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What is your favorite OS?


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#25 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:43 AM

You can download vmware images from Virtual Appliance Marketplace, Virtual Appliances, VMware Appliance - VMware for free. These are pre-installed/configured images. Here is ReactOS (although the version is a bit old) ReactOS

Directly on ReactOS website they have a vmware image of their latest version:
Download - ReactOS Website

Preloaded on a VMware virtual machine
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#26 G_Morgan

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:01 AM

Well I tried installing that on a Virtual PC, maybe thats the problem?


That would indeed be your problem. VMware is pretty much the standard for virtualisation so driver support is far more likely there. All the VMware devices have extensive FOSS drivers so porting to things like ReactOS is much simpler (AFAIK the Virtual PC devices are not properly documented).
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:51 AM

I prefer Windows XP Pro because it has IIS in it. :)

I don't have Windows XP pro though, I have windows xp home :P



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Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:30 PM

My favorite OS is not the same as the OS i use.

My favorite OS of all time is W2k Advanced Server. I had an uptime of over 3 ½ years on my server, and no other OS i have ever used have even been close to that. I don't doubt that other OS'es can beat it though, it's just that I can't configure them correctly.

At the moment I use Windows XP (in classic w2k-look mode of course, I don't like Windows for Teletubbies) and Ubuntu linux on my laptop and one of my stationarys. My old 'puter for bookkeeping and bills are running Windows 98, but that's just because it's way to old to run anything else. It barely manages windows 98.

I have a new laptop awaiting my arrival to Miami on sunday, and it's ofc preloaded with Vista, and that scares me. Do Vista have a "classic look mode"? I guess I'm a bit..conservative..Kept using dos primarly even when I had windows 95. I did still look at windows as an application, not the OS.
With windows 98, I was of course forced to start using windows more.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:28 AM

My favorite OS is not the same as the OS i use.

My favorite OS of all time is W2k Advanced Server. I had an uptime of over 3 ½ years on my server, and no other OS i have ever used have even been close to that. I don't doubt that other OS'es can beat it though, it's just that I can't configure them correctly.


3.5 years on W2k! Did you run the monthly updates that demand restarts?
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:33 AM

3.5 years on W2k! Did you run the monthly updates that demand restarts?


No. To be honest, the copy I was using wasn't really a licensed copy, so I never even tried to update it.

Although, 3½ years might sound more impressive than it is, but you gotta remember that it was my "server", and not really a very busy server.

But I almost would like to revert back to W2k, but I think I won't :)
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:40 AM

No. To be honest, the copy I was using wasn't really a licensed copy, so I never even tried to update it.

Although, 3½ years might sound more impressive than it is, but you gotta remember that it was my "server", and not really a very busy server.

But I almost would like to revert back to W2k, but I think I won't :)


Ah, a local server. Windows servers are fine for running on a local system hidden safely behind a firewall. I wouldn't put one live on the internet though.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 04:22 AM

suse linux is great!and check the project playonlinux. Its python based and lets users play win games on linux.
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:39 AM

SUSE Linux (easy to install and nice OS)
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