Sign in to follow this  

Your main desktop operating system for 2013

  

397 members have voted

  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
      0
    • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
      0
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
      0
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • A Mac OS X version older than Leopard
      0
    • Ubuntu
    • Linux Mint
    • Debian GNU/Linux
    • Fedora
    • Other Linux distribution
    • FreeBSD
      0
    • Solaris
      0
    • OS/2
      0
    • Other (details below)


Recommended Posts

+Frank B.    7,104

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

For me it's going to be Windows 7. Stable, tried and tested. I've tried Windows 8 and see no compelling reason to upgrade to it. A Mac would have been an option, alas I wasn't willing to pay the Apple tax when choosing a laptop; and I'm not going to bother to mess with OSx86.

Linux/*BSD/etc aren't main OS options for me at all, sorry.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Detection    2,256

Same, tried 8, reinstalled 7, keeping 7 for the foreseeable future

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
spikey_richie    173

7 for the foreseeable future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MikeChipshop    3,289

Finally upgraded everything in the house and office to 8. So 8 it will be then! :p

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nick H.    7,970

At home it'll probably continue to be OS X (Snow Leopard). In the office it will hopefully become Windows 7 sometime in the next few months.

Voted OS X - Snow Leopard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
0nyX    259

Windows 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LUTZIFER    473

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

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aberg    38

Windows 8, with Start8 it is actually better than Windows 7.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cork1958    1,073

Windows 7 all the way on all 8 machines, even if all 8 can handle Window 8.

I can handle Windows 8 myself, but that new desktop amongst other things is just totally ignorant, IMO.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nashy    1,293

7 and WP8.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hamslammer    66

Same, tried 8, reinstalled 7, keeping 7 for the foreseeable future

Same here as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ashpowell    81

Tried Windows 8.. Went back to 7.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mps69    237

Just switched to Linux Mint, and can't see me changing that anytime soon.

Using Windows 7 on my works laptop, and that won't change, we just got upgrading this year so goodness knows how long it will take to get to Windows 8, if it even happens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nashy    1,293

Windows 8, with Start8 it is actually better than Windows 7.

I dunno. I prefer to not have to modify my operating system to get basic functionality that I want.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MikeChipshop    3,289

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Javik    3,964

Windows 7, with a possible consideration of moving to 8 once the drivers are stabilised a bit more (with a start screen bypass)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ShMaunder    102

Another year of Ubuntu for me. Get the enjoyment of playing some games through Steam in 2013 as well :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jan    402

Windows 8.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Blackhearted    512

Windows 7. Because i should never have to see a smartphone ui on a desktop device.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kamran Mackey    78

guys, give Windows 8 a dang chance. You will get used to it if you've tried it for a bit. You can't say something is terrible till you tried it for a bit.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Max Norris    2,052

Main system is staying with 7 a bit longer, not in any rush. "It just works" is a big factor for me, and 7 has to be the most reliable desktop OS I've ever used.. I do like 8 but giving it a bit more time to cook.

Rest of the house is a mix of 7, 8, and BSD. Couple VM's with various Linux distros, never been a fan. One Hackintosh just for giggles, but rarely use it. Oh and one craplet (ye olde Q1 UMPC) that's stuck with XP due to drivers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AnotherITguy    142

Windows 8 Pro w/ MCE X64

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
javagreen    155

GNU/Linux with the occasional usage of Windows 7.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Luke777    13

Windows 7

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rand0m.bullet    18

Windows 8 home, win7 work

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.