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This isn't really related to our class in any meaningful way, but I was just wondering what operating system the Head Wizard is using. I don't recognize it because it doesn't look like Windows or macOS so I'm assuming it's probably Linux. I'm not familiar with what Linux looks like though, so I was hoping someone could confirm or deny my guess.

asked in CSC201 Spring 2021 by (8 points)

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Since you asked, I'm running Mint Linux with the Cinnamon desktop. Running Linux creates headaches at times (when installing something doesn't work as smoothly as it would on Windows or Mac), but it also has some benefits, especially for computer scientists.

Familiarity with Linux can be useful since so many servers and other internet devices run some version of Linux. (It's used much less often for desktop & laptops though, compared to Windows & MacOS.)

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Nice! I don't know a lot about linux, but I know you can do a lot with it if you know what you're doing. I've seen some videos by Linus Tech Tips that go over a lot of stuff about Linux.

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Wow!
I like how the Linux works ( as i have seen on google meet ) but i would still prefer windows or macOS lol. Other than that still Linux has some benefits as your said.. I use Windows, which works perfectly for me lol.

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I think it is Linux since my Windows and Mac don't look like that.
Also, I wonder if there is any functions that can be used to check what my platform system is (just in case).

answered by (244 points)
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Ya, that would be cool. Maybe someone could answer your secondary question!

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Hey,
I think you can, i mean i only know for windows, so if you go to search and type, dxdiag, and click yes for the prompted dialog box, it will show your operating system and every single thing you laptop has like RAM, OS and many other things like what type of Graphics card you have!!

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import sys
print(sys.platform)

That will tell you whether your code is running on Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux... not sure if that's what you were asking though.

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Oh, I thought Nhi le was asking if she could check what her computer was running, NVM that is my bad i am sorry! lol

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Nice, I didn't actually know there was a code for that.

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Same here. I hvnt heard of that code but I've used and it worked. Thank you all!

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Ya, same I didn't know there was code for that, i tried it and it said win32, which is pretty cool!!!!

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I think win32 means that your system is running Windows 32bit right? Instead of Windows 64bit?

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Hi,
I think it is MacBook, but not sure because i have used MacBook, and it is not like that. I also think it could be Linux but probably the head Wizard could answer!!

answered by (8 points)
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Ya, I hope he comes to answer it because it looks like a cool OS.

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ya, It does look cooool!!!!!

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It's Linux since I've used it before but it was troublesome so I use window again now
It's more like a coder OS, nice but not that convenience

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