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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 4:04 am    Post subject: What do you do with your Gentoo box? Reply with quote

Do Gentoo'ers do anything with their gentoo box other than recurse through interminable iterations of emerge rsync -up system -up world emerge [fill in blank] followed by long periods of dithering and strumming as the compile scribble and scratch scrolls off the screen?

If so, then please describe what productive work your gentoo box does -- is it corporate web, email, file, print server?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 4:28 am    Post subject: Desktop Machine Reply with quote

I use Gentoo as my home desktop. Which means I:
surf
email
write reports
play games
play music
play dvds
occasionally do "real work" using Matlab and octave
write the occasional line of code
chat
etc,etc
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am an engineering student supporting myself partly with web development (PHP mainly) that basically sums up things actually I use it for my school work, other then CAD, and for my web development :) So I do run a test server and mySQL

Other then that Gentoo is feeding my tweeking needs :) I like to fiddle
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While the "dithering and strumming as the compile scribble and scratch scrolls off the screen" is happening in a terminal window I usually work on my own little pet projects, surf the web, post to newsgroups, play games, watch movies, etc. Same as most people do with their home workstations I would guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes take it for a walk...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Break it... I'm very good at that....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

setiathome
err..

i have a gentoo router (p1 150 :) ) running .. seti
and of course my desktop comp has a gentoo system
so i am keeping it busy with developing/programming and xmms, streaming bassdrive... and seti of course :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

every thing...except sex :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- web, irc, mail and anything else on the net
- playing dvds, divx, audio-cd and burning cdroms...
- making original artwork or customizing with gimp
- the rare office document
- doing some real work (statistics with R, a bit of scilab)
- a few games when I'm bored to death
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo is my desktop system and main OS. If it weren'T for my sister I'd get rid of windows completely. I use gentoo for:
writing documents
calculation
irc
web
email
games
and soon: Development

I also use gentoo for:
blaming someone/something if anything goes wrong (I'll find something that doesn't work as I want to, easily ;) )
And even sex.

...

Okay - I admit, the last one was just kidding.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:35 pm    Post subject: Obligatory joke Reply with quote

bpkri wrote:
And even sex.
Code:
bash$ emerge sex
Calculating dependencies   

emerge: there are no masked or unmasked ebuilds to satisfy "sex".
Care to make an ebuild for us?

But seriously, my pure Gentoo box, my main desktop (and the only computer I have in a usable state right now) is used for the same things others are using: SETI@home :wink: , browsing, e-mail, IM, IRC, P2P (OpenFT r00lz), occasional development or graphics work, and so on. When I built this box I got a GeForce adn other goodies with the intention of gaming - and stuff works, although sometimes I have to use Wine - but I've found mucking around with Gentoo so much fun that I haven't done any in a long time - with the exception of short rounds of gltron.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Gentoo-box runs all the time.

I use it for
- c-programing (most important)
- surfing
- mailing
- ut2003 (but i'm far too slow for it ;-) )

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a normal desktop user does with his computer:
-listen to music
-surf the web
-chat on irc
-check news servers
-mail a bit
-play some (the very few) native linux games

That's about it I think, well that and programming... but that isn't something every desktop user does. I haven't emerge rsync etc in a few months, haven't ever "emerge -u world". My box is stable as it is, if there's an update for an app that's a bit buggy I emerge or if there's a security update... but more than that... not really ;-)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to surfing, email and the other typical stuff I mainly use it for web development (LAMP style) and for learning how to configure a better Linux system.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like others have said, I use it for normal desktop stuff. I run gentoo on all my systems so I have gentoo desktop boxes and gentoo server boxes. I also do the development thing on my desktop gentoo.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you do with your Gentoo box? Reply with quote

splakdatter wrote:
... emerge rsync -up system -up world emerge [fill in blank] followed by long periods of dithering and strumming as the compile scribble and scratch scrolls off the screen?

You just reminded me of something I hadn't done yet today :wink:

No, seriously, updating is done whenever it is necessary. The rest of the time (99.9%) my systems are used for the regular server and destop stuff, i.e. surfing, mailing, programming, latexing/word processing, file serving, printing , what ever else comes to my mind, and with one or two rounds of tuxracer in between 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it in my dorm room as a server. I have it running my website and hosting files for people. It runs apache, mysql, pure-ftpd, tinydns, etc. No X on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surfing
electronic-mail
messengers like amsn ickle....
ripping/encoding newlyest baught cd, (only non-pop music, music alike <my signature>)
burn cds
write documents for school
learning c coding
setting up an ftp from time to time for my friends to download my listen to oggs
reading ebooks
playing games some times
trying out screensavers when im bored ...
compiling stuff.
and so on.

i do what ever i whould have done on anyother pc/mac/other arch capable of doing the above mentioned.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2002 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

web
programming
real work all too often :(
music
tv
movies
foot rest
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Work!
I use Gentoo exclusively at work. This of course includes mail, web, irc, aim (irc and aim are tools we us in work, have internal servers we connect to).
Several Java based applications
Several browser based applications (Oracle Apps)
Database programmin (Oracle - PL/SQL)
Database testcases
C-programming (database programming, yeah well, :) )

At home, everything above :) (Using VPN to connect to work)
+ news and some other special apps.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until something wacky happenned to the hardware, I was using Gentoo for showing off the cats from the cat shelter I volunteer for. (cat shows, charity events, etc...)

Haven't had time to look into it. :cry:

The other machines at home will be converted to Gentoo in the not so distant future.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 5:22 am    Post subject: IUSE="" Reply with quote

-java progamming (primarily busy looking at j2ee, taglibs, and creating an user space tomcat/pgsql app, trying out a bit of C with jni)
-www.topcoder.com (but my rating sucks :P It's always from 200AM/300-AM + 1.5 hrs)
-banking
-find documentation, looking for inspiration to create java apps
-e-mail/chat
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my main box, I use Gentoo mainly for surfing the web, checking email, getting work done and gaming. Of course I also use to admin my other boxes via ssh.

My other boxes:
1. Acts as a firewall
2. Acts as an NFS/SAMBA server mostly for backups. I keep a backup of all my important stuff there. my /home gets backed up to it once a day. My roommate uses a windows box and I let him backup his stuff to it via samba.
3. A web/Mail server. Internal only. Mostly I use it to play around with PHP, and XML coding, and I check to see how it looks on my main box.... More for learning than anything else.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it for everything except gaming. *sigh*
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
I use it for everything except gaming. *sigh*


I second that. Althouth lately I've been using linux to play 'Counter-strike' and 'Natural selection', no luck with hitman2 yet.
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