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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[i] prefer[/i], 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[i] using[/i] 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. :)
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Thats just it - Windows as a rule doesn't have D3D11 - Windows 7 does.
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[quote name='MJP' timestamp='1324430110' post='4895971']
Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)
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Linux has OpenGL 4.2. Therefore, I use Linux. :)
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[quote name='lonewolff' timestamp='1324430814' post='4895972']
[quote name='MJP' timestamp='1324430110' post='4895971']
Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)
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Thats just it - Windows as a rule doesn't have D3D11 - Windows 7 does.
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But Windows 7 [i]is [/i]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='Chris_F' timestamp='1324431627' post='4895977']
[quote name='MJP' timestamp='1324430110' post='4895971']
Windows has D3D11. Therfore, I use Windows. :)
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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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[quote name='mhagain' timestamp='1324433520' post='4895986']
Linux doesn't have OpenGL 4.2. Your graphics hardware and driver does.
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Lighten up, that wasn't meant to be taken seriously. <_<

Anyway, the [b]real [/b]reason I use Linux is because

[list=1][*]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?[/list]
I prefer OpenGL for the same reasons.
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[quote name='Hodgman' timestamp='1324435200' post='4895995']
The reason I use Windows is because I have a real job and only a small beard.
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Do you know offhand what the maximum supported beard length is for Win7?
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[quote name='Hodgman' timestamp='1324435200' post='4895995']
The reason I use Windows is because I have a real job and only a small beard.
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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.

[quote name='Hodgman' timestamp='1324435200' post='4895995']
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.
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Funny. I can't say that I've had the same experience myself. Like most things, probably PEBKAC.
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[quote name='Hodgman' timestamp='1324436043' post='4896000']
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 [i]have[/i] to use Win7, 'M$VC' and Photoshop, because the FOSS equivalents simply aren't up to the job ([i]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[/i]). We do however use OpenOffice and Mozilla's email/browser clients.

[size="1"]Serious thread is serious.[/size]
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Heh... Fair enough. I guess I've seen so many of these threads go that way it's sometimes hard to spot the jokes.

[size="1"]This is why we can't have nice things![/size]
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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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