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Old 05-15-2007, 07:18 AM
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Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

Ok, Ubuntu has been the hot topic lately, so much so that the m$ fud machine is running in overdrive. I see articles about patent lawsuits and colicnencing deals, then Milf (sorry, Hilf) claiming linux is dead in 2007 (too bad he is the head of m$' linux group, guess he's out of a job) and of course the horrible reviews on vista while m$ claims they are selling faster than ever (funny how almost all their sales are coming from new computer sales, typically where there is no choice for xp anymore, and how they included upgrades from last quarter sales in this quarter). Anyway, I just get irritated when smear campaigns get ugly, but then again m$ still hasn't come up with a response to Apple's I'm a mac, I'm a pc ads (which are getting better and better, boy do I wish when Gates was on the Daily Show they brought out John Hodgeman to interview him, I bet Billy refused to show up unless they guarunteed he wouldn't be there).

Anyway, the Link on linux poll seems to be growing nicely, and I just checked the upgrade to vista poll, which had been hovering in the 18% range, and now is DROPPING to the 16% range, with only 3% undecided. I figured with time this had to go up, but ITS GOING DOWN!

So, I propose the question, not in any way hiding the fact that one fo my main goals this year is to move from m$ as much as possible, primarily Ubuntu/linux but I'll play around anywhere.

Where do you see your OS in the next 2 years? I was initially going to go 5 years but the rate things are changing we might not even have os' then. So here's the poll, comment if you want. One of the purposes is to determine what's on the minds of the Snapstream base. My belief is SS needs to start building a platform independant BTV (based on Java, based on other components, built internally, I don't know, it will be a long drawn out process but if successful would give them more of a future than I think they can get now)
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:37 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

Actually none of the 'Choices' fits where I think I will be OS wise in two years. (It will be a combination of XP and Linux)

XP is the end of the road for me regarding Microsoft. I will take XP for as long as I can or until I get more comfortable with Linux.

I recently built a server from an old 2GHz Dell using Linspire/Freespire and this is giving me the opportunity to learn Linux.

I will no longer purchase new computers unless I can order it with XP Pro or with a Linux OS.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:39 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

I will use Windows when I absolutely have to, and my Mac for everything else.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:49 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

Ok, the choices are based on future direction, and 2 years is merely hypothetical. If you plan on sticking with xp until you get comfortable with linux, then linux "eventually" would be your answer (not nexessarily 2 years from now) but the point is you are moving in that direction.

And using Windows when you absolutely have to and Mac everything else, I should clarify that in the theoretical 2 year future (or 4 year or whatever) Mac or Linux will have missing applications that are only available in windows now, that includes games, drivers, etc. Might be a leap of faith but if you truly don't believe they will be available then one of m$ choices would be for you, otherwise your choice I would say is Mac.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:05 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

Windows 2000
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:12 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

Ok, then xp would be any pre-vista m$ OS (2000, server 2003, etc) Is there any way to edit the poll or should I start over?
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:58 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

I have one linux machine for fun and I am fairly comfortable with it, however I doubt I will ever convert all my machines over to linux as there will never be enough support or applications for all my needs. Unfortunately I guess my answer will be vista by then.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:49 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

i chose stick with xp but really it depends on the landscape in two years. if most games require vista i will have at least one machine with vista. if ss makes a linux btv i am chucking xp asap(except for gaming). if neither of these things happen it is xp all the way from now on until something else comes along that i am willing to change to.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:37 PM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

Probably be testing Windows 7 by then.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

I think I'll be vista by then, even though the computer I built 2 months ago (after Vista was out) I slapped XP on. I just have a feeling that something I really want is going to require Vista and I won't be able to resist.
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

I use linux for almost everything now. I will probably get a mac for my next home system though. All the best of unix with all the best of mac as well. All the video apps for mac are great too.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:22 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

I have seen the future and it is LinuxMCE. They thought of everything.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linuxmce

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...77313460&hl=en
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:29 AM
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

I am mostly linux now. I want to get away from the M$ stuff as it gives me more pains when things go bad with the OS. I do have some XP (BTV, quicken) but most everything else has an equivalent on my desktop linux machine. All my servers have always been linux for internet sharing, file server, e-mail as this is it's forte. So, hopefully, in 2 years I will be all linux.
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Re: Where do you see your OS in 2 years?

combination of XP and linux. I do want to upgrade my computer at some point - but I am going to go kicking and screaming into Vista...but who knows, maybe in 2 years i will have vista. If Snapstream released a BTV Linux edition, I would switch my server to Linux.
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combination of XP and linux. I do want to upgrade my computer at some point - but I am going to go kicking and screaming into Vista...but who knows, maybe in 2 years i will have vista. If Snapstream released a BTV Linux edition, I would switch my server to Linux.
I switched from Sage to BTV a few years back but recently I browsed SageTV and they have really done a lot of work with Linux...way ahead of BTV in that area.

As I said in an earlier post in this thread; XP is the last Microsoft OS for me. Fortunately I am old and I do not play games or do much video conversion so I think Linux or what ever will do..
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