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Which do you think is best out of these operating systems?
Poll ended at 12 May 2010, 8:14 am
Microsoft Windows 32%  32%  [ 18 ]
Mac OS X 21%  21%  [ 12 ]
Linux/GNU 40%  40%  [ 23 ]
BSD 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Other OS e.g. (Haiku,Plan 9, Opensolaris,Amiga) 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 57

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28 May 2010, 9:03 pm

I like anything that is *Nix based (Linux, Mac OS X, *H*ack OS X, *bsd, Rhapsody). OS/2 Warp looks pretty interesting, but i dont have a copy of it :(. I am a windows hater, but I have to use it.

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28 May 2010, 10:10 pm

Eggman wrote:
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I understand where you are coming from, I was like WTF when I first ran into that. But it doesn't bother me at all, its only a few extra commands in the terminal to enable RPMFusion.

Sure, but even with RPMFusion there are a lot of packages missing in Fedora. Where's Scilab? Where's Sjeng and Toga II and Stockfish and scid?


I just enable the MOM repository. Your MOM has it all.

except the robot support I can get on Linux


You just pwned yourself Eggy. You missed the whole joke. I was making crude references towards your MOM.


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28 May 2010, 10:44 pm

lol. Why do I see visions of the crude trolls of OXhorns?


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29 May 2010, 1:12 am

chrisk wrote:
OS/2 Warp looks pretty interesting, but i dont have a copy of it :(.


OS/2 or "half an operating system" like they used to call it :D

OS/2 was sort of nice, it had multithreading and a good filesystem (HPFS) when Windows 3.1 had...ehmm..Paintbrush. I remember IBM handing out free copies of OS/2 rev 2, 3 and Warp (4) at expos.


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29 May 2010, 2:54 am

Emacs.



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29 May 2010, 11:31 am

Jookia wrote:
Emacs.

That may be the best operating system, but it doesn't have a decent text editor.


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30 May 2010, 1:57 pm

Orwell wrote:
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Emacs.

That may be the best operating system, but it doesn't have a decent text editor.


There is a lisp/shell mode in emacs that you can use to spawn a good text editor 8)


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30 May 2010, 3:39 pm

Orwell wrote:
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Emacs.

That may be the best operating system, but it doesn't have a decent text editor.

:)

I suppose any OS written in MIX would do me.


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31 May 2010, 2:19 pm

I just got a Linux Live CD (Knoppix). Maybe I'll try out Linux that way.



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31 May 2010, 2:21 pm

Orwell wrote:
Jookia wrote:
Emacs.

That may be the best operating system, but it doesn't have a decent text editor.


Emacs is one of my primary gaming consoles, second only to DosBOX. I don't use it for anything else.



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15 Oct 2010, 2:53 pm

Sorry for the late reply - I've used Crunchbang & OpenSUSE, but Ubuntu works on my Laptop really well. Fedora's not bad - the latest version is a little confusing for me, but I think I just need some time with it.

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I'm a big fan of Linux, but I dual-boot XP for old software I still use and isn't compatible with WINE.

On my netbook I recently tried out a new distro called Peppermint - it's actually really cool. www.peppermintos.comwww.peppermintos.com


What distros have you used? I am currently using Nubuntu ::pukes:: my favourite is Fedora.


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16 Oct 2010, 5:02 am

Jookia wrote:
Emacs.


I remember, ages ago, I ran that on my Mac in Single User Mode so I could play the Tetris game :P