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Default 05-17-2009, 10:03 PM

XP for now, but when I eventually upgrade to 2gigs of RAM I will absolutely switch to 7.
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Default 05-17-2009, 10:34 PM

xp sp3 performance edition for me right now

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Default 05-17-2009, 10:38 PM

Windows 7! I have been very impressed with the betas. Speed, usability, etc. have all been impressive.

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Default 05-18-2009, 10:50 AM

Windows 7 for me

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Default 05-18-2009, 02:41 PM

Originally Posted by ishagi View Post
If anyone is interested, the "What do you boot" Poll is also a good indication of what OS people prefer on their DM9:

Which Operating Systems do you have on your Mini 9?

I'm still surprised there are so few Win/OSX dual boots.
Hmmm, a dual boot? Aren't XP/OSX resource hogs for a small, limited 32GB SSD (that's what I have)? I am planning on installing OSX once my 2GB Memory comes in, but if I have room for XP (or Win7) I might give it a try . . .

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Default 05-18-2009, 03:05 PM

I had mine split down the middle for a while, roughly 16 GB each for W7/OS X. Didn't have any issues really after doing a few things to cut down on the amount that was actually used.

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Default 05-18-2009, 05:14 PM

Well I'm using Windows XP SP3 as well and I enjoy it.

I can use all my Windows programs flawlessly on it instead of running them through WINE or another OS.

I haven't had a major problem except trying to get a private server of World of Warcraft working, but that's a .net Framework issue. It's installed, it just doesn't seem to run it.

I am tempted to put OSX on my girlfriend's mini 9. It's extremely tempting! I would love to see on hand the performance since many of you live already on OSX.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 / Custom XP Pro SP3 / 2GB Mushkin RAM / 4GB Stock SSD / Mini BT USB Dongle / 16GB Class 6 SDHC
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Default 05-18-2009, 07:52 PM

I haven't tried all the OS but between XP and OSX. I'd say OSX is MUCH better on a small netbook like the Dell Mini 9.

It's faster, more fluid and more intuitive.

Dell Mini 9 / Atom 1.6GHz / 2GB / RunCore 32GB SSD / OSX 10.6.0
Mac Mini C2D 2.0GHz / 4GB / G.Skill Falcon 64GB SSD / OSX 10.5.8
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Default 05-18-2009, 08:07 PM

We're strictly OSX users here.

1 Mac Pro Desktop
1 HP Quad Core
1 17in Macbook Pro
1 13in Macbook
2 21 in iMac
1 Apple TV
1 Dell Mini 9

All running OSX.

Dell Mini 9 | 2 GB Kingston RAM | 8 GB SSD | OSX 10.5.6
Dell Vostro A90 | 2 GB Kingston RAM | 16GB Runcore SSD | OSX 10.5.6 - Just Arrived. Gone Fishin'
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Default 05-19-2009, 12:14 AM

LOL - you Win 7 lovers - Windows 7 is NOT on the list, it's not officially released yet.

When Win 7 is officially released, it will be overshadowed by Snow Leopard very quickly. It's nice to see MS playing the catch up game.

 MINI 9 | 2GB RAM | BIOS A05 | BT | 16GB STEC SSD | OSX 10.6.8 (NBI 2351+Legacy Kernel+SleepEnabler)
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