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dickohead
February 21st, 2006, 03:36 AM
I have been wondering who uses Ubuntu for what recently, so I thought a Poll might be the best way to find that out!

If you use it for desktop/server just choose all of the above.
If you choose other, could you please specify?

Personally I use Ubuntu for (in this order):
Server - SSH, WWW, Samba
Desktop - Gnome/KDE
Fun
Testing - Ubuntu development distro's (Dapper)
Development - PHP/XHTML+CSS/Ruby

rfruth
February 21st, 2006, 03:45 AM
I use Breezy for everything, web surrfing, e-mail, USB camera, DOC files, music, FTP ...

bored2k
February 21st, 2006, 03:49 AM
For everything I do, it's either Ubuntu or ArchLinux.

fuscia
February 21st, 2006, 03:57 AM
it's the only os i've ever had besides windows ME. my computer is just a toy for me: internet, mail, gimp, cd player, collect photos. i like constantly changing my desktop and playing with different wms. in fact, i think i'll go install some other wms right now.

edit: meh. i'm too in love with openbox to cheat on it.

Iandefor
February 21st, 2006, 04:12 AM
Desktop:
Web browsing, email, etc

Fun:
trying out different WM's, etc

Development:
I do some graphic design occasionally, and will, every once in a while, whip up a bash script or a wee C program to automate some task or calculation.

Primarily for Desktop usage, though.

dickohead
February 21st, 2006, 04:41 AM
Judging on the responses so far, am I correct in assuming we are a little bit more 1337 than a standard desktop user? Are there any people using Ubuntu as a server who have no idea about Linux, but have things working anyway.... just trying to assess how easy Ubuntu has made their lives vs other Linux distros...

Protostar
February 21st, 2006, 04:45 AM
I use Breezy for everything, web surrfing, e-mail, USB camera, DOC files, music, FTP ...

Same here, I use if for music, movies, porno, email, web surfing, IMing, most everything.

XDevHald
February 21st, 2006, 04:48 AM
First off, your name cracks me up LOL

Second, I use it for backend admininstration, network monitoring, bug reporting, debugging, developing, fixes in scripts to applications, well you get the idea.

Dickohead LOL, sorry :p

dickohead
February 21st, 2006, 04:53 AM
:D thanks! I like it too, use it for everything! :D

endersshadow
February 21st, 2006, 04:57 AM
Same here, I use if for music, movies, porno, email, web surfing, IMing, most everything.

Oh crap. Bumping into you here is like seeing that friend that you know from your home town in a pub in your college town..."Um, so, how's it going?" "Good, good...you?" "Uh...good." "So...um, what're you doing here?" "Hey, look what time it is, good seeing you!" "Yeah! You too!"

At any rate, I use it as my only OS. Desktop, fun, and development. I have a dedicated server that runs Fedora, though, so I don't need to make a server from my main system :-D

Jessehk
February 21st, 2006, 05:05 AM
I use it as a desktop, and for programming in C++, and python. (though I do so as a hobby).

super
February 21st, 2006, 05:34 AM
everything.
as of today, ubuntu is the only os i have on my computer. i gave a friend my second hard-drive so i'm now 'linux only.' :D

Bandit
February 21st, 2006, 06:07 AM
All da above...

XXFCTEXX
February 21st, 2006, 06:13 AM
I use it for all your basics and some gaming.

Sirin
February 21st, 2006, 08:49 AM
everything.
as of today, ubuntu is the only os i have on my computer. i gave a friend my second hard-drive so i'm now 'linux only.' :D

Damn, if only I knew you sooner. Would've scored me some extra Gigs. \\:D/

Anywhoo, I use Ubuntu mostly for servers and testing my custom-wrote PHP scripts. I use it as a desktop too, so don't call me a Linux-Hater :rolleyes:. IMO It's the next best UNIX next to Mac OS X Server. :mrgreen:

Klaidas
February 21st, 2006, 01:44 PM
Testing/Fun/Desktop

I like learning linux ;)

ember
February 21st, 2006, 02:38 PM
I use it for nearly everything except for gaming, .Net development and ripping audio CDs (I know, there is cedega, mono and the possibility to run exact audio copy in wine, however I find Windows to be superior in these areas (at the moment))

Stormy Eyes
February 21st, 2006, 02:57 PM
Let's see, I use Ubuntu for the following:

rock 'n roll
movies
pr0n
violating the DMCA. :evil:
hacking (XHTML/CSS, bash, c++, python)
server (MySQL, Apache2)
writing bad sci-fi
email, web browsing
gimp
Global Thermonuclear War

Deaf_Head
February 21st, 2006, 03:00 PM
Everything except gaming.