View Full Version : Who runs Linux?

10-08-2003, 02:58 AM
As a result of a breif disussion (here (http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13959)) I've desided to start a poll to see how many people here at TT actaully use Linux. Please state which distro you use as well (if any at all).

Currently use Mandrake 9.1 with winXP Pro on the side, have plans for Mdk 9.2 and/or Slackware 9.1 soon


10-08-2003, 03:08 AM
I triple boot win 98, winXP and Edulinux (http://www.edulinux.org/spip_en/)
I have Knoppix, suse, Mandrake and i plan on getting slackware to build a http server.. but ive instaled linux 3 days ago, i have to get used to it before getting something less user friendly!

Go Open source!! :bounce: :thumb: :bounce:

10-08-2003, 03:15 AM
aaah...i cdn't post the second vote :(

anyways, i dual boot with WinXP and Slackware 9.1 (installed yesterday) but have been using Linux for almost six months now.
Nice experience its been :D

10-08-2003, 04:20 AM
well I have one system out of 5 on linux, it is my 1st install of Linux and I plan to use it primarilly once i learn the set up a bit better.

I have Mandrake 9.1 right now, one on Win98SE and 3 on WinXP pro

10-08-2003, 01:09 PM
dual boot.

Windows XP Pro (default and what family uses)
Mandrake 9.1 ("my" OS that i'm currently learning/using)

i plan on trying to switch my parents and brother over to Mandrake 9.1. all i have to do yet for my parents is to get the printer working (btw, if anyone can possibly help me, drop me a PM)

10-08-2003, 04:10 PM
dualboot, but not primary :)

10-08-2003, 05:46 PM
dualboot, but not primary :)

but which distro???
guys we would love to know which distro you all are using. i can see like 8 votes but just 3 distros posted.
come out...tell us wat u all are using :)

10-08-2003, 07:27 PM
ahh oops, i'm guilty of not reading the first post fully :o

On my main computer:
Windows XP - default
Slackware 9.0

On my test computer:
Windows 2000 - default
Slackware 9.0

10-08-2003, 11:06 PM
can't vote cause I use removable HD trays to run different O/S's on my computers thus i don't dual boot..

10-09-2003, 07:02 AM
DigitalDD, I've edited the poll so you, and others in similar situations can vote :)

10-09-2003, 08:24 AM
Dual boot, windows for compatibility with people who persist in making their websites/documents "microsoft specific".

I primarily use:

Desktop: Debian unstable
Applications Server: Debian stable/testing
Web/Mail Server/Router: Adamantix

10-09-2003, 08:37 AM
my main rig is dual boot with win 2000pro / with redhat8

my other 2 computer/ serverz, runs on redhat9

i luv redhat :)

10-09-2003, 01:10 PM
smokin...i love your avatar....

10-09-2003, 01:31 PM
This is my first post from a RedHat 9 machine, and I must say I'm impressed. Never used Linux before, and decided to test it out (on a machine at work for starters.. ;) )

Haven't really tried to do too much with it at the moment, but for what it came with on the default install I'm very very happy. I could quite easily just ghost this now and make all the students use it. :)

Still got a couple little things to figure out, but with a bit of time and research should be good. Now that I know it's worthwhile, I'm gonna install it on my spare PC at home for a basic file / web server... and probably some game servers as well

10-09-2003, 09:44 PM
Andy: Thanks..

I've posted my setup before in another poll so anyone interested can look here:

10-10-2003, 09:45 AM
linux i think to me is the best "office" use OS. cause of it's stablitity and IS FREE :).

Open office and mozilla firebird is great. also, there is alot of desktop features which i really like in redhat.

10-11-2003, 07:43 AM
I'm dual-booting with Gentoo 1.4 as my primary OS. Sadly gotta keep Windows around for gamin :rolleyes: I first tried Linux about 3 months ago with Mandrake 9.1 and RH9, but I wanted to learn more and be able to customize my system more so I switched to Gentoo and Im lovin it, their portage system is awesome for keeping ur sys up to date and avoiding dependency issues :thumb:

10-24-2003, 08:02 PM
interesting results, but I've got to admit that I would have thought there would be more people running Linux as their main OS, in some configuration. In fact, I would have thought more people in general would be using linux.

