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Aspie721
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08 Jan 2016, 11:13 am

Which one you prefer?

- Windows
- MAC OSX
- Linux / Unix
- DOS
- CP/M
- Microsoft Basic
- Apple Pro DOS
- iOS
- Andriod

What type of machine you prefer:

- Laptop
- Desktop
- Tablet
- Smartphone.



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08 Jan 2016, 12:16 pm

I like both Windows and Android. I dislike Macs and have not tried the others. I like a laptop and tablet equally for different things. I have a Kindle Fire HD. I use that for notetaking in class, and for a portable way to surf the web and play games. It's also good if I can't sleep I'll use my Kindle in my bed. I use my laptop much more often, but only around the house, I don't generally take it places. Currently I'm running Windows 7. I don't like smartphones, I have a basic phone I use occasionally, mostly just for texting. What about you, what do you prefer?



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09 Jan 2016, 9:46 am

Android is my favorite OS and a tablet is my favorite mode to get there.


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09 Jan 2016, 10:22 pm

Windows and iOS.

Windows because that is the desktop operating system I grew up using and I have never really tried Linux or Mac. I don't mind troubleshooting that is always required with Windows because at least I have a keyboard and a mouse and 27" monitors with which to work with. I also use my computers for gaming, for which I hear neither Linux or Mac aren't suited for.

I hate Android, because the regardless of Android 4.0, 4.2, 4.4, or 5.0, they have all been unstable, poorly optimized operating systems which require my constant attention to fix things. I am willing to give up some of the customization with iOS for an operating system that actually runs quick and works, because unlike Windows, I cannot stand working with a tiny screen, touch keyboard and no mouse on a mobile device, it is like having both hands tied behind your back. I generally don't have to worry about malware on iOS either, compared to Android which is a sesspool of the stuff. Nearly every app in Google Play store has people bitching that the app is poorly optimized or doesn't work with their specific phone.


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officially diagnosed with Asperger's as of 09/11/15

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DSM-V: ASD level 2 with Social Communication Severity: level 2, Restrictive Repetitve Behaviour: level 2

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10 Jan 2016, 9:15 am

Linux all the way. Every Windows machine I've ever owned has been "upgraded" (kidding, lol) to Linux, usually Ubuntu.I also have a couple of flash drives with other distros for those times that I feel like booting into something else. I put Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi 2. I just got a Dragonboard 410c and I'll likely use Ubuntu for that, though I may dabble with Android. I might play with the IoT version of Windows 10, but I doubt it.

I only use Windows for work. I grew up using Windows, but got into Linux after realizing that it made a lot more sense to use Linux I'm a junior .NET developer, so it's sort of a requirement. :P



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10 Jan 2016, 9:27 am

I prefer Linux over supported versions of Windows. Win2K/XP were in my opinion the best work that MS did.


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10 Jan 2016, 6:53 pm

OS X for computers and iOS for phones.

I can't decide between laptops and desktops, I like them both but I probably use my laptop slightly more often.

I also use Linux for servers :)


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11 Jan 2016, 3:50 am

Windows

Desktop


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11 Jan 2016, 5:56 am

Android for my tablet

Windows 10 for my laptop

Linux for systems development


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11 Jan 2016, 7:26 am

Windows 10 for my laptop.


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12 Jan 2016, 4:56 pm

I used DOS until they forced me to start using Windows. When they came up Windows Vista, I switched to linux, which I have been pretty happy with.

I have a Mac too, but I honestly can barely even figure out how that thing works. Sometimes I use it as a media center; beyond that it mostly just confuses me.


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12 Jan 2016, 7:02 pm

I guess I'm a minimalist when it comes to operating systems. I started using computers before most graphical interfaces other than Xerox's and it's always annoyed me when I have to take longer to do something due to a GUI. However since Arachne is a terrible browser, I usually find myself using either some form of Windows or Linux (& dropping to CLI whenever possible to get work done). Also, embedded OS are usually CLI-only.


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12 Jan 2016, 11:07 pm

Linux

Desktop

Second Favourite

Windows

Laptop

Top Favourite OSes

1. Arch Linux
2. Windows 7
3. Debian
4. FreeBSD
5. Puppy Linux



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13 Jan 2016, 8:33 am

android/tablet.
GalTab S/android 5.0.2
I use it for web surfing, school work, videos, music, games, reading (for work and play).

I have 4 windows/computers (1 desktop and 3 laptops) but I almost never use them since Microsoft published MS Office for android.


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13 Jan 2016, 1:50 pm

I currently use Mac OS X as my main OS. MS-DOS is also fun; I run it in VirtualBox and use it from time to time.



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13 Jan 2016, 2:06 pm

dcj123 wrote:
Linux

Desktop

Second Favourite

Windows

Laptop

Top Favourite OSes

1. Arch Linux
2. Windows 7
3. Debian
4. FreeBSD
5. Puppy Linux


Puppy is still around? Although it was quirky as...well, quirky as an Aspie, I guess, I ended up really liking it when I put it on a HP Jornada 728 (last handheld PC by HP, ARM powered, 7" 3:1 screen, circa 2002?). Since it was a WinCE device, Linux had to be bootstrapped into memory as a bootloader application that then cleared out the rest of the working memory to shut down CE and load Puppy. Fun stuff. I wonder if Barry Kauler (Puppy creator) is still involved?


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