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Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby bmwrdr » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:54 pm

I'd like to find out if I am the only one or if there are others as well. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby bmwrdr » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:57 pm

I am using OpenSUSE, Arch Linux and Ubuntu / Kubuntu. A dusty windows box is sitting in a corner in case I have to run some older programs I used for business in the past.
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Postby sunny beach » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:01 pm

Congratulations. By replying to yourself you got to 45 posts. :mrgreen:

I run linux at home sometimes but not as much as when I had a Solaris box at work.


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Postby Russell » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:36 pm

Linux is my job :)

Typically Redhat-flavored servers. I admin all the way from Redhat 7.3 (Valhalla, yes we still have some chugging along) to RHEL 6.4.
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Postby MadMonkey » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:28 am

I've never used it, but I have a netbook I use for writing and I'm thinking about putting Mint on it.
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Postby Dave2 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:49 am

Not since college, no (I used it to turn an old PC into an over-engineered NAS device because my desktop computer was out of drive bays). But I do run Mac OS X which is a certified Unix on all* my computers, is that close enough?

*I've got an old PowerComputing clone that might still be running Mac OS 9.x (if it even still powers on).
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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby Zen » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:13 am

Yes. I use Linux on my only home PC. Currently Ubuntu XFCE for it's speed and compatibility with the hardware.

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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby bmwrdr » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:16 am

Russell wrote:Linux is my job :)

Typically Redhat-flavored servers. I admin all the way from Redhat 7.3 (Valhalla, yes we still have some chugging along) to RHEL 6.4.


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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby bmwrdr » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:56 am

Dave2 wrote:Not since college, no (I used it to turn an old PC into an over-engineered NAS device because my desktop computer was out of drive bays). But I do run Mac OS X which is a certified Unix on all* my computers, is that close enough?

*I've got an old PowerComputing clone that might still be running Mac OS 9.x (if it even still powers on).


I have not had MAC hands on since the olde cube MAC's but I know they use Linux as an OS loader. Not sure if it is used as a boot loader only or if it functions as a bridge between hardware and MAC OS.
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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby bmwrdr » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:57 am

Everybody with an Android based smart phone is a Linux user.
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Postby koolaid » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:23 pm

I used to run it on my desktops, but the lack of decent DAW software pushed me back over to Windows. Now I just have one linux box I use for XBMC and as an ssh server to proxy from work/chat on IRC/etc.
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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby Dave2 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:31 pm

bmwrdr wrote:Everybody with an Android based smart phone is a Linux user.

Strictly speaking, yeah, but Google's changed it so much that I'm not sure it still qualifies.
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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby bmwrdr » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:21 pm

Dave2 wrote:
bmwrdr wrote:Everybody with an Android based smart phone is a Linux user.

Strictly speaking, yeah, but Google's changed it so much that I'm not sure it still qualifies.


It is still a Linux kernel :-) Google takes care for Android and the Linux Kernel is built and compiled by the hardware manufacturer of the phones.
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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby cb1000rider » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:47 pm

I'm currently migrating my home network from Ubuntu to Centos - mainly to upgrade to enterprise class hardware.
At work, I own 20 or so Linux systems.
I don't consider myself an expert, but I've been using Linux for 10 years or more.

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Re: Are there any Linux users on this board?

Postby bmwrdr » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:09 pm

I still have my 1st Linux edition at home. Two floppy disks and a 42 page printed manual. While attending a SCO UNIX training class the teacher sold it as an alternative to SCO for 5 bucks. I had a 386 back then and it was twice as fast as DOS, no applications though. But with vi and LPR I could print invoices and type letters :-( Looking at Ubuntu or OpenSUSE these days proofed the Open Source concept for sure.
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