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.
Apr 5 2005, 11:06 AM
Linux of course...
Gentoo for a server, Mandrake for a desktop.
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.
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)
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.
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
May 13 2005, 07:29 PM
Jul 31 2005, 02:12 PM
Well that proves , we love pretending.
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.
Jun 19 2006, 12:13 AM
for me its Linux..
I use windows only for writing some Turbo C graphics code (for college labs
) and writng 8086 programs again for college courses and testing some software
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.
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