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DjmUK    0

Hi all,

I am just versy curious on what everyone's current favourite operating system is...mine's WinXP Pro (2600) I love it :ninja:

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Daniel F.    595

same here

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Glowstick    3

WinXP was the first time where I used a Workstation/Pro version of WindowsNT, and I hate it. I'm going to wait for the .NET server, IMO it's way better to handle.

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configure    1

/me running around shouting "OS WAR OS WAR~~~" ;) :D

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WEST    0

I am using WinXP RTM too!:D this is stable,good OS ,i am like it:smart:

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PabUK    28

XP easily. It is quite fast, by far the most stable I have ever used, easy to use for everyone (beginners to advanced users) and packed full of nice little features that I am still discovering now.

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- Paul -    0

Windows XP Pro 2600 is slower than Windows 2000 Pro but for some reason I prefer the former :D

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vassie    0

I've got the Dell OEM version of XP and it runs like a dream :)

Apart from Morpheus, which don't work! :(

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Mostly Harmless    0

I havn't forgiven XP for activation and the fact that the Luna theme eats my screen real estate :-(

Anti-aliased fonts are nice, mind...

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Jackalo    0

My favorite OS is definately WindowsXP Professional, however, I am still very dependant on Windows 98 Second Edition for games and hacking the games.

-Mike

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PabUK    28

If you don't like the Luna theme MH, why not just change it to the old style?

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Toxicfume    7

Windows XP

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Khujo    0

I really like xp i've been using it exclusively since beta 2 and loved it, but due to the detonator 4 drivers not working for me i installed win2k to see if they would give me the same problems under the older os, they did still crash to gui under direct3d games but i also noticed the huge difference in processor use at idle and the 100mb difference in ram footprint, i've got an amd k6/2 500 with 384 mB ram, 2k uses 5% at idle xp is closer to 20%. I guess i'll just have to see which os i find my self going back to but for now if i want to game i guess 2k is the one i can pickup some extra frames in

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PabUK    28

Khujo you are right, I had forgotten about that. In XP my CPU usage hovers around 10% when idle. 2000 never uses more than 2%. I would like to know where all that processing power is going when it is not even supposed to be doing anything. 10% of my 800MHz Duron is 80MHz. 80MHz used just to be idle! It doesn't alter my opinion of XP (it is great) but it is an issue worth noting.

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stevember    138
Originally posted by Khujo

I really like xp i've been using it exclusively since beta 2 and loved it

Me too. XP 2600 RTM Rulzzzzzz:D

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PabUK    28

Three of the pre-release versions caused problems for me, such as corrupting my HD. Glad to say the final hasn't done anything similar, although I am currently stuck with a corrupt registry.

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shluxeon    0

sorry all, but i had 'auto notify via email' which was really annoying me.

Windows 2000 over Windows XP for me.

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Tesseract    0
Originally posted by PabUK  

Khujo you are right, I had forgotten about that. In XP my CPU usage hovers around 10% when idle. 2000 never uses more than 2%. I would like to know where all that processing power is going when it is not even supposed to be doing anything. 10% of my 800MHz Duron is 80MHz. 80MHz used just to be idle! It doesn't alter my opinion of XP (it is great) but it is an issue worth noting.

This goes to all of the eye candy that is in Windows XP, and the other "behind the scenes" operations (not that I hate eye candy).

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Gism0    0

hmm why have you limited linux to "Red Hat / Mandrake"

whats the point in that ?

i personally hate red hat / mandrake and won't use them, but love linux! so im not gonna choose that :p

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+Tikimotel    23

MS-DOS 4.01 :bandit:

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Mostly Harmless    0

PabUK - I did change to 'classic' style after about an hour of using Luna. I did however quite like the new look (the silver theme, anyway), but the fact that I need to be running at 1280x960 to use it comfortably vexes me.

Shame they didn't include the watercolour theme from beta 1....

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PabUK    28

That is a coincidence, I use the silver theme at 1280x960. I don't use that res just for the theme though, it is what I always use. I do appreciate what you mean, the new interface does take up far more real estate than the classic one.

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ElGato    0
Originally posted by PabUK  

In XP my CPU usage hovers around 10% when idle. 2000 never uses more than 2%.[/b]

Love XP, mine uses 1-3% idle

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PabUK    28

What processor have you got ElGato?

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aco    0
Originally posted by ElGato  

Love XP, mine uses 1-3% idle

Mine never goes over 1% when idle :p

Athlon 1100

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