10-24-2003, 10:34 PM
I'm running redhat 9 on two systems... not dual booting tho.

using them to gain some experience with linux administration.

10-28-2003, 12:17 PM
I run a RedHat 9 server and a JAMD (basically RedHat 9) box as a workstation. But, I gotta keep Windows XP pro on my game box.

10-28-2003, 04:44 PM
i just noticed it but someone voted for "Linux? Why would I want to install that...".
wow!!! now wdn't there be an interesting and long answer to that question :laugh:

10-30-2003, 08:50 PM
My router/firewall runs slackware 8.0 (updated), my server runs slackware 9.1, my laptop runs slackware 9.1 and XP pro (only because of the software that came with my Nikon D100), my main workstation runs slackware 9.1 and XP pro for the same reason as the laptop and the toy runs XP pro (the toy is in my lounge room and is attached to a 46" plasma display :-).

10-31-2003, 01:37 AM
I may have to change my vote soon. I'm going to be getting a removable hdd bay to accomodate a removeable 40 GB hdd required by my courses that will be running an assortment of OS's thoughout the next 2 yrs (don't have to pay for it ;) ) So I'll have linux and winxp running independently of each other on seperate HDDs, as well as the misc. 40 GB. :clap:

11-18-2003, 11:43 AM
Only Linux....MDK 9.1

Proof Linux is growing ....(actual picture of large inflatable penguin...real size...taken at Aukland zoo)

11-19-2003, 03:19 AM
well after running linux for a while, i have realized that it is SLOWER:wow: than Windows for running seti, so, I will be reinstalling windows on the machine, and inst alling linux on the slowest of slow around here, just something I can use to continue my learning!

11-19-2003, 12:46 PM
did you compile a new kernel that is suited for the system that was running linux?

11-19-2003, 12:57 PM
:cackle: me compile a new kernel? you are joking right? this is the 1st I have ever really been messing with any software other than M$, I have no idea how one would even start.

11-20-2003, 06:26 AM
http://google.com/linux :thumb:

11-21-2003, 04:45 PM
well after running linux for a while, i have realized that it is SLOWER:wow: than Windows for running seti, so, I will be reinstalling windows on the machine, and inst alling linux on the slowest of slow around here, just something I can use to continue my learning! actually distros like MDK and RedHat are comparatively slower to stuff like Slack and Gentoo. keep working on MDK and once you get hang of the stuff try moving to one of the faster distros. they are really fast and fun to work with ;)

02-14-2004, 01:11 PM
seperate drives in the 500, bios switch between two drives.[dual boot kept crashing ] ...RH9( with firefox browser),98 for gaming, all other 98 and 98se, across the ms network..

02-14-2004, 04:44 PM
Until a few months ago....
98SE\XP Pro\RH9

Had to reformat because of stupid XP and now I don't have space to reinstall. Instead I have been messing with a few Knoppix variations. Beats 98SE by about half an hour in Seti and beats XP Pro by about an hour. I imagine RH9 is slow, it seems that it's mainly intended to provide a friendly UI for new Linux users. I kind of miss it though, can't do much of anything without using the terminal in the Knoppix I'm using. :(

02-21-2004, 12:24 PM
I've been dual booting MDK 9.2 and WinXP pro for about a month. If it weren't for games, I probably wouldnt even log into xp.

03-24-2004, 01:02 PM
I am currently Running Win98 se and Linux Suse 8.0 and as a first time linux user I will say that I'm overwhelmed and very impresed. Can't wait to get a better connection and start Dling the free distros. :thumb

I know alot of peeps that use Xp and say that its the best Gui ever, but Kde and Gnome puts Xp backrounds and themes to eternal Shame :devilwin

03-29-2004, 03:26 AM
Suse 9.0 and Wine Rack included.
Suse 9.1 will take over as soon as I get my hands on it. Prolly will use it as my only primary os then.

