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    Ive got 10/40w for blood... THCi's Avatar
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    Are you all Windows, or all Linux or a Mix?

    Well, its time to cast your vote, what OS('s) do you use on a regular basis?

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    windows 2000 primarily (by choice)
    and smoothwall for a firewall / router.

    installed linux a couple of times, but never really found anything that made me want to keep it

    perhaps if i had another pc i would put linux on it.

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    windows windows windows all the way..

    dunno why, just never made the jump to any *nix

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    Windows so far.

    Wanted to play with linux but forgot to download any distros while I still had my phat uni pipe.

    Will be installing linux as a 2nd os (probably SuSE) once I've reformatted and got XP working the way I want.

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    Windows for me, I really can not be bothered with all the wasted time that goes with linux.

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    Originally posted by www.josh.org.uk
    windows 2000 primarily (by choice)
    and smoothwall for a firewall / router.

    installed linux a couple of times, but never really found anything that made me want to keep it

    perhaps if i had another pc i would put linux on it.
    Got a spare 3Gig on one of your Boxes HDDs? Use it for Linux... sorted. Dual boot the system, just install (if you're using Mandrake/RedHat) it will auto install a boot manager, and give you a menu you just select Windows or Mandrake/RedHat. What could be more simple than that>?

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    Windows for me.

    I used to run linux as well, but I just cannot be arsed with it anymore. It was a brief novelty for me, I liked the fact I managed to get Gentoo to work, but in general I find Windows XP a much better OS to use.

    I use various OS's at work but my main rig has windows 98 and suse, I'd much rather have XP

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    Originally posted by THCi
    Got a spare 3Gig on one of your Boxes HDDs? Use it for Linux... sorted. Dual boot the system, just install (if you're using Mandrake/RedHat) it will auto install a boot manager, and give you a menu you just select Windows or Mandrake/RedHat. What could be more simple than that>?
    well, 1 pcs the smoothwall router
    1's the webserver - so these 2 are both on all the time

    and the other one's my main pc which i use windows 2000 on, and i think i'd find it a pain using linux instead of windows 2000.

    i do realise it's benefits, definitely, as it's free compared to the £70 odd for WinXP Home / £100 odd for Win2k pro / £120 for WinXP Pro - so I may well try it (again).

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    win xp one my main machine
    mandy 9 on my linux dev box
    2003 server on my windows dev box
    xp/linux/2003 triple boot on my main home machine
    xp on my gaming rig

    linux is better for certain tasks, serving websites and general development (IMHO) windows for office/groupware/video - but all of my windows boxes have cgywin running to take care of those additional bits which windows can't (and won't) do nicely!

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    Windows network at home and work, but my home network uses a Smoothwall and I'm pretty familiar with using Linux anyway. You need another option; Windows with some Linux
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    used mandrake for a bit... didn't find anything that I could not do in 2K that was in my daily routine..

    Since going to XP pro I've never went back to a dualboot
    now I'm a 1 OS man

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    Windows all the way. No reason to bother with Linux really. But I have several distros if I ever feel compelled to play about.
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    ive got XP pro and Mandrake 9 on my pc, i use whatever i fancy wen i boot mainy mandrake for typing, email etc and XP for games

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    I dual booted win2k and mandrake for a bit, but while it was fun working out how to use it, it didn't do anything better than windows did and couldn't do some thing that windows could (games), so next time i reinstalled I didn't bother with mandrake, and now I'm winxp only.

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    I use XP for the desktop (dual booted with gentoo), gentoo as a dev server and debian for our production servers.

    I still prefer developing and having XP as my desktop OS as it is simply a lot faster than xfree. Having said that, Linux totally destroys Microsoft on the server.
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    Windows 2000 for my web server as I can also play games or browse on it easily, as well as get a Remote Desktop session up from one of the other PCs.

    Windows XP Pro on my 2 other desktop PCs.

    Windows 2000 on my laptop.

    Thought about trying Linux out, but I just can't motivate myself to put myself back to the days of MS-DOS

    I only tend to play MMORPGs, browse and fiddle with ASP/SQL a little anyway.
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