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Which OS do YOU use?

Windows
643
75%
Linux/Unix
124
14%
Mac
71
8%
OS/2
5
1%
DOS
7
1%
Phantom OS
4
0%
Croquet
5
1%
 
Total votes : 859

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Bezombia
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Postby Bezombia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:44 pm

Torisakia wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
iOS is more "accessible" and "easy to understand" then Win95. You can be damn sure that I'll choose Win95 over iOS 100% of the time.

I'd choose MS-DOS over iOS anytime. And over Windows 8 for that matter.


I second that.
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Postby Torisakia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:47 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Torisakia wrote:I'd choose MS-DOS over iOS anytime. And over Windows 8 for that matter.


I second that.

At least with MS-DOS you wouldn't have to scramble around for files and such.
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Postby Spoder » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:48 pm

Bezombia wrote:
Torisakia wrote:I'd choose MS-DOS over iOS anytime. And over Windows 8 for that matter.


I second that.

Let's not exaggerate here.
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Postby Torisakia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:56 pm

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
I second that.

Let's not exaggerate here.

Just because it hasn't been supported for almost 15 years doesn't mean it isn't better.
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Postby Spoder » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:58 pm

Torisakia wrote:
Spoder wrote:Let's not exaggerate here.

Just because it hasn't been supported for almost 15 years doesn't mean it isn't better.

It doesn't even have a GUI. Nor can I do any of the things I do on a computer with DOS.
Lol you're not a very good troll.
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Torisakia
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Postby Torisakia » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:01 pm

Spoder wrote:
Torisakia wrote:Just because it hasn't been supported for almost 15 years doesn't mean it isn't better.

It doesn't even have a GUI. Nor can I do any of the things I do on a computer with DOS.
Lol you're not a very good troll.

1. MS-DOS was launched 1981, GUI wasn't a thing.
2. Without MS-DOS framework, your computer wouldn't be able to execute anything.
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Postby Lemanrussland » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:22 pm

Torisakia wrote:
Spoder wrote:It doesn't even have a GUI. Nor can I do any of the things I do on a computer with DOS.
Lol you're not a very good troll.

1. MS-DOS was launched 1981, GUI wasn't a thing.
2. Without MS-DOS framework, your computer wouldn't be able to execute anything.

>GUI wasn't a thing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Alto

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Postby Bezombia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:18 am

Torisakia wrote:
Spoder wrote:It doesn't even have a GUI. Nor can I do any of the things I do on a computer with DOS.
Lol you're not a very good troll.

1. MS-DOS was launched 1981, GUI wasn't a thing.
2. Without MS-DOS framework, your computer wouldn't be able to execute anything.


1: I'd rather have no GUI than W8's GUI.
2: That hasn't been true since Windows NT replaced it in Windows 2000.
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Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
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Postby Spoder » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:05 am

Torisakia wrote:
Spoder wrote:It doesn't even have a GUI. Nor can I do any of the things I do on a computer with DOS.
Lol you're not a very good troll.

1. MS-DOS was launched 1981, GUI wasn't a thing.
2. Without MS-DOS framework, your computer wouldn't be able to execute anything.

1. I know that.
2. What Bezombia said.

Who gives a damn if it was released 33 years ago?
It doesn't change the fact that it is totally unsupported, and doesn't have a GUI.
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Postby Bezombia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:54 am

Spoder wrote:
Torisakia wrote:1. MS-DOS was launched 1981, GUI wasn't a thing.
2. Without MS-DOS framework, your computer wouldn't be able to execute anything.

1. I know that.
2. What Bezombia said.

Who gives a damn if it was released 33 years ago?
It doesn't change the fact that it is totally unsupported, and doesn't have a GUI.


Have you ever used it? Just because it doesn't look shiny and new doesn't mean it isn't one of the best damn operating systems ever released.
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:57 am

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:1. I know that.
2. What Bezombia said.

Who gives a damn if it was released 33 years ago?
It doesn't change the fact that it is totally unsupported, and doesn't have a GUI.


Have you ever used it? Just because it doesn't look shiny and new doesn't mean it isn't one of the best damn operating systems ever released.

By today's standards, and for what I use it sucks ass.
Just because it was amazing at release doesn't make it amazing now.
Legalize gay weed
Time to get aesthetic.
I support insanely high tax rates, do you?

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Bezombia
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Postby Bezombia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:01 am

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
Have you ever used it? Just because it doesn't look shiny and new doesn't mean it isn't one of the best damn operating systems ever released.

By today's standards, and for what I use it sucks ass.
Just because it was amazing at release doesn't make it amazing now.


