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View Poll Results: What's your favorite non-*nix OS?
Microsoft Windows (any version: NT, CE, 9x, Win16, etc.) 33 43.42%
Apple Mac OS 9 11.84%
IBM OS/2 (e.g., OS/2 Warp 4.x) 2 2.63%
BeOS 8 10.53%
DOS (MS-DOS, DR-DOS, FreeDOS, etc.) 11 14.47%
PalmOS 6 7.89%
IBM OS/360 0 0%
QNX 1 1.32%
That cool OS I just wrote in QBasic (don't laugh, please) 2 2.63%
other 4 5.26%
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Old 09-28-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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Your Favorite Non-*nix OS


Excluding Linux, the BSDs, and all other Unices and Unix-like operating systems, what is your favorite operating system? I have tried to list the most well known in the poll.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 04:04 PM   #2
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Ahhh.. Isnt QNX just linux with a custom microkernel and microdisplay driver?

and wouldnt that make it a *nix?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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And OSX is Unix based
 
Old 09-28-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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what happened to RiscOS??
 
Old 09-28-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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I chose DOS, i used it alot when i was on window's.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 07:25 PM   #6
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Aside from Linux, I use OS X and BeOS. Since OS X has a BSD core, I chose BeOS. (Which may even be making a comeback, though not from Be itself.)

Steve
 
Old 09-28-2003, 08:21 PM   #7
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Aside from Linux, I use OS X and BeOS. Since OS X has a BSD core, I chose BeOS. (Which may even be making a comeback, though not from Be itself.)

Steve
I've been thinking about trying BeOS. What features do you like about it?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:00 PM   #8
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definitly windows* AS my second choice of OS , cos I work/study in a windows environment
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:19 PM   #9
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I've been thinking about trying BeOS. What features do you like about it?
The general look and feel. I began to like it when it was better than almost all the other OSs in features, performance, and consistency, and I like it now because it reminds me of the good times.

When BeOS came out, the Windows standard was Win95, and Be was miles ahead. Fast boot times, a journaled FS before Linux had it, and a zippy GUI. Unfortunately they fell behind, way behind, and now the follow-ons to Be, Zeta and OBOS (OpenBeOS) are trying to recreate what BeOS was when Be the company died. Only then can they move to the next level.

Steve
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:43 AM   #10
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VM/CMS

 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:47 PM   #11
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mmm, grudingly i have to say windows, cos of the games
 
Old 09-29-2003, 07:03 PM   #12
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Ahhh.. Isnt QNX just linux with a custom microkernel and microdisplay driver?

and wouldnt that make it a *nix?
I haven't personally used QNX; but, as far as I knew when I made this poll, it was not simply a customized Linux kernel. Browsing QNX's website, I found no information implying that the QNX OS's microkernel is somehow derived from the Linux kernel, nor have I found anything implying that it is a Unix-like operating system. You're still probably right, though.

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Originally posted by XavierP
And OSX is Unix based.
Indeed, Mac OS X's kernel, Darwin, is derived from a BSD kernel. However, the many versions of the Mac OS that came out before Mac OS X were not *nix operating systems.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 08:44 PM   #13
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What about Atheos?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:08 AM   #14
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Indeed, Mac OS X's kernel, Darwin, is derived from a BSD kernel. However, the many versions of the Mac OS that came out before Mac OS X were not *nix operating systems.
I know - I was just being facetious.

Note to self - grow up sometime.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:42 AM   #15
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I happily voted for windows!
 
  


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