Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 56

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

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,709
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,073 times in 719 posts

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

    And how do you feel about the overall experience?
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Monmouth
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    • raygdunn's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte B365M D3H
      • CPU:
      • water cooled i7 9700
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb Corsair DDR4-2666
      • Storage:
      • 512Gb M2 SSD (+Seagate 500Gb hidden round the back)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX1660
      • PSU:
      • 550W 140mm fan
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define S
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Prolite 22" 1920x1080
      • Internet:
      • ~36Mb fibre to cabinet

    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.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    6,585
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    246 times in 208 posts

    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.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    231
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    8 times in 8 posts
    • globalwarning's system
      • CPU:
      • AMD 1090T
      • Memory:
      • RIP JAW DDR3 1600 4x4GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire 7950 OC (Boost)
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 750W
      • Case:
      • Old crap
      • Operating System:
      • Window 7 Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hanns-G 281DPB

    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).

  5. #5
    AKA Chrispynutt Gunbuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Fife
    Posts
    1,627
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked
    68 times in 56 posts
    • Gunbuster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Aorus AX370 Gaming K7
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 7 1700x + Scythe Kotetsu MK I
      • Memory:
      • 32GB: 4x 8GB HyperX Fury 2400mhz CL15 DDR4
      • Storage:
      • 2x Sandisk Ultra II 960GB, 1x Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Gaming GTX970
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 750w
      • Case:
      • Cougar Panzer S
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • DGM IPS-2701WPH 27" 1440p IPS Monitor
      • Internet:
      • Aquiss Fibre

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

    Windows 7 Pro and Manjaro XFCE. Not much to say

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    5 times in 3 posts

    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.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    260
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    7 times in 6 posts

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

    win 10, but am going to get a MacBook.

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • banana999's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-9600k
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 970 Evo 500GB, Corsair MP510 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G+ 650W
      • Case:
      • Corsair Crystal 570X Mirror Black
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • AOC AGON AG271QG 27" WQHD IPS G-Sync 165Hz
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 50Mbps

    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.

  9. #9
    Senior Member spacein_vader's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Darkest Northamptonshire
    Posts
    1,968
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked
    884 times in 383 posts
    • spacein_vader's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus B85M-G
      • CPU:
      • i5 4460 3.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 4x4GB Crucial DDR3 1600
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Crucial MX100, 500GB Crucial MX100, 1TB Crucial MX200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus RX 480 Dual OC 4GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520W modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Meshify C
      • Operating System:
      • Pop!_OS 19:10 / Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ GW2765, Dell Ultrasharp U2412
      • Internet:
      • Zen Internet

    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.

  10. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    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.

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts

    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.
    Last edited by Korrorra; 29-03-2019 at 09:22 PM.

  12. #12
    HEXUS.Squirrel Output's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,106
    Thanks
    926
    Thanked
    355 times in 270 posts
    • Output's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte AORUS Master X570
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
      • Memory:
      • 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Corsair Vengeance Platinum @ 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk Ultra 3D 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte RX Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3
      • Case:
      • bequiet Dark Base Pro 900 Rev.2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell P2214H

    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).

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    231
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    13 times in 10 posts

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

    Windows 10

  14. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • maxp779's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3
      • CPU:
      • 2600k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 500GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD5850
      • PSU:
      • Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600w
      • Case:
      • Antec 902
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic VX2260WM 22" 1080p
      • Internet:
      • 8MB

    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

  15. #15
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    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..

  16. #16
    The late but legendary peterb - Onward and Upward peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Looking down & checking on swearing
    Posts
    19,378
    Thanks
    2,892
    Thanked
    3,403 times in 2,693 posts

    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.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •