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Originally posted by theBman
Speaking of which, what do ATS servers run on?
Originally posted by ufia
Under Windows, things are reacting differently depending on the phase of the moon, you don't know what is going on under the hood or what to expect, you just pray for the best. One day Windows is doing fine, the next day the same operation will break everything apart and eat your children.
Originally posted by bracke
But instead of that you get better security, better and more included drivers, a more "easy to use system", freedom of choosing tools, environment, kernel, window/desktop manager, access to the source code and no need to pay for the software, no need to upgrade computer when a new version arrives, more poweful commandline etc etc. You can of course install it on computers based on alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, ia64, mips, ppc, ppc64, s390, sparc, x86 or x86 fbs processors. Can you do that with Windows? Don't think so.
These lockups are very annoying. First if you have an ATI card and use their proprietary drivers you may be unlucky and be greeted by a total lockup during logout. And if your even more unlucky you may get random lockups even though you've checked your hardware like crazy and your Windows install is totally stable. That's why I'm leaning towards FreeBSD unfortunately. However DesktopBSD doesn't want to install .
And beware folks, GNU/Linux is addictive.