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Old 10-31-2003, 12:56 PM   #31
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Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: SuSE 8.1 Pro
Posts: 1

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age: 30+
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.
Old 11-01-2003, 10:04 AM   #32
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware,Ubuntu
Posts: 389

Rep: Reputation: 30
Age: 26
Work: Electrical Engineer
Location: Malaysia
Distro: Slackware
Old 11-01-2003, 12:43 PM   #33
Registered: May 2003
Location: S.W. Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu, OS X
Posts: 760

Rep: Reputation: 30
Age: 43
Occupation: Maintenance Tech./Student
Distro: Work-windows Home-RH9.0, Slack and FreBSD are going on some spare computers I have
Old 11-02-2003, 12:10 PM   #34
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Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Mandrake Linux
Posts: 4

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Thumbs up Make Mine Mandrake Linux

Age: 43
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...
Old 11-03-2003, 10:58 PM   #35
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Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Age: 14
Occupation: Freshman in Highschool
Location: Neenah Wisconsin
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.1 or Slack 9
Old 11-08-2003, 01:53 AM   #36
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Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: Mandrake 10 (10.1)
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
AGE: 41
Location: Canada
Occupation: Manufacturing Automobiles
Favorite distro: Mandrake 9.2 and knoppix 3.3, tried RH 9.0, 8.0, gentoo1.4, debian, mepis, lycoris, archlinux.
Old 11-08-2003, 02:09 AM   #37
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Registered: Aug 2003
Location: redmond, washington
Distribution: freeBSD, mandrake 9.1
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
age: 20
location: ontario, canada
occupation: :/ unemployed
favorite distro: mandrake 9.1, but am switching to free BSD
Old 11-09-2003, 03:17 AM   #38
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: D.C.
Distribution: kernel + gnome
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
age: 24
location: virginia, USA
occupation: education/private tutor
distros: redhat 9 on 2nd box, mandrake 9.2 on laptop
Old 11-10-2003, 07:24 AM   #39
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Registered: Oct 2003
Location: singapore
Distribution: Fedora Core Test 2
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
age : 19
location : Singapore, Asia
occupation : student, computer eng.
Distro: redhat 9, fedora... planning to move though..
Old 11-10-2003, 12:18 PM   #40
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: RedHat 9
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
age : 22
location : UK
occupation : Multi-functional Operative (but looking for job in IT)
Favourite so far : Red Hat 9
Planning to move to : SUSE 9
Old 11-10-2003, 12:32 PM   #41
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Distribution: Slackware 10.0, Mandrake 10.1
Posts: 174

Rep: Reputation: 35
age: 20
location: Belgium
occupation: student
favourite: slackware
Old 11-10-2003, 03:11 PM   #42
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 381

Rep: Reputation: 30
age: 16
Occupation: Student
Location: Carabean
Fav Distro: Gentoo, I use it for everything

I have a test machine on which I run Mandrake, netbsd, openbsd, redhat, slackware, debian, and other distros.
Old 11-10-2003, 04:12 PM   #43
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
Age: 31
Occupation: Self-Employed
Location: Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
Fav Distro: Slackwar 9.1, Peanut was until 9.5 wouldn't recognize my video card

Currently using:
Slackware 9.1 on my comp, while I eagerly await Peanut 9.6.
Peanut 9.2 on a small server on my lan
RedHat 9 about to take over duties for the Peanut box.
Old 11-15-2003, 03:55 PM   #44
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
14, and Mandrake all the way - I'll get tougher ones sooner, since they are so cheap! (oh and male and canadian!)
Old 11-15-2003, 07:21 PM   #45
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: Ubuntu, Arch
Posts: 438

Rep: Reputation: 30
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)


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