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Last week we asked you what you think What Do You Think Of Google Drive? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Do You Think Of Google Drive? [MakeUseOf Poll] Since Google Drive launched less than a month ago, we’ve been debating, discussing and thinking about this new addition to the cloud storage world. Is there a real need for another service? Does Google Drive... Read More of the new addition to the cloud storage world – Google Drive. The results overall look favorable for Google, with the majority of readers either already using it and loving it, or interested in trying it. Let’s see how the votes were divided.

Out of a total of 447 voters, 37% think Google Drive is awesome and are already using it, 19.5% want to try it, 15% think it looks interesting but are happy with what they have, 8.5% have tried it, think it’s good but will probably let it go for one reason or another, 15% have tried it and were not very impressed, and 4% don’t like it and don’t care much for trying it.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


This week’s poll question is: Which Operating System Are You Using On Your Computer?

This week were going back to basics, and want to find out which OS you’re using on your main computer, be it a desktop, laptop, or even your computer at work (if you consider it to be your main computer). Looking around, it’s hard to be sure which OS is the most popular one among MakeUseOf readers, so it’s time to make it official! Remember, the more votes we have, the more accurate the results are. Ready? Vote!

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Don’t forget to share in the comments why you chose the OS you use. If you chose Dual boot, tell us which OSes you switch between and why you chose those. And of course, if you chose Other, do share what OS you’re using that’s no one of the big three.

  1. Roger
    June 26, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Ubuntu user since migrating from Windows XP, recently switched to Mint Maya (a derivative of Ubuntu, which is a derivative of Debian,) because I prefer the traditional full menus as opposed to the new usage history based method for displaying application launchers. Also, Linux and all applications are completely free. And Linux is better designed for built-in security, and it is extremely stable. I can do everything in Linux that I ever wanted to do in Windows -- including work with Microsoft Office files.

  2. Dylan
    June 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I use Windows 7 and XP :)

  3. Gordon
    May 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) - and Windows occasionally when necessary.
    SLED is very very stable as it is designed for enterprise desktop use. I got the paid version, so I get support from Suse (Novell) when I need it.

  4. leon
    May 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Dual boot Zorin OS 5.2 and Windoze 7. Have been looking for ages for a Linux distro that will make Windoze redundant and with Zorin OS i've come closest. Zorin OS can be set up so it isn't too far off Windoze 7 so makes the transition easier. Also it's difficult but Zorin OS doesn't use Gnome 3 which only ever seems to cause problems. Prefer Gnome 2 as its much more stable; even though Gnome 3 is smoother and more imaginative as a GUI. But i really like Zorin OS's stability. Perhaps unbelievably every other Linux distro i have ever used has ended up crashing on me eventually.

  5. Albert
    May 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I use LinuxMint most of the time. Windows 7 came installed on my desktop so I split the hard drive and put Linux on it. I only operate Windows to keep it updated otherwise I use Mint for everything.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Dual booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu.

    Just got into Ubuntu myself, very accomodating OS.

  7. themainliner
    May 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I actually have choices. I have Windows XP Professional and & Ultimate, I do not currently have them installed. I prefer Linux and I have three flavours on my main PC currently: Linux Mint 11 'Katya'; ArchLinux; openSUSE 12.

  8. Aquadeo
    May 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Mac OSx - Lion
    Windows - XP, Vista, 7, & 8
    Linux - Ubuntu 12.4, Zorin

    I maintain several computers (mostly laptops) and find good and bad about each operating system. I'm having a little trouble getting familiar with Windows 8 but I guess that will come eventually. Otherwise, I really like all of them but have really fallen in love with Zorin.

  9. Sherry
    May 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    dual boot: linux/windows7 Hate windows but this new computer doesn't play well with linux, so I have to go to windows to complete some tasks. (computer will be replaced when I can afford it!)

  10. Chris Lamke
    May 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I use Windows and Linux at work and Windows and OS-X at home.

  11. Jim
    May 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Windows 7 and Fedora 16. Learning Linux.

  12. Ben
    May 25, 2012 at 5:51 am

    OS X Lion
    Windows 7
    Ubuntu 12.04

    My time is split fairly evenly across OS X and Windows, with OS X housing more of my personal files and Windows more of school and work.
    Ubuntu is mostly just to experiment with, though it has saved me when my OS X and Windows installations become unusable (for various reasons).

    This is officially multiboot; not the use of virtual machines.

