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View Poll Results: What operating system do you use?

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  • Mac

    14 23.33%
  • Windows

    37 61.67%
  • Linux/Unix

    7 11.67%
  • CP/M

    0 0%
  • Vic 20

    1 1.67%
  • Other

    1 1.67%
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    I am using a photo business program that was originally designed for a Mac and ported to Windows with the usual problems and the usual complaints from Windows users. The software developer contends that, while 90% of computers use Windows, 90% of photographers use Macs. (His figures).

    I wonder what operating system is most used by us?
    juan

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    Here are some stats of browser/OS activity on APUG. I wouldn't say Macs are at 90%. Maybe he means digital photographers? seems like they would use macs more.

    Top 15 of 1545 Total User Agents

    # Hits User Agent

    1 221813 14.60% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
    2 198216 13.04% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1
    3 93730 6.17% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; AtHome0107)
    4 75788 4.99% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
    5 75073 4.94% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98
    6 40759 2.68% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1
    7 38078 2.51% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; H010818; .
    8 33985 2.24% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Charter B1
    9 32535 2.14% Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/8
    10 28974 1.91% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98 Win 9x 4.90)
    11 27112 1.78% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; AvantGo 5.2; FreeBSD)
    12 26773 1.76% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)
    13 24816 1.63% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98 Win 9x 4.90)
    14 22216 1.46% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)
    15 20255 1.33% Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461; Y

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    That's very interesting, Sean. I'm surprised by the number of NT users - that wouldn't indicate many people log on from work would it? No, that couldn't be. Ha.

    juan

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    Windows NT 5.0 would be Windows 2000. The 5.1 might be XP. I have Windows 2000 on my PC, but I use Safari on my iBook for most of my web browsing.
    Paul Hamann

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    Juan

    Did you really expect CP/M and VIC-20?

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    Until last year I completely stayed away from computers. My assistant at the time talked me into setting up a web site and convinced me Mac was the easiest way to go. Well she's moved on and I'm way over my head! Computers are expensive, unpredictable and require synapses I was not born with. However the information at my finger tips is amazing and almost justifies the frustration.
    Stop trying to get into my mind, There is nothing there!

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    I had to enter "other" for Mac/Win split.

    "What Would Zeus Do?"
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    Right now I'm using WinXP, a pretty good, stable OS and a tremendous relief after agonizing experiences with Win98 and WinME. Win3.1 and Win95 weren't bad because they didn't overreach themselves.

    Personally, I wish Macs had become the default standard for personal computers but I was forced to leave them behind with the 68xxx series and OS 7.x.

    I've become so tired of fixing other people's PCs and hosed OS's I've begun to just fib and claim "I dunno what's wrong with it."
    Three degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.

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    CP/M! I still have an 8-inch floppy somewhere in my files for nostalgia's sake from the--what was it? Xerox 820 or something like that? I can't remember whether the files on it are Wordstar or Peachtext. Eventually I switched over to a PC Jr., I think, and meanwhile, I knew a physics professor who used a cutting edge Victor that had double-sided 5.25" floppies and some kind of compression software so that they held more than 640K, if I remember correctly.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    And I remember the title of the Byte magazine article at the time - "Victor Victorious"

    THAT was a wrong prophecy!

    ((-:

    Jorge O

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