Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
Meow
7094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3327

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1048485 20-May-2014 00:27
Send private message

Personally I use a mixture of Arch + Debian on all my servers. On my Laptop I dual-boot with ElementryOS.




965 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 1048498 20-May-2014 04:35
Send private message

openSUSE
Best KDE integration of any linux OS. Very polished and solid.
Yast is another strong-point - excellent software and system maintenance.

Has been my sole OS for about eight to ten years now.

 
 
 
 


106 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Subscriber

  Reply # 1048522 20-May-2014 07:22
Send private message

Work: Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Out of curiosity I just checked a sample of our machines for uptime and longest I see are a pair of RHEL 5.4 servers up 1041 and 1032 days. They'll almost certainly reach 3 years uptime but won't make it to 4 - a routine hardware replacement with RHEL6 installed will be their fate.

Home: both my laptops boot Fedora 20, Xfce spin.

223 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  Reply # 1048578 20-May-2014 09:48
Send private message

Mint on desktop/server and on laptop
Debian on an old eepc

36 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 1065245 13-Jun-2014 22:21
Send private message

 Home: both my laptops boot Fedora 20, Xfce spin.


Do you mind me asking what laptops you use?

I currently have an old Dell XPS M1330 which is overdue for replacement; the last (newer) laptop I tried putting Fedora on was not a success because of too much graphics jiggerpokery. So I'm looking for a recent model laptop - preferably with 4 core cpu - that isn't going to have the same issues.

cheers

106 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Subscriber

  Reply # 1065471 14-Jun-2014 12:41
Send private message

aquatarkus:
 Home: both my laptops boot Fedora 20, Xfce spin.


Do you mind me asking what laptops you use?

I currently have an old Dell XPS M1330 which is overdue for replacement; the last (newer) laptop I tried putting Fedora on was not a success because of too much graphics jiggerpokery. So I'm looking for a recent model laptop - preferably with 4 core cpu - that isn't going to have the same issues.

cheers


Sorry, I can't help with suggestions for a recent model laptop good for Fedora or other Linux distributions. All mine are at least 4 or 5 years old and bought 2nd hand. I like to keep things until they are no longer fit for purpose, and the laptops are working just fine.

54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1066572 16-Jun-2014 12:27
Send private message

aquatarkus: Do you mind me asking what laptops you use?


FWIW, on KubuntuForums.net there's a very knowledgeable guy who says Lenovo are the best laptops for Linux support.

Regards, John Little

832 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 259

Trusted

  Reply # 1066627 16-Jun-2014 13:53
Send private message

semigeek: Just curious here, but I was wondering what Linux distro do you use and what do you like about it? 
As for me, using ElementaryOS. Seems to perform very well and to me is visually appealing. The only thing I don't like is not being able to put icons on the desktop, apart from that its great and should be even better when Isis comes along. 


I've been using plain old Ubuntu.  I've found it has just worked better than any other distro I've tried on the HP laptop  I want *nix on.  I've tried quite a few, including openSUSe which was just plain terrible on an older laptop.

965 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 1066663 16-Jun-2014 14:44
Send private message

Glassboy:
. . .  I've tried quite a few, including openSUSe which was just plain terrible on an older laptop.


yes, as a long time openSUSE user I would never ever recommend it as a distro to give a spin on some older hardware that is lying around.
The default KDE/openSUSE install is quite a comprehensive desktop that, just like windows, requires a reasonably modern computer.
As a rule of thumb - if it wont run Windows 7 well then it probably wont run openSUSE 12.xx or higher very well.

. . . who says Lenovo are the best laptops for Linux support.


that has certainly been my experience.
HP are possibly the worst.

832 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 259

Trusted

  Reply # 1066746 16-Jun-2014 15:55
Send private message

farcus:
Glassboy:
. . .  I've tried quite a few, including openSUSe which was just plain terrible on an older laptop.


yes, as a long time openSUSE user I would never ever recommend it as a distro to give a spin on some older hardware that is lying around.
The default KDE/openSUSE install is quite a comprehensive desktop that, just like windows, requires a reasonably modern computer.
As a rule of thumb - if it wont run Windows 7 well then it probably wont run openSUSE 12.xx or higher very well.


That laptop shipped with Windows 7 and runs it fine.  openSUSE just didn't seem well suited for the screen aspect ratio and the hardware itself.  It was just [subjectively] hard to use, and laggy.  On the other hand even the wife finds Ubuntu easy to use on the same laptop, and she struggles with an xbox controller. :-)

26 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Subscriber

  Reply # 1078743 2-Jul-2014 16:16
Send private message

On my workstation I use Mint 17 and on my netbook I use Arch Linux with dwm.

xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8527 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1182

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1078750 2-Jul-2014 16:24
Send private message

Been playing with Mint on a VM, and seriously tempted to install it on my fathers PC - found an XP theme for it, he wont really notice the difference ;)

If I can pick up another HDD cheap somewhere, might dual boot it on my PC.





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

 


660 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 112


  Reply # 1078785 2-Jul-2014 17:29
Send private message

Inphinity: CentOS


+1 for CentOS.

In my experience Ubuntu is not polished and has lots of bugs and Linux Mint has no upgrade path.



471 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 137


  Reply # 1078797 2-Jul-2014 18:00
Send private message

Arch + Ubuntu

266 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 1081072 4-Jul-2014 16:33
Send private message

Arch or Debian based.

1 | 2 | 3
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.