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How many use Linux here?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheSlugClub, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. TheSlugClub

    TheSlugClub BANNED BANNED

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    Leave me a negative rep if you want, but I hate windows. I just don't know how people use Windows at all. I use Linux. Linux is way more advanced than Windows, and it really is quite easy to use. No virus, no crashes no hacks, no keylogging no nothing. It is the safest and best operating there is IMO. And it can run most of the Windows software too, with WINE, the Windows Emulator. And, above all, its free.

    How many use Linux completely without having to get into windows even once?
     
  2. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    I m a windows expert i almost use all windows products like windows 2007 server, windows 2003 server, windows xp, windows vista. I work as a server specialist for a call center and i manage all those servers. Linux is like pain in the a**.
     
  3. cristianraiber

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    I've got correct you on one thing ... the best OS out there is Leopard ... it's based on UNIX just as Linux and it also doesn't crash, doesn't get infected, all that stuff ... but it has a better compatibility with windows programs as well as there are more software solutions being developed for it than Linux ...
     
  4. Nemesis_318

    Nemesis_318 Newbie

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    I would use Linux exclusively if I could. However, my job requires me to type documents in Word email them to my employer. I tried using OpenOffice and their converter several times with several different settings but I could never get it converted so when my employer opened it in Word it was OK. They started complaining to me that my document formatting was bad, blah, blah, blah so I had to go back to using Word. There's a couple games I like to play that won't run under WINE either so if I want to play those, I have to use Windows. I had a duel boot system and got tired of switching back and forth for work related stuff so I am pretty much back to just using Windows now.
     
  5. shaze

    shaze Newbie

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    I'm on a Debian box now
     
  6. spect

    spect Newbie

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    Just a heads up that WINE isn't an emulator, it's basically a "wrapper" for the windows binaries in linux.

    I use ubuntu + windows 7 and I am happy with both of them.
     
  7. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    I use it like hell! Couldn't live without my tasty shell scripts.

    Nemesis_318: you can run the whole windows with virtualbox or vmware right there from linux
     
  8. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    I do understand all of the above....

    I've been using Unix and Linux since they were created (yes, I'm that old).... And also take care of the "care and feeding" of dozens of my WH customers networks and all their MS infrastructures as well.

    I use Linux 99% of the time, and have several VM instances running for Win98/ME/2000/XP, etc., etc., etc... (and yes, I have customers who use W98.. )....

    Linux is just so much easier and more powerful. But then again, the first computer I programmed was a S360 with 12K or core!
     
  9. cheezycheez

    cheezycheez Junior Member

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    i use puppy linux.
     
  10. turner

    turner Registered Member

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    I once tried to load red hat after a friend suggested it back in the day but i could only get a quater of the page on a full screen so I left it, so am stuck with the norm, still i'd prefer 95/98 to wot am using now.
     
  11. The Scarlet Pimp

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  12. JimBow

    JimBow Newbie

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    I run both Windows and Linux. I love Linux, but there's some things that are just easier with Windows.

    It's my dream to one day be able to use Linux exclusively :D
     
  13. minute80

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    I used to be Linux only shop, but now I am in the situation where I use whatever I can, as long as it gets job done., and will be moving to Linux again as fast as possible. The thing with Linux is that it is designed better. and therefore IMHO is impervious to random slowdowns which are common for XP. In addition to that, I don't like Vista as it seems that it is loaded with number of unknown background processes and is sluggish as well - yeah, I know that there are ways to speed it up, and belive me I tried it all, but it still doesn't response as snappy as Linux.
     
  14. Moneymaka

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    I currently have Vista and i must say i HATE it.
    I'm really paranoid about all the processes running in the background, it's like everyday there's a new process i haven't seen before, but when i google it it's supposed to be a microsoft process.

    I just hate it , i'd love to have linux which, like most say, is secure and safe.
    I remember having problems to run software on my linux so that's the only downside or else i'd already have linux.

    Can anyone suggest me a good Linux which has a good program that serves the same purpose like WINE?

    Or maybe buy a second computer and run the programs on that?
     
  15. redfan123

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    Not true. You can't run games that use DirectX. You need VMWare for that, and even then it's quite hard to get stuff running properly. Normal Apps are generally ok, but WINE should handle that. I use Ubuntu Hrdy and have to say it's a million times better than winblowz.
     
  16. Wikolia

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    Im sure there are a few people who would disagree with you there! :D
    Its the same with Solaris Unix users who would say theirs is much better too.

    The major thing Linux has going for it is the sheer variety of base systems (Debian, Slackware, Redhat, etc) and the hundreds of different distributions that have forked off from them.
    In addition to that, I honestly don't think any other OS offers the same level of customization.

    That sounds like it was the good old days when it was actually Redhat (although still available obviously). I remember when I had troubles like that... so when I tried Susie found out it was still loaded into a CLI (black screen with text - like DOS) and you had to type 'init x' to load up a desktop! lol

    If you want to use Redhat still (good old .rpm packages ;)), try their 'not so new' version Fedora. Many, many improvements!

    The GF hated Linux with a passion... even tried her on Ubuntu and she refused to have it on the PC.
    Then I came across Puppy Linux and she doesn't want let anything else be on there, not even Windows! :p
    Do you use a standard version or one of the Puplets?
    Very fast and powerful OS is Puppy, im very impressed. Easy wireless networking (even supports those that Ubuntu doesn't) and has NDISWrapper integrated for using Windows device drivers. Its a step up from Damn Small Linux with massive improvements / simplicity, while still not being resource hungry.


    Personally I dont 'tend' to use Windows, only when I am trying to use a specific tool (like BH tools, cable 'modding', etc) that is programmed using Microsoft's propriety .net framework and does not run under WINE or an available alternative.

    I do play with various things though (except Vista, its pants! lol) and dual boot of the following OS's:
    - Ubuntu 8.04 (32bit) [at the moment still my main one]
    - Ubuntu 9.04 (32bit)
    - Dream Linux 3.5 (32bit) with Gnome, not XFCE
    - Ubuntu 9.04 (64bit)
    - Puppy Linux 4.2 (32bit) - bling puplet update version
    - Windows XP SP3 (32bit)
    - Windows XP SP3 (64bit)
    - Windows 7 (32bit)
    - Windows 7 (64bit)

    The PC upstairs uses (until I upgrade it to a core2 duo - got the bits sitting next to me still lol):
    - Puppy Linux 4.2
    - Windows XP SP3 (32bit)

    The laptop runs: Puppy Linux 4.2 only

    :D
     
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    I run Linux Mint 7 64 dual booted with Windows XP 64...I don't remember the last time I booted into Windows, aside from running my VM

    I always seem to impress my friends with Compiz too :p
     
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    was gonna run pup linux but saw it was gnome. may go with fedora next year.
     
  19. Wikolia

    Wikolia Junior Member

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    Umm im pretty sure its not mate! (in ubuntu right now so cant see)
    Gnome is FAR too big for that little puppy ;)

    *EDIT*
    IceWM and JWM as standard in 4.2 mate :)
     
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  20. kg21

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    Just starting to play with ubuntu, trying to setup some old PCs for a non-profit.