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Last week we asked you which operating system you are using on your computer Which Operating System Are You Using On Your Computer? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Operating System Are You Using On Your Computer? [MakeUseOf Poll] 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... Read More . We got a great response, and with over 1500 votes, we can (almost) safely say that Windows is the most popular OS among MakeUseOf readers. But how did the other ones fare?

Out of 1,553 voters, the votes were divided as follows: 47% use Windows, 22% use Linux, 18% have dual boot, 12% use Mac OS X and 1% use a different operating system.

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

While Windows wins the most popular OS prize in this poll, Linux takes the very respectable second place. According to the comments, most dual boot systems include Linux as well, so it’s even more popular than it seems.


This week’s poll question is: Will You Be Buying Facebook Shares?

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In case you missed it, Facebook went public last week, with shares starting at $38 a piece. Since then, the price has been dropping rapidly, but many believe this is only the beginning, and that we’ll see a significant increase in price in the future. Many people who’ve never bought shares before took a chance on Facebook, or plan to do so at some point in the future. Are you one of them?

What will make you buy Facebook shares? What are your reasons for not buying them? Tell us what you think below.

  1. David Dyki
    May 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Not until it drops to $5.00 a share.

  2. Scutterman
    May 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I plan on seeing what the price is when I get paid. I expect the price to keep falling for a while, but it may be a good long term investment.

  3. Sachin Kanchan
    May 28, 2012 at 5:42 am

    we all , and by that i mean, a majority of us know that zuckerberg stole the idea of "ConnectU" from the 'winklevoss' brothers at harvard to create the popular FB...

    just so you know the brothers did it again by founding ' Zurker '..

    a social networking site not so popular right now, and i know, with not a very appealing interface, but hey , they began the idea of owning shares of the networking site....following which Mark Zuckerberg too got the guts to try it with fb...

    the winklevoss say, you are not a user of zurker, rather a owner, owner of shares...
    go check it..

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

      As far as I know, Zurker has nothing to do with the Winkelvoss brothers, it's run by a guy named Nick Oba.

      Whether the idea is a good one or not, I'm not sure. I guess we'll have to see.

      • Sachin Kanchan
        May 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

        oh ! i am extremely sorry about that....but i remember about the winklevoss brothers linked to that in the article i read somewhere....
        but anyway thanx for the info

  4. Terry
    May 28, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I didn't buy stock and will not be buying. The share price was artificially inflated by information put out by one company as a tactic to keep a competitor from buying Facebook long before the public offering and the over inflated valuation remains today. I do not see the stock price adjusting to an amount directly reflective of the company revenue because of the personal affinity some users have for it. Also it is my personal belief that without changes in leadership and operating proceedures in the long term mistrust of the brand will continue to build and there will become a decrease in the user base once another service with a better reputation begins to take hold.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Thanks for this comment, it was an interesting read!

  5. John@EconEngineer
    May 28, 2012 at 3:13 am

    No. Will not be buying shares. I think the competition is too great in this field for FB to maintain it's valuation. I see something better coming along in the next few years for social activity. Particularly one (or some that integrate with eachother) that isn't so infringing on privacy and is just as "non techy for Mom".

  6. Achraf Almouloudi
    May 28, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Those are currently the best way to lose your money as the value just decrease by time and unless they do something really great they'll have big trouble to continue, by the way I would like to know if a company can get out of the market once it did IPO so it can only continue private .

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 28, 2012 at 9:05 am

      That's a good question, and I really don't know the answer. Seems logical that there is a way to pull out at some point, but I'm pretty sure you can't do it 2 weeks after going public...

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