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Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:16 am
by trust-no-one
Hi everyone,

I just made this thread to see which OS people prefer for their day-to-day stuff in the hacker community. Normally, obviously, most people use Windows, but I was wondering if within this community more people used Linux or Mac.

tno

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:19 am
by Goatboy
My main comp is running Vista, but that's because when I got it I wasn't really into Linux yet. That, and it was meant to be a gamin computer. Now I use it mostly because it's the fastest machine I have and I need Windows for school, so it all works out.

I run Ubuntu on my server and laptop, and am messing with Arch, FreeBSD, and Slackware in VMs.

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:24 am
by trust-no-one
Yeah, unfortunately my school runs 7 (it's so damn slow!!!). Once I booted Ubuntu off a USB, and it was so goddamn fast it wasn't funny. I've been into Linux for a few years, but dual boot with 7 (just in case I need it like once a month). The new Ubuntu 11.04 beta is amazing, and I just love using it.

I thought it was kind of strange that IE9 only runs on Vista+, even though XP has over half the market share. Why are Microsoft trying to kill their most popular OS? It won't be dead for a loooooong time. Not that I care much, I'm a Firefox 4 user anyway.

tno

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:09 pm
by pretentious
My computer is dual booted with windows 7 and Mint. I've only been using Linux for a few months but I've fallen in love with it. I've only kept my Windows installation for the sake of compatibility.

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:12 pm
by Phantom Wolf
Slackware. I like a system that doesn't try to do or configure everything for you. I also run Vista, which I only use for games.

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:29 am
by trust-no-one
pretentious wrote:My computer is dual booted with windows 7 and Mint. I've only been using Linux for a few months but I've fallen in love with it. I've only kept my Windows installation for the sake of compatibility.

That's what happened to me last year. I had tried Linux several times before, but never really understood it (Slackware gave me errors, Fedora screwed up my PC as I had no idea what I was doing, OpenSUSE was kinda annoying at the time) but when I used Ubuntu after a solid year of XP, I loved it straight away.

tno

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:17 am
by b33tr00t
I have Ubuntu on my laptop with a guest winXP running in a VirtualBox but I also experiment with other OSs.

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:18 am
by Goatboy
b33tr00t wrote:... but I also experiment with other OSs.

Sexually.

Sorry, had to be done. It's in the rules. Somewhere. Just don't go looking for it. Take my word. Yep.



Bye.

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:23 am
by b33tr00t
Sexually.

Of course sexually. What other way I could possible experiment with an operating system.

Re: Which OS do you use?

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:47 am
by thetan
Non of the systems in my house run windows. My wife's laptop is running ubuntu and i own a mac book pro and an imac.