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Poll: What operating system(s) will you be running by years end?

What will be your MAIN consumer Windows OS?

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I will dual boot with this OS

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#1 xdot.tk

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:42

:pc:


#2 Crisp

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:43

Ubuntu!

#3 OP xdot.tk

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:44

This is Windows Discussion & Support ;)

#4 cropcircles

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:50

Only a few votes in but surprised with the # of people going to have W8 as their primary systems. Even more surprised with the # of people not going to dual boot, especially at Neowin. I thought that was almost standard installation start-up procedures anymore but its early in the voting.

#5 nyolc8

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:51

I already running Win8 Pro RTM activated (with proper unique MSDN key)

And I already using it with dual booting OSX ML 10.8.1

So for me, this configuration will stay until the year ends (and after that, too).

#6 Max Norris

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:51

On my primary system, 8. Most of the other systems in the house will be either 7 or 8, namely "whenever the hell I get around to it". The Windows based servers will eventually all be updated to 2012 as well, current 2008R2, although there's a few BSD based ones as well. One junker tablet will be stuck with XP forever just due to no proper drivers for anything past that (it runs 7, just missing some hardware support), although rarely use it anymore anyway, most likely wind up a victim once the Win 8 devices are available. One desktop system runs BSD just to toy with the latest desktop environments, waiting for one to actually "do it" for me, one is a "Hackintosh" just for giggles. I don't go for dual booting, if the OS in question is lacking something where you need another OS to pick up the slack, that OS just isn't working then.

#7 furyshinobi

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:51

I'll probably be running Windows 7 for awhile and wait to see how the market adopts to Windows 8. I'll probably upgrade if there are any windows 8 apps that are worth upgrading for. I've been running the release preview so far and am liking it though my only complaint is the switching between Windows 8 apps and the native desktop programs is a little bit confusing for me imo.

#8 Hum

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:53

Windows XP, 7, and possibly the Mac OS -- nothing with an 8 in it. :shifty:

#9 rippleman

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  • OS: Windows 7
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:54

if the rumor of $199 surface is true, will be moving to windows ecosystem with Windows 8 desktop and windows phone.

#10 OP xdot.tk

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:55

I don't go for dual booting, if the OS in question is lacking something where you need another OS to pick up the slack, that OS just isn't working then.


Dual booting is good because you can boot into a functioning OS and repair or do other things when the files are not in use on the other OS.

#11 nyolc8

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:55

Windows XP, 7, and possibly the Mac OS -- nothing with an 8 in it. :shifty:

Mac OS 10.8.x? :shifty: :p

#12 togermano

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:55

Windows 7 and windows 9x...... I use windows 9x for games made before 2002 as they seem to work best on the windows 9x kernel.... Plus I like how it still has DOS in it for advanced commandline support

#13 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:56

Windows 7 x64 for me, and it won't be in dual boot. Tried Windows 8, didn't like it. Happy with Windows 7 for the time being.

#14 simplezz

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:57

Arch Linux

#15 Max Norris

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 14:57

Dual booting is good because you can boot into a functioning OS and repair or do other things when the files are not in use on the other OS.

I have other options for that in case of disaster recovery, but that's a valid point depending on your needs. I was referring to general day-to-day use.



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