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View Poll Results: Your 2021 Mainstream OS
Windows 10 12 36.36%
Windows 8/8.1 1 3.03%
Windows 7 10 30.30%
Windows Vista or older (to include XP, W2K,or older MS OS) 2 6.06%
Mac OS/OSX 2 6.06%
Some flavor of Linux (brag on your distro in a post) 6 18.18%
PC's are for old geezers, I don't use one anymore...I'm a phone monkey 0 0%
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:23 AM   #1
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As usual, vote the OS on whatever would be considered your 'main' system....we'll see how many Se7en users we've lost compared to last year...
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:41 AM   #2
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My primary OS at home is Windows7. At work is Windows10 and I am thinking of replacing it with Windows7.
I also found a way to activate Windows 10 offline.
Anything older than Windows7 does not support new software.
Also, Microsoft released WindowsServer HyperV only as a free software. No GUI, but newer client versions of Windows have integrated management consoles for this, so GUI is not required. You do not need any activation. I never expected that Microsoft will ever release anything as freebie.
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I have one copy of Win7 and now it's completely useless to me, I might well delete and reallocate it to...















Linux...

Odd that Wine works and Win7 does not, then again the particular windows software keeps updating and forces people to update their OS too *sigh*.

And hooray my win8 tablet lives again after apparently the PMIC got confused... crap design... Alas Linux support for the tablet last checked was pretty poor.
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Old 01-01-2021, 11:52 AM   #4
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I have one copy of Win7 and now it's completely useless to me, I might well delete and reallocate it to...
What is this software, if this is not a secret?
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:03 PM   #5
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Need an Option for other/mixed. Not counting officially retired/unusable systems:

Workstations (four of them, all dual Xeon or Opteron), Kitchen AIO, and work Laptop (Company Provided Latitude Rugged): windows 10
Main Laptop (Latitude E6430): Arch Linux + windows 7 x64
Travel Laptop (Thinkpad T440): Arch Linux (Posting from it!)
Spare laptop (Modded Asus X83V): Arch Linux + Windows 10
Spare laptop (Latitude D630): Arch Linux + Windows 7 x64 + Windows XP x32
Church AV laptop (Thinkpad T41): Windows 7 x64
Church AV Systems: (Acer Veriton for slideshows, a 2007 iMac for video, and a late model Powemac G5 for audio): Windows 10, Mac OSX El Captain, Mac OSX Leopard (respectively)
Bay Trail Tablets (Asus Transformer T200TA and an HP 8" ???): Modded Windows 8.1
Wife's Mostly Disused laptop (Dell inspiron 17" ???): Windows 7
Server: Debian Linux (CLI only)
Work VDI account: windows 7 (need to ask IT about upgrading it to 10).

Yep, one hot mess
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Need an Option for other/mixed.
Same, I voted Win-10 since my two most heavily used systems (New work laptop and Main personal laptop) are now on 10, but I have a mix of both 10 and 7 and some Linux as well.

New work laptop (HP Z-Book Studio G5): Windows 10 Enterprise.
Old work laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T450): Windows 7 Enterprise (with paid extended support, eventually I'm supposed to send this back in, but I still have it for certain programs pending some software issues on my new Laptop).
Main Personal Laptop (Dell Precision M4800): Windows 10 Professional.
Main Desktop (Custom Built, I7-4790 and GTX1070): Windows 7 Professional.
Personal Travel Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T430): Windows 7 Professional.
Secondary Desktop (Dell Precision T3500): Windows 7 Professional
Main (living room) Media Center (Custom Built, C2D E8500 and Radeon HD5830): Windows XP SP3
Secondary (master bedroom) Media Center (Dell OptiPlex 790 SFF): Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.


Of course I have more "experimental" and "retro" systems, but these are the ones used on a somewhat regular basis.

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Old 01-01-2021, 12:15 PM   #7
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bay trail lol. I have some fanless laptops that use that poor SOC
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bay trail lol. I have some fanless laptops that use that poor SOC
Compared to the older atoms, these actually kick ass. Quite capable chips actually.

