Whats your operating system?

@dhawanbm (3705)
India
March 17, 2010 10:35am CST
Whats your operating system? Well well when we talk of computers it is the xp and vistas which are the most prefered ones with system to operate, Whats your system of windows you use now, is it fast to operate for net or not?
20 responses
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Howdy dhawanbm! I'm from Philippines. My Operating System is Mac OS X 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard). My computer is an Apple 20" Alu iMac (model early 2009). On earliest setup or usage for this iMac I have installed multiple boot (a test version of Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux Ubuntu and the Mac OS X). I can also access these installed Operating Systems while on Mac OS X (or side by side) via "VMWare Fusion". As time goes on I already seldom or never been using with other Operating Systems on this iMac. So, I reformatted my iMac to full Mac OS X Operating System and take more additional hard disk spaces. After more than six months I have not yet reformatted my iMac again. Well maybe sooner or later I'll be installing again multiple operating system but at this time I'll be using an external hard disk. I have done a lot of things by using only Mac OS X. For my work and personal use. And I've got a wonderful lifestyle beyond using computers. It is so simple and great. Thanks and Enjoy! myLot!
• Finland
18 Mar 10
Yes! Finally an other Mac user among all these PC users. You cannot know how happy I was to read your response, and just because you use a Mac. But for the response itself; I love the fact that you can boot multiple Operating Systems on Mac. I'm myself going to reformate at least Ubuntu and Windows XP/Windows 7. For other Systems I'l see later. I
@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
Howdy Ramsesxlll! Thank you very much that's so great. Before you reformat and install multiple boot Operating System on your Mac you have to research the know-hows and techniques. Dual boot is easier but more than that it is an exciting adventure you will ever have on your entire life... lol... The best to do a multiple boot operating system is on a separate or an external hard disk drive. So you don't have to reformat the Hard Disk of the Mac, backup-restore important files and eliminate some of the time of trial and errors. Well some Linux Distros can be installed on Thumbdrives. Thanks and Enjoy! myLot!
@user_786 (1338)
18 Mar 10
i am using winodws xp service pack 2. i have also used windows vista but reverted to xp becasue vista was using lot of system recourses and disk space as well. i found xcp better than vista. maybe windows 7 is better but xp is easier
• Finland
18 Mar 10
Yeah, Microsoft totally failed with the Vista... They should have given Windows 7 for free for all the disappointed Vista buyers. Or that's what I think. Or of course you could get a Mac! ...or not xD
@haniku17 (113)
17 Mar 10
On the laptop I'm using right now, this one is Windows Vista Home Premium. On our desktop we use Windows XP. Here in the Philippines, most people use Windows XP as their OS. I don't know anyone who uses MAC. But I think you can use XP on a Mac notebook. I'm not sure but I think I have read it somewhere.
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Yes, the Philippines is an XP country! I don't know... Maybe people can't afford Vista yet. Or, maybe because XP is easy to use and easy to repair. The economic situation here pushes people to love pirated copies of XP, they don't want to spend even for a operating system. They would rather rent or borrow a copy of XP from a neighbor, than spend on original OS. Then they would turn off Windows update to avoid detection by Bill Gates! :)
• Ireland
11 Apr 10
well i have partitioned my drive so i have linux mint and windows 7 running off it. windows xp tends to be the most used operating system, although many people are opting to windows 7. more than went to vista. but this is mainly due to the good reveiws it got due to nearly all bugs fixed
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
24 Mar 10
normally i have installed 2 different os on my pc!!so the first is windows xp and the second linux ubuntu!!in many cases it cna be useful also because for some purposes created just for windows obliged you using the microsoft os!!as regards speed and security i think all linux based are much better than windows versions!!
@KcLKcL (181)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 10
I am using Debian Linux right now. Nowadays I hate Windows because it's sucks. It crashes a lot, it runs slow, and it's not free. Although there are still many people that use Windows as their OS. And mostly they grab it from stores which is not authorized Microsoft dealer and they bought the CD for only 15000 Rupiahs 1.5 U$D or even 25000 Rupiahs (2.5 U$D). It's really hard to avoid piracy in Indonesia, I've encouraged my friends to move to Linux and some are migrating now :)
@millertime (1398)
• United States
20 Mar 10
I'm still using the slightly outdated Windows XP on both my desktop and laptop. My son, who is a computer guy, tried Vista and is now using Windows 7. He says that 7 is a much better operating system than Vista and if you have a computer with enough processor and memory to run it, it's the best one to use. On the other hand, he also says that if you can afford it, the best way to go is an Apple computer. I'm getting a new laptop soon as my present one is slowing down and having a few problems, which PC's tend to do after a few years of use, and I'll be getting a MacBook Pro. It'll be my first Mac and I'm looking forward to seeing just how they compare.
@humuun (24)
• Mongolia
19 Mar 10
I am using Ubuntu now. I have used XP, Windows 7, and tried to use Vista. Best of the those windows systems is XP. But I like Windows 7. In my opinion it's multiple tasking is better then XP.
@Ramsesxlll (1436)
• Finland
18 Mar 10
Well actually I don't have a Windows, but a Mac. I think Macs are better and don't start commenting: "macs are 4 n00bs", or something. I just like Macs over Windows and that's it. They are fast as hell when surfing, because safari works even faster on a Mac. Get a Mac! ...or not xD
@xtagon (5)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I use FreeBSD for my home server and Linux for the rest of my computers. I use Windows Vista only for digital music production and editing, but I'd use XP instead if I had it.
• Denmark
18 Mar 10
I went right from XP to W7 and very happy about it. Of course I ran into some 64bit compability problems on the software/hardware I used before, but overall impression is good
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 Mar 10
i have XP. i dont know the difference but i guess its good because my computer never messes up.
• Brazil
18 Mar 10
Windows XP SP3, and by now it's working good for me. But I guess when I format my PC maybe I try Win7, everybody talks good things about it.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
17 Mar 10
Mind is a vista I just got it really works find it's home premion whit's reaaly nice it's got everything I could ask for.It's the latest one they put out.I use to have xp till the mother board went on it so I got new one. cd
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
17 Mar 10
i have a pc and a laptop and in both i have multiple operating system. in my desktop my primary operating system is windows xp but in my laptop i use windows 7 operating system. but in both of the system i have both of the operating system the xp and the windows 7. i dont have vista operating system in my any system.i use both of the systems for accessing net. and i feel that the speed of the internet is a bit faster on windows 7.
@cloud31 (5811)
17 Mar 10
Windows 7 Prof,I have just used it for about a month in my new laptop..and its satisfying! Happy myLotting!
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 10
I am using window XP now because my laptop memory only 1 GB if I use vista it will run very slowly. I think your internet connection speed depend on your internet provider.
• China
17 Mar 10
Right now i am using Windows XP pentium M. XP is faster then VISTA or windows 7. That's why i format it in XP. And mine one is very new that's why so fast still. Moreover our net spreed is good.
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
17 Mar 10
My laptop is currently running on Windows 7 operating system. This is a vast improvement over its predecessor, Windows Vista. I am quite happy with it, because it operates with lesser problems than Windows Vista. Internet speed is as fast as on Windows Vista and Windows XP, as the deciding factor is mainly on the ISP and the network.
@topffer (33790)
• France
17 Mar 10
I'm using XP for games, and I'm surfing only with Linux : it doesn't need an antivirus/antispyware running in background, so it's very fast (20 to 40% faster than XP).