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    Linux
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    ChromeOS
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    Android
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    Windows 10
    14
    46.67%
    Windows 7
    5
    16.67%
    Windows XP or older
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    6.67%
    OS X
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    iOS
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    Other Apple
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    And why?

    Me is curious. I have seen a surprisingly large number of people recommending Macs on here. And a more surprisingly large number of people who even know what a Linux is.
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    Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Why? Ease of use and compatibility I guess. Gave a few distros a go, but driver issues sent me back. If I had more patience, I'd probably migrate to Linux full time.
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    (Original post by sknudson)
    Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Why? Ease of use and compatibility I guess. Gave a few distros a go, but driver issues sent me back. If I had more patience, I'd probably migrate to Linux full time.
    Aha! Driver issues. Linux's weak spot.

    I had issues on one machine with the open source NVidia drivers after installing for the first time. Not very friendly to a first-time user, but the solution was straightforward (i.e. use the NVidia proprietary drivers, which work great).

    It is pretty much a one-time thing though.
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    xp .... it is the dog's
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    Aha! Driver issues. Linux's weak spot.

    I had issues on one machine with the open source NVidia drivers after installing for the first time. Not very friendly to a first-time user, but the solution was straightforward (i.e. use the NVidia proprietary drivers, which work great).

    It is pretty much a one-time thing though.
    I use Linux, and have done since the age of 15. Fantastic operating system. Which distribution do you use?
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    (Original post by aytuiq)
    I use Linux, and have done since the age of 15. Fantastic operating system. Which distribution do you use?
    Kubuntu on my main laptop, and Xubuntu on my old one (it is from 2002 - can't really run anything heavier than that). Because I'm a noob, and partial to pretty DEs.

    Will likely move to OpenSUSE or something else KDE based when I can though.

    Yourself?
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    Kubuntu on my main laptop, and Xubuntu on my old one (it is from 2002 - can't really run anything heavier than that). Because I'm a noob, and partial to pretty DEs.

    Will likely move to OpenSUSE or something else KDE based when I can though.

    Yourself?
    KDE is a pretty nice DE, a bit too fancy for me though! OpenSUSE seems like a generally reliable OS, I think Linus Torvalds himself uses it.

    I use Debian with IceWM.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    And why?

    Me is curious. I have seen a surprisingly large number of people recommending Macs on here. And a more surprisingly large number of people who even know what a Linux is.
    OSX, because Apple rule, Linux drools
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    OSX, because Apple rule, Linux drools
    No, Apple products are rubbish. Overpriced toys.
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    (Original post by aytuiq)
    No, Apple products are rubbish. Overpriced toys.
    I'm not fond of their newer MacBook facelift :nope: I think I'll just stick with my late 2015 MB Pro :yep:
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    install gentoo
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    (Original post by Nebuchadnezzaṛ)
    install gentoo
    Yes please, it is highly recommended for its ability to help you retain sanity during installation. Not.
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    OSX, because Apple rule, Linux drools
    Apple has great hardware, and great compatibility between each component (because it is all tightly controlled, not like PCs which are extremely modular).

    I'd have an Apple (for my main machine), if I had >£10^6 and didn't care about customisability.
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    macOS Sierra switched from Windows 10 and I’m loving it so far. The fact that I can run Linux and windows on the Mac made it easy to choose
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    Multiselect needs to be a thing on this -

    Machine dependent - OSX, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Kali, ChromeOS and RHE7

    Windows 8.1 is my main, as aspects of 10 are immensely irritating.
    Windows 10 mainly for playing Win10 only games.
    OpenSUSE for doing work, provided i don't need to use any specific software packages.
    OSX for when I do need to use the software.
    Ubuntu for development box's
    Kali for pentesting
    ChromeOS for when I'm travelling.
    RHE7 for working with any virtualisation.
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    Multiselect needs to be a thing on this -

    Machine dependent - OSX, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Kali, ChromeOS and RHE7

    Windows 8.1 is my main, as aspects of 10 are immensely irritating.
    Windows 10 mainly for playing Win10 only games.
    OpenSUSE for doing work, provided i don't need to use any specific software packages.
    OSX for when I do need to use the software.
    Ubuntu for development box's
    Kali for pentesting
    ChromeOS for when I'm travelling.
    RHE7 for working with any virtualisation.
    I r jelly

    So you have a few machines, some dual booting Win8 and *, some Win10 and *, and one ChromeOS device and one OSX device?
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    Windows 10 AND OS X because I'm just edgy like that.

    I do also have a raspberry pi with raspbian (or whatever its called now) but don' really use it much.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    I r jelly

    So you have a few machines, some dual booting Win8 and *, some Win10 and *, and one ChromeOS device and one OSX device?
    Both Windows installs are on the same machine, all the rest are on independent machines.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    And why?

    Me is curious. I have seen a surprisingly large number of people recommending Macs on here. And a more surprisingly large number of people who even know what a Linux is.
    I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
    Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
    Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
 
 
 
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