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What operating system do you use for playing Wesnoth?

Windows
41
32%
GNU/Linux
65
50%
MacOS X
19
15%
SunOS/Solaris
0
No votes
FreeBSD
0
No votes
NetBSD
0
No votes
Other (specify)
4
3%
 
Total votes: 129

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Post by Dveman115 » November 8th, 2007, 11:32 pm

Just wondering (poll if I could), what OS's do you guys use? I dual-boot Linux and windows. (but would love to get a mac...)

EDIT: added poll -- Shadow Master
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Post by Dave » November 9th, 2007, 12:42 am

This is a little dated, but, http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 80&start=0

These are the platforms used by visitors to wesnoth.org:

1.
Windows
106,970 66.06%
2.
Linux
34,352 21.22%
3.
Macintosh
19,856 12.26%
4.
(not set)
421 0.26%
5.
FreeBSD
141 0.09%
6.
SunOS
67 0.04%
7.
OpenBSD
40 0.02%
8.
Playstation Portable
22 0.01%
9.
NetBSD
12 0.01%
10.
Nintendo Wii
12 0.01%
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Post by Dveman115 » November 9th, 2007, 1:29 am

whoa whoa whoa whoa slow down there... can you really play wesnoth on the wii?? If you can then, awesome! Just as a side note, how can there be that high number percents? Are those on accident? But I'm not a math wiz, so I am probably wrong. Btw, thanks for answering so fast! And even Dave??!! :shock:



Maybe this could be a sticky? It could replace the "where are wesnoth player located" thread...
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Post by wsultzbach » November 9th, 2007, 2:03 am

No, you can't play Wesnoth on a Wii, but if you read his post correctly, you would see that you can visit wesnoth.org on a Wii.

Dveman115 wrote:Maybe this could be a sticky? It could replace the "where are wesnoth player located" thread...
I think someone should start a new poll.
What's this annoying thing that appears at the bottom of every one of my posts?

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Post by Dveman115 » November 9th, 2007, 2:09 am

Ah, I see. Well then the new poll or sticky would be what OS's you use to play wesnoth. That would make more sense.

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Post by DDR » November 9th, 2007, 2:12 am

"I dual-boot Linux and windows. (but would love to get a mac...)"
And I play wesnoth on both.

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Post by Dveman115 » November 9th, 2007, 2:17 am

As in you? Or were you just talking about me? If you were, you're right, I do play wesnoth on both. So if you were talking about me, then what do you use? If you weren't talking about me, then disregard everything I just said.

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Post by Aethaeryn » November 9th, 2007, 2:19 am

Dveman115 wrote:Just as a side note, ho can there be that high number percents?
It is number of views/visits then a space to indicate a separation (probably a tab where it was originally pasted from - tab doesn't work on forums to indent) followed by a percent under 100 (as percent is percent with 100 max in statistics) with a decimal to be more specific with less rounding. It's completely feasible. If you mean why the percent is so high, the real distribution on the Internet is about 95% Windows, 4% Mac, and 1% other (including Linux) :P

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Post by Dveman115 » November 9th, 2007, 2:43 am

Ah, there was my problem. I didn't see the space between the 1,000 number and the percent. So windows is about 66.06% Alright, that makes since to me. I need to start reading posts more carefully.

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Post by Dave » November 9th, 2007, 4:35 am

Dveman115 wrote:Ah, I see. Well then the new poll or sticky would be what OS's you use to play wesnoth. That would make more sense.
I think that the OS used to visit wesnoth.org is a fairly good approximation of what people use to play Wesnoth with. Note that people using the Wii to browse the web are only a tiny fraction of visitors....

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Post by salass00 » November 9th, 2007, 10:19 am

I have a dual-core PC with Windows XP as well as my microA1-C (750FX PPC CPU, 512MB RAM) with AmigaOS4. For some reason I only play Wesnoth on the A1. For browsing I use whichever computer I happen to have KVM switched to at the time, though for some sites I am forced to use the PC. ATM I am using OS4 to post this.

I'm also the person responsible for building the latest AOS4 binaries of Wesnoth (afxgroup did the initial port).

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Post by Tux2B » November 9th, 2007, 5:31 pm

On the computer I use to play Wesnoth, I have both Windows XP Home Edition, and Mint Linux 3.0 KDE Edition (which works better than Kubuntu for me).
Then the other computers I have have Mandrake Linux, Ubuntu, Absolute Linux, Windows (one with 95 and one with 3.1), Damn Small Linux. Then I have older ones, but I don't use them frequently (like old macs, thomsons, an epson, etc...)
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Post by cool evil » November 9th, 2007, 8:19 pm

YAY for windows!!!

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Post by shadowm » November 9th, 2007, 8:21 pm

cool evil wrote:YAY for windows!!!
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Post by scienceguy8 » November 9th, 2007, 9:06 pm

Mac OS 10.4.10, with Ubuntu on a Parallels Virtual PC. I play Wesnoth on the Mac and often question why I even have Ubuntu.

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