Question of the Day

What operating system are you currently running?

I’m still on Windows 7. I’m going to have to upgrade my machine soon though because it has been slowing down dramatically over the past 6 months or so. During the blizzards this past winter, I thought I would give Minecraft a try. Couldn’t get it to run on my system. (And yes, I’m sure if I delved into it I could have found the right driver that needed updating or some type of configuration that needed changing but fuck that. I didn’t want to play the game that badly) Firefox and Chrome are not taking well to my aging machine at this point either. I guess I’ll bite the bullet and just get a new machine with Windows 10 and deal with whatever adjustments I’ll have to make over the past 3 versions of Windows. Ugh.

  • FlamingAtheist

    Running MacOS 10.7, my imac is now 7 years old and it could run the latest but I know it’d be really slow as compared to just slow. I also run a slimmed down Win7 install on the bootcamp partition, good enough for most stuff but it is also at the edge of what it can do. New computer is in the works this year, probably a macbook pro but not the new macbook with only a single USB-C on it, need more connectivity than that.

    Work-wise we’re starting a look at Win10 now and will probably be pilot testing it by the end of the year.

  • Sarah R

    At work, Windows 7 Enterprise.

    At home, Windows 8m, and I mostly hate it.

    • Sarah R

      Windows 8! Stupid fingers included the “m.”

  • LL

    Mac OS-X 10.9. I also have Windows 8 on a virtual machine. It’s got a truly terrible interface, but works for the few Windows apps I need. I also run XP on a VM, which is still fine, but I avoid using the web under it since I’m sure it’s not secure at this point.

  • telrev

    I have a mix of Windows 7 and 8.1 right now…I don’t mind the new interface as much as I thought I would…

  • I just got a brand new PC a couple of months ago. I asked the guy if I was going to be stuck with Win8 – he laughed and said 90% of his customers ordered it with Win7 (comes with free upgrade to Win8, but thanks, I’ll pass). Being a new box, and with SSD boot drive, it runs REALLY fast. By the time it bogs down, I’ll be ready for Win10.

  • Mike K.

    I’m still running Windows 7. I’ve used W8, and if you run convert it Classic View, you really can’t tell the difference. When I upgrade, I won’t mind if it has Windows 8. My laptop, netbook, and media server have XP, but I don’t keep anything secure-worthy on those, so I’m not too worried about it.

  • Kelly Jeanne

    I have a MBP running OSX 10.10.3 and a gaming only PC running Windows 8. 🙂 My mac is aging and I’m trying to decide if I want to invest in another mac laptop or make the switch to a tablet instead.

  • OSX 10.10 on my laptop, Win 7 on my work desktop. I’d rather eat my dirty underwear than ever deal with Win 8 again. My Mac has been far more stable and productive than my work Dell desktop.

  • I guess I’m not the only one suspicious of any Windows product after 7.

    • niel

      No, you’re not the only one.

      I run OSX 10.10.3 on my recording/studio machine (iMac) and OSX 10.9 on my Macbook Pro – but also run Windows 7 on a partition. Windows 7 works well for what I need from it, so I see no need to upgrade it. Especially for music software… it’s super stable.

  • ocshawn

    im on Windows 7 looking to upgrade it to windows 10 when they release the free upgrades later this year. Have been on 7 since 2008 will see how 10 goes

  • ScottRS

    Windows 7. Remember the mantra, “Every Other Windows” (skipped 3.1, 95, ME, Vista and now 8). it’s never let me down, and I have no fears of moving on to 10 when it’s necessary.

  • After two years my Windows 7 machine gradually became cranky and erratic and abysmally slow. I opened it up and discovered a felt layer of dust and bed-cover feathers (!) had clogged the CPUs fan and heat-sink cooling fins. I cleaned it out, plugged it back in, and it worked like new. Before you spend a lot of money on a new computer, look inside your old one.

    • Yeah, boy, totally second that emotion! Between blowing off the literal cobwebs, and then doing the same thing for the figurative ones by maybe doing a full-on format and reinstall (a pain, I know, but a great excuse to not bother reinstalling stuff you don’t use) you might be very pleasantly surprised!

  • dave

    XP
    and yes its running like chilled honey
    7 at work is doing a little better…

  • Kiwi Jono

    Ubuntu. Actually Kubuntu but due to update so might go for Mint.

    I used to be a power Windows user but Vista cured me. I had so many problems with Vista that I decided to try Ubuntu and now I hate to have to use a Windows box.

  • rodzilla

    I am also using Win 7. I plan to take the free upgrade offer to Win 10, once it is released. I was going to restore my computer to its factory state, before I heard about the free upgrade, due to a glitch in my system that I have been unable to resolve.