What's your primary OS?
Boosts appreciated for sample size :)
Heyo, again, people. If you're on Android, iOS, or some other mobile OS, sorry I didn't include an option for those. I was really just thinking about desktop OSes when I made this poll, because that's what I was curious about.
If you like, tho, feel free to tell us all what mobile OS you use in the replies!
@delve essentially there is just one program left that I really can't do without and that I have not been able to work under linux, although there were promising developments this week
Ultraschall, a Reaper (DAW) Mod, that's a quasi-standard for the german speaking podcasting community combining pretty much everything you need with everything you want to have available.
The next version is said to support at least Ubuntu, and an enthusiast got it working on debian, manjaro.. I tried it on a passive cooled ARM recoding machine, but couldn't get it to work just yet.
Although .. maybe a passive cooled Ryzen? ;)
@noyovo Yeah that might be a possibility. The people who use Mastodon seems to be more technologically proficient though, so I'd assume most if not all do their computing either on a laptop or a desktop.
I think your point makes more sense for "normal" people, is what I'm trying to say.
@opfez lmao @ equating "more technologically proficient" with "computing either on a laptop or a desktop"
@noyovo excuse me? I'd love it if you'd point out a flaw in my reasoning, rather than resorting to this kind of argument.
As an example for my case, this is the only platform I've used where I've met people who do not even own a smartphone. I personally think that says a bit about the kind of users that may use Mastodon.
@opfez Owning a personal, non-smartphone computer is a measure of personal wealth, which is closely correlated with whiteness or non-Blackness, not skill or proficiency with technology.
@noyovo Buying a computer is cheaper than buying a smartphone in many cases (all of the cases where I live, your mileage may wary). My used Thinkpad cost approximately 90€. I don't know where you're based and that may be a considerable sum for the poorest, but I don't think owning a laptop like that is a very good measure of one's personal wealth for the average person.
@opfez The fact that you 1) argued with this basic fact 2) can't imagine €90 being prohibitively expensive for someone suggests that further engagement is a waste of energy. Go do some research
@foxes Ah, I guess you're right. I probably should have included that. Unfortunately, I can't add it to the poll now. But I guess those would fall under "other".
Linux does all my heavy lifting. My Linux laptop is a 17" beast and I don't currently have a desk at home, so I probably pick up my Chromebook more often. But I run Linux apps on it!
@Exagone313 When I say Linux, I'm of course referring to the Linux family of OSes. Just like when I say Windows, I'm referring to the Windows family of OSes.
Also, I thought that, by convention, Chrome OS is usually not really considered to be included in the Linux family, even tho it is based on Linux, just like Android isn't really considered to be Linux. I could be wrong about that, tho.
@delve working on having LF OS usable enough as primary OS 😎
.. and for it to be relevant enough to be included in such polls ^^'
@email@example.com I use Linux Mint on my desktop pc and Ubuntu on my laptop.
But I'm thinking about getting back into windows so I can continue to use it and help those around me (dual-boot or another solution…)
@delve Up until this weekend it was Windows since Win95.
But I took the plunge on Friday night and other than some rough edges here and there, I'm missing... nothing?
Games are running well thanks to Valve's push behind Proton.
Even Photoshop (through Wine) is working mostly without a hitch.
I've given this a go several times in the past but it was always lacking, and I'd crawl back to Windows, but... damn, I think I've finally arrived. :P
@delve this is very difficult to answer.
All my work is on a Mac, but I connect via SSH from Windows and Linux. I sit in front of a Windows pc because gaming and wsl, but I use a Linux laptop for everything else.
"Primary" I don't know about.
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