Windowz XP for me, its the only thing I would consider using for gaming... everything else licks it! Not saying WIN XP is good though, on the contrary its sucks the hardest... its just so good for gaming.
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
Windows because everyone else has it.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Like Linux, use Windows.
17th June 2002
I like a computer which switches on when I press the on button. That connects to the internet when you tell it to. That runs everything I want to run without me needing to switch between various operating systems. I like my software to have support if necessary. Windows does all that. Linux does not. I used to use both, but I've stopped using Linux. It's far, far too much hassle. It took me two weeks just to get the modem working on Linux, let alone anything else. On Windows I just plugged it in, gave it a number to dial, and forgot about it. If Linux ever wants to be truly competitive, it has to be easier to use, and take less time to set up. It should also be a bit faster when booting. Macs are fine if all you want to do is surf the 'net, edit graphics and listen to music. I don't just want to do that, though.
I like Linux, but I'm currently running on XP
Monster_userJust one Linux option. That is not fair... Linux is not one OS, it is many.
I know there is a lot of distros for linux but you know how many there is? A LOT so its easier to put linux =) ohh and no one said unix yet? I know i didn't put it up there cause i forgot lol.
MAC OS is UNIX not MAC(it is a shadow name) o well i am a Windows guy!
I am running XP home but i truly enjoy using my sisters mac OS even though it is somehwat old :)
FN_lewrbm69MAC OS is UNIX not MAC(it is a shadow name)
MacOS System 6 through MacOS 9 were not based on Unix code. I liked that version better. The File System was so much simplier, and easier to understand, than Unix/Linux, or DOS/Windows.
I only once ever needed to view hidden files. If they are hidden in the old MacOS, then they are most likely not needed by even an advanced user.
I don't remember what the origins of the MacOS was. The GUI Originated on the Apple IIGS, as the Finder, or System Disk.
MacOS X is built on Darwin, which does use open source Unix code, but it has enough code to make it a different OS than Unix.
I didn't bother to mention Unix, because it is obsolete. BSD, Darwin, and Linux have replaced it.
There is also Sun Solaris, and BSD (Unix based), OS/2 Warp 4( or is it 5 now?), DrDOS, and a dozen other operating systems. Many of which are new, such as ReactOS the Open Source Windows clone, and FreeDOS, the Open Source DOS clone, etc...
I love linux! I'm running Mandriva 2005 LE right now. The only time I use Windows is to play games. Everything I can do in Windows, I can do in Linux, except games.