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  • pal666
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    Originally posted by mao_dze_dun View Post


    Can you redirect me to an OS with proper drivers and Crossfire support?
    os with proper drivers is linux. crossfire is a cheat

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  • bug77
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    Originally posted by jbysmith View Post
    Some of us just don't have an inane hatred of other platforms or are on a crusade and just prefer to use what they want.
    You don't have to hate other platforms to avoid Windows. If I was to build a computer for a relative that doesn't know the first thing about computers, but wants to read email, browser the net and talk to me using Skype, I could easily slap (K)ubuntu on that machine and shave a few bucks off the total cost.
    Hell, when my sister's MS Office installation was acting up and she couldn't print something she needed fast, I just told her "use the Google Docs Luke" and that was it. There's less and less reasons to use Windows with each passing day.

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  • Chewi
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    1.84% from Opera
    That'll be me then.

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  • UraniumDeer
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    Usually browsing this page from either my Android Cellphone, or from my windows gaming laptop, or from my Windows/Linux stationary.
    I'm lazy, and can't be bothered to boot into Linux as I still play a lot of windows only games, and use MS office on my stationary, so I hardly ever boot into my Linux partition.

    I'm keeping a close eye on the state of Linux, though. I expect great things from Wayland, Vulcan, Steam, and the graphics drivers to come.
    Vulcan has so much potential. Still looking forward to the day where someone makes a functional, basic demo of D3D9 on Vulcan (I know a little coding myself, but I'm rusty, and haven't got a clue where to begin (Valves intel Vulcan driver would probably be a good place to start, but other than that, it'd take me ages to learn all the necessary things)). A unified OpenGL implementation on top of Vulcan, would also be pretty sweet.

    Once Linux is easy enough to maintain from a computer illiterates point of view, and we're sufficiently rid of Flash, Silverlight, Java, and the likes, I'll start moving family members to Linux. Most distros are pretty easy to use, but things like boot managers still mess up far too often after updates, that I'd put anyone with less than average knowledge of computers through that.

    I'm convinced though, that NEXT year will be the year of Linux :P

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  • justmy2cents
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    Based on the operating system when Phoronix readers are viewing the site, 39% are from Linux, 32% from Windows, 16% from Android, 6% from OS X, and 5% from iOS.

    Well, hopefully you found these stats insightful for one reason or another. Don't forget to help the site if you enjoy all of the content on here -- that's often exclusive -- over the past eleven years.
    yes, they were very much insightful. 2% of people obviously evolved to the point where they connect with some form of telepathy and bypassing device/os all together. except, it seems that for some reason this evolution is still in alpha stage where browser tag is not reported correctly

    p.s. yes... i know the cake is in the unreported decimals

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  • mrbig4545
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    news is the reason i come here, not stats or benchmarks. news. i don't want to read all the mailing lists and commit logs, i want someone else to and give me an overview, and for that i'm very grateful to Michael

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  • larkey
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    For me it just depends on the OS I just have booted. Some games are yet Windows-exclusive. While I rarely, if ever, buy new Win-only-games I still have some (most of which are ports are announced ).
    So maybe it drops by some amount when Payday2 is out for Linux

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  • Remdul
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    These numbers need a nice graph.

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  • jbysmith
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    Some of us just don't have an inane hatred of other platforms or are on a crusade and just prefer to use what they want. Myself for example, Windows desktops, Linux and BSD servers, extremely happy with the setup and no propaganda will change that. So yes, I love Linux and use it daily, but currently reading this site from my Windows desktop.

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  • Mike Frett
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    Incidentally, I use to browse sites like this from Windows before I switched to Linux. Slowly putting my feet in the water before I made the jump. Permanent jump that is, knee deep in the GNU... =p

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