OS?

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    Feb 03, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    Does anyone use an OS different than Windows XP/7, or the Mac OS? What else is available?
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    Feb 03, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    Ubuntu
  • starboard5

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    Feb 03, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    There are so many distributions of Linux... a flavor for any taste. Go to distrowatch.com and have a field day.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    charlitos saidUbuntu


    Ubuntu is awesome!
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Ubuntu is easy to use and has a pretty good community for support.
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    QNX
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    Bustamante said
    charlitos saidUbuntu


    Ubuntu is awesome!


    My genius friend got into it icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 7:21 AM GMT
    Old Solaris. But, its more for software writing and cad tool stuff.

    My line of work is wandering over and embracing XP and Win7...

    Too tired to argue anymore.
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    Feb 03, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
    DOS much?

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    hah... I use Windows 7 mostly... Can't stand OSX or much things apple these days. Don't get me wrong... Apple has its goos uses but if its because of the GUI or ease of use... or because its trendy... blah... gay.
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    Feb 03, 2012 10:25 AM GMT
    I won't even consider a non-windows OS because of all the times I've seen

    "Only available for Windows"

    and "Problem running this on a mac" in help forums.
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    Feb 03, 2012 11:11 AM GMT
    Thanks for the information you guy's. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidI won't even consider a non-windows OS because of all the times I've seen

    "Only available for Windows"

    and "Problem running this on a mac" in help forums.


    this is getting less and less tho..

    unless your a heavy gamer, I'd say you should have no problems with mac. its a lot easier actually i think
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    Feb 04, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    jodgsk said
    SkinnyBitch saidI won't even consider a non-windows OS because of all the times I've seen

    "Only available for Windows"

    and "Problem running this on a mac" in help forums.


    this is getting less and less tho..

    unless your a heavy gamer, I'd say you should have no problems with mac. its a lot easier actually i think

    Or if you are an Engineer. Many of the major software packages only run in Windows.
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    Feb 04, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    Several.
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    Feb 04, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
    jodgsk said
    SkinnyBitch saidI won't even consider a non-windows OS because of all the times I've seen

    "Only available for Windows"

    and "Problem running this on a mac" in help forums.


    this is getting less and less tho..

    unless your a heavy gamer, I'd say you should have no problems with mac. its a lot easier actually i think


    I am a heavy gamer, but even games that say they work for mac always have a whole slew of mac-related problems because the game isn't tested as well for mac. Just easier to go with the flow.
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    Feb 04, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
    I fiddle with Arch Linux, Gentoo, and Ubuntu.

    Even though the kernel (core guts of the OS) is pretty much the same between the different Linux flavours, they each have their quirks.

    Linux (and Ubuntu in particular) is great for playing around with coding environments and media creation... and its relatively safer to
    use when browsing "questionable" sites (not entirely virus/worm-proof... but has a much lower cross section of folks writing malware for it than for windows.

    It is utterly atrocious for any serious gaming outside of various clones of Counterstrike or Quake.

    For gaming and general productivity, Windows 7 is the best in my book.