Linux Use

@h8739182 (448)
India
September 17, 2008 3:16am CST
What are you using Linux for? Are you using Linux machine simply as a desktop or is it serving any other purpose than this?
5 responses
• United States
12 Oct 08
I use Linux for essentially everything I do on my computer -- homework, chatting, music, etc. The only time I ever use Windows is when I want to play a game that I cannot play in Linux. However, I'm more of a console gamer than a PC gamer so there are only a couple of games I like to play on my computer anyway. There are even a lot of fun games for Linux too. I have found that as long as you are not a big PC gamer, you should be able to do everything you do in Windows on a Linux machine.
@h8739182 (448)
• India
12 Oct 08
I am glad to see you are a hard core Linux user who believes in Open source from bottom of your heart. Which is your choice of distribution for desktop use and for server use?
• United States
12 Oct 08
If you had asked me this question a month ago I would have said Arch Linux. I used Arch Linux for over a year, as it is a really great distribution and suited my needs. However, after purchasing a new laptop recently, I decided to try Xubuntu (essentially just Ubuntu with the Xfce desktop environment instead of GNOME) because I didn't want to work as hard as I had to with Arch Linux to get my hardware working -- namely my wireless card and webcam. I had previously thought of Ubuntu as more of a "newbie" distribution. I had thought it was going to be too catered to newbies to suit me. However, after using it for a few weeks, I have been quite happy. Everything works without much (if any) work on my part. Though I am glad I got a lot of experience configuring my hardware on my own through a terminal, I'm glad that I don't HAVE to if I don't want to when using a Linux machine. It also seems to run about as fast as Arch Linux. I only have a bit of experience with servers, but I have friends who have used both Arch Linux and Ubuntu to run servers and they seem to like either just fine.
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
15 Oct 08
I loved Arch, specially because of its FreeBSD type run scripts. I do not have a broadband @ home so i was unable update my system too often. But i enjoyed every bit of it, Its sleek, Its Fast and its stable.
• India
21 Sep 08
I have a Fedora 9 installed on my machine.I use it for video and audio file playing,ebook reading and for practicing my skills on the command line.
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
22 Sep 08
Sounds Cool. Have you tried PcLinuxOS? It does everything the normal desktop user needs without much of a hassle.
• India
15 Oct 08
I had a PCLinuxOS DVD brought from a library once.But the image file was corrupted so I was enable to burn it.
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
16 Oct 08
Rather download a cd Image which is just 700 Mb and then take it for a spin. there is always chance for data inconsistency when one is downloading a huge file such as a DVD image.
• India
14 Oct 08
I am a embedded system side programmer so I will use Linux for this purpose because the Linux consists of each and every code and which we call as open source so the Linux is useful for this purpose to me.
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
15 Oct 08
Yeah , It is a very good platform fo device driver devlopement, I am not much into coding but i see so many different divices running more on Linux now a days.
@nocovi (517)
• China
13 Oct 08
I try to use it to take the place of windows,and for everyday use.
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
15 Oct 08
Sounds good , so you use it for solely for multimedia and gaming ?
• India
25 Sep 08
I am using linux as my development platform becoze all the packages and utilities are available at free of cost
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
25 Sep 08
Absolutely True , Thanks for your reply.