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

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

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The Rev    427

Win8..... Say what you want, but it blows 7 out of the water, speed wise. As far as usability.... It's not bad, it's just different. I'm getting used to it.

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Phouchg    2,048

Windows 7.

As for Windows 8 - its place will be to sit in a VM, so I can keep it at hand, and to see how people bend it to their will. Once it's fully bent, I'll probably capitalize on performance increase, but I doubt it will be by this year's end.

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shockz    7,420

OS X. Might boot camp with 7, but I'm pretty over 8.

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+Majesticmerc    872

50/50 between Windows 8 and Windows 7. I put Windows 7 though since that's what I'm running now. I am dual booting, but my main OS is Arch Linux so I had to put "Not dual booting". Any chance of an "Non-Windows" OS option or something?

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spy beef    1,141

There are more Windows 8 than Windows 7; I guess the haters are just a minority.

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beanboy89    169

Definitely Windows 8. For $40 it's not a tough decision for me. Won't be dual-booting.

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Gary2MBz    20

Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8 when I get a second Crucial m4 128GB SSD for Mac :woot: :laugh:

This is all on my new build, but I don't know if I should try it out first using my spare WD Scorpio Black being replaced by a 64GB m4 in my laptop? This is too much temptation lol

Edit: Windows 8 was obtained through DreamSpark (w00t for being a college student in CSIT) and I will get Mac after the SSD

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Phantom Spaceman    89

Windows 7 dual boot with Linux Mint.

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remixedcat    2,767

Windows 8 on the HTPC and Windows 7 on the workstation.

Server will be 2008R2 when I get the money to build a dedicated box.

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Livin in a box    54

Windows 8 as my main operating system and dual booting with Windows 7 just in case a game needs it or something.

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myxomatosis    732

Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop / Moutain Lion on my MacBook Pro ;)

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BoDEAN    68

Windows ME not an option?

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Jose_49    1,110

Windows 8.

After all these customization options from third parties, why not?

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cork1958    1,960

All 8 of my computers will still be on Windows 7 at years end and dual booting is such a thing of the past, it's not funny!

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xdot.tk    118

@cork1958, I didn't know that. What has replaced it?

Windows ME not an option?

It's right there. 9x

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Quillz    1,011

Win8 Pro (ThinkPad)

Mac OS X Mountain Lion (rMBP, iMac)

Win7 Home (family PC)

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+virtorio    3,270

OSX Mountain Lion primarily, Windows 8 Pro secondary

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+InsaneNutter    1,383

Windows 7, dual booting with Windows 8 on my main PC.

The rest will keep running Windows 7.

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

Windows 7, very tempted to switch to OSX.

Windows 8 is an abomination, ive tried RTM for a few weeks and I can't stand it.

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Matt123    1

Windows 8 on my laptop, and my desktop will be running Windows 8 with start8 or classic shell.

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+Frank B.    7,151

Windows 7 x64. Windows 8 will be relegated to a virtual machine.

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+unabatedshagie    10

Ideally if I had the ??? I'd be using a mac but I don't so I'll probably still be using 7 and re-assess after I hear what SP1 for Windows 8 will bring (assuming it's not just a hotfix bundling pack)

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PGHammer    1,717

The reason I dual-boot with Windows Server 2012 *currently* is because my hardware on the Windows 8 side currently does not support SLAT/EPT, which Hyper-V in Windows 8 requires; once I upgrade the hardware to solve that, the need to dual-boot goes away. I am currently running Windows 8 Pro x64 (Microsoft Partner) on my *desktop* (Q6600/4GB/AMD HD5450) in that dual-boot configuration.

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TPreston    5,389

windows 8 till Embedded Standard 8 gets to RTM

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Growled    3,881

Probably Windows 8 totally. I am a weasel for the latest and greatest.

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