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Offline blackbox

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 05:18:50 »
Ubuntu on my notebook and at work.

Cool that you have ubuntu at your work pc. Do you know if they use landscape?
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #101 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 05:30:57 »
Also, for those that find themselves using Windows over Linux at home more than they would like, just do what I do. Don't dual boot. Make the decision to use Linux exclusively on your primary machine. Then, I keep a laptop with Windows for those times I really must use it.

I tried that.

I also tried Bootcamp on my Mac (to dual boot OS X and Windows).

Neither really worked, so I ended up (before I got the Mac) setting up a second PC - one for Linux to do emails and proper work, and one for Windows for games.

Then I got my Mac, and I still have the Mac for emails, surfing and other work, and Windows for games.

And Linux on the server (having tried FreeBSD and even touched on NetBSD).
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #102 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 06:39:17 »
Ubuntu on my notebook and at work.

Cool that you have ubuntu at your work pc. Do you know if they use landscape?
What is so cool in having Ubuntu on a work PC?
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #103 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 06:54:50 »

darwin runs with X11 - apple shipped it with their developer tools back in the last decade. not sure if they still do. i only ever installed the dev tools so I could run X11 stuff once in a while :)
unfortunately apple hasn't updated the official OSS darwin in years.

OpenDarwin is what I was thinking of:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_(operating_system)#OpenDarwin

Getting back to the topic of linux, has anyone messed around with SteamOS? Not sure if they added ATI card support but I do have an old GTX 460 I could use to run it. I haven't been following it since the first public test release.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 09:57:04 »
Ubuntu on my notebook and at work.

Cool that you have ubuntu at your work pc. Do you know if they use landscape?
What is so cool in having Ubuntu on a work PC?

I think it's just the fact that a lot of companies will force you to use whatever they have everyone else use (Windows).

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #105 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 10:11:47 »
Also, for those that find themselves using Windows over Linux at home more than they would like, just do what I do. Don't dual boot. Make the decision to use Linux exclusively on your primary machine. Then, I keep a laptop with Windows for those times I really must use it.

When I really need doze, I fire it up in a kvm instance... Obviously that wouldn't work for games, but for things like quickbooks, it works great.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 10:20:57 »
Also, for those that find themselves using Windows over Linux at home more than they would like, just do what I do. Don't dual boot. Make the decision to use Linux exclusively on your primary machine. Then, I keep a laptop with Windows for those times I really must use it.
Neither really worked, so I ended up (before I got the Mac) setting up a second PC - one for Linux to do emails and proper work, and one for Windows for games.

This is really the end state, isn't it?  I have a primary i7 tower running LMDE (and a little Win7 VM in VirtualBox) for normal work/office stuff.  And sitting next to it is a little Silverstone ITX i5 cube with a full-size graphics card for gaming.  Technically, my tower is dual-boot, but that just doesn't work as well.

Also, in a dedicated Windows PC, I can use an nVidia or an AMD GPU.  With Linux it is either nVidia or integrated graphics -- or compatibility problems.  So when AMD was doing its big relabel/launch last fall, I was able to pick up a couple of 7870s that work great in Windows, but that I couldn't quite make work under Linux.  (Cue Linus Torvalds: "F*** you, AMD!")

So how many of us run Linux normally, but keep a Windows machine around for critical applications like Visio, Photoshop, or Steam?

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 10:44:34 »
This is really the end state, isn't it?  I have a primary i7 tower running LMDE (and a little Win7 VM in VirtualBox) for normal work/office stuff.  And sitting next to it is a little Silverstone ITX i5 cube with a full-size graphics card for gaming.  Technically, my tower is dual-boot, but that just doesn't work as well.

I have loftier goals :) I just want the single tower with 2 video cards, 1 card for linux, 1 for vt-d passthrough to a windows virtual machine. Would need a good KVM as well. Of course vt-d passthrough for video cards in xen is a roll the dice type of thing, and probably still requires patching xen.

I haven't tried yet. My issue is that at work I don't have the time, and my hardware at home is just old enough to not have vt-d - a first gen i7 xeon in an x58a board.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #108 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 10:49:21 »
Also, for those that find themselves using Windows over Linux at home more than they would like, just do what I do. Don't dual boot. Make the decision to use Linux exclusively on your primary machine. Then, I keep a laptop with Windows for those times I really must use it.
Neither really worked, so I ended up (before I got the Mac) setting up a second PC - one for Linux to do emails and proper work, and one for Windows for games.

This is really the end state, isn't it?  I have a primary i7 tower running LMDE (and a little Win7 VM in VirtualBox) for normal work/office stuff.  And sitting next to it is a little Silverstone ITX i5 cube with a full-size graphics card for gaming.  Technically, my tower is dual-boot, but that just doesn't work as well.

