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Old 07-09-2020, 11:58 AM   #16
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Obviously its an interview to linux users
And if its not something your interested in helping out on then move along. Im asking for someone to answer some questions for me who are familiar/still use Linux. Simple, and my Homework is the interview so Yes im doing my own work. If u see a question u wouldn't mind answering. Give it a go I'd greatly appreciate.
Taking an attitude like this towards people you're asking for help from isn't a good thing...nor is ignoring the LQ Rules about text-speak, and not using it. If you're in your final year in college, you need to stop using 'u' in sentences.

3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on? - Several, from laptops to desktops, all 64 bit.
4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed? - Several; Mint 19, openSUSE Tumbleweed mostly
5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why? - Since purchase, and because I wanted it.
6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer? - Chrome, KDevelop, and Libreoffice
7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux? - Stability
8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux? - None that I can think of, aside from Windows not being compatible sometimes.
9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things? - No
10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer? - None
11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why? - Weeks ago, for a kernel upgrade
 
Old 07-09-2020, 12:03 PM   #17
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1. What is your name?


2. What city and state do you live in?
You said I can leave these out, so I will.

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3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?
A desktop that's connected to both a 1080p TV and a 4K monitor. Haswell i7, 16GB RAM, RX 2060.


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4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?
Fedora 32

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5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?
I've had Linux installed on that computer since I got it in 2013.

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6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?
These last few days? Chrome and Steam. With either vim or gimp being the third.

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7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?

Honestly? Familiarity.


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8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?
It's not as good as a Mac for developing iOS apps.


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9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?
Nope


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10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?
I'm currently playing Divinity: Original Sin 2, and the last two games I played on it were Dark Souls 3 and DOOM Eternal.


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11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?
That would be this morning. I shut down and turn off this computer as needed.

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Old 07-09-2020, 12:13 PM   #18
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What is the context of the question (home, work, school, other) and why assume only one computer? At home most have routers, televisions, "smart" phones, radios, and other similar devices with the kernel. Those are all individual computers.
 
Old 07-09-2020, 12:22 PM   #19
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You did all that only to reply to my message, don't follow the trend now..u are not needed..Good Day!
 
Old 07-09-2020, 12:25 PM   #20
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You did all that only to reply to my message, don't follow the trend now..u are not needed..Good Day!
Again, you seem to be ignoring what you've been told and asked. You are taking a pretty rude attitude towards people you are asking things from. You also continue to ignore the LQ rules about text-speak, and not using it.

I, along with others here, went out of our way to answer your 'interview' questions, and you respond with this attitude??
 
Old 07-09-2020, 12:35 PM   #21
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No answers then.

Last edited by markd81; 07-09-2020 at 12:37 PM. Reason: removed answers to questions
 
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Old 07-09-2020, 12:40 PM   #22
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1. What is your name?
Not answering this - no offense, just never share personal info online.

2. What city and state do you live in?
Texas

3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?
Mac mini running MacOS

4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?
Slackware 14.2

5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?
About a month - this VirtualBox VM replaces my Kali VM for penetration testing and security research

6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?
nmap, sqlmap, curl

7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?
Powerful tools

8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?
No UI standardization

9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?
Yes, I have a separate gaming only box. It its used for gaming only, nothing else.

10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?
None

11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?
Every time I use it because it is a VM - it gets powered up and down several times a week.
 
Old 07-09-2020, 12:43 PM   #23
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So it's a personal survey of users usage.


1. What is your name?

Fatmac.


2. What city and state do you live in?

Surrey/Hants border, England.


3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?

Multiple desktops & laptops, a chromebook, & my RPi SBC's.


4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?

Debian based, AntiX (systemd free) on laptops & desktops, RaspiOS on my RPi SBC's.


5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?

Been using Linux (& BSD) since 1999, because I don't like Microsoft Windows, (always problematical, blue screen of death, forced updates, etc), & are free to use.


6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?

Web browser, video player, & music player.


7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?

Freedom for me & my computers.


8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?

None.


9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?

No.


10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?

Only play a time waster called PySolFC.


11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?

Very rarely does one need to reboot a Linux or BSD machine, but I do switch mine off when I'm finished using it.

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Old 07-09-2020, 12:45 PM   #24
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Thank u to everyone who simply took the time out to answer a few short questions. Not rocket science to the ones who had so much to say. But Enjoy your day, Im done here XOXO
 
Old 07-09-2020, 12:48 PM   #25
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Thank u to everyone who simply took the time out to answer a few short questions. Not rocket science to the ones who had so much to say. But Enjoy your day, Im done here XOXO
This, right here, is exactly why more people don't try to help others with things like this.
 
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Old 07-09-2020, 12:52 PM   #26
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1. What is your name?
2. What city and state do you live in?
3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?
4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?
5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?
6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?
7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?
8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?
9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?
10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?
11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?
1. David
2. N/A, Maine (I live in an unincorporated township, outside Rangeley, Maine.)
3. Multiple, both here and remote.
4. Multiple, mostly Debian based. A wide variety in virtualizations. One VPS runs CentOS, the other two are Ubuntu Server.
5. Varied. Since day 1 for anything I own.
6. Chrome, Thunderbird, terminal (lxterminal on this one)
7. I control the OS - and Linux lets me get my "work" done as easily and efficiently as possible.
8. None. If there were any major disadvantages, I'd seek an alternative solution.
9. No, I haven't used Windows since the last day I had to. That was 2007.
10. I don't play any games on my computers.
11. About a day ago. I don't have energy concerns.

For the record, I don't hate Windows. It just wasn't "right" for me. I started using computers before point and click - and while I love a GUI, I also love doing many things in the terminal. I also like being able to do things like keep all of my software updated from a central repository.

I also love breaking my OS and trying new things. Linux lets me do that. Linux lets me explore. Linux lets me *constantly* learn new things. Linux keeps my brain engaged. I view it much like science - in that there's always more for me to learn. After all, if we knew everything - we'd stop doing science.

At the same time, I have stable VPSes that have had the same OS rock solid for years with no major downtime. Linux lets me do that.
 
Old 07-09-2020, 02:17 PM   #27
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@Kween,

Welcome to LQ. Does sound as if you're not planning future participation.

If you explained in your first post versus just emited a bunch of personal questions, you'd have received some reasonable first replies.

Be that, once you did explain things, you got some helpful replies.

I may have considered also answering, but you got a few answers, along with a few pushbacks, which are to be expected even when conducting a survey in person.

Rather than be polite about it, you've ended it with a patronizing comment, giving the appearance that you've "hit and ran".

Please consider how you treat your audience next time.
 
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Old 07-09-2020, 03:16 PM   #28
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I will keep that in mind, maybe I came off being very vague, but the audience was the one to come off condescending and they can clearly see im a newbie. Instead of trying to correct my mistakes and guide me some took my inquiry as laughing matter.
 
Old 07-09-2020, 04:09 PM   #29
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I will keep that in mind, maybe I came off being very vague, but the audience was the one to come off condescending and they can clearly see im a newbie. Instead of trying to correct my mistakes and guide me some took my inquiry as laughing matter.
How ungrateful! I'm glad I didn't give answers now.
 
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Old 07-09-2020, 05:40 PM   #30
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Was going to give clarification to post #7 regarding misunderstanding caused by unfortunate thread title, point out rudeness doesn't normally get good responses and then answer questions 3-11 ("obviously..." suggests year 9/10 student, worth a little effort to straighten out).

Got to post #19 and decided to execise the ignore file instead.
 
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