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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #125 on: July 19, 2012, 11:29:04 AM »
I am not a part of "the Linux community".

"The Linux community" mainly consists of "I am too stupid to make my Windows work right" Dumbuntu/openSUSE users. I don't want to be a part of that. After all, if I want UNIX, I'll always choose BSD.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #126 on: July 19, 2012, 03:07:39 PM »
I am not a part of "the Linux community".

"The Linux community" mainly consists of "I am too stupid to make my Windows work right" Dumbuntu/openSUSE users. I don't want to be a part of that. After all, if I want UNIX, I'll always choose BSD.
;D I've actually never heard of it that way!  It's usually the Linux people saying that about Windows.  Good stuff.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #127 on: July 19, 2012, 03:42:38 PM »
I am not a part of "the Linux community".

"The Linux community" mainly consists of "I am too stupid to make my Windows work right" Dumbuntu/openSUSE users. I don't want to be a part of that. After all, if I want UNIX, I'll always choose BSD.

*sigh* whatever...


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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #128 on: July 19, 2012, 03:43:49 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #129 on: July 19, 2012, 03:44:49 PM »
yes.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #130 on: July 19, 2012, 03:45:52 PM »
So what's going on?

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #131 on: July 19, 2012, 03:46:57 PM »
Windows 9 will be open source, that's what's going on  :D

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #132 on: July 19, 2012, 03:49:46 PM »
Why should it?

After all, not even Linux is completely free software.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #133 on: July 19, 2012, 03:49:58 PM »
Assuming it makes it to 9.  :P  (It will BTW - but will anybody be buying it? That's the question.)

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #134 on: July 19, 2012, 03:51:01 PM »
They haven't even made it to 7 yet AFAIK. Windows 6.2 or something?

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #135 on: July 19, 2012, 04:20:57 PM »
* wraith808 munches popcorn and watches the train quickly derail

Can we make it go down in flames?  I want some roasted marshmallows to go with my popcorn...

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #136 on: July 19, 2012, 04:33:22 PM »
* wraith808 munches popcorn and watches the train quickly derail

Can we make it go down in flames?  I want some roasted marshmallows to go with my popcorn...


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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #137 on: July 19, 2012, 04:37:04 PM »
Can we make it go down in flames?

Nope. It's already gotten boring. And predictable.

I want some roasted marshmallows to go with my popcorn...

Actually...toasted marshmallows sounds really good. Think I'll fire up the grill later tonight. Haven't had one of those in years. Thx for the suggestion! :up:


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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #138 on: July 19, 2012, 05:24:53 PM »
Ok...one more thing I'm going to do in the spirit of experimentation, I'm going to do one command line install on linux mint this weekend.  That's all, carry on everyone!
[edit] actually, this will be more fun.  I'll try to do a screencast of it and post it so we can all see how i like to overcomplicate things.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #139 on: July 19, 2012, 06:18:25 PM »
-- Which desktop environment you like, even if you want it to perfectly mimic Win7 or OSX!

And exactly which one are you referring to that perfectly mimics the Win7 desktop, including the Windows taskbar in all it's glory? I want that taskbar, it's all I want. I can not be comfortable or productive in any OS that doesn't have a good impersonation of the Windows taskbar that can be configured in the way I am used to using it .

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #140 on: July 19, 2012, 07:17:53 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D This thread certainly has taken a funny turn!
superboyac: I'm looking forward to that screencast. I'm actually curious about how complicated that can get. Have you selected the program yet? That makes all the difference, I guess (especially if you select one that isn't in the repositories). I suggest something simple such as rythmbox (if that's installed already, then try banshee). Then maybe you can try something that is not in the repositories, such as Opera. I'm pretty sure you'll be surprised how the first one is so simple, and YMMV for the second one :P

app: actually that's a good question, can linux's taskbar be that scary?  ;D I don't think it can get that large (why would anyone want it like that?  :P), but I may be wrong.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #141 on: July 19, 2012, 07:37:28 PM »
I don't think it can get that large

Yes, it can get that large, at least in Ubuntu. But unfortunately, it doesn't mean more room for more icons. It can only hold the same amount, but the icons resize themselves to be HUGE!

why would anyone want it like that?

