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Old 07-10-2020, 11:28 PM   #46
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1. What is your name?

2. What city and state do you live in?
Skipping those though my profile info is a hint.

3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on? An old Dell laptop, a couple of Raspberry Pis, and four homebrews.

4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed? Slackware 14.2, Raspbian (Stretch), and OpenSUSE (both Leap and Tumbleweed, both latest-n-greatest)

5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why? The laptop started out life as a Windows Vista system (by the previous owner) before being upgraded to Linux. All others were born running Linux. Why? Windows cost more and provide much, much less.

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

7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux? Virtual desktops/activities. Love 'em!

8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux? Encountering web sites that only test against Windows and Mac browsers.

9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things? Only under duress. (Does the missus's Win7 laptop count?)

10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer? Shisen-Sho, Mahjongg, Xonotic

11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why? Only after kernel updates; frequency depends on the distribution.
 
Old 07-11-2020, 04:23 AM   #47
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linux users like to tinker with their boxes, even to the extent of blowing them up (figuratively, I hope) and having to rebuild them.
I would take issue with that. Not all Linux users are hackers by a long chalk. A lot of people (and I am certainly one) love Linux because it's internally simple, comprehensible and safe. It won't do nasty things behind your back like Windows does, and it won't ask you to trust it without being allowed to find out anything about how it works. People of my generation don't trust tech, and being able to understand the systems we use is important to us. Linux satisfies that need.
 
Old 07-11-2020, 11:51 AM   #48
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I would take issue with that. Not all Linux users are hackers by a long chalk. A lot of people (and I am certainly one) love Linux because it's internally simple, comprehensible and safe. It won't do nasty things behind your back like Windows does, and it won't ask you to trust it without being allowed to find out anything about how it works. People of my generation don't trust tech, and being able to understand the systems we use is important to us. Linux satisfies that need.
Oh yeah, I switched to linux almost exclusively because of the privacy issues, windows wasting my (expensive and limited) data to profile me, keep tabs on me and screw me over in the name of gigantic corporations and foreign governments? No thanks! I keep a windows installation, strictly offline, no internet for you.

Initially I kept a puppy linux installation around because it's so light weight and when I had hardware problems it got me out of them a lot of times, now I just find it one of simplest and easiest distros to use, like when something fails stupidly on debian, it just works on puppy, and believe me, puppy is VERY far from perfect or even ideal, but it has worked for me better than any other distro (granted, I've only ever used debian and xubuntu).
 
  


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