nice man. i love gentoo, but i am too gad damn lazy for it now. i mean i just built a comp for games and i am waaay too lazy to use linux none the less install and set up gentoo. I hate micro$oft but i use it. i find it more productive for my web develpoing and shit and i wish i could say i use gentoo, but i am too lazy
it has yet to crash after about 6 months and i have a gig of ram so i have no prob there. and i turn it off everytight unless im downloading things. I know, i used to say that too to people who said this to me. I hate windows but it gets the job done. I dont care what you say.
Slackware 9.0 running on a Box and A virtual Machine running Knoppix on top of Windows Xp I like to have Linux for Networking, Workstation Etc but Windows is what my games require only thing that keeps linux from takeing all my time is games.
Slackware 9 running here. I also run a virtual machine, VMware, with Windows 2000 Server running inside it so I can do testing of my ASP stuff. All servers I build for fileservers, web servers, etc. all run Slack 9.
Kernel was recompiled to 2.4.26 so I could support my Promise card, enable more advanced networking features (load balancing over multiple ethernet adapters via multipath routing config, IPv6 tunnel to Hurricane Electric, etc), trim all the ugly modules that I have no use for, and turn off loadable modules altogether.
Uptime would be better if I bought myself a UPS. But meh...
ASP sucks. I use Mandrake 10.2 for my file/print/webserver at home (»http://www.aseville.com/systems.php?id=9). I'll be updating it sooner or later and testing out new distros. I've always liked the Redhat distros, though.
The problem with Linux is that there is no stable binary support. Without it, installations suck. This is an ideology that Linus has taken on. Most FOSS people do not want any non free software running. I'm sorry, you stifle progress with that mindset. If I have an ATI graphics card, I don't care if I have binary drivers as long as it works!
The new OS Xtreme theme is out in FORCE. Try it now and be amazed. It is the best style we've got.
Programming in ASP 3.0. ASP.NET looks promising, in terms of organization and ease of code modification, but I'd rather work in PHP because of the following:
1) Open Source - Do you want some component to use on your website made in ASP.NET? Expect to pay for it. Developers using ASP.NET also use other Microsoft languages and they like to charge you for everything and hide all source code from you so no modifications can be made. On the other hand, PHP developers often share components and code with the development community. This makes more code snippets readily available for developers.
2) Hosting costs less than hosting an ASP.NET application. These hosting packages, often Apache/MySQL/CPanel or Plesk, have far more options available in their control panels when compared to IIS based control panels.
3) PHP.NET's online manuals. One of the best online manuals available documenting all functions in a consistent and organized manner. RTFM!
Don't let me stop you from adding the other 1,232 reasons...
ubuntu and debian fighting for my box here.
I love debian-style distros. i've tried mandrake. i've tried red hat. i've tried slackware. i've tried arch. i've tried gentoo. but debian and ubuntu tie on first place, gentoo comes second, arch third.
i'm too lazy for gentoo (ever tried compiling a system with x.org and kde on something like »http://www.aseville.com/systems.php?id=44 ?)
games and video editing are keeping windows here...
php rocks. i've tried asp.net. it's cool, but it's nowhere as widely supported as php - and the community is microsoft-ish...
I JUST installed Mandriva on a new partition on my Dell laptop. I accidently put Lilo in the wrong place when I installed though, and I ended up with a phucked up MBR. So yeah, have to fix that, and hopefully I can finally join the rest of the world and start using this excellent OS. (since I don't play games anymore, except NWN which has a LINUX run-time, woot)
no qustions doesn't count. do you have any expierience with linux ? (I'm asking because I know loads of people that hate linux to annoy me or out of principle) if yes, what did you hate about it ? what distribution did you try ?
I think the only thing that annoys me is ATI's lack of linux support (yes, I know they have the drivers but come on, they are HORRIBLE drivers compared to the winxp ones!) and other than that it is great. I'll be putting in my athlon 64 today WOOT!
Soon enough I shall too! The mobo I received today (and will install tonight) supports both pci-e and agp (in all of its 8x glory!) so I'll be able to have my xfx 7800gt running games and supporting linux, while the trusty ol' a-i-w 9700 does dvr & multimedia duties.
Say, did u know that although more exploits were found in the linux kernel than in windows, many more were fixed? Only 1 bug discovered last year remains, while 39 found in windows xp are unfixed.
Can you imagine if someone leaked the windows source code, how many exploits would be made and how many bugs would be discovered? Just from the ms installed trojans alone there would be havoc!