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What Current OS Are you Running?
« on: September 09, 2018, 09:23:54 PM »
What PC OS are you Running?  What is your favorite OS to run ... and what do you find best for PC gaming these days.

Are you running Windows 8.1, Windows 7,  or have you fully upgraded to Windows 10? 
* Pro? Home?  etc..

Are you a Linux PC Person or MAC OS?

Post it up and what you like the most.



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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 09:46:06 PM »
Windows 10 for all of my daily driver PCs. Linux on my netbook that strictly plays music and on an old 10 year PC that's still hanging in there.

Maybe one day I'll return to Mac OS but I love to tinker so being one and done with a Mac doesn't really intrigue me. But some of the apps are great and well engineered so I am curious in that front.

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 10:15:08 PM »
I use a Lenovo R60 laptop running Linux, Mint. My desktop is a lenovo thinkcentre m 7298 running Linux, Zorin. I am not too demanding in my use, the OS does everything that I need it to do. Totally satisfied. Used the Linux OS for years. Windows Me was the last time I used Windows.
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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 10:46:33 PM »
@CreepinDeth I still use Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 lol... Windows 8.1 was a sigh in the Windows line.  It's like that with Windows ME, and Windows 8.1.  I would say that about Windows Vista... but it was basically Windows 7 after Service Pack 2 and got rid of the suck.

@retro junkie That's cool - I really haven't used Linux much for the "user / gamer" side of computers.  I've used it for servers and what-not.  I'd like to throw it on a test machine.  Where did you get your OS... Download...etc?

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 06:32:33 AM »
ebay. I usually just purchase a premade disc for around $5.  ;D
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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 03:11:55 PM »
lol I See @retro junkie ... so you don't download... compile...etc.  That's cool though.   I need to install a vm or something of Linux.   I work with Linux (or Linux derivatives) servers at work.  I'm getting more and more experience with them.

Do you do anything command line based?  Or just stay in the Gui?

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 05:48:31 PM »
I use to download. Back when I first started messing with Linux, 15 years ago  :question: , I set up a computer and began to tinker. I soon started a dual boot gradually weaning myself off of Windows and learning what was compatible and how to use. Then one day I went cold turkey by building my own rig with Linux as the OS. SuSe became my OS of choice back then which had its roots in Germany at that point. I had went through a lot of different flavors before I settled. I liked a lot of distros that no longer exist and no support, like  Libranet. Loved Debian but stayed away from it for the following reasons. After a few years I set back and took a self examination as to what I was doing. I was spending more time tinkering and fiddling with the OS than I was actually using it. I did play with command line in those early days and compile things. I finally just stopped all the crazy stuff and decided to just use it and leave things alone!  :nerd: The tinkering can be such an addiction and time consuming. Been so long since I did any of that I think I have forgotten it. I have watched Linux change so much over the years. Now you can just simply put a disc in and it finds everything and loads up, reboot. And you are using it. (I have been spoiled.) Back then you could not do that with Debian or Slackware, and many others. I remember all the talk in the magazines about user friendly, and I would laugh out loud. The common individual is not even aware that they are using an OS on a computer. Linux did not hold your hand like Windows does.

I really liked Puppy Linux back then.
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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 12:47:58 AM »
These days you don't have to compile distros. I just download the distro and create a bootable USB drive and install it that way. Don't even need a disc drive anymore. These are glorious times.  ;D

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 05:37:03 PM »
These days you don't have to compile distros. I just download the distro and create a bootable USB drive and install it that way. Don't even need a disc drive anymore. These are glorious times.  ;D

@CreepinDeth LOL - Where do you get yours from?    It's been such a long time since I messed with Linux outside certain server editions.

@retro junkie - I hear what you mean.  I like tinkering with many things... including web technologies.  It's been a long time since I have been able to do that as well.... life has been super busy.    I miss doing that at times.     That's funny you mentioned puppy Linux.  It's been a LONG time since I've heard that.

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 11:34:08 PM »
@CreepinDeth LOL - Where do you get yours from?    It's been such a long time since I messed with Linux outside certain server editions.

I just grab [Ubuntu]

From what I've read it has the most PC Component support. Especially legacy support. I don't think I've encountered an issue with Ubuntu. Linux Mint is a distro based off of Ubuntu. That one is more like Windows in terms of UI.

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2018, 10:13:54 PM »
Windows 7 because 7 is boss.  8)
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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2018, 10:52:06 PM »
@CreepinDeth LOL - Where do you get yours from?    It's been such a long time since I messed with Linux outside certain server editions.

I just grab [Ubuntu]

From what I've read it has the most PC Component support. Especially legacy support. I don't think I've encountered an issue with Ubuntu. Linux Mint is a distro based off of Ubuntu. That one is more like Windows in terms of UI.

Zorin also is based on Ubuntu with a Windows friendly UI.
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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2018, 10:59:59 PM »
Oh yeah, forgot about Zorin. I remember you telling me about it.

Zorin also is based on Ubuntu with a Windows friendly UI.

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2018, 03:53:13 PM »
@Bomber Man lol.. Win7 is boss, eh?

Zorin is an epic name... just saying.

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2018, 09:52:50 PM »
It was named after the Sharknado guy...



@Bomber Man lol.. Win7 is boss, eh?

Zorin is an epic name... just saying.

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2018, 11:58:44 PM »
Lol that would figure @targetrasp ... now... was that sarcasm? Or truth ... or both??  ;D

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2018, 06:39:31 AM »
Ian Zorin is legendary!

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 05:29:56 PM »
I checked out Zorin... I'm going to try to do it via VMware or virtual box.   Next up for me are Linux certifications - so doing a few things right now with Linux.    I will be doing Linux / SAP work in the near future.


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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 11:48:58 PM »
I will be doing Linux / SAP work in the near future.

Nice. I'm about jump all in on Linux. I just updated an old PC of mine and threw Ubuntu on it and played Tomb Raider (2013) on it. Ran pretty great.

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 01:57:58 PM »
Nice - Did you dual boot?  Or install Linux only?  Do you do much at the command line level?

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Re: What Current OS Are you Running?
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 04:29:10 PM »
For this older PC, no, I didn't dual boot. It's mostly just to be an emulation PC. The Processor could still be better but it gets the job done. I've mostly been doing things through the command line. The only thing I didn't do through the command line was the installation of the NVIDIA drivers. Ubuntu handles that really easily. Way easier than on Windows.