Do You Use Linux? If So, What's It Like And What Do You Use It For?

Discussion in 'Computers & The Internet' started by Dagex, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Dagex

    Dagex Resident

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    Just a few months ago, I started to become more interested in Operating-Systems. This led me to be interested in Linux.

    From what I've heard, Linux is great for programmers which would be beneficial for me. It's also great for very technical people, which is also me.

    If you use Linux, what's it like and what do you primarily use it for.
     
  2. overcast

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    I use Ubuntu Linux. I have tried various other distros. And for me Ubuntu is perfect for my needs.
     
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  3. jazz555

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    I am using Solus OS - Budgie Environment and it is awesome. I was using Windows 10 6 months ago and i switched. The OS works smoothly no lag or break downs. Linux is for all, if you are beginner there is a distro, programmer there is a distro and so on....
     
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  4. Lucky!

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    I use Kali Linux and Parrott OS for infosec. I use CentOS at work along with RedHat so it's nice to use Linux and Unix so frequently.
     
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  5. Champion

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    I have used Putty and its terrible Lubuntu is Good
     
  6. Lucky!

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    Putty is just a terminal emulator though? It's not an OS lol
     
  7. Champion

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    But it still uses linux lol^
     
  8. meetdilip

    meetdilip Familiar Face

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    PuTTy is available for Windows as well.

    For me, Linux is just like Windows when you get used to it. But with more bells and whistles.
     
  9. Lucky!

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    No, it doesn't. It was originally written for Windows but has since been ported over to OSX and Linux. I use Putty every day at work, it's just a terminal emulator, that's it. It's nothing more, nothing less. It isn't a flavor of Linux.
     
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  10. Azareal

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    Some would argue that Linux is better for everyone.

    The main thing that stops it entering the mainstream is games and inertia.
    If you're a big gamer, then there are a lot of games which simply don't work on Linux.

    For a server, Linux is basically a no-brainer with the nonsense costs Microsoft comes up with, the awful stability, the awful support from any open source software, etc.
    While it can get by as a "development environment", it's awful for production (who's up for random crashes and inscrutable 10x slowdowns?).

    Plenty of programmers do use Windows however. When Go added support for Windows a few years ago, it jumped from relatively low profile to fairly successful with no end to growth in sight.

    Also, another thing is that Android uses Linux, so more often than not, people are already using Linux without really realising it. As for iOS, it uses some flavour of BSD. The BSDs are some of Linux's actual rivals.
    Maybe, he means that it usually connects to a Linux server? Dunno what to make of it.

    Linux distros do have GUIs, it's not all console, but it's a bit inefficient to run a GUI on a server and to remote desktop in every-time you want to get something done. And it'll probably lag badly.
     
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