  13. kitcarson61
    May 25, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Wife's netbook (Acer Aspire 510A) dual boots Windoze XP and Mint 10 LXDE. She hasn't used Windoze in over a year.
    Son's laptop dual boots Windoze 7 and Pinguy. He's booted into Windoze three times in the last year, but he couldn't tell me why.
    My 10 year old cheapo eMachines desktop runs Ubuntu 9.10 flawlessly on the main harddrive with the second harddrive used for playing with everything else that old (but working just fine) piece of junk will handle. Right now, I'm really liking "Legacy OS", but have played with most of the i386 distros listed on Distrowatch.

  14. amayer
    May 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I use Ubuntu on my laptop and desktop.
    My home network server runs Debian for local php and web developement.

  15. Thane Armbruster
    May 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    windows 8 dual booted with windows 7

  16. ed glaser
    May 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I use Arch Linux on my desktop and laptops, exclusively!

  17. Justin
    May 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Windows offers customization for power users like me. Mac OS X does not offer that.

    • Ben
      May 25, 2012 at 6:11 am

      Customization? I know Lion offers less in the way of customization (of Finder and the general look of things), but the shell (terminal) is still a powerful tool.

      I guess I'm curious what customization you're referring to, because I'd like to see your perspective.

      • Justin
        May 27, 2012 at 7:38 am

        Hardware customization and a wider array off apps offered. Though I use OS X in school.

  18. Akshay
    May 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Quad boot: Ubuntu 11.10 (upgrading soon), Windows 7, Windows 8 and Arch Linux.
    Love 'em all :P

  19. Akshay
    May 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Quad boot: Ubuntu 11.10 (upgrading soon), Windows 7, Windows 8 and Arch Linux.
    Love 'em all :P

  20. Vipul Jain
    May 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Awaiting my own laptop, to try out Linux.
    Since i am on Home-pc, windows HAS TO prevail.. v_v

  21. BillybobT
    May 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I love Linux Mint 12 using the Cinnamon desktop. I dual boot with other linux systems to try them out and I also have Windows 7 on the VERY RARE occasion that I need it for something that doesn't work in a virtual machine or WINE.

  22. Ray
    May 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    OS X on iMac
    Fuduntu (Linux) on netbook

  23. utopia_land
    May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I personally think that "most" of Mac users are so tech illiterate, that they don't check websites like MUO. That is why so far Linux is the second place in the poll. And even Dual boot is third. This is my personal opinion (like the 90% opinion articles of muo that goes on nerves.)
    I personally have Xubuntu 11.10 on my laptop and a virtual windows XP on top, so that I can use engineering commercial software. My wife has Linux Mint debian on her laptop. In general we love linux, hate apple, and are forced to use Windows from time to time (but don't hate it because it has done so much for humanity).

    A message to MUO: Please accept this fact that a lot of your readers are Linux users, and publish more about it.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      We're aware that there are lots of Linux users among our readers. The fact that you don't see a huge amount of Linux articles is because not many of the staff actually use Linux. Naturally, only Linux users write about Linux, and those that use it write about it pretty often.

      I actually think there are more Linux articles than Mac articles, but being a Windows user myself I can't say for sure. :)

  24. Joe Johaneman
    May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    All 3. :-) I dual boot Windows and OS X on my iMac, and I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.

    I'm going to be building a cluster running Linux pretty soon. (I have a legitimate reason for owning a cluster. It's for college).

  25. cool
    May 22, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I use dual-boot ubuntu and windows 7...

  26. John Sawatzky
    May 22, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Technically I have a dual boot, but I never bother going to the Ubuntu side so I went ahead and only answered "Windows". I for one find that Windows serves my needs just nicely, even though I could be described as a "power user".

  27. Tony C.
    May 22, 2012 at 2:27 am my winXP

  28. Tom Pullen
    May 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I run Mac OS X, with Ubuntu on a virtual machine. I'm considering running strictly Ubuntu on my next computer, but I'm undecided. The reason I have Ubuntu right now is to run kdenlive, which is open source video editing. I tried the version for Mac, but it constantly crashes.

  29. Kevin
    May 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    OS X (Lion), Win 7 64-bit, Ubuntu - on a MacBook Pro.

  30. Patrik Strömberg
    May 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I switch between 3 OS:s.. Mac OsX (Snow Leopard 7.6.x), Windows (Xp and 7) and Linux (Mint).

    Reason: I am an all-eater when it comes to computers and I want to keep up with the major trio....

