View Poll Results: What was preinstalled on your main home computer when you bought it?

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  • Windows Vista, which I kept or dual-boot with

    17 10.97%
  • Windows Vista, which I replaced with Linux

    19 12.26%
  • Windows XP or earlier, which I kept or dual-boot with

    22 14.19%
  • Windows XP or earlier, which I replaced with Linux

    17 10.97%
  • Mac OS X, which I kept or dual-boot with

    1 0.65%
  • Mac OS X, which I replaced with Linux

    0 0%
  • Linux, which I kept (or replaced with another distro)

    14 9.03%
  • Linux, which I dual-booted with Windows

    1 0.65%
  • No OS - I added my own

    57 36.77%
  • Other - please explain

    7 4.52%
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Thread: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

  1. #1
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    What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    I know a lot of Ubuntu Forum members have multiple computers, so "main home computer" is whatever computer you spend the most time using outside of work. If you work from home and use the same computer for home and work, then obviously that's your main home computer.

    Just pick the most appropriate poll response. If none of the responses approximate your situation, pick Other and then explain your situation in a reply to this thread.

    Thanks!

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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    I built my computer, so nothing was pre-installed.

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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
    I built my computer, so nothing was pre-installed.
    Same here.

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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    Win XP

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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    It had Windows XP "Home edition" (eww) which I replaced with ubuntu at the beginning of this year. I used Xubuntu on my laptop before that for about 3 years.

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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    I bought a netbook (which, yes, is my main computer) with Xandros Linux preinstalled. I wiped it out and replaced it with Ubuntu.

    Before that, I had a Dell Inspiron laptop (which I gave to a friend). It came with XP, which I replaced with Ubuntu, but eventually put back on for my friend.

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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    Older desktop: Win98SE was preinstalled, as was a copy of Sun's StarOffice.

    Newer desktop: Came with XP, now has a dual boot XP & Jaunty (Considering turning into a server, when I get round to it.)

    Older laptop: came with XP, currently has Intrepid, with Xubuntu desktop added.

    Newer laptop: Vista Home Preimum preinstalled, now dual boot Vista & Interpid.

    EDIT:Both copies of XP are XP Home
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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    Bought both my desktops without any os. Bought my laptop also without an os. EEE came with XP. killed it the very same day, and put ubuntu on it and used it for a few days, before going to gentoo, arch, and finally Lunar.

    Have a few more old machines, which i got from my friends and my work place. the machines from my friends ran windows 2000 when i got them. machines from work ran solaris.

  9. #9
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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    I roll custom , I'm extremely anal retentive and I like things my way , so I haver to do it myself. Period.
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    Re: What was preinstalled on your main home computer?

    No OS, bare metal. Put Fedora 11 on that recently.
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