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View Poll Results: Which *NIX you prefer
Linux 32 91.43%
OSX 3 8.57%
*BSD 5 14.29%
Solaris/OpenIndiana 3 8.57%
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Which *NIX you prefer

Simple question. Which *NIX you prefer.
Old 02-16-2011, 01:37 AM   #2
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Is this based on Home or Work?

You seem to have missed System V Unix
Old 02-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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and you missed AIX which is based on System V
Old 02-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #4
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I assumed that the poll related to types of *NIX environment as there are far too many specifics to list in any poll
Old 02-18-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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I was referring to the "popular" *NIX OSīs for home computers.
Old 03-10-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
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I can't vote because you don't have Minix in the poll.
Old 03-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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I use linux. Anyone else notice that the thread starter's name is fbsduser and they list opensuse and freedos and they voted for osx? That's funny!
Old 03-16-2011, 10:27 PM   #8
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Err...seriously? How can you expect to get unbiased votes on a Linux forum? Of course, I'll go Linux, since it's the one I've had the most experience with. I've messed around a little with *BSD and OI/OSOL, but they just seem...odd to me.
Old 03-17-2011, 07:30 AM   #9
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I am a Slackware user and Linux is proudly not Unix, so it shouldn't be included in the list.
Old 03-17-2011, 07:48 AM   #10
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*nix ... I'd have to say OpenBSD. And AIX as a close second. And in dead last I'd say Solaris.
Old 03-18-2011, 07:17 AM   #11
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I'm a Linux user who's dabbled in other *nixes-- a few BSD's and OpenIndiana. I could be wrong, but it seems like the other *nixes are behind. They have their niches, but Linux seems more feature rich and mature.
Old 03-19-2011, 10:55 PM   #12
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Microsoft Xenix... Tandy 16b/6000/6000HD.

'It aint your daddy's *nix!'

Oh wait...

Yes, it is!

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Old 03-27-2011, 05:53 AM   #13
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Linux, because of good hardware support.


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