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rmcellig
November 27th, 2010, 03:15 AM
I have been using Ubuntu for a few months now and I started wondering aside from email and web browsing, what people use Ubuntu for.

For me, my main use is Audio recording/editing. How about you?

TheNessus
November 27th, 2010, 03:25 AM
I use ubuntu to post in ubuntuforums.org.

I dualboot with windows 7, and when I use windows 7, I use it to write on windows7.com.

One day, when I'll be grown-up, I will buy a mac (should I afford one), and then I will use it to post at apple.com.

dpny
November 27th, 2010, 03:51 AM
Just for curiosity. I run 10.10 in VirtualBox.

James7
November 27th, 2010, 05:08 AM
I use it for everything. :)

Simian Man
November 27th, 2010, 05:14 AM
I install it, then run "sudo rm -rf /". Just to watch it die.

johntaylor1887
November 27th, 2010, 05:40 AM
I use it for everything. :)

This.

ki4jgt
November 27th, 2010, 05:52 AM
- Programming
- Audio Production
- Writing Music and Books
- Surfing the Web
- IMing
- Emailing
- Listening to Music
- Studying
- Making Friends

ctdesing
November 27th, 2010, 06:03 AM
Web browsing
web server
email server
network firewall
linux support
shell scripting
audio and video playing
etc

NMFTM
November 27th, 2010, 06:34 AM
I use Ubuntu for everything except playing games (see: COD Black Ops) these days. And according (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?bShowAll=true&bIsQueue=false&bIsRejected=false&sClass=version&sTitle=&sReturnTo=&iId=21910) to the Wine people, even that'll run on Linux pretty well.

Besides the typical stuff (web browsing, email, IM) I mainly do networking related experiments on Ubuntu, since it's what I'm going to school for. Tonight for example, I APR poisoned the connection between my Server 2008 and XP Virtualbox VM's and cracked a user's login password using Cain. Which, unfortunately doesn't run on Linux or through Wine. Tomorrow, I plan on looking up ways to prevent simple attacks like these and beef up server-client security. Or figure out how do the same thing using Linux software instead.

Oxwivi
November 27th, 2010, 06:55 AM
I use it for everything. :)
This as well.

weasel fierce
November 27th, 2010, 07:08 AM
all my computer needs that I can't do on my retro machine

Tallorder64
November 27th, 2010, 04:36 PM
I have a 100% Ubuntu computer. I use Ubuntu for everything. I have converted several family members and friends to Ubuntu.

muss02
November 27th, 2010, 05:24 PM
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 to use for a mythbox setup that I built. After playing with the interface for awhile I am tempted to convert all my computers to Linux. If only I could convince my wife to try something other than windows.

Hexley
November 27th, 2010, 05:41 PM
I don't.
I use Debian ;)

Red_Steve
November 27th, 2010, 05:48 PM
I also use ubuntu for everything, even gaming. If it doesn't rune in Wine at least it's not worth my time xD

ivarn
November 27th, 2010, 06:21 PM
I have a 100% Ubuntu computer. I use Ubuntu for everything. I have converted several family members and friends to Ubuntu.
Heh, as if it was a religion:D But yea ditto.


I don't.
I use Debian ;)
Then why are you in the ubuntu forum?:)

Ok so I use ubuntu for everything, also gaming.
I hope game developers will make their games for linux soon.

I use linux for:
Gaming, Web browsing, Studying,
watching videos and listening to music,
animation and image designing (ktoon and gimp),
web designing (dreamweaver under Wine),
video editing (for my youtube channel),
and a lot more. Ubuntu is king :)
I mean when I first started using ubuntu it was only so I could have a backup solution if/when windows blew up in smoke.
Now I only use Windows like twice a week or so, and it's mostly for things I can't do in ubuntu such as watching Silverlight streams, Netflix and to check out new ipod apps on the iTunes store.

brandenmikal
November 27th, 2010, 06:22 PM
I use it for everything. :)

me too :D

Spice Weasel
November 27th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Then why are you in the ubuntu forum?:)

Because it's not just a forum for Ubuntu users. ;)

I use Fedora.

andymorton
November 27th, 2010, 07:11 PM
I use it for everything. :)

Me too :D

ivarn
November 27th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Because it's not just a forum for Ubuntu users. ;)

I use Fedora.
I know, What I meant to say is
"then why do you reply to this thread".

