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  1. regexorcist

    regexorcist New Member

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    For you linux users...

    I find user preferences VERY interesting.
    Let us know about your system and or answer some of these questions if you like.

    1. What distro(s) do you use??
    2. Rolling or Fixed release??
    3. Do you use a Graphical Login or command line (run level 3 or 5)??
    4. What Desktop Environment and or Window Manager do you use?? (ex. Gnome, KDE, Xfce, etc...)
    5. What Web Browser(s) do you use??
    6. Do you run multiple Desktops?? If so how many?? (ex. 4 is the normal default)
    7. What editor do you prefer?? (ex. GEdit, Emacs, Vi/Vim, Mousepad, etc...)
    8. What if any servers (services) do you run?? (ex. Samba, Apache, Telnet, etc..)
    9. Do you prefer the Command Line or GUI for most tasks??
    10. If you use a shell(s), which is/are your favorite(s)?? (ex. Bash, ksh, tclsh, zsh, etc...)
    11. Do you use cron/crontab??
     
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    To answer my own questions...

    Arch Linux

    Rolling

    Command Line (run level 3)

    I don't use a desktop environment, I only use a light WM, Joe's Window Manager (JWM) with some KDE and Xfce applications

    Firefox, Opera, Konqueror, Lynx and Elinks

    yes I run 6 desktops

    I'm a Vi (console) and Vim (X) man

    Samba (file server), Apache2/FTP (httpd), MySQL (dbms), VNC (tightVNC) - (ultraVNC on client laptops), cups (print), SSH and Telnet - router internal not ported to the outside, etc...

    command line

    bash, tclsh, fish shell, hotwire shell, etc...

    Yes I have multiple cron jobs defined in my crontab file and I also use Anacron weekly for a few scripts
     
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    ubuntu

    rolling although it doesnt matter since i dont update unless there is a major security flaw.

    command line

    none

    none

    N/A

    nano

    apache, ssh, mysql, teamspeak, proftpd, postfix, dovecot

    command line

    bash

    i never reboot
     
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    regexorcist New Member

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    awesome :D
     
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    Ubuntu, Sidux, OpenSuse, and Puppy Linux. Ubuntu is on my main machine though and it's what I use almost all the time.

    I prefer fixed releases for my main machines.

    Graphical. I'm a graphics whore, what can I say.

    KDE is my preference. Don't mind working in GNOME. For small machines I use JVM or Fluxbox.

    Firefox.

    4. Don't need more. 2 is a minimum. Windows is now torture to use.

    I use a combination of kate and nano.

    Samba, nfs, cups, ssh. I have no use for anything fancy.

    On average I spend most of my time with GUIs. I have no problems with the command line and resort to it often when I want something done quickly.

    Bash.

    I cook something up when I'm bored, but usually I don't use it.
     
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    Linux Mint, Solaris, Fedora, CentOS, Puppy
    Fixed normally
    Graphical for school work. CentOS runs in level 3
    KDE
    Firefox. SeaMonkey if I'm using Puppy
    Yes, 4 max, but usually 2 or 3, depending if I'm doing music as well
    jEdit, vi/vim
    ssh, apache
    GUI most of the time since I'm usually listening to music while doing work. But I use the command line
    quite often during my classes and such.
    bash
    Neither.
     
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    Awesome
    I see you use puppy, that distro is really something
    everything loads into 64K of ram. :eek:
    I always have a CD w/ puppy laying around.

    My youngest daughter runs TeenPup a puppy variation that targets
    teens with all the messaging, social network apps., etc...
    It's blazing fast on a 1 gig. pentium w/ 256 meg of ram,
    yes just 256 Meg of Ram!!!.

    My oldest daughter has been running fedora for about a year
    on her Acer laptop with no problems. Prior to Fedora, she had all
    kinds of malware problems w/ Windows.
     
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    An interesting variety here :)
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty crazy the kind of rigs that can run Linux. DSL can be loaded on something slightly smaller than
    what your younger daughter is using there. And I edited my post after I found my Fedora disk laying around
    and you mentioning it. I love Fedora as well and can't believe I forgot it on my list...
     
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    Yes, my brother-in-law gave me the
    1 gig. 256 meg ram desktop machine.

