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  • Mac

    22 29.33%
  • Linux

    12 16.00%
  • Unix

    2 2.67%
  • Windows XP

    58 77.33%
  • Windows 95/98

    6 8.00%
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    Default what operating system your computer is running on?

    let's see what photographers are using

    maybe if u have more than 1 system, do state, eg Mac for processing, Unix for backup, etc....

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    System 1: XP home
    System 2: Win2k + Win98


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    sorry, i considered WinXP is the big umbrella for its other version (Win2k, Win2003, win2k server, winxp pro, winxp server etc) and similarly for unix (BSD, HP-UX, Solaris, etc) and also for Linux (whatever distro)

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    I group together for easy categorisation....

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    Mac OS X is UNIX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    Mac OS X is UNIX.
    me not mac user....so for this OS X, it is UNIX architecture only right? or the user can actually use UNIX commands? and the other design also UNIX?

    eg, os x got the su thing? need to mount device like in unix? got shells?

    or users cannot use any hints of unix but a pretty interface?

    pardon me, i haven't got the privilege to use the famous OS X before

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    In OS X there's a Terminal app which opens a bash shell where you can do Unix commands, including su, etc which you mentioned. Even perl, etc are available. Tho it's a BSD subsystem I wouldn't really consider OS X Unix tho.

    But generally, you don't really get hints of a Unix/BSD system.

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    Like it or not it's UNIX-based, and Apple is the world largest UNIX shipping vendor.

    What you think the Supercomputer cluster at Virginia Tech is running on?

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/unix/

    A UNIX timeline/family tree here: http://www.levenez.com/unix/

    If you want to see how your Mac OS X is actually been boot up in verbose mode, try holding down command-v (sorry for the mistake earlier, V key works only for very old Mac OS X) key after you press power on... ^^

    Anyway, if you are technical inclined, read this nice article from an ex-colleague: http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/osx/

    Now, back to the topic, running Mac OS X 10.3.7

    Code:
    omega % uname -a                                          
    Darwin omega.local 7.7.0 Darwin Kernel Version 7.7.0: Sun Nov  7 16:06:51 PST 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.9.5.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC  Power Macintosh powerpc
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    omega % hostinfo
    Mach kernel version:
             Darwin Kernel Version 7.7.0:
    Sun Nov  7 16:06:51 PST 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.9.5.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
    
    
    Kernel configured for up to 2 processors.
    2 processors are physically available.
    Processor type: ppc970 (PowerPC 970)
    Processors active: 0 1
    Primary memory available: 2048.00 megabytes.
    Default processor set: 69 tasks, 182 threads, 2 processors
    Load average: 0.02, Mach factor: 1.97
    Last edited by oeyvind; 17th December 2004 at 11:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    me not mac user....so for this OS X, it is UNIX architecture only right? or the user can actually use UNIX commands? and the other design also UNIX?

    eg, os x got the su thing? need to mount device like in unix? got shells?

    or users cannot use any hints of unix but a pretty interface?

    pardon me, i haven't got the privilege to use the famous OS X before
    The base for OS X is UNIX.

    Abit different, but if u noe Linux, u are more-or-less there.

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    I ran Linux in the past (another PC runs Windows mostly for games and MS Word). Last year I got a Mac and have been using it since. I find the interface friendly and most importantly for me, it's has a UNIX based core. The Linux knowledge I have can be transferrred to OS X.

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    WinXP
    Fedora Core 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by oeyvind
    Code:
    omega % hostinfo
    Mach kernel version:
             Darwin Kernel Version 7.7.0:
    Sun Nov  7 16:06:51 PST 2004; root:xnu/xnu-517.9.5.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
    
    
    Kernel configured for up to 2 processors.
    2 processors are physically available.
    Processor type: ppc970 (PowerPC 970)
    Processors active: 0 1
    Primary memory available: 2048.00 megabytes.
    Default processor set: 69 tasks, 182 threads, 2 processors
    Load average: 0.02, Mach factor: 1.97
    Alright, we know you are running Dual G5 with 2GB ram

    btw, what is the command to show the above in Linux?
    Last edited by Wai; 18th December 2004 at 06:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL
    WinXP
    Fedora Core 3
    what's "Fedora Core 3"?

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    mmm… didn't have a choice for VMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    sorry, i considered WinXP is the big umbrella for its other version (Win2k, Win2003, win2k server, winxp pro, winxp server etc) and similarly for unix (BSD, HP-UX, Solaris, etc) and also for Linux (whatever distro)
    In that case, just classify as WinNT 5.X, Unix Sys V and Unix Sys VII.


    Running WinNT 5.0 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    mmm… didn't have a choice for VMS
    wah you run vms at home???? eh obsolete liao. no tru64? or is that obsolete too?

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    win 2000 pro and win NT at work..

    Mac OS.X after work!

    i do editing on both systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    btw, what is the command to show the above in Linux?
    You can try using this: http://www.magnicomp.com/sysinfo/

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    Debian GNU/Linux at home.. secure, small (300MB total install with compiler and X windows), fast and robust, unlike windoze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    what's "Fedora Core 3"?
    It's basically Linux. One of the distributions called RedHat changed their business strategy and renamed their freely downloadable version to Fedora.
    http://www.redhat.com/fedora/

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