Some people hate wading through menus looking for the apps they want to run, hate all the clicking to get to the folders and files they use often. Some people don't like remembering where those files and folders are located. And some people have never used the taskbar any other way. And for some people, the preference may be genetic. (3 generations of my family prefer their taskbar this way) ;)

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #142 on: July 19, 2012, 07:51:11 PM »
Yes, it can get that large, at least in Ubuntu. But unfortunately, it doesn't mean more room for more icons. It can only hold the same amount, but the icons resize themselves to be HUGE!
Yeah, that does look like a poor design decision. So, basically, it doesn't wrap to more lines? But if you're really interested in setting it up like that, I'm sure we could find a way somehow to do something similar. I'd say we might have to take a look at KDE instead of gnome, though.

why would anyone want it like that?
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I'm sorry, I was being silly but my comedic tone did not transpire from my writing. I know fully well how much you really like it like that :)

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #143 on: July 19, 2012, 09:11:17 PM »
;D ;D ;D This thread certainly has taken a funny turn!
superboyac: I'm looking forward to that screencast. I'm actually curious about how complicated that can get. Have you selected the program yet? That makes all the difference, I guess (especially if you select one that isn't in the repositories). I suggest something simple such as rythmbox (if that's installed already, then try banshee). Then maybe you can try something that is not in the repositories, such as Opera. I'm pretty sure you'll be surprised how the first one is so simple, and YMMV for the second one :P

app: actually that's a good question, can linux's taskbar be that scary?  ;D I don't think it can get that large (why would anyone want it like that?  :P), but I may be wrong.
No I haven't picked a program.  I'm going to do it all in realtime, everything.  Just so everyone can see how easy or difficult it will be for me.  I was just playing with yawcam, a free webcam software.  Very nice!

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #144 on: July 19, 2012, 09:37:55 PM »
Hi,

More recent attempt .. about 3 months back ..I picked up one of those English mag DVDs with about 3 or 4 recent Linux installs.  I tried them on 2 different puters.  They always got a glitch before the install was finished, sometimes with all sorts of scrolling text junque.

The only thing I remember was that the nature of the glitch varied by the Linux flavor.

Occasionally I try to burn a Linux install myself  Then I don't usually get as far as I did with the DVDs above.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #145 on: July 20, 2012, 12:19:44 AM »
Sorry to be so late to the party. 

The question is too generic.  Is Linux a Desktop (aka PC) hobby?  That seems to be what you're discussing.

Is it a hobby OS for Fortune 100 Companies?  Not hardly.  I work for a F-20 company and was the first Linux guy they hired in 2009.  By 2010 they decided to start a Unix to Linux migration project and kick out every Unix OS in favor of SuSE Linux.  Linux was the first OS to pass internal audit.  And we did it our first try.  >95% of our business critical apps run on Linux.  We have one of (if not the) largest SAP installations in the world, all running on SuSE.  We're at 1500+ and growing servers.

Sorry to disappoint the MS FUD Teams... Linux is a real, enterprise class OS.

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #146 on: July 20, 2012, 12:30:37 AM »
Quote from: tuxman
I am not a part of "the Linux community".

"The Linux community" mainly consists of "I am too stupid to make my Windows work right" Dumbuntu/openSUSE users. I don't want to be a part of that. After all, if I want UNIX, I'll always choose BSD.
*facepalm*

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* wraith808 munches popcorn and watches the train quickly derail

Now if someone mentions Nazis, I'm gonna puke.

Oh, wait... dammit
*facepalm*

* Edvard steals a toasted marshmallow from 40Hz

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #147 on: July 20, 2012, 02:35:21 AM »
Could you explain that facepalm?

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #148 on: July 20, 2012, 07:47:16 AM »
Well, there's this whole thing called Godwin's Laww, and though he was only saying something about mentioning Nazis, it counted...  :lol:

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Re: Is Linux just a hobby?
« Reply #149 on: July 20, 2012, 07:49:00 AM »
I meant the first one.  8)