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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #150 on: Wed, 16 April 2014, 16:22:52 »
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...

Nice, I used a liveusb of ophcrack (Running slitaz) and it was pretty nice considering how much space it takes.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #151 on: Thu, 17 April 2014, 01:20:14 »
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...

yes you dang well can http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/

and if you're not a wimp: http://ttylinux.net/
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 17 April 2014, 09:47:55 »
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...

yes you dang well can http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/

and if you're not a wimp: http://ttylinux.net/

Woah ttylinux looks really cool, definitely going to play around with this tonight.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #153 on: Thu, 17 April 2014, 10:23:15 »
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...

yes you dang well can http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/

and if you're not a wimp: http://ttylinux.net/

TTYLinux doesn't have a UI included does it?  I use ttylinux on CloudStack cause it is tiny...

tinycorelinux is pretty ugly i must say...
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #154 on: Thu, 17 April 2014, 11:37:01 »
I was starting to build up a CentOS server from the ground up with no pre-installed dependencies, but as a Linux novice, this proved to be very difficult. I feel like the debugging/troubleshooting aspect of a Linux environment needs to be learned from the command-line environment (from a netadmin perspective at least), to be able to support Linux for a company/enterprise.

I have a "lab environment" with two Fedora Clients, and CentOS. Fedora seems to be solid for end users in a business setting, but I probably wouldn't use it at home.

 
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #155 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:31:45 »
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...

yes you dang well can http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/

and if you're not a wimp: http://ttylinux.net/

TTYLinux doesn't have a UI included does it?  I use ttylinux on CloudStack cause it is tiny...

tinycorelinux is pretty ugly i must say...

Tinycore is awesome! I need to check out this ttylinux...

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #156 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:40:16 »
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 19:50:59 »
btw... I do agree that Debian lacks behind when it comes to packages / releases. That's why I compile important stuff from sources, like Emacs. I admit it's a bit crazy: I think Debian still ships Emacs 23 (or maybe even 22!?) even though we're already at Emacs 24.3 and Emacs is not exactly a software which comes up frequently with new major releases.

The reason I use Debian is that it's rock-stable solid. My desktop regularly reaches 6 months of uptime (typically it's restarted when there's a black-out or when I move my desk, neither of which happens often). It's a desktop with a core i5 - 3450s (very low max TDP), 80+ gold alim, no GPU (only the integrated one), SSD, etc. so the electricity consumption is really not an issue (and it's ultra-quiet) and I can leave it on all the time.

I've had a dedicated server with Debian on it which reached 4 years of uptime (no critical security hole affecting its setup during these four years, so no need to restart it!). It got restarted the day the motherboard eventually died and got changed by the company I was renting the server from. That's why I'm "sold" on Debian.

Sure, they may lack a bit (or a lot) behind on software releases but they've chosen to create an insanely stable distro and they totally delivered on that front.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #158 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 20:02:37 »
I figured that was a given. ;)
Yeah, you can pretty much go indefinitely with good ole Deb. Slackware, is much flakier out of the box and requires quite a bit of modding to get it stable, but when you get it there it's just as stable as you can get.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #159 on: Sat, 19 April 2014, 09:30:24 »
Slackware flaky!? I politely disagree!

On another note. I'm going to be leaving fluxbox behind and switch to a tiling window manager. Been trying out awesome and i3 and so far i3 is taking the cake.

Hopefully I can nail down my config before Monday, for the most part.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #160 on: Sat, 19 April 2014, 10:18:59 »
I used Red Hat from ~96 to 2002.. Debian ever since. Personally, not a fan of all the 'extra' stuff (...and their dependencies) many distros install.

This. RedHat was popular for a variety of reasons during the DotCom era - primarily the ease of configuration provided by RPM, but I feel that Debian is actually a more mature product. The Debian community is far and away the most abusive and intolerant group of netizens I've encountered, but they do keep the distro honest.

I run Debian on systems that I have control over. Dependencies are handled (to my mind at least) intelligently. We use Suse at work for a variety of application servers, and Debian for utility boxen. I believe Suse is a RedHat deriivative; it seems to be popular among DB middleware providers tryiing to get away from Solaris. Java is a teensy bit more challenging on Debian, but not bad.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #161 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 20:12:45 »
I put Lubuntu on my dad's PC today.  With all his porn spyware/etc he was getting along with it being XP it was time to get him on something new.

Not bad - especially on a single core w/ 512mb.  Most of the bloat comes from the web browser not the OS.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #162 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 20:51:28 »
I use Arch on all of my home PCs and Debian on my servers.

The AUR in Arch makes it pretty much impossible for me to switch to anything else and stick to it for over a week. I also like FreeBSD (not Linux, but whatever), but hardware support is hit or miss.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #163 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 20:56:09 »
I use Arch on all of my home PCs and Debian on my servers.

