Well, we all have used Unix, in one form or another (maybe even through embeded products). But which one is your favorite flavor of Unix-based/Unix-alike OSes? Read more and vote! Update: SHAME on you, who ever you are: Messing/hacking with go2poll’s code and altering the results in favor of FreeBSD. By doing so, you are doing MORE BAD than good to your favorite platform.Note: And before you ask: BeOS and AtheOS/Syllable are not in the following list, because they are not Unix. They just happen to be somewhat POSIX (not fully) and have a bash…
Update: I took down the poll. SHAME on whoever messed with go2poll’s engine. FreeBSD went from 99 votes to 177 in a matter of 1-2 minutes, while this is of course not possible with the kind of rate and growth polls get on OSNews by the hour (let alone having only FreeBSD “growing”). By doing so, you just give FreeBSD’s crowd a bad name. (I am even more unhappy about this, as I voted for FreeBSD and now I see a FreeBSD fanboy act as such)!
Right now, I have deleted the poll, and I include an image of the poll just before it got deleted. KEEP IN MIND, that FreeBSD stole a lot of percentage from the rest, its real percentage was not more than 14% before the manipulation of our “friend” started. Before this manipulation, OSX was at 29% and Linux at around 39%.
Well, it’s real nice to see NeXTSTEP mentioned, I really fell in love with Unix after meeting NeXTSTEP. I was just learning Solaris 2.4, and got my first Slackware release. But every chance I got, I was messing with NeXT. As soon as I had the hw that it supported, I used it primarily.
I always wonder why, even until today, we don’t have something “as tight” as NeXTSTEP when it comes to desktop-oriented Unix. I think OS X is the closet, and we can thank that to it’s NeXTSTEP heritage.
On the other hand, since 2.1.5-RELEASE, FreeBSD has been my number one favorite. It’s a “tight”, full-featured OS.
I run OS X (PPC), Solaris (SPARC), FreeBSD (AMD), RedHat (x86), and OpenBSD (x86). I love ’em all.
The worst part though, is when I *have to* fire up my XP box to play an off-the-shelf game, or any other win-only app. VMWare, WINE, and MAME are *awesome*, but they are what they are.
HP-UX 10, Solaris (sprac and intel)2.6-8, SCO 5 and 7,IRIX 5, Redhat 5-7, Mandrake 5-9, slackware 2.6, Caldera 1.x, Corel 1.x, many more Linux distros, OpenBSD 2.x, NetBSD 1.x, FreeBSD 3-5.
There is no such thing as Slackware 2.6
Slackware went from 2.3 to 3.0
Next thing you’ll be saying you used Slackware 5 and 6
Just reponding to comments re my post.
First the slackware thing, sorry I was typing to fast and not proof reading. That was slackware 3.6.
As for HP-UX 10. sorry I sould have said 10.x or 10.20 which is what I have. My hardware is to old for HP-UX 11.x. and accourding to HP the subsystem I test has not changed from 10.x to 11.x
And as for SCO 5 and 7, their print subsystems are completely different so we run both.
WTF is so hard to believe. Here is a pic of me in the lab.
Those are all UNIX machines.
Why do I feel the need to justify this?