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Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Operating Systems Used

Slashdot has kind of an interesting poll asking how many OSes you've used for at least an hour. Let's see, not counting revisions, my list would look like this:

  1. VIC-20 OS (whatever that is)
  2. Commodore PET OS (ditto)
  3. Commodore 128 OS (ditto)
  4. CP/M (on the aforementioned Commodore 128)
  5. MS/PC/DR-DOS (2.x-6.x)
  6. Windows (286-98)
  7. OS/2
  8. PalmOS
  9. Linux (kernel 2.2.x and 2.4.x)

Of course, that doesn't count whatever would qualify as an OS on my cellphone. I've fiddled around with various Apple and Atari computers over the years too. I also didn't distinguish between Linux distros that I've used, including Red Hat 5.x-8, Mandrake 7.x-9.x, SuSE 8.2, and currently Slackware 9.0.

The Master comments: Here's my list:

  1. Apple DOS 3.3
  2. Apple ProDOS 1.x/2.x/8/16
  3. VIC-20 OS (actually, I think this is juat a ROM BASIC, but anyway)
  5. VAX VMS (not sure of version)
  6. IBM/Ms/etc DOS (2.x-6.x)
  7. UniSys UNIX v5.4
  8. Windows (3.1,3.11,95,98,ME,2000)
  9. UnixWare 2.x-7.x
  10. Red Hat Linux 6-7.x

J.t.Qbe comments: This could be fun:

  1. Timex-Sinclair ZX81 (may just have been ROM BASIC)
  2. Commodore PET and CBM(don't remember much about them)
  3. PC/MS DOS 2.x - 7
  4. Windows 3.1/95/98/NT4/2K
  5. OS/2
  6. Minix
  7. SCO OpenWhatever
  8. Unixware
  9. QNX
  10. BSD (Free, Net, Open)
  11. Linux (Slackware, Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Caldera, Storm)
  12. Solaris 2.5 - 8
  13. VMS
  14. PalmOS
  15. BeOS
Wait, did I say "fun", or "pathetic?"

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