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My most frequent OS migration path?

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Windows or OS X to Linux
  6523 votes / 29%
Linux or OS X to Windows
  855 votes / 3%
Windows or Linux to OS X
  3782 votes / 17%
Always used Windows
  3740 votes / 16%
Always used Linux
  2275 votes / 10%
Always used OS X
  1028 votes / 4%
You forgot BSD!
  1350 votes / 6%
My most frequent path? None of the above.
  2607 votes / 11%
22160 total votes.
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My most frequent OS migration path?

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  • Re:My usual path (Score:5, Informative)

    by Technician (215283) on Saturday April 27, 2013 @12:09AM (#43564499)

    I used to think that way until it became crystal clear that Linux is not Windows and doesn't run Windows programs. Other than games, most Windows programs have Linux counterparts that are less expensive, work well, and have fewer hastles such as product keys.

    Because of this i never migrated from Arcsoft photo editor that came with my camera to Photoshop. Moved up to The Gimp. Moved from MS Works to Open Office to Libre Office. Moved from Sound Recorder to Audacity, Ardour, and Rosegarden. Many of the Windows applications that could have cost buco bucks has been sidestepped by the alternatives.

  • Re:Apple to Windows (Score:5, Informative)

    by Dins (2538550) on Saturday April 27, 2013 @09:04AM (#43566529)

    Oh, the IIc was *the* computer of the mid-80s

    I have a Commodore 64 that begs to differ...

  • by phantomfive (622387) on Sunday April 28, 2013 @01:45AM (#43572191) Journal

    I dread compiling from the command line

    Don't fear it. In almost every case, it comes down to:

    1) cd directory
    2) ./configure
    3) make
    4) make install

    Of course, some software requires you to read the README file, but those are less common.

  • Re:My usual path (Score:5, Informative)

    by pinkushun (1467193) * on Monday April 29, 2013 @03:17AM (#43578701) Journal

    I used The GIMP for commercial design work, many times over. No problem. The fact that people can't reuse their pricey or stolen PS plugins makes them deluded that GIMP is not on par.

    Similarly MS Office macros are the biggest culprit in crossing over to Libre.

    Openshot video editor comes to mind, there is AVIDemux, ffmpeg or mencoder.

    Visual Studio 2012 sucks compared to my Gedit or Geany, seriously. TFS integration lags the interface, the treeview is buggy: it randomly does not show build context menus. Intelli sense breaks randomly while the project seems to think I am still working on checked-in files which only VS restarts can cure. There is negative space all over, it was designed by drunk 5-year-olds.

    These are just tools, the process starts with you. If you rely on a specific tool to be good at your job, you are nothing more than a replaceable ant.

    Don't be an ant.

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