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Old 15th April 2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Any DIYAudio Forum Users, Using LINUX?

Hello Everyone,
Haven't been on the forum for a while, spending alot of time playing with Puppy Linux.
Anyone else giving it a go! or are you too busy soldering a few Transistors, Capacitors etc together to worry about it.
Writing to you now with Linux. I know if I ask this question in 5 years time, I'll get more answers.

There's a very good chance this forum is being hosted on a Linux Server so you might be using Linux already without knowing about it.

My PC boots in 23 seconds and shutdown in 7 seconds, lets see Windows do that.
Also at the moment I running a Live CD with the complete Linux Operating System on it. No need to install, no Virus's, Anti-Spyware or other Windows Problems.

AHH!!! live is easy.
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Old 15th April 2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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John, if you search, you'll find lots of threads discussing audio on Linux.
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Old 15th April 2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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I have used Linux for years and I'm actually starting to phase out Windows from my network. Who needs Vista when there's Gentoo?
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Old 16th April 2007, 07:40 AM   #4
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3 Linux boxes and a Mac here
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Old 17th April 2007, 11:54 AM   #5
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linux on everything (2xdesktops, 2x old laptops) except the 'main family computer'- mainly cos my parents bought it and I didn't build it.

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Old 17th April 2007, 12:33 PM   #6
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I considered Linux years ago but although I found a copy of Wordperfect for Linux, I couldn't find a technical drawing program. I've now lost the Linux WP CD...
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Old 18th April 2007, 03:57 AM   #7
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I've now lost the Linux WP CD...
There is better
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Old 14th May 2007, 12:14 AM   #8
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Yep! Have used it as my sole OS for years now. Probably 5. Though I did use it extensively in a dual-boot before that, and have managed a few web servers running Linux too.

Am now using Kubuntu - it's the best desktop Linux distribution IMO. Got annoyed with WinXP insisting I have IE, OE, WMP and MSN Messenger installed, even though I chose to use alternatives.

Love it.

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Old 14th May 2007, 01:48 AM   #9
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Hi EC8010,
I just installed Fedora Core 6 a few days ago. It comes with Open Office. Updates come down similarly to Windows. Firefox works very well. What you need to do is look in the optional program list. Many toys.

I'm mostly running XP, XP Pro with some NT4, 98SE and OS/2 R4. I do not plan to update any further along the Microsloppy line. I think Linux support is better for problems as well.

Right now I have loaded a couple 1.4 GHz AMD boxes with Linux and will get use to them before I consider cutting over. The server will certainly be the first to go over to Linux. No regrets when that happens.

-Chris

Edit: One huge point in favour of Linux or OS/2. Journeled file system (or JFS). John, use this file system if you haven't already. Reading NTFS partitions works transparently.
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Hello anatech, I have a second computer. Perhaps I should try Linux on that when I have the time. I will still need Word Perfect. (I have tried Open Office when I've needed to open M$ Word documents, and didn't like it.)
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