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  • Do you prefer Linux or Windows?

    I prefer using Windows for personal use, but when it comes to servers, then Linux all the way! What about everyone else?
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  • #2
    I prefer Linux when setting up Website.

    However if a Program requires Windows to run, then I'll go for Windows.

    Marcus
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    • #3
      Linux for web servers and other Linux optimized daemons. I work with Windows servers every day, so that's my kind of game.

      As a client, I am a windows guy who wants to go full Linux, but I love all my games.
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      • #4
        For my personal computers, it's Windows 10 all the way, but for servers, it's Linux. I just find Windows licensing to be very cost prohibitive.
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        • #5
          I've tinkered with using linux as a desktop before but that annoying moment always comes when you want to use a piece of windows only software, I know their are solutions to this but I thought screw it just use windows on the desktop.
          And it's always good to be able to jump into battle on a game when on quite days I don't really like windows but hate macs even more. If game developers would support linux I'd go with desktop linux always.
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          • #6
            I choose Windows for my personal computer, but when it comes to servers - I prefer Linux.
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            • #7
              Linux - Centos is my choice for servers. I switched to Mac for my computer, as I didn't like windows 10.
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              • #8
                Linux for sure web wise, however for my own use, both Mac or Windows are decent choices if you don't really have a preference.
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                • #9
                  I use MacOS for personal computer since 1984, but for servers i prefer Linux. In the beginning of the millennium i had a mac OS X server hosting service that at that time was very profitable with  X servers. Later apple discontinued the servers and i finish offering those services. :-)

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                  • #10
                    For servers definitely Linux, although I do have a few servers that run on Windows 2008, 2012 and 2016 as well... but Linux is definitely much better for servers.

                    As for personal use, MacOS on my MacBook Pro (I find it's way better than any windows/linux laptop)... and on my workstation PC I run Windows 10 with an Ubuntu 16.04 VM container, so I run both Windows and Linux at the same time, each on its own screen.
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