Linux Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jnthebiker, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. jnthebiker

    jnthebiker Always Riding

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    Any other Linux users here? What are some interesting things you've done with Linux (programming-wise or otherwise)? What distributions do you use? Anyone else have a Raspberry Pi? I'm just curious if anyone else here uses Linux. Feel free to post up your projects/what you've done with it/whatever else, I'd love to see or hear about them.
     
  2. eastcoaststeve

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    Wasn't Linux the kid in Charlie Brown with the security blanket?




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  3. aaccjosh

    aaccjosh Active Member

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    I think that was Linus
     
  4. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    Yeah, I use it. Not at the moment though because the software I need isn't compatible. Should I make a windows thread too? It's also a very good OS.

    In terms of projects - I installed it on my computer and it worked and I used it to run programs. That's what an OS should do, so I'd say that project went well.
     
  5. jnthebiker

    jnthebiker Always Riding

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    What software wasn't compatible? Have you heard of the Wine compatibility layer? It allows you to run many windows programs (pretty much all of them) without lag or flaws like they are actually Linux programs. You might want to give it a try.

    And yes, that project definitely went well. What distribution did you use?
     
  6. Running octoprint from a Pi, XBMC from a Pi and a Pi with weezy. All will do the job they are meant to but left alone for extended periods of time will freeze and require rebooting. I was toying with the idea of getting a Pi 2 to see if the quad-core processor helps.
     
  7. I'm also building a Pi based CNC mill head end just to get rid of a windows based laptop NC controller.
     
  8. cck

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    I used Kurumin Linux, a Knoppix derivative with a custom set of pre-installed programs, a preset KDE configuration, and custom set of configuration and tweaking applications, as my main linux distro for 6 months to one year.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurumin
    I've installed GPE (GPE Palmtop Environment) and OPIE (Open Palmtop Integrated Environment) on a Palm TX using a custom linux kernel (from hackndev). That was in 2006. I never used them for for than 5 days, though. Palm TX booted linux from Palm OS using cocoboot and similar boot loaders.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPE
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPIE_user_interface
    http://www.hackndev.com/
    https://github.com/hackndev/cocoboot
    [edit: http://hdante.blogspot.com.br/2007/03/logged-in-palm-tx.html]
    I also installed and DD-WRT and OpenWRT in 2 routers. The first one suddenly bricked, and the second one (my current, with OpenWRT) is not working well and I'll either revert to original firmware or install DD-WRT instead.
     
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  9. saltine

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    I'll just post my Screenfetch + TermColors + VRMS output because I'm lazy

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    Currently use it for all of my computing. That one firmware package is a very minuscule thorn in my RMS side but I don't want to be trapped without wireless and with no way to acquire the package. I'll probably buy a free USB wireless adapter.
     
  10. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    Yes lol
     
  11. 7185

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    Everything okay Doogie? Just checking in. You haven't made a thread in like 3 days!
     
  12. saltine

    saltine New Member

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    Desktop thread now as it isn't going to turn into anything better

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  13. AndyT

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    That looks like a 1992 Mac screen. You need to get an apple if you want respect, they are truly the most fantastic machines... What an OS
     
  14. saltine

    saltine New Member

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    [​IMG]

    OSX and GNU/Linux are both Unix-like operating systems. They are functionally identical, however one respects your freedom and is actually more modern.

    Enjoy your stylish chic prison though - have you even got a computer anyways? I thought you deemed an iPhone to possess enough magic to do all of that work
     
  15. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I25UeVXrEHQ[/ame]
     
  16. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    Andrew you are literally in prison. Embrace the freedom of the Stallman method:

     
  17. saltine

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ_wXOFQV3M[/ame]
     
  18. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    Fucking lol @ starting his list from number zero.



    Settled on debian with xfce.

    Another reason I used it was my old laptop was too slow to run windows 7 and the wifi was incompatible. Ended up using it on my desktop too so I didn't have to swap OSes all the time.

    Now that I have a real laptop I have no need for it.
     
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  19. saltine

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    I'm not as fanatic as RMS but his ideas are certainly positive. What would the Free Software movement be without a crazy aspergite hobo to lead it?

    With Debian/KDE now I've been 100% free for several months. For school, work, recreation, everything. For security and network/system administration I wouldn't want to run anything else.

    It comes down to that freedom and security are inconvenient, and to most even unimportant. That's fine, it's the user's choice - that might be where I differ from his philosophy, as a user should indeed have the freedom to give up their freedom, so long as they are fully aware they are doing it. That's why I'm fine running Debian rather than something without even a non-free repository, and keeping some firmware drivers to boot. No less it is impossible to have true security or privacy in a closed and inherently untrustworthy system.

    Software compatibility can certainly be a concern. I don't play games, and the only programs I ever seem to lack are graphics related. I can more or less do anything I could in Photoshop using GIMP or Krita - just a little slower. I haven't bothered to try but I'm sure I could run it in Wine if I really felt the need. It's not much of a problem for what I do then. It makes sense to argue this issue if one is a gamer or uses industry specific applications (Specifically plural) which need to interact with each other. Wine is great to run a single self-contained application but as soon as you need to import/export from other programs running in Wine it becomes nearly impossible to use fluidly.
     
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  20. AndyT

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    Bro your gui looks like a homeless persons windows 95... All the fat nerds can help you out- I don't doubt that.

    I'll be sitting here with my real amazingness Mac products and tons of women wanting to cook for and massage me.