That said, they'll likely be semi-retired now that I'm running a dedicated truck (travel) laptop. Not as powerful as my main laptop (can't really run minecraft), but slimmer and more streamlined. Bought it for peanuts off a buddy who was having a hard time flipping it (cosmetically skunked, but functional).
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Compared to the older atoms, these actually kick ass. Quite capable chips actually.
I have an atom N270 in a tiny Dell 10". Can't even do youtube with 480p
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I have an atom N270 in a tiny Dell 10". Can't even do youtube with 480p
The single core atoms where an absolute joke even when new (I remember selling new N270 powered Netbooks around 2010 when I worked in retail that were still running windows XP because they couldn't handle windows 7), the dual-core atoms were a slight improvement, but could still barely keep up with a 5 year old Celeron when they were new.
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the dual-core atoms were a slight improvement, but could still barely keep up with a 5 year old Celeron when they were new.
1.6Ghz Atoms are not that bad. But I have seen 0.9Ghz, which is the same as Pentium III and their Architecture is somewhat based on PentiumIII.
These were terrific, you cant even play Youtube video at 480p
I had one, for car diagnostics software. It was the only thing it can run properly. Maybe because the software was written for Windows98.
Intel Atom N270 at 1.6Ghz is significantly better than Intel Atom Z620 at 0.9Ghz.
Never liked NetBooks. Most had almost terrific hardware. 1-2GB RAM max and 0.9Ghz CPU. I had IBM x22 with 512MB SDRAM and 900mhz cpu.
15 years back it was not a bad machine for browsing the Internet. Now you need quad core machine with 4GB RAM to do it properly.
I still remember how I opened 50 tabs in Opera 10-12 without any lag with just 512MB RAM.

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I also have a mix.

Main desktop: Windows 10
"Good" laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad P53): Windows 10 (maybe Linux in the future)
POS laptop (Toshiba Satellite L750): Windows 7 and Lubuntu
Other POS laptop (HP Pavilion ze1210): Windows XP and some ancient version of Ubuntu
Other POS laptop (Gateway Solo 2500): Windows 98SE
Old desktop (upgraded Compaq Presario 2286): Windows 98 "First Edition"

I was going to give the Toshiba laptop to my mom because she asked me for advice on new laptops under $300. I think she would be better off with it if she doesn't want to spend more. When (or if) she actually claims it, I will be free of Windows 7.
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Main computer, Main Office Computer, the disk handler system/media player, and on-the-go laptop: Debian Testing
APCUPSD Server: Debian 10
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Need an Option for other/mixed. Not counting officially retired/unusable systems:

Main Laptop (Latitude E6430): Arch Linux + windows 7 x64
yeah i think the issue here is that some of us here have dual booting OSes on our main rigs, so what do we vote for if that is the case? the OS we use most often or the OS we use mainly on our main rigs?
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I mostly use windows 7, I have a hard drive with windows 10 which I swap in once in a while just to update it, which it is doing now (kb4592438) downloading and installing for the last 2 hours.( its at 47%) It still has kb4586876 pending. This is why I don't like windows 1.0
So I am using my trusty windows XP computer to enter this.

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I have a selection of systems here as well...
Main rendering and home desktop: win7
Surveillance system: win7 (isolated from the net)
Spare laptop: win8
Wife's laptop: win8
Ancient netbook: Q4OS
Main work machine: win10
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Both Ryzen rigs: Windows 10 2004

The socket 1366 rig, which of course has a first-gen Core i7: Windows 7 SP1
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My E7400 is still running Vista with good old Firefox 52.9.0 ESR.

The number of websites that still load on Firefox 52 is slowly diminishing.
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The number of websites that still load on Firefox 52 is slowly diminishing.
I have some sites, that load only on Firefox52.
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The number of websites that still load on Firefox 52 is slowly diminishing.
I've noticed this with 56.x ESR as well. Mostly banking and higher security sites.

FWIW, my main rig (office system) is still running W7. No plans to change that....it has so much crap on it that I use all the time, a migration would be a huge disaster.
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