  31. Greg
    May 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I'm using Linux Mint, my favorite OS
    Although I'm thinking of moving to Pear Linux, I love the way the Imac OS looks (what Pear looks like)

  32. Collin
    May 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I use Windows 7 as my primary OS because I have a large Steam library. I also have Ubuntu installed but I don't use it because I can't get it to use the integrated graphics card on my laptop, so it drains my battery.

  33. Ruben
    May 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Arch Linux: I use this as my main OS. I use it for everything, except for gaming of course.
    Windows 7: I only use it for gaming. I also do some simple things here too which I can do while gaming, like reading mails and RSS feeds.
    Windows XP: to play older games, the only game I play here is Battlefield 2 though.
    Fedora: The first Linux OS I ever tried, I'm too attracted to it to remove it ^^. Right now I mainly use it as a back up OS in case something goes wrong with Arch Linux. I run a very minimal Arch setup, no desktop environment. So if I type 1 letter wrong in a config file or forget 1 bracket, I might be unable to boot it.
    FreeBSD: I installed this just out of curiosity, I never use it anymore and never took the time to remove it.

    A couple of weeks ago I found a guide on how to make Fedora boot within 2 seconds. I'll try that out, maybe that will convince me to use Fedora again.

  34. Anomaly
    May 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I use Windows, Mac, and Linux. I also use several versions of each. Windows 7, Vista, and XP; Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and several different DE in each.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      That's a lot of operating systems. Do you actually use all of them? What do you use them for?

      • Anomaly
        May 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        Yes I use them all but XP and Vista not very much any more. They are on older machines.

        I just like learning all the different OS's and the ins and outs of each. It's sort of a hobby of mine. I use a crap load of browsers to on all these different OS's for the same reason..

        If I had to choose one only it would be Linux, either Ubuntu with Gnome 3 Shell or Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desk top environment.

  35. Dante
    May 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    OS X & Fedora

  36. Mohan
    May 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Ubuntu on my desktop and laptop.

  37. Simen Burud
    May 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Triple-booting Windows 7&8 and Ubuntu.
    If anyone are considering this combination, be warned: Windows 7&8 are replacing each other's bootloaders every boot and Windows 8 gives Ubuntu disk errors after running (fixed by pressing f on the keyboard when the boot stops).
    Since the core of the problem is Windows 8, I'll probably remove it and go back to Ubuntu and Windows 7 "only".

  38. Alan Wade
    May 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I have only ever used Windows from version 3.0 upwards, the alternatives sound interesting but at the moment I am dual booting Win 7 and 8 so dont have the urge to try anything else.
    I keep promising my self that my next PC will be a Mac but never got around to it.

  39. Jonas Platte
    May 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Using Linux (Ubuntu) mainly, but for some things (at the moment only an IDE that I use for debugging if I fail with other methods) I do in my Win7 VM.

  40. Bart
    May 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12

  41. Laga Mahesa
    May 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I dual boot Windows 7 and OSX, a la Hackintosh. I used to be a 'nix head, breaking my skull with Gentoo, until I discovered the fact that all things I loved about linux were part of OSX and its BSD heritage. So I dumped linux and am now waiting for the next Macbook refresh to buy one, so that Windows can be the secondary OS instead of the primary.

  42. Franc
    May 21, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Win7(Primary), Win8 CP and Ubuntu 12.04
    ... new to Linux and am loving it, will stick wit for a long tym.
    Win8 is good, waiting to see changes made on the release candidate come early june.
    running all 3 OSes on an acer aspire 5741G, corei3-330m proccessor wit 4gb Ram.

  43. Jef
    May 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

    desktop: dual boot Xubuntu/Arch Linux
    laptop: dual boot Xubuntu/Windows 7

    I use Xubuntu as my primary OS because it simply works and is free and open source. The laptop came with Windows 7 and I log on periodically to keep it updated and virus and malware definitions updated, but I actually do my computing with Xubuntu.

    • Trevor L
      May 21, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Curious as to why you dual boot Xubuntu and Arch on your desktop? Is it because of Xfce or because of apt?

      • Jef
        May 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

        Xubuntu for day-to-day computing because I am accustomed to and like Xfce and apt. I installed Arch to play with because I enjoy experimenting. ;)

  44. Trevor L
    May 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Arch Linux and Windows 7

  45. Bob Lucore
    May 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Ubuntu and Windows 7

  46. curts
    May 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Work: Windows7, plus a VM to run Ubuntu 10.04 and other distros as needed.
    Home: Dual-boot:
    - WinXP for old games, proprietary scanner software, maintaining hand-held devices using proprietary software (e.g. satnav, Symbian-based phone),
    - Ubuntu for everything else.

