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what distributions does everyone use?
Posted July 18th, 2005 - 6:55 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
im running fedora core 4 here

Posted July 18th, 2005 - 10:20 pm from Albany, United States
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Posted July 20th, 2005 - 11:15 pm by from Seattle, United States (Permalink)
I use many, my current favorite and has been for several years....

Debian :)

I've been playing with Ubuntu (debian based) recently and am actively involved in the edubuntu project.

I tried BSD long ago and found that it would not work on the hardward I had at the time....go figure...whereas linux worked fine on it.

Is that succinct enough.... ;)

Jeff

Posted July 30th, 2005 - 4:44 pm from Helsinki, Finland
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Posted July 31st, 2005 - 12:17 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
At the moment Suse 9.0 , but I will install Suse 9.3 soon.

Martin

Posted May 29th, 2009 - 8:23 am by from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (Permalink)
I vouch for Debian as server and Ubuntu as Desktop :) Been using both for the past 4 years

Posted April 6th, 2009 - 9:01 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)


Debian (testing)

done a few others, am not against Ubuntu but don't have a reason to change.

As a side note, having only discovered this and the namsesake LINUX group a couple of days ago, it is great to see that there is a couchsurfing - debian interface.


Posted April 6th, 2009 - 9:39 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
CS debian interface?

Posted April 8th, 2009 - 5:10 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)

I meant this group, a couchsurfing group that deals with GNU Linux (to me: Debian)

apt-get install couchsurfer



Posted May 24th, 2007 - 5:47 pm by from Omaha, United States (Permalink)
OpenBSD is a beautiful little system. Though I prefer it more for servers than workstations.

For everything else, there's Debian.

Posted August 4th, 2005 - 6:29 pm by from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Permalink)
Using debian on an apple ibook G4. Well, and still have MockOS installed, cause the modem won't work in linux :o(

Posted September 4th, 2005 - 10:26 pm from Sheffield, England
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Posted November 20th, 2011 - 10:13 am by from Marburg, Germany (Permalink)
I was an ubuntu user for years, but switched to Linux Mint last week because
the unity desktop is not usable for real work.


Posted September 5th, 2005 - 11:02 am by from Bratislava, Slovakia (Permalink)
Debian unstable for 5 years now. It's pretty good, I'm considering trying out (or even switching to) an RPM-based distro, just to see "what's it like in that part of the world" ;). I'm thinking of FC4, or maybe Mandrak^H^Hiva.

Posted September 21st, 2005 - 11:54 am by from Menlo Park, United States (Permalink)
Gentoo. I also use FreeBSD and Solaris quite a bit.

Posted November 4th, 2005 - 5:11 pm by from Treviso, Italy (Permalink)
I used Debian for years (and tried lots of distros) now I use UBUNTU. I used Gentoo for a file server and now I'm tring Edubuntu in order to set up a linux pc for a library (to use to acces internet for the readers)

Posted December 8th, 2005 - 7:30 pm by from Shanghai, China (Permalink)
i tried suse and red hat a few years before, but didn't really like them so i stayed with windows. i got things started with fedore 3. at the moment i'm into debian.

Posted December 8th, 2005 - 7:51 pm by from Sheffield, England (Permalink)
Desktop: H3knix 2.1 running 2.6.8 kernel
Beta testing: Arcane v0.1

Server: Gentoo running 2.6.9-gentoo-r10 kernel

Posted January 30th, 2006 - 2:08 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
I am using and developing ROCK Linux currently running 2.6.13 kernels with a patched in devfs. I need to upgrade soon ;-).

Posted July 7th, 2006 - 12:02 pm by from Rome, Italy (Permalink)
I started playing a little bit with Suse 7.something, than (after a very long M$ pause) switched to Mandrake 10.1, than Ubuntu 5.10 and now 6.06. I like Ubuntu because of its simplicity, its philosophy and because it's Debian..

Posted August 3rd, 2006 - 9:28 am by from Vigo, Spain (Permalink)
i´m sooooo lazy that i´m using distros based on knoppix, Gnix (Galician) is still on a early status so i use mainly kurumin (Brazilian-Portuguese)as long as is the language closer to Galician.

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Posted August 4th, 2006 - 7:49 am by from Bamberg, Germany (Permalink)
I am using ubuntu now for about a year and it is just GREAT! (After using SuSE, RedHAT and Mandrake before.) VERY easy to try, to use and really FREE! But, look yourself: http://www.ubuntu.com/
Greetings,
Christian :)

Posted August 27th, 2006 - 1:24 pm from Elsene - Ixelles, Belgium
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Posted August 1st, 2007 - 9:16 am by from Erfurt, Germany (Permalink)
I used Kanotix too, after trying out suse, mandrake and knoppix.
Kanotix was really great, now I'm using Sidux, which is a fork of Kanotix.

I like that it's based on Debian Sid. So I get the newest system, and the engaged developers make it work stable.
I never had problems, only little ones there I could find the solution in the forum after some minutes...

And Debian's apt-get is really great :)

Posted August 4th, 2007 - 6:31 pm by from Cenon, France (Permalink)
Kubuntu is what I use, and I'm truly happy with it !

Posted August 27th, 2006 - 9:42 pm from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Posted November 5th, 2006 - 2:14 am by from Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (Permalink)
Yes, debian's philosophy leaves you trustful. In more the packages are signed and you are informed if u want to install a none signed package.

Posted November 10th, 2006 - 11:59 pm by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
file integrity is checked using md5 sum. this is not specific to a certain distribution. to compute the md5 sum of a file:
$ md5sum somefile | tee checkfile
5ee8b5de22040ffc70144a0669086e75 somefile

you now have a signature in checkfile. to check that somefile is still somefile you can go:
$ mdsum -c checkfile somefile

to sign a file you use gpg, also part of most linux distribution by default. if your keyfile is correctly configured decryption is as easy as:
$ gpg somefile

as far as i can gather the debian community have signing parties where friends hand out trust.

as for myself i prefer ease of use - and the thought that i do not have any information that would be useful to someone else. i also dont do anything that is too illegal or sensitive. therefore my choice is ubuntu. it is easy to install and use and everything just works. except my alps touchpad. i had to edit a textfile to enable the drag lock.

Posted January 28th, 2007 - 11:59 am by from Prague, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Debian is of course the best one :-)

Posted January 28th, 2007 - 12:36 pm from Aalborg, Denmark
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Posted February 1st, 2007 - 10:07 pm from Utrecht, Netherlands
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Posted February 2nd, 2007 - 9:47 am from Aalborg, Denmark
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Posted February 2nd, 2007 - 1:25 pm by from Sunnyvale, United States (Permalink)
Well, what exactly was broken?

The 2 biggest issue Gentoo always had was the

1. 'Bleeding edge' problem, when it forces you to update, and if you won't update for some long period of time, the update will actually almost kill your system

2. The 'compile-all-the-time' problem.

These 2 are still there. Other than that, it's pretty good. I did not have any packages compile bad for me, or not work. Well, provided everything was configured right.

