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Old 07-24-2010, 10:18 PM   #11
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Not that I have any fondness for Apple. I never went to Vista. Still clicking away with XP and won't consider 7 till the Evil Forces bring back the 3 computer upgrade deal.
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Yeah, I'm still chuggin along with XP too, I've never actually had an Apple computer, but after my phenomenal experience with my iPhone, I'm sold. Plus, I went to Best Buy to test drive a the new iMac, and its pretty cool. I heard that all it took to upgrade to the newest version of OSX was like 20 or 30 bucks, just sayin'.
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I have ran XP, Vista, and 7 on my machines. XP rocked of course, Vista was kinda forced on me for gaming (DX10), and 7 rocks even better than XP did. I also have a personal vendetta against anything Apple. Shitty specs and features all the way round IMO. (by the way not recommended to start a fight about this with me, I will go on forever. Just accept my reasons and I'll accept yours.)

Started to get into Linux a bit and I'm actually kinda liking it for the lightweightness of it. Works great on my thin client and might even give up Win7 on the netbook for Linux too.
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Started to get into Linux a bit and I'm actually kinda liking it for the lightweightness of it. Works great on my thin client and might even give up Win7 on the netbook for Linux too.
I completely switched to Linux Ubuntu on both my desktop and my netbook about 4 months ago. Honestly, I don't really miss anything about Windows. I don't have to worry about antivirus software anymore, it'* free, it'* faster, and there'* tons of free software that is equal to or better than it'* competition.

Back when I started messing around with computers I started with Windows 3.1, then 98, 98SE, ME, XP, Vista, and 7. The only sounds I couldn't remember were from Windows ME.
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Yea, I first started with Win 3.0 on an old IBM PS/2 Model 30 8086 computer. 16MHZ and a but load of 640K RAM.

I hated 95-very slow
98 wasn't too bad-upgraded to ME, not much different.
2000 was ok, crashed alot.
XP is/was probably the best OS MSFT ever put out. I have yet to try 7 yet.

Currently, this laptop runs Vista Home, the other desktop on the 42" LCD runs XP home, one out in the garage runs either XP Pro or Fedora 13/plus thinclient, my other laptop runs Ubuntu 10 off a 4gig thumbdrive, and my kids desktop runs XP home. I have 2 more computers that are awaiting rebuilding. So at any one given time, I'm running 5 computers.

Last time I played with an Apple was back in 1992 with an Apple IIe.
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Shitty specs and features all the way round IMO. (by the way not recommended to start a fight about this with me, I will go on forever. Just accept my reasons and I'll accept yours.)
I'd consider it debating. But, I respect your opinion, it'* what you like.
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Lets see, when I started in computers there was no windows. I had DOS 3.0, I then added HDM, (hard drive menu). I then got windows 3.1, didn't like it, made my 8mhz 286 with 640k or RAM run slow. I then beta tested win95, was better because I had a 16 hmz 386sx with a meg of RAM. I also ran Win NT on a dual pentium 200, talk about fast.
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Lets see, when I started in computers there was no windows. I had DOS 3.0, I then added HDM, (hard drive menu). I then got windows 3.1, didn't like it, made my 8mhz 286 with 640k or RAM run slow. I then beta tested win95, was better because I had a 16 hmz 386sx with a meg of RAM. I also ran Win NT on a dual pentium 200, talk about fast.
X2....the same path I trotted down Dan. I've ran all the Win OS'*, tried Linux and now I'm running Apple. I still have Win based PC'* for work and for the HP Tuner, my Edge tuner for the truck and bike, my scanner software, etc.
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Yep, I used linux as well, with red hat. I'm using Vista now. I hear people complain about vista, but I kind of like it. I have 4 computers in this house, and networking is a snap. I had a lot of crashing problems, but switching over from internet exploder to firefox made a difference.
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Well . . . Vista, need I say more? No, just kidding. In my opinion, they crash/freeze frequently, viruses, not very user friendly/hard to use, plus, there are a handful of companies selling essentially the same product, (all the different models kinda hurt my brain), kinda like rebadging cars. The whole idea of sub operating systems (Home, Home Premium, Ultimate, etc.) I don't care for. Best of all, I'm a total Apple junkie.

P.*. - I truthfully and honestly don't mean to offend anyone, if so, sorry.
Here'* my take on this Clayson.

Vista was a POS.. but it happens.

I have been running a Windows 7 and Linux laptop right next to each other for the last few months and the only lockups on either were from bad software, not the operating system.

Windows is more susceptible to viruses, but I would not say it is because of its lack of security, which is actually pretty good in windows 7 as long as you leave UAC enabled. I would attribute it to Windows having 90.81% of the market share. If Linux had that kind of market share, people would be more interested in making viruses for it as well. Since it doesn't though, it is not normally targeted. Because of this, I do not knock Windows for it'* susceptibility to viruses.

I think having a large number of companies producing hardware that can be used for Windows, Linux, or whatever it is you use is what drives costs down and makes these computers affordable. Apple computers tend to be quite a bit more expensive. The more companies making hardware, the more options you have as well. With Apple you are stuck with how the computer looks. Otherwise there is a large selection of different looks from the many different computer vendors that you can choose from.

The reason for Sub operating systems is so that companies who need more features out of there operating systems than home users are not paying the same. Those who use more, pay more. The users who only need the basics can pay for just the basics. I don't care to pay for something that I am not going to use.

As always, to each there own
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