Also, in a dedicated Windows PC, I can use an nVidia or an AMD GPU.  With Linux it is either nVidia or integrated graphics -- or compatibility problems.  So when AMD was doing its big relabel/launch last fall, I was able to pick up a couple of 7870s that work great in Windows, but that I could quite make work under Linux.  (Cue Linus Torvalds: "F*** you, AMD!")

So how many of us run Linux normally, but keep a Windows machine around for critical applications like Visio, Photoshop, or Steam?

 - Ron | samwisekoi


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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #109 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 13:03:57 »
Linux Mint Debian edition with Mate on the desktop. Ubuntu 12.04 on the Samsung ARM Chromebook-I like unity on the chromebook. Regular old Debian with XFCE or sometimes Enlightenment on my various servers.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #110 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 18:00:03 »
My first distro was Mandrake. I switched full time around the very first Ubuntu LTS release (because damn winmodems).

Nowadays I use Kubuntu / Linux Mint KDE, mostly because I like KDE and I've been stuck with Ubuntu derivatives for ages, hence I'm quite familiar with it. However, I strongly disagree with Canonical's direction and recent (i.e. last few years) actions and the core system is horribly rotten; I experience trouble with hardware support, that don't exist elsewhere, packages in official repos are broken out of the box, etc.

I'd be already running Fedora, if Anaconda wasn't so horrible and the fedora.next software management (plus SAT solver for yum) was in place.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #111 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 18:46:24 »
Linux Mint 13 64-bit with KDE and Xfce desktops on all but my IBM server, which runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 -- previously KDE desktop, but more recently, Xfce.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #112 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 19:31:02 »
Also, for those that find themselves using Windows over Linux at home more than they would like, just do what I do. Don't dual boot. Make the decision to use Linux exclusively on your primary machine. Then, I keep a laptop with Windows for those times I really must use it.

When I really need doze, I fire it up in a kvm instance... Obviously that wouldn't work for games, but for things like quickbooks, it works great.

It's actually possible to play games in a kvm instance. However, you have to have a second graphics card and a motherboard that supports IOMMU. With a full graphics card and virtio drivers you get near normal performance inside a VM.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #113 on: Sun, 06 April 2014, 04:07:06 »
Ubuntu on my notebook and at work.

Cool that you have ubuntu at your work pc. Do you know if they use landscape?
What is so cool in having Ubuntu on a work PC?

I think it's just the fact that a lot of companies will force you to use whatever they have everyone else use (Windows).
luckily i've never worked for such companies. ubuntu was standard for engineers at my previous workplace.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #114 on: Sun, 06 April 2014, 08:14:54 »
Ubuntu on my notebook and at work.

Cool that you have ubuntu at your work pc. Do you know if they use landscape?
What is so cool in having Ubuntu on a work PC?

I think it's just the fact that a lot of companies will force you to use whatever they have everyone else use (Windows).

As smasher816 said and I also wonder how they implement it. Do you get support from the IT-staff? Is it managed by the IT-staff (landscape)? Is it an option to get a pc with ubuntu?
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #115 on: Mon, 07 April 2014, 05:17:30 »
Ubuntu on my notebook and at work.

Cool that you have ubuntu at your work pc. Do you know if they use landscape?
What is so cool in having Ubuntu on a work PC?

I think it's just the fact that a lot of companies will force you to use whatever they have everyone else use (Windows).

As smasher816 said and I also wonder how they implement it. Do you get support from the IT-staff? Is it managed by the IT-staff (landscape)? Is it an option to get a pc with ubuntu?

i work for a company that lets us use whatever OS we want on our workstations as long as it doesn't get in the way of the work we need to do.... which is why i don't use windows :U

but seriously i think it's more of a thing in smaller shops without centrally-managed/micro-managed IT. it's just not necessary to have total control over all systems all the time.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #116 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 16:11:20 »
Still using Win 7 on my main rig, pretty much exclusively for games. I also have a laptop running Mint 15, which I quite like, save for the lag issues with the cursor. Mostly got that worked out now though.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #117 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 09:18:28 »
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #119 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 09:44:07 »
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #120 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 09:51:14 »
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What hardware are you Running crunchbang on?

dell precision t5600. work machine. xeon or i7 or whatever, 8 gb ram i think? haven't really bothered to look at the specs, it's stupidly overpowered for what i need but w/e. unfortunately i have 2 discrete cards (DUMB) and so i cant use compositing until i get an adapter and just stop using the second card.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #121 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 10:58:50 »
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What hardware are you Running crunchbang on?

dell precision t5600. work machine. xeon or i7 or whatever, 8 gb ram i think? haven't really bothered to look at the specs, it's stupidly overpowered for what i need but w/e. unfortunately i have 2 discrete cards (DUMB) and so i cant use compositing until i get an adapter and just stop using the second card.

