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Old 12-13-2006, 05:56 PM
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Just curiuos out there to what people use there linux machines for.
Just a workstation to do everyday tasks? Web servers? File? Voice?

I have two machines running right now, one for a PBX and one for web developement, apache,ruby, mysql, etc etc

Im constantly building new ones and redoing them.

Next on my list is a media one with mythTv, as soon as I can get a decent machine together!
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:03 PM
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Just curiuos out there to what people use there linux machines for.
Just a workstation to do everyday tasks? Web servers? File? Voice?

I have two machines running right now, one for a PBX and one for web developement, apache,ruby, mysql, etc etc

Im constantly building new ones and redoing them.

Next on my list is a media one with mythTv, as soon as I can get a decent machine together!
Right now, i have like 5 machines running Linux at home...3 running it as a regular Desktop OS (2 Debian, 1 Ubuntu), and i have:

a FreeBSD all-in-one home file/media/everything server and

a MythTV box (triple SD tuners)...it is teh sex...and you don't need a really nice machine for a MythTV box...a friend of mine is running his, with 2 HD tuners, sometimes recording in 1080p on a 800MhZ AMD Duron with 192MB of RAM and a 400GB HD
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Right now, i have like 5 machines running Linux at home...3 running it as a regular Desktop OS (2 Debian, 1 Ubuntu), and i have:

a FreeBSD all-in-one home file/media/everything server and

a MythTV box (triple SD tuners)...it is teh sex...and you don't need a really nice machine for a MythTV box...a friend of mine is running his, with 2 HD tuners, sometimes recording in 1080p on a 800MhZ AMD Duron with 192MB of RAM and a 400GB HD
well if you knew anything about HD it is already digital so it doesnt need to be converted from analog. but i use slackware for everthing
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:15 PM
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yeah i just have the cash for a good card right now.
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yeah i just have the cash for a good card right now.
the hardest part of building a MythTV box is finding good, Linux-compatible TV Tuner/Capture cards
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:15 PM
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yeah I have my eye on a few right now. Like the V4L I think it is (video for linux)
and I have seen a couple other ones that are capatible as well
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:56 AM
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To get back to the original question.

I mostly use Linux for day-to-day tasks. Web browsing, Email, VOIP, IRC, eMedia, et cetera... I feel that I might as well use Linux rather than Windows for these tasks because at least I have peace of mind knowing that I'm less prone to any sort of malware or security threats. My Windows box is only ever used for games -- I'm not much of a gamer; but I do enjoy the odd game of Quake, UT or Wolfenstein every now and again.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:18 AM
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Linux is an OS like any other. You can use it for all the tasks that you used Windows and OSX for. The main advatange is the most of the software for can be obtained for free. The disadvantage is that most of linux is maintained on a volunteer basis. Support for new hardware usually lags behind the other two major OSs.

The nice thing about Linux is that about half a dozen complete programming langauge and program development packages are avaible for free. If script writing is your thing, Linux is the OS for you. Basically, everthing you need to start developing your own software is included with every good Linux distro.
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masherscf, I couldn't have said it any better. I'm impressed with your open mindedness. You hit the nail on the head with the whole development thing. Even though I'm not really into application development anymore; I can still write and compile C using GCC whenever I need to. Web dev is probably my stronger area of interest. Which is great because with GNU/Linux I have PHP5, Python and a few decent editors for writing static code -- vi for the win :-)
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this was more of a what is your setup, I use and love linux. Just curious to see what others on here use there setups for
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