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Old 01-10-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
lemuel
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how can you tell if you are addicted to linux?


can anyone pls continue this list:

you know you are addicted to linux if:
1) you force yourself to do it in linux even if theres a better way to do it in wondows
2) you keep trying to convince your friends how good linux is and how bad windows is
3) your most frequently visited websites are linuxquestions.org and distrowatch.org
4) suddenly you like doing your tasks in console than in a graphical UI
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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Moved: More suitable in General as its not a Linux technical question.

And didn't/don't we already have a thread dicussing if members are addicted to Linux..
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: how can you tell if you are addicted to linux?

Quote:
Originally posted by lemuel
can anyone pls continue this list:

you know you are addicted to linux if:
1) you force yourself to do it in linux even if theres a better way to do it in wondows
2) you keep trying to convince your friends how good linux is and how bad windows is
3) your most frequently visited websites are linuxquestions.org and distrowatch.org
4) suddenly you like doing your tasks in console than in a graphical UI
1) Not quite. I have Linux on a lappy not connected to the internet but I do as much as I can on it
2) Yes I try my darndest
3) Are there any other websites besides Google, LinuxQuestions and Distrowatch?
4) I may run X on my vector lappy, but it's not uncommon to find that a terminal is open and maximized.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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1. ??? This makes no sense to me. Windows does something better than *nix? I'll be darned. Everytime I try to do anything on windows I am constantly wondering how people get anything done with such a crippled system. For Bob's sake... it doesn't even come with vi! Doing something in windows really isn't an option because I don't have windows. That said, nothing I have ever wanted to do was hard to do on my computer.

2. Nope... I don't preach and I don't seek converts. People come to use *nix when they are ready. I do mumble foul words when they come and seek my help in keeping their Windows machines running... but it is their choice.

3. I am never on distrowatch. I am here pretty frequently... it is part of the bundle of tabs I automatically open when I start my browser. That and bsdforums. But it is mostly because I have some desire to give back to the projects I have benefitted so much from.

4. Of course I like using the console. It is by far the easiest and most productive way to make most changes. Now, I don't browse the web in the console or anything. But once you learn to move about in it, it seems much easier to get stuff done then needing to reach over for your mouse every 2 seconds.

How about some more... let's see.

5. You sit down on a windows computer, open the command prompt and can't figure out why "ls" fails to work.

6. You can name well over 20 commands which are only 2 letters long, but don't know the 2 letter abbreviation for that many states. {limited to US linux users of course... not fair to everyone else}

7. You not only know where you would enter the following command but you also know what it does and have even used it. " :'a,'bg/^$/d " (note command does not include the "'s)

8. You laugh at people who have never seen a text editor solve the towers of hanoi problem for 25 disks before (emacs does this BTW).

9. You use a friends computer and after two seconds you find yourself asking, "How do I open a new tab?" And he tells you IE doesn't have tabs. "IE doesn't have tabs?!! Seriously?" (Note: This is personal experience... I was just blown away... I honestly didn't even think about something that is assumed to be the main web-browser for most windows users would lack this function.)

10. You have used more than 7 windowmanagers and daily use one other than kde or gnome.

Last edited by frob23; 01-10-2005 at 12:43 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:52 PM   #5
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11. You haven't hit cntrl+alt+del in months (or years)
12. You eventually begin to like the color blue (BSOD ref)
13. You look at old hardware with just as much excitement as new hardware.
14. You have a network at home that rivals the one at work
15. The bulge in your wallet has been replaced by a DSL 3"cd
 
Old 01-10-2005, 01:24 PM   #6
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Oh, oh... I get points for almost all of those. (No longer keep a 3" cd in my wallet).

And the network in my home (personally) is better than the crappy network they have at work. Freaking company still uses token-ring. Well... they did install wireless for the guests and my home network doesn't rival that one. So we'll call it a tie.

Note: In case anyone wonders: #7. The proper place to enter that command would be in vi (or any vi-like editor). It takes a block of the file (previously marked with a and b) and removes all the blank lines.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 05:39 PM   #7
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Another one:

16: You have a Linux sticker on your car.

(I do)

Oh, my employer also uses token ring (on CAT5) and I have 100Mbs at home, so I guess my home network is a little better. Oh wait, it has Linux, so it is a 'better' network!
 
Old 01-16-2005, 01:18 AM   #8
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i'm a convert

i spend my time on LQ

and here's a new one: i try to find a way to do something in linux for hours or days at a time when i can do it in 5 minutes in windows, and even if i get nowhere in linux i end up not doing it at all.

you might have yourself a beowulf cluster of atomic super men!
http://www.ubergeek.tv/article.php?pid=54

muahhhhh
 
Old 01-16-2005, 05:00 AM   #9
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how can you tell if you're addicted to linux ???

when you roll your sleeves up
and see little scabs shaped liked penguins
on yer arms where you've been injecting

when you crave another hit of vi

floppy
 
Old 01-16-2005, 05:30 AM   #10
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I get points for 16... technically it is a Linux fish... like the Jesus fish except... well Linux is real.

I am a regular blood donor... so once every two months I can roll up my sleeves and see a little sore scar.. if I have been drinking... and maybe manipulate it with my fingers... I might get it to look like a penguin -- I'll get back to you on that one.
 
  


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