What operating system do you use?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by supercarfreak123, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. My dad is pretty metro'. He wants it to edit pics' and videos pretty much exclusively. A PC is too much for him - it'll be in Kitchener or something so I won't be able to fix sh*t for him, so an Apple would save a lot of headache.

    The only Mac available for near 1k Canadian is a sh*tty eMac. That'll get you a LOT of PC these days (17" flat screen, ~2.5 gighertz, 500mb ram, 80gig HD...). The new 17" iMacs start at 17-hundred bucks!!! (as nice as they are), and you can't get into a PowerMac for under 2 grand w/o monitor!!!
  2. I don't like the layout of the Macs, that's why I don't have one. They're also much harder to get games and software for.
  3. The Apple software (iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, etc.) would be PERFECT for my dad. I'd bootleg him a copy of Photoshop and he'd be set for life. Maybe I can get a ghetto to run into the Apple store and grab me a PowerBook <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  4. Windows of course.
  5. Windows 2000 on Gentoo Linux on the same computer, so I'll pick other.
  6. 2K is an awesome OS. to bad it has a slightly limited software support... but ive never ever ever had 2K crash... ever.. its come real close, but it always manages to fix itself.. also, ive run it on some really weak computers, and they run just fine.
  7. Yeah, it's stable as hell, I leave this laptop on without rebooting for weeks, probably sometimes months at a time, with almost no free disk space, and I have no problems.
  8. I've never had XP crash. It's just a more compatible 2k...

    Linux = fast
    Windows = stable
    OSX = pretty

    ...call me shallow but I'd really like a Mac <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  9. rumours are abound that in the next mac conferance (sometime in jan) they will unveil a headless budget mac designed for people just like your dad, starting at around $US500. Might suit him.

    Im aiming for the next G5 powerbook (but i already have the current powerbook,) so maybe the next iteration of the G5 desktop.
  10. lol... windows stable.. but theyve gotten a lot better at stability. XP is very good at it, but ive managed to crash it a few times.. W2K runs pretty fast, too.. ive run it on computers with very limited memory with good results.
  11. The original iMac was a pretty decent value. The new iMac is basically a laptop without the battery and priced to match (and then some). They need a cheap tower system - maybe something like the cube but not so retarded...
  12. Prior to the renovations we had done in the study, the computer i am using now has been left on for probably more than a year. Every time you sit down and touch the mouse, bam, its back to speed ready to go where you left off.
  13. You know you secretly wish your computer were as unstable as mine.
  14. i have multiple systems now.

    Windows is what I use, but its only because I am forced to work with it enough where I know how to toy with it now. You wouldnt believe the powers you can have over the computer in the regestry.
  15. I had an OLD sh*tty computer running XP that I used to use to crack satalite codes that sat in a closet and crunched away for months on end without any problems. Eventially it burned thru' the floppy drive because I was stupidly running the program off that, but it was still fine otherwise... XP/2k are bulletproof...
  16. Linux is far more stable than Windows.
  17. Neither Linux or Windows the OS seems to crash at all, but Windows seems to be a lot better at dealing with app' crasher and isolating their effects than Linux. I've had program crashes take down Linux on many occasions...
  18. BTW none of you are truely 'leet untill you've run BeOS on your comp...
  19. You've got to be kidding me. Linux is far better at isolating the effects of an app crash than windows. You must not know what you're doing or something.
  20. Whether I know what I'm doing is besides the point - I've had Linux go down on me many times, but have NEVER had XP go down having used it on many computers for years (I had it months before it officially came out in fact).

    ...then again I haven't used Linux in a couple years much, so maybe it's better now..
  21. actually no, it's for less lazy people who know what they are doing and who want a more stable OS, linux uses less of your hardware and makes everything faster. when gaming on linux you'll see a very big improvement even concerning graphics...

    I use windows xp because I'm too lazy to install a linux version, but my XP #$%#s up lots of times

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