Do you use Linux?

Discussion in 'polls' started by dog, Jan 19, 2006.

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Do you use Linux?

  1. Yes

    47.3%
  2. No

    31.2%
  3. Live CDs only

    8.6%
  4. It's something I wish to try ... but I haven't yet

    12.9%
  1. dog

    dog Guest

    Do you use Linux?

    If so what Distro? and Why?

    How long have you been using it?

    What percentage of the time do you use/boot into Linux when using your PC?
     
  2. dog

    dog Guest

    I prefer Mandriva (No particular reason - I also like SuSE) .... I use it 95% of the time my PCs are running.

    I've been using Linux for about a year, and am still learning every day. Currently I'm reading "Hacking Linux Exposed" to expand my knowledge. I'm still rather a noob, but learning very quickly.

    If anyone would care to suggested any reading material - I'm all ears. ;) :)
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have and will be useing Linux again. I received from Novel a three cd set of novel desktop so I have to get busy and do a little partitioning and get it installed.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    I use Suse installed and live and Knoppix live. I also have Ubuntu live, but I don't use it. I don't use them too much, since most of the games I like and play are Windows-based.
    Mrk
     
  5. Slovak

    Slovak Registered Member

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    Slackware 10.2, because it is simply the best 100% true linux like distro out there. I also use Ubuntu because it's the best debian based distro out there.

    5 years for Slackware, Ubuntu since it came out.

    40% of the time in Linux, would be more except for the crappy ATI support.
     
  6. tansu

    tansu Registered Member

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    I use OpenSuse 10
    Started with knoppix live cd then jumped to Suse professional 9.0 about 1.5 years ago
     
  7. eyes-open

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    On another machine I have a SimplyMepis liveCD install on a spare partition.

    Haven't had time to play yet - other than made sure it could use my router and monitor.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    im currently trialing SuSe (for less than a week) now. I trialed it based on results from a Linux distro quiz. but afaik linux goes, im a complete n00b. i still need to do more research on installing apps and especially drivers.
     
  9. Oggie

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    i wanna try it.. hopefully when i get my cdrw drive working i can boot up "ubuntu" :)
     
  10. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

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    since i installed Ubuntu i've booted into XP 3 times i think. twice to try and see if i could burn a cd i was having problems with and once to try out a windows imaging program. i totally love Ubuntu, anyone who hasn't tried Gnu/Linux is missing out. i've got debian, suse 10 and Mandriva on discs ready to try and Damn small Linux, Knoppix, Kanotix (?spelling), Linspire livecds and some others i forget. i'd like to try Auditor livecd too.
     
  11. Arup

    Arup Guest

    SuSe 10, its the most complete and well tested package.
     
  12. Happy Bytes

    Happy Bytes Guest

    Tiger 10.4.x here. Best OS what you can get.
     
  13. JimIT

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    Xandros 3.0, and SuSE 9.2. Both are easy to use, and have a lot of features for everyday computing. The file manager in Xandros is very good, and Codeweaver stuff is helpful.
     
  14. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Long time since I touched Linux.

    Used Minix/Linux at Uni.

    Setup of couple of Servers running Slackware (web server and a quake server).

    Used to have a Win98 machine ( hated Win9:cool: and a Slackware box that I spent as much time on.
    Also lucky enough to be able to remote login into Linux (inside uni) from dialup so used to be able to ftp big files at high speed rates to my user account whilst surfing the web at home and then collect them on floppy the following day.

    Once had to do some DB++ on a HP Mainframe... argggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh.

    But I think for 5 years I've not touched Linux, mainly due to me working for a MS Loving Organisation (we are slowly moving to active directory network from netware).

    One of my Best friends loves (and works with exclusivly) Linux, currently one of the maintainers of Khaos, though the servers run on Slackware 10 (I think).
     
  15. mikel108

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    I have 5 Ubuntu CD's on their way in the mail. Can't wait to try it!:D
     
  16. stalker

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    Yes, I also use the Slackware distro; particularly the Zipslack variant ...


    And until recently, I was used to use a Linux this way: I had a FAT32-formatted C:\ partition with Windows 98/SE (built "on top" of MS-DOS, or at least "cooperative" with it, if not on top), and an NTFS-formatted D:\ partition with Windows XP/Pro. In this double-booting system, I mostly run XP, but ocassionally I also booted to 98 for one legacy program I was using, and of course, to first boot into MS-DOS and then to Linux which is located under the C:\Linux\ directory.


    Even though I remember reading about the newer kernel-builds supporting the NT file-system; I would prefer to use Linux from FAT32-formatted partition anyway. However, this current setup of mine is quite old now, and in the mean time, my Windows 98/SE installation got screwed-up.


    So I am interested, is there an alternative way of booting into Linux in particular situation (maybe with Free DOS) ??


    thanks, stalker
     
  17. mikel108

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    I recieved them...it installed great..just a little trouble connecting to internet(another thread)
     
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  18. TonyW

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    I've never used Linux, and I'm happy with my Windows OS.
     
  19. manOFpeace

    manOFpeace Registered Member

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    Not yet.
     
  20. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    I ordered Ubuntu live and just waiting for it to arrive to give it a hook.
     
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  22. FastGame

    FastGame Registered Member

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    3 years later, I imagine this poll would have different results.

    Arch, Linux Mint, PcLinuxOS are what I use.
     
  23. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    These old polls just won`t go away. :eek:

    Have Wolvix loaded on a 4th lap top. Does not see much use.

    Do have several live CDs used for file recovery etc. on hosed systems. Does that count? :doubt:
     
  24. suliman

    suliman Registered Member

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    I am using Ubuntu and have been using it for +three weeks now. Well, I have been trying it on and off shortly for a year or so through Wubi, but I took the leap and made a proper install with no regrets. Have not booted into Vista, which was may main OS before, since then.

    A couple of times a week I boot to my Windows XP gaming snapshot to play good old COD4.
    I have Ubuntu coz it is the easiest to understand, all is very easy for an old Windows user :)
     
  25. Beavenburt

    Beavenburt Registered Member

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    Yes. The big daddy - Debian. Why? - Light, fast, secure, customizable, easy, massive repo, massive community and above all free plus loads more.
    Been using Linux on the desktop for about 15 months now and Debian for about 4 months exclusively unless using the missus XP laptop.
     
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