Well as you said that is way overpower what crunchbag needs. No doubt it will run smoothly(exept that compositing issue).
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #122 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 21:14:15 »
My IRC server runs Debian 7 on an old 1 GHz Athlon 4 with 128 megs of ram. Works well enough and only uses about 25 megs of ram anyways.

I have a Latitude D630 running Xubuntu because I'm lazy and it works. I use it for programming devices and testing to see if USB hardware and such is being detected since Windows and Mac OS suck when it comes to detecting devices - lsusb is great.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #123 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 21:25:13 »
My IRC server runs Debian 7 on an old 1 GHz Athlon 4 with 128 megs of ram. Works well enough and only uses about 25 megs of ram anyways.

I have a Latitude D630 running Xubuntu because I'm lazy and it works. I use it for programming devices and testing to see if USB hardware and such is being detected since Windows and Mac OS suck when it comes to detecting devices - lsusb is great.

Thats awesome -- cant go wrong with Debian.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #124 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 23:56:13 »
My IRC server runs Debian 7 on an old 1 GHz Athlon 4 with 128 megs of ram. Works well enough and only uses about 25 megs of ram anyways.

I have a Latitude D630 running Xubuntu because I'm lazy and it works. I use it for programming devices and testing to see if USB hardware and such is being detected since Windows and Mac OS suck when it comes to detecting devices - lsusb is great.

Nice, What irc server do you use?
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #125 on: Thu, 10 April 2014, 01:40:13 »
I use UnrealIRCd that's linked into a small network.

It's a bit confusing to configure but it's pretty much rock solid and has more features than one will ever need.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #126 on: Thu, 10 April 2014, 04:16:06 »
ah, I see. Have only used irc clients before (irssi)
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #127 on: Thu, 10 April 2014, 09:16:15 »
CrunchBang at home.  Xubuntu for the parents ancient box at their house, Ubuntu on my mothers laptop.  My interest in computer janitoring has nearly vanished in the last couple of years, so distributions that work out of the box are becoming more appealing.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #128 on: Fri, 11 April 2014, 19:49:56 »
I've been using ircd-hybrid since ~1999.. It has a gazillion modules, and is actively developed. Definitely worth a look if you're shopping for an IRC server.

http://ircd-hybrid.com/

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #129 on: Fri, 11 April 2014, 20:05:50 »
I've been using ircd-hybrid since ~1999.. It has a gazillion modules, and is actively developed. Definitely worth a look if you're shopping for an IRC server.

http://ircd-hybrid.com/

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #130 on: Fri, 11 April 2014, 20:12:18 »
I've been using ircd-hybrid since ~1999.. It has a gazillion modules, and is actively developed. Definitely worth a look if you're shopping for an IRC server.

http://ircd-hybrid.com/

Nice signature -- have you used Parabola at all?

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #131 on: Fri, 11 April 2014, 20:14:39 »
Thanks! Richard Stallman for president! =)

Sadly.. I'm addicted to Debian, despite it's status w/ the FSF. =/

Lol Debian is awesome -- you should try Parabola though -- pacman masterrace reporting in.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #132 on: Sat, 12 April 2014, 09:14:37 »
My IRC server runs Debian 7 on an old 1 GHz Athlon 4 with 128 megs of ram.
so does my work machine with i7 and 16gb ram.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #133 on: Sun, 13 April 2014, 13:51:35 »
My IRC server runs Debian 7 on an old 1 GHz Athlon 4 with 128 megs of ram.
so does my work machine with i7 and 16gb ram.
What a suprise
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #134 on: Sun, 13 April 2014, 15:14:18 »
My IRC server runs Debian 7 on an old 1 GHz Athlon 4 with 128 megs of ram.
so does my work machine with i7 and 16gb ram.
What a suprise

mine does too
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 14 April 2014, 02:28:47 »
My IRC server runs Debian 7 on an old 1 GHz Athlon 4 with 128 megs of ram.
so does my work machine with i7 and 16gb ram.
What a suprise
stop being silly.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #136 on: Mon, 14 April 2014, 04:43:17 »
#!

#!2

What hardware are you Running crunchbang on?

A few different older laptops. None of them very modern or impressive, but Crunchbang runs very smoothly on them. I really like the install configuration scripts, makes it a breeze to do a new install.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #137 on: Mon, 14 April 2014, 17:02:19 »
Crunchbang is fantastic and very snappy. Though on older PCs you will notice Firefox being sluggish as ****. I always preferred using Midori or Opera (RIP).

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #138 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 02:58:19 »
i've been using midori for years (running on fluxbox on a slow machine) and still use it from time to time.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #139 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 03:22:12 »
My first distro was Mandrake. I switched full time around the very first Ubuntu LTS release (because damn winmodems).

