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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 06-19-2016, 04:03 AM   #286
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There are, in my mind, two types of arguments in a discussion: One is mere option, as it is not supported by any given facts. You either agree or disagree with that opinion, or you simply don't know, as you have no basis for comparison. If you say "Pepsi is great!".. That is opinion, and I may or may not agree with you, or I have no opinion in the matter.

If you say "Pepsi is better than coke!", you present me with a basis of comparison. If I love coke, I may challenge you on it. If I hate code, I may agree with you in principle (I bet he's right), but I still would not know for sure. If you said "7 out of ten people who have tried Pepsi and Coke find Pepsi has a better taste". Now you are stating what seem to be facts, and maybe i can search and find you are right in one trial, but wrong in two others.

Let's say first off, that Linux is both fast and functional. Nobody is arguing with that. It is also free, which is really great. So to say one distro is fast and functional is not telling us much. How is it faster than or more functional thasn something else? That would tell us something more, as we would have the start of a basis of comparisons. But if you want a real comparison, look for articles or polls where uses vote their favorites and see what comes out on top.

Rather than one person's opinion, I asked bing: best linux distro poll. I got my answer here: http://www.bing.com/search?q=best%20...logo=CT3210127

So now it is not just my opinion or your opinion, but what a lot of people think. See how great search engines can be?
 
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So now it is not just my opinion or your opinion, but what a lot of people think. See how great search engines can be?
Might I ask what this has to do with this thread? Perhaps I'm misreading the title but I see nothing about opinions or which is "best" in the title?
 
Old 06-19-2016, 07:56 AM   #288
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Might I ask what this has to do with this thread? Perhaps I'm misreading the title but I see nothing about opinions or which is "best" in the title?
He's a MS troll, see he uses Bing
 
Old 06-19-2016, 08:53 AM   #289
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Reviews (especially by the public) can be just opinions too.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lies...and_statistics
 
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Linux isn't good enough to be a desktop OS
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My primary OS is Linux Mint.
 
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Linux isn't good enough to be a desktop OS
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My primary OS is Linux Mint.
Don't pay mind to these folks. They're not tech savvy and never used anything but windows. Hell, they probably buy a new computer if it has a minor hiccup like their mouse is moving erratically on the screen.
 
Old 06-20-2016, 03:47 PM   #292
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Might I ask what this has to do with this thread? Perhaps I'm misreading the title but I see nothing about opinions or which is "best" in the title?
One person says he likes a certain distro. Another says Gee, I may have to try that again. If anyone is looking for a better distro, why not consider poll results? It's all opinion anyway, but it can help narrow the field.

On the other hand, there is a distinction between informed and uninformed opinions. Most of the world is locked into Windows, period. I've been in both camps, Windows and Linux, so I have a totally different opinion. I retested google today, and it has been revised and struts its stuff again. But no search engine does it all, and you have to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each one you xonsider using, and there are many.

For instance, Bing has near:[n], an important feature. But google has phonebook:, which is a great people finder. It's what you want it for that really counts.

Other search engines may offer more or less in terms of features or data to search. It takes time and need to work out which is best for what at any given time. They do evolve, and more keep coming. And there are more options than you can find documented in 1 place.

I'm no fan of MS by any means, but Bing is a creditable search engine. Google has bounced back strongly, and now I am pleased to use either for most searches. But like the difference of opinion avout operating systems, there is no one right answer. But in my experience, Windows is definitely the wrong answer, thwn (1998-2002) and now (2016), and more so now than then. Find and read my other posts lsewhereb if you want to know why. That's what search engines can do for you.

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One person says he likes a certain distro. Another says Gee, I may have to try that again. If anyone is looking for a better distro, why not consider poll results? It's all opinion anyway, but it can help narrow the field.
Again, perhaps I'm missing something here but I don't see how this is relevant to the poll?
My reading of the pole title is that it is asking what people consider their primary OS, that is the OS they use predominantly. There's not a heck of a lot of room for opinion there apart from the decision of which of a dual-boot setup can be considered primary and why. None of that though has anything to do with which distro somebody prefers or their opinion of any other.
For example, I myself use Debian Sid as my primary OS at home (I only boot into Windows 10 to update it and leave it there in case I need it for a job application or something). I don't see much room for opinion there.
I also have to use Windows 7 only at work so it is, perhaps, my primary OS there. Again, no room for opinion (or even choice) there.

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There's not a heck of a lot of room for opinion there apart from the decision of which of a dual-boot setup can be considered primary and why.
There's nothing in the question about which you prefer, which you think is best or anything like that.
There are multiple threads here asking which is the preferred OS, DE, distribution and the like but this does not ask that.
What should be interesting here is how many people can consider Linux or BSD their primary OS -- that is how many people can cope day-to-day with minimal or no Windows. Or, conversely, how many people find working day-to-day with Windows easier only using Linux for certain tasks.
What isn't interesting is people stating "This is the best distro!!!" or "Windos sucks!!!" that's been done to death.
 
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