PS: I have guts to use Gentoo on servers :). It sucks in some ways, however, there's no better solution for at least what Im doing.

Posted February 2nd, 2007 - 1:27 pm by from Sunnyvale, United States (Permalink)
Ohh...

PPS: Prev. post was written on Firefox 2.0.0.1 running on 2006.1-based Gentoo build :).

Posted February 3rd, 2007 - 1:21 pm from Aalborg, Denmark
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Posted May 1st, 2007 - 9:12 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
I'm running Gentoo. Very great Distribution I think :).

Posted May 8th, 2007 - 9:24 am by from Guidonia Montecelio, Italy (Permalink)
Gentoo is great, I've been using it for three years. Then I didn't want to recompile tons of stuff every time on my old pc and so I passed to Ubuntu (after having tried all the most common distros).

Posted May 24th, 2007 - 6:35 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
I'm running Debian. I try lots of distributions, for one year i decided to use Debian. Debian is the best.


Posted May 31st, 2007 - 8:02 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
kubuntu!

and what a relief!

Posted June 23rd, 2007 - 3:12 am by from Seattle, United States (Permalink)
Gentoo and I use PFsense ( amazing BSD based ) for my firewall.

Posted July 23rd, 2007 - 3:04 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
I use Debian Etch. I used fedora, mandrake and ubuntu, and think than debian is more stable, and apt-get is so good :)

Posted July 24th, 2007 - 9:10 am by from Bucharest, Romania (Permalink)
gentoo here, for the USE flags, for meta-distro, and for nice documentation

Posted July 31st, 2007 - 12:54 am by from Cupertino, United States (Permalink)
Currently Ubuntu on my own laptop, and Fedora Rawhide 6 on the OLPC XO. In the past, Yellow Dog, Red Hat, Blue Cat, Mandrake/Mandriva, DSL, Debian, and some BSD. I also fool around with Linux in languages other than English, of which the most extreme is Soyombo Linux from Mongolia.

Did you know that Linux now supports every modern writing system except traditional Mongolian? So the Mongols are still using Cyrillic until Soyombo can figure out how it should work. I'll be at the Unicode Conference this fall to talk about these issues.

Posted July 31st, 2007 - 1:09 am by from Costa Mesa, United States (Permalink)
My main comp is also Ubuntu. I tried a few different distros out a few years ago but I am now completely satisfied. Its the perfect balance I was always looking for. The community (like all linux communities) is absolutely great.

I have a Windows hd also on my GRUB in case I feel like doing some gaming. Other than that, my complete needs are met.

Posted August 4th, 2007 - 7:06 pm by from Compiegne, France (Permalink)
I use now on my differents computer : Mandriva/Mandrake and Ubuntu , in the past I ve used RedHat, Fedora and Kheops (if i good remember ;)) )
I ve some Cds to try like Gentoo , BSDs , Debian

on some of my computer I ve LILO to switch with old Win (but not a lot use last time )


with Ubuntu I discover the qpt and it rocks : no pb to install mc (Midnight Commander ;)) )

greets from Paris !
Mika

Posted August 4th, 2007 - 7:07 pm by from Compiegne, France (Permalink)
ups I want type "apt" !!!

Posted January 14th, 2009 - 8:21 pm from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted January 14th, 2009 - 10:33 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
not qpt, APT is "Advanced Packaging Tool" of debian based distros ;)

it's really fantastic package management tool, check it out if you use ubuntu, debian, etc..

btw, I use Turkish based Linux Distro PARDUS. It's a new boy in town, easy to use and install, very user friendly and graphically satisfying distro ;)

with peace!!

-serdar ;)

Posted August 9th, 2007 - 1:01 pm by from Elche, Spain (Permalink)
Kubuntu with k: 2.6.15

Posted August 13th, 2007 - 5:34 pm by from Valencia, Spain (Permalink)
I'm Gentoo developer.

(I also run Ubuntu on a couple of machines which I don't have physical access nor time to install Gentoo on them :p)

Posted August 15th, 2007 - 7:52 am by from Quebec, Canada (Permalink)
GNU/Linux Debian rocks ;o)
i use it on lot of my server in my firm
i also use some BSD system : FreeBSD and OpenBSD

Posted August 16th, 2007 - 1:03 am from Saint Petersburg, United States
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Posted August 22nd, 2007 - 9:55 am from Florence, Italy
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Posted September 20th, 2007 - 9:12 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
I'm running on Kubuntu and Debian on my normal PC.
A Debian on my old Apple G3 and a again a Kubuntu on my PS3.
And maybe I'll find some other interesting distrobutions in the next time ;)

Peter

Posted September 21st, 2007 - 8:42 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
Debian on my main machine. It's great to be able to apt-get everything we need to do most things.

Posted September 26th, 2007 - 7:58 am by from Pianoro, Italy (Permalink)
i'm using mandriva.. i have to update to 2007.. :-P

Posted October 16th, 2007 - 8:50 pm by from Feigeres, France (Permalink)
Debian Etch and going to test dream linux

Posted November 7th, 2007 - 8:04 pm from Trollhattan, Sweden
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Posted November 10th, 2007 - 9:21 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
debian/rules

Posted December 11th, 2007 - 2:57 am by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I am running Ubuntu 7.10 - Gutsy Gibbon and I would not return to windows.

Posted January 16th, 2008 - 3:10 pm by from Chalon-sur-Saone, France (Permalink)
Like you Guillaume, I'm running Ubuntu 7.10, and I can't return to windows!!! definitively not!!!

Posted January 14th, 2009 - 11:28 pm from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted January 15th, 2009 - 1:11 am by from Merida, Mexico (Permalink)
Me

I have returned several times to windos
Cinelerra+Gimp it's just so cheesy compared with After Effecs+Phothoshop. Plus, i still can't find an alternative for Flash.

It's a bit like.. im few months with ubuntu, then few months with windows. Oh! and also my online bank site always crash every browser under linux but runs well on firefox/ie over windows. Strange, uh?

Now im just using ubuntu and running windows in a virtual machine, but still im having some hangs with sharing folders, syncronizing photos to my ipod, and i have forgotten my card reader won't work with linux.

ähm... besides that, i think linux is pretty nice, i can customize it as i want, i can surf internet pretty well, and i can chat with all my contacts; well, i must confess that i have the msn 2009 on my xp sp3 but is just because looks so cute!

And yeah, linux is great to do all that geeky stuff like programming or pretending to be a "hacker" writing strange stuff on the terminal in front of friends hehehe, but when it comes to real work for me, well i just have to switch to windows.

Posted January 15th, 2009 - 11:15 am from Lausanne, Switzerland
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Posted January 16th, 2008 - 8:04 pm from Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted January 17th, 2008 - 1:07 am by from Oslo, Norway (Permalink)
Wohoo! One of these "my xyz is better than yours" ;)

Max

PS: I'm running Debian. And fluxbox. And emacs.

