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Poll: What kind of operating system are you using? (43 member(s) have cast votes)

What kind of operating system are you using?

  1. Linux (11 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. Windows (31 votes [56.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.36%

  3. MacOS (11 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. others (2 votes [3.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

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#1 dersven

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:41 AM

Hi.
I was just interested what kind of operating system people are using.
I just heard that MacOS is very popular in the US, und in germany biologists are to lazy to get rid of windows,...

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:04 AM

hi dersven,
i predict most people will be using windows, since it is the os installed by default in most computers. macosx is pretty but expensive, and linux can be pretty but it's not widespread. i've seen mainly postdocs using macs.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:11 AM

Here in Quebec (Canada), almost every PI are using Macs. Sexier of course, and as they claim, more effective and working a lot better than Windows. But they all have problem when talk-time arrives :)

I use Windows!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:14 AM

Windows....used to it since ages....so it is some kind of habit; used to the problems it brings along and developed avoidance strategies :)
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:31 AM

i use both macosx and windows (nt4, 2kpro, xppro, vista).

macosx and vista at home, others at work.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

i use both macosx and windows (nt4, 2kpro, xppro, vista).

macosx and vista at home, others at work.

Windows but only because I'm used to it. Linux will be the replacement for the future.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:59 PM

i use both macosx and windows (nt4, 2kpro, xppro, vista).

macosx and vista at home, others at work.

Windows but only because I'm used to it. Linux will be the replacement for the future.

awning, casement, gliding or french? really operatable....I just got Vista and we're still in ' the staring at each other stage'..:lol:..and MacOS is sexier?

- just for comic relief, dersven.....I'm the forum's non-nerd......
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:04 PM

i use both macosx and windows (nt4, 2kpro, xppro, vista).

macosx and vista at home, others at work.

Windows but only because I'm used to it. Linux will be the replacement for the future.

awning, casement, gliding or french? really operatable....I just got Vista and we're still in ' the staring at each other stage'..:lol:..and MacOS is sexier?

- just for comic relief, dersven.....I'm the forum's non-nerd......

OMG a LUSER :P
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...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#9 casandra

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:24 PM

i use both macosx and windows (nt4, 2kpro, xppro, vista).

macosx and vista at home, others at work.

Windows but only because I'm used to it. Linux will be the replacement for the future.

awning, casement, gliding or french? really operatable....I just got Vista and we're still in ' the staring at each other stage'..:P..and MacOS is sexier?

- just for comic relief, dersven.....I'm the forum's non-nerd......

OMG a LUSER :P

OMG..I had to google this acronym :lol: ...I'd call you a BOFH but although the B, F and H are befitting- luckily you're not an operator :) ..also just a user like me....so you're BUFH....

Btw, here's a profound philosophical question:

Why is it only drug dealers and software developers call their clients 'users'?


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#10 Wolverena

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:43 PM

Hi.
I was just interested what kind of operating system people are using.
I just heard that MacOS is very popular in the US, und in germany biologists are to lazy to get rid of windows,...

cu


I converted from Windows to Mac about 3 years ago and love it. And the change wasn't very difficult at all. I would never switch back to a PC unless I need to for certain programs. Although Macs are a bit more expensive, for me, it's worth it.

I don't think that German biologists are necessarily lazy (in regards to Windows)....the exposure to Windows (and the market) is much bigger there than in the US (as far as I remember). I never considered owning a Mac while I was living in Germany.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:35 PM

Hi.
I was just interested what kind of operating system people are using.
I just heard that MacOS is very popular in the US, und in germany biologists are to lazy to get rid of windows,...

cu


I converted from Windows to Mac about 3 years ago and love it. And the change wasn't very difficult at all. I would never switch back to a PC unless I need to for certain programs. Although Macs are a bit more expensive, for me, it's worth it.

I don't think that German biologists are necessarily lazy (in regards to Windows)....the exposure to Windows (and the market) is much bigger there than in the US (as far as I remember). I never considered owning a Mac while I was living in Germany.



Windows in work and MacOS at home, I didn't vote since you can't choose 2 :lol:
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:52 PM

your resident technoidiot,

casandra


Same here...

Minnie can't even turn on a Mac computer, nor delete a file in MacOS. :lol:

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:11 PM

But they all have problem when talk-time arrives :P

Perhaps the issue is more with the IT setup. The two institutes in our little precinct happily run both mac and Wintel, but the PC people have problems than the Mac people (I'm for Mac!); it's rare to see the BSOD (blue screen of death for casandra :lol: ) with the macs.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:34 PM

There are fewer viruses for MacOS than window.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:22 PM

Too bad you can't choose more than one OS -- at home, I have XP on four machines, Linux on two machines, and Vista on one, and I have two XP and two Linux at the lab. Mac's OS is essentially Linux (well, Unix actually) with a pretty GUI...




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