    He told me not to bother with it,
    he was running Xp and it was soo slow
    he couldn't take it anymore and bought
    a new laptop.

    When he saw TeenPup running on it,
    his jaw dropped to the floor, he couldn't
    believe how fast it was. :laugh:

    Then my daughter told him the processor and ram
    useage along with her upload and download
    speeds and he couldn't believe it, he had never
    known how to access that type of info.

    He is now researching Linux, not sure how this story will end. :confused:
     
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    i wish i knew what i could use linux for that would benifit me.. or urge me to learn... i'm trying to learn a programming language, python, or visual basic just to learn and can't seem to get myself past :: print "hello world" before i realize i have no working use of knowing a language..

    as for linux i tried a long time ago and loved mandrake linux.. had it on my laptop "shitty emachines", and after a while just went back to windows.. i live in rhode island and can hardly find people to play WoW with let alone talk or work with linux or a programming language... makes me sad really as i find myself incredibly bored and think teaching myself a bit would make some fun.. but i get more bored and lonely hehehe.
     
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    exodusprime1337,
    Mandrake (a Red Hat derivative) has now become
    Mandriva and is an awesome distro
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mandriva

    As for Python, it's a great multi-platform language.
    I'll crunch out a few Python scripts this weekend
    and post them here on the forum. ;)
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Xubuntu and DSL. I did have a Smoothwall box running for a while. though..
    Fixed.
    Often gui. Depends.
    I tend to like Xfce the most.
     
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    thanx yeah i could use some examples of simple programs written in python to help my interest..
     
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    Ubuntu(with xfce and kde managers installed)


    Rolling

    GUI (run level 5)

    Gnome:D


    Opera for most of it. Firefox for non compatible websites.

    Reduced the default 2 to 1.

    Gedit and nano

    None

    GUI( Mostly do browsing)

    bash

    none
     
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    xfire,
    I see you use opera, so do I.
    It seems slightly faster than Firefox
    on my system and it has a lot of cool features!!

    I also use Firefox as I have a few add-ons and a few Grease Monkey scripts.
     
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    1. What distro(s) do you use??

    I started back in the day when I was 16 with Slackware 98. I was an avid Slackware user all the way til recently when I discovered that Ubuntu has got it goin on. Now that GUIs all work properly and you can get almost everything done in the GUI I figure why not go with a highly supported distro based on the legendarily stable and secure Debian distro (which I never really liked support-wise due to the strict free-only attitude).

    2. Rolling or Fixed release??

    I don't really use Linux anymore. I just always played with it actually and have always gone back to Windows because well everything works on Windows, including all PC games. I'll get around to building a Linux box one day, when I'm out of school (I'm a 'late adopter' of the further education movement, LOL) and the money's right.

    3. Do you use a Graphical Login or command line (run level 3 or 5)??

    Every recent time I've played with Linux I stick to the GUI.

    4. What Desktop Environment and or Window Manager do you use?? (ex. Gnome, KDE, Xfce, etc...)

    GNOME

    5. What Web Browser(s) do you use??

    Firefox.

    6. Do you run multiple Desktops?? If so how many?? (ex. 4 is the normal default)

    I usually find 4 desktops to be adequate. I started using 6 but it just complicated things.

    7. What editor do you prefer?? (ex. GEdit, Emacs, Vi/Vim, Mousepad, etc...)

    All of them are fine, but I always preferred pico, and later mcedit. After that I just used gedit or whatever was around in the GUI.

    8. What if any servers (services) do you run?? (ex. Samba, Apache, Telnet, etc..)

    I've played with pretty much all of them.

    9. Do you prefer the Command Line or GUI for most tasks??

    There's some stuff that just still belongs on the command line. If anyone is thinking they are going to run a butter-smooth fully featured Linux OS and they aren't going to touch the command line then they have something else coming to them.

    10. If you use a shell(s), which is/are your favorite(s)?? (ex. Bash, ksh, tclsh, zsh, etc...)

    The standard GUI shells are fine. It's just a shell FFS.

    11. Do you use cron/crontab??

    I set up jobs once during my Linux playing days. I don't see what's so special about scheduling...
     
