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  • # May 22, 2013 at 1:10 am

    If so, what distro?

    I’m really not partial, I’m just curious.

    I run Fedora 18, ran Ubuntu for about 3 years.

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    # May 22, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Ubuntu at home; plus I manage a server running CentOS.

    I converted after re-installing WinXP started to be a bi-monthly “thing.”

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    # May 22, 2013 at 4:23 am

    mainly so I actually have a Windows somewhere, if I need it.

    that’s what my wife’s netbook is for : )

    # May 22, 2013 at 6:14 am

    I had a little home server running Ubuntu (Hardy Heron as well) as webserver, cs1.6 server and media/torrent server (and because I needed it for some study related exercises), but I never hooked it up again after moving. I should hook it up someday again, for fun :)

    # May 22, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Well I am not a professional like others but I have running Backtrack for over a year now and started using Ubuntu a couple of month ago.

    # May 22, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Wow, mostly Ubuntu huh? Nice.

    I’m guessing the only reason anyone keeps Windows is for Adobe Creative Suite. Am I right?

    # May 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” here.

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    # May 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I’m guessing the only reason anyone keeps Windows is for Adobe Creative Suite. Am I right?
    @joe_temp

    Nope; all I need it for is IE testing. I still have Corel, but for graphics I mostly use Inkscape + GIMP nowadays. To be fair, while I *do* graphic design work, I’m more of a programmer overall.

    Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” here.
    @AlenAbdula

    I’m thinking Mint will be the next distro I try. You like it?

    # May 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    @traq, before I settled on Mint, I used to continuously install/uninstall different distributions of Linux. Now, I can actually focus on doing some work :)

    I’ve used it since it came out. Not one issue yet. (I hope I don’t jinx myself)

    # May 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    > See, I started as a designer so I can’t live without CS.

    I still use my desktop workstation with Windows 7 for graphics and photography work. Then I move from that environment to development in Linux. I like to separate the two as it makes more sense to get in the right “mode”.

    # May 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    > I would literally never boot to Windows again were it not for CS.

    You’ll find that you’ll need Windows/Mac no matter what. Linux as a desktop environment is still behind and lacks support for many applications for business. Like, Quickbooks, etc…

    # May 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    > Nahhhh, I’ll just hire an accountant. I hate going through receipts anyway.

    How are you going to track orders, gather reports, print receipts and other depressing things?
    When setting up my books and when my taxes are due, and on rare occasion when I need to make account changes… is the only time I call my accountant.

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    # May 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    > How are you going to track orders, gather reports, print receipts and other depressing things?

    Write a web app for it

    # May 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    > Write a web app for it

    That’s an option for sure. But I would imagine for any freelance/startup/small size business that would take up a lot of time and resources.

    # May 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    > For me personally, I would do almost anything to stay in Linux permanently.

    Even if it’s detrimental to your business? To me it’s a tool, I’m not going to fight with it… I’ll just find a tool that works better.

    One day, I hope to move everything to Linux, but I’m not going to kid myself as of today. I much rather solve problems that make me money…

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