View Full Version : What Operating system do you use?
August 11th, 2002, 1:03am
August 11th, 2002, 1:25am
August 11th, 2002, 1:35am
I don't know why it posted that way?
August 11th, 2002, 6:50am
August 11th, 2002, 8:31am
The computer I use every day is Windows 2000.
August 11th, 2002, 8:59am
ROFL!!! Hey UBJ... I tried to "edit" your poll to make it say what you intended and well... it sort of took on a life all it's own and grew like Jack's beans (into a big bean stalk)... and didn't look any more accurate than it did when you first posted it. Hmmmm... guess the poll function needs a bit of tweaking huh? LOL
And I thought it was just Gomez! ROFL
August 11th, 2002, 10:37am
Guess I should have just started a regular Thread!
Can you just get rid of the poll portion of this thread ?
August 11th, 2002, 10:40am
I'll try.... if the whole thread disappears then just start it again ok?
No I can't John. You can delete the whole thread and start over though! LOL
August 11th, 2002, 11:34am
Windows 98SE. I'd go to XP but I've heard from a couple friends that they had trouble moving to XP - if that's not true, let me know! :)
August 11th, 2002, 11:55am
We have Windows2000Professional and love it.
Lynette - we installed XP and HATED it - it slowed everything down considerably and was the hugest pain to get back to 2000, personally I would not recommend it.
August 11th, 2002, 11:58am
Moving to XP is quite a chore from what I hear. There are so many programs and drivers that aren't compatible that it makes what should be an easy task a total nightmare! It is not for the computer newbie or those that get frustrated with the "blue screen of death". Many web sites (intranets mostly) can't handle XP yet either. I thought about it until I ran the compatibility checks and realized I would basicly be better wiping the whole drive, do a fresh full installation of the full XP (rather than the upgrade version) and hope that some day there would be more programs that are compatible.
With all it's problems, I still like 95 best I think. You could hack ways around most of the glitches and the occassional "blue screen" was annoying but not irreversible!
I use ME on this computer and it's ok... but I don't do alot of fancy stuff with this one either. Certainly not the kinda stuff I did with my previous 95 computers. I would have to upgrade the memory and turn off lots of things running in the background to do some of the stuff I used to in 95's platform. Hummmmm.... maybe I'll do that! LOL
August 11th, 2002, 2:22pm
:) XP :)
August 11th, 2002, 5:15pm
August 11th, 2002, 5:37pm
The poll function got screwed up somehow during one of the upgrades of the forum software. Fixing it has been on my to do list for awhile now. I get around to it eventually.
As far as operating systems go, XP is by far the largest improvement of the windows 95 operating system to date. It is MUCH, MUCH more stable than any other version of windows because it got rid of legacy support for older programs and drivers. Bluescreens of death are a thing of the past with XP.
I've had XP since the first week it came out last October. I've installed it on at least 5 different computers and have yet to experience any of the problems some of you have mentioned. A word of advice: if and when you do decide to upgrade to XP, do a fresh install, don't just upgrade your current installation of windows. If you have older, less stable, non-XP compatible drivers installed and do an upgrade, maybe you will have some problems.
I've never had any problems with running any program on XP. The only problem I've ever had is the system.cfg file not being saved properly after shutting down (3 or 4 times). It's a bit of a pain in the arse to fix, but once you know how it's not that big of deal. Who knows what causes it, but chances are it has something to do with the unique configuration of my computer and not an inherent flaw in XP itself. I would also suspect that anyone who says they've had trouble with XP (running it, installing it), the problems weren't with XP itself, but rather the way it was installed/configured.
Personally, if your computer meets the minimum system requirements, I highly recommend upgrading to XP. BTW, my computer and most of the hardware in it (a Pentium II 333mHz overclocked to 350mHz to get the 100mHz front-side bus, with 384mb's of memory) is 3+ years old.
August 11th, 2002, 6:53pm
Well, I must tell you all -- finally got my new HP ( the one I won several months ago from comedycentral.com ) installed yesterday & networked, etc. . . . it has the following:
1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 proc
CD-RW (cd-writer )
(*digital photography & video ready...create.:cheer2: )
Thanks to comedycentral.com & alittle .;). luck, I'm smokin' !
Balayeur " still reading the user's manual " Poodle-Girl
August 11th, 2002, 7:41pm
Just installed XP Home Edition this week and it's a great improvement. I haven't had a crash like I was having with 98. I had a few programs that weren't compatible but went and got an update for Norton Antivirus. So far so good.
I love it.
August 11th, 2002, 8:01pm
XP....I love it
August 11th, 2002, 8:08pm
...............:grin5: win'98 :grin5: .............
and WTG on the new HP, BPG:cheer: :cheer: :grin5:
August 11th, 2002, 11:42pm
August 12th, 2002, 12:08am
XP home addition. My Norton doesn't work very well on it. I had to install a patch and have to run it every time I log on. Pain in the rear. I would recommend Mccaffe instead. Oh, by the way, Auto Protect doesn't set unless I run the patch and set it manually. Might be something for you XP users to check.
August 12th, 2002, 9:44am
August 13th, 2002, 2:15am
I'm still in the stone age with Win 95 :(
August 13th, 2002, 10:20am
Windows 2000 Professional, we had 98 and had so many problems with it. Wouldn't ever go back to it.
August 15th, 2002, 5:09am
XP with about 20 or so critical updates. It is finally smoothing out into a more manageable beastie!
LOVE IT/HATE IT/LOVE IT/HATE IT/LOVE IT!!
Now if I can just figure out how to use it for something more than entering sweeps!
...............:rolleyes: ..............:grin2: ..........................:grin5: ...............
