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The Linux Thread

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Sparoism, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    I recently got into this whole Linux thing, and I'm hooked.

    I figure there has to be some Linux users here, and I thought I'd get the jump off and start a thread so we could post some tips, or share apps...as this is all open source, there's no legality issues.

    The reason I don't want to do this in the Computer thread is that I want to keep the two seperate. Since there are a lot of folks who are into this or thinking about trying it out, I can see the two not coexisting very well...confusion is mostly what I intend to avoid. Plus, it will help to keep things on topic.

    So, currently I'm using a live CD version, Puppy 1.0.6. It fits an entire OS into 50 mb, and runs completely off of a CD. That's ONE PERCENT of the size of my Windows XP install....wowsers!

    So, if the mods that be would be so kind as to let this play out, I'm curious to see how many other Linux users we have here, and what they have to offer.

    I'm not too interested in Freebsd, unless there's some compelling arguments to be presented in its favor.

    So, who's with me?
  2. beardo

    beardo Guest

    i fucked around with it a bit when i was living with the UBER computer nerd. shit is the business if youre into sitting around and learning all that language.

    i did use 'the gimp' a little bit, the open source version of photoshop. its not very user friendly, but it gets the job done.
  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,132 Likes Received: 80
    Hhaha, c'mon man... 95% of these people have a hard time with windows...

    They're not gonna be using linux... but anyhow, you might get lucky and get some of the Mac folks in here

    raving about the unix based osx... It's overdue for me to make another linux box.... and linux is very awesome....

    It's just beyond alot of computer users.
  4. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    Linux is somewhat over my head, for now...it's that or suffer through Windows some more. I can learn.

    I just need to learn some of the terms.
  5. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,132 Likes Received: 80
    One of the things I have read about linux, is it's not an operating system like windows that you're going to be

    able to know EVERYTHING about... you can, and most people/sysadmins, get by knowing just what

    they need to know to get done what they're trying to do.... so it's not something that you will completely understand

    in a couple months, you just learn as you go and read alot, there's a TON of information for linux on the internet.
  6. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    That's what I'm coming to realize. The install I used luckily has most of the apps I need everyday...I just need to get slsk running, then it's all gravy.
  7. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,132 Likes Received: 80
    look up pyslsk... it's a python based slsk client... you can find info about it on the slsk website... I think in the forums...

    I love the way some of the dekstops look in linux... and they have all these cool meters that you can always see....

    not to mention haveing FOUR desktops... that's always cool, you can have like work spaces that way that you can

    switch in between very quickly and do different tasks... like be full screen editing a photo on one, and then be able

    to switch to one where you have all your music folders open and an mp3 player playing....

    it's really cool stuff and super efficient as far as system resources go.
  8. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    So, the new plan is to build a Mini-ITX machine. What do you know about these? They look really cool.

    Someday, I think the comp I am on right now will be Linux, but I'm not quite ready to kick XP outta the house..
  9. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    Mini-ITX link

    These are the comps I was talking about.

    I'm going to get a USB card today so I can run off of that.
  10. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    im not that savvy.. so what does the GUI look like for linux?
  11. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    A lot like Win95, but the speed is pghenomenal since it boots into RAM and runs from there.

    12 oz. pages never loaded so fast!
  12. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    I think the custom builds were the hook for me.

    The mobo is the size of a CD case. As long as you can get proper venting and it fits into whatever "case" you plan to use, and you can cut some slots for the ports and a DVD drive, it's all good.
  13. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    i've never fucked aroud w/ linux, but my friend is all about that. i tried it out, and was too lazy at the time to learn all the language and stuff.

    but i got a powerbook running tiger. shit's sexy and perfect for me
  14. SionONE

    SionONE Member

    Joined: Jan 3, 2006 Messages: 305 Likes Received: 14
    linux is pretty hott been into it for a couple years, best thing is customizing everything, if you into pogramming try fuckin wit da Sams Linux Programming. its aight if you got understanding of Linux kernels and C.

    Windows break, Penguins are flexible.
  15. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    I fear the jump, and have for 10 years now. Someday...