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Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 09:08:27 AM

I was just wondering what OS(Primary) people use on their home machine. I want to see how many people acctually use linux as their primary OS

Marc

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 01:57:03 PM

I think mine is called General Protection fault but sometimes it says Windows'98.

RedX

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 02:43:53 PM

who's general protection? and more importnatly, why is he reading your hard disk?!?!?!

Marc

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 10:53:58 PM

I dual boot XP & RH7.2... I suppose you could qualify GNU/Linux as being my primary OS.

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at April 14, 2002, 12:27:54 AM

linux here.

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 14, 2002, 09:06:28 AM

Well, all that I see is a "Blue Screen", sometimes interrupted by an OS called Win 98.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 14, 2002, 03:58:58 PM

Triple boot 98se, XP Pro Corporate, and Mandrake 7.2

Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at April 14, 2002, 10:24:24 PM

I've got XP and SuSE 7.0, but I have to delete linux because I need the space on that hard drive reaaalllly bad.

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 14, 2002, 11:33:06 PM

Then r u going to change ur name to XP_Penguin!!!! ;)

Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at April 15, 2002, 05:00:40 PM

MacOS 8.6, Win ME, Mandrake 8.1

Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at April 15, 2002, 08:51:18 PM

I would prefer linux over windows, however my current circumstance prohibits that, and I WOULD NEVER BE XP_PENGUIN!!!!!

Posted by sjh [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 12:10:19 AM

FreeBSD exclusively on my main machine, W2K on my laptop as that's the only good MS Windows available and I need to run a MS Windows for certain *cough*cough* apps which I use at school.

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 04:05:33 PM

At work: Windows 2000 (begging for a second harddrive for Linux)

At home: Dual boot Win2K and Mandrake 8.2rc1

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 09:03:56 PM

"I would prefer linux over windows, however my current circumstance prohibits that, and I WOULD NEVER BE XP_PENGUIN!!!!!"

E Pluribus Unix :)

Posted by Cobbs [send private reply] at April 17, 2002, 04:51:49 PM

win98se on both computers

Posted by Sord [send private reply] at April 17, 2002, 06:56:17 PM

I run 7 systems...Win98SE, Win2k, Corel Linux, Greycat Linux, FreeBSD, QNX, and BeOS 5.
On my newer system (my parents), I just have WinXP

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 05:51:40 AM

Hey Sord, does ur computer have space to run Application softwares. It seems to be full of OS.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 12:34:56 PM

"I RUN 7 SYSTEMS"

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 12:40:08 PM

And how many do you actually use?

I actually use 2 systems: Win'98 and Dos.

RedX

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 12:47:59 PM

I only use linux for GIMP, and now I dont use that very often since I have become quite experienced with PS6, I primarily use 98se, but have XP pro corporate on my machine just so I can say I do.

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at April 18, 2002, 01:06:28 PM

Oh! Oh! Wouldn't it be totally cool if you could run all 7 systems at once, then see if you can make them all crash at once? :D

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at April 19, 2002, 01:55:10 PM

Debian GNU/Linux unstable. And no, unstable does not mean
"unstable." It means that the packages are being updated
a lot, new packages are being introduced, and there is no
Quality Assurance done. My box never goes down, except
when the power goes out or I upgrade to a new kernel (next
time I do that will be when 2.6 is released, 2.4.18 works
great for me). I like living on the bleeding edge.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 19, 2002, 02:10:48 PM

I do the same thing with nVidia's detonator drivers, I almost always run the newest betas

Posted by infryq [send private reply] at April 19, 2002, 05:57:26 PM

Macintosh OS X.1.3... it runs pretty sweetly. I also have an old IIci waiting for a monitor so I can put MkLinux on it (no matter how debillitated Mk is...it'll still run on 68K architecture).

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at April 21, 2002, 02:43:14 PM

I have Debian Linux , it was my final distribution choice after testing RedHat 7.1 , CorelLinux , StormLinux and a faulty Mandrake.

-Vlad

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at April 21, 2002, 08:17:28 PM

infryq: you know that Debian m68k will probably run on the LCII...

Posted by jay_dee [send private reply] at April 26, 2002, 05:55:55 PM

win98 and Red Hat 5.0...i'm getting 7.2 soon..linux is the best..but my perants got my VB 6.0 for my b-day so i kept windows around..

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 26, 2002, 08:15:22 PM

I'm now running:
Windows XP Professional,
Redhat 7.2
My own as-of-yet-unnamed GNU/Linux Distro,
And I'm downloading GNU/Hurd at the moment!
Only 4 more and I'll beat him!