  47. Thomas
    May 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Windows 7 :)

  48. carie
    May 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I have used different OS but at the end of the day I keep coming back to windows which I have decided I actually like the most. It is not perfect, but none are.

  49. Mark
    May 21, 2012 at 8:23 am

    LinuxMint 11 on an old laptop and my 2 new PC's. Tried a few other distro's after finally ditching Windows, but stick with LinuxMint since LM9.

    Ubuntu Server12.04 on an old pc serving as home media server.

  50. tlinsley
    May 21, 2012 at 8:01 am

    At work: Ubuntu 10.10 native and WinXP in a vm.

    At home: CrunchBang Linux all the way!

  51. nuXNub
    May 21, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Am dual booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint.

    Windows because that's what I started my computer life with and for work related uses.

    Linux because that's what I'm learning and hope to replace my use of Windows with.

  52. shadowsbescary
    May 21, 2012 at 7:08 am

    windows and ubuntu

    May 21, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I have using both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (as virtual).

  54. Ben
    May 21, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Dual boot Linux and Windows only because sometimes I have no choice but to use windows though I find that is becoming less and less.

  55. tusharvikky
    May 21, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Microsoft Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04

  56. RidiculouStuff
    May 21, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a new desktop and my laptop and run Lubuntu 12.04 on my 12 year old desktop (otherwise unusable with Windows). Prefer to use Linux but am still new to it so I have to boot into Windows every now and again when I can't out how to do something in Linux.

  57. Himanshu Singla
    May 21, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I use vm ware software on windows vista and then virtually use linux.

  58. Gadget Man
    May 21, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Using Linux Mint 12 on my main laptop just recently and as long time Windows should have switched to Linux a long time ago.

  59. Jim Zack
    May 21, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

  60. davnel
    May 21, 2012 at 4:20 am

    My boot drive is a plug-in. I have boot disks for Win 7 Ult, Win XP Pro, Linux Mint 12, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu Studio 12.04, and Free Dos. All except Free Dos are both 32-bit and 64-bit duals.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:32 am

      That's a lot of operating systems!

  61. Papa Tony
    May 21, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I like to use Lubuntu and install only the programs that I wish to use. I am so glad that I no longer have to decrapify windows or mess with antivirus and the dumb windows registry. I have an interesting way of installing Lubuntu: First I install Ubuntu LTS server base only edition and then login my user name and password. Then I type:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and confirm to proceed.
    If I need to try other linux distros I install them in VirtualBox virtual machines.

  62. Melvin
    May 21, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I don't know if you guys are aware, but the poll doesn't appear on mobile devices. At least on my Galaxy S2 running CM9 I can't see the poll. Also the commenting system is broken on mobile devices, you should take a look at it.

    So to say something about the poll. I use Ubuntu on my laptop.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:30 am

      Thanks Melvin, I just checked this on my husband's Galaxy S2 which is also running Resurrection Remix ROM and it worked fine using Dolphin browser. I also checked it on my Acer Liquid E running plain Froyo with the default browser and it appeared correctly.

      Which browser are you using on your phone?

      • Melvin
        May 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

        I'm running Chrome and ICS Browser+.

        Today it's working fine. Last night I changed the browser UA to desktop because I couldn't see the poll and was trying changing the UA to see it but couldn't. Next time I'll remember to change the UA back to Android. :)

  63. Denis Paley
    May 21, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I use Windows 7 as my main OS but I dual_boot with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise). I also have Windows 8, Linux Mint and Windows XP as Virtual machines. I like to play around with different OS's and in this day and age it is so easy to do.

  64. Microbuntu
    May 21, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Tri-boot Win 7, OSx, Ubuntu 10.10.
    Win 7 + Ubuntu in a VM primarily.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:24 am

      Just curious, which computer do you have running all those? Is it a Mac or a PC?

      • Microbuntu
        May 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

        well its definitely not a Mac ;)

  65. David
    May 21, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Windows 7 at home and the office. I also have a Linux box (Vector) for playing around. My netbook is running Xubuntu. My son has an old Mac laptop.

    Even with all the variety, Windows continues to dominate for ease of use and global compatibility.

