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Poll: Which OS do you prefer?
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Which OS do you prefer?

Funny how that is measuring MARKET SHARE. In my opinion market share will never truly measure which OS is actually being used the most. One screwed statistic says that Mac OS X is more used than Linux, I'm pretty sure that's a lie because I've seen FAR more Linux users around me than Mac ones.

Oh wait.

I use windows. I tried out ubuntu for a while and loved it... the only problem is that I have one computer and installing 2 OS's on 2 partitions is a pain, I also play a lot of windows specific games.

I currently have a half broken copy of sabayon on a second partition but am to lazy to try and get it to work, if I had a second computer though I would put ubuntu on it without a second thought.

I can't see how mobile operating systems (in the first link) could have a "market share" as they are not in the same market as desktop OSes.
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Arch Linux is propably the best Linux distro I have ever used. It's just pure awesomeness.

However, I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 64bit on my desktop right now, because I accidentally rm -rf'ed the wrong directory a couple of moths ago -> the whole Arch said goodbye. Big Grin After this accident I installed Ubuntu because I was too lazy to reconfigure Arch (yeah, getting Arch working needs a bit work, it's the geek-distro). And it seems that the next distribution on my computer is Chakra Linux (based on Arch, but more user-friendly).

And I dualboot Win7 for some games. :/ But I don't like Windows as an operating system at all. It's antiquated system.

Windows Vista on my laptop, because it came with it. I'm not hating it as much as I thought I would after a couple of years on Linux, though it's astounding how much extra software you need to get some basic stuff that is on most Linux distro's by default. I bought UltraMon for example, to even get close to having the same kind of multi monitor functionality. And even sticking certain windows to the top of my screen seems to need a seperate utility. If Windows was a Linux distro, it would die out within months, if not weeks Smile

And I ran a persistent Arch Linux on a USB stick on my server PC, until I did something stupid by deleting it Sad
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I use Windows XP on one computer (no, I'll never buy another M$ product again) and Arch Linux on the other.

Going from Ubuntu to Arch was ridiculously good, you just have so much control over everything and they have wonderful forums where your voice isn't drowned out by the constant noise. Mmmm, I can smell that rolling release distro goodness now....
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Why is this not a poll, and why did nobody mention Emacs yet? Wink

Personally: Ubuntu x86_64, but any other Linux may replace it in the future. Too bad there is no way to evade Shuttleworth's madness by choosing another distro, as it gets into upstream GNOME anyway.
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In the order of preference and estimated usage statistics:

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Ubuntu 10.4
Mac OS 10.5.8
Kubuntu 10.4
Windows XP

Apart from that: Ubuntu Server 10.4

Oh, and Emacs is very cool as well, but I didn't figure out how to install Nexuiz nor Xonotic in Emacs yet so it isn't really an option.
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arch x86_64. Nice simple OS. Very fast (causing me problems with that though. Amazing how slow ANY other computer feels in comparison) Pacman and AUR are nice and brought my distro hopping to an end. (Trying to get the rest of my family to use linux will start it back up though, they aren't going to like arch...)

EDIT: Woot! Arch has a larger # of users here then on most forums.

Windows XP

Windows XP, but I want to get a Solaris.

btw, Solaris is free now.

Merged the two "which OS do you prefer" threads together

Why do I find this poll biased? (windows users are too lazy to vote, linux users will go ZOMG OS POLL lets make linux win!)
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I use Linux and prefer it Smile
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Windows made me pull my hair out for about a decade, Ubuntu put some fun back into my computing experience.

Oh wait.

Arch Linux x86-64. Yes, as mentioned before settings things up initially can take some time so it is worth backing up config files before trying any reinstall as it may save you some time. Once running it works brilliantly, even my Mum uses Arch! Mostly just because I set it up for her though...

Much less brokenness than Gentoo where seemingly every time you do emerge you find that there are some dependency issues and you have to change your use flags or your cflags are too aggressive for a specific package and cause it to crash every time.

If I do want to build from source then I can and Xonotic-git is in AUR too!
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Debian Squeeze 64bit....
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For Desktop or laptop I prefer
- Mac OS for work, gaming and everyday life Smile (developer inside)
- I use backtrack sometimes for work.

For Servers
- I like debian-based distro

For Mobile
- iOS

no microsoft OS still the virtual machine progress.
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I have a dual boot system Windows 7 / openSUSE 11.2, but only openSUSE is actively used, even for games like nexuiz/xonotic.
For me openSUSE is much better than windows Big Grin

I use both Linux and Windows 7 on my daily work and since there are some games that don't work properly under Linux, i chose Windows.
However, with a better program compatiblity i would choose Linux hands down xD


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