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April 16th, 2009, 04:46 AM
I wanted to know what are some of your favorite Operating Systems and why they are.

My top five are.

Ubuntu for it's over all easy of use and release cycle.

PClinuxOS just because I like it.

PC-BSD It is very stable and I love it's apps installer.

CentOS makes an very good server. (As long as some of the bad ideas in fedora don't get passed down int the future.)

Windows XP because it plays CIV4 (Which I cannot get to run under WINE).

April 16th, 2009, 04:53 AM
Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo, OpenSuSE, Mac OS 10.5, Windows 7.

Ubuntu just works and has lots of software that I enjoy.
Debian is like Ubuntu but focused more on stability than being cutting edge, it is also better for more customised systems.
Gentoo always has the newest program versions available and everything is compiled by you for you from source with only the features you want, extremely customisable but with better package management than Slackware.
OpenSuSE is a very user-friendly distrobution.
Mac OS 10.5 is stable, has a nice UI, and is a nice platform to develop on and for, also comes with a lot of quality programs.
Windows 7 has a very nice interface and is the best Windows yet,

April 16th, 2009, 04:57 AM
kubuntu 8.10 x64bit makes an exceptional multimedia platform.

opensuse 11.1 x86 32bit great server setup with virtualization.

it would be the other way around but suse doesn't do well "for me" in that runtime environment.

April 16th, 2009, 05:02 AM
Arch Linux for it's philosophy.
Ubuntu for it's ease of use
Fedora for it's strong security
Windows 7 because of it's creative features
OpenSolaris - because I like it

April 16th, 2009, 05:02 AM
Arch, Gentoo, Slitaz, Fedora, Mint

April 16th, 2009, 05:15 AM
yay for recurring discussions...

look at my sig for my answer.

April 16th, 2009, 05:21 AM
yay for recurring discussions...

look at my sig for my answer.

EXACTLY what I thought, I'm pretty sure we had a similar discussion like...yesterday.

April 16th, 2009, 08:04 AM
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, CentOS, OpenSuse, Arch

In no particular order

April 16th, 2009, 08:19 AM
Arch, Ubuntu (I don't have any other favorites)

April 16th, 2009, 08:33 AM

April 17th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Ubuntu 9.04 64bit, Sabayon 4.1 64bit, Open Suse 11.1 64bit, CrunchBang for my older computer and just for fun ArtistX.

April 17th, 2009, 12:15 AM
Ubuntu. I hate most other things, although I'm trying to get gentoo on here, but with the habit of wiping my disk, I'll just have to think.

April 17th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Ubuntu, Opensuse, Linux Mint, OSX, Win 7, Everything else, Vista

April 17th, 2009, 02:06 AM
OpenSolaris - whats not to love :D. Oh wait it does like to eat ram lmao.

PClinuxOS2009 Gnome Edition - A great Mandriva based distro with debain tools :D.

Linux Mint 6 - Arguably the easiest distro to use.

Windows XP - my favorite windows

Siltaz - Starting to become my new favorite of small distros :).

April 17th, 2009, 03:09 AM
I rather enjoy using Fedora because it works out of the box with my wireless card and it's more up to date that Ubuntu, but Slackware is the bomb for the combination of control and stability. :D

April 17th, 2009, 03:46 AM
MacOS 7.2 (worked well under duress)
Commodore BASIC prompt (boot time, zero)
Win2k (basically, an ugly verison of XP)
Vista (no, really...works great on decent iron)
Ubuntu (Linux for the rest of us)