View Full Version : How many people out there using Linux?
04-06-2001, 12:32 AM
Just wonderin how many people use the alternative OS as a workstation. Don't know if this belongs here, but I know i'll have many questions when I start experimenting.
04-06-2001, 12:38 AM
used as a server though, i dont have too much physical contact with the computer
04-06-2001, 01:14 AM
Yeah, I've used it as a router (running IP masquerade) but I was wondering how it is as a desktop with a graphical interface and high end peripherals.
04-06-2001, 10:42 AM
Tinkered with it occasionally, I just set up a Red Hat box running Apache for my company intranet. At my old company, I had a linux system I would use for security stuff--better tools than what was out for the Windows world at the time. I'll be setting up a linux router at home as soon as I figure out how to do it ;)
04-06-2001, 03:45 PM
I plan on setting up a slackware linux server soon. And depending on how I like it, I might set up my main PC as a dual boot.
04-06-2001, 04:54 PM
I just set up a PC as a duel boot, using Suse 7.1. Haven't played around with it too much, but I like it. Comes with a ton of software, including both GNOME and KDE.
04-09-2001, 05:17 PM
04-12-2001, 09:48 PM
I have used linux as a workstation many times, and, overall I would say that windows is far superior on the desktop...all of those linux applications imitate windows applications for a reason. As a server, its fine, but keep it away from my desktop. Oh, and i guess some people may have a deep-seeded grudge against Microsoft. For those of you who fit into that category, I suggest that you come up with an original hobby.
04-13-2001, 08:18 AM
I use Linux as a desktop OS (Mandrake 7.2, and now Suse 7.1) at home, and I'm very pleased with it.
It gives me a flexibility and stability that Windows, even Win2K, just can't quite match. Win2K is a huge step forward, and a very good desktop OS... but I'll still take Linux, just for the range of things I can do with it.
04-14-2001, 03:09 PM
Trying out Mandrake 8.0 Beta 3 right now... very nice :D
04-14-2001, 03:41 PM
how is it better than 7 coleslaw???
when it comes to linux, i dont upgrade until they've started on the next version.
04-15-2001, 11:13 PM
kernel 2.4.2, KDE 2.1.1, and increased USB support... I'm not running it as a server or anything, so I can toy around with new releases whenever i want
04-16-2001, 02:00 PM
how stable is it??
And the most important question, does it come with APM support?? This one has been driving me nuts for months now. before using Mandrake I had Redhat 6.x and it came with APM support, after about 15 min my hard drive would automatically shut off. With mandrake the hard drive stays on, I reciently found out how to manually turn it off but thats a pain in the ass.
04-16-2001, 07:23 PM
How stable is it? Well, put it this way: It's many people's OS of choice for Servers. Stability is better than whatever MS puts out. So why do I use Win 98??? One word: Games. Linux still has catching up to do in that area. Once it fully supports OpenGL AND DirectX, and is as fast in games as Windows, it'll be my OS of choice.
04-16-2001, 08:00 PM
I believe hapoo was inquiring about the stability of Mandrake 8.0 Beta 3 which I mentioned prior to his post.
Linux will never support DirectX.
04-25-2001, 12:36 AM
Is nice, no DVD support tho. ANd I hate Netscrape.
04-25-2001, 12:32 PM
Well, Konquerer is actually quite nice. And there is always Opera.
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