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Re: Operating System you use

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so depending on what I'm doing I now use a mixture of linux, windows 8.1 and OSX snow leoppard.

I picked up a 2008 macbook that works great for general use, I game on windows and linux, and I also use linux for wide ranging hardware compatibility.
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Spook of the lost wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 7:23 pm
so depending on what I'm doing I now use a mixture of linux, windows 8.1 and OSX snow leoppard.

I picked up a 2008 macbook that works great for general use, I game on windows and linux, and I also use linux for wide ranging hardware compatibility.
Do you ever duel boot or setup the operating systems to run on the same computer? That's an idea if your computer is genuinely not slow. Also you could setup virtual machine VM box for that too and maybe run CentOS or Ubuntu on the VM for Linux.

What distribution of Linux do you use?
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TopSilver wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Do you ever duel boot or setup the operating systems to run on the same computer? That's an idea if your computer is genuinely not slow. Also you could setup virtual machine VM box for that too and maybe run CentOS or Ubuntu on the VM for Linux.

What distribution of Linux do you use?
I've definitely done both of those before.

Virtual machines are great for trying an os, or trying out a tweak before you do it with real hardware, they have save states.

However I prefer bare metal when possible, an old MacBook is great for running osx legit due to its walled garden hardware requirements.

I'm currently dual booting on two machines. My 64bit main system dual boots windows 8.1 and source mage Linux, my favorite used to be Debian but I found and came to love the quirks of source mage.
My other dual boot system is a 32bit one for old hardware/software compatibility, it runs windows xp and dos 7.1.

I usually dual boot using separate drives to avoid problems, allows me to select the os using the bios and means there's no weird boot loader issues from the second os, which I've had mess up windows and Linux in the past.

Besides, $240gb solid state drives are $25 now, so it's insane how cheap it is to run an is this way with shared storage.
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