View Poll Results: Do you use Linux at work?

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    Arrow Who here works with Linux?

    Whether it is one server running Linux, or an entire office of Linux-only machines, who does actual work (making money) with Linux? It can be openSUSE, Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, SLED/SLES or whatever.

    I did for a very short time when we were running VMs, but since have moved to VMWare ESX which I think is technically Linux, but I'm not counting that.

    If you do work with Linux, post how or in what capacity (one server, all desktops, etc.) and how do you, if ever, use it?
    "Linux provides freedom, problem is most users don't know what it is or how to use it." ~me
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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    dragonbite wrote:
    > If you do work with Linux, post how or in what capacity


    i use linux only and have since about 2002 (booted only Linux and OS/2
    from about '98)

    i work only from my home office, normally with one desktop machine and
    do a variety of things for pocket change: web design, some writing
    (ghost, otherwise and editing--mostly lyric lately), but mostly
    'playing' the stock market and selling man portable nuclear weapon
    designs to third world countries..

    just checking to see if 'they' are watching :-)

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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    dragonbite wrote:
    > If you do work with Linux, post how or in what capacity


    i use linux only and have since about 2002 (booted only Linux and OS/2
    from about '98)
    I assume primarily openSUSE?
    "Linux provides freedom, problem is most users don't know what it is or how to use it." ~me
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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    dragonbite wrote:
    > I assume primarily openSUSE?


    since about '98 several (RH, Mandrivia, Fedora, and others) i settled
    on Fedora but got a 64 bit computer about the same time a 64 bit
    version of SuSE 9.x (don't remember for sure, but i think 9.2) disk
    was stuck to a mag i got in the mail....been on SuSE/SUSE/openSUSE since..

    but, have the latest Debian on my sandbox...(but, hoping 11.4 will be
    close to as stable as 10.3)

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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    We do have a number of Linux desktop and Linux servers at the location where I work, but I don't work with them in my position/job (and hence there are some real Linux guru's at our office to whom I can not hold a candle when it comes to Linux knowledge).

    Most of the servers (in our office) are Red Hat Linux, although where Linux has been chosen as a desktop there are also a small/smattering number of SLED (SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) versions.

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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    We use Linux servers within our wireless broadband (DMR) network, mostly used for network config backups and various monitoring roles. I sometimes have to login remotely as required, for diagnostic and admin purposes. We use nagios to monitor our network, and test network performance with iperf servers. I use both Linux and Windows in my job as Field Service Engineer to monitor the network and configure our Linksys and Mikrotik routers/radios.

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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    Does school count?

    All client computers at school run Ubuntu and most of the servers run Mandriva. I said most servers run Mandriva because one is Windows Server 2003 for the proprietary student management system that Staff rdesktop into (RDP). Also me and two other students have a Debian sandbox on the servers we do a lot of testing on. There is also a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server to manage printing. If students are running Linux at school on their laptops then they will most likely be Ubuntu (I think I am the only student at the school who runs a different distro on my laptop - openSUSE ) - Our school computer technician runs Gentoo on his laptop. We are known as the open source school
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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    At our data center, we have many Linux servers and one Solaris server. The Solaris server runs the Sybase DB. More than 98% of out desktops/laptops are running openSUSE. 2% of desktops/laptops are either Mac or Windows. Windows machines are kept isolated from our internal network and are used only for connecting to certain 3rd parties where Linux or Mac is not supported.
    We have about 40+ openSUSE servers and 600+ openSUSE desktops/laptops in UAE alone.
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
    Latest MS Windows version used: Win95

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    ah7013 wrote:
    > We are known as the open source school


    please name your school...i may want to make a donation!

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    Default Re: Who here works with Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by ah7013 View Post
    We are known as the open source school
    That's awesome!
    "Linux provides freedom, problem is most users don't know what it is or how to use it." ~me
    Friends don't let Friends wear red shirts on away parties!
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