Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 17th Jul 2012 04:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Like Ubuntu's Unity interface? Great. If not, you can easily change it to look and act like Ubuntu used to. This tutorial shows how.
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Exactly
by shotsman on Tue 17th Jul 2012 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice but..."
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

I admin 30+ Linux servers plus 200+ VM's. None of them even have a browser installed let alone go out onto the internet. In fact, none of them can as their access out to the internet is block by three firewalls.

I know that I'm not alone here.

None of these systems has ever seen a .deb file. They are all RHEL or CentOS. They work. no fuss, no bother. Day in, day out they do the job they were built for.
I can deploy another VM inside 20 minutes. All updates are applied from a local repository.

Where do these appear on any of the stat counter systems? Nowhere.

Statistics, statistics and damm lies.

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RE: Exactly
by spiderman on Tue 17th Jul 2012 18:45 in reply to "Exactly"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I'm currently working with an HPC with 65000+ nodes (it's in the TOP 500, well TOP 100 actually). It's running RHEL 5. I have 12 years experience in IT and all I have seen is RHEL, RHEL, RHEL and CentOS (same as RHEL). I've seen some Oracle Linux (still same as RHEL) here and there. Some small businesses use Debian (mainly for web servers) and I've seen some Suse in large companies, which they are replacing with RHEL.

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RE[2]: Exactly
by zima on Wed 18th Jul 2012 17:39 in reply to "RE: Exactly"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't forget Scientific Linux (~CERN, so also some HPC here and there I imagine).

Still same as RHEL...

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RE: Exactly
by westlake on Tue 17th Jul 2012 19:51 in reply to "Exactly"
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2010-01-07

I admin 30+ Linux servers plus 200+ VM's. None of them even have a browser installed let alone go out onto the internet. Where do these appear on any of the stat counter systems? Nowhere.

Statistics, statistics and damm lies.


No one gives a damn about server stats when they are looking at client stats.

Files can be served off an Amiga or a C-64 for all that it matters to their users.

Users with no access to the outside world might as well be based on Mars.

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It does matter
by shotsman on Tue 17th Jul 2012 20:53 in reply to "RE: Exactly"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

When 'fanbois' rant on about how popular *buntu is and use frankly bogis stats to justify their stance, it does matter.

MY web browsers tell the world that I'm running Windows XP. I'm not so how valid are the stats based upon web browsing now?
How many people using Firfox block all these hit counter sites and adverts with tools like NoScript and Adblock? What price valid web browising stats then?

The simplistic picture that these sites (and even dictro watch) present isn't statistically valid. There are enough holes in them to make Emmenthal look solid.

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