Over the years I’ve changed my operating system a lot. Sometimes too regularly. A lot if my day to day work is managing remote servers over SSH or RDP.
I’ve been using a Mac mini at work now for a little over a year. Its a great spec, (i7, 16GB RAM) and with multiple dual 24″ monitors it’s a system to be reckoned with. It’s got an underling *nix system so I have native access to linux tools, including SSH. With the addition of Homebrew a lot of tools are easily installable too.
I still lean towards Windows for gaming, mainly on Steam.
FPS is still loads better on my Windows 7 i5 machine.
Debian GNU Linux
I LOVE Debian. It’s always been my server os of choice. If multi monitor support was better and less work, no doubt it would be my main desktop OS. Gaming is getting so much better too.
|OSX||Native *nix stuff. Great Multi monitor support.||Poor graphics support for gaming.|
|Windows||Great multi monitor support||No native SSH/linux stuff.|
|Debian||Flexibility, performance.||Poor multi monitor support.|
It looks like I’m keeping a few different systems a while longer!