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I use windows because they call me punk smooth, lol. JK, the real reason is that I feel it's the best OS out there. I have tried Linux and wasn't found if it right away. I know quite a few people that use 24/7 and really love it. I guess it all comes down to preference or budget, sometimes even both.
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Program support.
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I dual-boot Debian Lenny and XP, solely for games that either cannot run in Wine or are too intense for me to make do with the performance hit.
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I dual-boot Debian Lenny and XP, solely for games that either cannot run in Wine or are too intense for me to make do with the performance hit.
I don't want to be "that guy", but why Debian rather than Ubuntu? I'm just curious.
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Cos everyone uses Windows and I don't want to go to an operating system that has less functionality just to be different.
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I use windows , because it supports games , it works with my network and server setup , it is stable, and is supported just about everywhere
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I use windows because of my familarity with it and the fact that it is quite difficult to get certain programs that I would like to use to run well on other OSes.

I would like to move to another OS, but I don't have much of a choice.
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post #58 of 94
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I don't want to be "that guy", but why Debian rather than Ubuntu? I'm just curious.
Just a personal thing, I guess. I don't care much for how Ubuntu wants me to do everything with wizards, and especially how bloated the kernel is. I despise manual compiles (I used Gentoo for a year or so ) so I respect the less-bloated Debian kernels. Saves me some work getting things optimized. Probably the biggest thing is that I like uniformity, and though my sig rig would handle any of the *buntu's no problem I also use a older (P4 1.8ghz, 256mb ram, etc) laptop that would require a bit more work to get 7.10 or 8.04 up and running. I can use all the same disks with Debian, as they are all of the "minimal install" variety.

I probably sound like a ranting, Ubuntu hating idiot. But if I do, oh well. It's not intended.
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I have a dual-boot with Vista and Ubuntu, I use Windows for everything because everything works with it and its all I've ever used since my first Windows 95 computer. I only have Ubuntu for faster folding, I've tried messing around in it...but I can't get anything to work right...or to work at all for that matter. I would try OSX, but it won't run on my PC.
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Cos everyone uses Windows and I don't want to go to an operating system that has less functionality just to be different.
While I completely agree with your belief of "Why nonconform for the sake of being a nonconformist?", but at the same time, I disagree with your belief that any given flavor of Linux is a "less functional" OS. In many ways, Linux is more functional, though Windows does have a far broader application base. In my case, I can either run Windows 98 well, Windows 2000 kinda well, or Windows XP poorly. However, Xubuntu is far more functional and stable of an OS, and scales well enough to perform a variety of tasks on nearly any PC. Since the release of Ubuntu, hardware support has gotten much better, though video drivers still suffer in comparison to their Windows counterparts.
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