Again, have you ever used it?
It's just as resourceful (if not moreso) than Windows 9x/NT, and miles and miles ahead of Windows 8 (which, for all intents and purposes, is really just Windows CE)
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:06 am

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:By today's standards, and for what I use it sucks ass.
Just because it was amazing at release doesn't make it amazing now.


Again, have you ever used it?
It's just as resourceful (if not moreso) than Windows 9x/NT, and miles and miles ahead of Windows 8 (which, for all intents and purposes, is really just Windows CE)

I can't do 3D Renders on it.

I can't use UE4 or UDK on it.

I can't play games on it.
Legalize gay weed
Time to get aesthetic.
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Postby Bezombia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:09 am

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
Again, have you ever used it?
It's just as resourceful (if not moreso) than Windows 9x/NT, and miles and miles ahead of Windows 8 (which, for all intents and purposes, is really just Windows CE)

I can't do 3D Renders on it.

I can't use UE4 or UDK on it.

I can't play games on it.


Just because the operating system itself is text-based doesn't mean graphical programs can't run in it.
How do you think 3D games worked before Windows came out?
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:10 am

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:I can't do 3D Renders on it.

I can't use UE4 or UDK on it.

I can't play games on it.


Just because the operating system itself is text-based doesn't mean graphical programs can't run in it.
How do you think 3D games worked before Windows came out?

I still can't use UE4 or UDK on it.
Legalize gay weed
Time to get aesthetic.
I support insanely high tax rates, do you?

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Postby Bezombia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:16 am

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
Just because the operating system itself is text-based doesn't mean graphical programs can't run in it.
How do you think 3D games worked before Windows came out?

I still can't use UE4 or UDK on it.


I'm sure you could if you really tried.
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:17 am

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:I still can't use UE4 or UDK on it.


I'm sure you could if you really tried.

No, not really.
Nor can I use remote desktop connect, and DOS doesn't have Hyper-V either.
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Postby Bezombia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:19 am

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
I'm sure you could if you really tried.

No, not really.
Nor can I use remote desktop connect, and DOS doesn't have Hyper-V either.


I suppose if you aren't actually going to use your computer than you might want something more specialized, but that's a strange niche and really not that notable.
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:21 am

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:No, not really.
Nor can I use remote desktop connect, and DOS doesn't have Hyper-V either.


I suppose if you aren't actually going to use your computer than you might want something more specialized, but that's a strange niche and really not that notable.

Let me tell you why UEx and in general games won't work.

No Direct X 10 or 11.
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Postby Bezombia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 am

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:
I suppose if you aren't actually going to use your computer than you might want something more specialized, but that's a strange niche and really not that notable.

Let me tell you why UEx and in general games won't work.

No Direct X 10 or 11.

>OpenGL
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Spoder » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:36 am

Bezombia wrote:
Spoder wrote:Let me tell you why UEx and in general games won't work.

No Direct X 10 or 11.

>OpenGL

Naw.
Not enough support.
I'm pretty sure that UEx doesn't have Open GL support.
And a whole load of others.
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Time to get aesthetic.
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Torisakia
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Postby Torisakia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:09 pm

Spoder wrote:I can't play games on it.

Doom? Quake? Wolfenstein 3D?

I can go on forever.

Spoder wrote:
Bezombia wrote:>OpenGL

Naw.
Not enough support.
I'm pretty sure that UEx doesn't have Open GL support.
And a whole load of others.

Take when it was released and what games were out at the time.

Might make your claims sound even more ridiculous.
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Postby Czechanada » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:20 am

http://anandtech.com/show/7930/the-amd- ... 5x2-review

AMD has just released the fastest video card in the world.
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Postby Bezombia » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:22 am

Czechanada wrote:http://anandtech.com/show/7930/the-amd-radeon-r9-295x2-review

AMD has just released the fastest video card in the world.


Maybe if you have six of them all on one board in a hex-Crossfire setup you might be able to get 30 FPS on Crysis 3
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon...but down this road we've been so many times...
Please, call me Benomia. Post count +14623, founded Oct. 23, 2012.
Sauritican wrote:We've all been spending too much time with Ben
Verdum wrote:Hey girl, is your name Karl Marx? Because your starting an uprising in my lower classes.
Black Hand wrote:New plan is to just make thousands of disposable firearms and dump them out of cargo planes with tiny drag chutes attached.
Spreewerke wrote:The metric system is the only measurement system that truly meters.
Spreewerke wrote:Salt the women, rape the earth.
Equestican wrote:Ben is love, Ben is life.
Sediczja wrote:real eyes realize real lies
I'm a poet. Come read my poems!

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Postby Thurask » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:54 am

Czechanada wrote:http://anandtech.com/show/7930/the-amd-radeon-r9-295x2-review

AMD has just released the fastest video card in the world.


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