February 4th, 2015, 04:14 PM
Windows vs. Linux
Yes, this might will be another "Win vs. Linux" thread, but i just would like to ask my question.
What do you guys use for your productive machine and which OS do you prefer?
I'm currently on Windows and not really happy with it, i sometimes play games, but it also can be done with dual boot.
I have experience with Linux and also dual boot, but on Windows i really feel a bit unsecure and vulnerable all time...
So, what do you prefer for productivity? If it's linux, you can also write which distro you prefer (and maybe, in order to keep this discussion up).
February 4th, 2015, 10:11 PM
Most of my work is in Window, but surfing the net, I use Linuz AntiX 13.2, which I am running right now, and am testing AntiX 14 anyway I guess that will be its name.
MX-14 is good to - http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx
Mint 17 is fair too.
Office type work, I use LibreOffice and graphics - Gimp2 . Use in both windows and Linux.
This is a old 2002 laptop.
$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: antiX1 Kernel: 3.7.10-antix.5-486-smp i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.8.1)
Desktop: IceWM 1.3.7
Distro: antiX-13.2_386-full Luddite 4 November 2013
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq nc6120 (PT596AA#ABA) v: F.03
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 099C v: KBC Version 39.18
Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 68DTD Ver. F.03 date: 02/25/2005
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB
flags: (nx pae sse sse2) bmips: 3733 speed: 1867 MHz (max)
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 2100 2200 bus-ID: 00:1e.2
Sound: ALSA v: k3.7.10-antix.5-486-smp
Network: Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
driver: ipw2200 v: 1.2.2kmprq bus-ID: 02:04.0
IF: eth1 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705M_2 Gigabit Ethernet
driver: tg3 v: 3.125 bus-ID: 02:0e.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (13.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD600VE size: 60.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 25G used: 5.5G (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: 43.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 88 Uptime: 1:08 Memory: 262.9/746.2MB
Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2
Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371) inxi: 2.2.16
February 4th, 2015, 10:23 PM
I single boot normally
But I do have on desktop with 5 partions with Win 7, AntiX, Carolina 1.2 and a couple others on.
I use grub4dos as the bootloader, found 10 seconds to be to sort of a time, so changed it to 20 seconds.
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