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What Do You Use Your *nix Box For?


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  1. Server (1 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Voted Workstation (12 votes [92.31%])

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#1 twardnw

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:44 AM

What is the primary purpose of your *nix box? Also, please post what OS you're running.

I'll go first

FreeBSD
primary role is file server, with my torrent app running via Screen.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:57 AM

How about for web Browsing, and removing Viruses from infected Windows computers.

Besides ripping and burning CDs, or playing DVDs, etc...

Oh, and in my spare time, I like to re-skin Linux to look like OSes I've used previously.

MacOS 8/9, Windows 3, Windows 2000, DOS 3, etc...

Edited by Monster_user, 10 April 2007 - 12:59 AM.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:30 PM

My primary use is a normal desktop. Web surfing, IRC chat, Instant Messages.
Shell scripting, EMail, Music, etc. PCLinuxOS (works fabulously)

Server: Tiny Sofa, use it for all file serving, mail routing, game server, Team Speak, Jabber
and just about anything else i need a server for.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 09:29 PM

One of mine is a backup server.

The otherone is a workstation that logs into the main linux server downstairs. The main and backup server both run Xandros-Home Premium. The worstation runs PClinuxOS. A few friends connect using Xandros-Home Basic into the server using wireless networking.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 09:32 PM

websurfing, graphic editing, music, F@H

FC6 and FreeBSD (2 boxes)

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:14 AM

ZOMG PRON!!!!
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:18 AM

Looks like I'm alone in having it just as a server. Though I did (more out of boredom than anything) install X and KDE last night.

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 01:00 AM

Use Puppy to run GAIM, and as a second browser. It also comes in handy when I am on the road. I can boot almost any computer, running in RAM Drive, and have it set to my tastes. I do this at work and at the relatives (Mom's, Sis, I-Laws,..).
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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:52 AM

Looks like I'm alone in having it just as a server. Though I did (more out of boredom than anything) install X and KDE last night.


Your not alone, your just one of the very few people on this board. The others may not even visit the Linux forum often. Those that run it as a server only, usually are not interested in discussing it. That is, after they have learned how to set it up properly. Then it just works in the background. It is just there.

Those that discuss Linux, often want it to do more than just sit in the background. I imagine that 90% of the time, those people are interested in using Linux as a Desktop OS. Especially given Linux's increasing popularity.
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:05 PM

Howdy, I use three boxes and a few virtual ones. Although none of them are overly impressive spec-wise. I run web,mail,dns servers, firewall, ids/ips, nepenthes and other malware related research tools. As far as distros go, fedora, suse, ubuntu, slackware, debian and auditor/ backtrack/ knoppix std. Hopefully one day i will be running solaris 10 ....... if i ever get it in the mail.....
Oh and unfortunately ( :thumbsup: ) because of the malware and research i would have to second Joedudes' comment :flowers:
**edit** What do we check if we use both?

Edited by lucent, 15 April 2007 - 09:10 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:29 PM

Malware research, web surfing, email, office work, disassembly programs for malware research, and everything else (Red Hat 7.2 (Enigma)Check the profile)
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 08:47 AM

I used to use on of my nix boxes as a server. However, in a strange experiment I performed, I blew up a processor. So, now, it's just not practicle.
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
Be in the know, Bash smart!




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