What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

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What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby marco.auer » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:48 pm

Hello LXF Team!

Thanks a lot for your great magazine. I really love it and it helped me already many times in solving problems with my linux system.

I am just wondering what Linux Distribution you are using. Sometimes I see screenshots in the magazine from SUSE or Fedora, but what you are using for your daily work?

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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby M-Saunders » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:23 pm

Lo Marco,

Glad you like the mag. As for distros: there are quite a few being used amongst LXF staff and freelancers. I've been running Slackware for a few years, now Ubuntu.

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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby andychannelle » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:09 pm

I have SUSE 9.3 Pro on my x86 desktop, Kubuntu on my PPC desktop and Xandros 3.0 Business Edition on my laptop. My screenshots are usually taken in SUSE with loads of extra eye candy added because I'm superficial...
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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby nelz » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:23 pm

I use Gentoo on my Athlon64 desktop, my PPC laptop and my x86 server, but I also have at least half a dozen other distros installed in VMWare at any one time. Currently, my VMware directory contains:

Arch Linux
Ark Linux
Debian
FedoraCore 3 and 4
Gentoo
Mandriva X 2
MEPIS
Slackware
Ubuntu

Although I don't use them all at once :)
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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby jer1ch0 » Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:23 pm

And what about forum members? I tri-boot SuSe 9.3, Ubuntu hoary and Win XP on the desktop. Ubuntu hoary on the laptop. Ubuntu is my fav distro.
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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby bigbee » Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:45 am

SuSE 9.3 on 2 desktop machines and one laptop
Debian Sarge on server
p1 cluster: Debian woody, slackware, gentoo
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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby Nigel » Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:11 pm

jer1ch0 wrote:And what about forum members?

SuSE.
8.2 on both server and workstation at work, 9.2 on both server and laptop at home.

Embeddix on my Sharp Zaurus

Knoppix when I need to rescue a dead Windows system.

Also Fedora Core 2 on the machine I'm using to teach my daughter Linux (using Maddog's excellent Dummies book) and a broken Fedora Core 3 system on a spare partition of a Win2k machine at work (might replace with Debian when I get a bit of time).
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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby Rhakios » Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:37 pm

Well, SuSE9.3 Pro on my 64-bit box, my oldish laptop and on my second computer; Mandriva2005 LE on my box of death; Puppy 1.0.4 on a box I threw together out of spare parts and Smoothwall on my firewall box.
I also have Xandros under qemu (a virtual box), but hardly get round to looking at it.
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RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby towy71 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:14 pm

Smoothwall on, mmm smoothwall ;-) (the name of the computer between my modem and switch)
Debian testing on main box, in theory it triple boots with Win98SE and MadrivaLE, both seldom used.
Mepis upgraded to debian testing on Dell latitude CPx dual with Microparp ;-)
My test machine currently has FedoraCore 4 but there are also PCLinux, Ubuntu on other hdds and there are a couple of other beta distros that I haven't managed to figure out yet.
oh and a Zaurus with Embedix

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ps soon getting old iMac to play with too, there is also a 286 that works which I will put minix on sometime soon ;-)
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Re: RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby Rhakios » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:36 pm

towy71 wrote:Smoothwall on, mmm smoothwall ;-)


Eh?
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RE: Re: RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby marco.auer » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:11 pm

I am using Ubuntu Hoary. It is very stable and I love Synaptic, because it is very easy to keep the system up to date with this great tool.

I also tried several other distros like Gentoo, SuSE and Slackware, but I always went back to Debian/Ubuntu.
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RE: Re: RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:28 pm

I wavered once, twice and more, even did a Linux from scratch...but I also came back to my dear ole Mandrake (Mandriva)....don't ask me why.....I have tried many and they have always lasted about a couple of days at most....I do try but....but ....


hehe ;D
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RE: Re: RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:29 pm

ps, if you like smoothwall try IPCop, based on smoothwall but more advanced....
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RE: Re: RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby Flea » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:57 pm

Debian
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RE: Re: RE: What Linux Distribution is used by the LXF Team?

Postby AJB2K3 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:36 pm

Mandriva LE 2005 from LXF67.
also about to try Vector on a laptop. :wink: :wink:
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