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View Poll Results: What Linux distro do you prefer?
Debian/Ubuntu 16 64.00%
RedHat/CentOS 2 8.00%
Gentoo 1 4.00%
Other Linux distro 3 12.00%
---- Linux, I use Unix (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/Solaris/etc) 1 4.00%
---- *nix, I use DOS 2 8.00%
---- everything, I don't have a computer 0 0%
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #21
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Ubuntu for my personal desktop (just botched a 12.04 upgrade - had a power failure in the middle of it... was too lazy to actually hook up my UPS prior to this. Time to start over), CentOS for all my servers.

Honestly though, I still use Windows 99% of the time. 7 at home, and XP at work.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #22
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Vista service pack 1. Wait, what was the question?

Does anyone here run Linux as their OS of choice on a laptop for personal use.
I do (and have) for many years run Linux as my primary OS of choice. Yes, I am in the tech industry, but even in college I used it for all my coursework , played games, and used it for multimedia.
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Debian, hands down.

Ubuntu for specific purposes, granted, but Debian if possible.
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Oracle unbreakable.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #26
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If I want to try Ubuntu, where is the best place to start?
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If I want to try Ubuntu, where is the best place to start?
Try Wubi. Wubi will let you install a VM with ubuntu over your current windows installation. That way if you don't like it, you simply uninstall like a standard windows program
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Try Wubi. Wubi will let you install a VM with ubuntu over your current windows installation. That way if you don't like it, you simply uninstall like a standard windows program
That or VirtualBox. All recent versions of Ubuntu desktop will let you try it without installing it (live CD).
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:18 PM   #29
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That or VirtualBox. All recent versions of Ubuntu desktop will let you try it without installing it (live CD).
Live CD's are nothing new. I was using them back in 2003 with Suse. They were one of the few distros back then that had wifi support. I would go with a live cd before I bothered with virtual box for just trying out linux.
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Live CD's are nothing new. I was using them back in 2003 with Suse. They were one of the few distros back then that had wifi support. I would go with a live cd before I bothered with virtual box for just trying out linux.
Anyone remember dyne:bolic?
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That or VirtualBox. All recent versions of Ubuntu desktop will let you try it without installing it (live CD).
unetbootin any of em on a flashdrive! good for tools too.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give it a try, but don't be upset when I come in here and start asking noob questions.

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I voted debian/*buntu (xubuntu is my favorite <3), but I've recently made the switch to mint and love it (still debian based).
I too just switched to Mint Debian, and I like it quite a lot. Its not as fat as Ubuntu but still looks very nice.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #34
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CentOS/SUSE at work, windows/hackintosh/Gentoo at home.
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This will be installed in my Miata sometime soon. Specs:
AMD E350
4GB DDR3
320GB WD 7200RPM
Atheros WiFi card w/ 13dbi omni + Alfa card w/ 5dbi omni
Dual boot Meego IVI + Backtrack 5

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This will be installed in my Miata sometime soon. Specs:
AMD E350
4GB DDR3
320GB WD 7200RPM
Atheros WiFi card w/ 13dbi omni + Alfa card w/ 5dbi omni
Dual boot Meego IVI + Backtrack 5

Going war driving huh?
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This will be installed in my Miata sometime soon.
Expensive MP3 player?
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My favorite distro is the one I can fit on a thumbdrive and hide in the rolls of my back fat. That is how you know I am a real linux
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My favorite distro is the one I can fit on a thumbdrive and hide in the rolls of my back fat. That is how you know I am a real linux
if you were a real linux guy, yous build your own thumbdrive that climbed in your back fat for you
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This will be installed in my Miata sometime soon. Specs:
AMD E350
4GB DDR3
320GB WD 7200RPM
Atheros WiFi card w/ 13dbi omni + Alfa card w/ 5dbi omni
Dual boot Meego IVI + Backtrack 5
that is an awesome case, care to share where you go it?
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