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Which Desktop OS Are You? IT Pro Personality Quiz

You don't have time for cute little Facebook quizzes. But in your grizzled IT career, an OS or two has rubbed off on you: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Chrome OS?

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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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2/20/2014 | 10:49:30 AM
Re: Re : Which Desktop OS Are You? IT Pro Personality Quiz
Sachin, Of course this was all tongue-in-cheek, but I think Chrome is pretty different from the Windows and OS X, esp the way it resets every time you reboot. To me, that's a security win. Thus the "post modern" comment. Thanks for reading!
SachinEE
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2/20/2014 | 5:48:15 AM
Re : Which Desktop OS Are You? IT Pro Personality Quiz
@ Brian.Dean, I don't really understand what is really postmodern about Chrome OS which in my opinion has a long way to go to become a reliable operating system. Such a post telling the additional features of Windows 8.1 would be very useful for hesitant users. I don't want to look like a Windows 8.1 promoter but I would really like to explore more about it.
SachinEE
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2/20/2014 | 5:44:36 AM
Re: Which Desktop OS Are You? IT Pro Personality Quiz
@ danielcawrey, that's been the problem with Microsoft even since they launched Windows 8. They seem to be confused about where to go from there. There was a considerable amount of clamoring from users about the new user interface and Microsoft could never decide whether to stick to its new UI or provide some fixes. They had better taken some clear direction.
Joe Stanganelli
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2/19/2014 | 2:07:25 AM
Re: Definitely a UNIX-head
Funnily enough, it was all so Windows could more effectively appeal to the Mac market(/copy Mac OS).  It was the Applification of Windows.

The result?  A big GUI mess!  ;)
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2/18/2014 | 5:02:21 AM
Re: Definitely a UNIX-head
Yep...Windows 95 was what prompted me to ditch MS operating systems on my personal equipment.  I've never liked to be dictated to and definitely preferered an optional GUI to a mandatory one.  Ironically, I fled to OS/2 (at least the GUI was better) and went to Linux from there.  But I had already started using UNIX professionally before Windows 95 came out, which made Linux all the more appealing to me.

 
jries921
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2/18/2014 | 4:49:12 AM
Re: a bit mixed
Curiously enough, I'm an old Pascal programmer (former Borland cultist) who has been living in the UNIX world for the past 20 years or so.

 
Joe Stanganelli
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2/18/2014 | 12:14:31 AM
Re: Definitely a UNIX-head
It's funny because personally I find UNIX annoying to use (though I understand its appeal for others), but MS-DOS is my all-time favorite OS.  I think it all went downhill with Windows 95.  :p
Joe Stanganelli
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2/18/2014 | 12:12:55 AM
Some sort of antitrust joke goes here, probably
What am I if my favorite HBO series is The Sopranos?  ;)
mak63
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2/17/2014 | 3:00:06 PM
Re: a bit mixed
@LeeB120

Funny, I thought I was the only one. who answered mostly C, but uses Win 7. But the way, Windows 7 is my favorite OS.
Brian.Dean
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2/17/2014 | 6:51:26 AM
Re: I'm definitely a Chrome...or maybe none of the above
Chrome OS seems to be nice because who wouldn't want to be post-modern, travel light and be everywhere! -- It finishes a lot of the problems that are associated with the red pill or blue pill paradox. 

Windows 8.1 is also important and a Win 8.1 vs. Win 7 post that only focuses on the additional features would be great. 
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