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MrsDoyle
01.12.2009, 16:25
Hello

Just wondered if anybody on here besides myself uses a Linux distribution on their PC?

I dual-boot it with Windows 7 Ultimate and it works like a dream.

I was using Fedora 12 up until recently when I downloaded an OpenSUSE 11.2 (brand new version). On the whole I was very impressed with it. I'm a KDE person generally (and I love the new desktop effects) but the OpenSUSE implementation of Gnome is fantastic and I've made it my main desktop. I've never tried XFCE, but that's installed too so I will be trying that soon!

phildriscoll
01.12.2009, 17:09
I've been using Linux as my main (only!) operating system for about a dozen years now. Currently running Kubuntu Karmic, but have sundry other variants of Unbuntu on other machines.

worzel
01.12.2009, 17:25
We use linux for most of our our serves and I run linux on one of my workstations as well. We're running many versions of fedora and rhel.

I'm currently mucking about with the initrd of one of them after retrospectively putting in software raiding under all the file systems :)

dyl
01.12.2009, 19:26
Hello

Just wondered if anybody on here besides myself uses a Linux distribution on their PC?

I dual-boot it with Windows 7 Ultimate and it works like a dream.

I was using Fedora 12 up until recently when I downloaded an OpenSUSE 11.2 (brand new version). On the whole I was very impressed with it. I'm a KDE person generally (and I love the new desktop effects) but the OpenSUSE implementation of Gnome is fantastic and I've made it my main desktop. I've never tried XFCE, but that's installed too so I will be trying that soon!

Does it have a spell-checker? And an English-Welsh translator? If so, you may want to fire your signature through them...... :tongue:

FlugelD
01.12.2009, 20:04
Dual-boot Ubuntu and WinXP - Ubuntu for most things, XP for games and the odds'n'sods I haven't sussed under Linux (yet!)

Bass Trumpet
01.12.2009, 20:14
Windows 7 on the PC, dual boot with Debian and Windows Server 2008 in VirtualBox. Ubuntu on the Netbook.

tubadaz
01.12.2009, 20:19
Ubuntu (Karmic Koala) on the desktop PC, dual boot Ubuntu/Win XP on the laptop, XP on the netbook. I've been using Ubuntu about 5 years now without any major problems! :D

Darryl

Blow Hard
03.12.2009, 04:28
I boot with KNOPPIX sometimes when I am feeling wild and crazy. Does that count?

MrsDoyle
04.12.2009, 16:18
Slight KDE query...

I accidentally clicked 'remove panel' on my taskbar and it's disappeared. Is there any way to get it back?

MartinT
06.12.2009, 17:10
Slight KDE query...

I accidentally clicked 'remove panel' on my taskbar and it's disappeared. Is there any way to get it back?
I did this myself with an early version of KDE 4... I think you may have to create a new panel, and I have a feeling you'll find that some things like the system tray may get added automatically.
I'm not going to try it myself though, it was too much of a pain last time!
(Incidentally, Kubuntu 9.10, running on an IBM T23.)

MoominDave
07.12.2009, 12:25
I use Linux/Unix all the time at work. But I don't get particularly enthusiastic about it - it's just a tool to me... Can't even remember exactly which flavour it is, to be honest...

winterman
07.12.2009, 12:47
I'm a Fedora (12) person at home.. Best all rounder IMHO.. Do have several MS Virtual Machines on hand though for work/programming related stuff.

tsawyer
07.12.2009, 12:56
Kubuntu for me, KDE 4. Been running with it exclusively for about 8 years now, apart from falling back to Windows to print the odd big colour picture. Started with SuSE, then Gentoo now Ubuntu. Debian for servers.

Tim.

MrsDoyle
08.12.2009, 00:07
I did this myself with an early version of KDE 4... I think you may have to create a new panel, and I have a feeling you'll find that some things like the system tray may get added automatically.
I'm not going to try it myself though, it was too much of a pain last time!
(Incidentally, Kubuntu 9.10, running on an IBM T23.)

Thanks, Martin, that was useful - it is a bit of a pain though!

its_jon
08.12.2009, 16:18
I use Ubuntu 9.10 exclusively.... Linux at the moment is what XP should have transformed into.

Compiz rocks. !

My advice, jump ship now. Don't wait for windows 8. Linux will be well ahead by the time M$ develop another product.

NeilW
08.12.2009, 16:55
I use CENTOS (Strongbolt) on my Cobalt RAQ4 which does mailserver/fileserver/webserver/etc....

No graphics card, so don't use a presentation manager - ssh or webmin only!

nadband
10.12.2009, 21:18
I use Xubuntu myself and have ditched windows totally. At work I have to use it on my laptop for registers etc but use Mac OS in my music classroom, I was asked if I wanted to upgrade to vista early in the year or go Mac, guess how long I took to answer!!!

I use little that isn't open-source now, only Sibelius 3 under Wine really as Musescore isn't quite there yet, but give it time...

Bass Trumpet
26.08.2010, 16:35
Just got the latest flavour of Ubuntu on the netbook. While it's early days, I must say it is getting so close to being something to rival the obvious paid-for choices of OS.

One of the bugbears for me over the years is that, for the average non-techie user, Linux remained a mystery. So much relied on the command line which would scare off most users. However, the GUI on this latest distro is so close to being idiot-proof that even my Mum can use it!

I've always defended Windoze against those who would knock it for knocking's sake, but now I really think Microsoft need to take note.

scotchgirl
03.09.2010, 10:23
I had to totally take windows Vista (pile of poo) off my computer after it started crashing my computer 7 or 8 times a day to the extent of having to do complete system restores every single day, just to get it to switch on.

A friend of mine installed Linux and I have to say I wouldn't want to go back to using Windows...its so easy to use, and my computer is way faster than it used to be, and has NEVER crashed!

I'm not exactly a techie or anything, but I know that so far I have no complaints. The best thing about it is that you only have what you want on your computer, not loads of programmes/apps that you'll never use and that take up space on your comp, slowing it down.

Fabby.

worzel
03.09.2010, 10:35
I am pleasantly surprised when I hear non-techies praising linux, but I must ask, scothgirl, what do you use it for? I am a techie who uses linux all day at work, and I still use windows at home because their I'm just a regular user.

andyh
03.09.2010, 18:39
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

rileyelf
26.01.2011, 21:24
Mandriva on my main machine and Puppy on the Netbook... I am forced to endure Windows at work ;-)

worzel
27.01.2011, 12:04
I am pleasantly surprised when I hear non-techies praising linux, but I must ask, scothgirl, what do you use it for? I am a techie who uses linux all day at work, and I still use windows at home because their I'm just a regular user.
Update: now I use a mac at home. Way cool.

Bass Trumpet
15.08.2014, 11:34
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.