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What OS(s) do you use, which OS do you prefer & why?

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I have Win10 and Linux (KDE neon). Video performance on Linux kind of sucks compared to Windows since the drivers are worse (60-120 FPS vs 200-300 FPS in TF2 on the itemtest map with an Nvidia 960m), but it's not unusable. I don't game much anymore, so I can stay in Linux 90% of the time now. It's so much more comfortable and easy to customize than Windows. Every time I come back to Linux after using Windows for a bit, it like the moment when you get back home from a long trip and lie down on the couch.

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Much like @namandoesnotpanic I use only Win10 on my desktop on which I game, but only Arch on my laptop which is old but runs wonderfully. I use the laptop for school so I take it everywhere and use it daily, programming, studying, reading, but when I get home I tend to spend my time in Windows.

Personal Rig:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 @ 3.2 GHz    Mb: Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3    RAM: 2x4GB DDR4 GSKILL RIPJAWS 4    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960    Case: Aerocool PSG V2X Advance    Storage: INTEL SSDSCKJW120H6 M.2 120GB    PSU: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronce    Display(s): Samsung LS19B150

Cooling: Aerocool Shark White    Operating System(s): Windows 10 / Arch Linux / OpenSUSE

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On 3/3/2017 at 6:28 PM, pipnina said:

I imagine most here will be running Windows since, you know, games n stuff. But I thought it would be cool to have a thread about OS usage and preference. I made a little survey thingy on google forms to go along with it, too.


Personally, I'm a Linux kinda person. The only real trouble I've encountered with the OS so far is X11 (which is, thankfully, being replaced by wayland) and Nvidia's crummy drivers. Besides that, I wish more programs supported it, because It's really nice :(. OSX.12 is pretty cool, too, despite it requiring apple hardware to run.



Have been using windows since got my first pc. It's very simple operating system thats why I use it . I've had some problems with it , only because of my dumbness tho.

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I've been using Windows since Windows 98, so as it has grown and evolved, I've been there to experience it. And as such, I'm pretty familiar with Windows. Sure, I'm not so familiar with the super deep level stuff, but 9/10 times I can solve a problem with a windows machine without internet help. Would I use something else? Sure, but I'm so comfortable and familiar with Windows that I don't feel any pressure to move to anything else. Plus, I would have to learn a whole new OS, and that sounds like a pain in the ass, especially when my lack of knowledge gets in the way of me doing work.

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Mac OS (hackintosh) for work and chill and Windows 8.1 for gaming on my desktop. I used W7 then laptop died so switched to Mac, W8 was a complete mess at the time so yeah. W10 is still a buggy mess when I tried it so I decided to stick with 8.1 on my desktop and skin it to look like 7. Not the best but fuck it, rarely game these days anyway. So TL;DR Laptop - Mac OS, Desktop - Mac OS & W8.1

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Windows for gaming. OS X for work and other things. 

If I have to choose one, OS X. 

I have been gaming a lot lesser than I used to. 

But still don't want to ditch my gaming desktop. 

If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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I use Windows 98, 2000, XP, sometimes Vista, 7, Thin PC, 8.1, 10, Server 2012 R2, and Server 2016. On my Macs (all PPC except one) I use 9.2, 10.0, 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.7, Windows 98, and Windows 2000. I have a Hackintosh VM with El Capitan as well, but can't say much about it here. 


Main Laptop: HP Envy M6 AE-151DX, Intel Core i5-5200u (Broadwell Dual Core), 8GB DDR3, Intel HD 5500 Graphics, 240GB Kingston SSDNow V300 SATA 6.0Gb/s and 64GB SanDisk MicroSD Card (secondary storage), Windows 10 Professional/ Linux Mint 18.3 MATE

ChromeBook: Gateway NV79, Intel Core i3-330M, 2GB DDR3, Integrated graphics, 80GB Seagate Barracuda, Neverware Cloudready

Folding Machine: Dell Vostro 260 MT, Intel Core i5-2400, 2GB DDR3 (broken DIMM slot), Intel HD 2000 Graphics, 80GB Seagate Barracuda, Linux Mint 18.3 MATE running Folding at Home on Full Power 24/7

Testing Desktop: Dell Inspiron 560 in a Compaq case, Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220, 5GB DDR3, XFX RX 570 4GB (don't ask), 1TB WD Caviar Blue, Windows 8.1 Professional

Hackintosh: Dell OptiPlex 780 SFF Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3GHz Dual Core), 5GB DDR3 1066, GeForce 9500 GT 1GB Graphics, 500GB Samsung Spinpoint 2.5" HDD, Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Secondary Laptop: HP Pavilion G6 2233NR, Intel Core i3-2370M (Sandy Bridge Dual Core), 8GB DDR3, Intel HD 3000 Graphics, 320GB Toshiba 2.5" HDD, Windows 10 Professional (soon to be Mint 18.3/Windows 10/Windows 7)

Main Server: Dell OptiPlex 755 MT, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3GHz Dual Core), 8GB DDR2 800MHz, Radeon HD 4670 512MB Graphics, 60GB OCZ Vertex 2, Windows Server 2016 (I upgraded!)

Secondary Server: Dell OptiPlex 330 MT, Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz Dual Core), 4GB DDR2 800Mhz, Intel Integrated Graphics, 500GB WD Caviar Blue, 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 500GB WD Greenpower, 500GB WD Caviar Green, FreeNAS

Online Machine: Paperspace, GPU+ Virtual Machine, Intel Xeon E5-2623 V4, 30GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro M4000 8GB, 100GB SSD, Windows Server 2016

Another Server: HP Compaq DC7900 SFF, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.00GHz Dual core), 6GB DDR2 800MHz, Intel Integrated Graphics, 250GB WD Caviar Blue, Windows Server 2008 R2 (main OS)/Windows 7 Professional (other reasons)

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