04-18-2004, 12:21 AM
I'm runnin' mdk 9.2 and win xp pro on two separate hd... it caused some difficulties in the biginning cause i'm usin a normal ide hd of 40GB for linux and a s-ata 80GB hd for windows..wouldn't boot and all that crap...:(

Linux is great, more efficient and kde is a wonderfull graphical environment couse it's natural gift of being easely customizable....
linux revolutionises the whole concept of software.....it's free!!!! as all the soft around it!

04-18-2004, 08:26 AM
I am running MDK 9.2 with XP as my main OS

I like my MDK because I am using Fluxbox as the window manager. Very minimalistic, no icons, no start menu, no nothing, only way to get to a program is to right click on the desktop to access a menu. Takes some getting used to.

Although I have been thinking of going to Gentoo...any recommendations on the level I should install?

04-18-2004, 10:56 AM
Andy: Thanks..

I've posted my setup before in another poll so anyone interested can look here:

DD the link doesnt work mate

05-06-2004, 09:12 AM
Well on my AMD computer I have Windows 98SE (the best Windows ever in my opinion, but XP is pretty nice) on my Pentium 4 computer I have Windows XP Home and I love that, and at school (me and school computer guy are close, always working on computers) I have a Pentium III running Linspire. Well I have to admit that Linux is great, but Linspire I do not like at all. Actually we (me and computer guy) were thinking about installing Linux on all the computers at school (!!). Go Linux!

07-17-2004, 01:27 PM
Winxp pro on one machine (my main gaming one that i am using now) and Mandrake 9.2 on my old file server machine thing.

07-17-2004, 07:52 PM
I used to run mandrake but now im just running xp home

07-23-2004, 01:02 AM
I was dual booting WINXP and Redhat 9.0, but I also use VMWARE to boot into Knoppix when I need to run linux without exiting windows.

08-01-2004, 02:53 PM
Slackware on my desktop. Mandrake on my notebook.

No windows, not here.

07-22-2005, 11:31 PM
I voted linux in another combination, in that i use it when in school and for private home use, but it's a primary OS on a seperate machine, but not my primary machine during most times, but sometimes it is... so yeah, that's my answer

07-26-2005, 03:15 PM
dual boot. linux is not primary.

10-29-2005, 12:01 AM
I also Dual Boot:
Windows XP Pro - default
Fedora Core 4

I am just now learning the basics of linux, and if anyone could recommend any other good distributions, I would appreciate that.


10-29-2005, 12:49 AM
A lot of folks like the Fedora build. I've been playing with Mandrake just to get my feet wet in the Linux world.

03-25-2006, 12:09 AM
Dual booting first computer:

Windows XP 10,000 rpm 74Gig
Ubuntu Gnome 10,000 rpm 74Gig

Single boot second computer:

Ubuntu KDE 7200 rpm 160Gig

Single boot 3rd computer:

Windows Media Center:

Two 5200 rpm 40Gig
Two 5200 rpm 30Gig In Raid 0

Currently Running World of Warcraft on Ubuntu.

10-03-2009, 08:43 AM
Ubuntu 9.10 is my main OS while I only keep Windows XP for games. Even my parents like Linux because it has everything they need. Also because I installed a login theme that is way better than the default theme(link (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Avio-GDM?content=37395)).

I just can't get the same eyecandy appeal with windows and I'm not exactly drooling over Windows 7's eyecandy. It just does not have that "tick" to it.

jack nimble
10-07-2009, 01:41 AM
Dual boot with Windows XP and Mandriva

01-31-2011, 03:23 AM
Multi Boot with Xp Win 7 #!Crunchbang Linux and custom Debian Sid .

electric bill
12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
I use Windows 7 on all 5 of my rigs and dual boot Ubuntu on 2 of them.

