Do you use Linux?

Do you use Linux?

In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
How many in the EF community use (or have heard of) Linux? What distro (distribution)?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I do, and I love it!
In Between Soliloquies , Vanille , GenderSexplorations , Aberrant , Claire de Cerises , LowFreqFreak , Avant-garde , JewelsAndB , zeebot , dv8 , chantalgiardina , icyqueen
12  (29%)
I do, but it's not so great.
I used to, but I don't because... (explain)
Masokisti , Cookie Monster Mike
2  (5%)
I want to, but... (explain)
spiceboy , kawigrl , JackRaiden , Cherrylane , Missmarc , married with children
6  (14%)
I don't want to because... (explain)
Jul!a , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , El-Jaro , DeliciousSurprise , TheSlyFox , FemmeFlo , Lucky21 , inmytoybox , Ghost , Moein , bl0ndeeo2 , momma22js , kittycatgirl
13  (31%)
What the heck is a Linux?
Beck , Jon S , eggiweg , switzerland , pfoof , lacybutton , SMichelle , Breas , padmeamidala
9  (21%)
Total votes: 42
Poll is closed
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In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
I use Ubuntu (always up-to-date, so currently, 11.10) and absolutely love it! I have a second computer that I dual-boot with Windows because some programs required at my school don't have Linux support , but I shudder every time I boot into Windows.
01/04/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I don't really have a good reason for not wanting to use Linux other than it's just easier for me to use Windows. I actually like Windows 7 a lot more than I thought I would, although bouncing back and forth between XP and 7 from my laptop to my desktop makes me a little nutty sometimes.
01/04/2012
Beck Beck
I guess I am behind, I have no idea what it is.
01/04/2012
Vanille Vanille
I do. Though I use 10.04 LTS (Which is currently Lynx 'til Pangolin takes over in 2013.)

I'm just not keen on Unity, I know you can go and install GNOME and switch back to it, but it doesn't have the same UI as GNOME in Lynx as it's an updated version.

I use Linux about 99% of the time, and then that 1% of Winblows usage is when WINE is suffering regressions on a certain program.
01/04/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have heard of it,but I am so used to Windows programs that I will be sticking with that.
01/04/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I don't know anyone personally who uses Linux. Frankly, I worry too much about compatibility issues with a different OS.
01/04/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Desktop: Linux, Laptop: Windows 7.
01/04/2012
Aberrant Aberrant
I dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 8D
It's convenient
01/05/2012
Claire de Cerises Claire de Cerises
I have an ubuntu partition, but I haven't used it in a while because my computer heats up too much using it for some reason.
01/05/2012
TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
Blech. Linux.
01/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I don't really have a good reason for not wanting to use Linux other than it's just easier for me to use Windows. I actually like Windows 7 a lot more than I thought I would, although bouncing back and forth between XP and 7 from my laptop ...
I know what you mean! Multiple OSs can be tricky.
01/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Quote:
Originally posted by Vanille
I do. Though I use 10.04 LTS (Which is currently Lynx 'til Pangolin takes over in 2013.)

