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View Poll Results: What do you use as your day-to-day desktop OS?
Windows 2000/XP 15 10.71%
Windows Vista 6 4.29%
MacOS X 11 7.86%
FreeBSD 49 35.00%
OpenBSD 21 15.00%
NetBSD 6 4.29%
Other BSD system 0 0%
Solaris 2 1.43%
Linux 29 20.71%
Windows 7 1 0.71%
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Old 7th October 2008
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Default Debian and FreeBSD

Hello,
I'm sitting in front of Debian lenny/sid all day long.
I'm using IceWM for my desktop.
Althought I'm using Linux as my desktop, I have more than 3 tabs on my terminal opened and logged into at least 3 6.3 systems and few linuxes...
so maybe it's 60% linux and 40% fbsd

I'm going to give netbsd a try because I've tested it at 1.4 version and fbsd doesn't currently run xen (and I need it!)
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I should've booted up my NeXT just so that I could be the first "Other BSD" voter.
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Curious, why didn't you vote mdh?

Anyway, I envy your ownership of a NeXT system.. would be fun.
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NeXT, wow, that's so awesome.
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M$ Linux
NetBSD 4
Darwin 8 ppc
(Damn, why not a multichoicde poll).
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Curious, why didn't you vote mdh?

Anyway, I envy your ownership of a NeXT system.. would be fun.
Well, I voted FreeBSD. FreeBSD is what I find myself sitting in front of on a day-to-day basis.

I've actually got an old SPARCStation 1+ as well, with a 17mhz Weitek CPU. It still runs, as well, and has an old version of OpenBSD on its 2gig SCSI-2 hard drive. Takes a while to negotiate SSH keys to login.

Edit: 4.3BSD protip: you have system binaries like route(1) in /etc. F'real.
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I am curious, what do you use as your day-to-day desktop OS?
My laptop is my primary use PC (Ubuntu atm because I ran out of time trying to fix a problem and needed it fast without a net connection ... desperate times); my desktop may run Vista x64 Ultimate but a similar thing - I need it for certain apps (Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, for instance), and I use it, mostly, for VirtualBox VMs at the moment and some light gaming with friends if I find any time at all.
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*At work*
Windows XP on my deskop (that's my company's policy )
I administer Redhat & Centos 4.X & 5.X servers and I am trying to persuade them to use FreeBSD

*At home*
FreeBSD 6.3 i386 RELEASE on my server/router pc
FreeBSD 7.0 i386 RELEASE on my desktop with windowmaker as main window manager
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my main home machine is a triple boot with Ubuntu, vista and xp pro...my second machine is xp pro...
my main work computer is xp pro
my laptop is used both at work and home and has vista on it...thinking of dual booting it with vista and arch linux or vista and a BSD...once i get it figured ou i'll let you know
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Dual boot Mac OS X leopard and OpenBSD 4.4 on an iBook
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I used to multiboot Slackware, all the BSDs, and some other stuff but that box died of a heart attack.

My main desktop is Slackware for the foreseeable future although I'm searching for a good 64 bit OS for a second box.
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My FreeBSD desktop is becoming my server and remote workstation now. I generally use it for testing and programming via SSH (X forwarding enabled). However, Mac OS X has become my desktop operating system of choice, given that college and better quality artwork have changed which applications I need.
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The same procedure as last year: something Linux - most of the time Slack -, FreeBSD, OpenBSD at some machines and OpenSolaris for my personal pleasure ;-) The main thing is, it's free :-)
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I use my ThinkPad T42 most of the time which runs NetBSD 4.0.1. My desktop dual boots OpenGeu and Windows XP and at work I have to use Vista Enterprise. I would put a BSD on my desktop but they don't seem to like USB only setups (I have no PS/2, LPT, or serial ports ><).
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I use my ThinkPad T42 most of the time which runs NetBSD 4.0.1. My desktop dual boots OpenGeu and Windows XP and at work I have to use Vista Enterprise. I would put a BSD on my desktop but they don't seem to like USB only setups (I have no PS/2, LPT, or serial ports ><).
Not true. I use USB only set up on OpenBSD. I forgot if you need to plug
USB mouse or keyboard after the start of the booting process since I think
I start using them on one of the computers at work since some moron
"accidentally" fucked up my old keyboard and mouse. I just plugged new USB keyboard and mouse and it worked.
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As Oko said, all 3 major BSD's support USB devices.. perhaps not when the system falls into the kernel debugger, but that's simply unavoidable.
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XP until I have my hardware sorted out
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freeBSD on my old Compaq Evo N600c (256MB RAM). With Xfce4 as a desktop environment, it flies!
I don't feel as comfortable in freeBSD as I did in Ubuntu, but installing xfce was much easier than I thought (pkg_add xfce4 ). But little by little I'm learning.
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I've just built a new amd64 system for my desktop workstation, and am now running OpenSolaris 2008.11. A week in, I'm really liking it. Have hit a few stumbling blocks relating to issues with gnu tools on Solaris, but am looking forward to getting stuck into things like Zones, Trusted Extensions and RBAC (amongst others). I particularly like the ideas proposed in Glen Faden's "Safe Browsing" article.
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I've voted XP since my job is to develop C++ for smart devices under Visual Studio, so in that platform is where my time is spent most of time. Additionaly, I use FreeBSD and Linux desktops but on my free time, so I voted XP for that reasons.
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