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Anyone running Linux?

pr0nstar

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Just wondering what other geeks are out there.

I'm thinking of Dual Booting soon or at least having one of my machines a "dedicated" linux box.

So who's running it... and what do you use it for primarily? And what distro you using.

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mingster

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mr_Furious:
no other just you</font>
That's alot of ubb-ing! Must've taken you forever!

Ming. &lt;---watch my quote fail the UBB test.
 
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pr0nstar

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Hal-9000:
What are the benefits of running Linux?</font>
It's a hell of a lot faster than any MS product that will ever come out.

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Hal-9000

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What about software? Admittedly, I've never looked that hard but I don't ever recall seeing progs like Photoshop or Soundforge for the Linux. Are there any companies doing serious software development for the platform?
 
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pr0nstar

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GIMP is the free linux version of Photoshop basically. It's fairly similar and from what I've been told very powerful.

As for other apps, some are ported or something very similar is created by people.

The advantage is 99% of the apps for Linux are free...

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stir-fry

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by fleaflo:
What do you want to know about dual booting?</font>
he doesn't..

no one was looking at his picture thread anymore, so he started this thread to get attention

 

Deus

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I used to run Linux a few years ago. But back then there weren't many applications for it.

I did like the multiple console environment. But getting apps for it was a pain. This has probably changed now though.
 

pr0nstar

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by stir-fry:
he doesn't..

no one was looking at his picture thread anymore, so he started this thread to get attention



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Actually I'm looking for others running it, to see what applications they are running, their problems, etc..
 
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Bass-Invader

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im using redhat 7.2
its really solid, has everything you need, and being the most popular dist, has ready compiled binaries(rpm) for pretty much every program.
I use it mostly for coding, and since it comes with Gtk, and the OpenGL libs its great. But the default package has everything you'll need(although i did have some problems getting the netscape 6 binaries working, so i used opera)

debian has the most superior package manager, but unfortunatley very little is actually available in said package format. Plus its not as strongly supported so it can be a pain in the ass to setup.

tip: the enlightenment window manager, while 31337 looking, is not 100% stable and has some memory leakage which can result in some severe slowdown at times.

Anyone know where i can get a copy of VMWare? Im too lazy to dual boot sometimes when i want to get something like one file.
 

labRat

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i'm running a form of BSD at home - although i doubt you'd be interested.

what do you want to run on it? network, document, games?

--craig
 

pr0nstar

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I'm thinking of installing Madrake 8.1 soon.

I want to be able to run XWindows and other various applications. I've run linux plenty of times, just wondering where tis at these days. I first ran it with Slackware 3.0 and where you had to Compile the kernel for support of my AHA-2940.

I plan to maybe run Half-Life/CounterStrike under XWindows... and run various applications for mp3, browsing, etc...

And I'm not a big fan of RedHat these days.

And I'll probably run E until I figure out BlackBox better, I've been told BlackBox is one of the best WinManagers out there for it's easy and size.

As for VMWare, my friend works there.. so I can't support piracy of his software

But I'll see if he'll send me a copy up from San Jose.

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LoopeD

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I heard Corel Linux is the easiest to configure and best version of Linux available.

I'd change, but I crave compatibility.........

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Bass-Invader

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by pr0nstar:
I'm thinking of installing Madrake 8.1 soon.

I want to be able to run XWindows and other various applications. I've run linux plenty of times, just wondering where tis at these days. I first ran it with Slackware 3.0 and where you had to Compile the kernel for support of my AHA-2940.
pr0nstar
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unless you go for one of the ultra tiny versions, they pretty much all have an Xfree(X window server) installed. They also now have a neat graphical interface for kernel tweaking which helps *alot*
 
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aether

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yeah, i run linux. it's the only OS i've had on my machine for the last 5 years. (well, except now i have windows too thanks to the aforementioned vmware). What do I use it for?
coding, quake playing, publishing, drawing, 3d rendering, email/internet/pr0n, mp3 playing. where is it lacking? there's no decent sound processing / compositional software. i actually paid for my vmware. it's good to support the people who actually develop for linux.
 

Bass-Invader

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by aether:
yeah, i run linux. it's the only OS i've had on my machine for the last 5 years. (well, except now i have windows too thanks to the aforementioned vmware). What do I use it for?
coding, quake playing, publishing, drawing, 3d rendering, email/internet/pr0n, mp3 playing. where is it lacking? there's no decent sound processing / compositional software. i actually paid for my vmware. it's good to support the people who actually develop for linux.
</font>
when im not in school,
and consequently have an income,
supporting software developers will come naturally.
Right now im still learning to be one
 

pr0nstar

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Well like I said..
My friend works for VMWare, by you pirating it, it is meaning maybe less of a raise for him, maybe loss of a job, etc


So I'd say buy it...


But I will try to get a free copy or two.

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aether

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oh yeah, and i use Debian Unstable/SID. pain in the ass to set up, but once it's up.. ahh.. bliss. oh, and contrary to the distribution name, it's more than stable enough for regular desktop use. I just wouldn't run a server with it. But really, if you're going debian, do not run a desktop with 'stable/potatoe', go for at least 'testing/woody', or 'unstable/sid'.
 
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