plan 9
ReactOS

random turnip
July 7th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Lol @ more people using Linux than Windows.

RiceMonster
July 7th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Lol @ more people using Linux than Windows.

This is a Linux forum. HILARIOUS

nothingspecial
July 7th, 2009, 09:03 PM
In case you guys haven't notice, someone who have been using linux, have not beeing using windows. (according to the poll now - 78:79)
kinda funny if you ask me.

You calling me funny?

CaseSensative
July 7th, 2009, 09:12 PM
I am currently using Ubuntu 9.04 dual booted with Windows XP SP3.

I have previously used Mint, OpenSuse and Damn Small. Also I have been using windows since Windows 95.

cjazz
July 8th, 2009, 01:00 AM
The only OS I've used that's not listed in the poll is TOS for the Atari ST.

Other than that, I've used MS-DOS, DR-DOS, Windows, OS/2, Mac OS and, for the past 12 years, various distros of Linux -- Red Hat, Mandrake (Mandriva), Debian, Ubuntu and currently Arch. It's been a nice, scenic ride.

dragos240
July 8th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Okay, here goes, In order:
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes

mobilediesel
July 8th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Okay, here goes, In order:
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes

That's the best answer so far! Making people jump back to the top of the page to see what your answers point to.

I wish I'd thought of that first!

swoll1980
July 8th, 2009, 01:46 AM
No Commodore GEOS on the poll? How could you have overlooked such a popular OS?

Gizenshya
July 8th, 2009, 03:07 AM
DOS, 3.1, 95, 98, Me, 2k Pro (muh fav win version :p ), Server 2k3, XP home and Pro, and a few different Vista versions (including RC2... but mostly Ultimate). probably a few others I've forgotten

I've used at least 3 different MAC OS's, but I don't know which ones :( I know OSX was one, though. And I've used Vista on MAC's lol

Commodore 64

Linux and I had a rough start. I tried a couple different distros, but their compatibility with all the proprietary crap hardware of the HP machine at the time gave me so much trouble I forgot about Linux for a long time (until I got a new computer... and heard about Ubuntu)...

RedHat 7 and 9
Fedora Core 2 and 3
*long gap*
Ubuntu Hardy 8.04, Intrepid 8.10, and now Jaunty 9.04

I've downloaded several distros that I have yet to try. About 20gb in the past day (been at work a lot of that time, or it would be a LOT more :D ). ISO's I've downloaded the past couple days: FreeBSD, BackTrack 3, Gentoo, Mint (32 and 64), KNOPPIX 5.3 DVD, Crunchbag, Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04 32-bit versions (for friends), and SEVERAL others!

I'll check into some others on that list that I don't have as well.

Chronon
July 8th, 2009, 04:24 AM
I'm listing computers prior to the W3.11 entry since I don't know the versions/names of the OS, in those cases.
TI-99/4A
Apple IIe
Apple IIgs
Mac Plus
Mac II
Windows 3.11
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP
I recall using Motif desktop on some kind of *nix at school in 1997.
Knoppix (for about 3 months on a PC with no HD!)
Debian Etch
Ubuntu

aesis05401
July 8th, 2009, 04:35 AM
I still have my Amiga 2000, and it still runs.

The oldest computer I own that is still bootable is a C-64sx 'laptop,' but the oldest OS that is functional in a modern sense of the word, and that I enjoy using, is the Amiga.

That being said, I have not downloaded any of the modern clone projects for AmigaOS - as I kinda feel that the world has moved on too far for me to go back.

I spent the first several years of my IT career tending an ancient linked list data system running under an AIX compatibility layer on RS-6000 line servers as well... fun stuff.

Edit: You will have to excuse me, I feel a guru meditation coming on ;)

lisati
July 8th, 2009, 04:35 AM
I wish to add MVS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MVS) (in a couple of incarnations on IBM mainframes) to the poll. I vaguely recall having briefly used a couple of machines by Data General (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_General) in the past as well. The very first computer I had hands-on experience with (circa 1978) was a Wang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Laboratories) 2200 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_2200) (?) - an interesting machine where programs could have full control over the built-in cassette deck, including skipping forward and backwards, and doing a full rewind. Strangely enough the first MS-DOS machine I purchased was a second-hand Wang machine.

Sunn3K7aas
November 12th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Let's see...OSes I've used. PC-DOS on the XT, OS/2 on the 386, MS-DOS on the 386, Win 3.1(1)/95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac System 6 (I think), MacOS 9/X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, Acorn MOS at school.

jollysnowman
November 12th, 2009, 09:37 AM
PC-DOS
Windows: 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS: 9, Panther, Leopard, Snow Leopard
*nix: Red Hat 7 & 9, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian

Techsnap
November 12th, 2009, 09:56 AM
MS-DOS
DR-DOS [Digital Research DOS]
Gem Desktop: 2, 3, OpenGEM
OS/2
Windows: 3.1, NT 4.0, Windows 2K, Windows XP, Windows Vista x64
Slackware: 8.0, 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10, 12.1, 12.2, Slackware64
SuSE/OpenSUSE: 9.1, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1
FreeBSD: 7
Fedora: 6, 7, 8

I've used many others, but the above are the ones I've used for a long period of time.

HappinessNow
November 12th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Poll is closed.