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Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:29 AM Reply

Which do you prefer? I personally prefer Linux, in more detail, Ubuntu 12.04. I think it runs faster and better than Windows, and has the open freedom that Mac does not include. The only downside to Linux is the fact that alot of games run like shit in WINE. And the fact that there making some apps cost money is another down side, but overall at least you get a nice clean Operating Systme with no fear of viruses. So, What is your favourite Operating System?

If you have a favourite Operating System, please explain why you chose that Operating System and why it is superior to the other Operating Systems.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 03:29 AM Reply

I like Ubuntu as well and have it installed on one laptop, and I still use WinXP on one computer. Vista was fucking horrible and I have no interest in following the Windows 7 or 8 thing. The next computer I get (whenever that is) will be running Linux.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 03:31 AM Reply

Windows, XP.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 03:35 AM Reply

oh yeah and I forgot to mention that Mac OS is to operating systems what Fisher Price is to power tools

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 03:38 AM Reply

mac is obv the best


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 04:50 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 03:35 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: oh yeah and I forgot to mention that Mac OS is to operating systems what Fisher Price is to power tools

You hit the nail on it's head right there.

I hate my shitty mac.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 04:52 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 04:50 AM, wankwest wrote:
At 9/16/12 03:35 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: oh yeah and I forgot to mention that Mac OS is to operating systems what Fisher Price is to power tools
You hit the nail on it's head right there.

I hate my shitty mac.

give it to me


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 05:05 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 03:35 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: oh yeah and I forgot to mention that Mac OS is to operating systems what Fisher Price is to power tools

oh okay.

explains why 75% of CS majors at my college use mac laptops.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 05:18 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 05:05 AM, Bolo wrote:
At 9/16/12 03:35 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: oh yeah and I forgot to mention that Mac OS is to operating systems what Fisher Price is to power tools
oh okay.

explains why 75% of CS majors at my college use mac laptops.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 05:20 AM Reply

I prefer windows, since I mostly use my pc for gaming.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 05:27 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 03:35 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: oh yeah and I forgot to mention that Mac OS is to operating systems what Fisher Price is to power tools

So true, especially since the people who buy macs and other apple products treat them like toys.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 05:30 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 04:52 AM, MiloBased wrote:
At 9/16/12 04:50 AM, wankwest wrote:

I hate my shitty mac.
give it to me

Oh i'm gonna give it to you alright, bend over.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 05:51 AM Reply

It really depends on what use are you going to give to your computer, if its for gaming, obviously Windows is the best choice. But if its for casual browsing, nothing to busineeslike Linux and their alternatives are the best choice.
Mac only if you want to look like you have money but you dont.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 06:51 AM Reply

All have their pros and cons.
Personally i use Windows 8 and Xubuntu.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 08:26 AM Reply

I will never ever buy a Mac.

I occasionally switch between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux, although I might go back to Ubuntu all together since Steam is being released for it.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 08:55 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 08:47 AM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: lol ubuntu

that's like training wheels for linux

signed, an arch user

I prefer having more support for my devices that I already own, thank you very much.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 09:05 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 05:05 AM, Bolo wrote:
At 9/16/12 03:35 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: oh yeah and I forgot to mention that Mac OS is to operating systems what Fisher Price is to power tools
oh okay.

explains why 75% of CS majors at my college use mac laptops.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 10:47 AM Reply

They're all fine choices. I just prefer Windows. They do the job you'll want. Just don't be a moron.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 10:50 AM Reply

Windows. Linux is good to. and the Mac is just plain horrible.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 10:50 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 10:47 AM, Narcissy wrote: They're all fine choices.

lol nice joke

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 10:56 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 05:51 AM, Weeaboo wrote: choice. But if its for casual browsing, nothing to busineeslike Linux and their alternatives are the best choice.
Mac only if you want to look like you have money but you dont.

I'm not surprise a weeaboo like you saying this.

Tell me 3 things that Windows is better in business than Linux (or OS X); I'll beat you white Jap ass down in less than 3.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 11:23 AM Reply

Linux, Ubuntu to be exact.

I just love Linux, working with software used to be my job. In the first place, it's faster and and stronger in general than Mac or Windows.

I like Firefox for the same reason


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 11:24 AM Reply

I actually prefer cross use between Linux and Windows.

Single or dual boot. Either is fine. Personally I don't trust Wine/CrossOver that much in using WIn software (even I heavily hacked them up, just for running .NET-like)

For the Weeaboo's argument; here are mine:

Security - I don't fuck around when come to security. I was one of some first people developed speed attack on Windows 7 via its native printer program to inject malware. Like business office, you said, Weeaboo? What stops this from happening on Linux (or OS-X/BSD and shit tons other UNIX-like). Simple: Privileges. You have user, group and others. 777 anyone? Anything that goes beyond main users' need the users password in order to open, write or execute, depend on permission setting. Only Windows Server distros offer a working Privilege system.

Speed - Speed is crucial. Business, again? Right now I'm running 5 non genetic processes on Backtrack, including LibreOffice & 5 tabs Firefox. CPU & RAM?

Almost everything you need is free - plus huge community to support if you ever stuck. All you need to do is Ctrl-Alt-T, apt-cache search ... , apt-get install ... quicker than anything else.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 11:42 AM Reply

Linux: I dont like the poor support and the lack of good drivers. This is pretty much an exclusive OS for people who code, the market share is very small and for good reason.

Mac: Too locked down.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 11:57 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 01:29 AM, M357 wrote: If you have a favourite Operating System, please explain why you chose that Operating System and why it is superior to the other Operating Systems.

let the nerds rage

I can work with Windows and Mac fluently and I see Linux once in a blue moon so it doesn't even matter to me anymore.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 12:05 PM Reply

Linux is much faster than the other two combined. I use Windows but my older brother has a Linux and it's probably my favourite.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 12:10 PM Reply

Linux is faster, but who said it was useful?

To the average user, compatibility is all that matters.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:04 PM Reply

ubuntu is the worst linux distro ever made. it is for mentally retarded braindead users. its a piece of shit

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:04 PM Reply

I tried dual booting Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP, but I couldn't get the Linux to access the internet with the wireless adapter I had. So I scratched that and got a clean plate of Windows XP. I tried Windows 7, and I feel it is a pretty good system, but I didn't really do anything intensive on it. As for Mac, I have also tried that at other places like computer labs and things, and for some reason I really like the feel of the keyboard, though the mouse is a bit irritating to use.

So I am mostly a windows guy unless I have to use something else, in which case I am open to other things.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:14 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 11:24 AM, Computer112 wrote: Security - I don't fuck around when come to security. I was one of some first people developed speed attack on Windows 7 via its native printer program to inject malware.

Wow youre really hard I cant mess around with you.