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(Poll)What OS do you use?

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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.

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[quote name='MJP' timestamp='1324430110' post='4895971']
Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


Thats just it - Windows as a rule doesn't have D3D11 - Windows 7 does.
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But Windows 7 is Windows, and therefore Windows has D3D11. No need to be uber technical.

I use OS X 10.6, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 11

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[quote name='MJP' timestamp='1324430110' post='4895971']
Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


Linux has OpenGL 4.2. Therefore, I use Linux. :)
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Linux doesn't have OpenGL 4.2. Your graphics hardware and driver does.

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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

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

I prefer OpenGL for the same reasons.

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[quote name='MJP' timestamp='1324430110' post='4895971']
Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)


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

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

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