Hexley
November 27th, 2010, 07:17 PM
I know, What I meant to say is
"then why do you reply to this thread".

I couldn't resist :P

m4tic
November 27th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Good question, to think about it in Ubuntu i browse the web and play klondike. My time on windows is spent working on solidworks, music converting and playing gran theft auto. Facepalm

CharlesA
November 27th, 2010, 10:25 PM
I use it for my file server/VM host/web server/torrent slave.

Oh and also running my dev web server.

c00lwaterz
November 27th, 2010, 10:52 PM
i use for almost everything.

I use it for:
-Web Surfing
-play Some Games
-ubuntuforums.org (the only forum that I visit a lot and active reading and logging into it)
-use lifeograph (I just discover this one but it really make me use it. this one is really nice)
-Use of Spread Sheet
-Use of Word Processor
-Music using Rythmbox
-Downloading Music in Frostwire
-Using Firefox web Browser
-Using Ubuntu Software Center to check good packages.
-Trying to learn linux in ubuntu (so that it is easier to learn in step by step)
-Making my desktop nice and tweaking it for good.
-I use it for messaging (pidgin Internet messenger)
-I also use for web mail (yahoo, Gmail)
-I use it for exploring the web and technology
-I use it for reading news online
-I use it for Studying on something I need to learn (research)

:p

wojox
November 27th, 2010, 11:02 PM
I use it to manipulate data and crunch numbers.

speedwell68
November 28th, 2010, 12:58 AM
I use it as an operating system.:D

c00lwaterz
November 29th, 2010, 01:22 PM
I use it for:

-Instant messaging
-web surfing
-listening to music
-work,
-research
-document, word processing, spreadsheet
-email
-some games

killa.fr0gg
November 29th, 2010, 01:28 PM
I use it for everything. :)

This also.

lancest
November 29th, 2010, 10:26 PM
These type threads are great.

Ubuntu does it all for us.

Official documents.
Printing.
Safe web browsing
Email
Movies.
Chatting.
Ripping.
Scripting.

If not for Ubuntu - I'd still be using Linux period. Never seen a security problem and likely never will.

98cwitr
November 29th, 2010, 10:32 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=686279

I mean...both threads are on the 1st page.

akand074
November 29th, 2010, 11:23 PM
I use it for everything. Anything anyone would do on a computer. Ubuntu is just a lot more efficient in comparison to both Mac and Windows for my everyday use.

t0p
November 29th, 2010, 11:35 PM
I use it for everything except printing photographs. My HP Deskjet D2660 prints documents from Ubuntu just fine, but if I try and print a photo it comes out all weird; so I have to use XP for that.

But then again, I run XP in VirtualBox; so I guess I do use Ubuntu for everything.

ivarn
November 30th, 2010, 12:30 AM
I use it as an operating system.:D
:KS:KS :KS:KS
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

NightwishFan
November 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Everything here, specifically audio work. I mainly like it since it is easy to support and offers comparable performance. I dig the server set-up, and run the server kernel on all my machines. (So far I have found little use for preemption).

Khakilang
November 30th, 2010, 05:10 AM
I use it for everything. :)

Same here and try every new thing Ubuntu has to offer.

0N3
November 30th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Everything I used to do in Windozeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

eumetaxas
November 30th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Everything!


Email
Browser
Productivity
Wordpress
Openoffice
EMR for my Office
Latex
Write Books, Articles, Dissertation
Edit Videos
Everything!!

alaukikyo
November 30th, 2010, 02:49 PM
I use Ubuntu for everything except playing games (see: COD Black Ops) these days. And according (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?bShowAll=true&bIsQueue=false&bIsRejected=false&sClass=version&sTitle=&sReturnTo=&iId=21910) to the Wine people, even that'll run on Linux pretty well.

confused

cyberphrog
November 30th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Most everything - email, firefox, Open Office apps, photo, audio, and video editing. Kids love the educational games.

nerdy_kid
November 30th, 2010, 03:04 PM
everything

ivarn
November 30th, 2010, 09:02 PM
confused
Yea, Not to get off-topic here but I have tried Black Ops w/ Wine and it didn't work. So I ended up with the xbox version.