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Poll: Do you use OSX86 as your primary OS ? (611 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you use OSX86 as your primary OS ?

  1. YES (430 votes [72.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 72.15%

  2. NO (166 votes [27.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.85%

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loonymonkey

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Do you use OSX86 as your primary OS ?

Has it been stable? How many lock-ups/crashses do you get weekly?

Edited by loonymonkey, 11 March 2007 - 09:04 PM.


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Do you use OSX86 as your primary OS ?

Has it been stable? How many lock-ups/crashses do you get weekly?


Incredibly stable. No crashes, ever. Unless they're my fault.

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Yes, I do.

Stable? Hell, yeah.

Lockups & crashes? None since I installed in Nov '06.

I'm lovin' it.

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I was having some issues with minor little app crashes and stuff but nothing big. I wanted to resize my partitions so i ended up copying ALL the kexts in Extensions recreating a partition reinstalling 10.4.8 over again and copying my original kexts back to get all my hardware working...

Now the system runs great.. much quicker than before and no crashes...
I guess all the hacking i was doing to get stuff working got stuff cluttered up.

I never boot windows anymore and am loving MACOSX more and more everyday.

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I am as well. The only issues I have are Network (Ethernet) and SATA support (Nforce 410 MCP51). I don't feel like activating windows again, so I just stuck with osx

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Also using it as primary, only have had crashes after updating to 10.4.8, but got that solved in about 3 days.
Ever since OS X is stable, and up for 6 days now :tomato:

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My system has boot problems (random graphic card initialization failures) but the OSX is so dammed good that I'll never want to fall back to a last century legacy OS called windows.

But for me OSX86 is only a transitional first step to a real Mac.

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OS X been primary OS on at least half a dozen computers for me (I trade out comps quite a bit). Right now it's the only OS installed on my Vaio TX and my old school Dimension 8200, when it crashes it's pretty clear it was my fault and not the OS. Rock solid.

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Id make it my primary os but some applications "quit unexpectedly" when I start them such as chess and iChat, any help would be very much appreciated :gun:

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primary OS here since nov 06!

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Oh hell yes!

Vista: Useless.
Linux: Unmaneagable. (I have yet to see a linux package manager I can stand.)
XP TabletPC Edition: Not quite as bad as vista, but still pretty dysfunctional.
Mac OS X: Problematic.

But every week or so another problem disappears, and "Problematic" is better than any of the others.

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Desktop OS since 2001. :unsure:

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No, but it increases day by day, until I buy my Mac Pro

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Mac-user since 1989 -> OSx86 user since June -06. And yes, it's my primary OS.

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Use it as my primary.

Only programs I have issues with is Parallels. Which won't install.

Shapeshifter wouldn't for a while, installed using the JaS 10.4.8 image and have no issues since. Can't see myself ever having issues, my next system will be a full blown iMac.

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Best damn OS Iv'e had. Period. I hope the fix the finder in the next version though. That would be great.

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Iam running OSX86 Tubgirl 10.4.8 for almost 2 months now and its great! verry stable no lockups see my specs below. It feels like a real mac But slightly better!

I was a Mac user 5 years ago and when it broke i had no money for a new system, i had a PPC G4 400, 665Mb ram, 32Mb radeon, 40gbHd, 30Hd, OS 10.2.

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I use OS X for my primary OS eventhough I still using XP to watch TV. Too bad OS X doesn't support my TV tuner... sigh....

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I have used osx x86 10.4.6 since Nov '06. Loved it ever since. Never turn back and made Win2k3 secondary.
Boot time greatly reduced too. Everything is fast and last but not least very stable. :)

All thanks goes to all who made it possible on a pc platform.

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Other than making mistakes during updates, I've never had an app or the OS crash. I use OS X daily at both my home and work - laptop & desktop. I've got sound, ethernet, displays, etc. all working. I'll NEVER put a M$ OS on my machines again...





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