Has anyone tried any other operating system besides Windows, Linux, or Mac OS?

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  1. jrwap

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    I would be interested to hear about what else is out there. I haven't used anything besides windows... well OK I haves used DOS but that doesn't count. Just wondering if anyone around here has tried any other operation system offering.

    -JRW
     
  2. NUTNDUN

    NUTNDUN Lost in space

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    I played around with FreeBSD 4.2, I liked it and it was fast but I had too many hardware conflicts and at the time I never touched a nix system so I got tired of it pretty quick, once we move and I have more room for pc stuff I am going to get another machine setup just to practice with it.
     
  3. Anveo

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    I would say FreeBSD is probally the best free unix-like OS out there for desktop use. I'm not a fan of linux but I use FreeBSD and OpenBSD a lot. Personally I think Windows is much better platform for desktop apps and gaming, but for development and networking nothing beats a *nix platform. I use FreeBSD for all the development I do, and I have an OpenBSD box on an old 486 to do NAT and firewall.
     
  4. NUTNDUN

    NUTNDUN Lost in space

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    I just seen that FreeBSD is out in 4,5 stable release now. I may have to give it another shot on the server. Should have support for everything now :)
     
  5. jstanden

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    All our new hosting machines are FreeBSD 4.4 or 4.5. Heavy-duty, we're really happy with it.
     
  6. faolán

    faolán sith geek

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    Used BeOS once.

    Had a Mac way back in the day, but could just never quite get into the OS, except for OS-X now which is Unix-based.

    I've used various flavors of Linux including Redhat, Mandrake, Slackware, Debian, and a tiny bit of SuSE and Caldera. Versions of Unix would include Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, some SCO, and OpenBSD on a daily basis for firewall/router and web/mail servers.
     

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