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I run Windows and MacOSX and linux.

EDIT: Windows for Desktop, Mac for editing/music, linux for servers.

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Windows XP

Windows 98SE

Windows 2000 Pro

Mac system 7

Ubuntu linux

CP/M on my vintage bondwell laptop

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Just living it up :)

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you can only be using a mac for music if you got Logic yeh?

cool!

this is what I got trained on at college but will stick with good

old SX3 while on PC

so have you got all these running of your mac then?

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Windows XP

Windows 98SE

Windows 2000 Pro

Mac system 7

Ubuntu linux

CP/M on my vintage bondwell laptop

Just living it up :)

I heard about Ubuntu from Irongeek's site and am negotiating it

anygood? the GUI sure looks nice

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You can get a cool Gui by pretty much using any WM.

Gnome isn't the only fish in the sea.

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Debian etch - on my laptop

arch linux - vmware - this is my pen test box/trash box/experiment box/root this box box ... er it's just my playground ok?

windows xp - the family comp in the living room, play Enemy Territory on that

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"Mandriva" Best Desktop

"BackTrack2" Best security distro

"Windows XP" Use for test programs i code for XP users.

"DexOS" Use for my projects.

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Zenwalk Linux 2.4 on MY laptop

OS X on a yet to be fixed iBook

OS 8 on an old Powerbook Duo (once I find a new hard drive for it

And Win2k on my PC @ work

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win XP on my desktop, ubuntu and winxp on my lappy, and win9x on my shit boxes. those are my favorites! I love messing with 9x.

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Thats great everyone!

These are all The ones you guys have mentioned

FreeBsd

Ubuntu

Gnome

Debian

Arch Linux

Protech

Mandriva

DexOS

Zen Walk

BackTrack2

VMware

Now I need help with choosing the right one for me.

firstly I am looking to dual boot

and secondly for the best security

and no fighting

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Debian on my Laptop. Debian has three releases. Etch, Lenny, and Sid. Etch = Stable release. Lenny = Testing Release. Sid = Unstable Release. I have a mixed system that is mostly Debian Etch. But for some of the software I simply like it to be as new as possible. The only problem with using Lenny and Sid software builds is that it can sometimes be broken. As a seasoned Debian user I do have ways of circumventing the broken parts of my system. I just downgrade for the time being.

My Desktop never has any OS installed on it! I run my own custom built Debian live cd as the Operating system for my desktop and use the hard drive purely for storage... I will be eventually getting a faster CD Drive. The live cd runs pretty quick since it only has what i need to have installed on it. I dont have any extra services or other mechanisms installed so it runs fine. I also set up loop-aes support on the live cd. My hard drive on my desktop is encrypted with the AES256 alogarithm. lol.

My only suggestion to which OS to install is:

DO NOT INSTALL A LIVE CD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE. Sorry for the caps. The installs are incredibly hard to keep secure. The only live cd I would ever install to my hard drive is one that is meant to be used as a base install. The base install is then upgraded IMMEDIATELY.

Just install the operating system that you are most productive with for every day use.

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Thats great everyone!

These are all The ones you guys have mentioned

FreeBsd

Ubuntu

Gnome

Debian

Arch Linux

Protech

Mandriva

DexOS

Zen Walk

BackTrack2

VMware

Now I need help with choosing the right one for me.

firstly I am looking to dual boot

and secondly for the best security

and no fighting

You forgot Protech Linux 2.6 <_<

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Ubuntu i think is great for Desktiop pc's. the developers of this distri had the idea to creat a OS which is on a pair with windows (in attention of being easy to use...not in being unstable :P )it's very easy to use, you get *buntu optimized for nearly every application, ubuntu with GNOME and Kubuntu with KDE these both are the easyest to use and the best for linux beginners, near to the other linux distris like SUSE. You got Xubuntu for older, slower pc's and Edubuntu is the OS for scientists and artists like you can use it for music production etc...but all in all every programm running on one of these *buntus is running on the other *buntus as well...ust try all of them (VMware, live cd) to find your favorit...

and because of being debian based, you've got a large software pool you can use. you've got programms like apt or synaptic where you can easaly look up a tool you searching for and these programms will download it for you (from the debian servers) install it and make it run ;) without any stress :P

i think a small handycap of ubuntu and kubuntu is, that you'll need a more or less powerfull machine to make them run stable...i've got a INTEL 4 with 3.06Ghz, 2GB RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce 7600GT and everything works great

especially the new ubuntu release (Feisty Fawn) is very performance-linked

(please excuse my bad english...but you don't learn to explain an OS in school ;) )

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Plan9 on my local server

Debian on my desktop

Ubuntu on both my laptops and on my computer at work

I still have OS X and Solaris on a virtual machine that I boot up every now and then.

EDIT: Forgot to mention the Gentoo server at work that I have my Ruby on Rails development on.

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desktop: Windows XP

laptop: free dos. Im not sure what version

another sun work station i got: solaris 7

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Mac OS X for my daily driver

WinXP VM for work

Slackware VM for fun

AsteriskNow for my blown-up pbx

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Thanks guys you have been very helpful so far :)

so would it be possible to install VMware to just test some out

over my current installation of Xp?

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Mac OSX

WinXP

WinVista

FreeBSD

Debian

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I have slack on my server, a mac laptop, and xp on my desktop(id run slack on this as well, but CS3 doesn't really like cedega that well)

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