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29 Mar 2013, 8:48 pm

Not sure if there's already one of these.

I use Ubuntu 12.10, although I'm about to install another version of Linux. One that I've been developing. :)



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29 Mar 2013, 9:00 pm

Win7, Linux Mint 14, Ubuntu 12.04, Lubuntu 12.04, Debian 6.0 (server).



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29 Mar 2013, 9:02 pm

I use the Ubuntu 12.10 as well, though sometimes I have to switch over to Windows to run games and things like that (lots of them don't work on wine, and even the ones that do tend to be buggy, so it's easier to run them on Windows when you have a dual-boot). And good for you for developing your own distro. That stuff is way over my head :oops: .


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29 Mar 2013, 9:16 pm

I switched my HP-mini Netbook to Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I think it's now faster and more stable. Haven't had a virus since I installed it either.

I also overhauled an old HP Pavilion Desktop by installing Ubuntu 12.04 Server command line to experiment on. It should now be providing a Samba File Server on my LAN.



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29 Mar 2013, 9:31 pm

For my workstation: SuSE Linux
For the servers: OpenBSD



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29 Mar 2013, 9:38 pm

Ubuntu isn't regarded very highly by a number of Free and Open Source Software people:

From http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130324114340352:

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Although Ubuntu is a GNU/Linux distro, it contains proprietary programs. It has forgotten the goal of a free system.

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Ubuntu does something worse. It spies on its users. Malevolent functionality which is frequently part of proprietary software is rare in free software, but our defense is not perfect. One of the few examples of spyware in free software is Ubuntu.



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29 Mar 2013, 9:58 pm

Depends on what you want I guess. I chose it because it seems to be accepted in the IT industry and I want to learn more about it along with my college courses.



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29 Mar 2013, 9:59 pm

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30 Mar 2013, 12:56 am

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30 Mar 2013, 2:41 am

Right now my laptop has:

Lubuntu 12.10
Bodhi 2.2.0
Crunchbang 11
FreeBSD 9.1
Windows 7

I've also got OpenBSD 5.2, DragonflyBSD 3.2.2, and MINIX 3.2.1 on VM's.

In addition I've space partitioned out to make a Linux From Scratch system, which I haven't done in a while and strongly prefer as my main OS.



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30 Mar 2013, 5:08 am

Gentoo Linux
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30 Mar 2013, 9:56 am

SolusOS 1.3 (Debian Squeeze with 3.3.6 kernel, and updated software packages)
Crunchbang 11 ( Spin on Debian Wheezy with OpenboxWM and Thunar File Management)

I also had the LXDE version of GhostBSD running in a VM as well.


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30 Mar 2013, 10:04 am

eric76 wrote:
Ubuntu isn't regarded very highly by a number of Free and Open Source Software people:

From http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20130324114340352:
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Although Ubuntu is a GNU/Linux distro, it contains proprietary programs. It has forgotten the goal of a free system.

...

Ubuntu does something worse. It spies on its users. Malevolent functionality which is frequently part of proprietary software is rare in free software, but our defense is not perfect. One of the few examples of spyware in free software is Ubuntu.


This is true, but then again, surfing the internet w/o Adobe Flash can be annoying. Then again, that Amazon Search in current versions of Ubuntu is rather annoying. I think Ubuntu 'Jumped The Shark' as a linux distro back around their 10 series of releases before the ugly Unity Desktop became standard.

At the same time, LinuxMint is even worse due to the fact that everything you search on the internet gets redirected through the MintSearch. -- I'm somewhat surprised at the lasting popularity of this Distro when there's much better to be had.


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30 Mar 2013, 10:10 am

Well, at the library they use Windows XP pro 32bit 8O 8O though, on my mother's laptop Windows 7 home premium 64bit version is used and eventually, when I actually get around to assembling my own gaming rig it will have Windows 7 pro 64bit..



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30 Mar 2013, 12:46 pm

Win 8 and I love it