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Poll: Your main desktop operating system for 2013

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Which is going to be your main desktop OS for 2013?

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#31 OctoPussy

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:32

I voted for "others", lets see what Windows Blue bring, till than it would be a mix of Windows 7 and Mountain Lion.


#32 Arkos Reed

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:32

Windows 8 at Home (heavily modified to suit my needs) and ML on my Mac Mini HTPC
Windows 7 at Work

#33 Enron

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:34

Building a new PC, installing Windows 8

#34 nyolc8

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:39

Windows 8 and OSX 10.8, I use Windows 8 for gaming, browsing internet, and using OSX to browsing internet, and work with photoshop.

#35 +devHead

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:40

Windows 8 here, with Start8. I've gotten used to the faster boot-up from Windows 7, and actually, I like the ribbon in Explorer. It's nice to be able to quickly do things like turn filename extensions on and off and filter views, as well as having a button for New folder.

#36 Billus

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:42

Windows 8 on desktop, OSX Lion on Macbook Air.

#37 lunamonkey

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:58

Windows 8 at home on my non-touch desktop. No mods, no add-ons.

I guess I use "desktop" more than "Modern" because of gaming and old Win7 habits.

#38 BGM

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:10

windows 8.. i really like it :)

#39 +Tech Greek

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:11

Windows 8 & Start8 (the only way I'll use Windows 8)

#40 seta-san

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:54

Why are people so obsessed with trying to put down other operating systems and people that use them.
OK well done if you think another operating system is crap but this thread really doesn't need to turn in to another troll fest.

Maybe just tell us why you use the one you do use. No need to real off a thousand reasons why you find another unrelated OS bad and if you want to do that, there are lots of threads already around.


because in the end if we don't speak out against the crap then Microsoft will simply assume that we want it. The fact is, I think a antitrust lawsuit should come out of this because Microsoft is using their domination on the desktop to push for an advantage in the mobile arena by using it as incentive for developers to make apps for metro.

Windows 8 & Start8 (the only way I'll use Windows 8)


yesterday I finally had the last of the start screen and apps. I uninstalled all the metro apps and installed windows classic shell for the start menu. I'm using the the old Win9x skin. It's clean and easy to use

#41 Phouchg

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:56

There's certain things I very much do like about Windows 8. I have promised myself to see to it for yet another time during the holidays. For now, though, the vote stays on 7.

#42 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:00

Gaming machine: Windows 7 x64
Linux Rig: Kubuntu 12.10 x64
Mac: OS X Lion (Highest it can go)
Virtualbox: Fedora 17 x64

#43 Shaun N.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:00

Windows 8 atm, only because I can't be bothered to reinstall yet. When I reinstall it will be back to Windows 7

#44 +MikeChipshop

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:01

because in the end if we don't speak out against the crap then Microsoft will simply assume that we want it. The fact is, I think a antitrust lawsuit should come out of this because Microsoft is using their domination on the desktop to push for an advantage in the mobile arena by using it as incentive for developers to make apps for metro.


But turn this thread in to another hate thread when there are already enough on Neowin?
That was my point, you can have whatever opinions you want about the actual OS.

#45 deinabog

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:02

I upgraded to Windows 8 when upgraded the innards of both my boxes (motherboard, RAM, hard drives, processors, etc). I even installed Office 2013 (which I would not recommend anyone else do).