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Question: What OSes do you use?  (Voting closed: March 12, 2011, 12:11:11 PM)
Mac OS - 14 (6.6%)
Linux - 89 (41.8%)
Windows - 62 (29.1%)
Android - 31 (14.6%)
IOS - 14 (6.6%)
Other (please comment) - 3 (1.4%)
Total Voters: 120

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March 05, 2011, 12:11:11 PM
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I'm thinking of developing software for bitcoin users, and it would be useful to know what OSes the community uses. This should also be useful to other software developers.
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March 05, 2011, 06:19:45 PM
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Thanks to everyone who answered! I must say, I'm pretty impressed by the number of linux users! Go Bitcoin community!
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March 06, 2011, 03:20:48 AM
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Thanks to everyone who answered! I must say, I'm pretty impressed by the number of linux users! Go Bitcoin community!

Considering satoshi himself used windows its funny that linux has overtaken it.



Who else is Bi-OS ?

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March 06, 2011, 03:41:27 AM
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Thanks to everyone who answered! I must say, I'm pretty impressed by the number of linux users! Go Bitcoin community!

Considering satoshi himself used windows its funny that linux has overtaken it.



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I'm hexa-OS, but 5 of them are in boxes: http://www.virtualbox.org/.

Screw rebooting.

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March 06, 2011, 04:06:26 AM
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Who else is Bi-OS ?

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My dayjob uses Windows, so I have it boot on my home desktop.
My netbook uses Linux.
And I prefer to develop on the Mac (Ruby/Rails).
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March 06, 2011, 04:53:21 AM
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Who else is Bi-OS ?

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My dayjob uses Windows, so I have it boot on my home desktop.
My netbook uses Linux.
And I prefer to develop on the Mac (Ruby/Rails).


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March 07, 2011, 06:19:38 AM
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Can virutalbox map to ATI gpus?
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March 07, 2011, 06:29:06 AM
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Can virutalbox map to ATI gpus?

No.  VMWare Player (free as in beer) has ok 3D graphics support, but you're probably not going to get OpenCL.

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March 08, 2011, 05:31:15 PM
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IOS. I believe IPhone app would be very appreciated.

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March 10, 2011, 10:28:00 PM
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IOS. I believe IPhone app would be very appreciated.

Yeah, a good iPhone app would bring down the barrier to entry a bit, I imagine.
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March 10, 2011, 10:33:00 PM
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Please change the "Linux" entry into "GNU/Linux".

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March 10, 2011, 10:45:28 PM
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I almost only use Linux nowadays.

But even as I love to see Linux dominate the poll, I can't help but thinking that it says a lot about how representative this community is of the computer using world.

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March 10, 2011, 10:53:30 PM
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I almost only use Linux nowadays.

But even as I love to see Linux dominate the poll, I can't help but thinking that it says a lot about how representative this community is of the computer using world.

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March 10, 2011, 10:58:30 PM
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Please change the "Linux" entry into "GNU/Linux".


Why single out GNU? There are a lot of other components of the system that are equally necessary to make it useful. The GNU stuff isn't such a critical thing anymore. We might as well call the system Firefox/KDE/Xorg/Linux or something.

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March 10, 2011, 10:59:54 PM
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Why single out GNU? There are a lot of other components of the system that are equally necessary to make it useful. The GNU stuff isn't such a critical thing anymore. We might as well call the system Firefox/KDE/Xorg/Linux or something.

But not just "linux" either.  Same as we don't call Mac OS X "Darwin".  Linux is just a kernel.

You can run a system without Firefox, KDE or Xorg.  But on most systems at least a few GNU apps (at minima a shell) is required around linux.


GNU is the acronym for "Gnu is Not Unix".  This means that GNU is designed to provide an OS comparable to Unix, without being exactly Unix.  Therefore its name should appear in the OS name, imo.

Firefox or Xorg are not designed to be an operating system.  They are just applications.
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March 10, 2011, 11:37:58 PM
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GNU is the acronym for "Gnu is Not Unix".  This means that GNU is designed to provide an OS comparable to Unix, without being exactly Unix.  Therefore its name should appear in the OS name, imo.

Firefox or Xorg are not designed to be an operating system.  They are just applications.

I think you've undermined your own argument there. All the GNU programs included in Linux are "just applications" too, and all of them can be replaced. (On embedded systems, they usually are, for instance.)

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March 10, 2011, 11:47:54 PM
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I think you've undermined your own argument there. All the GNU programs included in Linux are "just applications" too, and all of them can be replaced. (On embedded systems, they usually are, for instance.)

Well, maybe the boundary between an application and a part of an operating system is not clear, but at least the GNU project has the ambition of being an OS, since it compares itself to UNIX.

Also, there is no program included in linux.  Linux is a program.
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March 11, 2011, 01:11:50 AM
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But not just "linux" either.  Same as we don't call Mac OS X "Darwin".  Linux is just a kernel.


From http://www.gnustep.org/:
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GNUstep currently supports Unix (GNU/Linux and GNU/HURD, Solaris, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Darwin) and Windows.

Looks like we do call Mac OS X "Darwin", or at least GNU does.

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March 11, 2011, 01:25:42 AM
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I would also support calling Linux per GNU_OS if GNU wasn't such an ugly name. Linux has a catchy edge to it.
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March 11, 2011, 02:51:48 AM
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99.9% of the people can't care less about Richard Stallman's feelings. Linux is Linux and that's that.
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