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that's another thing..... why on earth do people have stupid user names on their own system????????? just baffles me. my computer, my user, i am chris. as that, oh yes, is my name. i was eswks at my university, but that's nothing to do with me. heh, and the guy i ran the band society with (big black and scary) was doing a physics degree (i was engineering hence es - engineering school) and his email / username was phuck. needless to say his mother doesn't know this.
Well, because I associate my computer usage/passwords with a particular user, or set of users. Most of my email accounts and such around are MasterC or curvin777 I got MasterC from a forum I used to post on where a user was MasterP and I joined as a joke as MasterC for Chad (my first name). Way back many years ago in Junior high I had a pager, and so did alot of my friends. When you would page someone you would put your "code" after the number. My code was 777. So for my email address before I established MasterC, I used curvin777 Curvin being my last name.
So to sum it up, I use MasterC as my main user on my system, obviously root as my admin, and a few others (which are other users I setup for other people and things) when I want to set things up for them.
I got so used to typing in [u]gsewell[/i] as my username for University, that I started to use it on my home machine too. I originally (when I first started with Linux) had my username as grant, but I just got quicker at typing gsewell thant grant and so it stuck. As for the thymox thing, that dates back to my 1st year at college. I was trying to get a yahoo email account and most combinations of my name were already taken (apparently), and I didn't really want something unmemorable like grant_sewell_2016, or whatever, so I opted for something completely and utterly random! That was about 6 or 7 years ago, now, and it just stuck! I found that people were more inclined to remember my weird email address than my normal one. Since I had, therefore, already got a second potential username to use, I started to use it on my home computer too for anything that I didn't want my ordinary user to have access to, such as my Uni work and my music work - I just piss about too much as gsewell to risk losing everything!
Originally posted by acid_kewpie that's another thing..... why on earth do people have stupid user names on their own system????????? just baffles me. my computer, my user, i am chris. as that, oh yes, is my name.
Oh I don't understand that either. My roomate uses SmooveT, he gets mad at me when I setup a username for him on my Linux server by his real name, I tell him, real name or no name..
But yeah, my own systems, I use drew, its my name, my system. Forums like this, its fun to have a online name instead of just your real name but that's it.
Yeah that's probably a question better left to their therapists, not LQ Addicts
Some people just enjoy being "geeky" so to enhance that they give themselves usernames other than their real name. I guess it really depends on what you use your computer for, if you are in a business situation, then you probably have a username that closely resembles your real name, but if you are at home on your gaming box, and all you do is take your tweaked box with a window and some cold cathode tubes around to different lan parties, then you might use a handle as your login
Variety is the spice of life, and Linux does a great job of proving it.
BTW, on topic again..
Right now I am root (please no rotten tomatoes thrown at me) because I am doing some tweaking on my system, and I am also burning a few CD's and working on my fresh new LFS setup and things... anyway to my point...
I am running KDE. What I like about KDE is it's use of colors by default. It comes with loads of cool looking icons in the taskbar, a nice clean background, and a cool splash. It comes with a decent office suite, and an easy to use for newbies Control Center, to set up things that aren't so straight forward.
I also like Konsole better than xterm, and eterm even more.
Yes thank you Thymox, you are correct. I was referring to the KDE Control Center, since I was in Slack (as I usually am) I don't have the Mandrake Control Center, which I actually don't think too highly of. I like it, sort of. I think it gives a few mis-leading ideas maybe. I really haven't messed with 9.0's much, so I might be wrong now, but when I used to use Mandy as my sole distro, I would get confused as to what I was editing and end up jackin up the system quite quickly. Things weren't labeled very well as to what they actually did I think. I can't remember specifics right now, so I guess I really don't have anything to back that up with.
Anyway, yeah, thanks for the clarification Thymox.