Posted January 17th, 2008 - 8:31 pm by from Feigeres, France (Permalink)
LINUX POWAAAA!!!!

i just have a lab course about windows 2003 server, and i didn't imagine how much it really sucks...

Ok it's very quick and easy to set up services but so many reboots and bugs! It's so stupid to centralize all the services in only one, it just use a lot of power and if something, everything is bugging! I cannot imagine how the companies can pay so much money for it...


I hope things will change in a few years and Linux\BSD will become more popular!!!

Posted February 2nd, 2008 - 1:43 am by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
I started out with RedHat 3.3 in 93, moved over to Slackware on servers in 95, then to Debian on desktops in 96 and after a disc crash in 2k3 I started using Ubuntu and when I bought a new laptop in 2k5 I installed Gentoo on it and at work it's been RedHat and now it's SuSE Enterprise so what can I say, what is best? It depends on the task you want to achieve of course, I really enjoy the ease of Ubuntu and would recommend it in a heartbeat to any beginner, but I find Debian easier to customize for my personal environment.

Posted February 2nd, 2008 - 3:42 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted February 2nd, 2008 - 4:21 am by from Ukkel - Uccle, Belgium (Permalink)
I began with a red hat 6.1, then went over to suse 7.1, knoppix, mandrake, backtrack, debian, lindows and i think i forget some.
Now the only linux I use for myself is gentoo and i work a bit on a suse server, i like to be able to tune up everything and that's why i choose gentoo for myself.

I run OpenBSD on my router and used to run FreeBSD on my webserver (which my father broke) but going to reinstall it as soon as I'm back from trip (december 2008 :s).
As i found nothing that runs on it till now, i'll have to work on it to get an old sparc run (with netbsd probably (when i'll be back)).

Posted April 3rd, 2008 - 3:23 am by from Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico (Permalink)
Ubuntu, since ver6.10, waiting for the8.4.
Use a Debian server for my php editing

Posted January 27th, 2009 - 9:59 pm from Vilnius, Lithuania
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Posted April 3rd, 2008 - 12:31 pm by from Tuebingen, Germany (Permalink)
It differs a lot depending on the machines, though I usually tend to have Kubuntu for anything that I use a GUI on:

On my laptop, I have Kubuntu 8.04, and a chroot for RHEL4 that I need to certain programs I work with.

On my PS3 at home, I have Yellowdog 5.0, Xubuntu and Fedora 7, but should I upgrade them when I get back.

My PS3 at works needs to be reinstalled, probably using the latest Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora for testing, maybe also OpenWRT.

My G5 Mac at work runs some older prerelease of Fedora 9,
with a Gentoo chroot that I inherited from the previous user, and a SLES10 that I only installed once but never really used.

The QS22 blade server at work runs a Fedora 9 that has been upgraded all the way from Fedora 3 in a long process. Most other blades I'm using have either Fedora 8 or RHEL5.

My Opteron at home has Kubuntu as its main OS, and also a fairly unique 64-bit version of Debian 3.1.

My XO Laptop has a slightly modified Fedora on it, but needs upgrading.

My three wireless routers run OpenWRT Kamikaze, OpenWRT Whiterussian and one is running the original firmware from AVM.

My TomTom GPS still runs the original code.

Posted April 3rd, 2008 - 1:19 pm by from Gelannes, France (Permalink)
I'm using mainly Ubuntu 7.10
Still have 2 Debian on servers waiting for the next Ubuntu LTS server.
I also have some Linksys WRT54G with OpenWRT.
And last but not least, an Asus Eee PC with dual boot beetween Xandros et Xubuntu.

I have to confess the existence of another laptop with Win XP :-( for some boring clients.

For the french audience, just check of this event on 19th April about Free Software :
http://www.macommune.org/projets/g-lan24-2008/affiches/afficheecole.jpg/image_view_fullscreen
http://www.macommune.org/projets/g-lan24-2008/affiches/affichelan.jpg/image_view_fullscreen
http://www.macommune.org/projets/g-lan24-2008

Posted April 3rd, 2008 - 1:24 pm by from Gelannes, France (Permalink)
I forgot to tell that the event is a local event.
But if some CS need, we can host easily several people ;-)

Would be nice to talk in the same time about CS, Free Software and LAN party :-)

Posted April 3rd, 2008 - 3:11 pm by from Alexandroupoli, Greece (Permalink)
hello ppl! i'm new here!

ubuntu 7.10 for me :D

Posted May 9th, 2008 - 7:31 am by from Bamberg, Germany (Permalink)
OpenSuSe 10.2
In the moment learning Gentoo and going to test it.

Posted May 12th, 2008 - 9:17 am by from Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico (Permalink)
Ubuntu for desktop OS so my friends can understand.
Debian for PHP server now, we're talking (vbox).
Windows XP for the annoying applications I cannot use on ubuntu (vbox).

Posted May 22nd, 2008 - 12:50 pm by from Rovaniemi, Finland (Permalink)
Gentoo here.
Used in the past: (in that order)

SuSE
Debian
Slackware
Novell
Ubuntu

Posted May 22nd, 2008 - 1:12 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
Hi Tommy,

You found this forum quickly after the CS meeting! :)

There is no Linux distribution called Novell, you mean SuSE SLES or SLED versions since Novell bough it I assume..?


// Nicco

Posted May 22nd, 2008 - 11:26 pm by from Rovaniemi, Finland (Permalink)
At the time is was branded "Novell Linux Desktop" or "NLD". I'm pretty sure it was some sort of SuSE, yeah.

Posted May 22nd, 2008 - 9:30 pm by from Clinton, United States (Permalink)
I'm running Ubuntu on this machine and Mandrake 10.0 on my old laptop.

Posted May 23rd, 2008 - 11:28 am by from Ygos-Saint-Saturnin, France (Permalink)
Hi,

Running under Ubuntu, waiting to install last version on my laptop, but need to get rid of Vista first !

There is the International Meeting on freeware and open source in South West France from July 1st to july 5 th.

You can check programm on : http://2008.rmll.info/programmes-.html

check for couches !!

Posted September 28th, 2008 - 4:40 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
Ubuntu:
1) used as desktop, server and M$$ Windowz host
2) upgraded every time relatively late to give time for major bugs fix

PuppyLinux on a CD (http://www.puppylinux.org)

Posted September 28th, 2008 - 5:30 pm from Somerville, United States
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Posted September 28th, 2008 - 6:23 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
Hi Jennifer,

There is no need to reinstall, instead reboot and press "Esc" when it says so on the screen to get to the boot manager menu (Grub) when booting and after a minute or so you choose recovery mode and choose "root Drop to root shell prompt"

run the following command to set the root password:
passwd root

When done press CTRL-D and choose "resume Resume normal boot"

The normal login window appears, login as root with the password you typed earlier.

Choose "System" -> "Administration" -> "Users and Groups", you will find a list of all users so choose you login name and click on "Properties" and click on the "User Privileges" tab and make sure that the following are checked:

"Access external storage devices automatically"
"Administer the system"
"Allow user of fuse filesystems like LTSP Thin Client blockdevices"
"Manage printers"
"Monitor System logs"
"Use audio devices"
"Use CD-ROM devices"
"Use floppy devices"
"Use scanners"

And click on "Ok", then on "Close" and logout.

