What's your favorite OS other than XP?

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    MelonChickens

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    The title is what it says. It also includes ANY OS that has ever existed and you have ever seen/tried and state why (if you want).

    Mine would be MS-DOS.
    I need no explanation because it's obvious why I chose it. Just look at what it did to computers!
     
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    I started with Ubuntu 8.??. Liked the gui. At about 12.x radical change of gui, hated it, Supposed to be able to revert to 'classic' style, I could never change it. I still use the last (11.xx) version with the 2 [top & bottom] 'hideable' info/task bars. NO A/V, , ,
     
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    I started with xp and I guess barring any hardware breaking, I will stay with xp, :)
     
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    Linix Mint (Cinnamon)

    I used SuSE for many years, Up to release no 10 or 11. Switched to Mint, to take advantage of long term maintenance editions, so that I did not have to renew so frequently.

    However now that the Gecko versions of SuSE are available, with continuous rolling update, I shall evaluate with a view to switching back. I have delayed doing so for over a year, to allow the initial tweaking of issues which might have been experienced therein.
     
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    ps My original reason for choosing SuSE, was that way back long ago, it famously came with "The most comprehensive documentation of ANY operating system".
     
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    What, even better than the one that Commodore 64s came with?
    Technically, it is OS documentation because it included all the information of basic and whatnot.
     
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    Well I loved Windows 2000 and Windows XP x64 Edition (although they're very close cousins)

    I really am liking Windows 8 RTM. Use it with Server 2012 updates and you're patched. Classic Shell brings back the start menu, and it's faster than Windows 7 even. And since it's off Microsoft's radar, there's no added telemetry, but it's compatible with new applications.

    Plus Metro can be COMPLETELY hidden.
    :)
     
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    Puppy Linux!

    Because it'll run on literally ANYTHING; even hardware that can't handle XP. (Now THAT'S gonna be old, yeah?)

    You can use Pup for all your internet stuff (anyone with a grain of sense, even XP fanbois, knows in their heart of hearts that XP is inherently insecure on the big, bad 'net these days.....and the list of browsers that'll work with it is shrinking, daily).....and you can still run XP for dedicated, specialist programs that don't need an internet connection.

    That'll give you the best of BOTH worlds. Just a suggestion, mind.....


    Mike. ;)
     
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    My issues with all of them is these new os's gui's are so radically different,
    They cant make 8 -10 etc look like XP? Or just wont.

    Ubuntu et al have done the exact same thing, some flavors of 'em even worse, , , ,

    -c-
     
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