Free (as in speech) Software
This page is really a combination of Free (as in free speech) Software
, Open Source Software
, and anti-microsoft content…
is a mascot fronting these much more serious issues, linux itself is really nothing more than the kernel (~10%) of the GNU operating system
Linux @ Home & Work
...And ofcourse I use linux and the gnu tools exclusively at home and at work. (Ok ok i might use a windows system to investigate windows-only bugs).
Currently I'm a huge Gentoo
fan. Gentoo distributions require you to compile everything on your machine, kernel, operating tools, compiler, software, drivers, the lot. It's package management system is IMHO alot easier to use than RedHat's RPM system, and allows configuration of compile time options and USE flags which specify what components and plugins get included onto your machine. The result of all this is a much more streamlined setup optimised for your machine and your usage.
Beyond Gentoo, I use the latest gentoo-sources kernel. Using the wonderful world of the 2.6 linux kernel
has some huge performance improvements, and with Udev and ALSA makes life alot smoother.
At home our machine (an overclocked Athlon) is our complete home entertainment system. It's the (Cable) TV, and DVD & CD & Mp3 player, with surround sound. We also use Gnutella to download all the music and dvds we want and to share what we have. All these things were running on our previous WindowsXP system (2 years ago) but have become more stable and simplier to use and customise on Linux & GNU.
Linux kernel 2.6.12 now supports GSM PCMCIA cards
Vodafone 3G Datacard & Suse 9.3 or Gentoo
Using the LG-VX3200 phone with Linux
Playing with Series 60 Phones and Linux
Nokia 6680 3G from Linux?