tMP Linux Users

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by MrsDoyle, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. andyh

    andyh Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
    Win7 64-bit on the main PC, Win7 32-bit on the wife's dell lappy, UNR 10.04 on my netbook. I have an old Dell Dimension 4600 desktop that I've fitted with a disk caddy and I have 6 or 7 IDE drives of various sizes with different Linux distros on (Mandriva, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, PC-Linux and a couple of others I can't remember). I tend to use this PC as a test bed - for instance I recently took an image of our band website and installed it on the Linux PC so that I could try out an upgrade to the content management system without risking taking the real site down. I could do this using virtual machines on the Win7 box but I prefer to make use of the old PC rather than dispose of it.

    One of my Linux OS's is also "hardened" as much as I can and I use that for personal banking. Having a system that is only fired up occasionally and for one purpose reduces the risk of picking up something like a keylogger or rootkit (even assuming such things exist for Linux).

    Andy
     
  2. rileyelf

    rileyelf New Member

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    Location:
    Near Brighton
    Mandriva on my main machine and Puppy on the Netbook... I am forced to endure Windows at work ;-)
     
  3. worzel

    worzel Member

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    Update: now I use a mac at home. Way cool.
     
  4. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

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    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Just ditched Windows 8 completely. I am a free man!
    Linux Mint 17 from now on, but I've got to get my head round Musescore very quickly.
     
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