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    CentOS and Ubuntu on VMware. Running as WEB server (Apache Mysql PHP) DNS server (Bind9) and MAIL server (Courier Postfix) and File server (Samba and vsftp). Did I leave anything ?:D. For testing purposes. For Desktop Win 7 :D. And I prefer Terminal with Putty. And my favorite color is Blue and I cheer for Inter Milan :D.
     
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    Ubuntu, Opensuse I'm still a 'relative noob' with Linux, but I am looking at trying a few other distros.

    Fixed. Mostly.

    Clicky clicky - I too like eye candy. RL5

    It depends on the distro. GNOME for UBUNTU, KDE for Suse. I mix-n-match anyway.

    Firefox, Opera

    Mainly just the 4.

    I'm most familiar with GEdit.

    I'm felixible. I usually only need access to one Windows based machine on my 'network'.

    I'd prefer the GUI for most tasks - but since that rarely has the desired effect, it's mostly command line.


    Not atm.
     
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    agreed ;), but the GUI keeps getting better and better

    mine also :laugh:

    Awesome!! :)

    This thread shows quite a variety of Linux configurations.
     
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    currenly all my linux machines are virtual. they are running on vmware server on windows server 2008. the only reason why i am doing that is because i need the windows OS to fold the gpu. but once stanford releases a gpu client that runs with linux i will switch back.

    ps. ubuntu server running virtualized on windows 2008/ vmware server 2 does NOT see a performance hit when running multiple applications. having a quad core that does virtualization helps...
     
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    1. What distro(s) do you use??
      Elive (installed system)
    2. Do you use a Graphical Login or command line (run level 3 or 5)??
      run level 5
    3. What Desktop Environment and or Window Manager do you use?? (ex. Gnome, KDE, Xfce, etc...)
      Enlightenment
    4. What Web Browser(s) do you use??
      ice weasel
    5. Do you run multiple Desktops?? If so how many?? (ex. 4 is the normal default)
      i only really use one
    6. What editor do you prefer?? (ex. GEdit, Emacs, Vi/Vim, Mousepad, etc...)
      nano
    7. What if any servers (services) do you run?? (ex. Samba, Apache, Telnet, etc..)
      none
    8. Do you prefer the Command Line or GUI for most tasks??
      command line terminal EVERYTHING
    9. If you use a shell(s), which is/are your favorite(s)?? (ex. Bash, ksh, tclsh, zsh, etc...)
      bash
    10. Do you use cron/crontab??
      no
     
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    Try the new 10.5 alpha, it's even faster! Don't scripts work on opera? Most of the stuff come in built anyway:) :toast:
     
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    Thanks for the info, but I rarely try anything prior Beta release.
    Scripts work fine on opera, but it's a matter of having the same scripts available.
    I have greasemonkey installed on Firefox which makes the following scripts available to me.
    http://userscripts.org/scripts
     
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    1. What distro(s) do you use??

    Ubuntu, DamnSmall, Knoppix, JolliCloud (just to test out).

    2. Rolling or Fixed release??

    Fixed, Rolled, Fixed, Fixed

    3. Do you use a Graphical Login or command line (run level 3 or 5)??

    Graphical cause I customize it in all but DamnSmall.

    4. What Desktop Environment and or Window Manager do you use?? (ex. Gnome, KDE, Xfce, etc...)

    Gnome, KDE, and Enlightment.

    5. What Web Browser(s) do you use??

    Opera 10 and Firefox.

    6. Do you run multiple Desktops?? If so how many?? (ex. 4 is the normal default)

    4 is my normal cause I like the Cube.

    7. What editor do you prefer?? (ex. GEdit, Emacs, Vi/Vim, Mousepad, etc...)

    GEdit and Notepad++.

    8. What if any servers (services) do you run?? (ex. Samba, Apache, Telnet, etc..)

    Samba, Telnet (for school).

    9. Do you prefer the Command Line or GUI for most tasks??

    GUI for all. Except when I am editing system files.

    10. If you use a shell(s), which is/are your favorite(s)?? (ex. Bash, ksh, tclsh, zsh, etc...)

    I don't use shells.

    11. Do you use cron/crontab??[/QUOTE]

    No. I am not real into scripting.

    These questions makes me feel so Linux weak. :cry:
     
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