One of my (Windows/Linux) dual boot machines (HTPC) uses a 500GB partitioned drive and the other (gaming rig) has a separate drive for each OS (W7, XP, Ubuntu).

My office computer also has 3 MS OSs - Windows 7 Enterprise (32 bit), W7 Enterprise (64 bit) and XP (32 bit) each on their own drive.

If all my apps would run on Linux I'd drop Windows in a heartbeat.


12-18-2011, 02:14 AM
Primary is Ubuntu with a bit of Open Solaris (whatever it is called now) and BSD and yes I know the last two are NOT Linux...the point is I am 0% Microsloth

02-26-2012, 03:49 AM
use linux on my server
and on my old laptop and a thin client

10-11-2012, 01:45 AM
I Do! I Do!

Gentoo is flav of choice.. and no, no funroll-loops here... :P

12-19-2012, 02:31 AM
separate drives in the 500, bios switch between two drives.[dual boot kept crashing ] ...RH9( with Firefox browser),98 for gaming, all other 98 and 98se, across the ms network..

stopped using RH 9.0 since the RH were not free anymore
then in 2003 bought a 64bit Athlon and tried PC Linux 64 bit. fast but no use for it
tried several small Linux in older PC's [ I am a user, not a software person or tweak er ]
since 2008 have tried every version of Ubuntu ,[but got none to work] and would try a few other brands , but none were easy to use [was still using 98SE, even on the 64 bit sys]

now 2012 I tried [again] Ubuntu. yea success .. 12.04.1 LTS [edit-accidentally had 12.1 listed ] Ubuntu working, and am using it. 64 bit on the dual Pentium on a 945 Intel bd and 32 bit version on a Celeron 945 chip-set bd. I am finding it easy enough to figure out and get around on.[finally-user friendly] I am going to try it soon on 1 of the three AM-37 ECS Athlon [32bit] mother bd's I have. [1-98SE/FE, 1-xp,1-being repaired][old gaming systems . Broad war][and simplified systems upkeep- only three chip-sets to keep track of [the other is 910/915 chip-sets with 800 PIII ,s in storage ]
with the new BIOS's having switchable hard drive selectable boots , I do not dual boot off of the same drive . to many problems...[XP upgrades] I went the the Long Term System because I do not want to have to keep relearning OS 's..

ps also now using Opra browser on win systems
pss all AMD k500 systems died, so did my beloved 64 bit Athlon ..now all systems are trash found and repaired....

12-19-2012, 11:35 PM
I use Ubuntu 12.10 now but I'll try an upgrade about once a year. Love it !

01-30-2013, 12:47 AM
Ubuntu 12.04, KDE Plasma Desktop.

08-22-2013, 06:22 AM
Screw Ubuntu, I ditched that monstrosity, and now use Arch-based Manjaro. More people need to know about it, its in beta right now, but I think it could end up replacing Ubuntu, and it should.

08-29-2013, 01:20 PM
I run nas4free as my server

and do web development on Suse

Last project was in PHP to read energy meters via modbus and graph them

works fairly well - currently reading energy meters down in melbourne from bendigo

09-26-2013, 07:16 AM
Laptop Clevo P150em (i7 2630qm + 8 gb) 750 GB [100 gb to archbang (had to get bumble bee to swith between 675m and intel 3000 HD) rest Windows 7 (Vmware Mac OSX, scientific linux and Xp)]
Desktop (i5 4670k + 16 gb) only Win 7 right now (maybe CrunchBang or some arch base linux) waiting for rma on ram :(

In the past I had (2001) Damsmall linux (Had 56k at time )-> (07 )fedora (ok) -> (08)Ubuntu (was the best until 11.04) - > (11) mint (did not like it) -> (11) Then found arch

Also try many different Ubuntu (xbuntu ..etc)

Think about going to try Crunchbang. I mostly use Windows for gaming and Vmware. Linux for everything else (Coding, Matlab ...etc)