Now login with your user account and try it out! :)

Posted October 1st, 2008 - 4:22 am by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
currently use RedHat.. Redhat Cerf tied System Engineer

Learned Linux on Debian..

Goal to get real good with Platform ROCKS ( HPC/Beowulf Cluster)

Posted October 1st, 2008 - 4:36 am by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
real Linux geeks don't use X windows..



Posted October 2nd, 2008 - 6:34 pm by from Baton Rouge, United States (Permalink)
FC9 here. - I find youtube much less interesting without X.....

Posted October 3rd, 2008 - 6:23 pm from Somerville, United States
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Posted October 3rd, 2008 - 10:49 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
Jennifer,

It worked last time I did it.. Anyway, for that box Ubuntu eeePC has better support for the hardware so you did the right thing in reinstalling.


- Nicolas

Posted October 4th, 2008 - 12:20 pm by from Oslo, Norway (Permalink)
hey eee mates!
i have running debian on mine (i just love debian...) and theres a pretty cool eee project for debian running (http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/). so u got all the hardware support etc.

why debian? hm...i always use fluxbox as a window manager so i don't like all the overloaded stuff like (k)ubuntu. but i like the package managing system & the stability of debian.

but i think most of this stuff is just personal taste...so why not "what kind of editor r u using"-thread? :D

Posted October 4th, 2008 - 1:42 am by from Rovaniemi, Finland (Permalink)
oh hey guys. Just switched from Gentoo to kubuntu. Mostly because I needed a fresh install and was lazy. I'll probably go back to Gentoo when I'm not so lazy.

Posted October 4th, 2008 - 5:33 pm from Leander, United States
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Posted October 4th, 2008 - 5:50 pm from Lausanne, Switzerland
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Posted October 4th, 2008 - 6:44 pm by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
^^

have you installed RH with a Xen kernel? Now try it CentOS..

RH is not free, sure the you can knock yourself out downloading the source code all day long, but certain complied RPMs are not free..

There are certain advanced features during installation that are only available for paid subscriptions of Redhat..

Posted October 4th, 2008 - 7:28 pm from Lausanne, Switzerland
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Posted October 4th, 2008 - 11:29 pm by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
Linux OS distro comes down to what you want out of it, ubuntu works great for some while others swear by slackwear and for some its gentoo..

I do perfer Apt-get to yum

Posted October 5th, 2008 - 6:05 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted October 12th, 2008 - 5:32 am from Leander, United States
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Posted October 10th, 2008 - 10:57 am by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
hi guys!

as I says way earlier, I'm using Gentoo.
But for the office computer I installed Debian Etch since that didn't take so much time.
Debian is very nice, but I just couldn't get sox to work with my mp3-files. I tried compiling from source, but it didn't help.
I know, Debian sets big value on open source stuff, but come on, my mp3-player just wont work with ogg-files.
So the occurring thought about switching my private laptop to Debian died with this annoying incident.

And about the text-editor: vim of course. what kind of question is that? ;)

meg

Posted October 13th, 2008 - 6:48 pm by from Oslo, Norway (Permalink)
shouldn't help you...first u have to understand that emacs is THE choice ;)

try to pipe it through lame...
see http://mercury.chem.pitt.edu/~sasha/LinuxFocus/English/March2001/article178.shtml

Posted October 15th, 2008 - 8:11 am from Vilnius, Lithuania
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Posted October 18th, 2008 - 9:10 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
ubuntu runs on both my desktop n laptop pcs
have used some more debian based distros like 'damn small linux' for my old hardware but never debian itself...
even so i think debian rocks :)

Posted October 27th, 2008 - 8:10 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted November 14th, 2008 - 10:44 pm by from Franca, Brazil (Permalink)
Ubuntu! :-D

Posted November 24th, 2008 - 6:16 pm by from Bremen, Germany (Permalink)
I 'm testing Kubuntu 8.10 and I will stay as long as Ubuntu is free. Otherwise I will change for another Debian based system.

Posted December 3rd, 2008 - 3:46 am by from Tempe, United States (Permalink)
Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid ibex

Posted December 3rd, 2008 - 9:14 am by from Lille, France (Permalink)
debian unstable :)

Posted December 24th, 2008 - 3:30 pm by from Loreto, Italy (Permalink)
Debian forever
after I used a lot tgz-deb-rpm distributions

Posted December 24th, 2008 - 3:47 pm by from Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth, Austria (Permalink)
I'm running Debian - sarge (i know), etch and sid - and eeeUbuntu.

Posted December 24th, 2008 - 4:01 pm by from Oslo, Norway (Permalink)
what r ur experiences with eeeubuntu? any good?

im running also debian on my eee pc...with nice & clean fluxbox on it...but some friends need a taskbar etc....i think i will recommend eeeubuntu...

Posted December 24th, 2008 - 4:15 pm by from Sankt Oswald bei Plankenwarth, Austria (Permalink)
no problems with eeeubuntu - running good.
i've described my first steps in my blog if u are interested?
http://www.wreiner.at/2008/12/12/eeeubuntu-my-first-steps/

only battery lifetime is shorter then it is when i run the preinstalled win-xp.

Posted January 4th, 2009 - 2:52 pm from Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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Posted January 5th, 2009 - 9:14 am by from Aachen, Germany (Permalink)
I'm using Pardus on my laptop...
ok in 2 years on other laptop which is broken later and on an ancient desktop as well...

used before:
mandrake 8(that time was not mandriva yet:p), was just to share internet at home around :)
and tried many, as x-k-ubuntu,opensuse,radhat etc.

ended up with pardus, while none of the others I tried(ok that time tried versions of ubuntu only) could run all hardware(especially wlan card) well, but pardus did 2 years ago :)
and really easy to install, and run stuff :)
would highly recommend it...

cheers!

Zaf

Posted January 6th, 2009 - 8:50 pm by from Chisinau, Moldova (Permalink)
hellos,

i use Ubuntu on my laptop. Now is the version 8.10.
just wanted to add that installing version 7.04 at first time, i never installed a new ubuntu after. Did the upgrade via web repositories.

I use it with Gnome, i really enjoy the simpleness and usability of gnome. tried KDE also, but... still using gnome.


Posted January 8th, 2009 - 10:23 am by from Oriental, United States (Permalink)
I'm running Ubuntu-64 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) on an HP Pavilion laptop. Haven't been able to get my wireless working. Any ideas?

Doug

Posted January 8th, 2009 - 10:30 am by from Prague, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Well, few suggestions:
write exact model of notebook. HP Pavilion laptop is just not enough.

also, if you don't neet 64bit version of ubuntu specifically for you work, I would consider switching to 32bit version, it would save you a lot of time considering the problems bound to 64bit.

cheers
marian

Posted January 8th, 2009 - 9:51 pm from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Posted January 15th, 2009 - 11:13 pm by from Chisinau, Moldova (Permalink)
Hi doug,

I also use Ubuntu on HP pavilion!!!

wireless drivers for ubuntu are broadcoms one, which is not FLOSS on GPL. so its somehow restricted to use them in ubuntu. Guess you have to change in settings to use for n0n-free drivers.

and it should help

regards,
gheorghe

Posted January 6th, 2009 - 9:10 pm from Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Posted January 14th, 2009 - 8:23 pm from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted January 15th, 2009 - 11:17 pm by from Chisinau, Moldova (Permalink)
yep,
indeed!!

thats the best way to use people to work on linux - giving them no other opoortunities!!

rememmber my first experience with linux - it was the only system running on PC so i had to get use to it! never regreted after!!

guess there should be a special awareness for couchsurfers to use linux systems as the most compliant with hospitality network, based on sharing and cooperation!!

any ideas or sugesstions??

regards,
gheorghe

Posted January 18th, 2009 - 6:08 pm from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted January 28th, 2009 - 10:17 pm by from Bellevue, United States (Permalink)
I must admit, I'm a debian lover.

Check this out :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d50LfiPWWM

Posted February 15th, 2009 - 10:54 am by from Uster, Switzerland (Permalink)
pacman -Syu
is all you need to get your package updates and to be 'bleeding edge'.

Am I one of the few Arch Linux users here?

Posted February 15th, 2009 - 11:09 am by from Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Permalink)
One more Arch Linux-er :)

Posted March 9th, 2009 - 12:39 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Using Mac OS X and Arch Linux. Pacman rocks!

Posted April 7th, 2009 - 8:56 am by from Krakow, Poland (Permalink)
Debian Sid/Experimental mix.

Posted September 1st, 2009 - 3:26 am by from Itatiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Other user Arch Linux, the fast ... :)

Posted March 30th, 2012 - 12:50 pm by from Heidelberg, Germany (Permalink)
Another Arch-Linux user here. I like that is has brand new software but hasn't all the crazy stuff, Ubuntu has. Pulseaudio and Unity, broken updates and what not. Oh and getting rid of runlevels (so to say) was a great choice, too, IMHO.
Btw: Linux Mint Debian (LMDE) or even Linux Mint with Debian and XFCE is a great alternative to Ubuntu as it is more sane and as userfriendly as Ubuntu. If someone wants something beginner friendly, I recommend and install them this, because the Upgrade Procedure is not broken, which is refreshing :)

Posted April 7th, 2009 - 3:08 pm by from Osasco, Brazil (Permalink)
Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid ibex.

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Posted April 15th, 2009 - 3:43 am from Campinas, Brazil
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Posted April 15th, 2009 - 1:20 pm by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
Ubuntu 8.10 with Gnome

Posted April 16th, 2009 - 5:19 pm from Wroclaw, Poland
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Posted April 19th, 2009 - 12:02 am by from Toulouse, France (Permalink)
I'm running Slitaz (Simple Light Icredible Temporary Autonomous Zone) (www.slitaz.org)
I'm using old machines and it runs incredibly fast and is not damn ugly like all the other small distros I've tried before.

the lovely points of this distro are :
it runs in the ram
you can make your own liveCD and then boot your own system on any computer, using a pendrive for your /home

just perfect for travellers ;)

it's a young but amazing project
check it out !

Posted April 20th, 2009 - 10:56 pm from New Haven, United States
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Posted April 25th, 2009 - 2:49 pm by from Toulouse, France (Permalink)
yep, I guess with your old machine, you'll love slitaz. And actually is a rally good distribution for learning linux untill deep. there is a really good documentation and nice tools : http://www.slitaz.org/en/doc/cookbook/
http://www.slitaz.org/en/doc/scratchbook/

I've tried puppy and DSL before and in my mind, Slitaz is more efficient, looks better, it's more simple and, because is a community project, is evolving faster. (hopefully actually, coz is damn young !)

If you try it, please post comentary over here ;)

Posted April 28th, 2009 - 1:34 am from New Haven, United States
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Posted May 7th, 2009 - 10:13 pm from Kaunas, Lithuania
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Posted May 10th, 2009 - 8:29 am by from Brighton, England (Permalink)
at home:
GEUbuntu 8 on two desktops .... not too thrilled and currently considering swapping to open SuSE
Xandros on my EEE G1
at work:
SLED 11 on Desktop
SLED 10 on Laptop

Posted June 5th, 2009 - 12:16 am from London, England
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Posted June 8th, 2009 - 4:51 am from Vilnius, Lithuania
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Posted June 17th, 2009 - 5:52 pm from Paris, France
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Posted June 18th, 2009 - 3:47 am by from Mazatlan, Mexico (Permalink)
Ubuntu gnome 8.10

my 1st linux dist.

i want jaunty but the the bug things kinda scare me u.u

Posted August 5th, 2009 - 4:21 pm from Edinburgh, Scotland
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Posted August 5th, 2009 - 5:24 pm by from Wenzhou, China (Permalink)
Debian is the current, Gentoo to play with.

Posted August 5th, 2009 - 6:39 pm from Antwerp, Belgium
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Posted August 5th, 2009 - 10:43 pm by from Cottage Grove, United States (Permalink)
I have been real happy with Ubuntu Hardy Heron for my desktop and Jaunty Jackal for my laptop. I have nothing but good things to say for Linux and Ubuntu, more specifically.

Posted August 6th, 2009 - 7:35 pm by from Elsene - Ixelles, Belgium (Permalink)
hello

debian lenny at home, debian etch on a old computer
debian lenny on a project server

and I had been using a slackware at my beginnings in gnulinux

I dream of using gentoo so I'm trying linux from scratch (2nd week work in progress)

cheers
juliane

Posted August 7th, 2009 - 2:26 pm by from Leicester, England (Permalink)
I'm a dedicated ArchLinux user here.

Posted August 7th, 2009 - 2:35 pm from Paris, France
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Posted August 22nd, 2009 - 3:45 pm by from Trapani, Italy (Permalink)
Debian Lenny

Posted August 18th, 2009 - 11:21 pm by from Kiel, Germany (Permalink)
i'm running arch and i like it :D

and i have puppy linux as repair system installed and freebsd and ubuntu testing in a virtual machin runnig

Posted August 19th, 2009 - 7:56 pm from Charenton-le-Pont, France
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Posted August 24th, 2009 - 8:23 pm by from Kilcrohane, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi @ all,

i am running Debian on servers and on laptops or desktops i would use Ubuntu. Currently i don't have any PC's as work computer, i use Mac OS X on my laptops. It has a bash and the usual stuff needed on a command line i guess.

Have Fun !!!!
Jan

Posted August 24th, 2009 - 8:30 pm by from Camino, Italy (Permalink)
Hi *
I'm new to this group so: hello! =)

At present I have ubuntu on my work laptop, and debian on my netbook.
I had OpenBSD on an old laptop, but it died a couple of years ago, so sad =/
Testing OpenSolaris on vm as well, but still work in progress.

Nice to have all of you using linux in just one group!
Cheers & take care!

Marco

Posted August 25th, 2009 - 3:53 pm by from Munich, Germany (Permalink)
Ubuntu 9.04, and also new to this group. Hello everyone :)

Posted August 30th, 2009 - 5:51 am by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
Kubuntu 9.04... Looking for a KDE-based distro that doesn't suck...

Posted August 30th, 2009 - 12:04 pm by from Rhodes, Greece (Permalink)
I had linux mint 6, based on kde 4 before but it was not stable at all. Now I use linux mint 7, gnome based and I'm really very satisfied. I´m a happy user!!!

Posted September 1st, 2009 - 3:38 am by from Itatiba, Brazil (Permalink)
I tried many distros and always experiment something new, but my favorite addition to Arch Linux, Slackware and Debian are the 3 best in my opinion ... both servers and for desktop!
pesquisar

Posted September 2nd, 2009 - 7:17 pm by from Porto Alegre, Brazil (Permalink)
Hi.

I use Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. Sometimes change to Debian 5 Etch 64 bits to compile my hardware projects. Definitively mi favorite distribution is Debian or Debian-based.

Sergio

Posted September 6th, 2009 - 9:52 am by from Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany (Permalink)
I use Ubuntu 8.04 with Gnome desktop.
I tried Suse 11.1 with KDE, but it was not stable at all. =/

Posted September 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm by from Vejle, Denmark (Permalink)
At the moment i am using ubuntu 5.04!

Posted October 2nd, 2009 - 7:40 am from Ciudad de Mendoza, Argentina
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Posted October 2nd, 2009 - 10:47 am by from Bangalore, India (Permalink)
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=9.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=jaunty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.04"

Posted October 3rd, 2009 - 2:08 am from Quebec, Canada
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Posted October 7th, 2009 - 3:15 pm by from Torres Vedras, Portugal (Permalink)
At this time I'm using UBUNTU 9.04, but already used almost all distribuitions of LINUX

Posted October 7th, 2009 - 3:47 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
I guess you mean the major 10 ones..

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

There are 100reds of distributions and most of them are Linux based so no way you tested most of them!

Posted October 7th, 2009 - 4:27 pm by from Torres Vedras, Portugal (Permalink)
I used more than that 10, I already used 36 distributions

Posted October 7th, 2009 - 4:44 pm from Pordenone, Italy
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Posted October 7th, 2009 - 5:17 pm by from Gothenburg, Sweden (Permalink)
@Louis:

36 is a impressive number, I started with a CPIO copied one on my Atari Falcon 030 in the early 90's, but I never saw the point in testing so many of them, just a few per package manager (or lack of in the early Slackware versions etc.) seemed sufficient.

Posted October 8th, 2009 - 6:04 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Kubuntu 8.04 on everything with a screen,
for everything else Debian Lenny :)

Posted October 14th, 2009 - 4:51 pm by from Buenos Aires, Argentina (Permalink)
Fedora 10 on my personal laptop.
CentOS on my server.


Posted October 17th, 2009 - 3:30 am by from Dammam, Saudi Arabia (Permalink)
I use Ubuntu at home and Fedora and work. I've got DSL installed on a low-end mini-PC that I use as a firewall/file server.

Posted January 4th, 2010 - 11:53 am by from Bratislava, Slovakia (Permalink)
I run Puppy 4.3.1 on my old desktop and Zenwalk 6.2 on the lappy. Linux rulez!

Posted January 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm by from Sofia, Bulgaria (Permalink)
I run Ubuntu 9.04 at home, but nothing ubuntu like in it. I use fvwm-crystal and other things that ubuntu doesn't include. That's the freedom of Linux :)

Posted February 16th, 2010 - 12:22 am by from Silver City, United States (Permalink)
Debian Lenny, but don't get to use it as much as I would want to. Still not confident enough to ditch windows entirely due to hardward constraints, networking problems on doze networks etc. (sigh!)

Posted May 17th, 2010 - 8:09 pm from Cherbourg-Octeville, France
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Posted May 18th, 2010 - 10:29 am by from Mangalore, India (Permalink)
i'm currently running Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS on my desktop, previously had 9.10.

On my file/web/firewall server i'm still running 8.04 LTS

Posted May 18th, 2010 - 11:27 am by from Vallgorguina, Spain (Permalink)
Ubuntu at work...
ubuntu at home
ubuntu at eee.. :D

Posted May 24th, 2010 - 4:29 pm by from Esbjerg, Denmark (Permalink)
I'm using Ubuntu, worked at once - have tried Red Hat, Mandrake years ago, half a year ago Arch on Thinkpad T42, but it F***** up (graphic card-probs), now Ubuntu with no problems at all, everything connected, no driverproblems and it's as fast as Arch to start up and overall :-DD

Posted May 30th, 2010 - 10:50 am by from Cologne, Germany (Permalink)
Gentoo on my PC - Fedora 13 on my Laptop and NetBSD on a Server.

Posted July 10th, 2010 - 8:16 pm by from Krakow, Poland (Permalink)
Right now I am running Gentoo, and I think it's the fastest OS in the world :))
But I tried a few other systems, and my recommendation is this:
1. If you want a very stable and fast system, and very ease to install: SLACKWARE
However you will not get the newest software, and also if you plan to update often, then this is not the right system for you.
2. If you have a lot of time (at least 3 days for installation), AND you know quite a lot about linux, or are willing to learn: GENTOO. You will get a very fast system, very easy for updating (very good package system), and once you have it installed, it's really great.
3. If you want a stable system, and a good package management, BUT you do not have the time for Gentoo, then try: DEBIAN.

I think Slackware, Gentoo, Debian, should be your first choice; only if you have special needs or you know what you are doing, then you should try another distribution. HOWEVER:
Please note: UBUNTU is the windows under the linux systems. It is slow. And it is a little bit different. If something will not work, it will be easier to get fix it under Debian/Gentoo/Slackware than under Ubuntu.

Posted July 26th, 2010 - 6:25 am by from Amman, Jordan (Permalink)
I use most of UNIX systems RHEL5, fedora13, FreeBSD, mandriva, AIX, ubuntu

Posted July 28th, 2010 - 4:20 am by from Dongshi, Taiwan (Permalink)
# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
deb http://ftp.tw.debian.org/debian-multimedia sid main
deb http://ftp.tw.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.tw.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

Posted August 17th, 2010 - 4:24 am by from Smithtown, United States (Permalink)
Hi all,
Using FC 13 with full disk encryption
ubuntu lpia on my netbook
and debian lenny on a headless media box

Posted August 18th, 2010 - 12:51 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Ubuntu rulez ! =))

Posted August 20th, 2010 - 8:04 am by from Chania, Greece (Permalink)
I use the debian-based ones for most of my systems (debian, ubuntu, mint), for general computer use.

I use Fedora for hardware/kernel development as well, because so many talented kernel/system hackers work for Redhat and also use Fedora (it is easier to file bugs for the same distro they use).

