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What OS Are You?

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 41

OK, since everyone is arguing about what the show said yesterday, here's some comedy relief:

BBSpot's 'what OS are you?' test.OK, since everyone is arguing about what the show said yesterday, here's some comedy relief:

BBSpot's 'what OS are you?' test.

I am Windows XP.

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I was (2, Funny)

Xaoswolf (524554) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223888)

Windows 98

I wonder how many people will get Windows ME, and then kill them selves due to the shame.

Re:I was (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5224017)

What did the comment thing for Windows 98 say? "Congratulations, you're too lazy to upgrade to a real OS?"


Slackware Linux (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223974)

That hurts. I don't even run Slackware. Never have. I do admit to knowing who Bob Dobbs is, but that is the fault of one of my high school friends who brought his Subgenius book to guitar class. In college we printed out a giant head of Bob on 16 pages of paper and taped them together for a party. All these strange people started to ask whose idea that was. After the first person started to go subgenius on me I lied and said it was someone else.

Oddly enough... (1)

daoine (123140) | more than 11 years ago | (#5223989)

I'm Red Hat, which, ironically enough, is the OS I happen to be using right now.

Coincidence? I think not...

Dammit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5223991)

I'm Debian! I freaking hate Debian!

*whines* I wanna be Windows XP like the cool people...


I am Apple DOS 3.1 (1)

handsomepete (561396) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224004)

My mom always told me that if I flew straight and ate all my vegetables, that someday I could be a 20 year old operating system. I just never thought it would happen so fast!

The Zen of Russ (1)

Keith Russell (4440) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224034)

Palm OS.

Sweet. FK, how did you end up XP? Too much eye candy?

debian here (1)

asv108 (141455) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224061)

As a write this from a redhat box.

Windows 95?! (1)

Dthoma (593797) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224067)

"You look better than your older brother but your communication skills are lacking."

Windows 95?! Someone's gonna get hurt. I wanted to be Red Hat like all the cool people!

PalmOS (1)

spoonyfork (23307) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224070)

From the image:
You are PalmOS
Punctual, straightforward, and very useful. Your mother wants you to do more with your life like your cousin Wince, but you're happy with who you are.

Actually, that's pretty close.

I like the comment at the bottom of the result page: "Not happy with your OS? Or, if you ended up with GNU/HURD it means you didn't answer all the questions." Now that's geek comedy.

Have you really explored the quiz? (1)

MarkusQ (450076) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224083)

I think I found an easter egg. Here's what you do:

  1. Play with your answers until you get "Windows XP"
  2. Go to the bottom of the "Congradulations Page" and hit the "go to page three" link.
  3. For the "When you are left alone in someone's appartment" question, choose the one about the sock drawers.
  4. For the "front door" question, choose the one about the odds against someone actually going arround trying doorknobs.
  5. For the "remembering faces", choose the one about implanting microchips in your friends.
  6. For the "playing monopoly" question choose the one about being banker because everyone trusts you.
There may be one other question that I'm not remembering, but the answer should be pretty obvious.

The result?

The operating system formerly known as Hailstorm!

-- MarkusQ

What's funniest is... (1)

Dthoma (593797) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224101)

...the comments they give some of these OSes. Such as Windows 1.0: "You're a worthless piece of crap that should've never been born." Or Debian: "People have difficulty getting to know you. Once you finally open your shell they're apt to love you."

me... (1)

jeffy124 (453342) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224124)

a bit surprised ... Slackware Linux.

Apple DOS? (1)

banky (9941) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224156)

I'm Apple DOS?

Apple DOS 3.1?


I wasn't even aware Apple released a DOS 3.1. They released something called ProDos a long time ago, a failed attempt to turn the 68k platform into something like what the clone market had, but...

Apple DOS?


sulli (195030) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224931)

Apple DOS 3.x [] was used for the Apple II series before ProDos was released. I remember well using DOS 3.3 back in the day. 40 columns, caps only!

IN SOVIET RUSSIA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5224196)

OS chooses YOU!!

Mac OSX (1)

bofkentucky (555107) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224257)

I guess it could be worse, I just wish that their hardware didn't cost as much and there were sufficent games/apps written to it. The whole free software world is going to have to make some tough decisions in the next few years as AMD, Intel, Sun, and IBM sort out the 64-bit PC market, we all like some of their stuff, but 2-3 new ports for each project could get hairy. Of course as the Alpha dies, that will help some, but why is the Opteron|Itanium II|Power4|UltraSparc IV more deserving than their brethren.

First HP-UX! (1)

dthable (163749) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224303)

You are HP-UX
You're still strong despite the passage of time. Though few understand you, those who do love you deeply and appreciate you.

