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View Poll Results: Which Desktop Operating System Do You Consider Your Primary?
BSD Variant 2 0.24%
ChromeOS 5 0.61%
Haiku 0 0%
Linux 674 82.30%
Mac OS X 33 4.03%
Other *NIX 3 0.37%
ReactOS 0 0%
Windows 98 11.97%
Other 4 0.49%
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:55 AM   #1
jeremy
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Which Desktop Operating System Do You Consider Your Primary?


The Official LQ Poll Series continues. As a follow-up to Which Desktop Operating Systems Do You Currently Run? we now want to know: Which Desktop Operating System Do You Consider Your Primary?

--jeremy
 
Old 05-31-2016, 12:31 PM   #2
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Hi Jeremy...

I tend to view my copy of Windows Vista as my primary, although I use both pretty evenly, I think.

Regards...

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Old 05-31-2016, 01:53 PM   #3
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My main system runs Fedora 23 and I keep it up to date, all of my other systems dual boot Linux Fedora and Windos 7. My main laotop defaults to Fedora but I use it mostly at my customer's locations so in Windows 7. My Samba server and Internet firewall run CentOS 6.7
 
Old 05-31-2016, 01:56 PM   #4
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Linux is all I run (aside from a NetBSD server I use), so I reckon Linux. Slackware, mostly.
 
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:59 AM   #5
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It's a bit of an odd question to answer, actually. MacOS is my primary GUI, but most of my desktop _activity_ is on a raspberry Pi that I access via ssh.
 
Old 06-01-2016, 11:13 AM   #6
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A Linux distro of some form has been my primary since 2006. Back then it was SUSE 10, nowadays it's Ubuntu.

I couldn't switch back to Windows, as it just feels too restrictive, though the introduction of Powershell does improve things somewhat, I still prefer the freedom over your machine you get by running a Linux system.
 
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:56 AM   #7
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The poll results are entirely unamazing and not surprising
 
Old 06-01-2016, 12:02 PM   #8
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Kali Linux.
 
Old 06-01-2016, 12:10 PM   #9
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I started using Linux about 15 years ago and worked mainly with Slackware, then Knoppix variants on some old hardware. Then I moved to Debian on my main computer at home, but worked a lot on OS X laptops at home as well and for work. A few years ago I started using Ubuntu at home because of the quick install and to run pretty much out of the box. In early 2015 I got tired of Unity and wanted something different. I got a recent HP Elitebook and went back to Debian for a while, but six months ago moved to an Arch install and love it. I spend most of the time using the Awesome WM, but occasionally use XFCE when I want more of a GUI.
 
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:39 PM   #10
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Linux, of course. Specifically Debian, since 2006.
 
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:12 PM   #11
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With a GNU to boot++!

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Old 06-01-2016, 01:14 PM   #12
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Fedora

Since early 2000's.
 
Old 06-01-2016, 01:34 PM   #13
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Linux isn't good enough to be a desktop OS, and windross is far worse.
 
Old 06-01-2016, 02:20 PM   #14
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Operating System Used

I use Debian Jessie on all my computers but one. The odd computer has Windows 10 but I only access it by vnc from my Debian computers. I only keep the headless Windows computer to run some commercial programs not available for Linux. They run very nicely from the Debian computers with the vnc connection.
 
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:23 PM   #15
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Linux isn't good enough to be a desktop OS, and windross is far worse.
really ???...which distro????
 
  


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