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If Linux went away, what OS would you use?

Poll ended at Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:47 am

Windows
7
18%
Mac
7
18%
Other (please specify)
26
65%
 
Total votes: 40

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by Fred Barclay »

Mac, I think. That way I still get to have *Nix.
BSD isn't usable enough for me now.

(That is, since we're assuming a hypothetical 'Linux goes away' future, I'm assuming that future also involves my being able to afford the Apple universe! :lol: Otherwise I'd probably be forced to go Windows.)
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I chose 'other'.

Frankly, I dont know what I would do. I guess I would consider retirement and just restock my fishing gear and move to somewhere and fish every day on a long pier. I could never run windows or mac software. I would feel so dirty running that stuff.
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Most likely a BSD version.
@moem, as I see what ReactOS is after 21 years, I don't think that will ever be a real replacement for whatever OS.
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My OS build with other kernel like kfreebsd did.
Seriously, haven't you learn anything from Debian? They've based on linux & other one kfreebsd.
Even Linux bought away it's not gonna stop debian growing.
They've kfreebsd that use unix kernel as freebsd in their sleeves.
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Post by MintBean »

Windows, begrudgingly. Prefer MacOs but refuse to pay the outrageous 'Apple tax' again.

Poll was better before - ChromeOs and Android certainly are different operating systems from 'Linux' (i.e. GNU/Linux for the pedants) regardless of what kernel they use.
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Not worth discussing. End of subject.

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Bolle1961 wrote:@moem, as I see what ReactOS is after 21 years, I don't think that will ever be a real replacement for whatever OS.
I think it was set aside for a number of years. But they are actively developing it now.
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Other:
If Linux went away, then the Mint Team would refactor their project based on BSD.

The point is, FOSS doesn't die that easily. It will reproduce itself.
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"If Linux went away, what would you use ?" Is like asking "If the internet went away, what would you use ? " :D Most of the big servers rest on Linux, without them the world of internet would not be the same anymore, it is the backbone of internet.

May be would give a try to BSB or some other exotic creations. Anyway someone would come quickly with something to replace it. Nature abhors a vacuum.
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I would build a Hackintosh and run macOS. Windows has always irritated the crap out of me and Win10 looks like an absolute nightmare to me.
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I'd start from the assumption that every Linux developer would go over to BSD. I would then follow them to BSD, happy in the knowledge that these people would finally make BSD user-friendly! :lol:
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I would go back to some to some flavor of Ubuntu.
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majpooper wrote:I would go back to some to some flavor of Ubuntu.
If Linux 'went away', whatever that means, there would not be any flavours of Ubuntu.
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Maybe Ubuntu Windows :roll: :roll: :lol:
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I'd probably throw out my computer completely
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Hopefully the full desktop I expect google to debut in 2-3 years. Failing that, BSD, or Mac if I came into a lot of money.
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I am using them now. iPhone and iPad.

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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by lmuserx4849 »

Hopefully we'll still have the option to choose.
Who knows maybe systemd will assimilate linux.

Potential options:
OS/2 in some form.
BSD in some form.
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I would refurbish an old IBM AIX server and reuse it. THE BEST SYSTEM EVER :wink:
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