what os do you use(16 posts)
A lot of the eye candy like the rotating cube are all Compiz.
Compiz can be used with gnome and kde.
Gnome and kde are what is called a "Desktop Environment".
A Desktop Environment is the functionally and looks of the GUI like the Desktop, Taskbar, File Manager, File Dialogs, Control Panels, etc.
So far I think KDE is more like Windows and has extra nice functions.
And gnome is like OS X with the simple design and top menu bar.
As for my OS on my main computer here what I have used before in order, though various computers I had:
Windows 3.1 - 486DX, I think it was taken to the dump
Windows 95 - Pentium, Not sure where it went
Windows 98 - Pentium ?, See Next
Windows 98SE - Same, Think I give to neighbor
Windows ME - Pentium 4 2.4Ghz, See Next
Windows XP - Same, old desktop I use as a test/guest machine now
Windows XP - Pentium 4 3.06Ghz, See Next
Windows XP/Gentoo Linux Dual Boot - Same, installed Gentoo Linux after a friend bugged me to try it, Also a laptop I'm still using
Windows Vista - Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, See Next
Windows Vista/Gentoo Linux Dual Boot - Same, currently using
For the past couple weeks I've had Gentoo Linux running instead of Windows Vista.
So far I can't really decide which I like better.
Thus far I've been able to run both Windows Vista and Windows XP in Virtual Machines so I still can use both.
I also have Gentoo Linux on my file server and media center.
I like the control I have with Gentoo Linux but not the fact that I have to set up everything from disc mounting to compiz.
Note: Post Edited Many Times, probably due to lack of preview button, hint hint :)
A preview button would be nice to have indeed.
I am using Vista 3 times - on 1 desktop and 2 laptops. One day I will experiment with Linux in a virtual machine (probably Ubuntu from all I hear). Never used anything prior to Vista (except occasionally when I help out friends with their XP's - hate it). Someone once gave me a 486 in 1991. Never touched it. It must still be sitting in the credenza of my old office. Back then I always thought PC's were for secretaries and worker bees. Interesting how times changed.
Now running: Vista Home Premium, XP Home SP2, XP MCE 2005.
Have previously run: Linux (Fedora Core, RHEL), Unix (AIX, BSDi), Windows (2000, NT, 9x, 3.x), OS/2 (just me?), MS DOS (3 - 6), AmigaOS, and whatever ran on systems before OS was specified (TI-99/4a, TRS-80)
Have dabbled with (used but not administered): Linux (various flavors), VM (IBM), OSF, RTOS, VAX/VMS (DEC), AppleDOS, and proprietary Linux kernels for embedded apps.
All-time Favorite: AmigaOS! Kickstart, anyone? Workbench, "Guru meditation" -- good times.
I have Vista Home Premium on my laptop! :D
have previously had:
Win XP Home Edition (current pc)
Win 98 too
Regarding the 'preview' button suggested, what's the point? Why don't you just scroll up and read what you have written? Also it makes posting something take longer and be more annnoying
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