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What OS do you run? please specify which distro or version

  1. Windows

    23 vote(s)
    65.7%
  2. Linux

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. BSD

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. OS X

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. other

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
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  1. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I know this has been done before, but after a year of Microsoft security disasters it would be interesting to see if the picture has changed

    I myself now run Linux Mandrake 10 Community editon and am very excited about it
    it has far less glitches than 9.1 or 9.2 used to have
    it's quite a user friendly OS, but I'm not a Debian mazochist, at least for now

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    used to run WinXP, but when I now compare or sometimes boot up my old win (games/graphics) the first thing that I see - it's very poor in possibilites, things you can do. didn't turn to Linux because of security doubts, have enough skill to protect it, but I was starting to feel limited by win
     
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  3. Persol I am the great and mighty Zo. Registered Senior Member

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    Work laptop - XP
    Personal laptop - OS X
    Old computer in the corner with all my music - linux
     
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  5. Kunax Sciforums:Reality not required Registered Senior Member

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    Win2K and Slackware 9.1(linux), voted other as there is no multichoise
     
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  7. Cazov I eat plastic Registered Senior Member

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    Winxp 'cause I'm a lazy slacker.
     
  8. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    yeah, sorry, my bad

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    edit: Stryder, can you please make this a multi choice pool?
     
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  9. curioucity Unbelievable and odd Registered Senior Member

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  10. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    BSD covers OpenBSD and FreeBSD linux I would guess. Both of which have been notibly used on some of the major websites for server OS's (I think *BSD was actually used by Yahoo at one point, from recollection of what was written on the FreeBSD site)
     
  11. Kunax Sciforums:Reality not required Registered Senior Member

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    how simular are BSD to Linux in file structure (/, /root, /bin /dev...) and CLI commands

    edit: "file structure" is perhaps not the correct word!
     
  12. mouse can't sing, can't dance Registered Senior Member

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    Win2K on desktop, dualboot Mandrake 9.2/Win2K on laptop.

    Tried Mandrake to work with professionaly on my laptop, but the experience of Mandrake hanging in the bootcyclus on the PCMCIA slot just threw me off completely. Took me a weekend to get it past it, and only by disabling PCMCIA alltogether. Though given the excitement of Avatar, maybe I should give it another go with Mandrake 10.
     
  13. DCLXVI Bloody Bastard Registered Senior Member

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    This one (My home desktop) Runs FreeBSD and Win2000, I rarely use the windows part since I've pretty much stopped playing games alltogether.

    My laptop runs Gentoo Linux and WinXP

    My work Desktop runs FreeBSD

    Other OSs I have running on various machines that belong to me (not work) include NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris 7, Solaris 9, HP-UX 11i, Irix 6.5, and I'm probably forgetting something.
     
  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    98 second ed. Works just fine for 5 years now.
     
  15. Baal Zebul Somewhat Registered User Registered Senior Member

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    I use windows XP professional.
    But i Use Mac OSX Panther so that it will look like a real computer atleast

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  16. curioucity Unbelievable and odd Registered Senior Member

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    So you mean BSD is UNIX-related?
     
  17. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    Slackware 9.1 and WindowsXP.

    XP isn't that bad, but slackware...what can I say. Its the god-king distro

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  18. Captain_Crunch Club Ninja Valued Senior Member

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    Im still using windows xp but will be changing to Mandrake 10 and windows. I voted for wndows since thats what im using just now.
     
  19. Redrover Registered Senior Member

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    I'm currently using the knoppix version of debian, but I'm avidly waiting until Mandrake 10.0 official comes out.
     
  20. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    BSD is the Berkeley flavor of Unix. Or is it Linux? I forget.

    I got XP pro and Home. Mandrake Linux. And I also downloaded Solaris, but haven't played with it yet.
     
  21. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    Xp Pro on all of my computers. I set up a back up machine with Redhat, but basically I had no reason to make myself learn it. I dual booted that machine with 2K Pro, and one day I realized it had been nearly a year since I'd booted Redhat.
    Not for me I guess.
     
  22. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    -well, there have been a few glitches in MDK 10 Community, but nothing I couldn't repair. Community is generally OK, and you can always do an upgrade later
     
  23. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    Desktop #1 Windows XP Pro
    Desktop#2 Linux (my precious linux box)
    Desktop #3 (my mom's) Imac, so Mac OS
    Laptop- WIndows XP pro
     
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