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 Post subject: Re: Alt-OS Questionaire
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 12:02 pm 
Thunderbird
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Location: Cliffside Park NJ
What OS do you run?
- win7-64 on gamer pc. WinXP on tv recording pc. PCLinuxOS-KDE4.4 on this.

Why do you run it?
- PCLinuxOS for me is the best suited for me ; Mandriva was my previous favorite.

When did you start using it?
- PCLinuxOS about 2 years now. I was on Mandriva for 4 years.

App Questions:
Which browser?
- Firefox 4 (for everything) and Chrome (mostly for youtubes)

Email client?
- none, i never have use for this.

Audio and video players?
- VLC, Dragon player (video)
- Rhythmbox and Audacious (the GTK version, NOT the winamp version)

Office progs (editors, etc.)?
- Abiword and Gnumeric


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 Post subject: Re: Alt-OS Questionaire
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:25 am 
Thoroughbred
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Dexter wrote:
Thought it would be neat for alt-os users to share their stories with one another. Help promote their alt-os of choice... So feel free to answer these questions!

General Questions:
What OS do you run?
CrunchBang!, based on Debian
Why do you run it?
It is the fastest full-featured OS with modern functionality I can get for a PIII.
When did you start using it?
A month ago. Before that, I tried Lubuntu, Fedora LXDE, and half a dozen other OSes.
App Questions:
Which browser?
Midori.
Email client?
claws, with plugins.
Audio and video players?
Xine, VLC, and in a few hours (on a different system) XBMC.
Office progs (editors, etc.)?
Leafpad and Abiword.


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 Post subject: Re: Alt-OS Questionaire
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:28 pm 
8086
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Posts: 8
General Questions:
What OS do you run?
Depends. My dev stations all run MacOS X 10.6. I do all my development in Debian under Virtualbox.
My HTPC runs Debian.
My car tuning computer runs WindowsXP (because of a legacy parallel port EEPROM writer)
The supercomputers I work on all run Debian.

Why do you run it?
OS X, because that's what the rest of the team uses at the lab (the mail server is exchange-only, and none of the popular mail clients for linux speak exchange natively).

Debian, because I've used it since '96, and by happy circumstance, all the work I do is for big iron that runs Debian.

When did you start using it?
Windows: 1990
Linux: 1996
OS X: 2001

App Questions:
Which browser?
Firefox

Email client?
Outlook for Mac
Gmail

Audio and video players?
iTunes
XMMS

Office progs (editors, etc.)?
emacs: it's really all you need


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 Post subject: Re: Alt-OS Questionaire
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:03 am 
Willamette
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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
What OS do you run?
I run Peppermint OS Two (A derivative Lubuntu) I use this on my netbook.

Why do you run it?
It's very simple, clean and not as bloated as some of the newer Linux Distros, so it runs very fast and is also efficient with battery life. I actually started using when a friend told me to try it when I had XP on my old Dell, since then it's been my favorite.

App Questions:
Which browser?
Chromium

Email client?
Gmail

Audio and video players?
VLC and Banshee

Office progs (editors, etc.)? Open-Office


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 Post subject: Re: Alt-OS Questionaire
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:48 pm 
8086
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General Questions:
What OS do you run?
I run a mint/debian dual boot but also have a win8 vm going 24/7

Why do you run it?
i started on and still love mint. debians a little harder, but more advanced, so rather then chose i dual boot

When did you start using it?
mint about 6 months ago, debian about 2

App Questions:
Which browser?
firefox/lcewesle/chrome

Email client?
Thunderbird

Audio and video players?
banshee and itunes

Office progs (editors, etc.
libra/open office


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 Post subject: Re: Alt-OS Questionaire
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:45 am 
8086
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Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:25 am
Posts: 1
Location: Maryland, USA
General Questions:
What OS do you run?
Linux -- Fedora 17 (x64)
Why do you run it?
Cost, performance, stability
When did you start using it?
Started using Linux ten years ago

App Questions:
Which browser?

Firefox / elinks
Email client?
Thunderbird / webmail
Audio and video players?
Xmms and Xine
Office progs (editors, etc.)?
GIMP, OpenOffice, vi, LaTeX


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