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Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:11 PM Reply

Hey Newgrounders,

I have Linux on my machine. I am looking for other people who enjoy and use Linux when they can. If you like Windows or Macintosh, please do not turn this into Linux Vs Macintosh or Linux vs. Windows threads. Enjoy!


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:21 PM Reply

I'm suppose to be learning Linux but I don't know where to start.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:23 PM Reply

I have never used linux and I don't play to. change is scary.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:30 PM Reply

It's good.

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:35 PM Reply

It's alright, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:41 PM Reply

I've never used Linux. Are there any perks to use it over Windows?


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:48 PM Reply

Fedora 17, I liked fedora 16 better. More stuff was compatible but this should improve in time.

linux is a pretty cool os. Wine works well for most games, can be a pain. Sometimes bugs happen with running stuff but my computer always works as far as software goes for youtube and internet, where as windows gets viruses sometimes that just totally fucks up everything. It's a pretty good os, but windows is compatible with more stuff. I still like Linux.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:53 PM Reply

At 9/14/12 03:41 PM, wreckr wrote: I've never used Linux. Are there any perks to use it over Windows?

Depends on what you want with a computer, but just never get a mac.

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:56 PM Reply

At 9/14/12 03:21 PM, Tarah wrote: I'm suppose to be learning Linux but I don't know where to start.

There are plenty of Linux Distros out there that would be easy enough for Windows users to start using. Linux Mint is probably a good place to start. I'm actually using it now because I got annoyed with Ubuntu switching to the Unity interface. I think a Windows user wouldn't have much hassle at all using Mint.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 03:58 PM Reply

I've installed Linux a few times and I've enjoyed using them. Adobe Flash was always a pain in the ass to install but other than that I liked the way it worked.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Sep. 14th, 2012 @ 04:05 PM Reply

At 9/14/12 03:41 PM, wreckr wrote: I've never used Linux. Are there any perks to use it over Windows?

It's free forever, there's no junk you didn't ask for in your operating system (you can fit the entire OS on an ordinary CD, not possible with Windows), you can configure the interface to your personal taste, and it has a negligible threat of malware.

But you also have to be willing to learn some basic code, most games require an emulator, and some computers just aren't Linux-friendly. It's a trade-off.

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 09:27 PM Reply

At first, I was skeptical about replacing my beloved Windows 7 with the new Ubuntu 12.10.

Finally, I decided that a dual boot would suffice. The best of both.

For me, Linux was confusing for a day. After looking at some guides from the Ubuntu website, I loved Linux and never looked back.

The only thing that I really hate about Linux is the horrid gaming. That is only reason I have a dual boot.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 10:43 PM Reply

Linux is a great option for anyone that wants to completely customize their OS to fit their needs. The only reason people say it's bad is because they aren't willing to learn and take the time to set everything up properly.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 10:48 PM Reply

It's okay to throw on an older laptop

very questionable for music and video creation

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 11:17 PM Reply

4 out of 5 americans either dislike Linux or do not know what it is....


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:20 AM Reply

I enjoy using GNU/Linux. I dual boot Debian/Windows 7 on my gaming rig, and have Sabayon GNU/Linux on my laptop.
I like BSD a bit more though. I'd use it on my desktop but not drivers for my graphics card. I'm going to put OpenBSD on my laptop though.

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:26 AM Reply

I tried using Linux once upon a time, but failed miserably, so now I'm back to Windows. Also tried installing Slax on an old laptop recently, but I realized, to my dismay, that there was no way install the OS, it just ran from the CD! So yeah, back to Windows..

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:28 AM Reply

At 2/6/13 04:26 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: I tried using Linux once upon a time, but failed miserably, so now I'm back to Windows. Also tried installing Slax on an old laptop recently, but I realized, to my dismay, that there was no way install the OS, it just ran from the CD! So yeah, back to Windows..

Slackware usually comes with an installer...

It's a nice distro. Great for old computers.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:30 AM Reply

At 2/6/13 04:28 AM, Zanthas wrote:
At 2/6/13 04:26 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Slax
Slackware usually comes with an installer...

Slax runs from the CD or USB.

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:32 AM Reply

At 2/6/13 04:30 AM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 2/6/13 04:28 AM, Zanthas wrote:
At 2/6/13 04:26 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Slax
Slackware usually comes with an installer...
Slax runs from the CD or USB.

My bad, I read that as Slack not Slax


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:35 AM Reply

At 2/6/13 04:32 AM, Zanthas wrote:
At 2/6/13 04:30 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: Slax runs from the CD or USB.
My bad, I read that as Slack not Slax

Yeah, that's what I realized. :)
I looked around for a simple, easy-to-use variant that could be managed completely through a GUI, and Slax seemed like an obvious alternative. Anyone know of something similarly simple that you can actually install?

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:42 AM Reply

At 2/6/13 04:35 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Yeah, that's what I realized. :)
I looked around for a simple, easy-to-use variant that could be managed completely through a GUI, and Slax seemed like an obvious alternative. Anyone know of something similarly simple that you can actually install?

Well you can try Slackel, I tried it once, it seemed okay. I think you can't download the LiveCD one if you want to actually install it on your HDD. There's one for just installing I believe. Not sure how the installer is.
Slackware itself has a nice installer, and it's text based one (ncurses script) but its not hard to use. Plus it has cfdisk so can set up your partitions with that. If you've never used cfdisk you can boot gparted and set the partitions up before hand.


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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 04:54 AM Reply

At 2/6/13 04:42 AM, Zanthas wrote: Well you can try Slackel, I tried it once, it seemed okay. I think you can't download the LiveCD one if you want to actually install it on your HDD. There's one for just installing I believe. Not sure how the installer is.

Slackel doesn't seem to have the same amount of choices as Slax (where you can browse through a list of programs, games, etc to include in the ISO file you create), but I'll give it a try.

Slackware itself has a nice installer, and it's text based one (ncurses script) but its not hard to use. Plus it has cfdisk so can set up your partitions with that. If you've never used cfdisk you can boot gparted and set the partitions up before hand.

Sounds complicated. :D That's exactly why Slax would've been the perfect choice..

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Response to Linux Opinion Poll Feb. 6th, 2013 @ 05:33 AM Reply

At 2/6/13 04:54 AM, Cyberdevil wrote: Sounds complicated. :D That's exactly why Slax would've been the perfect choice..

Yeah Slackware is an old distribution. I think the oldest one still in active development. They devs tend to like to do things more manually. You should look into Debian Stable. Older software (for your older machine) and it has a nice GUI installer.


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