LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

View Poll Results: If you couldn't use Linux, what would your second choice OS be?
Macintosh 18 22.78%
Windows 16 20.25%
Unix or Minix (or other Unix variant) 35 44.30%
Other 10 12.66%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-03-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
apache363
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: OS X; FreeBSD; Debian
Posts: 172

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you couldn't use Linux, what would your second choice OS be?


If you couldn't use Linux, what would your second choice OS be?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
Big Al
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 143

Rep: Reputation: 15
My second choice would be FreeBSD.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
SciYro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: hopefully not here
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,038

Rep: Reputation: 51
i think id pick hurd, after all, it will still use the gnu system so ill already know the basic tools , if not hurd then some other kernel, as long as i can still pick which programs i want/don't want to have
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:09 PM   #4
Mannyakatheman
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10
Posts: 138

Rep: Reputation: 15
i would use ms 98 or xp
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:14 PM   #5
vectordrake
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: NB,Canada
Distribution: Something alpha or beta, binary or source...
Posts: 2,280
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 47
FreeBSD then NetBSD then Open BeOS. If there had to be a choice after that, I'd have to buy Windows 2000, I guess.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
witeshark
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Miami FL
Distribution: Mac OS X 10.4.11 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Posts: 429

Rep: Reputation: 30
After Mac I'd go with a BSD
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:08 PM   #7
jaz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: midwest
Distribution: fedora core 1
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 6
RE:

Quote:
Originally posted by vectordrake
FreeBSD then NetBSD then Open BeOS. If there had to be a choice after that, I'd have to buy Windows 2000, I guess.
Buy Windows2000?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:15 PM   #8
apache363
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: OS X; FreeBSD; Debian
Posts: 172

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
There are so many different free (and paid too) and SUPERIOR OSes out there to Win32, why would you bother?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:24 PM   #9
SciYro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: hopefully not here
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,038

Rep: Reputation: 51
/me wonders the same

maybe they become masochists?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:27 PM   #10
jaz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: midwest
Distribution: fedora core 1
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 6
I responding to someone's post who said ...I may buy Windows 2000. If I cant get anything M$ for free I am not buying it!!
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:34 PM   #11
jaz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: midwest
Distribution: fedora core 1
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 6
BTW, I'd use either XP Pro or a MAC for entertainment purposes and FreeBSD for work, learning etc
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:37 PM   #12
mikshaw
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Maine, USA
Distribution: Slackware/SuSE/DSL
Posts: 1,320

Rep: Reputation: 45
The Macintosh and Windows choices are a bit too vague IMO. I hated MacOS prior to OS X, and Windows sucked prior to Win2000 (NT4 was decent, sorta). Also, if I hadn't learned about Linux I may have known about nothing else other than Unix, which I probably wouldn't use while Win2000 and OSX were available.
I'd say I'd most likely be using Win2000.

If Linux were just now suddenly unavailable somehow, I'd probably go with a BSD.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 08:20 PM   #13
pepsi
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 63

Rep: Reputation: 15
win xp for free caugh caugh kazaa lite

Last edited by pepsi; 05-14-2004 at 02:05 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 08:43 PM   #14
apache363
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: OS X; FreeBSD; Debian
Posts: 172

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
In response to what milkshaw said:
Originally posted by milkshaw:
Quote:
The Macintosh and Windows choices are too vague IMO.
In retrospect, I understand what you're saying. For clarification purposes, I mean the latest versions of the poll choice OSes.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 09:17 PM   #15
mbegovic
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Distribution: Currently FC3
Posts: 342

Rep: Reputation: 30
I would probably use FreeBSD. I like Macintosh, but I also like to play with x86 hardware - this would be the deciding factor.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my choice for best Linux distribution joshknape Linux - Distributions 7 06-29-2011 05:39 AM
Hardware choice for new Linux PC oleic Linux - Newbie 8 12-13-2004 06:40 AM
Best Linux choice jaakkop Linux - Distributions 5 08-21-2004 08:35 AM
Was Linux the right choice of career HadesThunder General 30 07-07-2004 11:10 AM
Is there a mobo of choice when it comes to using linux caleb star Linux - Hardware 1 11-05-2003 04:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration