Discussion in 'polls' started by Mrkvonic, Sep 21, 2005.
Do you use any Linux?
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Typo: Ununtu is in fact Ubuntu ...
Currently using Xandros 3.0 on a dual-boot XP Pro machine, but also use and like SuSE 9.2.
I use Slackware 10.1(waiting for my 10.2 disc) and Damn Small Linux on my usb pendrive.
i do not use linux tho i have tried the knoppix live cd for like 5 min. as soon as i get a dvd burner ill try the suse pro live dvd, see if that goes any better.
I guess I should reply to my own thread.
I have Suse 9.3 installed and Knoppix and Ubuntu (haven't tried yet this one) live cds.
I dual boot with SuSE 9.3 Pro (which I'm on right now ) ... I also use a few live distro Knoppix, Ubuntu Warty, Kanotics. As well I dual booted with Mandrake (now call Mandriva) and ubuntu in the past. I have a few other distros I've been meaning to try, but haven't yet ... I won't list them all (most are smaller, less popular) but the next one I'll install will be Red Hat/Fedora.
I have tried most but got hooked on KANOTIX using distro 2005-3 x64 when not in MS Windows.
At home I use Ubuntu. Great product, I only turn to a Windows system for one visual basic program (I might migrate that to Gambas sooner or later). Opera 8.5 is a fantastic browser on this system.
When I get myself a laptop, I'll install Suse.
I'm running my sme server (contribs.org) as an internet gateway/mail/webserver.
My favorite and the one I use is Slackware.
I use Ubuntu as my backup OS.
And it is really my backup OS, since I only use it to backup/image my XP partition.
I do not use Linux at all. I use laptop now, and Linux still have problem with laptops. I tried SuSE 9.3, Debian Sarge, FC4, Mandriva 10.2. None of them work well on my laptop. Debian, Mandriva, and FC can not detect some of my hardwares such as touchpad, wireless card, graphic card, or software modem. Only SuSE can detect most of them right out of box. However, SuSE freezes frequently on my laptop. I know that I can tweak linux configuration files or find extra packages to make things work. That needs a lot of time even if it is possible. So I give up and return back to Windows XP. At least, Windows XP is usable and quite stable so far. Linux may be good enough for some hardware configurations (servers), but it is not really ready for some others (especially laptops). Linux still has a long way to go, although it is promising.
I've enjoyed Mandrake on the desktop, and Redhat on the server side of things.
Knoppix has come in useful more than once for system recovery purposes and is definitely a nice tool to have in your briefcase.
I have Novel Linux Desktop at the moment but I don't use it very much.
I dont use it currently, but I feel it will be a good idea to have it as a backup OS in case of a Windows Crash.
Can I install a version of Linux on my winXP laptop and on existing partitions? Which version do you suggest for this? Please suggest a freebie!
If you're a windows guy, I'd actually recommend a Windows boot disk, made with BartPE. It's free, its windows and it's a handy CDROM that you can carry around with you for system recovery.
Failing that, Knoppix is a handy bootable linux. It means you don't need to mess with your laptop at all.
We use both of these tools fairly regularly when we're grabbing data off broken windows boxes.
Xandros 3.0 on a dual-boot XP Pro machine
Thanks for ur help!
Tried Ubuntu on my new HP. Couldn't get sound or internet to work. Back to XP.
I am using Tillix Linux
It's Bulgarian distro and it's based on Knoppix
No , i use and prefer FreeBSD and Solaris
And of course NAS with a kind of linux/unix internal.(version unknown)
And if you have a router or Network disk etc. it can be, that it is running
on a kind of Unix/Linux also.
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