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Last week we tried to work out how many computers resided in the average MakeUseOf household How Many Computers Do You Have In Your House? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Computers Do You Have In Your House? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More . Most of us seem to have 3-5 computers per house, although there were nearly as many people with 5-10 computers.

Out of the 1067 votes collected, here’s the split: 46% have 3-5 computers in the house; 32% have 5-10 computers in their house; 11% have 2 computers; 6% have 10-20 computers; 4% have one computer and less than 1% has more than 20 computers. Just one voter had no computers in their house.

Full results and this week’s poll follows below.

If you have 3-10 computers in your house, you can consider yourself normal for a MakeUseOf reader.

This week’s poll question is: How Many Operating Systems Do You Use?

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Consider all the different computers and smartphones you use at home and for work and let us know how many different operating systems you use in a normal week. Consider the various major versions to be different operating systems (eg. Windows 7 versus Windows NT or Linux versus FreeBSD) but leave out minor version differences like Windows NT Home versus Windows NT Professional.

Now that you’re thinking about it, let us know which operating systems you use. Are they mainly all Windows/Mac/UNIX or some combination of different tools for different purposes?

  1. Leszek Cyfer
    April 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Windows on my home desktops and laptop, same on my work desktop. Also something Apple on my iPod Touch but I don't treat it as an operating system as it's not optional. I voted 1 system.

  2. Frankie_82
    April 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 11.04 on my main machine;Jolicloud on my netbook;Jailbroken iOS 4.3.1;Windows XP in the office...

  3. Luis F Rocha
    April 12, 2011 at 4:16 am

    I use windows XP, 7, server 2003, 2008, Mac os x desktop & server, and Linux

    • Luis F Rocha
      April 12, 2011 at 4:17 am

      Oh, and iOS on iPhone and iPad :-), plus Android on phone

  4. Neraj
    April 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I dual boot Win XP with Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat on Acer Aspire 4740.

    I also count the Symbian S60 running on my Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic also as an OS.

    So I use 3 OS daily.

  5. Woodogg18
    April 11, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Laptop 1: windows 7 home premium
    Laptop 2: DSL (damn small Linux)
    Laptop 3: Win XP SP3
    Desktop 1: Dual Boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meercat
    Desktop 2 and 3: Win XP SP3
    iOS 4.0 on my iPhone

  6. Yash Sharma
    April 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 10.10.
    Very happy :)

  7. Albert D. Melfo
    March 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Win XP -- work laptop and home PC
    Win 7 Home Premium -- home laptop
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) -- obsolete home laptop
    Ubuntu Netbook 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) -- ASUS netbook

  8. RichieB07
    March 29, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 on my main laptop, Ubuntu 10.10 on my netbook, and iOS on my iPod. So a total of three but I usually only use two on a given day.

  9. Shawn Rogers
    March 29, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Linux as main OS, and Windows 7 only when needed. There are still websites in 2011 that refuse to work unless you are using IE.

  10. 2dougmac
    March 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Windows XP (still love it)
    Windows Vista Business edition (have hated it from day 1)
    Xubuntu 10.10 (? not sure of version) on an old desktop (P4)
    Whatever my Blackberry is running
    Whatever my Palm TX is running (I miss the Palm PDA's)

  11. szexom leo
    March 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    windows vista, win8

  12. JTB2
    March 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    if we're talking phones also...three webOS+one PalmOS

  13. Miggs
    March 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Arch Linux ( main dostro ) + Ubuntu 11.04

  14. Pelowe
    March 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Windows 7 pro
    Windows XP pro
    Windows Server 2003
    Linux remote to various versions and distros

  15. sefcug
    March 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Windows ME, XP home, Vista Home premium, Windows 7 home premium, Ubuntu 10.10.

    Win7 is 64bit, all others 32bit.

  16. Alan Ralph
    March 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Windows 7 at home, Windows XP and OS X at work.

  17. Chris_lsu
    March 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Win7 on my primary home desktop and HTPC, Ubuntu Lucid on my Linux file server, OS X on work-issued laptop, and on my desktop at work (with an XP VM). And if we're counting iOS, then that on my iPad and iPod Touch.

  18. Dogboijoe
    March 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Since you limited it to a given week, it's only 2 (OS X most of the time and occasionally either Linux or Windows 7 depending on the task I'm doing.)

    I do play with various other OSs from time to time in Parallels, just to try them out. I like experimenting. :-)

  19. Dshorb
    March 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I use WinXP, windows vista, and Android

  20. Astrange1
    March 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Windows (XP, 7, 2003, 2008), Linux (Red Hat and Scientific), Mac OS, Chrome OS, HPUX, AIX

  21. Christian Tian
    March 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Installed windows XP,windows 7,Mac OS ?10.5.6 x86 & Jolicloud 1.2 on my EeePC 1001PX,just for fun :)

  22. Michael Zipf
    March 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    windows xp, win 98, zorin - multiboot

  23. Elaine Normandy
    March 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Two laptops and an old desktop, all of which run Ubuntu 10-11.

