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RE: Which OS is better?
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Originally posted by YottabyteWIzard
Depends on the use...
Agreed, and what kind of person you are.


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may you please tell me where i might be able to get these for windows xp?
http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/eval.html or your favorite warez place.
Or http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/ (free, but not as hot as VMWare).

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lineux ftw!!!!!!!!! :cheesy:

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RE: Which OS is better?
votes linux and mac
*uses windows for the hell of it

if you ever see a mac crash please take a picture and show me it's never happened b4

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RE: Which OS is better?
You're totally trolling, but I'll bite.

From a getting-things-done point of view, I'd say GNU/Linux. It's a complete hack, that's true, but if you need more stability, go with FreeBSD or any of the other BSDs. The GNU/Linux distributions with decent packaging systems are great, got to say. There's nothing like thinking "I need software to do X" and having it installed and ready to use in mere seconds.

There's something of a caveat, though. It's true that wine sucks at the moment. If you think your Windows applications are going to be completely stable under wine, you've got another thing coming. So if you need Windows applications to work, you may have to keep using Windows.

I don't. So the programs I use that make me money crash when I try to dock tool-bars due to a bug in user.dll... I could fix it, I could live with it, or I could give up my freedom. I know which one I'm choosing. And you know, it's a bad thing that wine is not truly ready for end users like that. Which is why I'm not saying what you must use a Free OS. But I know it's better in the long run, because unlike Windows, problems with GNU/Linux or FreeBSD or NetBSD are fixable. Legally.

From a purely theoretical point of view, I prefer GNU/Hurd, MINIX or better yet, something Coyotos-based. But the thing is, if you pick Hurd, you've got the stability of Linux with the technical ability of a BSD- ie, the worst of both worlds. And Coyotos isn't even finished yet [though it's something I'd like to work on myself, and maybe port to DEC/Alpha].

As far as proprietary operating systems go, I like UNICOS/mk, the operating system written for the machines based on the X1 processor, but I'm not likely to be getting such a machine of my own any time soon. Erm, and OS-X is very nice, but until it's free, I'm not going near it. I know the kernel is free, but the wm isn't, and that's the coolest part of it.

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RE: Which OS is better?
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if you ever see a mac crash please take a picture and show me it's never happened b4
Macs crash all the time. I used to have a mac mini but i could never use it for more than 5 hours, It would either restart or just freeze.

They also like to catch fire and all sorts of other things. You can find more on google too.

I have tried all 3 and im sticking to windows. Linux needs too much crap done to it to work, Macs... They just suck. Im never getting one of them again unless i want to kill someone with it. Windows just works.
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RE: Which OS is better?
you only say macs suck because your 15
my pc crashes way more often than my dad's mac ever does

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you only say macs suck because your 15
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RE: Which OS is better?
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my pc crashes way more often than my dad's mac ever does

you're an idiot. there is absolutely no code in windows that can just cause a crash for no reason. 100% of the time, people are using bad NVIDIA drivers that crash on every other operation. in fact, microsoft had to compensate for bad video drivers by adding functionality to vista that automatically reloads video drivers if they crash.

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RE: Which OS is better?
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all kids hate macs


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you're an idiot. there is absolutely no code in windows that can just cause a crash for no reason. 100% of the time, people are using bad NVIDIA drivers that crash on every other operation.


yet the mac doesn't crash, using a NVIDIA card and my pc has an ati card.  windows is really bad when it tries to work with something it fails even games hate running on vista, it messes the frame rate up so you can't play online (you can if you want to get pwned)

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RE: Which OS is better?
The last mac that crashed was running OS 9, you're pretty safe these days. That said, I have not crashed my LC [system 7.1] yet.
was put impeccably into words at DebianDay for me last Saturday, by Knut Yrvin of Trolltech - adults try something once, fail, and then are like "ffs this doesn't work". Children try, fail, and then try again, and succeed - maybe on the second, or even fifth retry. But the thing is that they keep at it and overcome the problems in the end.

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