October 12th, 2002, 2:16pm
Macintosh version 9.1 on a Powerbook 2400c (Comet).
October 12th, 2002, 4:13pm
I'm with Dajody---windows 95----contemplating on getting a new computer--torn as to what to get-----;)
October 12th, 2002, 4:57pm
Windows 2000 Pro
October 12th, 2002, 11:42pm
Am I the only one with ME? I like it. :)
October 13th, 2002, 12:40am
Even though I'm using Win Me...my basic 'operating system' is The Golden Rule...I don't enter any contest that I would not be willing to win myself.:p
I've got XP home edition on a couple work computers...still haven't gotten used to the interface. Recognize the "under the skin" superiority of the XP operating system, and plan to get XP Pro on my next computer (a new laptop sometime soon) but still wish I could find the button that makes it look and navigate like the older styles.
October 13th, 2002, 1:32am
I am still using Me.
Ms Dee Dee
October 13th, 2002, 1:45am
I have the XP upgrade from ME. "HUGE" improvement, and fewer crashes. Biggest problem was getting XP to play nice with the HP scanner, but otherwise... I love it.:cheer:
November 26th, 2002, 3:23pm
XP Pro on my main computer and XP on the other.
November 26th, 2002, 4:01pm
I have Windows XP and love it :smile3: !It just took a week or so to get use to all the bells and whistles!
November 26th, 2002, 4:10pm
I've got both Windows 2000 and Linux on my 'main' computer and switch back and forth, depending on what I'm doing. My laptop is a Mac, and I have an old Vax workstation, too, so rack up one tally point for OpenVMS. Can you tell I'm afraid of commitment?
PS: Forgot about the TRS-80 in the closet (also afraid of throwing things out)
November 26th, 2002, 4:13pm
I have to agree with Karen. My new computer came with XP and I love it. Took me a little time to get used to it tho.:cool:
November 26th, 2002, 5:15pm
XP Pro. I have pc's with Win 98se, ME and 2000 Pro. I prefer XP Pro by far over these other operating systems.
December 26th, 2002, 6:29am
WinXP Professional - this is the third hard drive I've installed it on. The first one was a clean install, the second an upgrade, and the third a clean install. (Been doing some upgrading of my computer - installed a second hard drive and, most recently, upgraded my primary to a 40GB and demoted two hard drives, one completely out (6 GB) and the primary to a secondary (20 GB).
I did not have any problems with WinXP on the first two drives, but one this last one, it's been a little nightmarish. At times, I'm a little paranoid to shut off my computer at all cuz I might lose my Netscape bookmarks. This has happened several times since I installed the last time.
January 4th, 2003, 11:18pm
For my 2 cents worth I think windows 2000 Pro is the champ of operating systems...:smile4:
January 5th, 2003, 1:12am
Using XP and I love it!
January 5th, 2003, 1:47am
A family member is high up with Apple so he just sent me a new Mac, but since I started doing sweeps it's the pits because there is no good auto fill program like Robo form for macs, the auto fill that comes with it is limited. I was just down at my daughters and the 'Make a Wish foundation' just gave my grandson a Gateway system with XP , 2.8 GH and over 500 ram and all the rest of the bells and whistles. (he's only nine too!) after using that now I'm spoiled. Gotta start saving! :smile3:
January 5th, 2003, 3:07am
I use XP
January 5th, 2003, 7:31am
I have ME...I guess it is time for me to upgrade :eek: Any suggestions on how to make it as painless as possible?
January 5th, 2003, 1:00pm
January 5th, 2003, 10:15pm
Windows 98, it came with the system.
January 17th, 2004, 3:13am
I have a very limited Linux system, but it's better than what I had-nothing. And the price fit my budget,I donated 24
hours work to FreeGeek,an organiztion that recycles electronics and tries to "Make needy people Nerdy"
Unfortunatly I keep :bhead: against things I don't understand.
January 17th, 2004, 9:19am
XP. Seems to be the most stable of all previouse one's I've used
January 17th, 2004, 9:33am
I'm still using Windows 95.
January 17th, 2004, 9:50am
i use xp i tried using window's 2000 and did not like it could not use use my camera with it so i reinstalled xp :cool2:
January 17th, 2004, 10:06am
My new computer came with XP and I love it.
January 17th, 2004, 10:13am
I also have xp and love it......no problems for me ...at least none that I dont create myself.....
January 17th, 2004, 10:24am
Both of our desktops we have Win 98, I like it, Im used to it, I have no need of upgrading , the laptop I won however has Windows XP, and I am still trying to learn my way around it!
January 17th, 2004, 10:25am
January 18th, 2004, 12:34am
PC#1 - 266mhz PII Gateway is still chugging away with Win95
PC#2 - 733mhz PIII Compaq has got Win98 (but has current trouble with..winsock? TCP/IP? Modem will 'handshake' but MSIE won't fetch any HTML. Grrr...)
January 18th, 2004, 12:51am
January 18th, 2004, 12:54am
XP at school, Win 98 at home.
January 18th, 2004, 12:55am
Home computer is XP professional
January 18th, 2004, 1:09am
XP home edition
January 18th, 2004, 1:10am
XP PRO all the way!
January 18th, 2004, 1:14am
January 18th, 2004, 1:18am
XP Home Edition-Never had any major problems.
January 18th, 2004, 1:43am
XP and love it, had windows98 and HATED it.
Current computer is an HP and has:
and to date I still have no clue what all this computer will do, not too smart in that area :worry:
January 18th, 2004, 2:12am
I use XP and love it :smile9: :smile9:
January 18th, 2004, 2:15am
XP Home :gvibes: