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Do you use a Linux/Unix operating system...


Teddy Rogers

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I am curious to know if any of you guys and girls use a Linux/Unix operating system and if so which flavour and why - is it your main operating system? Mac OS doesn't count...


 


Ted.


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I use Ubuntu 9.04 and 10.04 for my main OS. Arch, Slack, Mandrake and Redhat are good distros too, but Ubuntu has the largest user base.


 


I use it because I feel comfortable in it, and since everything is open source if you don't like it, change it.


 


The only downside is Windows default drivers are compatable w/most / all hardware out there, and a small project like Ubuntu doesn't have those resources. It hasn't happened in a few years as thigns are improving, but sometimes I have to buy hardware that already has an open source driver tested and working for it, specifically for certain gpu, wifi and bt adapters. Once drivers are working though it's bliss. 

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I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Debian. I have chosen debian for the new distro that contains python-llvm, wich allows you to use cool projects such as miasm.


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I use Arch on my laptop but as everyone mentioned , drivers are a  huge downside. also, potential break down of system due to improper updating of arch (happens rarely but when it does, its a huge issue).
i am still on the learning phase. Also i miss visual studio support too much which is probably the main reason i am still using windows on my desktops .

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main os for me - win7 at now, but firewall and communication server works under debian, nettop and laptop have linux (kali_linux for example) on board for some experiments, embedded_fw rebuilding, cross_compilation and etc, and 1 or 2 boot usb drives with "rescue" tools...


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OpenWrt on one of my routers, Ubuntu 14.04 on a VPS, Ubuntu 12.04 on another VPS and (I know you said it doesn't count) MacOS for some app development on my main desktop.

Recently made my first Makefile, really like the package manager, installing curl (and getting it to link etc in visual studio) took me like 15 minutes on windows and 2 seconds on ubuntu (apt-get yay!)

I own a Raspberry Pi, probably it runs some linux too. And I have two Android phones and a tabled running some kind of linux/unix thing.

Windows is still my favorite, all the linux I ever used (except MacOS) is terminal-only and commands are nice, but it's a little too much typing for daily use (perfect for servers, which is what I use them for).

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I use Kali Linux in a VM for cracking the near wifi netwroks using Reaver if the WPS vulnerability is present.


 


I also have a second box with Ubuntu 14 but It is mainly used by my little niece for games and videos.


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I use Kali Linux in a VM for cracking the near wifi netwroks using Reaver if the WPS vulnerability is present.

 

Bad cracker.

:lock:

 

OnTopic:

Android on phone, Linux on wifi router.

On desktop/laptop Windows.

Here almost nobody use Linux so what can i do with it?

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Installed in other hard disk: Mint, nice and simple to use, good to play video and audio.


For rescue: Parted Magic, delete virus, recover partitions.


Because I can use in live mode in ram:  Knoppix, to record and edit audio and play multimedia.


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I think most on *nix are developers, mainly C coders since C has deep roots in *nix, but many sysadmins too. W/over 1% of the internet using Ubuntu it is growing.For almost a year straight my friend had me reformat her 14 year old's Win7 laptop every month or two. It would slow down to the point of no use. Finally I realized it was because of porn and didn't want to have any weird conversations so I just said looks heres Ubuntu, here's how to use skype, open a web browser, edit a document, etc and problem was solved, no more slowdowns.

 

However since nearly everything is opensource/free in linux I don't expect it to be much interest to most reversers around here.

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I use Arch on my laptop but as everyone mentioned , drivers are a  huge downside. also, potential break down of system due to improper updating of arch (happens rarely but when it does, its a huge issue).

 

You could try Manjaro, it's just as cutting edge with a more stable rolling release cycle...

 

Ted.

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I use Manjaro, been using it for about 1 and half years now, Love the Arch linux structure and pacman for package manager shits all over apt-get. Using XFCE for desktop environment, but also like cinnamon desktop. Manjaro has a nice hardware manager which makes it a lot easier than Arch, and has its own package repository which is only a couple of weeks behind arch repository, they do this so the packages can be fully tested before sending them out, this is Arch only problem, its so cutting edge that it can some times break your system because of the lack of testing time.


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I do not personally. While the server side of the world is definitely majority driven by Linux, when it comes to a desktop world, it's definitely not. My work and personal projects always are focused towards Windows users since my stuff revolves around gaming. Linux just does not at all have the support of the gaming development world (yet) to justify worrying about making anything for Linux in my opinion. Steam's new stuff is pushing towards more support to Linux with their own gaming device and OS (SteamOS) running all on Linux. Their tools also help push developers to support more platforms with their games. 


 


If the time comes when the gaming world is more divided then possibly I could see justifying using Linux, but until then I don't see a point in using it for my personal needs and work. 


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I run vanilla Debian on a Desktop, and I run Windows 8.1 on another. I use Linux mainly to test many Open Source tools, work related or otherwise, plus I like to get to know Linux alittle more (the more I use it, the more powerful it becomes). But due to how much mobility I need, I typically am on a Mac Laptop most of the day, but inside either a windows or Linux virtual machine. 


 


I have friends who have been trying to get me to use Arch, but the last time I tried to install Arch, I nearly commited homicide, its a pain in the ass to get setup, and in this era, time is worth spending on other things, like using the Operating System.


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I use Kali ...Because it have more tools than Windows ...  But My frends use Windows System... In order to communicate, I have to install dual system ..2333


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i use Ubuntu 14.10, because i need for my work. hmm i wanted some Gnome ubuntu wo unity. but it ok for that little time i spend with it.


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