Finally I use Linux from Scratch on old machines or for educational reasons, with a few extra package management tricks stolen / "inspired" from Gentoo/SourceMage/T2/OpenEmbedded etc


Posted August 20th, 2010 - 8:44 am from Kaunas, Lithuania
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Posted August 30th, 2010 - 1:28 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted August 31st, 2010 - 5:37 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
Seeing this, I thought it could be funny to post some stats. Coorect me if I did a mistake.

I copied all posts into gedit (I myself run ubuntu 10.04) and did this on the resulting file (containing 194 posts):

cat linux-runners | grep -i SYSTEM | wc -l

Ubuntu: 118
Debian: 92
Gentoo: 41
Suse: 24
BSD: 21
Fedora: 19
Mandrake: 12
Mandriva: 11
Redhat: 10
Kanotix: 4

Windows: 24 :-)


Cheers, Jakob

Posted November 16th, 2010 - 12:47 am by from Strasbourg, France (Permalink)
Thank you for the stats :)

I discover that I'm the only one to use archlinux.

I find it's great, very diy, the rolling release system is very interesting, and like Debian you can control the installation.

It allowed me to learn a lot.

Posted November 30th, 2010 - 4:12 pm by from Warsaw, Poland (Permalink)
Debian Squeeze
I started 3 weeks ago :) Everything is new but I hope I will be able to learn how to use it.

Posted December 1st, 2010 - 7:14 pm by from Oriental, United States (Permalink)
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) on IBM T43 ThinkPad

Posted December 4th, 2010 - 10:14 pm by from Sainte-Marie, Reunion (Permalink)
Beta testing Jolicloud 1.1 . That one will make the Stallman fanboys scream murder :)

The hardware support is impressive.

Posted December 5th, 2010 - 1:55 pm by from Bremen, Germany (Permalink)
Ubuntu 10.04 on IBM ThinkPad

Posted January 23rd, 2011 - 12:40 am by from Lisboa, Portugal (Permalink)
Whell i use linux since Mandrake and Suse 7, later i tried Red hat and since 5.04 i'm using Ubuntu 10.10 on my Mac mini and netbuntu on my asus netbook and it rocks!

Posted January 23rd, 2011 - 6:57 am by from Tehran, Iran (Permalink)
And I have Ubuntu 10.10 right now on my laptop and desktop. On servers RHEL, CentOS, OEL and some few Ubuntu LTS deployments :)

Posted January 23rd, 2011 - 8:16 am by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx

P.S. Still struggling to make my M-Audio 1010 LT sound card work. Only once when I uninstalled pulseaudio I heard output sound (no input though) but after first restart it is mute again. Any help will be much appreciated, Thanks in advance.

Posted January 23rd, 2011 - 11:56 am by from Varese, Italy (Permalink)
Hello,

let me suggest you couple of things, first of all to ask on the ubuntu forums ( please don't think I'm trying to be arrogant, I'm just saying thats the "place" ), second try out a program named envy24control to control the audiocard, if it does not work try out alsamixer from terminal or install alsamixergui to have it graphical and "switch on" all the inputs-outputs.
Another suggestion would be to investigate about the asoundrc file which is supposed to configure all the channels from audiocards, in theory if you configure properly the asoundrc file you should not need to remove pulseaudio.
But hey, you may be better off asking on ubuntu forums because the writing of an asoundrc file is a very tedious long work...and it require skills that a new user does not have, sad but true, linux in general is not ready for prime time desktops...and I don't want aliment a flame, it should not be.
Linux is from everybody but not for everyone...is a subtle difference, but is a bit like couchsurfing, hosts don't just give a place to sleep to anyone who need to...you get what I mean...?

As for the others asking what distributions they are using...I use a lot of stuff for a lot of different things...debian for servers, turnkey for clouds, ubuntu and opensuse for desktops, openbsd for firewalls, routers and traffic shapers ( because linux TS sucks ass )
Is not the system to be professional, but the system admin to be professionist.

Hope you get my point ;)

Anyhow Debian rules uber alles!!! :D
q^c^p

Posted January 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
Thanks Alessio..

Posted January 23rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm by from Varese, Italy (Permalink)
You welkome!

Its also toke me months before knowing that program existed many years ago...

;D

Ciao!

Posted January 24th, 2011 - 11:17 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
The internal sound mixers code/system defaults to off when you start it up, or when you turn your computer on.

The reason that this is not like this for everyone is that when you use, say, aumix (which I use) or gnome-alsamixer or whatever, by default these applications store your settings, including volume, and re-apply those settings when you start your computer, so it just seems like the settings are kept.

Maybe try aumix (in a terminal window), or another mixer application.

Alessio's suggestion about reference materials is good.

One useful tool that I have started using is (I use the Jack sound system - which is somehow connected with ALSA) is in the qjackctl application, which controls everything about the Jack sound system. Here, click the Connect button, you can graphically connect a device to your speakers (select them both and hit 'connect') and then in the ALSA tab you can unconnect and then correctly re-connect inputs and outputs of your different devices to each other. Mine always seem to guess incorrectly when they start themselves up. One of the devices getting an input here should be connected to a speaker in the first, 'Audio', tab.


Posted January 24th, 2011 - 11:29 am by from Varese, Italy (Permalink)
Hey abcd,

the issue is that he has a very uncommon card with lots of channels, is kind of "professional" for windows people and I can ensure you that alsa mixer fault up to that card, this issues with m-audio have been brought up millions time on alsa ml...
Anyway best things is to try,fail,try,test,experience :)

I know very well jackd and qjackctl, some times ago while I was working in a radio I had very wild setup, 4 audio cards patched to a mixer patched to another pc with 3 audio cards...that was a wild period eheheheh
anyhow abcd you might want to check out the "capture" by pressing the [tab] keyboard button while in alsamixer on a terminal :) but hey...we are going out of topic here...:)

And for what should be connected where and when you should check out "patchbay" and record your settings in a xml file... my 2 cents ;D

Ciao,
Alessio

Posted January 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
Just to finish the "off topic" thing...(sorry but I thought I would be contacted via PM).


I wanna thank you guys so very much for all the help, problem was fixed 100% by using the envy24. Was just a matter of fader levels.

Really appreciate your info and sorry again for the "off topic" parenthesis in this very cool group.

Cheers

Orestis

Posted January 24th, 2011 - 8:00 pm by from Stockholm, Sweden (Permalink)
slack.

Posted February 19th, 2011 - 6:40 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
http://linuxmint.com - it's basically ubuntu version which do not suck (at least not as much as original ubuntu :)

Posted February 20th, 2011 - 12:10 pm by from Cairo, Egypt (Permalink)
Wow!
Since 2005 this topic is running . That is great!
This is my first post in this group. Happy to find it :)
I tried a lot of distros , currently running ubuntu 10.04 .
Couldn't make it with any BSDs but will try again.


best regrads!

Posted April 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm by from Simferopol, Ukraine (Permalink)
I use Debian 6! Its better distr in the world!

