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How many different operating systems are you currently working with?

Survey period: 4 Nov 2013 to 11 Nov 2013

Working with == installed on a computer you use. This includes mobile devices, servers, tablets and traditional PCs. Different (major) versions of an OS should be treated as a different OS.

OptionVotes% 
1 - 31,27156.84
4 - 670931.71
7 - 91677.47
10 - 12512.28
13 - 15140.63
16 - 2090.40
More than 20150.67



 
AnswerMy 5 Operating Systems Pin
C3D17-Nov-13 5:40
professionalC3D17-Nov-13 5:40 
General9 Operating Systems --> make that 10 Pin
R. Erasmus6-Nov-13 20:29
R. Erasmus6-Nov-13 20:29 
GeneralRe: 9 Operating Systems --> make that 10 Pin
SoMad9-Nov-13 23:49
professionalSoMad9-Nov-13 23:49 
GeneralRe: 9 Operating Systems --> make that 10 Pin
PIEBALDconsult10-Nov-13 5:46
professionalPIEBALDconsult10-Nov-13 5:46 
GeneralRe: 9 Operating Systems --> make that 10 Pin
SoMad10-Nov-13 8:52
professionalSoMad10-Nov-13 8:52 
GeneralRe: 9 Operating Systems --> make that 10 Pin
R. Erasmus10-Nov-13 21:10
R. Erasmus10-Nov-13 21:10 
GeneralRe: 9 Operating Systems --> make that 10 Pin
CHill6010-Nov-13 5:44
mveCHill6010-Nov-13 5:44 
GeneralRe: 9 Operating Systems --> make that 10 Pin
R. Erasmus10-Nov-13 21:05
R. Erasmus10-Nov-13 21:05 
GeneralWindows only Pin
Amol_B6-Nov-13 19:22
professionalAmol_B6-Nov-13 19:22 
GeneralRe: Windows only Pin
PIEBALDconsult10-Nov-13 5:53
professionalPIEBALDconsult10-Nov-13 5:53 
GeneralRe: Windows only Pin
Amol_B11-Nov-13 19:59
professionalAmol_B11-Nov-13 19:59 
GeneralI call bullshit Pin
Mycroft Holmes6-Nov-13 0:47
professionalMycroft Holmes6-Nov-13 0:47 
GeneralRe: I call bullsh*t Pin
Rob Grainger6-Nov-13 3:48
Rob Grainger6-Nov-13 3:48 
GeneralRe: I call bullsh*t Pin
PIEBALDconsult7-Nov-13 14:20
professionalPIEBALDconsult7-Nov-13 14:20 
GeneralRe: I call bullsh*t Pin
R. Erasmus6-Nov-13 20:36
R. Erasmus6-Nov-13 20:36 
GeneralRe: I call bullsh*t Pin
Mycroft Holmes6-Nov-13 20:56
professionalMycroft Holmes6-Nov-13 20:56 
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R. Erasmus6-Nov-13 21:18
R. Erasmus6-Nov-13 21:18 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
7-Nov-13 11:58
professionalN_tro_P7-Nov-13 11:58 
GeneralRe: I call bullsh*t Pin
Mycroft Holmes7-Nov-13 12:44
professionalMycroft Holmes7-Nov-13 12:44 
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Nelek7-Nov-13 23:23
protectorNelek7-Nov-13 23:23 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
8-Nov-13 3:47
professionalN_tro_P8-Nov-13 3:47 
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Nelek8-Nov-13 6:50
protectorNelek8-Nov-13 6:50 
GeneralRe: I call bullsh*t Pin
Andreas Gieriet7-Nov-13 13:00
professionalAndreas Gieriet7-Nov-13 13:00 
20 OS is the exception (5 out of 2k is marginal).
I'm not one of these for "current use", but for sure worked on more than 20 different OSes in my carreer.
- disassembled and reverse-engineered C64 code and Simon's Basic
- disassembled and reverse-engineered some Atari ST (TOS) code and GfA Basic
- assembly programming on OS9
- programmed on some properietary OSes (AEGIS/Apollo-Domain, Daisy-DNIX, VAX/VMS, Oberon, ...)
- programmed on various Unixes (SunOS, Solaris, Ultrix, HP-UX, AIX)
- programmed on various Linuxes
- programmed on various Windows .../95/2000/NT/XP/7/...
- programmed and (Apple-)scrippeded various MAC/Apple OSes
- programmed on various embedded OSes (hand crafted, bootloaders, ThreadX, various embedded Linuxes...)
- ... you name them

Smile | :) I become nostalgic about some of these, e.g. Apollo-Domain OS was one of my favorites those days Smile | :)

I wonder how many of you know some of these "historic" OSes (as Wikipedia tags some of these).
Any enthusiasts still maintaining running versions of some of these?

Cheers
Andi
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Mycroft Holmes7-Nov-13 14:17
professionalMycroft Holmes7-Nov-13 14:17 
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SoMad9-Nov-13 23:55
professionalSoMad9-Nov-13 23:55 

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