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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 16th June 2008
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I am curious, what do you use as your day-to-day desktop OS?
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Only one choice? If so, FreeBSD. However, I spend a lot of time in a W2K and an XP VM, and on W2K and XP "real" systems. It is probably split 80% BSD, 20% Windows, but when I need Windows, there is no BSD equivalent.
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FreeBSD desktop at home and at work.

I also have a laptop that's been through a flurry of operating systems -- currently it is running CentOS 4. (The laptop allows me to work from a non-west facing room when the temperature peaks at 103 here every single afternoon.)
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FreeBSD mostly. Some Vista for the occasional bit of gaming.

More often than not lately, I've been formatting every other week. Usually between BSD, Vista, and the Linux du jour (I like to watch things compile/install while I read :O Relaxing!).

Today is my day off and I'm considering playing with Hackintosh <3.
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Slackware, FreeBSD at home and Mac OS X ... well I have to
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I had to vote for Linux since it's my workstation at work. At home, though, I'm still spending a good deal of time on my FreeBSD desktop. On the other hand, my super duper new machine runs Linux, but I haven't moved everything over to there yet.
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I'm using OpenBSD on all my workstations, and my router/firewall, it's a dream.
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Hello,

Currently, Slackware is my primary Desktop OS. As I continue to learn NetBSD and get it more fully configured, I may migrate over to it as my primary Desktop OS - in fact, that is my current goal.
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Most of the time FreeBSD. I use double boot with Ubuntu, and sometimes go visit him. Just to remind him he's alive.
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Dual-boot station with OpenBSD 4.3-current and FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p1
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Mainly OpenBSD and another WinXP multi-booting workstation (tired of emulating) for those apps that require specific OSes, or @!&%#$ flash, or some OO uno packages.

If I need a difficult-to-install-from-sources application, and that binaries are available for, say, WinXP, OSX or FC5, might as well grab a FC5 distro and install it on a slice (or say Oracle on "unbreakable" ).

Basically, spreadsheets, mail, browsers, database, archives on OpenBSD, so that is my desktop I guess.
What does not run on OpenBSD, the lazy I am boots the WinXP,
any*nux beyond that.
What I prefer, or like, does not matters.
Sometimes, getting the job done even needs specifix hardware for specific OSes. So be it!
Fwiw, the explosion engine is obsolete since more than a century. Haven't got much choice either would I need a car.
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openbsd 4.3 on my tower at home, XP/freebsd7 dual boot on the laptop.
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My primary "desktop" OS has moved from FreeBSD to Gentoo Linux. Two reasons really. The first is that I can run Gentoo on my Inspiron 6400, and the second is I need Flash9 working properly for work.

Given that it's a Dell, I'd be willing to ditch the hardware for something that will run FreeBSD, but it is that Flash9 requirement that keeps getting me. Damn you Adobe!
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mac os x as a primary desktop on a mac notebook. pc-bsd on my workstation at work, used to double booted with ubuntu until it crashed for no good reason .

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I have FreeBSD 7.0 workstation @ work, but I try a lot of things at my Quad Core testing ground @ home: Solaris / OpenSolaris / Mac OS X / Linux ...
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Windows XP at work, Debian at home (like ddekok I can't live without Flash 9 and had problems getting it to work with FreeBSD) - and buying a MacBook Pro rather soon. I think once I get the MacBook my Debian box will be reverted back to FreeBSD and become a headless fileserver.
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I used to have a FreeBSD 6.x workstation, but due to some HDD failures I had to rebuild the desktop machine.

My current (main) desktop is an OpenSUSE 10.3, and my second one is a PC-BSD.

I chose SUSE/PC-BSD over bare FreeBSD mainly because I didn't want to spend allot of time configuring & compiling things as I used to.

Currently I still have 2 unused 160GB HDD's
(the new ones I got from Seagate as a replacement for the dead ones)

The final idea is to revive my old configuration :

SATA HDD1 160GB: PC-BSD 7.0 main desktop
SATA HDD2 160GB: data drive (documents, pictures, mp3, etc..)
PATA HDD3 80GB: Eperimental. Lnx partitions, FreeBSD7 'bleeding edge' partition, etc...
PATA HDD4 40GB: Backup drive for daily/weekly backups, burned to DVD 2 times a year.
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Opensolaris on an IBM S51 box. Since it is new and doesn't have everything I need yet, I supplement using programs on a Dell Ubuntu box (broken by recent upgrade) or using ProTech 1, with Xfce (my favorite), on my much older Dell laptop. 'Gave M$ the finger quite a while ago.
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At Work:
I use a Core2Duo box running FreeBSD 7.0 and a 180Mhz R5k SGI Indy Running IRIX.

At Home:
I have a Core2Duo box running FreeBSD 7.0 for routing/firewall/fileserver/desktop/etc and another Core2Duo running XP for Games.

Can't wait for the day that Wine can run all Direct X games well enough, I'd drop Windows in a flash
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FreeBSD 7 on my laptop. OpenBSD 4.3 on home computer.
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