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adam.tropics
November 14th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Not a huge fan of polls, but was curious about this, so I give in! How much time do you spend with Ubuntu?linux per day? Perhaps you just check email and maybe a blog or two for around an hour or so? Maybe you are a hobbyist, and spend three or four hours tweaking things, breaking them or fixing them? Or maybe you are Linux obsessed, and spend most of your day online, just trying new distros, or feeding your inner geek? Vote now!

(I class myself pretty much as a hobbyist for 'a few', (maybe 3 or four) hours each day, though if I have time to kill, it can very easily be consumed by this stuff!...very sad really!)

encompass
November 14th, 2006, 01:35 PM
No doubt... my everyone moment is enveloped in Ubuntu and the Open Ideology.
Started the Helia Linux Club...
Creating Linux Based Courses at Helia.
Always have 2 Ubuntu cd's with me.
Barely know windows anymore.
Refuse to use windows at school. I putty into my box as soon as I get logged in under the windows login.
Setting up the first linux opne lab at Helia.
When people are asked what they know about me, they say, "I am Mormon, and I use linux."

I regulary report to companies that I want them to move to creat more open products.
I refuse to use closed products. I only use flash, it is the only closed thing left, that I know of, that I use.
I gather old harddrives and offer to give the harddrive to them if I get to install linux on their computers.
I keep a collection of windows stickers as "kill marks" on my cap signifying the computer I have moved to linux. (Like a WWII Airplane!)
Woot, I love it!

adam.tropics
November 14th, 2006, 01:39 PM
...I keep a collection of windows stickers as "kill marks" on my cap signifying the computer I have moved to linux. (Like a WWII Airplane!)
...

That's funny!

delfick
November 14th, 2006, 02:08 PM
I keep a collection of windows stickers as "kill marks" on my cap signifying the computer I have moved to linux. (Like a WWII Airplane!)

can we have a photo ?? :D

AndyCooll
November 14th, 2006, 02:21 PM
I voted the "way of life" one.

This isn't because I spend 10 or more hours per day using Ubuntu, because I don't. At work I'm forced to use M$. However I only have Ubuntu on my home pc's. So whenever I'm using a pc at home, which is most of the time in an evening, I'm using Ubuntu!

:cool:

chaosgeisterchen
November 14th, 2006, 06:50 PM
When I come home from school, first thing I usally do is start my machine and boot up Kubuntu (which is the only operating system on it). After that I start amaroK, Kopete and open Konqueror to browse around a bit. I mainly boot it up to listen to music and read what's new in the world and on ubuntu forums.

Therefore it differs a lot how long I sit in front of it - the durance of working with Kubuntu ranges from two to about ten hours a day.

kuja
November 14th, 2006, 07:27 PM
I'm permanently glued to this chair. Enough said.

BarfBag
November 14th, 2006, 07:40 PM
I'm permanently glued to this chair. Enough said.

Well said, brother... well said...

aysiu
November 14th, 2006, 07:44 PM
I definitely spend at least four hours a day using Ubuntu.

That doesn't mean I'm tinkering, though. I spend a lot of time writing, website tweaking, catching up on emails, creating tutorials, and reading various webpages (as well as participating on these forums, obviously).

Just because you're using Ubuntu for more than two hours doesn't mean you're tinkering with it.

der_joachim
November 14th, 2006, 07:47 PM
My workstation is a Ubuntu box. I work over 40 hours a week, and my home box gets more attention than my TV, so I just ticked 'hobbyist' to fool myself. :)

patagonik
November 14th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Knoppix came first, but i've never managed to control it... my head was elsewhere. I always wanted to kick out W$ due to moral reasons mainly, and i like to go against the current as well so... Since i discovered ubuntu, i've never touched W$ again, unless it is absolutely necessary... never at home. My mom always said that you shouldn't carry rubbish at home!!

CON-GRA-TU-LA-TIONS... OPEN SOURCE FOR OPEN PEOPLE!!!

pata

PS. Now that i'm congratulating... when is ubuntu's birthday?

fuscia
November 14th, 2006, 07:55 PM
i'm more of a redecorator than anything else.

kr0n1x
November 14th, 2006, 07:58 PM
is my life :mrgreen: ahahah funny

Old Pink
November 14th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Long enough to check email, browse a little. (<2 Hours)
Ubuntu is my life, not seen daylight since Hoary! (>10 Hours)
Your <s and >s are the wrong way around! :rolleyes:

Subnet
November 14th, 2006, 08:19 PM
I use Ubuntu at home and work. I have a Ubuntu server at work, unfortunately I'm forced to run M$ on my workstation. Then at home I have it installed on my desktop and on a home file server. I am pretty much obsessed with Ubuntu.:-D

christhemonkey
November 14th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Come to think of it, i actually dont use ubuntu that much!

Spend more time on this windows XP pc.

*ducks to avoid flames*

but then again, the whole time on here im residenting these forums talking about ubuntu...
So that sort of makes up for it!

But when im not on this computer, then i use it 100% of the time, so i said hobbyist :)

kuja
November 14th, 2006, 08:44 PM
*ducks to avoid flames*

Darn, I missed.

derby007
November 14th, 2006, 09:24 PM
I got introduced this summer to Ubuntu & its become a nasty/wonderful experience since then. I'm using Ubuntu with Gnome & KDE, the lads/lassies in my house love the card games & hate when I have windoze powered up !! :mad:

beercz
November 15th, 2006, 02:33 AM
I voted for the last option (> 10hrs), esp as I use Ubuntu for both full and part time work and for leisure purposes too. I have to get a life, I really do.:rolleyes:

djsroknrol
November 15th, 2006, 04:53 AM
I spend 1 hour at work helping out in IT and roughly 2 hours at home, between E-mail, surfing and work I bring home every day..

ericesque
November 15th, 2006, 07:15 AM
It all depends for me. If I set my mind on one thing in particular, I'll devote the better part of 24 hours in a two day span to figuring out...say wireless? But if things are running smoothly I'll typically be in front of my computer for about 3 or 4 hours/day. Though lately it has been less and less.

adam.tropics
November 15th, 2006, 07:40 AM
I definitely spend at least four hours a day using Ubuntu.

That doesn't mean I'm tinkering, though. I spend a lot of time writing, website tweaking, catching up on emails, creating tutorials, and reading various webpages (as well as participating on these forums, obviously).

Just because you're using Ubuntu for more than two hours doesn't mean you're tinkering with it.

Yes I know, 'tinkering wasn't meant as an accusation, but point taken! BTW, are you sure 4 hours isn't a tad low. I mean your post count of 34 per day is a pack and a half a day habit in itself!