I can't say I use them all, it's mostly just for tinkering's sake.

Posted by CViper [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 09:47:02 AM

Win98 & 2k (well the installer anyway.. it dosent seem to like my BIOS :/ ) & XP
MacOs 8.1

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 12:41:44 PM

I want to use Linux, but my parents are oppresive and won't let me use anything thats not microsoft. No Mozilla and no Debian or Mandrake. Anyone got any ideas on how i can make them change?

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 12:50:50 PM

Pff... build your own computer maybe?

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 01:14:02 PM

don't have the money, I cant dual boot either because my HD is only 3GB

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 02:30:48 PM

you could sell cocaine to get some money

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 02:32:09 PM

Just go up to your dad and go "Either let me install linux or I will be forced to become a crack dealer to make enough money to build my own computer" I bet he'd let you then

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 06:51:59 PM

Or he sends you to a military school.

RedX

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 07:01:05 PM

Besides cocaine is too expensive, simply roll your own sigarrets and sell them as joints to kids (you know, the kind trying to look big and cool, but too childish to know the difference). Then let others pay to watch them, since it's funny to see.

RedX

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 07:33:01 PM

I have the problem with evil adults not letting me using my Debian box on the net...
except I just won (after 2 years, jeez). My uncle is wiring up the basement this week
(not that hard, the basement isn't finished...he just has to bring a cable over to my box).
Woo.

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 09:31:54 PM

Now i know how Codered managed to get 7 systems. He confronts his father with

"Either let me install linux/.../.../..../(other OS).. or I will be forced to become a crack dealer to make enough money to build my own computer"

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 27, 2002, 10:06:49 PM

Umm... actually I built my rig about a year ago, and have since gone through about 4 major upgrades. I have 2x 20gb HDD's in a RAID0 array and I use them as I please. And I am only running 3 OS's currently

Posted by infryq [send private reply] at April 28, 2002, 01:32:00 AM

or uh, you could get a regular job part time. sheesh.

doesn't cost that much to build a linux-running computer if all you're concerned about is it *running* ... then you can think about upgrades and getting it to run as good as you want it to.

Posted by PavalDaniel [send private reply] at April 28, 2002, 01:05:52 PM

Win 98 SE

Posted by AnyoneEB [send private reply] at April 28, 2002, 05:34:59 PM

Well I have 3 OS's installed, but only one works (don't play with the registry kids :)). I corrupted both win98se and WinXP pro corporate within a day of each other! I'm running my other install of winXP pro corporate now and plan to install Linux sometime in the next hundred years.

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at May 02, 2002, 04:38:10 PM

I am thinking of getting a IBM 486 , will Linux go good on that? Yes. It only cost me 4000 pages of unneded computer books and 10 ($25). So you dnt have to become a crack dealer to get Linux :).

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 04, 2002, 07:17:27 PM

Ummm... $25 could buy you a 486, without the need for getting rid of 4000 pages of unneeded computer books.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 04, 2002, 07:40:33 PM

"(don't play with the registry kids)"

Why? You can accomplish a lot that way if you know what you are doing, I've hacked WinME unrecognizable

Posted by AnyoneEB [send private reply] at May 07, 2002, 07:48:33 PM

Yes CodeRed, the key there is "If you know what you are doing." I thought I understood how a part of the registry worked, but obviously Windows didn't agree. :) I have done guided registry hacks, just never scucceded with my own.

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at May 19, 2002, 04:27:40 PM

It comes with 2gb drive , some weird modem , 2 cdrom drives , but no floppy. It a good machine , monitor is faulty thought.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 19, 2002, 08:37:23 PM

it WAS a good machine... in 1986

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 19, 2002, 10:53:38 PM

It was a good machine in 1996... In 1986 the 16mhz Appple LC was the top of the line....

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at May 26, 2002, 05:22:57 PM

It works , I dont need fancy stuff to make cool programs :).

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 26, 2002, 06:20:51 PM

Actually you do if you are doing opengl or d3d :)

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at June 06, 2002, 04:45:43 PM

Cool programs ( from my point of view ) usually do little more graphically than write a "distributed under GNU" and "INPUT::". I like "clean" programs .... I also like csh and hate Solaris.

