[POLL] Do you use Windows/Linux/OtherOS on your MP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ActionableMango, May 19, 2016.

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Do you use an OS on your MP other than, or in addition to, OS X?

  1. Yes, Windows

    46 vote(s)
    70.8%
  2. Yes, Linux

    14 vote(s)
    21.5%
  3. Yes, Other

    6 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. No, OS X only

    16 vote(s)
    24.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    #1
    Via any method. Native booting (boot camp), virtual machine, WINE, whatever.

    I have a similar poll in the Mini forum, and I was surprised at the high results (50% at the time of this post) for Mini users. Now I'm curious to see how MP users compare.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    #2
    Yes, Windows, but only for gaming / tune and flash the GPUs.
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    #3
    I have other operating systems installed but I'm still in OS X most of the time and only use Windows or Linux when I have to.

    I do intend to play around with ESXi when time permits.
     
  4. AidenShaw, May 19, 2016
    Last edited: May 19, 2016

    AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    #4
    Are hypervisors Operating Systems? Enquiring minds want to know.

    I'd say "no", because they're basically worthless. They enable useful guest systems, but as host systems they're worthless.
     
  5. dimobr macrumors member

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    +1
     
  6. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    #6
    I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder.

    It's a tool... It can be useless to one person but also extremely useful to another. If you don't like it, don't use it.
     
  7. fabriciom macrumors 6502

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    #7
    You are missing both option.
    I have win 2012 server with sql and iis. Another win 10 with visual studio and an Ubuntu virtual machine for email server.
     
  8. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    I use all 3 and bit more on my Mac Pro :) both in VMs and I have OS X (10.4.11-10.11.5) Windows 10 and Ubuntu mate 15.10 on physical Disks in my Mac Pro as well

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  9. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors 604

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    I set up this poll to enable people to choose as many options as they like, so you should be able to select any combination of options.
     
  10. fabriciom macrumors 6502

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    Yep, sorry it looked like a radio buttons not check boxes.
     
  11. ActionableMango thread starter macrumors 604

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  12. Ryan0751 macrumors regular

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    With VM's (and free tools like VirtualBox) and the powerful machines we have today, running other OS's is so simple and useful.

    I run Windows primarily for one application which requires it (a professional DMX lighting control package I use). I also run Linux for various prototyping projects and as a development environment.

    For some of my prototypes, I've had up to 10 VM's running on my Mac Pro, no problem (they were fairly lightweight, though).

    I haven't dual-booted in many years.
     
  13. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    I ran W8.1, then W10 for a long time on my 2012 MP. Using 960GB SSDs on an Apricorn Duo PCI card with each SSD running the current Windows or Mac I had really great success. Eventually I found that having a separate Windows machine (HP Z230 Workstation) was way more satisfying on the Windows side. Besides allowing both OSs to run simultaneously the separate machines made file transfer a breeze.
     
  14. haralds macrumors 6502

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    OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.7, Windows 7-64 and Windows 10-64 via bootcamp and VMware. Other OS X, Windows and Linux VMware guests only.
    Majority of the time I am booted into 10.11.
     
  15. MacGamver macrumors regular

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    MacOS as my main boot drive, and a separate bootcamp drive for gaming in Windows.
     
  16. orph macrumors 6502a

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    i have some wine/cider games & win 7 on one drive (on a shelf at the mo but ill re-install some time soon) for games and testing websites on windows browsers.
    also backup installs of osx 10.10/10.8

    been playing games in osx and just have less time for them too ~~ not had the need for windows for games for a while now & steam's got a lot on it for me (got to love being able to buy windows games and use steam to get the mac version so much cheaper)
     
  17. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    Including OS running in VMs is confusing. We can all run all three OS at once. What is more interesting is which OS gets booted. I'm guessing that the 90% figure for Windows would drop a lot. I certainly never boot anything except OS X. We need a new poll.
     
  18. orph macrumors 6502a

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    i know a lot of people who run windows on apple laptops, love the laptop & windows.
    not for me but works for some
     
  19. Synchro3, May 31, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016

    Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    #19
    Bootcamp: Windows 7 and Windows 10 on dedicated drives.

    VM: From Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 10

    OS X Mountain Lion and OS X El Capitan
     
  20. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    #20
    OS X all the way on my 2010 hex. I have Win10 installed on it, but I haven't used it in months. I mostly just installed it on the machine in case I ever want to use it for something.
     
  21. DPUser macrumors 6502a

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    OSX only. Mountain Lion in the studio (too solid to change until I get a really good reason) and El Cap in the home.
     
  22. JeanLCP macrumors newbie

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    OSX El Capitan on my two cMP 5.1 six-core, OpenSuse Linux and Win 10 in VirtualBox.
     

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