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What OS system/s are you using?

(12-30-2019, 11:09 PM)JimTrops Wrote: I'm hanging on to Windows 7 until it gets left behind January 14th! At which point, possibly going to make the leap for a Linux system... Never used it before so I have no idea what to expect.
Is there anyone who can tell me whether it's worth it or not?
I'm in half a mind to just get Windows10 despite it's massively restrictive nature and countless uncalled for updates, since I'm lazy and don't know if I can handle the drama of a change in OS! Please help!
I'm exactly where you are. When you discover a Linux system with GUI that works for you, would be great if you shared it with Gigarocket. No doubt there are millions out there going through exactly what you and I are going through right now.
I'm using a Hackintosh Operating system, which means running OSX on PC hardware, to learn more about this, go here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/
Windows 10 at home desktop.
Ubuntu on laptop.
Windows 7 on backup PC.
OS X High Sierra. It's an old 2010 MacBook Pro machine so it can't upgrade to the newest versions. That said - It is still running strong. I have never had a windows laptop run 10 years and still run like my MacBook Pro is today. Can't see I would ever want to go back to a windows laptop for that reason alone!
Everyday I work on an Ubuntu MATE distro. It has the look of the old Gnome and it's lightweight.
At home I have a latest default Ubuntu which is heavier but powerful.
At home I am using Windows 10 Personal on a laptop.  I also have a desktop set up with Linux Mint, as well as a Chromebook.

At work I am using Windows 10 Professional on a laptop, with VMPlayer installed for evaluating different operating systems.  I also have a Desktop at work that is running Slackware Linux and a Cinnamon desktop.
Just installed Windows10 on my office PC. Welcome upgared. Is really fast to come up and shutdown. Bit defender is great.

Have Win7 going strong at home in the 2 PCs. On my laptop have double boot ubuntu and old vista. Not able to upgrade from vista as the Toshiba laptop is old, has only 2GB max RAM.
gp
(03-27-2020, 03:01 PM)sssgp Wrote: Not able to upgrade from vista as the Toshiba laptop is old, has only 2GB max RAM.
gp
Does this then mean one needs more than 2GB RAM for Windows 10? What specs would be the minimum for successful Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7?
2 GB might just about be enough, which is what I am finding out in the latest upgrade of my office PC. But what is really slowing down the laptop is the IO operations on the HDD. It's an A205 Toshiba laptop. Thanks for your enquiry. Would welcome any ideas on making my laptop more useful.
gp
Windows 10 on the home PC and laptop. Home PC has a Mac OS snapshot in VirtualBox and Ubuntu but I never have any use for them at the moment.
Ubuntu 18.04 in Office desktop and having a work Mac book air running Catalina. And at home using windows 10 and Mac OS Catalina(Hackintosh)
all of them....

i run win10, manjaro, pop_os!, ubuntu server on several boxes (i'm just used to it... i'd prefer centos or debian, but a little too lazy) ran osx86 on my thinkpad to hold me over between macbooks, also have an old mini i use, so also macos

my job only allows VPN connection from windows/macos, so i'm kinda stuck with those until they allow VPNs from linux, and using windows is difficult for my job (but WSL2 might change things on that front, been playing with it a lot recently)
My OS is Android OS9.  :-)
I am mainly using my phone, for pretty much everything.
Still I have two computers because of work. On is on Win10 and one on Windows 7.
Of course, I mainly use the Win10 one because it has better performaces. But still, what I use the most remains my mobile phone
The three most common operating systems for personal computers are Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux. Modern operating systems use a graphical user interface, or GUI (pronounced gooey).
My general thoughts are that
- people who can afford it and appreciate nicer user interface are MacOS users
- people who haven't come from a technology background will tend to be Windows users
- people who have a technology background or want a technology future will dabble / gravitate to Linux (or if they can afford it MacOS )
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I am currently using a Late-2019 MacBook Pro and a Hackintosh I built using a MacPro G5. With my MBP being my daily driver it is running Catalina 10.15.6, while my Hackintosh is running Big Sur Beta 6. I love the platform an how it integrates into my HomeKit setup.
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(07-06-2013, 05:40 PM)Genesis Wrote: I'm still on Windows XP at home, and Windows 7 at work. What OS systems are you working with currently?

I am using Windows 10 on all my machines as my primary OS. I do a lot of development work (website development) and Windows 10 makes my job fairly easy. 

I also have a Hackintosh machine that I use for development and I can say that it really depends on your level of comfort and familiarity with a particular OS. I love working on both Windows as well as MAC OS.
(07-06-2013, 05:40 PM)Genesis Wrote: I'm still on Windows XP at home, and Windows 7 at work. What OS systems are you working with currently?

Windows 10 (I have no idea what update, as Microsoft has made the real version number elusive to the normal person, and I am not very inclined to find out the version # after every update). Microsoft has basically stopped supporting all of the older versions of their desktop OSs, which makes sense, to support only one codebase. Windows has everything that I need, except maybe iOS development, but I haven't need to do that for some time. It's really interesting that they are adding Linux features to Windows!

Steve
(09-30-2020, 07:15 AM)chiyancheung Wrote: It's really interesting that they are adding Linux features to Windows!

Steve
I find that interesting too. Particularly since Windows was built from Linux which their developers got for free.

OK, I have something about Microsoft, but you're right Windows has been part of almost all of my computer life, and it has been both frustrating, but mostly great fun and served me well. I only have one challenge right now as I'm still on Windows 7. My mental lapse came when Microsoft tried to force me a few years back through its automatic updates to convert to Windows 10 when I was not ready for it. There's a huge leap from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in terms of drivers for hard ware and software that no longer works on Windows 10. Any way, long story short I was so upset with Microsoft (I at least caught this before I got to convert) and very suspicious and from that moment I changed from automatic updates to "let me choose" to manual. I then also Googled most of the updates, particularly the ones that they used to get you to change to Windows 10, as I found Microsoft never gave up. As soon as you have disabled an update that would force you to change to Windows 10, they would create a new one later on.

So yes, I got psychologically challenged in that I got deeply suspicious of Microsoft and Windows 10. It became a war of sorts. And now I find things are probably going the other way round, as new software is being developed for use only with actively supported Windows. For example Microsoft Office 2019 only works with Windows 10. Not that I subscribe to up to date Microsoft Office, but I can see in a year or so if you're on Windows 7, you may receive documents you may not be able to open any longer.

In the meanwhile I also found millions of Windows 10 users who loved the simplicity of Windows 7 (like I do), who have created ways to change the look of Windows 10 to look like Windows 7 - particularly the Windows Explorer. I like the old Windows 7 static games, and I find that there are developers who found a way one can load it to your computer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. So looks like other Windows 10 "haters" like me have found ways to work around that what they hated. For example there are tons of info available in Google for completely disabling or pausing updates. Hard work to have Windows 10 and one has to be even more on your guard for Microsoft's tactics to get you to subscribe to their services and give them your billing info, but millions out there have worked their way around it.
Wow, this topic is old.
I use Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Windows has everything I need, but I Worked with Linux Mint and Ubuntu too.
On Win 10 in office and home. I personally love Win 7 but it gets updated to 10 anyhow. 

In my opinion, Windows XP and 7 were in a different league altogether.
  
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