Isn't it funny that I deploy application on HP-UX boxes for a living. Does this mean developers tend to look and act like their platform....

I was AmigaOS (1)

cscx (541332) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224337)


Amiga (1)

MagnetarJones (447059) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224389)

I'm Amiga for some silly reason...

Re:Amiga (1)

einstein (10761) | more than 11 years ago | (#5226215)

Yeah, I'm Amiga too. Didn't see that one coming. maybe our confusing at being Amiga means something...

Me Too (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 11 years ago | (#5226502)

I don't think I've ever even seen a real Amiga. Here is their description by the way:

You are Amiga OS: Ahead of your time. You keep a lot of balls in the air. If only your parents had given you more opportunities to succeed.

It's funny, because that's kind of true.

Wow, OS X (1)

glh (14273) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224469)

I was really suprised.. I absolutely hate macs, yet I get OS X! What's up with that?? Doh!

HP-UX (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224617)

I guess it was the one on what I would do if I went to my megacorp party alone.

I said I would hang out by the punchbowl getting hammered with all the other dateless folks.

What the real anwer is of course is this:

I'd not be dateless. But, if I was, I would hang out at the punch bowl because all the hotties at the party would eventually end up there to get something to drink :)

Re:HP-UX (1)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 11 years ago | (#5226393)

Mee too... weird. And they didn't list Science Fiction in the literary genres, either!

OS X (1)

red5 (51324) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224654)

Yeah baby! ;)

test obviously flawed (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224675)

it says i'm slackware linux. "you are slackware linux. you are the brightest among your peers, but are often mistaken as insane. your elegant solutions to problems often take a little longer, but require much less effort to complete." i did enjoy getting the picture of bob and his frap pipe, but there is no way i'm the brightest among my peers. or if i am, you all are in serious trouble. in real life (outside these tests) i am a win2000 gamer/3d enthusiast with a linux box to do some grunt work. i guess in my heart i'd like it all to run on linux, but it doesn't.

Palm OS [no text below] (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224748)


OS/2 Warp (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224775)

You are OS/2 Warp
You're plagued by feelings of abondonment and disgust for your backstabbing step-brother. Oh, what might have been.

As an ex-OS/2 user (over two years of usage) I don't mind being equated to this OS. Of course, I would have preferred OS X or OpenBSD (which are my favourite OSes), but I'm quite pleased I didn't end up with any taste of Windows.

*waaah* (1)

KshGoddess (454304) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224820)

I'm XP!

I guess that means I'm shiny, full of bugs, and user-friendly. I'm not sure I like that description.

Of course, it was a male-biased test... I personally wouldn't dress up like santa so the ladies can sit on my lap. I don't go to christmas parties (which wasn't an option).

PalmOS (1)

krugdm (322700) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224870)

Running on a Clie, I hope...

I'm OS X !! (1)

aWalrus (239802) | more than 11 years ago | (#5224972)

Cool! err... I think so.

I'm saving up (that translates roughly to "daydreaming about") to buy one of those newfangled 12" tiBooks (It's finally won me over, despite the 15" screen on the next model). If only they could be hooked up to the 17" Apple display...

I am an OS hypocrite (1)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#5225386)

As I run both Win XP and Debian side by side. Maybe I can blame my computer problems on the socialists of my Linux box sabotaging the fascist Microsoft one?

Palm OS (1)

perfessor multigeek (592291) | more than 11 years ago | (#5225473)

Oh lord, they think I'm "punctual, useful" etc.
I feel a sudden urge to go out and do something nihilistic.


OS/2 Warp. (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 11 years ago | (#5226044)

You're plagued by feelings of abandonment and disgust for your back-stabbing step-brother. Oh, what might have been.

"Slackware" it told me... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 11 years ago | (#5227080) I took the test at work on an XP box running Mozilla, while at home I run OS X on a TiBook, RedHat on genericbox, and rarely run OS 9 anymore on an 8600/300.

Probably more "Slack" than "ware" for me.

Amiga OS (1)

kingofnopants (600490) | more than 11 years ago | (#5227171)

Does that mean i win?

OS/2 (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 11 years ago | (#5227680)

Which OS are You? []

Woohoo!!!! (1)

whiteranger99x (235024) | more than 11 years ago | (#5228714)

I'm GNU Hurd!!! [] though that might be because i forgot to answer a question (therefore my survey is as incomplete as the Hurd is :P)

Actually, i found that i'm Palm OS...nifty :>

Palm! (1)

Spunk (83964) | more than 11 years ago | (#5230248)

Is that because I'm single?


Slackware (1)

Pinball Wizard (161942) | more than 11 years ago | (#5233180)

"brightest among my peers, but generally regarded as insane"

Not bad for a stupid web personality test.

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