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Poll: What OS do you use? (19 member(s) have cast votes)

What OS do you use?

  1. Linux (6 votes [31.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

  2. Windows XP (2 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  3. Windows 7 (11 votes [57.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.89%

  4. OSX (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 DarkRonin   Members   -  Reputation: 616

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:41 PM

As it says :)

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#2 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 19354

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:10 PM

All of the above (where "other" is a small collection of different operating systems including but not limited to MS DOS, Android, iOS, etc.), in a variety of different situations?

What are you really trying to learn from the question... perhaps what you're really interested is what operating systems people prefer, and why?


If you're really interested in preference of OS, I'm a big fan of Windows -- it does most things I need it to without needing to fiddle around with config files or writing additional scripts, it's easy to use, and Microsoft provide excellent tools and documentation for targeting Windows PCs. I quite like using Android, but I haven't done a great deal of developing yet. I hate working with MS DOS, and really wish that particular client would agree to an update, as the old computer and patched-together software is starting to be problematic to maintain.

#3 MJP   Moderators   -  Reputation: 11751

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:15 PM

Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)

#4 DarkRonin   Members   -  Reputation: 616

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


Thats just it - Windows as a rule doesn't have D3D11 - Windows 7 does.

#5 Chris_F   Members   -  Reputation: 2461

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:40 PM

Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


Linux has OpenGL 4.2. Therefore, I use Linux. :)

#6 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6991

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:58 PM


Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


Thats just it - Windows as a rule doesn't have D3D11 - Windows 7 does.


But Windows 7 is Windows, and therefore Windows has D3D11. No need to be uber technical.

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#7 mhagain   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 8277

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:12 PM


Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


Linux has OpenGL 4.2. Therefore, I use Linux. :)


Linux doesn't have OpenGL 4.2. Your graphics hardware and driver does.

It appears that the gentleman thought C++ was extremely difficult and he was overjoyed that the machine was absorbing it; he understood that good C++ is difficult but the best C++ is well-nigh unintelligible.


#8 Chris_F   Members   -  Reputation: 2461

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:29 PM

Linux doesn't have OpenGL 4.2. Your graphics hardware and driver does.


Lighten up, that wasn't meant to be taken seriously. <_<

Anyway, the real reason I use Linux is because

  • It's free. Not only in price, but free of all the bull**** which usually accompanies closed/proprietary software.
  • It's well suited for power users.
  • Did I mention it was free?
I prefer OpenGL for the same reasons.

#9 MJP   Moderators   -  Reputation: 11751

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:29 PM


Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


Thats just it - Windows as a rule doesn't have D3D11 - Windows 7 does.


You're right, I should have specified that I no longer use Windows 3.11.

#10 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 31804

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:40 PM

The reason I use Windows is because I have a real job and only a small beard.

Also:
It works. Not only in day-to-day usage, but without of all the bull**** which usually accompanies open-source/free-software/design-by-committee software.
It's well suited for power users.
Did I mention it works?

I prefer D3D for the same reasons.


Holy war thread is holey.

#11 MJP   Moderators   -  Reputation: 11751

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:43 PM

The reason I use Windows is because I have a real job and only a small beard.


Do you know offhand what the maximum supported beard length is for Win7?

#12 lpcstr   Members   -  Reputation: 126

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

The reason I use Windows is because I have a real job and only a small beard.


Wow. A little bitter are we? Mr. Hodgman here needs to show those freetards a thing or two. How dare they have great software with ideological licensing.

It works. Not only in day-to-day usage, but without of all the bull**** which usually accompanies open-source/free-software/design-by-committee software.


Funny. I can't say that I've had the same experience myself. Like most things, probably PEBKAC.

#13 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 31804

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:54 PM

Wow...

I was hoping that between the beard joke, the obvious reversal of Chris_F's post, and the final line about it being a holy-war thread, it would be obvious that my farcical statements were simply poking fun at the thread...

Seriously though, at work I have to use Win7, 'M$VC' and Photoshop, because the FOSS equivalents simply aren't up to the job (our company is a tight-arse when it comes to paying licensing fees, so I'm sure they'd love to use free alternatives if they could get away with it). We do however use OpenOffice and Mozilla's email/browser clients.

Serious thread is serious.

#14 lpcstr   Members   -  Reputation: 126

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

I was hoping that between the beard joke, the obvious reversal of Chris_F's post, and the final line about it being a holy-war thread, it would be obvious that my farcical statements were simply poking fun at the thread...

Seriously though, at work I have to use Win7, 'M$VC' and Photoshop, because the FOSS equivalents simply aren't up to the job (our company is a tight-arse when it comes to paying licensing fees, so I'm sure they'd love to use free alternatives if they could get away with it). We do however use OpenOffice and Mozilla's email/browser clients.

Serious thread is serious.


Heh... Fair enough. I guess I've seen so many of these threads go that way it's sometimes hard to spot the jokes.

This is why we can't have nice things!

#15 ApochPiQ   Moderators   -  Reputation: 16397

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:16 PM

Operating systems are for weenies. Real Programmers use the toggle switches to signal the hardware directly.


Also: just no. Holy war + poll + has nothing to do with programming = thread closed.




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