Linux/Mac/Windows/Other OS of choice?

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    Originally posted by Eibro
    Just face it people, if you're not using Windows you're just doing so for the attention of others.
    I think the correct term is "Enlightened".

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    People who say that linux is better because it is free have obviously never pirated a copy of windows.

    Originally posted by Brian
    I think the correct term is "Pretentious and condescending".
    fixed it for you.
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    Originally posted by Scourfish
    People who say that linux is better because it is free have obviously never pirated a copy of windows.
    I had a pirated copy of Windows XP and it made me want to use DOS again.

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    Originally posted by Brian
    I had a pirated copy of Windows XP and it made me want to use DOS again.
    I had a copy of Linux, and I was found shaking in a pool of my own fluids-- 5 days later.

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    I like WinXP but it's got really unstable lately. Usually crashes once a day. Just stops responding. It used to freeze and then come back but now it just gives up. I need to reinstall it when I get the chance. I hate reinstalling the OS. Oh well.

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    Originally posted by Eibro
    I had a copy of Linux, and I was found shaking in a pool of my own fluids-- 5 days later.
    Hmm... Speaking of that, my favorite Microsoft Windows (tm) triumph was the crippling of a guided missile cruiser... That took "skill".
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    yeah my windows xp is freezing now. and it takes so damn long to load up compared to linux too. oh and the blue screen. did i mention m$ likes to see what people are doing?

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    one day im going to put a linux box between my windows computer and my cable line, i gotta see whats going one.

    so people make it sound horrible, then agian ms even admited to some of it. way to much "intergration".

    i could use a reinstall myself, but not because of problems but junk. its been going good for over year, i got to give ms that.

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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    one day im going to put a linux box between my windows computer and my cable line, i gotta see whats going one.

    so people make it sound horrible, then agian ms even admited to some of it. way to much "intergration".

    i could use a reinstall myself, but not because of problems but junk. its been going good for over year, i got to give ms that.
    You think Microsoft is spying on you? Why not just log your network traffic you paranoid nut.

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    lol, i remember a couple of people saying that(ms is spying on me).

    i dont want to log windows from windows. theres alot of stuff that wants the internet. i remember something about media player giving away video/music detials regulary. plus it give me a good excuse to play with some stuff.

    im not sure what i could do if i(or anyone else) find out anything....

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    I was running linux for about 4 months before I got VC++ and had to go back to Windows 2000. I still find myself clicking on blank spaces on my taskbar trying to go to the next virtual desktop, and only clicking once on folders expecting them to open.

    I loved my linux desktop much more than my windows 2000 one now, but I prefer programming for windows. But I love networking with linux. But I love network programming with windows. But I love....

    It actually took me 2 installations of Mandrake 9.0 to have it running properly, but the second time It was perfect. After a few months I even got my PNP sound card working. My least favorite thing about linux was that I couldn't play my games on it (I dont really like emulators) and that I could never find a version of MSN that could work as well as the official one. But boy, did I love my virtual desktops and the way I could blend my wallpapers.... ohhh and did I mention my Crystal icon set? Man, those were good days.

    But I just wish linux had something like MSDN where I could look up any function I want (don't suggest Man pages or web searches, they annoy me). And I'm not much of a fan of GCC either. Until linux gets something like MSVC++ I'll be using windows for a long time.

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    Originally posted by stovellp
    I loved my linux desktop much more than my windows 2000 one now, but I prefer programming for windows. But I love networking with linux. But I love network programming with windows. But I love....
    Excatly. What OS you run depends on what you do. Many people flame others for their OS (or platform for that matter - tell me about it ), but hey, if XP suits your needs, then you chose right. Anyway, I'm off topic now..

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    I'm using WinXP, and it only crashed once or twice, but not as frequent as many of you are saying...

    I think if the version or are using is OK( not pirated or something ), it should be stable, at least it's been stable with me.
    none...

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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    i dont want to log windows from windows.
    What, now you think there's some sort of conspiracy, and they're going to delete or filter your network logs?

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    >> What, now you think there's some sort of conspiracy, and they're going to delete or filter your network logs?

    Well, if you think a piece of software is spying on you, it wouldn't be particularly intelligent to ask that same piece of software if it was spying on you. Though you'd really have to be kind of paranoid to worry about that anyways.
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