Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

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Again, I ask the timeless rhetorical question:  who is seriously using
Linux for Serious Work?  Since the first time I've posted this thread,
from years ago, only ONE (1) person has shown me they do Serious Work
(a defined term--for you first time viewers--I'm talking about an OS
that supports the Office Suite).  This one person was a contract
manager who insisted on using Linux.  He was valuable enough to his
organization that they let him get away with this stunt, and he ended
up converting all Linux work into Office format using some emulator
like Wine I suppose, or perhaps Linux somehow can export to .docx
format, though I don't see how.

One person in all these years.  Just one.

Case closed.

RL

Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

On Fri, 10 Jun 2011, RayLopez99 wrote:

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What case?

All of my work is done on Linux, has been for a decade.

Of course none of it is "serious", as you define it, but then if I was
running Windows it wouldn't be serious either.

The difference is, I choose to use Linux, would rather use it than Windows
despite the overkill.

Everything I do has to be done on Linux, I don't wishy-washy jump between
operating systems.  That defines things better.  It's not unlike the fact
that I don't drive a car.  Since I don't, I make choices based on it,
rather than some illusion of "the car is better".  Same with Linux.
Whether or not it's better than Windows is irrelevant, since I won't run
Windows.  So nothing can nag at me about whether or not Linux is inferior.

   Michael


Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

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On Fri, 10 Jun 2011 23:30:03 -0400, Michael Black wrote:

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"Serious work", as he defines it, is limited solely to the use of two or
three specific applications.  He has no grasp of the difference between a
job and the tools used to do the job, nor of the fact that beyond the
scope of word processing and spreadsheeting exists a whole world of
computing tasks.

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There's a whole two apps left which I need for $job, which are Windows
based.  We're working on eliminating them.

Sad story:

The other net admin disappeared the other day.  Wasn't sure where he got
to so I went looking.  He was sitting in the accountant's office, poking
at the accountant's PC.  Seems said PC was having "problems" - slow,
random lockups, that sort of thing.  Symptomatically, it looked like it
might be a virus.

Oh, no, can't be that, he runs AV software.  Still, never hurts to check,
so the other net admin digs up a couple of different AV apps and lets 'em
run a while.  Not to completion; in 2 hours give or take, the fastest of
'em is about a third of the way done.  In any case, the results?

One found 17 viruses, the other found 49.  Both in less than a full run.

49 and possibly more viruses, on a machine *with* AV installed.  Not too
surprising it wasn't a happy machine.

Here's the fun part, IMO: assuming one finished the scan, removed all the
viruses and got a "clean" report: exactly how much can you trust the
machine or the report?


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Shit head, why don't you tell us *which* AV programs ran and which
supposedly failed to find viruses?

Otherwise your anecdote is complete bullshit.

Like your toy OS, Linux.

RL

Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

About 92% of the top 500 supercomputers use Linux operating systems.

IMHO they do serious work.

Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

On 13/06/2011 6:58 AM, 1PW wrote:
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Source?

Wolf K.

Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

On Monday 13 June 2011 13:15 Wolf K wrote:

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IPW was exaggerating - the actual figure is 91.80%
He did say "about" though, so shall we forgive him? :-)

http://www.top500.org/stats/list/36/osfam



Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

On 6/13/2011 5:15 AM, Wolf K wrote:
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   <http://www.top500.org/stats/list/36/osfam

--
1PW

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RayLopez99 wrote:
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:o)

*And*... what were the supposed *viruses* found (spyware cookies?)?

There is a very good chance that *none* of them were viruses or even
active trojans. Without any specifics, the post is meaningless.

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My, you *do* like to troll the Linux groups don't you. :o)

Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

On 6/13/2011 9:19 AM, FromTheRafters wrote:
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All he is doing is exposing chicken-shit COLA for the chicken-shit NG
that it is with chicken-shit advocates like Kelsey Benign in it.


Re: Who SERIOUSLY uses Linux for SERIOUS WORK, seriously?

On Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:19:10 -0400,  FromTheRafters wrote:

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He sure does. Of course, most have him either filtered in leafnode or
killfiled.
Just this once I will crosspost with what the mentally deficient troll is
not going to post to a.c.a-v:

The original poster said in a later post today:

"Nope, not "malware" - viruses.  We're well aware of the difference.  I
didn't count the umpteen other things reported, such as tracking cookies
and the like.  Just the reported viruses. :)"

Followup set.

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