Which operating system do you use ???

India
May 4, 2007 8:56am CST
I have been using Windows for last 5 yrs. I had tried out various Linux version but not even one was able to configure my dial up internet connection. I simply could not install my modem. Now i have broadband which does not need any configuration but again, linux must be able to install my lan card anyways. Which OS do you use to access internet???
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@dozierc (10)
• United States
5 May 07
i have used slackware in the past, but currently use redhat and have not had any issues with configuring dial up, but of course who uses dial up anymore. I use redhat, novel and vista to connect to the W.W.W.
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• India
5 May 07
I have never tried slackware. I think i have it's installation cd but didn't get time to try it out... Thank you...
• Philippines
5 May 07
i have been using Windows 2000 since the year 2001. Its old but still very good. I don't have problems with it.
• India
6 May 07
I use Windows XP Professional Edition and am quite happy and satisfied with it. It does not give me any trouble installing various software and hardware. After all, an OS is used as a tool to manage your computer and get things done. So I always prefer Windows for Desktops and Laptops. I've even used the Windows 2003 Server @ Office and find it quite secure. Basically Computers are invented to make our work easier and faster; so it depends on you with which OS you're comfortable and productive!
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• India
6 May 07
You are right... thank you for responding.....
• India
6 May 07
I've read an article on Security of Linux and Windows. It states that of course the raw Windows (without patches) has lot of holes as compared to raw Linux. But when you install all the security patches on Linux and Windows as well, Windows gets fully secured whereas Linux still remains with few holes.
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@arinig (1377)
• India
7 May 07
i am using windows xp now and always using windows from the past 7 years.
• India
7 May 07
Wow... 7 yrs.... Thank you......
@kameking (78)
• Indonesia
4 May 07
Windows XP, i still cannot try Window Vista, cause all the client still used XP and they didn't want to upgrade to vista.I don't know why every time i try install linux on neither my desktop or laptop it alway endup with reformating the OS, so I still using windows XP and let other people used the linux OS solution
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• India
5 May 07
Actually, most of the Linux installations by default reformats the whole drive and ask for repartitioning(to create swap partition). You need to be careful while installing the Linux versions and choose advanced setting to partition and format the hard disk the way we want. What I do is, before installing Linux, I format a partition and create a swap partition of say 1 or 2 gb from the formatted partition from Windows itself. Then I start installing Linux and choose the formatted drive as root drive and new partition as swap partition. This way you will not have to format whole disk.....
• Philippines
4 May 07
my children will not shake off from using windows for our operating system. i have asked them to try others around, but they had kept on insisting that window is so far, the friendliest one around. for the so many years that i have been using computers, it is only the windows operating system that i am familiar of. i am sorry to disappoint you when it comes to computers. i am just basically, a plain user. i am dependent upon my kids for so many things.
• India
5 May 07
Thx trinidadvelassco. Windows is the friendliest os on earth today; i think...
• Philippines
8 May 07
i have been using windows OS for the last 7 years, though i only owned my personal computer 4yrs ago, i haven't tried using other OS but i am satisfied with what i have right now, im already used to it and i can easily find a solution to repair problems with the OS or i can simply pinpoint wich hardware has a problem. for me, microsoft windows is the one im used to, but i havent mastered it that much so i wont mess with the other OS yet.
@xitami (58)
8 May 07
definitely windows. why donot u go to manufactory homepage to download linux driver. try please.
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