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Default Which OS do you prefer? - 05-16-2009, 10:25 PM

Which one do you prefer and why?
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Default 05-16-2009, 11:18 PM

None of those. If I had a copy of OSX installed, I might have picked that one, but I run the full desktop version of Ubuntu 9.04 and that is not part of the choices. I dual-boot Windows XP because I have a few programs that require it, but for everyday computing, Ubuntu 9.04 all the way!

#1: Obsidian Black Mini 9 | 2 GB Kingston HyperX CL3 | 32 GB Runcore IV | 32 GB Transcend | 1.3 MP Webcam | BT | Sound & Mic Fix | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 351 | A07
#2: Alpine White Mini 9 | 2 GB Kingston HyperX CL3 | 32 GB Runcore IV | 32 GB Transcend | 0.3 MP Webcam | BT | Sound & Mic Fix | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 351 | A07
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Default 05-16-2009, 11:41 PM

I use Win7, with all the pretty stuff turned on, because, well, IT LOOKS GREAT!

...becoming a Windows fan again. I skipped Vista.
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Default 05-17-2009, 02:52 AM

I voted for OSX, I have Windows 7 as well.

OS X Leopard's illuminous theme is better than Window's Aero theme for small display.

See the attached picture. Leopard utilizes the display area better. Window 7's bigger borders, larger title bar and address bar, do not do well on small display.
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 MINI 9 | 2GB RAM | BIOS A05 | BT | 16GB STEC SSD | OSX 10.6.8 (NBI 2351+Legacy Kernel+SleepEnabler)
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Default 05-17-2009, 03:23 AM

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.

Dell Mini 9 (96Gb) | White | SL 10.6.5 + Win7 Pro using EasyBCD 2.0 | 2G GSkill 667 RAM | No Webcam | BIOS A05 | 32G Runcore SSD | 32G SDHC (ext) | 32G SDHC (int w/ MR04 Card) | 1505 802.11n | Internal BT | Chrome Apple Logo
Dell Vostro A90 (96Gb) | SL 10.6.5 | 2G HyperX | 0.3Webcam | BIOS A04 | 64G Runcore SSD | 32G SDHC (ext) | and other stock features
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Default 05-17-2009, 05:29 AM

Why isn't Windows Vista or Windows 7 on the list of choices....?
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Default Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - 05-17-2009, 12:09 PM

I bought a Mini with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and I feel comfortable with it.

Obsidian Black Dell Inspiron Mini 9 - 1GB RAM - 8GB SSD - Ubuntu 8.04
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Default 05-17-2009, 03:07 PM

Has to be OS X for me. Though I haven't yet got it on my mini9; hopefully will do soon. The main reason I use it is for the pro apps though, which would be a bit hopeful on this little beast
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Default 05-17-2009, 04:19 PM

Windows 7 atm without a doubt.

Fast, stable, and I've been using it on 2 PC's here for almost a year over it's many builds.

Gonna stick OSX on my Mini 9 when it gets here to give it a whirl. Haven't owned a Mac in years so should be fun.

Got a copy of OSX 10.5.6 on order from Amazon atm.
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Default 05-17-2009, 04:35 PM

Figured I would eventually have to adopt W7 on our machines so the new A90 seemed to be an excellent machine to load it on first and become familiar with it. Did a clean install from an external CD/DVD-ROM drive on a new 32 GB SSD without any issue in less than 30 minutes. Now have almost all my apps loaded. It is fast and the only real challange is trying to break old XP habits and learn new, not necessarily intuitive, ways of doing things. In spite of my best efforts to keep an open mind, I still feel it takes ultimately more key presses with W7 than XP to do the same thing.
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