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View Poll Results: What other operating systems do you use?
I use Linux almost exclusively 20 38.46%
NeXT 0 0%
OpenDarwin 0 0%
ReactOS 0 0%
QNX 1 1.92%
RISC OS 0 0%
Amiga 0 0%
OS/2 0 0%
Windows 35 67.31%
Zeta 0 0%
BeOS 0 0%
Syllable 0 0%
Macintosh 1 1.92%
Mac OS X 7 13.46%
IRIX 1 1.92%
Solaris 9 17.31%
DOS 6 11.54%
FreeBSD 12 23.08%
NetBSD 5 9.62%
OpenBSD 2 3.85%
Other BSD 0 0%
Other 3 5.77%
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
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What other operating systems do you use?


What other operating systems do you use? What do they do that Linux can't?

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Old 02-13-2007, 03:24 AM   #2
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I use Linux exclusively on my PC, but use Solaris on my UltraSparc 10 box.

I'm testing with Solaris mainly for interest, but will probably end up sticking Linux on the Sparc computer too
 
Old 02-13-2007, 04:07 AM   #3
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Linux along with WinXP, one reason GAMES ^_^

No amount of Wine will run games as proper as Windows until & unless natively supported by game companies. eg., Epic (you rock), can't wait for UT3 on Linux \o/
 
Old 02-13-2007, 04:58 AM   #4
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Same here as shrikant, my system is dual-boot with windows pretty much for games that don't work in Linux. and also for my girlfriend who refuses to use linux cause she thinks it's too hard to deal with. puhleeez

-bhert
 
Old 02-13-2007, 06:53 AM   #5
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I only use Windows because that's what we've got here @ school. Oh, and the slight fact that if I try to get rid of windows in my home my parents, who know absolutely nothing about computers, would kill me.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 07:20 AM   #6
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I use Windows most of the time because I can't get wireless networking to work under Linux. Also most the the machines in college use Windows.

Since most of the programs I use are cross-platform, it doesn't really matter what OS I'm using.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 09:28 AM   #7
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>> "Oh, and the slight fact that if I try to get rid of windows in my home my parents, who know absolutely nothing about computers, would kill me ..."

there is a thread about fixing machines for old people ... probably you can have a look at that thread and give it a try ...

if i can do that to myself , why cant you guys ... ??


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Old 02-13-2007, 11:09 AM   #8
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I use WinXP for games, syncing my PDA and checking for browser compatability with IE when I can be bothered.
I use Win98 for the nostalgia (got Doom, DoomII, Quake etc. installed).
I use DOS for the nostalgia, but I haven't got any games for it yet.
I play with FreeBSD occasionally, and i've got a Solaris10 DVD to install when I get round to it.
I've also got a couple of old macs (ClassicII and an OS7ish one) which are used very rarely, and next project is to get a more recent one and see what OSX is like. Probably be a laptop, since I've got to get one of them.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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On my computer, other than linux I have WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL. I don't use it very often; maybe once every few months.

It's handy to keep around for things that just won't work with linux; there are many. Since the market revolves around windows it's smart to keep it around in case I ever need to use one of these windows only things.

Like, say, my GBA flash cartridge. It only has software and a driver for windows, so I need windows to flash GBA ROM images onto it. And "SSF", a sega saturn emulator that will not run in wine.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 09:10 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lordandmaker
I use WinXP for games, syncing my PDA and checking for browser compatability with IE when I can be bothered.
I use Win98 for the nostalgia (got Doom, DoomII, Quake etc. installed).
I use DOS for the nostalgia, but I haven't got any games for it yet.
I play with FreeBSD occasionally, and i've got a Solaris10 DVD to install when I get round to it.
I've also got a couple of old macs (ClassicII and an OS7ish one) which are used very rarely, and next project is to get a more recent one and see what OSX is like. Probably be a laptop, since I've got to get one of them.
ok , seems that most people are having windows systems besides linux for the games part ... and games in itself is the commitment of people in searching for "extra" funs ...

so people may "seriously" try having the rest of the *nix systems besides linux and try to work out well or just "well enough" with the same apps and ultilities "circulating" among all of them ... this could be fun ... remember , fun by itself is kind of like "unnecessary" things and people dont live off of fun things ...

will be forced to use *only* hardwares and devices that work for all of the systems ... as this are fun things to do , unix may became the common spoken language around the neighbourhood and this may also drive more hardwares and devices manufacturors to include native drivers and ultilities for unix systems voluntarily ...


[PS ::] as for the polling , i hardly or dont use other systems now ...


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Old 02-14-2007, 09:37 AM   #11
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I just got rid of windows xp on my laptop I have only booted into it a handfull of times since i got my laptop three monthes ago and then not to do any real work. Fedora Core 6 runns beautifully on my Dell inspiron E1505!!!
And on my desktop machine I use an unofficial port of slackware 11.0 to AMD 64. I have to dual boot that thing with windows since my little brother uses windows exclusivly.

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Old 02-14-2007, 11:14 AM   #12
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The computing department at uni is very Microsoft orientated, so use Windows there. At home I mostly use Linux, I use qemu so I can have Windows in a vm for programming assignments that require Visual Studio. Server runs FreeBSD though.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 01:30 PM   #13
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I now only have Ubuntu Dapper since I broke my ntfs partition (not 100% accidentally). I am thinking about dual-booting it with FreeBSD just for fun. I am going to eventually set up Morrowind and Oblivion to be played under Wine whenever I have time for that but if these gaming companies cannot support my OS then they are just losing a customer. (Gaming is supposed to be fun anyway, not about useless graphical effects that require a new graphics card every week.)
 
Old 02-14-2007, 02:47 PM   #14
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Linux only on my computers, but if I don't own them they always tend to have Windows or OS X on there. I'm not really a big fan of either even if X is Unix based.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 03:18 PM   #15
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I mostly use Linux, but have installations of FreeBSD and Solaris which I really like. Unfortunately I sometimes have to use Windows, but not very often.
 
  


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