  24. guest
    March 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Ubuntu, windows 7

  25. Jack Cola
    March 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Mainly Vista, Windows 7 and slowly miagrating off XP - for computers
    Symbian and Bada (Nokia/Samsung) for mobile phone OS
    And a number of UNIX flavours that I am currently using for study.
    So 6-9

  26. Steve
    March 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

    At work, I'm constantly switching between XP Pro, Vista Business and Win 7 Pro, plus I spend almost all day logged into our servers running 2003 R2 and 2008 R2. At home, I use Win 7 Ultimate, Debian 6 and ClearOS 5.2. My laptop tri-boots XP Pro, Win7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 10.

  27. Mayank
    March 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

    XP And Win7

  28. Jbeaudin1
    March 28, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Linux Mint, mostly, with an occasional stint in Ubuntu (occasionally I'll try some other flavor of Linux). I used to have Windows Vista on a second partition as a backup, mainly for using Photoshop, but recently wiped the drive in favor of Linux-only.

  29. Mike
    March 28, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Hmm, in a week? Counting each version that would be Win XP, Win 7, Server 2003, Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, Mac OS X Server 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and whatever is installed on my Laptops (have lost the overview).
    I won't count the iPhones (except my own), iPads, mobile phones etc. because I usually don't handle them any longer than 5-10 minutes.

  30. Sonny Bass
    March 28, 2011 at 5:31 am

    XP Home- 1 computer,XP Pro- 3 computers, Windows 7 Pro/Linux Mint 10 duel boot- 1 computer, 7 Home- 1 computer, Vista Business- 1 computer. Counted as 4 systems

  31. Network_error
    March 28, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Tiny Core, Fedora 14, WinXP on a single multi-boot setup.

  32. opendast
    March 28, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Very impressive how many OS's we use everyday...
    OpenSuse 11.4, Windows 7, Windows XP SP3 on work, and at Home or for personal use FreeBSD 8.2, Mac OS Leopard, Palm, iOS 4.3.1, Android 2.1

  33. Andrew
    March 28, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Win server 2003, XP pro, Win 7 Ult, Jolicloud, Ubuntu 10.4, blackberry

  34. jan
    March 28, 2011 at 4:32 am

    windows xp, vista, mac, android, and ebook that is if you count those or did you only mean computer, plus ipod and creative mp3. Surprising!

  35. Anonymous
    March 28, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Ubuntu 10.10. And 11.04 on my external HDD for testing purposes.

  36. Tim Turner
    March 28, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Two windows XP Pro's and 1 Windows 7, which we still hate after a year of trying to use it.

  37. Bpcan
    March 28, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Windows 7 - 1 machine
    Windows XP - 2 machines
    Windows Vista - 1 machine
    iOS - iPod

  38. Reuben Horner
    March 28, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Ubuntu 10.10, android windows 7 ultimate, vista :(, XP

  39. InfoJunkie
    March 28, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop
    Windows XP SP3 on a netbook
    Android 2.2 on a Droid Incredible
    Android 2.0 on a Pandigital Novel eReader
    Palm OS v. 5.2.1 on a Tungsten|C

  40. J Benjimin
    March 28, 2011 at 3:49 am

    4: Windows 7 on a netbook and gaming rig, iOS on an iPhone and iPad, Ubuntu on my XBMC, Windows XP on my Torrent/Usenet machine, and Windows Home Server.

  41. Mike
    March 28, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Ubuntu Linux 9.08 and 10.04, Android, Windows XP, Vista and 7.

  42. Eddy Reyes
    March 28, 2011 at 3:33 am

    windows 7 professional and Ubuntu 10.04

  43. Beatle4
    March 28, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Windows XP S3 on 2 comps.

  44. Joe Carroll
    March 28, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Mac OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS Leopard, Mac OS Tiger, Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux Mint, Android - I guess I probably should have counted the Mac OS versions as one, maybe two - but there are significant differences (at least between 10.4 / 10.5/6)

  45. Tarina
    March 28, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Linux (Ubuntu) at home, Windows 7 at work

  46. Mark
    March 28, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard. But just until Lion lands... :)

  47. Charles Rachor
    March 28, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Windows 7 Home premium on two laptops
    Windows 7 Professional on a desktop
    Google Chrome OS on a Cr-48

  48. JTB2
    March 28, 2011 at 3:05 am

    8 linux rigs...2 win boxes.

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