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Linuxhelp _ Polls _ Personal Desktop OS

Posted by: Jim Apr 4 2005, 07:01 PM

I am wondering what people run on thier personal home machines for doing things like e-mail, web surfing, chat, ect... I know a lot of you use linux for servers and database and all that jazz, which its great for, but I wonder what people use for their primary workstations.

Posted by: DS2K3 Apr 5 2005, 11:06 AM

Linux of course...

Gentoo for a server, Mandrake for a desktop.


Posted by: michaelk Apr 5 2005, 03:45 PM

I'm mixed. My server at the moment runs trustix, For a desktops I run W98, W2k and Mandrake.

Posted by: Corey Apr 6 2005, 05:44 AM

Gentoo linux for email, web surf, chat, music, etc.

Windows for games like Counter Strike: Source and Diablo II.

Servers are using Debian 3.1 (Sarge)

Posted by: matt Apr 15 2005, 11:07 AM

Ture Slackware 10.1 User, I've tried all the new Red Hat distros along with Suse and Mandrake and always end up back to slack. Fars im concerned theres nothing that I cant do in slack that I can do in any other Distro.

Posted by: docmur May 7 2005, 07:00 AM

I think the first linux you try is the one you stick with personally. I tried Suse 8.2 pro for my first desktop and to this day I've tried more linux distro's then I can count but I still go back to the tried and true suse. I also run windows XP sp2 for all the games and apps I don't want to find the linux version of. it's just easier

Posted by: Joey May 13 2005, 07:29 PM

OS X smile.gif

Posted by: Hemant Jul 31 2005, 02:12 PM

Well that proves , we love pretending. sad.gif sad.gif

Posted by: Termina Jul 31 2005, 08:51 PM

Windows XP. There's no reason for me to use linux as a workstation, for as long as I'm playing games on it. Dual booting would be pointless.

Posted by: g33k Jun 19 2006, 12:13 AM

for me its Linux..
I use windows only for writing some Turbo C graphics code (for college labs sad.gif ) and writng 8086 programs again for college courses and testing some software wink.gif

Posted by: spiroth10 Jun 25 2006, 09:19 PM

Slackware. I've tried redhat in the past, and even though a lot of people don't believe me, it ran SLOW. I also didn't like the way it tried to do configurations for me (setting you to runlevel 4 before you even get to test X... bah)

Slackware ran like a dream for me. I started out by trying zipslack. I was interested in slackware because I had heard it was more complicated than other distros when I first started using linux a couple years back. I then found it was not complicated to use at all.

It's nice and stable, runs well on both the systems I've installed it on, and contrary to popular belief, I find it an excellent desktop OS if you don't mind doing all the configurations yourself.

Posted by: BridgitJohnson Apr 15 2017, 07:22 AM

QUOTE (Termina @ Jul 31 2005, 08:51 PM) *
Windows XP. There's no reason for me to use linux as a workstation, for as long as I'm playing games on it. Dual booting would be pointless.

Me too. Windows XP is still my main OS to use everyday. But there is this Linux OS desktop at my office that I keep using sometimes.

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