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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 6 2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

An Apple fan was saying that he was proud of being a pure Apple experience guy, hating having to deal with more than one operating system. After pointing out he was using both iOS and OSX, I got thinking about how many I use in my daily life, and was wondering where you are on yours:

Windows - Home desktop (Win7); Work Laptop & Workout Laptop (WinXP)

Blackberry OS - Cellphone

Android OS - Portable Media Player (Gingerbread); Tablet (Jelly Bean)

Not counting whatever OS runs my car, home theatre, home applicances, or elevators of course. :P Other more common options I suppose include OSX, iOS, Chrome, Windows Phone, Symbian, and various Open OS flavours. What's your mileage?

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Old December 6 2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Windows 7 on my primary
Ubuntu 12.10 on my secondary
Android 2.2.1 on my tablet
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Old December 7 2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Only Apple. OS X (10.8.2) on the desktop machine, iOS (6.0.1) on the mobile devices.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:17 AM   #4
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Win7 at home, WinXP and Server 2003 at work, CentOS on my personal servers, Android Jelly Bean on my phone.
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Old December 7 2012, 03:37 AM   #5
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Ubuntu 12.04 on my work laptop
XP64 on my work desktop
Windows 7 on two home laptops

I also have two older laptops at home that run OSX and OS9. The OSX one is suffering from hard drive failure so it doesn't do much right now (2006 model), and the OS9 one is just too slow for regular use (2002 model), plus it can't do WPA wireless.
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Old December 7 2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Mac OSX at home
iOS on my mp3 player
Windows XP at my office computer
Windows 7 on the office server
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Old December 7 2012, 06:56 AM   #7
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

DOS 6.22, Win ME, Win95, Win98, WinXP, Win NT, OS-9, (an old 68000 OS), IBM AIX (RS-6000) at work.
Win 7 at home.
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Old December 7 2012, 07:30 AM   #8
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10.6 on my main mac.
10.4 on my second mac.
WinXP on my daughter computer.
Android on my smart phone.
iOS on my iPod touch.
WebOS on my HP-Touchpad
Whatever shitbox we use at work.
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Old December 7 2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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XP at work, OSX at home and iOS on the go.
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Old December 7 2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Windows 7 and iOS.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:32 PM   #11
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Main computer: Windows 7
HTPC: Windows 7
MacBook Pro: OSX, duh
Audiobook recording computer: Win XP
DVD-copying computer (former main computer): Win XP
Computer 2: Ubuntu 12.10
iPhone: iOS, duh
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Old December 7 2012, 03:02 PM   #12
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

On a regular basis, just a couple of flavours of Linux (I have Gentoo on my own systems, I maintain Fedora on a few relatives' systems, and I have a few embedded mostly non-GNU Linux devices that I fix with BusyBox when necessary), OpenBSD (on an old box, running a few services on my home network, e.g. CUPS, NTP, SMB), and Windows 7 (on its own HDD on my desktop, only used for a couple of games).

I count that as three.

I guess if I include things like phones, consoles, etc, I could add a few more to that, but it only counts for me if I'm actually getting stuck into the OS proper and not just using the weak end-user GUI as intended. I count all Linux distros together as well, as they're usually pretty much the same thing with a couple of variations in tools/services/versions and package management.
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Old December 7 2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Win7, Win XP, Win2K, Win98SE, Xubuntu 12/04 LTS, Puppy Linux.

Not regular add Win95, Win 3.0, Win 3.11, IBM OS/2 Warp 3, IBM DOS 2000, MS DOS 5, 6.22, Atari TOS/GEM Desktop, Atari DOS/Basic, MSX basic, Commodore 64 Basic/DOS.

Lets see.. yeah thats about it.

I've also used systems with Windows NT and Novell Netware, PC BSD and some other obscure OS's.
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Old December 7 2012, 05:57 PM   #14
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Re: How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

On a regular basis, just Win7 and XP.

For some old time stuff, I still have a computer rigged for Dos6/Win3.11 and I've got a portable Linux (not sure which version) setup on a drive somewhere.
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Old December 7 2012, 09:25 PM   #15
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XP on the home PC, iOS 5.1 on the phone. Also use XBMC and the various console dashboards just as regularly.
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