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Which operating system do you use?

by Marc Bennett CNET staff/forum admin / August 23, 2006 10:17 AM PDT

Which operating system do you use?

Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 98SE
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows XP Pro
Windows XP Home
I don't use Windows

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Windows 2000 SP4
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 11:36 PM PDT

Is still the largest percentage between office and home.

If you must ask. "It's the money."

We don't use IE much so that takes care of most of the security issues.


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Interesting...You assume a single operating system!
by John.Wilkinson / August 24, 2006 5:31 AM PDT

My primary OS, on multiple machines, is Windows XP Professional SP2. Why?
* Windows is the most widely used and supported operating system.
* Almost all of the software I used is specifically designed for Windows XP.
* Windows XP is the most recent, stable release of Windows.
* Windows XP professional provides me with more advanced networking and EFS.
* I receive multiple licenses to XP Professional for free through my employment.

I also use other operating systems:

* Windows Vista: Free beta licenses enabling me to become acquainted with the new operating system before it is released. That is a necessity so that I am prepared to deal with it and help others at the time of its release.

* Windows 2000: Some systems have not been upgraded for various reasons, and the OS is still a valid option for regular use.

* Ubuntu and Knoppix: Two of the more popular free Linux distros. The fact that they support booting from CD is a huge benefit, allowing you to browse the system's hard drive when the installed OS won't boot.

* Other operating systems, including Windows 95/98/ME and Mac OS X, as I encounter them. I don't run them on my computers, but I do use them occasionally when working on someone else's computer.

In short, the operative missing from the original question is most:
''Which operating system do you use [most]?''


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download problems
by lirumbu / August 24, 2006 5:52 AM PDT

i,m lirumbu my computer have windows xp home i dit download this afternoon but nothing happen please can you help me please another?

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I don't understand...
by John.Wilkinson / August 24, 2006 8:54 AM PDT
In reply to: download problems

* What did you download?
* Where did you download it from?
* What was supposed to happen?

Right now there are far too few details, with the only thing known being that you run Windows XP Home.

Let us know.

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(NT) (NT) 2x XPH, 1x XPP & 2x Mac.
by udayan71 / August 24, 2006 6:23 AM PDT
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