View Poll Results: Which operating systems do you use?

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  • Windows 7

    21 31.82%
  • Windows Vista

    5 7.58%
  • Windows XP

    12 18.18%
  • Linux distro with a 6 month release schedule

    39 59.09%
  • Linux distro concentrating on stability (releases less than once a year)

    17 25.76%
  • Rolling linux distro or releases more often than every 6 months

    12 18.18%
  • A BSD variant

    2 3.03%
  • Haiku or BeOS

    1 1.52%
  • Mac or MacOSX

    12 18.18%
  • Other

    4 6.06%
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Thread: Which operating system do you use and why

  1. #21
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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    Debian Stable. I really can count on it working and having prompt security fixes for up to three years.

    Right now I am technically using a custom hybrid Debian Testing/Unstable/Experimental. I base packages off of testing but mostly target package versions in unstable. This is because I am testing Gnome 3 and I need up to date libraries for jhbuild.
    Last edited by NightwishFan; July 17th, 2011 at 05:16 AM. Reason: spelling error

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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    Ubuntu for me as my primary though I don't always upgrade every 6 months, currently running maverick. On my old toshiba laptop I've got Lubuntu, and on the media streaming box I've got Debian stable.
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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    Quote Originally Posted by vehemoth View Post
    Yeah but it sort of came about from this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1804645 and so was a little to do with what people look for in an os. Also a suprising amount of people here don't use ubuntu as their main os, but like the friendly atmosphere.
    The poll won't give a real good picture of forum users, as most of the people that primarily post in the Cafe are Windows/other Linux users.

    Personally I have Ubuntu, Debian,Windows 7, Windows XP and Mac OSX installed on various systems, although the Windows and Mac systems get very little usage lately

  4. #24
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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    EDIT: Was complaining about near 50% windows use, but I forgot it was a multi-select poll. D'oh.
    I had to do it.

  5. #25
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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    I use Ubuntu for my day-to-day stuff and for my server, Vista for video editing, and XP on one of the machines at work.
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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    I think I forgot to post why I use Linux.
    There is just tons of things I can do on Linux I can not do on windows, tons of software for linux I can not get for windows, plus there is that part about customability, scalability and over all stability.
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  7. #27
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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    Ubuntu with a horde of PPA's. Until now it's the best compromise I found between having a stable base with the latest applications.

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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.

  9. #29
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    Talking Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    Kubuntu
    coz my default applications like amarok comes with it
    also can't compromise the usability of dolphin,klipper etc
    and without KDE4 I can't imagine a machine
    Dasan

  10. #30
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    Re: Which operating system do you use and why

    I just use ubuntu cause it's what I started using when I switched to Linux and I know it the best. I've messed with other distros, but they basically seem to come out to the same thing except the organization is different, which can make things frustrating. I know Ubuntu's quirks, and that's enough for me. I'm also hopelessly addicted to the on-board cloud services, and I like the software center.

    I also like getting the shiny new goodies quickly, which Ubuntu does a decent job with. I usually have the working dev release on a partition on one of my computers, just so I can try everything as it comes out, and I usually have it as my primary OS on most of my machines before the development cycle is totally finished (usually around the time of beta2 or RC1).

    I like the Windows 7 interface, but the ad-ware drove me batty (could never seem to zap all of it), I don't know enoug about it's guts to do all of the tweaks I want, and you actually have to open a browser and use google if you want to find a program (and it might turn out to be malware!). You might even have to pay for it.

    I like OSX a LOT, but I don't have the money for that kind of thing. With Linux, I can buy the cheapest computer in the store and get reasonable performance. Still, if I had the money, I would have at least one OSX machine alongside my Ubuntu machines.

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