I'm just not keen on Unity, I know you can go and install GNOME and switch back to it, but it doesn't have the same UI as GNOME in Lynx as ...
Yeah, Unity is annoying! In LTS I switched back to Gnome, but Unity appears to be taking over, so I forced myself to make the switch. It's actually not so bad now that I'm used to it, but my number 1 reason for missing Gnome is that my top bar applets are gone :-(
01/05/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
not on my computer
01/05/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
I don't use it because it's a pain. Windows is perfectly user-friendly, and it came with my computer. Besides, I would have issues with my music collection, which is all in iTunes format, which Linux can't play as far as I know.
01/05/2012
Lucky21 Lucky21
I've used it before, but I just don't have the kind of app support that I would want.
01/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I guess I am behind, I have no idea what it is.
It's an operating system, like Windows or Mac OS. The reasons people seem to like it so much is because (1) it's open source, which basically means that it's free and people can alter it as they please, and (2) the seemingly-unlimited customization opportunities it has. There are lots of programs that allow you to use Windows programs in Linux, which makes it very compatible with Windows files and programs. It's intimidating to many people because using it requires at least a basic understanding of all the confusing behind-the-scenes coding that most people never use in Windows or Mac. But once you get the basics, it's great. And it's designed so that if you mess it up, it's easy to fix/reinstall. Oh, and viruses are virtually nonexistent!!
01/05/2012
JackRaiden JackRaiden
I kind of want to again, but I'm already dual-booting Windows 7 and 8 (developer preview, and soon beta).
01/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Quote:
Originally posted by JackRaiden
I kind of want to again, but I'm already dual-booting Windows 7 and 8 (developer preview, and soon beta).
Oh, 8 is gonna feature those quicklaunch-type boxes and such, right? Is it as cutting-edge as they say it'll be? Or are you not at liberty to discuss it ?
01/05/2012
LowFreqFreak LowFreqFreak
Quote:
Originally posted by In Between Soliloquies
How many in the EF community use (or have heard of) Linux? What distro (distribution)?
First thing I did when I got my netbook was throw Ubuntu on the unused partition. =D

Desktop is running Vista (came with it OEM) and despite my attempts to convert the Mrs, her expert-level and intense usage of Excel prevents her signing off on Libre or OO, so her laptop has XP.

Just used the CAINE LiveCD in a VirtualBox machine on the desktop to recover a friend's hard drive yesterday.

I didn't care for the new UI on the netbook, so went back to 2D. Definitely less real estate and I don't want huge icons for everything
01/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Quote:
Originally posted by LowFreqFreak
First thing I did when I got my netbook was throw Ubuntu on the unused partition. =D

Desktop is running Vista (came with it OEM) and despite my attempts to convert the Mrs, her expert-level and intense usage of Excel prevents her signing off ...
I know exactly what you mean. I dual-boot 11.10 and M$7 on my netbook and in both environments, my screen space is precious! I use lots of Greasemonkey scripts to optimize space, like in my e-mail page. As much as I disliked Unity, the dashboard does make things easier for netbook use. Of course, it all depends on your needs, I guess. I use mine exclusively for school, so I just need decent browser capabilities and Basket for note-taking.
01/05/2012
switzerland switzerland
i have no idea what this is haha
01/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Quote:
Originally posted by switzerland
i have no idea what this is haha
I think my geek is showing
01/05/2012
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I am on eden with Ubuntu 11.10 right now and downloading 12.04 alpha. I love linux It would be the primary OS on my desktop, but it is not compatible with my tv tuner and the applications I use to convert my media file. I am not looking forward to windows 8. The new UI is awful I cant stand it. They better create or keep the possibility of switching back to the old UI or Windows 8 is a no go for me. Windows got it perfect with windows 7, why are they rocking the boat with 8. Stupid microsoft!
01/05/2012
dv8 dv8
I'm a Linux guru but my primary OS is FreeBSD. I use a Mac for multimedia creation and use Windows mainly for games.
01/05/2012
inmytoybox inmytoybox
I am a windows girl!
01/05/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by In Between Soliloquies
How many in the EF community use (or have heard of) Linux? What distro (distribution)?
I don't right now. The 3 computers we own all came with windows 7. We have plans that the next desktop we will use Ubuntu. I personally don't mind use either OS, but I think Microsoft charges way too much for windows I am all for saving money when I can
01/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
Quote:
Originally posted by Missmarc
I don't right now. The 3 computers we own all came with windows 7. We have plans that the next desktop we will use Ubuntu. I personally don't mind use either OS, but I think Microsoft charges way too much for windows I am all for saving money ...
+1
Nothing beats good product for good prices, and I think Windows isn't worth it for the money, considering there are secure, free options out there. Although, the fact that they're so widely-used means that a lot of software caters to Windows.
01/05/2012
Moein Moein
I will not use it, because I am so fine with Windows and missed nothing. If I want more secure I will go to Macintosh not linux.
01/05/2012
married with children married with children
I want to, but dont have the time or energy to play around with it.
01/05/2012
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Unique posters: 32