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Your main desktop operating system for 2013

  

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

    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows Server
    • A Windows version older than XP
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    • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
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    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
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    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • A Mac OS X version older than Leopard
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    • Ubuntu
    • Linux Mint
    • Debian GNU/Linux
    • Fedora
    • Other Linux distribution
    • FreeBSD
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    • Solaris
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    • OS/2
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    • Other (details below)


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SteveMackinnon    32

At home mine will be Mountain Lion.

As for work it will probably be split between Server 2008R2 and Server 2012 :)

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Sudakoma    2

Windows 8 for both my office and home PC's.

Windows7 was fantastic but after using 8 for the past couple of months, 7 just seems so old fashioned when I use it on one of my laptops so I could never go back.

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The Laughing Man    442

Currently Windows 8, in the near future, going back to Windows 7.

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Farstrider    297

ARCH Linux (No option to choose this, so I went with other Linux distro)

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HoochieMamma    466

I voted for Windows 7. I don't plan on downgrading to Windows 8,

Yup, same.

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OctoPussy    14

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

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Arkos Reed    175

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

Windows 7 at Work

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123456789A    4,708

Building a new PC, installing Windows 8

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nyolc8    158

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

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+devHead    1,719

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.

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Billus    117

Windows 8 on desktop, OSX Lion on Macbook Air.

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lunamonkey    114

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.

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BGM    95

windows 8.. i really like it :)

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+Thayios    183

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

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seta-san    1,080

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

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Phouchg    2,050

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.

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f0rk_b0mb    698

Gaming machine: Windows 7 x64

Linux Rig: Kubuntu 12.10 x64

Mac: OS X Lion (Highest it can go)

Virtualbox: Fedora 17 x64

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Shaun N.    568

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

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MikeChipshop    3,284

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.

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deinabog    21

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).

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BGM    95

aww.. i really like Windows 8, and Office 2013...

guess i'm the only one, come on guys just embrace change :D

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shoemakerpom2010    1

After I went to 8 I never looked back and never had problems since and that goes for all the computers in my house!

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

Windows 8 atm, only because I can't be bothered to reinstall yet.

I guess, you are the only person in the world to say this. :laugh:

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Glassed Silver    940

Mountain Lion :)

And down the road, around July whatever comes after ML.

Secondary OS's: Windows 7, various Linux distros and I might set up a dedicated backup machine running either Solaris or FreeBSD.

Glassed Silver:mac

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Colin McGregor    569

Windows 8 with no noob start menu third party apps

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