  66. Bruce Epper
    May 21, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Multi-boot system with Win 7 Ultimate as primary, Win 8 CP (native VHD boot), Vista Ultimate, XP, UbuntuStudio 11.10, Mint 12, and Fedora 16. I can also boot into 7 other native VHD Win 7 environments (set up for testing software and recovery images).

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Wow, that's impressive! I'm guessing you need all the different OSes for software testing?

      • Bruce Epper
        May 21, 2012 at 6:33 am

        The testing I do on this machine are only done with Win 7 in the VHDs and Win 8 CP. UbuntuStudio is for multimedia editing and audio recording. The others are just to play around in and relearn a lot of things. With the last regular job I had, it was almost exclusively Windows environments with the exception of Red Hat 5 that I used on a laptop as a network protocol analyzer and packet capture system to diagnose network problems. My last year there I was also working on a Solaris/SunOS 8 server cluster housing the Oracle 8i databases for the ERP system. That was a decade ago and I have been back to almost exclusive Windows support and usage, so I need my playgrounds to relearn what I have forgotten and get caught up with what is new. I hope to start with some simple development work on Linux about the middle of next year, so I have to cram as much as I can now.

        • Yaara Lancet
          May 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

          That's fascinating, I wish I had the will to work on so many different OSes just to learn things. Good luck!

    • Erez Zukerman
      May 21, 2012 at 6:42 am

      Wow, I just learned about native VHD booting, and it's pretty fascinating actually. I never knew that's an option (I use VirtualBox for virtualization and run my VMs inside Win7).

      Can you point me to a good how-to showing how to set things up on Win7 for native VHD booting?

      EDIT: Found this TechNet how-to:

      • Bruce Epper
        May 22, 2012 at 4:16 am

        If you do any kind of software testing or evaluation in Win7, the VHD boot option makes things so much easier.

        For example, I have 2 base VHDs, one for 32-bit and the other is a 64-bit installation. I keep them updated with the current patches. It is only the OS with all patches, nothing else at all (not even MSE). The only time I boot into them is to apply new patches after I have downloaded them and unplugged from the network.

        Next, I took both of those VHDs and made a copy of them for my base test environments. The only difference with these is an installation of CCleaner, various debuggers, an a couple of gadgets to watch processor/memory usage, network usage and primary drive usage. These are also updated in the same manner as my base VHDs.

        All 4 of these environments are then copied to a separate external hard drive manually (instead of being done as part of my automatic backup processes) and they are only copied again after being patched each month.

        Now, when I am starting a new software test session, I just make a copy of the environment I need and use EasyBCD to put an entry into the boot list. This saves time instead of going through a build process each time I need a new one and it is already activated so I don't need to call MS to activate each new VHD.

        • Erez Zukerman
          May 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

          I'm not sure I'm following your explanation about the update process:

          If you have a VHD image, why not load it into a VM running inside Win7 when you want to update it, and only boot to it when you want to work with it?

          I have a VirtualBox VM running Win7 for testing here. I do have MSE installed on it, and to keep it updated, I just boot it every night as a scheduled task, and shut it down in the morning (so Windows Update runs overnight and it stays updated). Then, when I need to test something, I just create a linked VirtualBox clone and use that.

          It's a nice system, but not like booting into the VHD. So I was wondering if I could combine that -and- booting.

        • Bruce Epper
          May 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

          By doing a native VHD boot, you are running on the hardware, not virtualized hardware. I haven't tried it, but because of the hardware-specific drivers, it may not run at all under a VM that supports the file format. After all, these virtualized envrionments do no allow direct access to the hardware and in most cases do not emulate the same video card or other hardware in your computer. These driver conflicts may stop the VM from running. And if you need to update your video card or other hardware drivers, it needs to be able to access the hardware itself. Most driver installs simply fail if they do not see a supported device that requires the update.

  67. VArun
    May 21, 2012 at 2:40 am

    i hav a dual boot wid windows and linux(ubuntu).

  68. Garey Boone
    May 21, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Windows 7 & Zorin OS

  69. VArun
    May 21, 2012 at 2:39 am

    I hav adual boot wid Windows and Linux(Ubuntu).

  70. Rahul Kumar
    May 21, 2012 at 2:35 am

    I use dual boot, windows 8 + ubuntu 11.04

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Nice, what do you think about Windows 8?

  71. Bobby
    May 21, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I use Mac OS X Lion. I switched from Windows 7 back in November of 2011. LOVE IT.

