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    Ctrl-Opt-Del's Avatar
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    What would you run on your Mac if OS X suddenly became unavailable?
    Not that I can imagine how or why this would happen, but it's just a thought experiment to see what people would choose if they had to & what their reasoning would be...

    Most of the OSes above have things going for them, and things going against them; so it's not a clear-cut situation...
    For my purposes as an engineering graduate; Windows is respectable (& generally necessary), Linux is admirable (& often useful), OS X is enjoyable (& requires no further justification, although plenty could be given)!

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    I'd probably run some form of Linux.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Probably Windows 7. I can't stand Metro for a DESKTOP computer OS. It's fine for a tablet and phone.

    Also I would have Open Suse there also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    I'd probably run some form of Linux.
    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Probably Windows 7.
    Some combination of what these two gentleman are using. I need Office and iTunes but I much prefer to do everything else in Linux.
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    I never get rid of old computers - I can usually repurpose them with some light weight linux or make them some kind of linux server.
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    Replace darn with the proper "curse word" - or search google for dsl linux.
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    I came from the Linux world to Mac OS X last year. It has become my primary desktop machine for my every day use. I still use several varieties of Linux for some custom software that I haven't ported to OS X yet. So, if OS X were to disappear, I would probably just go back to Mint.

    Bill

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    Unix Based OS.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    I like all the Linux love here. Although, I suppose if you exclude Windows from the conversation, there's little left except for maybe a BSD.
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    Put me down for Linux too, though I might have to dual boot windows.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    I'd sell my mac, assemble a gaming rig with Windows and get a small netbook dual-booting Windows and some form of Linux. I have been messing around with Mint and it is really clean--far surpassed my expectations.

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    SUSE Linux with a Windows 7 partition for iTunes and the like.
    Never judge a man, untill you have walked a mile in his shoes...
    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Put me down for Linux too, though I might have to dual boot windows.
    Give the machine enough RAM and you could virtualize it. I suggest this because why would you not want to be running Linux if it was installed? I mean...c'mon! :p
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    I'd use Linux primarily, but at some point I'd probably have to dual-boot Windows for certain tasks...

    Either way, I'd use computers far less than I do now.
    -Evan

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    Imac 27", 3.3GHz, 512 flash storage, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    Will let you know when, and if, this happens.


    Considering still see machines running OS 7.6 a long long way off.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Being an old codger, I'm probably a bit different from most folks on this forum. I've been using Linux since '97. I've not had a Win product since then. And never missed it. Not one bit. So if I was to lose my OX, Linux is my choice. Matter of face, I still have an older HP laptop that runs Mepis. Still working like a champ. And still use it. Yes, Linux is still a viable option for me. But since I receintly came over to the Mac world, I think I'll be an Apple fanboi for some time to come. Love my iPhone and MacBook. But it won't keep me from using Linux. Never. Love Linux and all the choice it offers as well as OX.

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