View Poll Results: which is the best os

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  • OS X

    71 5.57%
  • Windows XP-64

    90 7.06%
  • Windows 2003 Server

    70 5.49%
  • Windows XP Home / Pro

    530 41.57%
  • Windows 7

    245 19.22%
  • Linux (all versions)

    224 17.57%
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server

    43 3.37%
  • Microsoft Vista X64

    135 10.59%
  • Microsoft Vista Ultimate

    169 13.25%
  • Microsoft Vista Home Premium

    44 3.45%
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  1. #101
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    my vote goes to server 2008, though i have only ran the trial, solid in all respects.

    xpx64/xp 32 bit of course.

    vista 64 has proved very reliable for me, though far from perfect, still a nice os after you give it a week or two..been running it a year..and now performance is equal or better then xp in all regards in most apps/games.

    and of course Fedora 9/ubuntu 8.04

    ubuntu 8.04 is the


    why are win 98/SE and 2000 on this list? win 2000 was awesome...but OLD and moldy..i thought this was a new list of os..those are not new, or supported anymore to my knowledge.
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    I like Vista Home Premium and Ubuntu myself.
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    Vista Ultimate 64 bit on Desktop.
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit and Kubuntu 8.04 dual booted on Laptop

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    Server 2008 with Desktop Exerience.

    It's not the 'best' in terms of features, usability or any single measure. It's the best because it's pretty close on features, usability, etc...plus has a larger base of users, developers and supporting technologies behind it.

    Unless of course you factor in price...

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    vista x64 ultimate on 2 pcs, and xp pro on laptop :P

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    Vista Ultimate x64 , love it how it handles processes , memory , and memory demanding applications. All 10 points
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    Mac OS X is the best OS since it was made for the hardware that's intended for. Yet, Microsoft Vista is the most popular, since it's a cheaper alternative (PC - all package) and offers better entertainment for the masses. The other OS's from M$ or an irony tho this tread - I mean who could still say that Win 98 is the best without making a joke about it?
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    I see the pool got fixed in the last minutes or hours. Now what will it happen with those people still stuck in '99? - the news about Win 98 not supported anymore might come as a shock to them.
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    got 3 vista betas & 2vista ultimate sitting next to the trashcan so far thay havent fell in yet ... if thay fall in eyem not gonna fish them out

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    Maybe you need to learn how to use vista. Maybe MS needs a new beta tester.
    Vista is by far better than XP at this early stage in its life.
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    I just like XP Pro because there isn't many problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingeborgdot View Post
    Guess you don't know what a Mac OS X is. It's Apple's (it's the name of a company not just the name of a fruit - same company that ones iPod and iPhone) OS for it's Mac System. besides the fact that is one the best OS on the market, it was meant to run with a Mac.

    Mac is a system tested to the highest level of compatibility, even custom mods for it's components. Even the OS X is part of that compatibility with the system. Windows on the other hand, was developed for a general configuration based on different drivers for each component, but nobody can confirm that would work stable and be compatible with any configurations (it would be practicably impossible). It's true that there are companies like Dell, Lenovo (IBM) and others, who did the same as Apple but based on a Win OS. But it's far from a combination like "Mac + OS X". I've seen Mac's with crappy configurations that could run an application (even a game) much better then a PC with components that logically have twice the performance. OS X was build for Mac and Mac was build for OS X - it's one the best configurations out there, only custom made UNIX systems show similar potential but those are not made for consumer class, since there industry Systems.

    Now you know, at least in theory - you should try it in practice when you grow older. That if you'll have a job decent enough to afford one of those. But then again if by then you use an System/OS for same thing you use it now (I guess that games and :banana::banana::banana::banana:) a PC with Windows might be the only alternative. And yes, even a Max OS X can run games and :banana::banana::banana::banana:, even better then a PC but it's not worth it if that's the only think you'd wanna use a Mac System, that in my opinion.

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    XP Pro heavily stripped with nLite (see sig). OSX also.

    I like what my friend posted to me in a recent email:

    Are you excited about getting your mac? Have ya the monies all saved up yet? I'm excited about mine and im enjoying the excessiveness of how much they cost and how other people can't afford them. Do you feel this too? Do you take great pleasure in the fact that other people might be jelouse that we have them, yet we do not leave the house and they can't afford them even thought they work 50 hours a week at the co op? Do you look forwards to the day when you take out your laptop and everyone else in the room has to bask in your superiority? If and when you take your macbook pro to other peoples houses people will actually comment on and congratulate you on your mac and offer compliments! They will actually do this in real life. I know this because it happens to me. It's like when they see it they automatically know that you are better than them and are on awe of you.
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    Ultimate 64 makes me uber-happy. Love it!

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    Im a Ubuntu fan and have been for a while got it on my laptop and on my desktop, also got Vista HomePre64bit and have not had a problem with it.

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    I'm neutral between Ultimate x64 and XP. Both are great, IMO.

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    I've been a die hard tried and true XP Pro user, I never even considered Vista, much less Vista 64> I installed Vista 64 on my new build a month or so ago thinking of doing a dual boot so I might aquaint myself with Vista as it's the default OS on the vast majrity of new machines. I've never looked back and felt absolutely no need to dual boot w/XP which really surprised me. Vista and more to the point 64 bit os's have sure matured over the last couple of years.
    I tried XP Pro 64 when it first came out and nothing worked, I take that back it did run IE 64. I haven't had any serious problems to date. I'm looking forward to the day that a Linux Distro or two really take hold and breaks the monopoly Microsoft enjoy's. I think we'll all benefit from that and Microsoft do some amazing things given some competition..
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    XP Pro SP3 FTW

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    I have Vista Ultimate X64, and can't stand WMP. So I vote Vista Business x64...or not.
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    unfortunately OS X doesn't have Directx, and thats the biggest difference

    for me, so even after the sucess of vista 64 SP1, i'm still using XP PRO

    with some tweaks is great.

    you should update w7 in the pool

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    This needs to be re-posted with a fresh poll. The landscape has changed regarding Vista since a lot of people voted.
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    windows 7 , hands down!

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    voted for xp pro, linux and win server 2008. if win7 were in the poll it'd get my vote as well
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