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Who here runs linux? Answered

Anyone here run linux? If so what kernel? Do you use it a lot? Got any cool apps? I run Ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn.

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yourcat

10 years ago

I use PCLinuxOS 2007. I don't know what kernel. I use it for everything except gaming (win XP dual-boot). I love it and would have entirely trashed M$ long ago if it weren't for the games (and with Cedega, I may trash M$ yet).

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chooseausername

11 years ago

Here is an Ubuntu 7.04 user too. I use it mainly for programming. I'm forced to keep winXP and win2k for games (HL2), for DVDs movies, and to activates my WIFI USB dongle (Ndiswrapper fails to activates it on linux startup. I'm forced to boot to WinXP, and then to reboot to Ubuntu ...)

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chooseausernameikem

Reply 10 years ago

Things have changed since 2007-08-27.
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ndiswapper now works with my wifi USB dongle
- I don't play HL2 (till Episode 2 is available alone in my commercial centre and at a nice price)

However, DVDs still crash sometimes ...

I've got rid of Win2K, but I still keep WinXP just in case.

> Who force you?

Her ?

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ikemchooseausername

Reply 10 years ago

@'However, DVDs still crash sometimes ...' What Linux do you use? @'I've got rid of Win2K, but I still keep WinXP just in case.' I have dualboot too. Also Windows XP and Linux. @'Her' *lol*

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chooseausernameikem

Reply 10 years ago

> What Linux do you use?

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) with Kernel 2.6.22-14-generic.
GNOME 2.20.1
I play DVD movies with Gxine 0.5.11, and sometimes, in the middle of a movie, it stops playing and display an error message.
This generally happens with copy protected DVDs.

=o/

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ikemchooseausername

Reply 10 years ago

Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04? For DVD look for libdvdcss, libdvdread and install both.

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chooseausernameikem

Reply 10 years ago

> Upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04?

I'm generally not very lucky with upgrades .... (don't know why), I generally end-up being forced to reinstall from scratch.

As long as 7.10 works correctly and is stable enough, I will not take any risk ;oP

> For DVD look for libdvdcss, libdvdread and install both.

I have both installed. libdvdcss2, and libdvdread3.
Maybe it comes from my computer (too slow) or my DVD rom (too old) ? =o/
I mainly use it for work (and web) anyway so it does not really matter ...

=o)

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Goodhartikem

Reply 10 years ago

I sent for their DVD just because I haven't the time to spend on downloading and fooling about with it to create a DVD myself :-) ( the newest version of Ubuntu I mean ). But it takes 4-8 weeks to get it here :-(

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I had thought this was asked for also......maybe I am in the wrong forum?

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ikem

10 years ago

@'Anyone here run linux?' Yes, me. Slackware 12.1. @'If so what kernel?' Linux 2.6.24.5. @'Do you use it a lot?' For now, more than windows. @'Got any cool apps?' Define what is a cool app!

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Limadito

11 years ago

I run Debian Testing, kernel 2.6.21. I use it all the time.

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Goodhart

11 years ago

I have Ubuntu 6.06 on a bootable CD but haven't had the time to work with it yet. I am looking to get a "faster then dialup" connection soon, so I can download Wubi and a few other things on my wish list without having the machine "downloading all night only to fail sometime during that 16 hour period".

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zachninmeGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Just use wget! You can resume at any time if interrupted! Just-- oh right, you can't D:

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Goodhartzachninme

Reply 11 years ago

FreshDownload is resumable, and so is DOWNLOADTHEMALL, but....because of the length of time, sometimes it is hours between the "crash" and the restart, it won't do it for me.....besides, night time is when I run my virus scans, etc. I can't keep putting them off (and I think I am making Earthlink a little peeved at my long term late night downloads) ;-) A download from MS seems "restartable" even the next day, so maybe it is me ? :-)

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zachninmeGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Wait, Wubi itself is just like 9MB. It downloads a torrent -- torrents are restartable, since they download in parts!

