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What do you do with Linux?

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Re: What do you do with Linux?

#31 Post by AndyMH » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:34 pm

I began with Corel Linux
Wasn't that Xandros? which is where I started with linux in the early 2000's. I use linux for everything (almost - do have win7 in a VM for those odd sites that insist on IE and for word and excel).
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Re: What do you do with Linux?

#32 Post by Dekks » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:57 pm

edik wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:08 pm
I think both of these modules work only on the T430 and X430 series and lower, on any newer machines they either don't load or don't report battery cycle information...
I know it's an old post but to set things straight... for older than t430 use tp-smapi, for t430 and newer use acpi-call
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Re: What do you do with Linux?

#33 Post by skx » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:35 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:20 pm
I'm a Windows person and I'm just curious, what do you Linux for, and is it Linux only?
Everything you do and more :wink: Leave your digital handcuffs behind and join us on the other side 8)

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Re: What do you do with Linux?

#34 Post by azrielle » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:44 am

I use Win7 for uTorrent, EditPadPro, and 7Zip, because I am familiar with the interfaces. Anything else I can use either OS for, e.g. Calibre, Yacreader, VLC, LibreOffice, Geany, Opera...

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Re: What do you do with Linux?

#35 Post by the1corrupted » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:04 am

These days, I only use Windows to play video games and video editing on my primary desktop. I am currently running Kubuntu 18.10 on my laptops as Linux gives me more tools and flexibility. I took a break from using Linux for a few years as app support wasn't quite there. My last foray was from 2007 to 2009. In the years I have ignored it, Linux has only grown stronger. I usually recommend Kubuntu, Ubuntu, or Mint to any new user, with the only real difference being the desktop UI you have to deal with. I prefer the KDE environment, but it's all just personal choice.

As my career has grown as a network technician, I find myself using CLI network utilities to sniff networks, test connections and remote into different devices. Mostly because I can do that ALL within Bash. I know that Windows implemented support for Bash but it's terrible. I have had issues trying to use apt commands if I needed to install modules.

There are also penetration testing utilities that are available for me to run the occasional security audit.

Linux also consumes less battery than Windows while on the desktop. Battery life is important if I have to keep moving around.

I really want to be able to do a full dive into Arch Linux. Start with nothing but a CLI and do a build-my-own-Linux

Apps that I use on Kubuntu:
* Firefox - because I can do almost everything online these days, including editing documents saved to the cloud, watching videos, and listening to music
* Google Play Music Desktop - This is a freeware program made by a college student that works on Windows and Linux! It did not work from the download on the website, had to use this command to install:

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sudo snap google-play-music-desktop
* LibreOffice - I tend not to use these programs too heavily. I have Office 365 on my desktop that has seamless integration with OneDrive. If I need to edit a document, I simply do it online through Firefox. There IS a way to get Office 2013 to work on Linux with the same activation, but I just haven't really bothered.
* Notepadqq - I use Notepad++ on the Windows side (I tend to stay away from needing WINE to run an application).

I would consider Davinci Resolve if I wanted to get into serious video editing on Linux. But the i5 processors in my laptops would rather commit suicide than video edit.

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Re: What do you do with Linux?

#36 Post by pm23885 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:27 am

My livelihood. I'm a sysadmin.
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