Linux corner

Discussion in 'Members Club' started by HAIDER, Apr 5, 2011.

Share This Page

  1. HAIDER
    Offline

    HAIDER SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,789
    Ratings:
    +4 / 3,960 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Any linux master and linux lovers,specially REDHAT.
  2. Wounded-Monk
    Offline

    Wounded-Monk FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    380
    Ratings:
    +0 / 140 / -0
    Have been using ubuntu for more than an year now.....not expert though :)
  3. nightcrawler
    Offline

    nightcrawler FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,447
    Ratings:
    +0 / 338 / -0
    Hate RedHat + SUSE; love Ubuntu currently using Ubuntu 9.06. I use it primarily to run application like Matlab; Maple & COMSOL; though I am learning blender till my semester results come. With the addition of browsers like Chrome [previously & even now I used OPERA as mainstay] results in Ubuntu achieve inparallel with Windows [not for gamers though]
  4. scrumpy
    Offline

    scrumpy FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    900
    Ratings:
    +0 / 805 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Why?

    Most cutting edge work happens in Fedora and that is what I use.
  5. nightcrawler
    Offline

    nightcrawler FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,447
    Ratings:
    +0 / 338 / -0
    Remember I am a student. Also Ubuntu forum support is the MOST comprehensive ++ every goodies/updates are free such can't be said about Fedora
  6. scrumpy
    Offline

    scrumpy FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    900
    Ratings:
    +0 / 805 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Fedora is free and always will be. Fedora Project
    You can say that Fedora is the development version of Red Hat. Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases are based on the latest Fedora releases. For example, RHEL 6 is based on Fedora 12.

    One small irritant you may face with Fedora which isn't available with Ubuntu is that Ubuntu will happily repackage proprietary drivers and codecs while Fedora refuses to do it. That can however be solved by using repos from rpmfusion which carries packages that Fedora refuses to do so.

    There are several technical differences between Fedora and Ubuntu though. The primary ones are Fedora uses rpms and yum while Ubuntu is based on Debian and uses .deb packages and apt. They have also recently diverged on the desktop front with Fedora pushing for gnome-shell while Ubuntu plans on using Ubuntu Unity instead.
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  7. HAIDER
    Offline

    HAIDER SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,789
    Ratings:
    +4 / 3,960 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    I have no choice has to work with Redhat...trying hard to install oracle, speically editing .bash extension..
  8. nightcrawler
    Offline

    nightcrawler FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,447
    Ratings:
    +0 / 338 / -0
    @scrumpy
    Thnx for the info; much even I dont knew
  9. takeiteasy
    Offline

    takeiteasy FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,192
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,007 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    using GNU/Linux for several years as main os. Debian(64-bit) is My Choice.
  10. scrumpy
    Offline

    scrumpy FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    900
    Ratings:
    +0 / 805 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Haider, There are lots of resources available on the net which can help you with Oracle on Linux. I have to admit that I have never done it myself but I have been working on Linux for a long time now. If you need help understanding any specific bit about the OS send me a pm.
  11. takeiteasy
    Offline

    takeiteasy FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,192
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,007 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    any Debian Gnu/Linux Users? Any one completely Switched to Gnu/Linux for Personal computing? including internet et al :)
  12. Butters
    Offline

    Butters SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,412
    Ratings:
    +0 / 2,934 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    Ireland
    I did that for a while. Well I kinda' had to. Me and my friend were trying to put OSX on a Toshiba Satellite and needless to say... it didn't go well... So I had to use Fedora (running off a CD) for a while. I liked it so much that I downloaded Ubuntu and used that for ages...

    Linux is great... but it goes as far as internet browsing, emails and light document work. Better stick with Windows/OSX for everything else.

    My two Cents.
  13. takeiteasy
    Offline

    takeiteasy FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,192
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,007 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    I am using Debian for many years(10years) now. I haven't gone anywhere. sticking with Linux started with Debian Woody IIRC. Although I first used Redhat 7 for few months(as a n00b).

    but, agree it is tough for anyone beyond internet,common applications. you won't get professional softwares for the likes of cad,graphics etc in Linux.

    However, I thought current Linux distros like Ubuntu is much more friendly to new Users/Windows users. I am sure, hardware support is great compared to the olden days with 2.4kernel and stuffs. although support for wireless cards and many other gadgets are PITA.

    OT: Wine- windows emulator has matured and it supports many win32 applications. You can install MS office among other things.

    Some Links for "Conversion" ;)
    Why Linux is better
    We welcome you to 'Make The Move'
    LINUX For You Magazine ⇉ A Linux(Open Source) Magazine Published from India.
  14. kingkobra
    Offline

    kingkobra SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    2,822
    Ratings:
    +0 / 2,293 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    i have completed RHCE but did not get certified :)
  15. takeiteasy
    Offline

    takeiteasy FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,192
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,007 / -0
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    same pinch! I've completed RHCE in 2005(RHEL4). What is with that? I got a Redhat Bag,Pen,T-shirt and a Thick Book and RHEL CD's. They are resting somewhere in My shelves. :lol:
    set back by Rs15,000 that time If I remember correctly.

    I bet, a Linux Networking Course Offered by Reputed Institutions will be as good or better than RHCE.

    BTW, I am interested in Linux Professional Institute's Certification. But, it's not about Networking. They've training in Banglore.
    http://lpi.org/

    OT: I've known a guy Who failed RHCE Exam on RHEL6 3 weeks back. He spend Indian Rupees 13000 for this Exam. No second shot. So, He's Writing Again costing Rs20000(IIRC) with second shot option.

    pps: Let this thread remain a Linux Chat, Q&A Thread Actively, I hope. :)