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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 17th June 2008
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@work: WinXP

@home: Triple-boot with Debian (main OS), OpenBSD 4.3 -current (for playing around and learning OpenBSD) and Win XP (for ITunes & tax computation).
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I have two Desktop in my Office , one of them use OpenBSD 4.2 and another use FreeBSD 7

I home I use FreeBSD 7
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My preferred workstation is OpenBSD. But -- work requires Windows, even though most servers are commercial Unix variants. Some personal hardware (Bluetooth, FireWire, Winmodem for faxing) also require Windows, so my personal laptop is set to multiboot.
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Workstation at home & work: ubuntu.
Laptop: Windows XP with iTunes only installed (damned DRMs)
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At work: Win2k
At home: Win2k for games, OpenBSD for e-mail, nntp reading, etc.
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Seems that we are Windows plus ... (fill in the blank).
One remark about *BSD users is that most accept and try to live with the Redmond thinghie.
Thanks gawd, we have PuTTY and ssh.
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Old 17th June 2008
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Entirely FreeBSD until just a couple of weeks ago when I put Windows on my only notebook. Sole purpose is to watch online Netflix and some Flash stuff that's not entertainment. I hate every minute of it since it used to have FreeBSD and I'd do everything from it, working seamlessly between it and the desktops and servers.
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Curse you !!! (Carpetsmoker)

My 'destop' runs three OSes at all times, Windows XP (Gaming), GNU/Linux (testing/recovery), and a *BSD (testing). I only boot Windows on it regularly because multi-booting is a pain. especially on a PC that's mostly their for gaming.

Being my only personal desktop, that makes Windows XP my primary desktop OS and gaming OS.


However !!!!


I do almost everything worth counting on my laptop, which runs PC-BSD and is used much like a standard FreeBSD machine.
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Used to be FreeBSD 7 (will be again), now NetBSD -current and very soon OpenBSD -current in multiple boot laptop. Testing lots of stuff.
I also have Windows XP (my wife playing spider game and me doing stuff in MS Access).

Interestingly, as much as I want[ed] to try out GNU/Linux distros none of them have stayed more than a few days on my laptop.
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Old 18th June 2008
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NetBSD @ home and on my laptop :P
Since that's what I'm most comfortable with.
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FreeBSD/amd64 at home. FreeBSD & NetBSD at work on two intel machines.
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Home notebook runs Windows Vista Business.
Home desktop runs FreeBSD 7.0.
Home server runs FreeBSD 7.0.

I'm a FreeBSD newbie still attempting to make the desktop and server systems functional.
The learning curve is very steep.
I'm retired; I have no work machines.
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I use Mac OSX as my desktop on a macbook pro. When I need Windoze I run XP in a VM on VMware fusion on my macbook, almost native speed. I like the fact that I can get to Darwin when necessary and do the down and dirty stuff. Just crack open a terminal and ssh to my FreeBSD or Linux boxes.

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Mac OS X and FreeBSD, well FreeBSD for tinkering and development.
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No option to pick more than 1 OS? :-S

Mine: it gotta be FreeBSD and probably Solaris 10 in a week
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OpenBSD on all my Desktops and Laptops. I would run it even on my toaster but my wife has installed NetBSD on it.
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Old 25th June 2008
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Primarily OpenBSD and then FreeBSD. I have linux on computers for flash or other video/movie clips from unicycling and/or family.
MS for the irritating and occasional powerpoint junk (mostly) I get sent
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Currently I'm stuck on Windows XP Home Edition.. Soon to be Gentoo Linux hopefully. Then will be setting up my little home test network with machines running *bsd. (:
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Openoffice has become quite mature, and Powerpoint files work very well on it. Apart from the rare misalignment during playback on MS Powerpoint, Openoffice lets you develop presentations very easily too.

Genesis, I'd stay away from Gentoo Linux, if you could. I used Gentoo for two years, and it's become a mess. If I had to use Linux, then I'd pick Slackware or Fedora Core. I have heard very nice things about Arch as well, which may be worth a shot.
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I use FreeBSD 7.0 on my laptop and Debian GNU/Linux "testing" on my desktop. I tried to run FreeBSD on desktop, but I had several problems with drivers (especially errors with intel_hda and strange CD warnings). Now I'm happy Debian user. The main advantage of Debian as desktop for me is that it supports easy to use Virtualbox. I can make a lot of tests with BSDs on a virtual machine without a big effort.
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