The AUR in Arch makes it pretty much impossible for me to switch to anything else and stick to it for over a week. I also like FreeBSD (not Linux, but whatever), but hardware support is hit or miss.

Nice, another Archer. Do you game on your Arch install?
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #164 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 21:02:11 »
I use Arch on all of my home PCs and Debian on my servers.

The AUR in Arch makes it pretty much impossible for me to switch to anything else and stick to it for over a week. I also like FreeBSD (not Linux, but whatever), but hardware support is hit or miss.

Nice, another Archer. Do you game on your Arch install?

I hardly game much, but when I do I usually just play the games that are natively ported over to *nix on Steam (I don't bother with WINE or anything). I have a Windows partition on my desktop if I feel like playing anything that isn't supported natively (I have a lot of extra disk space).

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #165 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 21:04:05 »
I use Arch on all of my home PCs and Debian on my servers.

The AUR in Arch makes it pretty much impossible for me to switch to anything else and stick to it for over a week. I also like FreeBSD (not Linux, but whatever), but hardware support is hit or miss.

Nice, another Archer. Do you game on your Arch install?

I hardly game much, but when I do I usually just play the games that are natively ported over to *nix on Steam (I don't bother with WINE or anything). I have a Windows partition on my desktop if I feel like playing anything that isn't supported natively (I have a lot of extra disk space).

Nice. Yah the only game I really play is DoTA2, which runs great on Arch. Really impressed with the porting.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #166 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 22:00:00 »
I dual boot arch and windows 7 on my Thinkpad, and am using Debian and win8 on my desktop... I only use windows for adobe software, and  Steam.

I'm thinking of switching to debian from arch... its stability is far more valuable to me than being 'bleeding-edge' rolling release. I remember updating my gnome desktop roughly a year ago only to discover that my gdm.service broke, and had to rescue by usb :( not a dealbreaker, but an unexpected inconvenience. A bigger inconvenience is depending on AUR packages which are or are not kept up to date, which can cause breakages... Since I only really 'edit text'/code in linux, i don't need much else... my biggest extravagance is using KDE :)
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #167 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 22:04:48 »
I dual boot arch and windows 7 on my Thinkpad, and am using Debian and win8 on my desktop... I only use windows for adobe software, and  Steam.

People (ok, person) mocked me for calling Steam a mission-critical app.  It is good to see I have a brother in Windows-for-Adobe-plus-Steam!

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #168 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 22:09:49 »
Heck yea! MS paint hasn't been a killer app for me since kindergarten! lol
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #169 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 22:12:47 »
If it wasn't for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I would be using a Linux machine as my daily driver.  I did for 7 years, but GIMP and Inkspace just were not cutting it for me then.  They may be better now, I should check.  Currently using a Mac as my core laptop but all my other environments are Linux.   

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #170 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 22:29:11 »
If it wasn't for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I would be using a Linux machine as my daily driver.  I did for 7 years, but GIMP and Inkspace just were not cutting it for me then.  They may be better now, I should check.  Currently using a Mac as my core laptop but all my other environments are Linux.   

I have switched to GIMP and Inkscape for 90% of those tasks.  Sometimes I have to drop back to Photoshop, but rarely.  Visio and video production are Windows tasks for me still.  And some Word things that need "real" Word for compatibility with HR departments, etc.  Gimp and Inkscape are worth a re-look now.

And Steam, but don't give up your gaming machine just yet.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #171 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 23:25:50 »
If it wasn't for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I would be using a Linux machine as my daily driver.  I did for 7 years, but GIMP and Inkspace just were not cutting it for me then.  They may be better now, I should check.  Currently using a Mac as my core laptop but all my other environments are Linux.   

I have switched to GIMP and Inkscape for 90% of those tasks.  Sometimes I have to drop back to Photoshop, but rarely.  Visio and video production are Windows tasks for me still.  And some Word things that need "real" Word for compatibility with HR departments, etc.  Gimp and Inkscape are worth a re-look now.

And Steam, but don't give up your gaming machine just yet.

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I will check them out again...

Ya, I play LoL and thats pretty much it.  Working well on my Mac right now, but I have not tried on a Linux machine yet.  I played WoW on a really old Linux machine with WineX for a long time.  Performed perfectly...

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« Reply #172 on: Wed, 23 April 2014, 05:19:53 »
If it wasn't for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I would be using a Linux machine as my daily driver.  I did for 7 years, but GIMP and Inkspace just were not cutting it for me then.  They may be better now, I should check.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #173 on: Wed, 23 April 2014, 12:52:21 »
Debian for work, gonna try out Ubuntu on an old laptop though.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #174 on: Wed, 23 April 2014, 13:00:48 »
I have been using Slackware at home and on my personal servers since 1994. However, within the past year I have transitioned to Mint on my desktop at home. At work it's all SuSE.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #175 on: Thu, 15 May 2014, 19:22:15 »
The only Linux I use is Slacko Puppy, booted from a USB 2.0 drive. I use it because I can boot it on my work laptop while on the go and don't have to worry about the whole encrypted work drive/spyware/keyloggers.

