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Which OS should I use for my next build?
Windows XP 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Windows Vista 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Windows 7 70%  70%  [ 7 ]
Dump the PC go to Mac OS 10 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mac OS 10 with Windows Dual Boot 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mac OS 10 with Parallels Desktop 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Computers are the devils work!! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 10
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:22 am 
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I plan on building a new PC soon. But I am not sure which OS I should use.
So I decided a poll could help me. Please vote and tell me why you voted for your choice.

I currently use XP on my desktop, and it's working fine for me now. But I do have Vista on a laptop, but I haven't used it much.


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:46 am 
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I'm voting Windows 7. On a new machine, there's not much point in going with XP, and TBH, Win 7 is faster than XP now what with three service packs jammed in there. Same price, so you're not saving any money.

I'd say dual-boot OSX, BUT that's not technically legal. 8) Not on a PC, anyway.

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Seems uncontested. Go with Windows 7. Win XP support will end this July, unless you have SP3. But you will see only a few more years of extended support. The Win 7 install disk should have drivers for all but the newest mobo types.. so you may not need drivers, but try the XP or Vista drivers if you run into snags. And also possible that your "new" system will have drivers for Win 7 included.

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Vista drivers, yes. XP drivers, no, those generally don't work.

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What are you going to be using it for? That would help my vote.





Please ingore sig for a sec. :roll: :lol:

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AmEv wrote:
What are you going to be using it for? That would help my vote.

Please ingore sig for a sec. :roll: :lol:


hahaha like you would be able to, fanboy :twisted:

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Computers are the devils work!!


And who is better qualified to do the Devil's work than M$...
another vote for WIN 7 (especially for a new build).

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:52 am 
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I have heard Win 7 has more native 64 bit support than XP 64.


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XP 64 was a laughable attempt like back in the days windows NT 3.1 was at 32 bit. Same driver troubles, same vague crashes, one would think M$ had learned their lesson there but no...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:37 am 
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If you are not gaming, go with Ubuntu linux.....

Why,

a) its free
b) its free
c) its free
d) it rarely if ever crashes
e) you can do all the stuff a windows setup does for free....
f) what viruses

Oh, did I say its free....... :D

Its worth trying with the live CD to make your mind up....
Other linux distros worth looking at are Debian, openSUSE, Kanotix - yes you can download them all for free....

After messing with windows for a while, win7 is the way forward if you wish to stick with an M$ product, but for me personally, it is still so sloowww and prone to the usual issues of crashes and glitches (still).. Just done 2 i7 setups and they took about 26minutes to install 64 bit win7 premium and then another 30 minutes or so finding and installing drivers.. Linux (all ones I have tried recently) does it in about 15 minutes, and thats all of it... Oh, by the way, did I tell you linux is free....

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