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occupation: Database Administrator
favorite distro: SuSE 8.2 (soon to be testing 9.0)
home: have a PIII 450 with 384mb ram running SuSE 8.2 as a hobby/development/learning box on a KVM with my Alienware WinXP machine all networked with the other 3 pcs in my house. I'm learning MySql, Java, Apache, and PHP on it atm because I plan to use them at work.
work: I administrate a few DB2 databases on an IBM iSeries server (formally AS/400) as well as 2 Novel boxes and some MS Winblows NT boxes.
We're migrating as many of the databases as we can onto the iSeries (single processor and handles more transactions/min than our NT 'farm') and phasing out the Novel machines. We're adding SuSE as a more secure option for web serving and internet applications as well as some other 'specialty' apps and also because the iSeries can run linux in up to 3 of the 4 logical partitions that we can split it into (if we wanted to). We're replacing NT with server 2003 for 'corporate' standards reasons, or we'd have no windows server boxes at all.
Occupation: Computer Consultant
Location: SW NY - As far from NYC as you can get...
Distribution: Mandrake Linux (Currently 9.1 Bamboo)
Although virtually all of my customers use Microsoft products, I use Linux for nearly all of my in-house work... This includes website development, research, data conversions, and day-to-day activities... I am able to access my server from remote locations for email, program patches and Contact Management/Scheduling, which makes my life much easier... Customer data is stored on the server when I have to do those dreaded MS OS reinstalls due to viruses and spyware damage... Having the Samba setup for Windows domain access is a great asset...
I have tried several other distro's including Red Hat and Turbo Linux, but have found Mandrake to be the most friendly from both end-user and administrator standpoints... My GUI of choice is KDE 3.1... I use Galeon and Mozilla Firebird for web browsing... SquirrelMail is used for my email system... Kate handles my programming needs for HTML, PHP, Perl and bash script programming... No time for C programming these days...
I am looking forward to upgrading to Mandrake Linux 9.2 in the near future...
Age: 19 (almost 20)
Location: New Zealand (the 1st in this thread )
Occupation: Computer Technician and Linux Sysadmin in training
Distro: Windoze XP for flatmates use, I use RH9, wanna try out Suse 9 as I have seen some great reviews about this. For what I do (programming, scripting, proxy-filtering servers, etc) I need something quite powerful and so far RH9 has been great.
Tried: Mandrake (Didn't like) and Debian (Couldn't do it lol)