View Full Version : Which OS do you use?

Grant A.
February 17th, 2009, 04:38 AM
I noticed that there were a couple of posts in the topic about the Other OS Talk section being removed that said that not many users here use other operating systems, and that on the other hand, the ones that do dual-boot or virtualize with Ubuntu.

It's a multi-choice poll.

If you choose multi-booting or virtualization, please also pick the OS that you virtualize/boot with.

chucky chuckaluck
February 17th, 2009, 04:39 AM

February 17th, 2009, 04:40 AM


February 17th, 2009, 04:43 AM
Is there supposed to be a poll or do we all just shout out at once :-k not that I even understand your original statement much... I'll have to say NetBSD and Gentoo I guess.

Edit: Oooo...

February 17th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Ubuntu 8.10 on my desktop. I'll definitely dual boot with Windows 7 when that comes out, because I need Adobe Premiere and Adobe Flash again and I need to play some games.

I have Windows XP on my Laptop, but it runs incredibly slow. I either need to have RAM upgrade or find a light weight on the go OS for my laptop. I'll probably end up choosing the latter, and booting Arch Linux on my laptop.

February 17th, 2009, 04:47 AM
NetBSD and SliTaz. Considering moving back to CRUX after K.Mandla posted his obscene resource numbers on his blog.

February 17th, 2009, 04:51 AM
NetBSD and SliTaz. Considering moving back to CRUX after K.Mandla posted his obscene resource numbers on his blog.

lol you saw that too? I practically fell out of my chair :p

February 17th, 2009, 04:55 AM
lol you saw that too? I practically fell out of my chair :p
I know what I'm doing this week...

February 17th, 2009, 04:59 AM
I've got Vista with Ubuntu.
Soon to replace Ubuntu with Arch.

February 17th, 2009, 05:00 AM
I've got windows right now, but as soon as I see what AsdaStory's PVP System is about, I won't be switching back to Ubuntu at the moment.

February 17th, 2009, 05:16 AM
Dual boot of Arch & OSX
IPCop - Firewall & some
FreeNAS - Storage
CrunchBang - Cedega box
Various on my testing box

February 17th, 2009, 05:17 AM
right now ubuntu 8.10 and windows 7 beta

February 17th, 2009, 05:34 AM
I primarily use *BSD (FreeBSD being my favorite), but use Ubuntu to help out for efficiently around these Forums. I frequently test other distributions as well. Currently I am testing Jaunty and TinyCore 1.1.

I will probably switch out Jaunty here soon for the new Fedora Alpha, or something else interesting...

February 17th, 2009, 05:39 AM
kubuntu on desktops, windows on gamer pc, debian on server, and OSX on laptop.

February 17th, 2009, 05:40 AM
dual-booting on vista and ubuntu 8.10, and winxp and fedora 10 on vm...

February 17th, 2009, 05:47 AM
Windows XP, Ubuntu 8.10, open suse 11.1, Also other distribution like Mandriva, Debian, Arch, etc.

February 17th, 2009, 05:54 AM
Arch64 with dual boot of Vista64.

February 17th, 2009, 07:07 AM
openSUSE is my main OS.

February 17th, 2009, 07:11 AM
Arch on my laptop, XP on my gaming machine, Ubuntu on my server, Debian on my spare machine.

All subject to change.

February 17th, 2009, 09:10 AM
ubuntu, gentoo, fedora 10(i will delete fedora) and arch linux on different notebooks

February 17th, 2009, 09:44 AM
I have tried Ubuntu, Windows XP and Vista.

February 17th, 2009, 11:04 AM
Laptop: Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit). I also have Windows Vista (dual boot) on it, but I hardly ever use Vista on my laptop.

Desktop (home): Windows Vista. I mainly use the desktop for iTunes and Photoshop.

At work: Windows XP, I don't have a choice there.

February 17th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Linux Mint/Ubuntu on this laptop. New netbook arrives today (Asus N10J). It will have XP and Mint on it :D The ONLY reason I'll retain XP is for the Yahoo Messenger. I work overseas and like to see and hear my wife when we chat. I want a System 76 in a baaad way, would maybe try an Ubuntu/Arch mix on that.

February 17th, 2009, 11:42 AM
I had to vote for the first one but i have a dual-boot with OSx86

February 17th, 2009, 02:17 PM
i have more than one computer and so i have more than one operative system. i use ubuntu and debian most. debian on my new computer and the older of them. i use ubuntu on my new laptop right now but when i have time i want to install and configure debian lenny as a portable audio recording setup. i use a debian derivative for audio production called 64studio and i use crunch bang on my asus eeepc and on my media center. i also use different distributions and betatest latest it was jaunty jackalope. i have used open-solaris for about six month for office and main interent usage but as i only have one computere that solaris seems to fit in and that happens to be the new one i choosen to install debian lenny on that one and is right now tryiing to build a audio recording setup.
i used bsd shortly and even minix i been playing around with. also had for a long time a freedos installation on a older pc . so i like to try things out but i would only use debian or ubuntu as the main operative system if i have only one computer.

February 17th, 2009, 02:45 PM
My main disto is Ubuntu, but I'm playing with other distros. I've got Sam2007 installed, I did have OpenSUSE 11 & Mandriva 2009.1 installed, but I was having problems with them both so they've gone for now ....... but they'll be back as I like experimenting!

February 17th, 2009, 04:28 PM
I'm currently running Fedora 10 on most of my machines; running Mepis 8 on my son's laptop.

February 17th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Ubuntu as primary, and a VirtualBox VM with Windows XP to test my WebApplications with the M$ Iexplorer

(I need to test my applications in all environments but I work with ubuntu and Netbeans or Eclipse)

February 17th, 2009, 04:39 PM

February 17th, 2009, 04:44 PM
i use mainly ubuntu but when i get my larger hd installed ill dual boot so i can play some of my games since i can not stand wine

February 17th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Work laptop: Ubuntu w/ XP in Virtualbox
Work servers: Windows on some, SLES 10 on some
Home PC: Ubuntu / XP dual boot
Home laptop: OS X
Home router: DD-WRT on a Linksys WRT54GL
Home Media PC: Mythbuntu

February 17th, 2009, 05:10 PM
I Don't believe it!