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Goodhartzachninme

Reply 11 years ago

Well, the "package" I was attempting to download, included Wubi, yeah, I could download Wubi, by itself, while in here rather then overnight. I tried to take advantage of the offer from work (T1 line, on fiber optics) to download and save to my own CD, but the last two tries gave me poor results. I got them downloaded, and then tried to move them to the CD and it failed both times. Wasted about 45 minutes of my time and ruined two good cd's too. *sigh*

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josh92176

11 years ago

1)PCLinux Os 2007 Final on my external HD 2)If I'm perfectly honest I dont know and dont care! 3)I'm writing this on it 4)Nothing brilliant (except very cool 3d effects!) just teh ordinary ya know: wine open office a few games from the repos, havent been bothered to look really

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funlw65

11 years ago

Triple boot: Windows XP (because the programmer for PICAXE chips does not run on WINE), Ubuntu 6.06 with emc2 and Ubuntu 7.04 with PCB, gEDA tools, Eagle, KiCAD (maybe better than Eagle with no restrictions) , Ace converter under WINE, gimp, inkscape, Quanta+, MPlayer, OpenOFfice.org, QCAD, sagcad, Nexuiz (first person shooter game), and a few windows games (RTS - Real Time Strategy) with 2D graphical engine wich works on WINE (starcraft, red alert 2, etc.). Also setup for a router driving a small home network with FireHOL firewall . I used RedHat from 4.2 version to 9.0 (mainly for programming), fedora 1, 3, 6. Mandrake 8.0. - 8.2 and Madriva One. For FoxPro for MSDOS programmers, I used RedHat 5.1 with FlagShip, a Clipper v.5 clone (better) on linux console (the best solution on linux for xBase programmers: FoxPro, dBaseIV, Clipper). Nice old days!

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psycho999

11 years ago

I run Ubuntu 7.04 as dual boot along with windows me and windows xp. got ubuntu installed with wubi on a 2nd drive

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Yerboogieman

11 years ago

in a seperate window on my windows computer, kubuntu

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technick29

11 years ago

Fedora 7 & Ubuntu dual boot.

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schorhr

11 years ago

I would really like to switch, but I am uncertain which distribution to use; Plus I would need to use Macromedia Flash MX 2004 or later (no, not the flash plugin, the authoring programm ;-) ). Any experience with WINE and Flash? I "only" have a 1.8ghz amd duron applebread core with 512 MB Ram.

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zachninmeschorhr

Reply 11 years ago

I run Macromedia Flash 8 Pro in WINE just fine, it works exactly the same, at least from what I've seen.

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sardines454schorhr

Reply 11 years ago

i am not sure if you run flash ob linux but if you use ubuntu you can dual boot and have windows and linux on your computer

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schorhrsardines454

Reply 11 years ago

This will work with any operating system, but I hate switching back and forth ;-) The rason why I use windows all of the time, is because flash runs in the background all of the time. I do lots of sketching and graphics with it too, since I am active in some computer forums giving guidance and advice- and that sometimes involves sketches ;-) I do use GIMP and Inkscape too, but they only go so far for me...

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ll.13

11 years ago

Pardus 2007.2, that's only for the main home computer, for me (when I get a computer) triple boot Granular(or other) Linux with windows XP and Vista (keeping vista for a genuine O/S) (;

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threecheersfornick

11 years ago

For me it's Gentoo whateverisnewest.x, but only because that's what my dad insists on using -- if it was up to me it would be a heavily tweaked kubuntu 7.04.x, and (once I find one) some live-CD with an alpha or beta of KDE 4.

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El Flavio

11 years ago

I am also using Ubuntu feisty fawn. I show it off to all of my friends when Beryl (3d desktop) is running. They are all amazed by it.

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hack124x768

11 years ago

Feisty on my PC and laptop. Need to go back to slackware sometime.

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westfw

11 years ago

I've got some heavily customized redhat at work on a bunch of system, and debian on a couple home systems that don't get used very often.

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wikityler

11 years ago

Aye Do! Feisty-a-ho! I use feisty full time on my workstation and have two edgy servers in thy carhole. Cool apps be TB2 with enigmail and gnupg, because now-a-days everybody should be signing and encrypting yer emails. Especially those going in and out of the US. PS: Ya, I know, It's not Sept. 19

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iman

11 years ago

Im running ubuntu 6.06 on a mac G3