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OS Poll


April 4, 2009 03:15 AM PST

Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (or other), and why?

Personally, I've switched to Mac OS X for my desktop (iMac) and laptop (MacBook Pro), but I'm running out of patience with it. There are no good Mac web browsers and admittedly, I'm biased (but I'm trying to do something about it), but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

I'm very likely going to build a new Windows desktop system soon, but given my current attitude towards linux, it's unlikely that I'll devalue my time so low as to voluntarily run it on my own machine.

What's your poison?

Comments (2)
John, April 4, 2009 09:26 PM:

Windows 98% of the time - it gets the job done.

I run OS X a small amount for one purpose only - Xcode with the iPhone SDK. Even then I access it from Windows with VNC. While using Xcode I access the web, notes, documents and graphics editing etc all from Windows on a separate monitor.

At work I develop for Linux, but my primary environment is Windows. I still play with new distros at home, but probably only a few times a year now, - and only from within a virtual machine.

I've cooled off on Vista (because of 64bit problems) and now I live most of the time in my XP partition again. I'm warming up to Windows 7 and will likely switch to it when it comes out. I'll install it 32 bit though (thanks to Cisco's refusal to create a 64bit version of the VPN client I need).

I am 90% sure that my next Laptop will be a Macbook Pro however. I expect I'll be living in Windows most of the time though, since I've got so much time invested in it. My ideal solution would be to boot to Windows and then run OS X in a virtual machine, but Steve won't let me do that.

Paul, April 5, 2009 01:20 AM:

For a second there, I thought you said you were running Windows 98.

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