It boots very quickly and seems to just work without issue. I also really like being able to instantly access multiple desktops with Alt+1-4. Might try 5.7.1 'Precise' and see if it's any good.

To be honest, though, I know very very little about Linux, and find it difficult to get into as everything is straight away over my head.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 15 May 2014, 20:02:02 »
I've recently moved from funtoo to sabayon. Not a huge change, but way less effort to work with. :p

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #177 on: Sun, 18 May 2014, 23:45:24 »
Linux Mint for mobile, Scientific Linux on workstation. The latter is just impressive.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 19 May 2014, 00:48:46 »
Currently running Fedora 20 because it makes it easy to develop against GNOME bleeding edge.

I roll around Fedora, Debian and gentoo. Debian being the one I end up spending the most time on.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #179 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 09:29:18 »
I use Windows 98.
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« Reply #180 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 09:34:34 »
I use Windows 98.

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« Reply #181 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 09:35:23 »
I use Windows 98.

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« Reply #182 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 09:40:47 »
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #183 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 09:42:58 »
Ubuntu. Cuz it's the most mainstream.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #184 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 11:25:03 »
Ubuntu. Cuz it's the most mainstream.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #185 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 11:54:57 »
I use Windows 98.

Garbage... go troll a different thread.

Windows 98 is not garbage. Don't make yourself look like a fool saying things like that.

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« Reply #186 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 11:59:15 »
I use Windows 98.

Garbage... go troll a different thread.

Windows 98 is not garbage. Don't make yourself look like a fool saying things like that.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #187 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 12:39:31 »
I use Windows 98.

Windows 98 != Linux

Windows 98 != a real operating system
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #188 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 12:43:24 »
I use Windows 98.

Windows 98 != Linux

Windows 98 != a real operating system

Windows 9x = a GUI for DOS, so you're technically right.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #189 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 12:49:28 »
I use Windows 98.

Windows 98 != Linux

Windows 98 != a real operating system

Yeah, it is what I meant. Just a shell of DOS, and a copycat of Apple at that.
Windows 9x = a GUI for DOS, so you're technically right.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #190 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 13:06:43 »
I use Windows 98.

Windows 98 != Linux

Windows 98 != a real operating system

Windows 9x = a GUI for DOS, so you're technically right.
Yeah, it is what I meant. Just a shell of DOS, and a copycat of Apple at that.

FTFY. (I do this all the time too).
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #191 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 13:23:56 »
I use Windows 98.

Windows 98 != Linux

Windows 98 != a real operating system

Windows 9x = a GUI for DOS, so you're technically right.
Yeah, it is what I meant. Just a shell of DOS, and a copycat of Apple at that.

FTFY. (I do this all the time too).

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Yeah, it is what I meant. Just a shell of DOS, and a copycat of Apple at that.
Windows 9x = a GUI for DOS, so you're technically right.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #192 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 13:46:11 »
Update here: Mint 15 Cinnamon on a laptop, Mint 16 Cinnamon on my desktop -- dual boot win7 :( -- Ubuntu server 12.04.4 LTS on my new samba file server box.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #193 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 04:53:04 »
#! Linux, with i3wm, plus firefox+vimperator. my little setup with minimum usage of mouse.

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #194 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:40:09 »
Ubuntu here... Still learning ins and outs of Linux lol

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #195 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 16:53:52 »
Ubuntu here... Still learning ins and outs of Linux lol
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #196 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 17:11:28 »
Ubuntu here... Still learning ins and outs of Linux lol

Enjoy it. I find it much more functional and powerful than windows. If I wasn't so tied to my games, I'd give it up entirely.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #197 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 17:51:19 »
Nobody has said gentoo yet. That makes me sad.

If I weren't so busy hacking on code, and needing to install libraries easily in a jhbuild for it. I would be tempted to go back.

For now debian and Fedora serve me right.
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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #198 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 18:10:55 »
I started out on Ubuntu but have mainly stayed with Crunchbang with a few brief forays into other distro's.  I've been curious about both Arch and Gentoo so I'll probably end up giving one or both of them a go when I have the time/patience needed to do so.  I've also been meaning to play around with Mint as we sell refurbed Thinkpads with it at work and it would be good to be at least somewhat familiar with it.  So many distro's, so little time...

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Re: What Linux Distro do the Linux users of GH use?
« Reply #199 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 18:15:24 »
Ubuntu isn't what it used to be. I recommend people that like Ubuntu to switch to debian.

And to think I used to lead an official Ubuntu derivative distro.
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