  72. MarioMaster100
    May 21, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I dual boot with windows7 and crunchbang linux which is a debian based distro. Windows for only windows stuff I need and games and linux for everything else, best of both worlds, though I've been spending more time in the linux end :)

  73. Rob
    May 21, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I am using Kubuntu on all computers, I also use Puppy Linux from a CD.

    I switched from Windows a couple of years ago, after being annoyed with Vista, XP was not so bad, but Linux has everything I need or want and it runs a lot better then Windows XP ever did, I can do a lot more it is less resource hungry, so it runs smoother, and its much prettier, KDE is my favorite for that.

    After reading reviews about Windows 8, I think Linux is the way to go, I don't see myself looking back.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:20 am

      I hated Windows XP and refused to switch to it from 2000. I do like Windows 7 though, I think it's the best Windows version they've made so far.

      If Windows 8 sucks badly, there's always Linux, I guess :)

  74. Terry
    May 21, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I use Linux Mint 11 with the Panel on the top and Cairo Dock at the bottom. It has the look and feel of both Windows and Mac OS X at the same time. Fast and solid plus the Linux end user license agreements grant me rights that result in peace of mind security and freedom. I use and support many different operating systems including Windows and Mac OS but this is my preference to use.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:18 am

      Interesting choice, thanks!

  75. Gideon P
    May 21, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Currently Ubuntu just to try it out, not liking it and alreayd encountered several problems which would've been easy to diagnose and fix under Windows for me but had to ask around in forums for this. I do really like Unity and the general GUI look and feel.

    But I voted Windows because that's what I'll be going back to.

    Once Haiku OS (www. comes out of Alpha I will probably be switching to that. It's sort of a reboot/revival of BeOS and I really love their OS philosophy.

  76. Jon
    May 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Dual boot windows 7, windows 8 consumer preview, and ubuntu 12.04. Loving all 3.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:17 am

      Triple boot! Awesome. :) It's nice to hear something positive about Windows 8...

  77. Alonso Vega
    May 21, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Microsoft Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04

  78. RCBNeto
    May 21, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I've been using Linux for 2 years or so. I have both Debian (netbook) and Ubuntu (desktop). I used Windows for over 12 years (since the version 3.1).. got tired of it, I guess. Then, I decided to try linux and it was all that I was looking for.

    • iStoopKid
      May 21, 2012 at 1:05 am


    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:17 am

      Just curious, did you ever get to work with Windows 7 before the switch? I'm asking because I grew up with a Mac, and started using Windows when Windows 95 came out. I hated Windows, and the only version I sort of liked was 2000, which I stuck to even when it wasn't supported anymore.

      But Windows 7 changed that, I really like this OS, and for the first time I no longer think of switching.

      • RCBNeto
        May 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Nope! not before the switch. I had a chance to work with it months ago when I traveled to my parents house. As I didn't take my netbook with me I spent 2 weeks using Windows 7. I did hear there were lots of improvements and saw some of them, but I confess I missed Linux. I am already used to it.

  79. Brian
    May 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Windows 7 at home. Vista at work.

    Where's the poll for voting?

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:15 am

      It's right there in the post. If you can't see it, maybe try refreshing the page, clearing cache or using a different browser.

      I see it there now as we speak. :)

    • Jonas Platte
      May 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Could be that you're using Ghostery or something similar. If so, unblock "Polldaddy"

      • Yaara Lancet
        May 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        Thanks Jonas, definitely an option.

        • Brian
          May 22, 2012 at 1:10 am

          HTTPS Everywhere doesn't like the poll.

        • Yaara Lancet
          May 22, 2012 at 6:10 am

          Hmmm, well, the poll is a script, that might be the reason it doesn't like it.

        • Brian
          May 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm

          Polldaddy (as mentioned by Jonas) was an option in HTTPS Everywhere, so I was able to disable it. Thanks!

  80. dani
    May 21, 2012 at 12:33 am

    ubuntu and windows

  81. dew
    May 21, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Debian, on desk- and laptops and also in work. Open- and FreeBSD for some tasks.
    Why deviate from the best systems available? :)

  82. Glen
    May 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I made the mistake of putting Windows 8 on my laptop, don't like it....much prefer Windows 7

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 21, 2012 at 6:13 am

      I was considering doing that but decided not to since I have no other computer.. why not go back to 7?

  83. infmom
    May 20, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I use both Windows and Mac.

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