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Old 07-30-2007, 08:24 PM   #16
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we have windows,just not on our computers.
heh nice. Well said.
 
Old 08-01-2007, 02:49 PM   #17
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As a Professional Computer Geek () my system runs Linux. My wife is "comfortable" with Windows, and doesn't want to have to change. (But, she recently bought a new desktop system, which came with Vista Home Basic. She's tearing her hair out over things it won't do, and things it does differently than 2000/XP. I may convince her to try Linux, yet. )

My grandkids (age 14, 10, and 7) play on either, interchangably. They started out just using my wife's system, but then realized they could access the internet from mine, as easily. They can't play Windows-only games on it, but they have found that there are a *lot* of Linux games on my system. The youngest likes Tux .. er ..ppracer, and the other two love Westnoth, Glest, etc.

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:03 AM   #18
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None of us use it at home anymore. Cablemodem was too expensive so I dropped back to dialup. Getting Solaris or Linux to work over dialup was a no-go (not sure why, I did it in years past, maybe they're dropping support for that now?) so had to switch everything over to Windows.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 09:58 AM   #19
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I'm currently the only person using Linux in my house. But soon as I get enough money for my next box, my current one is going to my mother so that she can do her work. (It's kind of a peace offering after I Hulk-smashed her previous craputer. )

So that will make two...

eventually...
 
Old 08-03-2007, 10:04 AM   #20
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All three of us 100%, even though there is an (unused) Vista still available on the new laptop recently lent to my son.

Yves.
 
Old 08-03-2007, 10:12 AM   #21
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None of us use it at home anymore. Cablemodem was too expensive so I dropped back to dialup. Getting Solaris or Linux to work over dialup was a no-go (not sure why, I did it in years past, maybe they're dropping support for that now?) so had to switch everything over to Windows.
External modems still work fine, but they're more expensive than internal modems.
 
Old 08-04-2007, 10:30 AM   #22
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I am the only person who uses the PC and I use Linux.The other person in the house does not care about technology !
 
Old 08-04-2007, 09:22 PM   #23
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None of us use it at home anymore. Cablemodem was too expensive so I dropped back to dialup. Getting Solaris or Linux to work over dialup was a no-go (not sure why, I did it in years past, maybe they're dropping support for that now?) so had to switch everything over to Windows.
Why couldn't you just configure a single Windows box as the Internet server, and share your connection to Linux?
 
Old 08-04-2007, 09:27 PM   #24
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It's kind of a peace offering after I Hulk-smashed her previous craputer. )
Had a bad technology day?

One day I had it with a computer I was working on, picked it up over my head and threw it to the floor as hard as I could. Tweaked the chassis into a diamond-ish shape. Funny though, I reseated the cards and the thing booted! This was in the old times, when computers were made out of thick metal, and weighed about 40 lbs.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:56 PM   #25
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All three of us in this household, that includes:
Me
Myself
& I
 
Old 08-06-2007, 08:32 AM   #26
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Why couldn't you just configure a single Windows box as the Internet server, and share your connection to Linux?
I wasn't able to get that going. For some reason when I try to setup Windows to do that it insists on making a mess of my LAN settings.

One of the places I used to work had an analog router (for backup purposes) that essentially did that... Would have been really cool except it was kind of flaky and would lose connections a LOT (individually dialing up a machine on the same lines would stay up all day long, so it wasn't the inherent unreliability of dialup...)
 
Old 08-06-2007, 08:38 AM   #27
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two of two, my son uses edubuntu 6. and I use CentOS 4.5 acting as SMB/CIFS-Fileserver,NFS Install Server, FTP Server and a Notebook with Fedora 7 for development. And an other Desktop PC using Fedora 7 for World of Warcraft, private Email and Office stuff.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 12:40 PM   #28
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Had a bad technology day?
Yeah. (It was mocking me...)
When I threw it onto the floor I only managed to slightly twist the frame near the PSU, and the CPU heatsink became disconnected.

The case frame (not the panels) is made from 1mm thick steel. So I didn't do much to it. However, it did slice my hand open. It got it's revenge.
 
Old 08-08-2007, 12:33 PM   #29
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Arrow Windows, Linux, OSX - what do you use?

Hi there,

Well there are 4 people in my house, 2 of us use Linux. I personally have 1 PC dual boot with XP Pro and Vista Ultimate. I have Vista from a IT perspective, I would never have bought it if I had it my way but to stay on top of things you have to. My XP PRO has VMware Server 1.0.3 installed for testing and playing around purposes, like testing out the new Fedora Core 7. My second machine is a box running Fedora Core 6 with VMware Server 1.0.3 also. I use the VMware to host my other FC6 machine which I use a web server for my clients. The VM-machine uses Plesk Control Panel 8.2 (most current version) to run the web services I provide. As for the OSX OS well I used it in school while learning web design, graphic manipulation, video editing, etc, etc. I like OSX and am planning on buying a MAC. No I won't use it as my main PC but simply to have all the platforms out there and to understand all that I can, obtaining knowledge is just what I like to do.....

I can build a custom computer which I personally think is the way to go becuase:
1) you get the Windows Disk not a crappy restore CD, or you don't get anything and have to make the restore CD
2) you are more likely able to upgrade in the future rather than purchase a whole new system regardless of OS
3) you don't get the POS manufactured PC which doesn't come with a dedicated video card and low power psu thus causing you to spend more than necessary when the time comes to upgrade.

If you are a Windows user and want to use Linux because it is free than I suggest you do a little reading, try a live CD of any distribution that offers one. If you want to use Linux because you have heard great things well get on it. If have no clue in the world how to use a computer well get help now! If your thinking about using a MAC well I don't know why you would, they really aren't that much different than a PC other than the PRICE TAG and lack of upgradability (<-- my new word) but they are pretty to look at!

As for the other 2 users well one of them doesn't know anything about them and the second well is my gf and she uses Windows for checking her online banking, Facebook, etc. She has used the Linux box a few times and thinks it similar to Windows. She doesn't really like Vista because it is different and she is not used to it. Plus the security pop ups are annoying her, have to turn that CRAP off.

Thats my little blurb for this post.... hope it means something to someone! Cheers!
 
Old 08-08-2007, 07:17 PM   #30
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I'm just about the only one in the house that uses Linux, my older brother I know has ubuntu installed on his laptop and I've have seen him mess about with it and I've shown him some cool stuff but I am really the only one in the house that uses linux.

I could get my dad in-to it, but he knows that "Windows" isn't the best out there.
 
  


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