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Node

Anyone else running linux?

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Node

Hey all, I was just wondering if anyone else is running Ubuntu or any other linux type OS's (Fedora etc.)

 

So?

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Prometheus

I'm running ubuntu besides W7, but I occasionally use it.

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trip

Yes. I have an Ubuntu install here at home and i have a few different flavors running at work. I still prefer AIX though.

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leik oh em jeez!

At different points in time I've run Linux Mint and Ubuntu on my Laptop, and I ran SuSE on my desktop for a while. Now I've just got Crunchbang Linux on an extra desktop, I wanted to install Arch on it, but the keyboard jack has apparently stopped working entirely. confused.gif

And of course the Droid is Linux-based.

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OzzySM12

I use a few different ones

  • work laptop runs Linux Mint Debian Edition
  • home server/media backend runs Ubuntu Server
  • media center frontends run Mythbuntu
  • old laptop (400Mhz CPU with 64MB RAM tounge.gif) I use in the garage for documenting car restorations runs DSL (damn small linux)
My main PC I use at home (one I'm on just now) runs Windows 7, but once I finish a few projects that require windows software I'll be moving to Linux Mint Debian Edition or just Debian itself.

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leik oh em jeez!
My main PC I use at home (one I'm on just now) runs Windows 7, but once I finish a few projects that require windows software I'll be moving to Linux Mint Debian Edition or just Debian itself.

I never liked Mint on my laptop, always felt like I was running Windows 95 or 98. I was much more pleased with Ubuntu, though I was Dual booting with Vista at the time and the upgrade to 7 killed Grub. It's an easy fix to get Ubuntu running again but I lack the motivation. confused.gif

 

But that's just me.

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OzzySM12

 

My main PC I use at home (one I'm on just now) runs Windows 7, but once I finish a few projects that require windows software I'll be moving to Linux Mint Debian Edition or just Debian itself.

I never liked Mint on my laptop, always felt like I was running Windows 95 or 98. I was much more pleased with Ubuntu, though I was Dual booting with Vista at the time and the upgrade to 7 killed Grub. It's an easy fix to get Ubuntu running again but I lack the motivation. confused.gif

 

But that's just me.

I did not like the standard Mint with Gnome (think it was version 10 or 11 I had), but Mint Debian Edition is a completly different animal.

 

Way faster that the Ubuntu breeds especially if you use Xfce. Though, it does take a bit more time installing things that require packages that are not in the Mint repos yet. But most of them are easily found in Debian Testing.

 

If you are confident using linux then you'll get on fine with Debian Edition, but people who are not used to linux (or the Terminal) will hate it.

 

Edit: O' and you need to know how to manually partition the drive to install it. Think thats something which scares off new users.

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leik oh em jeez!

I was using Debian Edition with Gnome, the UI just felt like cheap plastic to me. Like XP except it didn't leave me feeling nostalgic. I'm not well versed but do love learning the new OS, I love CrunchBang on the spare desktop.

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OzzySM12
I was using Debian Edition with Gnome, the UI just felt like cheap plastic to me. Like XP except it didn't leave me feeling nostalgic. I'm not well versed but do love learning the new OS, I love CrunchBang on the spare desktop.

For what I do at work speed it my main priority, so use Xfce which does feel crap when you first use it, but you do grow to love it.

 

First Ubuntu I used was Gnome 2 and I loved it, but with Gnome 3, MATE & Unity I think some distros are going more for looks than ability or speed.

 

I am a bit of a minimalist though, so I'm happy with a really basic UI which I can then tailor with only the things I use.

 

Never heard of CrunchBang before, but looks good. Got it on download now, so will give the LiveCD a spin later tonight.

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

Not sure if anyone'd read this but i have a Xubuntu 32-bit on my 2005 ASUS and it didnt speed up my PC as i thought when it replaced the very slow XP, so i barely use it

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Presidential

It doesnt always speed it up. Its more about keeping it going when Ive put it on old laptops.

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Parik

I've been using Arch Linux since a year.

So I get the very recent packages.

Haven't booted Windows since i've installed it.

If I need to use some Windows program , i use wine or a virtual machine.

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

I've been using Arch Linux since a year.

So I get the very recent packages.

Haven't booted Windows since i've installed it.

If I need to use some Windows program , i use wine or a virtual machine.

Maybe i'll install Manjaro on one of my 2 old PCs one day, i've read it's great

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sivispacem

If you want a lightweight distro, try Lubuntu. I used to run that on a 1.4GHz single thread Atom powered netbook with 2GB RAM and it was about a million times better than W7 Starter it shipped with.

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