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What distros do we have here?


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Poll: What's your Distro? (45 member(s) have cast votes)

What Linux/Unix Distributions Are You Running?

  1. (X)(K)Ubuntu (26 votes [41.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.94%

  2. Red Hat/Fedora (5 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

  3. Debian (5 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

  4. Slackware (2 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  5. SuSE/OpenSuSE/CentOS (5 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

  6. Mandriva (5 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

  7. Mint (3 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  8. Gentoo (3 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  9. Net/Open/Free BSD (2 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  10. Other (6 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

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#1 debtboy

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:57 AM

Hi I'm new here...

I see quite a few Ubuntu posts, is that what everyone is using?

What distro are you using?

What kind of setup do you have?

Lets see what kind of a mix is out there...

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#2 Graham Williams

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 12:47 PM

I have 3 old machines given a new lease of life with UBUNTU 8.10

1 very modern thing I made up; an industrial panel PC with a Touch screen and a multi streaming audio path. Built the thing up from components. Used 8.10 again for that.

Not too happy with 9.04. I'll try it again in a few months after the boys have had a chance at it.

I'm very impressed with 8.10.

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#3 debtboy

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:48 PM

1 very modern thing I made up; an industrial panel PC with a Touch screen and a multi streaming audio path. Built the thing up from components. Used 8.10 again for that.

Wow, that's awesome Graham!! :flowers:
So you like Ubuntu,

I personally use openSUSE as a desktop :thumbsup: as well as a
File Server (Samba),
Web/FTP Server (Apache),
Print Server (Cups) and
Database Server (MySql).

Who/What else do we have out there??
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:24 PM

I use linux mint6 on my desktop IBM 2.8ghz pentium4 with 2gb ram. On my laptop1300mhz 256ram I use Vector standard 6.0. I enjoy both and I have tried just about all of the user friendly distros out there.

Mint is a better fit for me than ubuntu even though its based on Ubuntu. Vector is a light and fast distro best suited for my aging laptop. I use it all the time and get just as much done as my Mint desktop.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:35 PM

To be honest I don't have a lot of experiance with other distros. Vector looks interesting I may give that a try - Thanks for the tip.

The Panel PC thing amazes me; I had no idea it would work as well as it does - it needeed a bit of tweeking to get it like that. Using 3* Alsaplayer hooked into Jack, I can get 3 concurrent independant stereo audio output streams! It'll play: wav, Flac and mp3 files all mixed up and/or together, any way you like - uses about 90% of the resources doing it but still it's very stable. Alsaplayer is a great bit of software - again takes some setting-up but rock steady once done.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:17 PM

VERY COOL Indy, Mint and Vector each for a specific reason.

Graham, it must sound great!!

So far we have the following...
w/ different hardware examples

Ubuntu
Mint
Vector
openSUSE


any others?????

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:12 AM

I have Fedora x64 installed on Desktop and SUSe 11.1 installed on laptop.

In general -- I like Fedora for system management better. If you like to setup multiple file systems /var /tmp /home /boot / .... and you like to crypt some and not others and you like configuring RAID vols and you have lots of disks and disk space and you like to really over complex your system -- Fedora is great.

I installed SUSe on the laptop -- because i had problems getting Fedora i386 video working. finally gave up. SUSe installed no problem and the Video is fantastic. I have dual booted system with XP Pro and SUSe desktop is so much better (nolie.) If however if you want to crypt your system SUSe (in my opinion) is not as flexible. Works fine -- just not as flexible as Fedora.

Linux -- alternative, better.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 11:34 AM

Hi cartpete,
Welcome to the forum, I'm new also.

Thanks for the Fedora tip...

I've never bothered with encryption before,
that's probably because I have nothing worth encrypting. :trumpet:
(Not that I'm boring or anything...) :flowers:

I had to look it up :thumbsup:
LUKS dm-crypt it's all new to me.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 06:52 AM

To be honest I don't have a lot of experiance with other distros. Vector looks interesting I may give that a try - Thanks for the tip.

The Panel PC thing amazes me; I had no idea it would work as well as it does - it needeed a bit of tweeking to get it like that. Using 3* Alsaplayer hooked into Jack, I can get 3 concurrent independant stereo audio output streams! It'll play: wav, Flac and mp3 files all mixed up and/or together, any way you like - uses about 90% of the resources doing it but still it's very stable. Alsaplayer is a great bit of software - again takes some setting-up but rock steady once done.

Graham.

Graham, Teach me to Rock! I just built this HTPC using a very quiet Antec 300 case, I'm running line-in to my amp doing Dolby 5.1 thru Infinity RS 1001's front and rear, and Cambridge SoundWorks Sub and Center. I am using standard ALSA thru banshee and real player in openSUSE 11.0 Can I make this sound better? I'm not even using an internal sound card. Alan
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

Graham, it must sound great!!
i personally like ubunto it is great specially young generation.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

i personally like ubunto it is great specially young generation.

Hey gixmi,
glad to here from you.

ubunto for the young...
I'm sure that includes the young at heart also :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:14 PM

I just posted to one of your other threads about Ubuntu.

I like Ubuntu 9.04. Had a couple of issues at first, but that may have been me or my machine's fault.

Been trying out all the different media players, and wish there was one that had all the eye-candy like Songbird, but would play ALL formats. But I guess you don't get that in windows neccesarely either. (WMP, Quicktime, FLV. etc...)

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:02 PM

Hey Austin Terry,
I see you like Ubuntu (very popular here)

How about VideoLan's
VLC Media Player, it's cross platform.
VideoLan Project
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:18 PM

Running Ubuntu 8.10. Have a dozen+ live CD's for when I get froggy. Cut my teeth on Fedora Core4-6 here at BC. Favorites of mine are E17 (any distro with enlightenment enviroment is awesome), Custom Nimblex (custom live CD), and of course Puppy, PCLOS, and DSL

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:22 PM

Favorites of mine are E17 (any distro with enlightenment enviroment is awesome)


Yea BlackSpyder,
I used to use Enlightenment rel-16 back in the day almost 10 years ago.
Truly awesome graphics and sound effects. Multiple backgrounds with a slider,
partially transparent windows would flip around on opening and closing.
I used to set window frames to open with a drafting measurement effect, very cool.

I've gotten older and switched over to AfterStep,
which is not as heavy on system resources, but
I must admit there is no match to Enlightenment graphic effects!! :thumbsup:

I still use ETerm from time to time, it allows a background image,
partial or complete transparency and color shading (very cool).
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