How many Operating Systems do you use on a regular basis?

Posted Dec 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm in Threads > Opinions

Don’t get me wrong – as much as I love the ‘Droid, like most of us we can’t (or won’t) use it for every device you have.

The other day an Apple fan was saying that he was proud of being a pure Apple experience guy, hating having to deal with more than one operating system. After pointing out he was using both iOS and OSX, I got thinking about how many I use in my daily life, and was wondering where you are on yours:

Windows – Home desktop (Win7); Work Laptop & Workout Laptop (WinXP)

Blackberry OS – Cellphone (work-provided)

Android OS – Portable Media Player (Gingerbread); Tablet (Jelly Bean)

Not counting whatever OS runs my car, home theatre, home applicances, or elevators of course. :P Other more common options I suppose include OSX, iOS, Chrome, Windows Phone, Symbian, and various Open OS flavours.

What’s your mileage?


  • sandy105

    i use windows 7 and ubuntu ..
    all of my android devices run jelly bean.
    i use an old blackberry curve with 4.5 os (yes the one with real balls !!!)
    and ios 6 on ipod touch.

  • JonJJon

    I’m on Windows 7 at home, Windows 7 enterprise (or whatever version they call it) at Uni, Android Jelly Bean 4.1 touchwizzerfied on my phone and stock Jelly Bean 4.2 on my tablet. I do have XP at home but not used any more on the ol’ desktop and as much as I like Linux I haven’t got into using it as my staple OS yet, will get there after Uni :P

  • AChackes

    My Phone – Andoid 4.0
    Work CPU – Windows XP
    Home CPUs – Windows XP and Vista
    Kid’s Tablet – Leappad2 (don’t know what the OS is, but sometimes I have to touch it)
    Wife’s Phone – Blackberry (don’t know which one)
    Wife’s Ipod Touch – iOS

  • cliffordgreer

    Mac OSX for personal computing and creative stuff.
    Windows 7 for work.
    ICS (CM9) on my HTC Sensation 4G
    Gingerbread on my Huwawei Mediapad.
    XMB on PS3.
    In my creative/professional life, I also use a boatload of varied OSes that control video displays, audio-systems, and stage lighting systems.

  • klcow92

    Android 4.2, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Phone 8

  • nicotinemind

    Got Vista Ultimate on my computer(It’s not THAT bad).And on my phone ICS.Don’t know what OS God installed on my brain,but it’s unstable as hell…

  • Austin Tompkins

    -Win 7 64
    -Android (JB)
    -Various Linux distros
    -That’s about it. :D

  • B2L

    Galaxy Note – Android (Jelly Bean)
    Home Laptop -Windows 7
    Macbook Pro (main laptop) – OSX
    Work PC – Windows 7
    Tablet (iPad 4) – iOS

  • redraider133

    I use IOS, android, and windows 8 on my laptop.

  • ndorrough

    Android 4.1 on my phone, 4.2 on my nexus
    iOS on my ipod touch
    Various versions of Windows at work and Windows 7/ubuntu at home.

  • Kaote

    Android on phone and tablet


    Ubuntu on home network

    and whatever version of windows they feed me at work.

  • A.Woodbury

    Computer: Dual boot Windows 8 & Ubuntu
    Work phone: Android 4.0
    Personal phone: Meego OS
    iPod: iOS 6

    Nexus 4 on the way!

    • Steve Heinrich

      Did you say Meego?! Do you have a Nokia N9? I had one for a while, but I had to sell it because I couldn’t cope with the lack of apps for it. I had to get myself back into the Android ecosystem. I miss that phone… someday I will re-buy it. It was an interesting device and OS. I always thought Meego could be extra awesome on a high res screen. It had great typography, but it was badly pixelated.

  • Samar

    Windows XP at Work, WIndows 7 at Home , Used Symbian earlier and now Jelly bean on phone.

  • Steve Heinrich

    I use 2 OS versions:

    Windows 7 on my desktop
    Android 4.2 on my phone

  • gh0st665

    Windows 7 Home Premium on 3 boxes.

    Windows XP on 1 Box

    Android 4.1.1 on 2 devices

    Android 4.2.1 on 1 device

  • kelltrash14

    Win 8, Win 7, Android 4, ChromeOS…does PS3 count as an OS? =P

  • digvijaya07

    Windows 7 on PC
    4.0.4 ICS on Device

  • lou2cool88

    I have a Macbook Air with Mountain Lion, a Sony VAIO with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Dual-booted, a Galaxy Tab 10.1 with AOKP 4.0 and a VZW Galaxy Nexus with CM 10.1 Nightly.

  • WlfHart

    Sadly work, school, and home all have different OS… work has been starting to make me frequently use iPads and Mac computers. I’ve been staving off actually having to invest in it by using remote desktop to my personal PC so I can use my preferred programs.

  • LukeT32

    Home PC – Win 7 Home Pro
    Personal Laptop – Win 7 Ultimate
    Work PC – Win 7
    Phone – CM10 Nightlies

  • BrotherBloat

    Android 2.3 and Windows 7 at home. Windows XP at work (soon to be replaced by Win7)…

  • dpleus

    My Phone – HTC Rezound – Android 4.0
    My Tablet – Acer A200 – Android 4.0
    Home PC – Custome – Win7 64 Bit
    Work PC – Dell – Win XP
    Ereader – Nook Simple Touch (x2) – Android 2.1 (Skinned)
    Wife’s Phone – HTC Rhyme – Android 2.3
    Wife’s Laptop – Lenovo – Win7 32 Bit
    Son’s Tablet – 7″ Polaroid – Android 4.0