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 07, 2002, 09:01:06 AM

if you know a command line, using it to do repetative tasks can normally complete then faster than a GUI.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 10, 2002, 01:59:40 PM

but it can take up to 5 seconds to type them in, it takes me less than a quarter second to double click an icon

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 10, 2002, 02:04:57 PM

There are things you can do in a real shell (this doesn't include the dos shell)
that you can't do in a GUI. Like write a webserver (many people have written
web servers as shell scripts). You can also perform repetetive task easily,
e.g. my cvs update script:

#!/bin/bash

exec 1>cvsup.log 2>&1

mcvsup ()
{
if [ -e ./cvsup.sh ]; then
(./cvsup.sh)
else
cvs up
fi
}

echo "CVS update script (HACK)"
echo "Updating..."

for i in *
do
if [ -d $i ] && [ $i != "CVS" ]; then
printf "===\nUpdating in $i...\n"
(cd $i && mcvsup)
fi
done

Or, for an interactive example, say I want to remove all backup
files in a dir:

rm -f *~

or created dvis from all of my latex files:

for i in $(find ~ -name \*.tex); do
latex $i;
done

etc...

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at June 16, 2002, 06:00:51 AM

Yeah tcsh and bash scripts are very powerful things , but I do actually use a Window Manager , a very simple one , which has no icons. Command is always the way to launch programs but having a windowed screen is also important. So really you cant go without console but you can miss out a think like KDE 2 or KDE 3 or Gnome.

-Vlad

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 16, 2002, 02:28:00 PM

I run X to runs xterms...:) As well as Konqueror 3, xmms, gaim, emacs, and xchat...but still, I do most of my real stuff in a textual context.

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at June 16, 2002, 06:03:16 PM

Me too .. pico is a must and Mozilla and Tomcat and Forte!

-Vlad

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 16, 2002, 07:31:40 PM

Use nano not pico!!! Free yourself or something.

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at June 18, 2002, 04:18:30 PM

I do ...

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at June 20, 2002, 10:08:48 AM

Why has this thread not been locked as yet. It has been up for more than 2 months now.!!!!!

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 20, 2002, 11:39:12 AM

It keeps getting new posts. I think Psion implemented some nifty per-thread locking.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 21, 2002, 04:54:22 PM

It only gets locked if it doesn't have any new posts for x number of days (about 7 I think).

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 01:15:24 PM

"Cool programs ( from my point of view ) usually do little more graphically than write a "distributed under GNU" and "INPUT::". I like "clean" programs .... I also like csh and hate Solaris"

I always get the feeling that you guys are stuck in the 80's...

Posted by rev [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 03:23:31 PM

I use Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 for PowerPC as my primary OS. Actually, Linux is mostly just a host for my real primary OS, which is Squeak (http://www.squeak.opg). I do most everything out of Squeak except web-browsing (the built in web-browser does about as much as lynx), which I will do in GNU/Linux with Opera 5 or Mozilla running PWM as my window manager.

Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at June 24, 2002, 12:49:17 PM

Desktop: Debian Linux 2.2rev3 and Win95 OSR2.1
Laptop: Win95 OSR2.1 and RedHat 6.2
Web Server: OpenBSD 2.9
Workstation (at work): Windows XP Pro

rev, that's cool that you use squeak. I've read about squeak but never took the time to learn smalltalk.

metamorphic, you can get a linux distribution that will install in C:\linux\. That way you can reboot to use Linux and you won't have to repartition or mess with any of your Windows settings.

Posted by rev [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 05:15:06 PM

Mike: Yeah, I'm a big Smalltalk fan. Squeak is cool as my OS because I have control over everything. If I don't like the way something works, I change it. Kind of like Emacs, in a lot of ways, but with a little more traditional GUI look rather than just all keyboard navagation.

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 30, 2002, 03:18:23 PM

nice to see my thread is still going :D

Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 30, 2002, 08:33:44 PM

Anyone want to write a system like squeak in Scheme :)

Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at June 30, 2002, 08:39:32 PM

YUp Morphic.. stil going!..... I was given this computer for free.. ( Dell dimension 4300).. and it came with WINdows ME (dont Laugh!!).. (please go to my thread on BILL GATES and Microsoft).... But ne way... I plan on putting REdhat 7.3 into my system... should i dual boot it wit ME... ahhh.... ill save that for another thread......

Posted by Zandalf [send private reply] at July 13, 2002, 11:41:56 PM

Win XP ^_^ yesyes, I know I'm too lazy to learn Un*x, but at least everything I want is native to my OS ^_^

Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at July 15, 2002, 12:35:58 PM

I use Win2000 by far the most, my main computer is Windows 2000/Linux (Dualboot) followed by the others Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP, Windows 98se, @ work I use win2k.

Posted by vladimir_l [send private reply] at July 15, 2002, 01:22:54 PM

Does all this windows stuff matter ? It works let it work ....

-Vlad

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