Who uses Linux?

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  1. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    I use linux Mandriva 2006 RC1,very good, you may try it.
    I dual boot with windows XP.

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  3. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I'll wait for the freeze on RC, don't want to jump on it before it's in a more complete state.
    Till then my Mandriva 2005 is working really, really fine (updated from 2005 RC2).
     
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    i use ubuntu 5.10 (not 'out' yet) 5.04 is well worth a look at, serisuly its the best distro i have ever tried, it even got my wireless card working....
    apt-get is a god send.
     
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  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    If somebody is interested, here's a review on Mandriva 2006 Release Candidate 1
    (with lots of great screenshots)
    http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/2551

    p.s. apt-get is nice, but now Mandriva will have the Smart package manager with a GUI suprisingly simmilar to synaptic.

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  8. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    Longtime Slackware user, but now Gentoo is my primary OS.
     
  9. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Compile jokes hopefully begin in 4, 3, 2, 1..

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  10. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    Hey... that's the best part

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    I get to set all the USE flags, so my system feels cohesive.
     
  11. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Wishful thinking

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    As I've read on the net system speed difference between Gentoo and some other non source distros has fallen to a few seconds to none. And even if it were 5 seconds it would not be worth the compile time.
    For instance, the boot speed for the new Mandriva is very nice.

    Mind, that's only my philosophy, I like to be able to completely reset my os in 15-20 minutes.
     
  12. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    True, true. But with fluxbox, even windows-Vista would fly.

    The main benefit of Gentoo is tweakability. I don't have a *single* program or service go unused. Whereas distros like Mandriva or Ubuntu tend to have un-needed services load at boot (ie CUPS), Gentoo forces the user to add them manually. Another thing is the bleeding edge packages that are somehow kept stable by our devs (!!). I've fallen in love with portage.

    Mandrake Vs Gentoo is like Backlava Vs Belgian Chocolate. We're spoiled!
     
  13. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    true, true

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    p.s. Just for the info: you can disable unneeded services in MandrakeControlPanel with a few clicks
     
  14. Yamayama Registered Senior Member

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    I really think it's more appropriate to refer to it as GNU/Linux - Linux is just the kernel!

    Anyway, I'm using Slackware at the moment; thinking of switching to either DeMudi (a Debian distribution customised for audio/video), or Musix (..another GNU/Linux distribution customised for audio).

    On my server, I'm thinking about switching to either FreeBSD or OpenBSD, but it's running Slackware as well at the moment.
     
  15. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    To shorten this up we've decided to call it Lunux

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    (first u for gnu)
    Well.. Saint probably has

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  16. scijen Registered Member

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    we use Red Hat Linux to host the Akeni Corporate IM server. Linux is stable and very customizable.
     
  17. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone uses Fedora?
    Can it dual boot with windows?
     
  18. kazakhan Registered Abuser Registered Senior Member

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    w00t another Gentoo convert. I use it becuase I'm an obsessive control freak

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    I switched to Gentoo from LFS (Linux From Scratch) around 99/00

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  19. OpteronGuy I just killed you Registered Senior Member

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    I've used everyone named here. Right now on my box the latest Ubuntu is loaded. I think I need to find a distro and stick with it... damn my ADD!
     
  20. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Ubuntu is good?
     
  21. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I don't like it. Too much is decided for yourself, harder/more inconvenient to tweak than Mandriva. Besides I dislike Gnome (but that's subjective).
     
  22. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    I use Mandrake on my laptop.
     
  23. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    ubuntu's the best. its system is the most advanced and well designed.
    Although, since the Mac OSX on my new Mac, i dont give a damm abt linux.

    use Windows and BSD4.0 on my 500 Gig and 200 Gig Hard drives though.

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    (yes, that was for showing off that i have rocking computers.

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