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View Poll Results: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?
1 7 11.86%
2 23 38.98%
3 16 27.12%
4 6 10.17%
5 or more 7 11.86%
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Old December 7 2012, 09:58 PM   #16
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

At home, Windows 7. At work, Mac OSX 10.5 for typesetting jobs (i.e., actual work); Windows XP on the crappy old computer I'm using now.
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Old December 7 2012, 11:10 PM   #17
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Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop, Win XP on my laptop, Win Vista at work.
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Old December 8 2012, 12:55 AM   #18
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Just Windows 7 on my desktop and iOS on my iPod Touch.
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Old December 8 2012, 01:08 AM   #19
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Windows 7, Win Server 08, Android 2.3, Windows XP and RedHat on the work pcs.
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Old December 8 2012, 02:26 PM   #20
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

An OT question: does Linux recognize Zip drives?

Win7 does not and I have a dozen or so Zip disks I want to check for content. The drive is in my machine from the XP days & BIOS recognizes it.
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Old December 8 2012, 04:41 PM   #21
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Windows XP, Fedora 16, Centos 5 and 6, and Android 2.3 reguarly. Windows Vista, Windows 7, and OSX on occasion.
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Old December 8 2012, 07:35 PM   #22
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Ar-Festivus wrote: View Post
An OT question: does Linux recognize Zip drives?

Win7 does not and I have a dozen or so Zip disks I want to check for content. The drive is in my machine from the XP days & BIOS recognizes it.

Not out of the box, fix for IDE drives:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=29441

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IomegaZIPDrive
And one for parallel port drives.

Win7 does not seem to support the zip drive at all.
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Old December 8 2012, 07:43 PM   #23
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Santaman wrote: View Post
Ar-Festivus wrote: View Post
An OT question: does Linux recognize Zip drives?

Win7 does not and I have a dozen or so Zip disks I want to check for content. The drive is in my machine from the XP days & BIOS recognizes it.

Not out of the box, fix for IDE drives:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=29441

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IomegaZIPDrive
And one for parallel port drives.

Win7 does not seem to support the zip drive at all.
It's an IDE. Will that fix work if I'm running Ubuntu from a CD?

And, yeah, Win7 absolutely does not recognize any Zip drives. There's some who claim theirs does, but never explain how.
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Old December 8 2012, 08:15 PM   #24
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Windows Vista on my laptop (though i'll try out the 90 day Windows 8 test version in a separate partition soon)

Android on my cell phone

Don't feel the need to add anything else.. not a fan of Apple and have left my Unix days behind me
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Old December 8 2012, 10:26 PM   #25
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Ar-Festivus wrote: View Post
It's an IDE. Will that fix work if I'm running Ubuntu from a CD?
I have no idea.. I've got a parallel port zip drive and I use it in combination with a win2K machine...
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Old December 9 2012, 07:17 PM   #26
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Windows 7
Android 4.2 (loving the Nexus 4)
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Old December 13 2012, 12:20 PM   #27
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Windows 8 on my home pc, Windows 7 at work, iOS 5.1.1 on my iPhone 4S, webOS 2.2.4 on my Pre3, and webOS 3.0.5 with LunaCE on my White 32GB TouchPad 4G.
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Old December 14 2012, 04:15 AM   #28
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Windows 8 on my PC, Server 2008R2 (courtesy technet subscription)/Linux (PABXiaf)/FreeBSD (pfsense) on my server sitting atop VMWare ESXi 5. iOS 4 something on my iPhone 3G, ICS on my Acer Iconia (everyone at my college got one), and Honeycomb on my HTC Jetstream (got dirt cheap as employee discount). Pissed that I can't upgrade either Android tablets further due to a lack of vendor support.
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Old December 14 2012, 08:02 AM   #29
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Regularly:
Windows 7: Main System and netbook.

Windows XP: Work, and a virtual machine on the Main System.

Android 2.2: HTC smartphone


Honourable mentions:
Windows 1.01, MS-DOS 3.33, Windows 3.11, MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008R2, Windows 8 (Pre-release versions), GEM 2.0, System 7, Mac OS 8, iOS (borrowing original iPhone), Fedora 11,
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Old December 14 2012, 08:39 AM   #30
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Home - Vista

Sometimes I use XP on another computer, when I'm at my job agency twice a week.
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