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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 06-02-2016, 12:06 PM   #46
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I regard my preferred desktop for real work as X11 because my work has always been command line based. The hardware platform with the display is of little importance really. At home I use Mac OSX 10.6.8, which is years out of date, but the more tablet oriented interface of the later versions drives me up the wall. X emulation s/w under XP was fine. The later less utilitarian versions of Windows and MacOS just get in the way.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 12:29 PM   #47
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Linux. Started with Slackware 0.91 (in the early 1990's?) as University prof. Local mainframe (VAX) ran a Unix variant which helped educate our researchers and physics students, among others. Experimented with many distros over the years (too many to list here). Currently running Mint 17.3. Linux Brother printer drivers very useful, but must occasionally use Windows 7 for finer details. Also need Win 7 for Google Earth. Computer time is 99.9% on Linux. Still waiting for "perfect" distribution ... ;-}
 
Old 06-02-2016, 12:55 PM   #48
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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
Well, for a change, allow me one MS-DOS a.k.a. Windows shell, hee-hee, user to vote for this despised by *nix users "OS".
See, I am aware that MS did some sloppy plagiary, yet, I find this "franchise" very useful.

Just to tease/ask you *nix fans, tell me what is the fastest application/tool/service to find patterns into English texts, brute-force-LY?!

Is it, an *nix' tool or Windows'?

http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/p...-wordlist.aspx





Take my playfulness seriously, and answer me, if you need to find a certain pattern into a haystack, say 50GB English Wikipedia, why should an unbiased user pay attention what OS is better when one sloppy OS could offer a tool getting the job done in record time?

My point, speed is religion, speed implemented in some Windows tool can't be shadowed by the defects of the running OS.

Last edited by Sanmayce; 06-02-2016 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:00 PM   #49
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Slackware, even on my Raspberry Pi. (Thanks, FatDog.)
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:01 PM   #50
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Linux vs Windows Desktop

I tend to think Windows still has linux beat on the desktop, but I exclusively use linux for all things backend. It's undisputed that Windows rules the desktop, so it is with Linux ruling the network, backend and mobile, but then it really depends on what you are trying to do.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:07 PM   #51
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Wink Of course...

I run GNU/Linux in my personal machines (3) and at work (University) where I installed it in many machines around me, that I administrate, for my coworkers (c.a. 12 more PCs).
The majority now run PCLinuxOS and a couple *buntu (U or X) LTS.
Small portable devices run Android/Linux... until I can get my hands on Ubuntu phones and tablets
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:10 PM   #52
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Many years of weaning off windows and learning scripting will culminate when Windows 10 offers Ubuntu built-in. Then the tide will turn to *nix for most analyses. However, there are still good and easy to use visualization tools that are Windows-based.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:17 PM   #53
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I tend to think Windows still has linux beat on the desktop, but I exclusively use linux for all things backend. It's undisputed that Windows rules the desktop, so it is with Linux ruling the network, backend and mobile, but then it really depends on what you are trying to do.
Agreed, but isn't it sad that so powerful OS as Fedora, the only one I played some hours with, lacks such tool as my Gallowwalker?

See, I have 170GB of textual data that too often I need to traverse for certain patterns, where is all the power of the frontend, meaning, why the desktop i.e. shell lacks basic functionality as finding fuzzily some needed text/sentence! Why *nix community didn't write some nifty GUI search tools, or I am not aware of them?
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:23 PM   #54
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--jeremy[/QUOTE]

I've been running Linux since the first floppy install of Slackware. Then CD's came along and I installed the first RedHat CD release. Then Caldera, went back to RedHat when I worked there, then Fedora (which made me cry) so we divorced like getting rid of a bad woman and installed Ubuntu ...which didn't make me cry for awhile. Then the Ubuntu gestapo style moderators ran us "Old Guys" off, and we all fled to Debian.
Windows? I haven't seen Windows since Win95. Scruum.
http://linuxcounter.net/user/44256.html
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:30 PM   #55
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Agreed, but isn't it sad that so powerful OS as Fedora, the only one I played some hours with, lacks such tool as my Gallowwalker?

See, I have 170GB of textual data that too often I need to traverse for certain patterns, where is all the power of the frontend, meaning, why the desktop i.e. shell lacks basic functionality as finding fuzzily some needed text/sentence! Why *nix community didn't write some nifty GUI search tools, or I am not aware of them?
Given that I've never heard of gallowwalker, I can't find it to download it to see WHAT it is, then I'd say...no, it's not sad that it lacks that software.

Why would you need gui software to do what's been implemented for 20+ years through grep and/or awk, is just...pointless IMO. I dare say most linux users would agree, since awk & grep are so powerful, why bother making gui equivalents, when you can always export results to a text or csv file and then open them using gui application of ones choice.

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Old 06-02-2016, 01:30 PM   #56
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Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:41 PM   #57
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Thumbs up Which Os

I use Korora KDE. Stable and efficient.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:43 PM   #58
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I would have expected Linux to be at least 90%+.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:43 PM   #59
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Fedora
 
Old 06-02-2016, 01:51 PM   #60
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Given that I've never heard of gallowwalker, I can't find it to download it to see WHAT it is, then I'd say...no, it's not sad that it lacks that software.

Why would you need gui software to do what's been implemented for 20+ years through grep and/or awk, is just...pointless IMO. I dare say most linux users would agree, since awk & grep are so powerful, why bother making gui equivalents, when you can always export results to a text or csv file and then open them using gui application of ones choice.
Don't take me wrong, the command line when exploited skillfully is enough, but I know many users wanting to search in GUI fashion but they are too afraid EVEN TO ADMIT THEIR dumminess, I mean they are not fools but have no experience in anything different than GUI and are shy to say it. My desire is some *nix gurus to write exact/fuzzy/wildcard, and as a bonus (not used by me) REGEX, search modes and presented in GUI tool, of course it would be nice to exploit all the power one modern desktop machine could offer, yesterday I did read a review of the newest Intel 6th gen monster for desktop users featuring 20 threads, again, why that power is underutilized even not utilized?

Gallowwalker (www.sanmayce.com/_GW.zip) is nothing special, just a shell invoking console tools via its buttons, under each button an external console tool lies, my design was to not write a single line that works under GUI, everything should be external, thus, porting should not be a problem.

GREP needs GUI in my view, one guy wrote WINGREP or something and charged $40, nah! My policy is 100% free, whatever, I tried his grep with GUI under Windows and was shocked, it was deadly slow.
 
  


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