I rather liked that Eunuchs OS. But I use Debian and Ubuntu mainly. If I'm extra-jacked-up on Coffee (Coffee darker than my closet), I may even run *BSD as well.My answer isn't really "right". I used Unix for years. When Linux came out, I played with it a number of times. I was playing with Linux when RedHat was still something you could buy a CD for at Best Buy.
But, I didn't use Linux exclusively until about 2007 or 2008. That's less than 15 years. So, that's what I picked.
Wow. That brings back memories. Ubuntu had Unity then. I miss Ubuntu with Unity.... :\ Also, thank you for your service, good sir/ma'am. How long were you in the Army for?The first Distro I installed was Ubuntu. I don't know if you guys remember Wubi. It was a windows installer that install Ubuntu on your computer without the need to partition your hard drive. You just ran the .exe and rebooted the PC. The boot menu would come up and you would select Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux. It worked really well and allowed me to learn linux. I imagine more than a few people got started in linux that way. Gnome and Synaptic Package Manager helped me navigate linux until I could start using the command line. This was around 2009 or so. I just had just gotten out of the Army around that time and had some spare time to mess around with my PC.
But I use Debian and Ubuntu mainly.
I know, I almost forgot about Wubi myself. I use debian and ubuntu quite a bit. I was in the Army for 6 years (active duty) and 1 year in the Army National Guard. I was an Infantryman for 4 years, and then I reclassed to a Medic for my last three years. I loved every minute of it, and count myself lucky to have survived and to have the honor of wearing the uniform. I deployed twice to Iraq. I was in the 3rd Infantry Division which was the first unit to enter Iraq, and Baghdad. Then I went back for the Surge, which was a whole different kind of deployment, but with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault).Wow. That brings back memories. Ubuntu had Unity then. I miss Ubuntu with Unity.... :\ Also, thank you for your service, good sir/ma'am. How long were you in the Army for?
Because Linux; It is the best choice for privacy, speed and customization.
It works with performance. Using Unity3D and Android Emulator with 3.2 GB Ram is a great thing.It can be those things, or maybe defaults/starts as those things, but it's up to you to make it those things/keep it as those things.
Which is great. It really is.
You can still load it up with cruft and make it slow. It's still reliant on you to keep your data private. Linux is great for tweaking until you go one tweak too far and burn the whole thing down.
For example, all the privacy built into the system (or at least non-invasive stuff added to the system) is still only so private if you decide to login to Facebook with your real name. (That's just a wild example.)
And, as I said, it's great. You get to do that with Linux, and more.
Once you switch full-time, you'll be at the start of a great adventure in learning. Well, you can... You can learn as much as you want and there will still always be more to learn.
Was a webmaster back in the late 90s early 2000s on Solaris
The point is, I miss Solaris and SunOS. Those were the days.
I never messed with DEC.
I heard rumors about Hotmail. The rumors were that Microsoft tried several times to migrate Hotmail from Solaris to Windows Server after Microsoft acquired Hotmail. The problems were related to the huge size of the existing user base. They had scaling problems with Windows, but eventually solved them. Repeating: Only rumors, not necessarily "true" or "fact", okay?Believe it or not we ran Solaris at Microsoft for a while.
I heard rumors about Hotmail.