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My desktop is...

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Windows only  <-> 7% 72 votes
Windows and sometimes Linux  <-> 12% 115 votes
Windows and Linux roughly 1:1  <-> 9% 92 votes
Linux and sometimes Windows  <-> 27% 257 votes
Linux only  <-> 43% 414 votes
Total 950 votes

 

 

 

Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Sun 11 Dec 2005 at 15:25
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OK I chose 'Linux Only', which is what I use at home - at work it would usually be Windows 2000, or XP, on the desktop and Linux, Solaris, SCO, or *BSD on the server(s).

At home I have four Debian installations, two Sarge, and two Sid. I use those 99% of the time, and in some rare cases I use a couple of virtual Windows installations which are useful for testing websites with IE, or doing other work.

(For virtual installations I'll use either VMWare, or Qemu.)

So my home desktop(s) are Debian GNU/Linux, but I still use Windows a little - I don't have it installed upon a real machine here though!

Steve

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (71.245.xx.xx) on Sun 11 Dec 2005 at 15:26
Cedega, CrossOver Office, and plain old Wine are great tools.

But sometimes you've got to boot up that old Windows partition for your favorite game. :(

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (85.224.xx.xx) on Sun 11 Dec 2005 at 16:23
one linux desktop and 2 OSX desktops.
soo I said linux only couse there aint no OSX option

bah I'll just go back to /dev/null

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (193.62.xx.xx) on Wed 14 Dec 2005 at 14:28
Same here. In fact at home I have no purely Debian boxes at all any more (lots of them at work though). My Desktop is OS X, and my home server is, I'm afraid to say, OS X Server. It used to be a Debian box, but I had to reduce it to a single computer, so my main server is also my desktop; a Mac Mini running OS X Server.

I do have dual boot OS X/Debian Sarge on my PowerBook though for doing my Debian developer stuff.

I make up for this at work though - still OS X on my desk, but I run a 1000 CPU cluster running Debian Sarge as my job. :-)

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by ajt (204.193.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 09:32
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My own desktop is Linux 100% - though I do run NT4 in Qemu now and then for "Age of Empires" and web testing with IE6.

At work I'm forced to use Windows 2K but then I run Putty full screen or Cygwin, and do my best to block out the bloat.

--
"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by ian_s (81.144.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 12:15
my 'desktop' is winxp about 95%, and debian sid the rest of teh time, but my laptop is 95% debian sid, and winxp the rest of the time, so which do i go for?
i guess the laptop cos thats what gets used the most.

Ian

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by hardik (61.95.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 12:16
100% GNU/Linux Debian Sarge. Can anybody write small article on
how to use IE with Linux. Is IE Free Software?

Cheers,
Hardik Dalwadi.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by fsateler (201.214.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 15:40
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AFAIK, IE is not free software: although it is freely available, you still need a Microsoft License. However here are more resources: IEs for Linux
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Felipe Sateler

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (80.92.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 20:24
hey guyz i've 95% XP desktop but i've SuSe too what u think which LINUX is best for DESKTOP/LAPTOP user ??RED HAT , DEBIAN , UBUNTU ??? hope 2 stay in touch.. cheerz!!

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (203.129.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 20:15
I used redhat in home ... and sometimes I switched to Windoze ... Soon I will
become a full GNU/Linux User.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (203.129.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 20:47
I use debian sarge in home and college. Sometimes i go to window$ for playing games. GNU/Linux cannot be compared to other OS in performance, stability and everything.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (203.129.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 20:53
Hey, In Linux also you can play games man . just try to stick to linux.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (200.203.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 23:45
Debian....FORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEVVVEEEEERRRRR

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (200.203.xx.xx) on Mon 12 Dec 2005 at 23:49
VVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR :)

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (69.132.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Dec 2005 at 04:58
Windows only here. Debian is on my laptop. ;)

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (68.166.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Dec 2005 at 07:26
My home box is 100% Debian Sarge. My wife's machine is a Mac OS X panther, and I'm the sysadmin, so to speak, for that machine as well. Networking these two boxes has been an interesting education so far. :-)

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by BramK (212.0.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Dec 2005 at 09:28
- Desktop: Windows XP. Which I use 95% of the time.
- Server: Debian Sarge. I only use its interface 5% of the time, although the server is in use about 100% of the time. (99.98% actually)
- PDA: Linux based (Qtopia GUI). The debian installation is in progress.

One major problem getting into Linux on the desktop is that I don't really know the possibilities. How to set up a proper window manager? What tools and applications can be used used to make the environment efficient? I had the learning process for Dos/Windows years ago. None of my friends uses Linux, which makes it harder to get some practical knowledge.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (195.142.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Dec 2005 at 12:51
100% Debian Sarge on Desktop
100% Debian Sarge on Laptop
100% Debian Sarge on Servers (There are 4 of them at work, 1 at home)
Custom linux distro by US Robotics on ADSL modem (though it mostly uses applications ported from Debian packages)

If I "must" do something under Windows, like testing a website with IE, I use a Remote Desktop connection to my brother's Windows XP (which is in the next room)

PS: I Don't use Linux, instead I use the GNU System with Linux just acting as the kernel. Try it. It is way more easier than using the Linux by itself...

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by yaarg (81.178.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Dec 2005 at 14:03
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At home, both my server and my desktop run Sarge. My gf's PC runs Windows so if I ever need to play a game or view a powerpoint presentation I just use it.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by yaarg (81.178.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Dec 2005 at 14:14
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Oh, my laptop runs Sarge too.

At Uni, I end up using the Windows machines because the Linux setup is just terrible and the computers are old and crap.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (156.153.xx.xx) on Tue 13 Dec 2005 at 21:34
Linux 100% for almost 3 years. At work and at home.

Currently, Debian (25%) and Ubuntu (75%). Used to be Debian 100% till Ubuntu came along. Architectures include Arm (iPaq), x86 (Intel, AMD), Risc.

Ubuntu is a great distro to give to new Linux users. But what's important, is it's mostly Debian under the hood.

I find myself replacing Debian desktops with Ubuntu. Reasons include:

* Ubuntu includes many packages that are not apart of the Debian repository (ie: gparted, java).
* Ubuntu includes restricted modules/drivers (ie: mad-wifi, nvidia, ati)
* Ubuntu provides a one cd installation that gives me what I need to get going.

Will Debian ever be like Ubuntu in these regards? Is this Ubuntu philosophy of "giving people what they want" bad for Debian? What are the Debian developers doing about this so-called "Ubuntu epidemic"?

-Joe

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (66.245.xx.xx) on Wed 14 Dec 2005 at 02:12
sid on ibook, sid on desktop. desktop too slow for fancy games, ibook not fast enough for osx. but i dont want osx anyway. (=
i prefer the crappy window manager i am using over the fancy aqua thing hehe

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (24.232.xx.xx) on Wed 14 Dec 2005 at 05:49
Debian sarge & Debian Sid only, I left windows for good when i discovered dosemu-freedos can run tc turbo, and all of my abandomware collection. And happy to know apache (on sarge)runs well under chroot so my websites are up and running when im on sid

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (217.28.xx.xx) on Thu 15 Dec 2005 at 16:04
Ubuntu desktop (Debian before) and sometimes windows because of Qemu running windows and Checkpoint inside of it. Any one able to run CP through the Wine?

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by Anonymous (156.153.xx.xx) on Thu 15 Dec 2005 at 16:31
Running WinXP / Kubuntu 5.10 on my desktop, and Ubuntu server 5.10 on my main server. Since I am involved in (hobbyist!) cross-platform game development, I use both frequently, but as I am recording music infrequently I tend to stay in Win more than Kubuntu.

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Re: My desktop is...
Posted by rjc (87.74.xx.xx) on Thu 15 Dec 2005 at 18:42
Sun Netra T1 running Sid, on iBook I still have OS X, but thinking of installing Debian (dual boot?) since I've read that driver for AirPort Extreme is usable.

rjc

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