LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-25-2013, 02:05 AM   #1816
floppywhopper
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Albany, Western Australia
Distribution: Mageia 2, SME Server 8
Posts: 616
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 54

http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000...trip.print.gif
 
Old 12-12-2013, 07:17 AM   #1817
Rusakov
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2013
Distribution: Kubuntu
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I used to be solely a Windows user. Now I'm dual booting with Win7 and Linux Mint. I don't like the ADHD-like direction Microsoft is taking, plus I like the customization Linux offers. So I might switch solely to Linux sometime.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 05:24 PM   #1818
bobbyduhh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Distribution: Crunchbang
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
I use linux only because micro$oft has collaboration with the NSA and it's hidden backdoor access. Windows should be called WinNSA.
 
Old 12-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #1819
dalek
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mississippi USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,058
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbyduhh View Post
I use linux only because micro$oft has collaboration with the NSA and it's hidden backdoor access. Windows should be called WinNSA.
I guess I been pretty lucky on this. I have never used M$ on any of my systems. Never. When I built my first rig, I put Linux on it. Given all the things we know now and maybe some things we don't know, I think I got off to a good start.

Also, I was looking for a "like" button.

I also got to update my sig. I upgraded my mobo.
 
Old 12-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #1820
bobbyduhh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Distribution: Crunchbang
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalek View Post
I have never used M$ on any of my systems. Never. When I built my first rig, I put Linux on it.
Cool.

No sense ruining a rig with virses, malware and that spying sh!t...
 
Old 12-31-2013, 11:29 AM   #1821
moisespedro
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2013
Distribution: Slackware64-14.1
Posts: 561

Rep: Reputation: 58
Lets face it, we should all use Windows.

Distrowatch says: "Put the fun back into the computing" and I have to disagree. Using Linux is not fun at all, there is no emotion. On Linux, I don't have to deal with infections and use antivirus nor antimalware. I don't have to defragment my hard drive every week. There is no adware on Linux to worry about. I don't have to use tools to optimize/clean my PC. No memory leaks, no unsafe dlls. There is nothing to do. Linux takes all the fun out of computing.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 11:54 AM   #1822
ricstirato
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Gießen, Germany
Distribution: Xubuntu 12.04, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Server 12.04
Posts: 174

Rep: Reputation: 24
I agree. One might say the fun about computing is more about fiddling around with complex configuration, digging deep into the system, even sometimes looking into kernel sources to find the source of a problem. But nothing. I buy some hardware, plug it in - Linux just works with it. I install some software (way too easy with these package management tools!) - it does what I expect.
Under Windows I would at least have to worry about the latest hardware driver to my new device to make it really work, surf for hours across strange shareware websites to find a software that fits my needs ... THAT would be real adventurous and fun!
 
Old 12-31-2013, 12:15 PM   #1823
John VV
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 12,103

Rep: Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583
fun....
There is still COOKIES!!!!
in firefox and seamonkey to go through
 
Old 12-31-2013, 12:29 PM   #1824
szboardstretcher
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Arch 2014.02.01
Posts: 2,317
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741Reputation: 741
Awesome.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 01:20 PM   #1825
Habitual
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Distribution: Slack14_64_Multilib
Posts: 2,726
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 628Reputation: 628Reputation: 628Reputation: 628Reputation: 628Reputation: 628
Quote:
Originally Posted by moisespedro View Post
There is nothing to do.
Code **something**?
Test your backups?
Code **something**?
Install LFS?
Code **something**?
Remove desktop environment and use c-line exclusively? You won't be bored long.
Code **something**?
 
Old 12-31-2013, 01:48 PM   #1826
Tadaen
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Debian Testing / Gnome
Posts: 121

Rep: Reputation: 25
Quote:
There is nothing to do. Linux takes all the fun out of computing.
That whole "go do something other than sit on the computer" idea doesn't sit well with you? Family time? Friends, the real people ones. That latest episode of (whatever).

These are why I went linux to begin with. Simplify and make my computer take less of my time.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 02:52 PM   #1827
HyperX
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I don't get bored with linux. I do many things on linux and then some.
  • I write bash scripts
  • I make simple servers on my lan or in virtualbox.
  • I checkout different distros

And when I install linux on my machine I sometimes use standard partitioning or I use LVM and/or LUKS or both.

And LOTS, LOTS more...

Last edited by HyperX; 12-31-2013 at 03:10 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 03:15 PM   #1828
Lennie
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2012
Location: Sweden
Distribution: LFS, built with pacman
Posts: 301

Rep: Reputation: 59
Are you really 100% satisfied with what you get from the distro of your choice? Is there really nothing you want to change? Dig deeper... There is no limit to what you can do when you start taking control over all aspects of your system. If you build your own system from scratch you won't get bored. There's always something to do.

But I admit, catching up with all updates in BLFS (for the first time) almost gives me a feeling there's nothing to do... And all my scripts seem to work and do what I want them to... But I'm quite sure soon something will happen that gives me more to do with my system.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 03:57 PM   #1829
John VV
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 12,103

Rep: Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583Reputation: 1583
use fedora -- things WILL BREAK

but opensuse is rather STABLE and for the most part "just works" ,even KDM

although .......
i am having a bit of an issue with a usb3 card and a usb3 thumb drive , in getting the box to boot from the usb3 usb thumb drive
no problems with usb2

or
as suggested do something
like this video i posted
testing the 65536x32768 pixel colorized map of the Earth Lights
1080 HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kYH2...EgIuNCAJhD9yBA

the video is using a 24 bit RGB ( 6 gig ) colorized image from the 32 bit floating point ( raw 13.4 GIG ) data
http://t.imgbox.com/abkvStNn.jpg http://t.imgbox.com/adiHFuG2.jpg http://t.imgbox.com/abmo9BA5.jpg

from the original NOAA data "VIIRS Nighttime Lights-2012"
http://ngdc.noaa.gov/eog/viirs/download_viirs_ntl.html

Last edited by John VV; 12-31-2013 at 04:06 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 04:01 PM   #1830
dugan
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 4,238

Rep: Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299Reputation: 1299
Quote:
Originally Posted by szboardstretcher View Post
Awesome.
Just... this.
 
  


Reply

Tags
64bit, cloud, linux, microsoft, windows


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Tutorial: Four Easy Fun Useful Things You Can Do With Linux LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-30-2008 11:41 PM
LXer: KDE 4: The Shiny New Linux (and Windows) Desktop LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-17-2007 06:10 PM
media server or other fun things. doralsoral Linux - Software 1 11-05-2005 07:55 AM
most fun & excited things about Linux woranl Linux - General 2 07-27-2004 08:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration