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What Operating System are you using on your computer?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by nChrist, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Windows 10

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  2. Windows 8

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Windows 7

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. Other older Windows Systems

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. MAC

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Linux

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  7. Other - Please specify

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Bob Crowley

    Bob Crowley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I dual boot Windows 10 and Redhat Fedora. I'm not an expert in either, but I suppose I know the basics.
     
  2. High Fidelity

    High Fidelity Well-Known Member Supporter

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    MacOS. Linux: Redhat, Ubuntu and Kali.
     
  3. nonaeroterraqueous

    nonaeroterraqueous Nonexistent Member

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    Married
    It's nice to see so many people trying something other than Windows. It's a very good operating system, but I feel it's a significant weakness when everyone is using the same OS. That could go wrong in so many ways.
     
  4. Wookiee

    Wookiee Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

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    Why? Like I get it's way easier to target one particular product than many, but that's literally the only drawback. It's more or less how cyber-criminals have been operating until recent years when Mac and Linux have been adopted more.
     
  5. nonaeroterraqueous

    nonaeroterraqueous Nonexistent Member

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    That's not a small drawback. There are also the problems inherent in any monopoly, such as a lack of incentive, control over the market, lack of price competition, and...most importantly, the ability to insert anything and foist it upon an unwilling public. The opportunity for corruption is far vaster with a monopolized OS. That's a lot of power in the hands of a few, and the code is closed, preventing accountability. Computing is a big deal in modern society, and a monopoly of the OS no trivial matter.
     
  6. Wookiee

    Wookiee Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

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    Well that's a good point, definitely something I overlooked.

    I, by no means, am advocating everyone use Windows for everything, but to support end users it's preferable by a long shot.
     
  7. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God Supporter

    +8,860
    United States
    Pentecostal
    Single
    US-Republican
    I have windows 10 which works great.
     
  8. Jeshu

    Jeshu Bought by His Blood Supporter

    +5,446
    Australia
    Christian
    Married
    Ubuntu 18.04. Works great!
    Screenshot from 2020-02-26 08-15-34.png
     
  9. jahel

    jahel ~Cassia~

    565
    +210
    Canada
    Christian
    Private
    MacBook with Safari
     
  10. Quentin

    Quentin Always seeking His face and light...

    +137
    United States
    Reformed
    Single
    US-Democrat
    I use Microsoft Windows 10 Pro. It came with my desktop and I am required to have Win 10 for my college education.
     
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