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pr_capone
02-26-2011, 04:28 PM
I'm curious to know what the Planet's main operating system is. I work in tech support and come across mostly XP, Vista, some 7, and Mac but will on occasion come across some others.

What do you run CP?

This will hopefully not turn into a OS or system bashing thread... just wanting to get an idea of what the average CP user is packing.

Der Flöprer
02-26-2011, 04:33 PM
You forgot Windows 3.1

Donger
02-26-2011, 04:34 PM
How can one tell?

AustinChief
02-26-2011, 04:34 PM
This is tough for me because I don't have a "main" system.. I pretty much evenly split my time between 2 Win7 systems and a Linux system. ..and of course the CP server is Linux but that doesn't really count.

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 04:38 PM
How can one tell?

Well, we know you are not running Linux or Mac OS X because you wouldn't be asking that question if you did.

That means that you are likely running a Windows computer. If so, you can open the start menu by clicking the word Start (or the circle with the flag) in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

When the start menu opens you will see that a menu will appear and it will be in two columns. If you look the the middle of the second column, you will see either "My Computer" or just "Computer". *RIGHT* click your mouse and *LEFT* click on properties.

You will find the version of your Windows OS there.

rockymtnchief
02-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Home- (2) XP's
Work- XP and Windows 7

So I voted XP

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 04:42 PM
CrazyPhuD

What is other?

Donger
02-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Well, we know you are not running Linux or Mac OS X because you wouldn't be asking that question if you did.

That means that you are likely running a Windows computer. If so, you can open the start menu by clicking the word Start (or the circle with the flag) in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

When the start menu opens you will see that a menu will appear and it will be in two columns. If you look the the middle of the second column, you will see either "My Computer" or just "Computer". *RIGHT* click your mouse and *LEFT* click on properties.

You will find the version of your Windows OS there.

That's far too complicated.

chop
02-26-2011, 04:45 PM
My computer has two hard drives. One XP and the other Win7. Much of the software I use for work cannot run on WIN7 yet.

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 04:50 PM
That's far too complicated.

it is 3 clicks

1. left click open the start menu
2. right click on the word Computer
3. left click on properties

Otter
02-26-2011, 04:53 PM
Win7 & Ubuntu (Linux)

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 04:54 PM
My computer has two hard drives. One XP and the other Win7. Much of the software I use for work cannot run on WIN7 yet.

That it nuts. Win 7 is on SP1 now... plenty of time for an update.

That said, you can run a program in compatibility mode. It should run just fine.

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Other... DAMMIT. I forgot to add dual boot.


#@$@#%&Q#@&!@#*$!@#&%&!@#%&

Baconeater
02-26-2011, 04:57 PM
XP, and I'm keeping this computer until it explodes.

Otter
02-26-2011, 04:59 PM
Other... DAMMIT. I forgot to add dual boot.


#@$@#%&Q#@&!@#*$!@#&%&!@#%&

Place a well lit cigarette out on your forehead in penance so it doesn't happen again.

(don't really do that)

CrazyPhuD
02-26-2011, 05:00 PM
CrazyPhuD

What is other?

In the ESXi in the desktop(at least for now), BSD for dev in the laptop.

alnorth
02-26-2011, 05:37 PM
Windows 7 Pro, probably one of the greatest versions of windows ever created.

Crush
02-26-2011, 05:39 PM
Windows 7 Pro, probably one of the greatest versions of windows ever created.

This

ArrowheadHawk
02-26-2011, 05:41 PM
Win 7 FTMFW.

Donger
02-26-2011, 05:45 PM
it is 3 clicks

1. left click open the start menu
2. right click on the word Computer
3. left click on properties

I was kidding. All the machines in my house are XP Pro.

CrazyPhuD
02-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Windows 7 Pro, probably one of the greatest versions of windows ever created.

Well to be fair(and I've used pretty much every version of windows) that isn't a really high bar to beat! ;)

Still windows 7 is pretty nice so far.

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 06:30 PM
Well to be fair(and I've used pretty much every version of windows) that isn't a really high bar to beat! ;)

Still windows 7 is pretty nice so far.

I strongly disagree. Win 2k was an outstanding OS. XP is just a bloated version of 2K.

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 06:34 PM
I was kidding. All the machines in my house are XP Pro.

;)

mnchiefsguy
02-26-2011, 06:49 PM
XP Pro on the desktop, and Windows 7 on my new laptop. I voted for Windows 7 since I am on the laptop at the moment. :)

Bearcat
02-26-2011, 06:57 PM
Primarily Ubuntu, but it has Windows 7, too.

malachi47000
02-26-2011, 07:21 PM
1 PC - Ubuntu
2 PC's and 1 Laptop - Windows 7
1 Laptop Windows XP Professional

BTW, Windows 8 beta released to those with Technet accounts this year

pr_capone
02-26-2011, 07:31 PM
1 PC - Ubuntu
2 PC's and 1 Laptop - Windows 7
1 Laptop Windows XP Professional

BTW, Windows 8 beta released to those with Technet accounts this year

Are they going to keep numbering ahead of their version number?

/edit

Are you sure? I know that SP1 for Win 7 and Server 2008 recently went to RTM to technet but can't find anything about a Win 8 beta.

digger
02-26-2011, 10:33 PM
Two desktops XP pro, one laptop XP pro, one laptop Vista.
Everything at work XP pro.
Is 7 pro that much better? How so?

Count Alex's Losses
02-26-2011, 10:35 PM
None of that faggot-ass Mac shit.

chiefsnorth
02-26-2011, 10:45 PM
I have a Win7 desktop, but it's essentially just a mass storage device anymore. I spend the lion's share of my time in iOS. The desktop sleeps unless I need to sync one of the other two or do really extended typing that requires a keyboard. You can even do some office stuff on a phone or iPad through the citrix plugins.

trndobrd
02-27-2011, 01:08 AM
GEOS

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-27-2011, 01:21 AM
7x64 on all three of my PCs.

SLAG
02-27-2011, 01:30 AM
I dual boot 7x64 on my i7 Desktop with Ubuntu

I dual boot 7x64 on my i3 Laptop with LinuxMint

I have recently switched jobs and since I am no longer Assistant Help Desk Supervisor I am now using windows more than linux - meh

Psyko Tek
02-27-2011, 01:47 AM
I am running windows & poorly
it's an old system I built 5 years ago
Pentium D 2.66
1,5TB hd
2g me
radion 1950

32 bit
so my video card is my choke point
and flash does not run well on 32 bit systems for win 7

Silock
02-27-2011, 02:29 AM
Windows 7

I love it.

penguinz
02-27-2011, 07:19 AM
My computer has two hard drives. One XP and the other Win7. Much of the software I use for work cannot run on WIN7 yet.You should use XP Mode (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx) then. No reason to dual boot.