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Do you use it for desktop work? Are your sites hosted on it? Do you do any server admin? Anything else?
Admin: I have two boxes I look after myself, one at work (running debian) that has a web based application on it and acts as a file server sometimes. The other box (running SuSE) is at home and is basically what I use to develop sites on, it means I can develop things before I upload them knowing they will work with little or no tweaking.
Desktop: I'm toying with a Linux box at home that aswell as being a test bed web server will be a general internet terminal, up till now the desktop side has been ropey but it seems to be getting better.
So the answer is I meet it daily :)
I was running Redhat Linux at work but our graphic designer has now left the building(permanently) and I have to take on the tasks of design as well. We do our desing in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and QuarkXPRESS. The company does not want to dish out the cash for an Apple MAC G4 so I'm stuck at work running Windows - (Evil Empire).
Other then that I run Redhat Linux at home.
By the way, anyone gonna be at the MacExpo this week?
At home I run OpenBSD, RedHat Linux, and Solaris so I can keep up to date and learn for work. So pretty much, I'm in contact with *nixish boxes everyday. :)
My desktop at home is a PCI-based UltraSparc running Solaris. For those times where I need to do something with a McApplication, I use a SunPCi card which is a 400mhz AMD with 128Meg -- on a PCI card. It looks like another application running under Solaris, but it is a fully functional install of NT 4.0. Oddly enough, the only thing I need the PC for is McWord for my resume and random Recruiter/HR paperwork and assorted card games, like FreeCell. :)
I built up a spiffy PowerMac so that I could use it for console and run Windows95 under SoftPC (when needed), but I haven't worked up the nerve to go away from my Solaris baby for desktop functions. My Solaris system is dual-headed whereas the PowerMac isn't yet. I haven't received affirmation on whether my PC-spec Matrox Millennium II will work with MacOS.
So to answer the question, "At the moment, whenever I'm on a computer, it's running UNIX or UNIX-like OS."
To answer that, at home I have a Macintosh running OS 9. But my business runs about 5 Linux servers which is usually what I'm doing on my Mac--through ssh (secure telnet)--so a lot of the time my Mac is just a Linux dumb-terminal.
Nothing wrong with using a Linux desktop but I find the Mac a better HTML/graphic development system.
Today I encountered an NT machine, I am writing a script to automate uploads to a corporate box and it runs NT. But the funny thing is, internet software for Windows all tries to emulate *nix as much as possible, so from my point of view it might as well be a Unix box.
I have OpenBSD installed on 3 servers at work to provide web service, database service (MySQL) and test web server/work station/file storage. Once I have finished gettings things just right I will be working on Unix about 95% of the time I figure. Unix rocks!
I also use OpenBSD at home and will eventually be using FreeBSD on my DEC Station.
Since I always love boosting about Unix... go try out OpenBSD at [openbsd.org...] :)