(Solved) - Which operating system do geeks prefer?(50 posts)
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I mainly use Windows 7 but I am starting to venture into the world that is Linux. At the moment I am seeing what distribution I like best.
I currently have Linux Mint installed on my home PC.
My school has Ubuntu installed on the netbooks and I like what I am able to get into on them. The account students have to use are non admin for obvious reasons.
So far I'm liking Linux Mint the best. I am going to try Kubuntu next.
People like to travel the path of least resistance and that's why Windows is number one! Linux needs .exe files, or similar, to have any hope of grabbing more market share but it won't be allowed because it makes the system more vulnerable...that's why you can't just get stuff and run it.
John, you're giving your age away. ; )
I went from my Commodore 64 to mainframe terminals at work (the "software) was preset for us for data retrieval only), NT at work, then XP, first at work, then at home. I liked the mainframe terminal keyboards (nothing else). NT was a dozer. Eventually liked XP. Skipped Vista for good reason. Loved Win7 from the word go when I first got it last summer (still learning to use it). Have no intention of using Win8.
But, then again, I'm not exactly a geek (not even a wannabe).
Vista was a resource hog, klunky to use, and many programs and hardware wouldn't work on it (the latter was it's biggest sin for me—I would have had to replace a scanner, laser printer, and an expensive music notation program—although, supposedly, much of the other two sins had been corrected by SP1).
If you are happy with Vista, then stay with it (like I did with XP; I've only recently started using Win7); there's nothing wrong with that. EOL for Vista isn't until 4/11/2017 so you have some breathing room.
"...what does Granny know?" More than I do!
Vista was sound when I had it reliability and function-wise. It's just a bit slower than W7 overall...only bad running on a gig ram or less. When Vista came out it was too often rolled out with systems that only had 1 gig ram and that was too low for it and hence gave it a bad rep. W7 has not suffered this because 2 gig is the minimum now in a budget system which is fine.
That's the crux of why Vista failed so spectacularly imo. 2gig hadn't become the budget-system standard when Vista came out. Remember, it was coming from XP where a gig was plenty and vendors didn't catch on and adapt quick enough to the heavier memory requirements of the then new Vista.