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    QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    And how do you feel about the overall experience?
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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Well I'm moderately happy with my (free Windows 7 upgraded) Windows 10 Home.
    It has been a few years, since I had to reinstall the system to remove the clutter, that used to be an annual experience, and with a few tweaks the start up time is relatively very good.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Win7. Not sure if there is anything fundamentally broken that could have only been fixed by later versions, but if not, then it is something I would have been happy to continue using provided security updates kept rolling. Oh well.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Windows 10 pro on both desktop and laptop at home, and after 4 years of OSX, just got a new work laptop that's Windows 10 Enterprise.

    It's a large university, so Apple is very popular, and I have to be fluent in both. However, I'm glad that most of my typing will now all be in the same system, and I even have identical keyboards at home and at work (Corsair Strafe), and I'm glad that I won't have to try to keep track of how OSX responds to certain keys differently (like home, end, up and down while navigating text boxes in different programs and even in different web sites).

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Windows 7 Pro and Manjaro XFCE. Not much to say

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Windows 10 but I'd like to install 7 or 8.1 on an older pc to get media center back.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    win 10, but am going to get a MacBook.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Windows 10 Pro.

    Windows 7 was probably peak Windows but 10 does have some nice design improvements but I don't agree with all of Microsoft's data collection in 10. They also muck up updates way too much, almost like their testing is non-existent.

    Occasionally use various flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu and Mint but mostly in virtual machines.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    A year ago I'd have said my main OS is Windows 10 Pro and I'm dabbling in Ubuntu 17.10. Now my main is Ubuntu 18.10 with Windows 10 Pro for the games I can't persuade to run on it.

    My media server runs Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Win 10 Pro on all my PCs with Classic Start Menu set to Win 7 style as I just couldn't get on without it.
    Other than that I have no real complaints.

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Main OS is Win 10 Pro.
    Backup OS changes and is some kind of Linux distro: Ubuntu for saftey or Manjaro for cutting edge. I love the way you can use the latest kernel and nvidia drivers with Manjaro. I pretty much try out all the big name linux distros. Always looking for a better one or newer one. The problems I have with linux in general is that the DRM for games really don't like most alternatives to trying to get the games to run.
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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Windows 7 (Home Preimum, 64-bit).

    It seems to be only a matter of time until I stop using it due to the plan to move to a Zen 2 system which obviously wouldn't be supported by it, plus the upcoming EOL.

    The new system will have a Linux distribution installed on it rather than Windows 10 however, as it's still as unappealing to me as it was at the beginning (plus as the updates continue to get reported regularly as having issues too, it makes it even less appealing).

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Windows 10

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Linux exclusively. I moved away from windows ~3 months ago when I nuked Windows 10 and replaced it with Ubuntu 18.04.

    It's been a fantastic experience largely made possibly by DXVK, Steam Proton and the work Valve continue to put into Linux gaming. That was what was holding me on Windows for years... none of my games would run or run acceptably on Linux but now they do.

    Im on Fedora 29 right now for my desktop. Ubuntu 18.04 on the laptop and Opensuse 15 on my home server. Im not a CLI pro or anything but overall everything is going fine. The server has been Opensuse for years and years, the Laptop has been various distros for a good few years now, my gaming desktop was the last windows holdout.

    It's been nice seeing Linux evolve from something where the user experience was pretty awful for a windows user to something that is viable. Happy overall, hopefully things continue along that path

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    Windows 10, which was the replacement for Windows 7 & XP which I loved. !0 is doing a good job thus far..

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    Re: QOTW: Which desktop operating system(s) do you use?

    OSX - very happy with it as it is BSD unix based which gives me all tools to manage Linux systems. I also use Fedora Core 28 with XFCE as the GUI.
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