Note: multiple choices were allowed, and percentages represent the percent of respondents who chose the particular system.
Corrin, OS I use or OS the tools use?
I sit at a computer which is the same one I use to write reports etc. and it is from that computer I issue queries to analyse data but whether those queries are ssh to remote R sessions, SQL or rsubmit, the data or its processing never touches my desktop.
I went with my desktop's OS since that seems to make more difference, though I found out yesterday that Oracle running on a 32 bit windows server cannot access more than 4GB of ram. Obvious when you think about it.
Here are the results of 2005 KDnuggets Poll: Operating System for data mining work