Linux/Mac/Windows/Other OS of choice?

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    i said 'look like jos is out', to show that a former big name one migh of went under.
    Never heard of it before.
    I thought you meant it was "out", as in "released" lol...
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    if your looking at my last post(from another post) this is not it!!! go back one!!!

    ethnic... windows has a mascot... a multicolored window!!!
    :ictures a penguin(hint hint) pick up an apple(hint hint) and then chucks it through the window(hint hint)... DESTROYING BOTH!!! MWA HA HA HA!!!, and then the penguin goes on his computer and send evil messages to bill gates saying MWA HA HAH HAA!!!::

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    Originally posted by drdroid
    if your looking at my last post(from another post) this is not it!!! go back one!!!

    ethnic... windows has a mascot... a multicolored window!!!
    :ictures a penguin(hint hint) pick up an apple(hint hint) and then chucks it through the window(hint hint)... DESTROYING BOTH!!! MWA HA HA HA!!!, and then the penguin goes on his computer and send evil messages to bill gates saying MWA HA HAH HAA!!!::
    I heard that you could get The Bends from laughing too much. Is this true????????

    Oh, I prefer Win2K professional. It's stable, minimal, and complete. It does (mostly) everything I want it to do, and nothing more. I've used XP before, but it just felt too bloated for my liking.

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    Originally posted by Eibro
    I heard that you could get The Bends from laughing too much. Is this true????????

    Oh, I prefer Win2K professional. It's stable, minimal, and complete. It does (mostly) everything I want it to do, and nothing more. I've used XP before, but it just felt too bloated for my liking.
    MINIMIAL!!! considering the default install is about 10 times the size of my linux install (with Xwindows installed as well) I would not call the minimal.

    For me I use Linux because its easy to use and I can do ANYTHING I WANT WITH IT!

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    I heard that you could get The Bends from laughing too much. Is this true????????
    Yes... And I'm afraid its terminal.
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    Originally posted by squid
    MINIMIAL!!! considering the default install is about 10 times the size of my linux install (with Xwindows installed as well) I would not call the minimal.

    For me I use Linux because its easy to use and I can do ANYTHING I WANT WITH IT!
    What's the default size of your linux install anyway?

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    What's the default size of your linux install anyway?
    you can have a linux fit on a floppy and run on less than 4mb of ram, if your insane. redhat can be from less than 1/2GB to something like 3GB. but with linux distros they throw in alot of software.

    it would be like ms giving you windows and office and other crap. but you have a choice with windows stuff.

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    Originally posted by squid
    I can do ANYTHING I WANT WITH IT!
    Run all my games on it. Don't use an emulator.

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    Alternately, connect to the internet using my (non-Lucent) WinModem.

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    Or get my friggin' sound card to work. (SB Live! Value)

    For least favorite OS - Windows 3.1, followed by Win 95
    Away.

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    Favourite UNIX: BSD
    Favourite Desktop OS: Win 2k
    Favourite Programming Language: C
    Favourite Scripting Language: Perl
    Favourite Colour: Yellow
    Favourite Operating System Mascot: The BSD Daemon
    Favourite Indentation Method: 2 Spaces
    Favourite Variable Naming Convention: Random words (i.e. poo, poo2)
    Favourite Shell: Bash (i dont know why i can barely use it)
    Favourite Command: ls -alR / (run it when i have visitors, makes it look like the computer is hacking or something)
    Favourite Food: Mars Bar/Pot Noodle
    Favourite Drink: Dr Pepper
    Favourite Injury: Nosebleed
    Favourite Style Of Death: Killed by butter fired from a gun.
    Favourite Movie: Um. Fight club.
    Favourite Chipset: x86. duh.
    Favourite One Way Encryption Method: hmmm...md5
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    glad thats settled

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    ME, and millions of other people like their XP.

    Main reasons are.

    Comes in a nice box.
    Works ok.
    Installs ok.
    Does what they want it to do.
    They dont give a flying (ooer) about 'making it do something else'.
    Other hardware works (usually) without fault.
    Games work on it.
    Its not called a silly name.
    Doesnt involve penguins.

    Not saying Linux may well be a lot bigger in future, just saying it has a hell of a way to go to.

    Smile
    Such is life.

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    > ME, and millions of other people like their XP.

    Same here. Runs what I want, runs quickly, and runs stable (that's right - stable. I can't recall a specific instance of the actual OS dying in the year and a half I've been running it)

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    the only thing i hate about xp is the fact there is no dos.

    no blood, duke nukem, for need for speed!!!

    i tried some of the tsr and patches, i think ill go for a tri boot(98 se).


    i wonder how many programs will br broke after the next one(when they cut down teh api)...

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    Oh yeah, because no DOS is a horrible, horrible thing . So you can't play older games without an emulator, big deal. Getting away from DOS was a great move.

    As for the cut down of the API...I don't like the sound of it, but I can't know what it will be like until it happens.

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