Posted April 9th, 2011 - 11:35 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
I am running Ubuntu 10.04. I used to use Fedora. I will try actual Debian eventually.

So much software is packaged for .deb /Ubuntu and Ubuntu has such an active help/users forum that I think using any other distribution as an all purpose computer would be unnecessarily difficult and time consuming.


Posted April 10th, 2011 - 9:21 am by from Santa Lucia de Tirajana, Spain (Permalink)
I smile more since I started to use Linux, Firefox and Noscript. I use the Linux Mint version. Easy and useful.

Posted April 22nd, 2011 - 4:26 pm from Trieste, Italy
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Posted May 8th, 2011 - 5:53 pm by from Cardiff, Wales (Permalink)
Lubuntu - best thing I ever put on this netbook :-D

Posted May 11th, 2011 - 9:43 am by from Duesseldorf, Germany (Permalink)
-openSUSE 11.latestRelease and milestones for testing
-centos on servers
-fedora for some things

Posted May 11th, 2011 - 9:44 am by from Duesseldorf, Germany (Permalink)
ah, and I love it to play with gentoo! :]

Posted May 24th, 2011 - 8:24 pm by from Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Currently Fedora 14 KDE/15 KDE/15 LXDE on desktops, Debian Lenny/Squeeze on servers.

Posted July 14th, 2011 - 11:07 am by from Simferopol, Ukraine (Permalink)
Currently Debian Squeeze on Desktop and servers.

Posted July 14th, 2011 - 12:46 pm by from Zelenograd, Russia (Permalink)
Netbook - Ubuntu
Home Desktop - Arch Linux
Work Desktop - Ubuntu
Work Servers - mostly Ubuntu Server or Ubuntu Desktop

Posted November 19th, 2011 - 6:36 pm by from Asolo, Italy (Permalink)
I used fedora 13 with Gnome 2 until this summer, then I tried Fedora 15 with Gnome 3 but I am kind of unhappy of it because you have few settings and cant personalize everything as I would like to...
Maybe I will move to Kubuntu or Debian..

Posted November 24th, 2011 - 1:33 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 25th, 2012 - 9:25 pm by from Jonsdorf, Germany (Permalink)
openSuSE 12.1
but for my Netbook I am still searching, because of missing drivers for my graphics

Posted February 27th, 2012 - 9:01 am by from Cairo, Egypt (Permalink)
Running Gentooo Linux

Posted March 15th, 2012 - 11:40 pm from Bremen, Germany
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Posted March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 pm by from Rennes, France (Permalink)
First time, i used Mandrake/Mandriva.
Now, I am using Ubuntu.

Posted March 28th, 2012 - 9:22 pm by from Bogota, Colombia (Permalink)
I started with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx that was in 2010, them changed to Xubuntu because Ubuntu use unity, this is was 5 months ago. I returned to Ubunto 11.10 last week because Xubuntu have some inconpatibilities with serial port printer and USB port also some issues with the sound system. I think for my desktop machine that como from 2006 is better Ubuntu.

Posted March 30th, 2012 - 12:25 pm by from Santa Lucia de Tirajana, Spain (Permalink)
I am not an expert, but if it aint broken do not fix it, that is my advice. Download a LTS (long time support) and check MD5 checksum. Install, use "noscript" in Firefox when surfing and do not update anything until next LTS.

Never use Facebook, only CS and other things without scripts as far as possible.

Youtube clips can be downloaded by downloading a flash downloader for firefox instead of using scripts on your computer.

I believe it is the safest and most decent to do.

Hugs
Martin

Posted April 17th, 2012 - 5:30 pm by from Lucerne, Switzerland (Permalink)
No offense, but it's obvious you're not an expert. Why giving unrefined advice then?

Where is the point in installing a LTS Version if you're not going to install updates anyway? The main advantage of LTS is support (most importantly Updates!) for a guaranteeed period of time.
I think it is not reasonable not to install any updates. Even Linux Distros need to patch Security holes from time to time. It's foolish not to do it.

Never use Facebook becaus of scripts? Are you serious? Nearly every Website (including CS of course) uses at least JavaScript.

Posted April 17th, 2012 - 7:35 pm by from Alexandroupoli, Greece (Permalink)
Everyone can give advice even if he/she is not an expert. This basic "freedom" is even exemplified in GPL by having the freedom to add and share your knowledge in an existing source code with the rest of the community no matter who you are. In addition sections 15 and 16 make sure that nothing is taken as "granted" or as absolute true and safe.

I think our friend meant dist-upgrade instead of just update (a concept which is regurarly misunderstood). You stick with an LTS and you do the updates normally but you don't upgrade it untill the next LTS.

There are many reasons why not to use facebook and weird scripts is one of them. However, by using facebook you are more likely to jeopardize your personal data rather than the integrity of your operating system ;)


Posted April 20th, 2012 - 12:46 am by from Santa Lucia de Tirajana, Spain (Permalink)
Some videos that might interest users and programmers of CS an FB.

About Noscript:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzBqnLgOzwM

About FB:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e968Hy82Ro

I strongly believe all things on the Internet should be working good without scripts and if they do not they should be replaced by things that do if possible.

Posted May 10th, 2012 - 9:17 pm by from Bochum, Germany (Permalink)
I'm running ArchLinux and I love it.

Posted May 14th, 2012 - 8:03 am by from Sao Paulo, Brazil (Permalink)
Ubuntu 12.04

Maemo 5

Posted April 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm by from Biella, Italy (Permalink)
Ubuntu 10.10 but I'm gonna change with Xubuntu 12.04 or Linux Bridge.

Posted April 19th, 2012 - 3:22 am by from Esbjerg, Denmark (Permalink)
The newest Ubuntu at one pc and looking for a less ressourceneeding Distro for my old IBM T42 (..?..)

Posted January 13th, 2013 - 3:34 pm from Florence, United States
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Posted January 14th, 2013 - 5:43 am by from Oriental, United States (Permalink)
Linux Mint 13, 64, Cinnamon

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 2:30 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
I've been using Mint 14 Nadia (KDE) for last 2 weeks. Before Mint, I used Fedora, OpenSuse and Ubuntu (between 08.04 and 12.04) for desktop.

At the server side, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS and AMI are my choices.

Posted January 18th, 2013 - 4:54 am by from Rapid City, United States (Permalink)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my old dev machine.
Xubuntu 12.04 LTS on my newer dev machine.

This was to have a steady schedule of security updates and so I didn't have to worry about much for a few years as I was developing code that mattered.

Posted January 18th, 2013 - 7:54 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
In VM Ware fusion on OSX 10.7:
Ubuntu Server 10.04
Ubuntu Server 12.04
Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 (mostly just for GIMP)

On Acer netbook:
Xubuntu 12.04

On Amazon EC2:
Ubuntu 10.04

First Linux distro I used was Mandrake back in 2004. Also played with Redhat and Debian but did not use much. Started using Ubuntu Server for web development four years ago and not looking back :)