If Linux went away, what would you use?

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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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If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by gamerperson » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:47 am

10 day poll, and no re-voting, so choose carefully.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by Night Wing » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:12 am

If linux went away, I'd switch over to a Mac. Why? Because automatic updates for Windows 10 "suck" since they seem to have a tendency to break things. With updates from Microsoft, they're worse than Malware or Viruses because Microsoft's updates seem to have been built with Murphy's Law in mind (if anything can go wrong, sooner later, they will). I have absolutely NO trust in any products from Microsoft now.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by Reorx » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 am

Ummm... aren't Chrome OS and Android both Linux (i.e. use a Linux kernel however modified or customized it may be)?!?!?! :lol:

...and now that I think about it, Mac and IOS are "almost" Linux as well (descendants of BSD IIRC)!...
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by Flemur » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:30 am

I lied and put "Other" thinking "FreeBSD" or something similar, but BSDs are too primitive w/o adding some linux components (like a browser?) so I'd probably go back to Win7, which I had pretty thoroughly beaten into submission.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by gamerperson » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:39 am

Reorx wrote:Ummm... aren't Chrome OS and Android both Linux (i.e. use a Linux kernel however modified or customized it may be)?!?!?! :lol:
Haha, whoops! That is true, I'll edit the poll. I just wanted to give more choice, not thinking if it was Linux-based or not.

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

Post by Mick-Cork » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:41 pm

If Linux disappeared i'd likely end up with Craniotomy Stable V1.0, as it would do my head in trying to make another choice :)

Seriously - prob WIN7, but that or OSX would still rankle!

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

Post by Joss » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:10 pm

Considering the limited options it would be Windows; I don't consider myself worthy of The Mac Experience :roll:

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

Post by Portreve » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:30 pm

At this point, geez... Maybe I'd just walk away from computers on a personal basis.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by tenfoot » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:50 pm

RISC OS - although it does have limitations :)
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by thursty » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:52 pm

I already multi-boot various Linux distros on 2 MacBook Pros and an iMac.

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

Post by gamerperson » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:56 pm

Portreve wrote:At this point, geez... Maybe I'd just walk away from computers on a personal basis.
Haha, at this point it is kinda getting that way. :wink:

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

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:16 pm

I don't see, that the question is about anything, which is likely to happen.

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

Post by Moem » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:23 pm

I'd probably try my luck with ReactOS.

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

Post by jimallyn » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:53 pm

I would probably go to one of the BSDs. As I have in Linux, I would probably install VirtualBox and install a few other OSes there. I might try Gnu-Hurd, although I don't think it is actually ready for mainstream.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by jimallyn » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:56 pm

Moem wrote:I'd probably try my luck with ReactOS.
I have it running in VirtualBox. Some things work, a lot of things don't. It crashes or locks up fairly regularly. I play with it partially out of curiosity, and partly because I hope it becomes a real alternative for those Linux users who need to run just one or two Windows programs.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by Benedetto » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:01 pm

Reluctantly and it is most definitely reluctantly I have chosen Windows. Probably not 10, I still have an 8.1 CD. I am not familiar with any other operating systems so that was my only choice. However having used Linux Mint Cinnamon for four months using 18.1 and 2 and updated to 3 today, I dread having to revert to Windows. I do boot up Windows once a week to keep the anti/v and other updates done. I still have W10 on my laptop (SONY VAIO) but only use for Skype for contacting family members at weekends. Eventually, when I have the 'courage' I will gpart the laptop disc and install Linux. :wink:
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by BenTrabetere » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:08 pm

Both Windows and Mac would not be an option for me. Windows always has been something of a beta product, but by the time SP1 was rolled out it was a (somewhat) finished product - with Win10 it is a perpetual beta. As for Mac ... I cannot abide by a system that does not have proper Delete and Backspace keys.

I think I could move to FreeBSD without too much trouble, headache, and heartache. I might even make it with Redox or Reactos.

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

Post by theStreak » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:27 pm

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

Post by Citizen229 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:24 pm

I chose other. I would continue to use linux as long as it worked on the hardware. An outdated linux, is more than likely still more secure than windows. Security holes can be fixed by removal of the internet.
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Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Post by Neil Edmond » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:27 pm

Some sort of BSD I suppose.

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