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Old 11-01-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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I'm a part time fedora user.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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njguy,

I know I can, but for me it's principle, I guess. Gnome, while bloated, is a nice dev environment. When I do any kind of web development, I like to do it inside of Gnome.

outbacknv,

Cool, It's nice to see alot of folks using Linux. I used to dual boot, but I went straight Linux since I have no further use for Windows. Do you game on the Windows partition?
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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njguy,

I know I can, but for me it's principle, I guess. Gnome, while bloated, is a nice dev environment. When I do any kind of web development, I like to do it inside of Gnome.

outbacknv,

Cool, It's nice to see alot of folks using Linux. I used to dual boot, but I went straight Linux since I have no further use for Windows. Do you game on the Windows partition?
Nope, no gaming. I ran straight Linux for several years but stuck Windows back in as it seemed to work and play better with a photo hosting site I was using.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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I'm a part time fedora user.
Same here, part-time or occasional. Over the years I checked out Suse 8, Mandrake 6, eLinux 2000, Fedora Core 5 & up and recently Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu (all these Linux distros making me dizzy already).

I like Fedore Core the best overall but I cannot seem to make the transition to Linux just yet due to my gaming addiction and a few Windows apps I am too used to.

Can't say I ever used BSD (what is with the * before it anyway?).
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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What is "bloated?" My desktop works just fine and has for years. The last time I used windows on my home pc there was still a WTC standing in NY. I have a VM but I almost never fire it up. Using windows feels to me like trying to drive a car by remote control. Started with Mandrake but left behind RPM hell first time I tried ubuntu 4.10.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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I'm another Linux user. I've tried numerous distributions over the years (starting with SuSE 5.2 and Mandrake 6.1, if I remember correctly), but have run mostly Mandriva (and KDE) in the last couple of years. I tried Ubuntu a couple of times, and didn't really feel at home with it. Recently, I tried Linux Mint 9 (Gnome desktop), and I've been using it pretty much daily since I installed it. The look and feel is what I expect, and it's worked nearly flawlessly for me, except for the occasional lockup. I think I'll stick with it until something else I like better comes along.

About the only reasons I have to use my WinXP machine is for playing games and doing TurboTax. I haven't really tried very much to make those apps work in Linux, especially since I still have a WinXP machine that (usually) works for me.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Just curious as to how many people here use Linux or *BSD.
Started with SLS and the 0.99 kernel, moved to Slackware, Red Hat, Mandrake, and now play with several including Puppy, DSL, Ubuntu, CentOS, Austrumi, and Slackware (again!). I think my fave is Puppy, tho.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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Good to see so many *nix users in here.

TurcoLoco, the star is just a wildcard that refers to "all" or "everything". In this case all the flavors of BSD, of which the chief ones are FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD. There are others as well, like DragonflyBSD.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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rcsteiner,

I distro hop as well. I don't really have a favorite distro. For the desktop I prefer Linux and for servers usually BSD.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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harhar,

Did you hear that Ubuntu is dropping Gnome in favor of Unity desktop environment with their next release? That kind of irks me, because Ubuntu is my fallback distro -- the one I always go back to when I'm bored of trying other distros. I'm not really that fond of Unity desktop. It's meant for netbooks not larger screens. I tried it the other day on Ubuntu and it just felt off.

I just read the story. I haven't used Unity, I think I'll try it out today. But really, like others have stated, you can revert back to Gnome and since I primarily use it for kiosk use Unity might end up being better/ more general user friendly.

Also I've always changed the look under Gnome to where the original desktop was no longer recognizable anyway.
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