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Which operating system do you use?
Poll ended at 16 Feb 2012, 10:09 pm
Windows 46%  46%  [ 16 ]
Linux 40%  40%  [ 14 ]
Mac OSX 11%  11%  [ 4 ]
Freebsd, PC-bsd etc 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 35

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12 Feb 2012, 10:25 am

Main: Win7 x64 for games etc. and Gentoo with XFCE desktop for experimentation
2nd: Win7 x64
Server: Wolvix (Slackware based distro)
school laptop: win7 x64
Dell laptop: Gentoo with XFCE for experiments
Old laptop: Windows 2003 server



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13 Feb 2012, 3:05 pm

I use Ubuntu.


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13 Feb 2012, 4:08 pm

Debian Squeeze


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13 Feb 2012, 9:22 pm

Try FreeBSD.org some day. Or read about it. :wink:

Really nice if you like straightforwardness and stable environment.



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13 Feb 2012, 10:33 pm

Yes i have tried freebsd i think it was simpler than arch linux.



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13 Feb 2012, 10:52 pm

I read Freebsd linux-api runs linux software faster than linux.. ;)



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13 Feb 2012, 11:57 pm

Windows 7 is my 'daily driver'.

The file server and one VPS is on CentOS, one VPS is on Debian.
If Battlefield 3 ran acceptably within WINE, I'd likely switch right now.


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14 Feb 2012, 3:29 pm

Yeah freebsd is something I would take seriously as an alternative, the only thing I found with linux and freebsd is that my machine struggled playing wow, but on windows it runs smooth.

I think linux has a long way to get to a point where we can play native.

I wonder if I could play the mac version of wow on freebsd as they are quite similar.



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14 Feb 2012, 10:21 pm

CosTransform wrote:
I read Freebsd linux-api runs linux software faster than linux.. Wink
FreeBSD does a pretty good job of Linux compatibility. I am running a 64bit build of FreeBSD, and I use adobe flash in a 32bit Linux compatibility layer with a native 64bit FreeBSD build of Firefox and adobe flash runs extremely well.

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I wonder if I could play the mac version of wow on freebsd as they are quite similar.
OS X is derived from BSD and its various flavours, as the kernel uses bits of FreeBSD, NetBSD and Mach 3 (which is also derived from BSD). You can't run OS X binaries on FreeBSD because OS X and FreeBSD utilise different binary formats, OS X utilises Mach-O and FreeBSD utilises ELF.



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14 Feb 2012, 10:46 pm

I think the Mac OS X incompatibilities stem from:
* Binary container format (as said above)
* Graphics API is different (Cairo? vs X11)

If someone want to give it a try may compile a "hello world" on OS X and try to interpretate the format on FreeBSD. I think the main obstacle is graphics API.



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14 Feb 2012, 11:44 pm

CosTransform wrote:
I think the Mac OS X incompatibilities stem from:
* Binary container format (as said above)
* Graphics API is different (Cairo? vs X11)

If someone want to give it a try may compile a "hello world" on OS X and try to interpretate the format on FreeBSD. I think the main obstacle is graphics API.
Cairo is cross-platform, is not tied down to a particular windowing system and is not developed by Apple, you're thinking of Quartz. XQuarts (which is the window server of Quartz on OS X), is based on X.Org Server.



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15 Feb 2012, 6:00 am

XQuarts is based on X11?, but it needs to have the same basic structure in order to write an efficient translation scheme.



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15 Feb 2012, 7:03 am

Mac OS 9, OS X Tiger, Leopard, or Lion (main) depending on the computer.



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15 Feb 2012, 4:31 pm

CosTransform wrote:
XQuarts is based on X11?, but it needs to have the same basic structure in order to write an efficient translation scheme.
Have a look at these links HERE, HERE and HERE. All I was saying is that it's based on X11 or shall I say its an implementation of X11 that has been tweaked to Apple's liking. I can't comment on the XQuartz APIs because I don't know anything about them.



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09 Mar 2012, 2:09 am

Windows.

I might try another one at one point, but I don't really feel the need to change the operating system now.


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