If OSX didn't exist...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macDonalds, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    What OS would you be using?

    For me, probably Ubuntu. I mean, I would still need to dual boot into Windows for work, but I think Ubuntu would be my main OS.

    How about you?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I'd be using Mac OS 10, or maybe Mac OS 9.9...
     
  4. djchiena macrumors newbie

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  5. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    erm, should i tell you that Mac OS 10 == OSX? besides, the op actually means if mac didnt exist...

    +1 Ubuntu
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    No! Really?
    Say it's not true!!!
    :rolleyes:

    That's not what the OP asked though...
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I'm already using Ubuntu on a server and a desktop, so I'd probably use it full time. Most of my work is *nix-based anyway, and OpenOffice would handle the rest of the stuff I would even remotely need Windows for.
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Likely FreeBSD or XP until Windows 7 came along.
     
  9. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Some form of Linux, I guess, it's what I was using before OS X.
     
  10. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

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    Suse Linux 11

    I encourage anyone to take a look at Suse anyway, whether your main OS is OSX or windows or whatever!

    http://www.opensuse.org/en/
     
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  13. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Well for me, it was the Mac I investigated as an alternative to Windows--not necessarily OS X. So I guess the question for me would be what would I be using if there were no Macs and in that case I never would have looked for an alternative to Windows so I guess it would be Vista.
     
  14. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Without OS X would there be Mac's?

    If not then probably some god awful Windows program.

    And btw you wouldn't be using Vista since it's a copy of OS X gone horribly wrong. :)
     
  15. TEG macrumors 604

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    I'd be using Mac OS 13, with Internet Explorer 8 and Netscape 9.

    I like one of the few people who actually liked OS 9.

    TEG
     
  16. powderblue17 macrumors regular

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    Didn't Jobs still use NextStep as his main OS even after he went back to Apple instead of Classic MacOS. I remember seeing that somewhere but don't know if it's true. Maybe I would be using that if it were continually being updated or if not then probably Windows or maybe BeOS if it had ever gained a market position. Never really cared for Linux at all.
     
  17. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I bought my first Mac with OS9 on it. I was intending installing linux on it, but the OSX Public Beta came out so I used that instead. I really didn't like OS9 but I had to boot back into it to play DVDs. Those were the good old days :p
     
  18. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    XP or Vista for sure. I need a supported system for my apps.
     
  19. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Sadly I would probably use Windows because of the fact that it has become the ubiquitous OS.
     
  20. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    I'd still be truckin along w/ xp...heck, I still use xp for some stuff
     
  21. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    Windows Vista here.

    I'd use Ubuntu, but I need my Windows software and dual booting is just a PITA.
     
  22. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    Unfortunately, I'd still be stuck on Windows XP, maybe Vista by now.

    I was such a MS fanboy...
     

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