Nowadays I use Kubuntu / Linux Mint KDE, mostly because I like KDE and I've been stuck with Ubuntu derivatives for ages, hence I'm quite familiar with it. However, I strongly disagree with Canonical's direction and recent (i.e. last few years) actions and the core system is horribly rotten; I experience trouble with hardware support, that don't exist elsewhere, packages in official repos are broken out of the box, etc.

I'd be already running Fedora, if Anaconda wasn't so horrible and the fedora.next software management (plus SAT solver for yum) was in place.

Ubuntu has turned into the evil Apple/Microsoft/big-brother of the Linux world with all of the their great new personal tracking and advertising features. That's why you need to switch to Debian.  :D

I use Debian and Slackware in most cases.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #140 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 03:30:32 »
slackware is still alive. impressive.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #141 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 03:38:49 »
My first distro was Mandrake. I switched full time around the very first Ubuntu LTS release (because damn winmodems).

Nowadays I use Kubuntu / Linux Mint KDE, mostly because I like KDE and I've been stuck with Ubuntu derivatives for ages, hence I'm quite familiar with it. However, I strongly disagree with Canonical's direction and recent (i.e. last few years) actions and the core system is horribly rotten; I experience trouble with hardware support, that don't exist elsewhere, packages in official repos are broken out of the box, etc.

I'd be already running Fedora, if Anaconda wasn't so horrible and the fedora.next software management (plus SAT solver for yum) was in place.

Ubuntu has turned into the evil Apple/Microsoft/big-brother of the Linux world with all of the their great new personal tracking and advertising features. That's why you need to switch to Debian.  :D

Debian sucks. Even experimental is sometimes months or even years behind upstream. Once I decide to compile stuff myself, I'll go with Gentoo.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #142 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 03:53:55 »
I don't care about having the latest or greatest. Nor do I have any software projects that I want pushed upstream.

Yeah, Slackware is still being maintained. I'm amazed that it's lasted this long myself.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #143 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 04:04:21 »
My first distro was Mandrake. I switched full time around the very first Ubuntu LTS release (because damn winmodems).

Nowadays I use Kubuntu / Linux Mint KDE, mostly because I like KDE and I've been stuck with Ubuntu derivatives for ages, hence I'm quite familiar with it. However, I strongly disagree with Canonical's direction and recent (i.e. last few years) actions and the core system is horribly rotten; I experience trouble with hardware support, that don't exist elsewhere, packages in official repos are broken out of the box, etc.

I'd be already running Fedora, if Anaconda wasn't so horrible and the fedora.next software management (plus SAT solver for yum) was in place.

Ubuntu has turned into the evil Apple/Microsoft/big-brother of the Linux world with all of the their great new personal tracking and advertising features. That's why you need to switch to Debian.  :D

Debian sucks. Even experimental is sometimes months or even years behind upstream. Once I decide to compile stuff myself, I'll go with Gentoo.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #144 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 05:46:31 »
slackware is still alive. impressive.

Slackware was the first Linux distro I tried, back when it was still distributed in floppies.

Work had an old Windows NT 4 server doing email and other duties, but it was a pain to maintain.  I suggested Linux, and was given an old laptop with only a floppy drive to play with.

It took ages downloading the floppy images through the dialup connection we had back then, but I seem to recall the actual installation went fairly smoothly.

I configured sendmail, added a few mail accounts, and let everyone play with it for a couple of weeks.

I must have proved my point, as we have had at least one Linux serve doing business critical duties since then.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #145 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 06:08:51 »
fun that we are now discussing two distros that had their initial releases within a month... twenty-****ing-one year ago.
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

-Ray Bradbury

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #146 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 08:24:27 »
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #147 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 18:41:11 »
Haha, I use arch linux at home. Works very nicely with my keyboard.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #148 on: Wed, 16 April 2014, 10:28:15 »
I'm using Debian since Debian version 1.1 or 1.2, not too sure anymore (it was the mid-nineties or something like that).

My first Linux distro was Slackware, which I'd install from a CD coming with a book about Slackware: back then my modem (28.8 baud?) was too slow to d/l the equivalent of what was on that CD. Then I tried Debian and stick with it for a while. Then I moved to Red Hat, tried SuSE, CentOS, Fedora and so many others I don't remember and eventually I came back to Debian and now I'm a happy Debian camper since years.

Debian on my servers and on my desktop / workstation as well (I'm using the (tiling) Awesome window manager).
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #149 on: Wed, 16 April 2014, 15:31:31 »
I just started playing around with SliTaz because I wanted a super lightweight distro with a UI.  Can't beat a 35MB iso file.  :)

It is pretty good so far.  Pretty much everything I need and it is pretty intuitive.  Stuff like the networking just worked out of the box, I didn't have to do anything special.  That is always nice...