What Windows Version Are You Running? [Poll]

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Last week’s poll asked you if you used Google Wave. There was a lot of hype after the invites started going out. Some of you said that you have not used it because you do not have an invite. I have 17 left in my account so if you want one, leave a comment with the email address you want to use and I will hook up the first 17.


Looking at the statistics from the poll we see that the majority of MakeUseOf readers tried it once but didn’t like it. That is 118 of the 465 votes or 25%. Second place and third place almost tied with I use it from time to time and I never used it. They had 106 and 105 votes respectively or 23% each. Fourth place found Google Wave to be too complicated with 92 votes or 20%. Last place was held by I use it on a regular basis with 44 or 9% of the vote.

It looks like Google Wave is not ready for prime time yet! It also does not seem to be threatening to take over the email business any time soon!

Check out the full responses from the poll below:

pollresp10   What Windows Version Are You Running? [Poll]

This weeks poll is asking you what Windows version you are running. Almost everyone I know (that are using Windows) is on Windows XP SP3. Some of them are dual booting Windows 7. I am still on XP myself and I also have a few Vista machines that need a upgrade to 7.

So what are you running? We want to know! Please answer the poll below:


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Mr. LOL

I’m using Win7 but voted Windows NT just to do it. Cause, that’s how I roll. Really, Windows NT and 95 shouldn’t even be on the list.

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Karl L. Gechlik

I have a client that still uses Windows 95 regularly and another office that uses NT4 strictly.

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mike w

server 2008

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Karl L. Gechlik

As your main OS? How is that working out for you?

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Kiril

I still have a coffee table running Windows 3.1.

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Robert_M

Pics or GTFO! No really, I think we all would like to see it :D

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Anonymous

Parents still have a functional windows 95 laptop lying around (doesn’t get used, and i think it had windows 3.1 originally), and another with a dead hard drive that ran windows 2000. We’ve got windows 7 on every computer that doesn’t have OSX or Linux on it, because of lovely academic discounts and free software.

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Will Robinson

I’m content with XP. Various companies I’ve worked for still use 98; UK’s Jobcentre included! Sad really. I only use XP because I know everything I own still works on it; Vista just p’d me off no end with ‘Did you mean to start this program?’ an ‘You appear to be using a graphically dependant program, themes will now be turned off’. I have a friends on Vista and they p me off with it constantly; compatabilty mode just makes me laugh (“,)

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Miguel

I’m in Lucid Lynx now. But, my windows 7 is rare to appear in my dual-boot config…

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aaron_ferguson

We have Win7 on all our machines at home now. XP was great for its time, but I hope to never have to use it again after getting used to a much nicer OS.

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Plat

XP does what I need my computer to do! I expect that with the next computer purchase I will use Windows 7.

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Anonymous

I keep using XP Pro on both machines I have running. I don’t want to take the time to upgrade or risk having to sink money into old machines just to upgrade to a different operating system.

I would like an invitation to Google Wave but don’t want to share my email address here. Can I send it to you?

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geekmama

I keep using XP Pro on both machines I have running. I don’t want to take the time to upgrade or risk having to sink money into old machines just to upgrade to a different operating system.

I would like an invitation to Google Wave but don’t want to share my email address here. Can I send it to you?

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Tron.H

I use XP pro. I expect that with my next computer purchase i will switch to windows 7.

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Tron.H

I use XP pro. I expect that with my next computer purchase i will switch to windows 7.

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Felix

In addition to my main computer’ I have an old one running win3.11 – It still works

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Mark O’Neill

I’m on Windows 7 but it is starting to annoy me as everything is always crashing. Then again, maybe it’s the actual hard drive so maybe I should consider buying a new one. Then again, I am more inclined to get a Mac if my girlfriend would agree to it.

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Elvin

Windows 7 FTW!. Didn’t used XP since beta version of Vista.

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Anonymous

I guess I’m to comfortable, if it ain’t broke – leave it be.!! XP-Pro and Windows 8 kept clean and optimized, still gives me some comfort that I am running the machine instead of visa-versa.

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Dmitriy

Windows 7 over XP now, Vista always would piss me off. I would like an invitation to Google Wave, my e-mail is throw_a@yahoo.com.

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Dakota Merasty

Windows XP right here. oh yeah

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Anonymous

I was looking for the “I try not to use Widows” option, but couldn’t find it. I am using both XP and ’98 at work, but we are supposed to be on 7 by November. With no training for the users. Or IT. I hate my job.

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Anonymous

Win XP is best till now. may b after sometime WIN7 takeover….

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Anonymous

I wouldn’t use windows if you paid me! (mac only)

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Anonymous

I use a very Secure and Stable version of “Windows”, called Xorg, along with KDE, (replacing the original X-Windows developed by MIT) on top of Debian Linux.

Symantec has stated that there may be more than 1,000,000 Windows based Malware to date, and my system is not susceptible to ANY of them!

From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7340315.stm

“Throughout 2007 Symantec detected more than 711,912 novel threats which brings the total number of malicious programs that the security firm’s anti-virus programs detect to 1,122,311.”

Linux and Open Source allow you to open doors to everyone, while giving every reason to close our “Windows”.

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rick_stanley

I use a very Secure and Stable version of “Windows”, called Xorg, along with KDE, (replacing the original X-Windows developed by MIT) on top of Debian Linux.

Symantec has stated that there may be more than 1,000,000 Windows based Malware to date, and my system is not susceptible to ANY of them!

From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/tec

“Throughout 2007 Symantec detected more than 711,912 novel threats which brings the total number of malicious programs that the security firm’s anti-virus programs detect to 1,122,311.”

Linux and Open Source allow you to open doors to everyone, while giving every reason to close our “Windows”.

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Anonymous

I am vista, could you please send me a google wave invite please? kate27moore@blueyonder.co.uk

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kiwikatie

I am vista, could you please send me a google wave invite please? kate27moore@blueyonder.co.uk

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Fred Belfitt

I have four computers here ….
I maintain them all.
My regular laptop uses XP Pro
I also use a netbook with XP home …. and I have recently installed Jolicloud (Linux) on it in a separate partition, I am still learning, at the beginning.

Of the other machines, one is a laptop with Vista
the other is a Desktop with Basic Vista.
I do sometimes “use” these machines …. I don’t get on with them too well. I would say that the reason is that I don’t use them, only rarely.

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Fred Belfitt

I have four computers here ….
I maintain them all.
My regular laptop uses XP Pro
I also use a netbook with XP home …. and I have recently installed Jolicloud (Linux) on it in a separate partition, I am still learning, at the beginning.

Of the other machines, one is a laptop with Vista
the other is a Desktop with Basic Vista.
I do sometimes “use” these machines …. I don’t get on with them too well. I would say that the reason is that I don’t use them, only rarely.

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David

I don’t use Windows. It is too buggy and and the new Windows 7 is a clone of Apple’s MAC OS 10. Why not just use an Apple machine.

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Sean

seanconnell89@gmail.com – Would like a google wave invite if you have any left

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Steven

I run windows xp on most of my computers, vista on one, 2000 on one, debian on one, ubuntu on one, and debian on my server