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What is your favorite OS?


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#1 ReekenX

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:59 PM

Hi there :)

I want to ask you: what is your favorite OS (Operating System)? For example mine Debian linux (easy to use, install).
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#2 John

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:33 PM

I like Ubuntu.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:39 PM

I like Ubuntu, too.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:59 AM

And why?
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:02 AM

I'm torn. I like Linux, but I have a lot of Windows games. It's been a while since I played with Linux, so I haven't tested how well wine handles running them.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:03 AM

I prefer Mac OS X. It has the ability and stability of Linux but actually works without heavily modifying. My favorite flavor of Linux is SuSe.

I use Windows XP most often though.

@ WingedPanther: There is actually new software that plays most Windows games on Linux (and much better than wine). TransGaming Inc.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:49 AM

There's also great games to Linux. Personally, I like Sauerbraten.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:21 AM

I'm torn. I like Linux, but I have a lot of Windows games. It's been a while since I played with Linux, so I haven't tested how well wine handles running them.


I have the same problem, but I have a PC dedicated to gaming which runs Vista - and my laptop which is dedicated to doing work which runs Ubuntu.
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:32 AM

I've heard about Transgaming over the years, but haven't been interested in buying software for a free OS so I can play games I bought. Fortunately, StarCraft and WarCraft 3 play well on wine :)
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 11:19 AM

Right now I prefer Linux (Ubuntu I'm using mainly) but would prefer BSD or Solaris if the hardware and software support was as good as Linux*. Basically though Unix >>>>>>>> Windows. I despise programming in Windows, it's like everything is set up to get in your way. There is the MS way of doing things and every thing else is resisted at every turn and it drives me nuts. Other than that Win32 sucks.

*simply put, Linux has been giving me some stability issues recently. There are some defects in the IDE stack that are prone to regression, mostly you can get away with it but my laptop tends to fall foul of later kernels.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 04:31 AM

I use windows since I have used it since Windows 2.0 (which was total **), 3.11 was better but still **.
95 had really nice and fast GUI, too bad they didn't stick on it, 98 GUI integrated Iexploder and was too slow.

I think NT4.0 still has the 95 GUI, which would be great to put on Windows XP but then most of the IE component dependent programs would stop working. Thats bad.

Anyways, I use windows XP now and Im not planning to move to Vista.
This is propably the last windows I will use, maybe ReactOS will be a good alternative when XP is too old to use?
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 04:42 AM

ReactOS is actually behind Wine in Linux AFAIK. You can get most applications to run to a usable extent in Linux these days. Since Google got involved Wine has improved dramatically.
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