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"I like to hang around in the waste room of my building. Here in Sweden, where I am based at the moment, wealth is good and people like to buy stuff. I’ve found many abandoned computers in there..."
Set is a musician using Linux which is the Holy Grail of Linux use. He doesn’t seem to have any issues using Ubuntu Studio for his work, which is encouraging. Linux handles music production better and...
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"...I do think KDE would be weaker without Kubuntu and I think Ubuntu would be too."
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"For a long time, on a monthly basis, I was always switching distribution​s. However, during the last year I discovered the one I most enjoy today: Arch Linux. It is a very customizable, follows KISS (‘Keep it Short & Simple’) and is a user-centered distro, with a very nice and intelligent community."
Thiago touches on a number of interesting points. For instance, he talks about testing out new distributions and desktops to see what’s going on in Linux. That’s something I kind of have to remind...
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"I’m not a huge believer in software changing people. If you want to write more, you should write more. No program is going to squeeze more work out of you. But FocusWriter is great for me, because it allows me to work quickly and to easily see my progress."
I was never a huge believer in the so-called distraction-free writing environment. These are text editors or word processors that only show text, with limited formatting and configuration options. The...
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My go-to tool as well.
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"I use Cinnamon because it just works, gets out of my way and lets me do my work."
David is the second Cinnamon user in a row! Cinnamon is traditional desktop environment and that’s something that speaks to a lot of users. I recently watched some family members struggle to find and...
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Ihave used Linux mint which is very good without doubt  ,but nevertheless i still prefer linux ubuntu  which I myself prefer due to the ease of the os
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"I like having control over my environment. I’m picky about the look and feel of my desktop and apps, particularly things like key bindings, and I find that open-source software gives me a lot more control."
Akkana has a great Openbox-driven setup that relies on keybindings but what’s great about her setup is that she chooses Linux not so much for the philosophy, but for the control it gives her (which I...
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Not old! Classic!
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"I’ve dabbled with other distributions over the years. I started with Slackware, but switched to Red Hat Linux pretty quickly. I’ve also tried Mandrake, Debian, Gentoo, and Arch—oh, and of course CentOS and RHEL—but I keep coming back to Fedora as my favorite, both for the technology and for the community. And now, of course, I’m fortunate enough that it’s part of my job!"
I met Matthew at LinuxCon 2013 and have been hounding him for an interview ever since then. He’s worth the wait, though. He really gets under the hood of his GNOME setup and he has some great things...
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I started with redhat, I have found that for self-learning ubuntu is awsome, then you can take what you know back to fedora or whatever you are stuck with
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"I have a lot of reasons why I use Linux, but if I have to name one it’s probably the fact that programming (especially C) is so much more fun on Linux. The tools are better, and many of the tools I’m using won’t even work on Windows very well."
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"When I finally finished university, I found that my Linux knowledge really helped when looking for jobs and so I continued to use the OS on any machine I was issued. I have found that running the same (or similar) operating system as the servers/environments I’m responsible for really helps me in my work."
I like Peter’s story because Linux led to job opportunities. Now of course, there are many, many reasons to use Linux other than career prospects, but the fact that there’s a practical benefit to...
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"...my most important tool is Geany, my code editor. Without it I could not do my job, but the same could be said about grep, git, curl, Konsole (terminal emulator), radiotray, mplayer2, yast, zypper and many other tools I use in my daily activities."
Michal has a very tweaked KDE setup. He discusses his use of Alt+Tab to switch between applications, rather than using virtual desktops, and I’m very glad he does. I too use Alt+Tab compulsively. I’ve...
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I don't use virtual desktops in KDE either. Just don't feel the need 
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"No matter how many desktop variations I try, I always depend on what the Cinnamon desktop provides. Its superb access to icons on the bottom panel and slide-out Favorites Bar makes scrolling through the Main Menu a rarity."
Jack’s a writer who uses a software development environment to write. He’s a big Geany fan and he reminds us that tools aren’t about what they’re supposed to do so much as they’re about how we choose...
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The Wall Street Journal recently had a piece announcing the web was dead and replaced by apps (if you hit the paywall, you can get access by going through Google News—the irony is not lost on me…). I...
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