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View Poll Results: What is your political leanings & what operating system do you use?
I'm left-leaning in my politics and I prefer MS Windows 31 26.72%
I'm left-leaning in my politics and I prefer Macintosh 15 12.93%
I'm left-leaning in my politics and I prefer Linux 2 1.72%
I'm right-leaning in my politics and I prefer MS Windows 29 25.00%
I'm right-leaning in my politics and I prefer Macintosh 3 2.59%
I'm right-leaning in my politics and I prefer Linux 5 4.31%
I'm libertarian-leaning in my politics and I prefer MS Windows 14 12.07%
I'm libertarian-leaning in my politics and I prefer Macintosh 8 6.90%
I'm libertarian-leaning in my politics and I prefer Linux 9 7.76%
Voters: 116. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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I wonder if there's a correlation between computer operating systems and political leanings. For the purposes of this poll, I'll shake things down to "left-leaning", "right-leaning", and "libertarian-leaning".

I'm hypothesizing that left-leaning folks tend to Macs, right-leaning folks tend towards Microsoft Windows, and Libertarian types tend towards Linux. Let's see how things shake out.

 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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I'm a conservative leaning Libertarian.

Computer is currently set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Who uses Linux anymore?
Windows here......with Firefox as my browser.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Dang..can only choose one.

More libertarian in nature and I use both Mac and Linux.
Mac is my primary system and Linux for software development.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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Who uses Linux anymore?
Windows here......with Firefox as my browser.
I love Linux. Have you tried the Gnome 3 desktop environment (comes with Fedora)? It's really slick. Ubuntu is easy to get started on as well and comes with Unity.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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I'm partial to DOS and very much a Centrist.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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I'm partial to DOS and very much a Centrist.
DOS? I don't think that DOS has been developed since Windows 95 came out. I couldn't put every option on the poll because it would become ridiculous, but point taken.

Anyhew, this is just for fun.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I love Linux. Have you tried the Gnome 3 desktop environment (comes with Fedora)? It's really slick. Ubuntu is easy to get started on as well and comes with Unity.
Thanks for the advice......which one would work better with a CAD system?
I use it a lot in my work, it works fine with Windows, but I'm open to speeding things up, after all, time is money.
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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Thanks for the advice......which one would work better with a CAD system?
I use it a lot in my work, it works fine with Windows, but I'm open to speeding things up, after all, time is money.
It depends on what CAD software that you use, but Windows certainly rules the roost. Many of the big-name CAD programs are available for Linux (as well as some smaller-name ones), but popular PLM software like TeamCenter is only available in Windows, from what I understand. The CAD folks who I work with all use Windows for this reason. IMHO, if you're not using PLM software, a lightweight desktop environment like Fluxbox is much better for memory/processor intensive things like 3D modelling and engineering analysis, since you have more computer resources freed up for the software (takes a bit of time to get it set up the way you like it though).
 
Old 06-25-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Libertarian-leaning, currently use a Mac and prefer the OS X UI, but I used to use Windows a lot and have no problem with it either. In fact I kinda miss the days of building custom PCs... just haven't had a reason to since no PC games have really excited me since Team Fortress 2.
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