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Old 05-18-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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hey doing a project for school on computer operating systems and i need to gather a little data.

First:
When considering an operating system for your computer what aspects are the most important.
Rate the following from 1-10 10 being most important and 1 being least important: So you can only use each number once.
User Friendly:
Support:
Security:
Compatibility:
Stability:
Virus Protection:
Popularity:
Programs:
Easy of Install:
Ability to run Servers:

2)
What operating system do you prefer
Windows
MAC OS
Gentoo
Red Hat
Linspire (Lindows)
FreeBSD

3) What do you use your computer for?
EX: gaming, servers, watching "movies"

thanks your help is appreciated
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Old 05-19-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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User Friendly: 4
Support: 9
Security: 3
Compatibility: 5
Stability: 2
Virus Protection: 6
Popularity: 7
Programs: 1
Easy of Install: 8
Ability to run Servers: 10

What operating system do you prefer?
!Windows!

What do you use your computer for?
Internet, Work, Writing, Downloading, Watching Movies, Watching TV, Listening to Music, Making CDs/DVDs, Communication, Games, Entertainment, etc etc and so on.

EDIT: 10 = Low
1 = High
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Old 05-20-2004, 05:56 AM   #3
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User Friendly: 7
Support: 4
Security: 8
Compatibility: 9
Stability: 9
Virus Protection: <- is not intrinsic to an OS, although the ability to install virus protection is quite high
Popularity: 0
Programs: 8
Easy of Install: 3
Ability to run Servers: 9

2)
What operating system do you prefer
Windows <-windows XP
MAC OS
Gentoo
Red Hat <- second favorite
Linspire (Lindows)
FreeBSD

3) What do you use your computer for?
EX: gaming, servers, watching "movies"

Working - writting documents. Running simulations, Graphic work, programming (windows programs, linux programs, internet CGI software, Programming Hardware Microcontrollers), making web pages
Playing some games
watching and copying movies.
listening to music.
I run a few servers, but the are mostly for my own personal use rather, developing applications for other public severs.
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User Friendly:3
Support:5
Security:2
Compatibility:
Stability:1
Virus Protection:4
Popularity:8
Programs:7
Easy of Install:6
Ability to run Servers:9

2)
What operating system do you prefer
Red Hat Linux of course!


3) What do you use your computer for?
anything and everything (gaming, movies, internet, work)
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User Friendly: 5 (Doesn't bother me that much)
Support: 4 (Same as above)
Security: 10 (BIG deal for me ... I don't some little turd getting into my computer because of a companies fuck ups)
Compatibility: 8 (Again - big deal for me - if it isn't compatible with something - I'm not happy)
Stability: 9 (I do not want something freezing on me after opening something as simple as Notepad)
Virus Protection: 7 (Simply cos they're a pain in the ass)
Popularity: 2 (If I like it, then I don't give a damn about what someone else thinks of it)
Programs: 6 (It's gotta be able to use decent programs)
Easy of Install: 3 (Pfft. I find Linux installs easy - so nothing can really phase me)
Ability to run Servers: 1 (Don't wanna use a server)

Windows <--- I prefer Libranet Linux - but out of this selection, it's gotta be Windows.
MAC OS
Gentoo
Red Hat
Linspire (Lindows)
FreeBSD <-- Strong competitor, though.

What do you use your computer for?
Two of them for testing things out (OS, Software etc) ... this one for everything - Net, Message clients, music, downloading, movies, more downloading, working ... you get the idea.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bobdude80
hey doing a project for school on computer operating systems and i need to gather a little data.

First:
When considering an operating system for your computer what aspects are the most important.
Rate the following from 1-10 10 being most important and 1 being least important: So you can only use each number once.
User Friendly:
Support: 8
Security: 8
Compatibility: 10
Stability: 10
Virus Protection: 10
Popularity: 5
Programs: 5
Easy of Install: 5
Ability to run Servers: 1

2)
What operating system do you prefer
Windows Millenium
MAC OS
Gentoo
Red Hat
Linspire (Lindows)
FreeBSD

3) What do you use your computer for?
EX: gaming, servers, watching "movies"
Gameing,movies and Forums like this.

thanks your help is appreciated
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User Friendly: 6
Support: 4
Security: 10
Compatibility: 8
Stability: 9
Virus Protection: 8
Popularity: 3
Programs: 6
Easy of Install: 5
Ability to run Servers: 1

2)
What operating system do you prefer
Windows

What do you use your computer for?
Internet, Work, Downloading, Watching Movies, Watching TV, Listening to Music, Making CDs/DVDs, messaging, Games, Entertainment more downloads....
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thanks for all your info guys
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Old 06-02-2004, 11:31 AM   #9
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thanks for all your info guys. We foundout that Gentoo was the best and most people used their computer for porn.
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thanks for all your info guys. We foundout that Gentoo was the best and most people used their computer for porn.
What the damn hell sort of stupid two answers are those! I dread to think the other places you tried to find the information. Gentoo scares me the most!
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