What Operating System Do You Use?

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    About three months ago, I bought a Dell Precision laptop. It has two processors so I can run some special applications with some speed. But I told Dell I would only order the computer if it was shipped with Windows XP, not Vista. I had read so many negative reviews of Vista that I decided to stay away. Now this:

    and this:

    So what operating system do you use? Any Vista users? Is your PC now slower as claimed in the negative reviews?
     
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    I won't use Vista, one reason is most games are not tested to work on it and on the boards I go to all I read are horror stories of how NEW games will not run properly on Vista without major work by the owner. In some cases not at all.
     
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    Shogun your mail is full I can't send my reply.
     
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    Ok For Online games, especially well known heavily successful ones , they all maintain online forums. They will have a technical support section and may have a technical support by gamers section also.

    This will include a FAQ. Those FAQs are almost always up to date on current and old problems. But if you can not find the answer there they usually maintain a way to either email, online chat or call ( or all 3) the support section.

    A BIG fixer for freezes and blackouts are drivers. Not just video drivers but Audio as well and occasional other support items. Usually new drivers fix problems though occasionally a known problem will occur with a new driver and the FAQ will tell you to load a specific older driver.

    Usually these Online games also have links to needed drivers for the major companies.
     
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    The University of California refuses to introduce Vista on its networks. It only grudgingly supports Vista for students who have brought it with them to school.

    But Vista has been out for more than one year and even has a massive Service Pack recently released. Is it possible the Vista will bomb completely and that MS will have to introduce Windows 7 early to stop the market share bleeding to other operating systems? If so, Vista will have been a huge financial blunder costing MS we can only guess how much.
     
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    I'm now an Apple affaciando.

    It corrects problems on it's own, truly intuitive. I'll never return to pc's, which is what I learned computer jargon on.
     
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    Again, Apple has almost no games. No reason to own it at all.
     
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    I don't do games. ;)
     
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    I still use WinXP.

    Why f*ck with what works?
     
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    Linux - I finally settled on Ubuntu (running Gutsy Gibbon) after trying just about every Linux distro in existence at one time. It does make you work but at least you get full control over the OS. Support is very good, all you need to sort a problem out is Google.
     

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