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Title: Operating System and Browser
Post by: thornbush on December 07, 2009, 05:35:27 am
What's yours?
Currently, mine is Windows and Firefox...
The only thingy abt the fox is, after some number of window tabs, the whole thing goes kapeesh....  ::)

 
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: m0rl0ck on December 07, 2009, 05:38:05 am
What's yours?
Currently, mine is Windows and Firefox...
The only thingy abt the fox is, after some number of window tabs, the whole thing goes kapeesh....  ::)

 

Im using ff and linux and i have never had the trouble you describe. Your problem is your operating system not your browser :)
Actually i take that back, ff did crash once recently but it had been open with multiple tabs and windows for a while, more than a week i would guess.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Wonky Badger on December 07, 2009, 06:13:51 am
I'm using Vista and FF. I'd like to switch to Ubuntu, but I don't think my family would appreciate that, having to learn a new system.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: humanitas on December 07, 2009, 04:49:37 pm
M mac just died (Tiger X / Safari/FF). 

OS: Vista
Browser: Chrome/IE8

I as well would like to know if I could switch to Ubuntu, but I don't think my computer is compatible...
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Monkey Mind on December 07, 2009, 06:51:39 pm
MAC OS and alternate between Safari and Firefox.

I used to own PC's, but after the 5th one died on me for no apparent reason (used great virus protection, did routine maintenance), I decided that Bill Gates was a demon from the Hell Realms. Happy with my Mac, will never go back. And Metta to Bill Gates for all the negative kamma...    ;D
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: m0rl0ck on December 08, 2009, 11:58:24 am
I'm using Vista and FF. I'd like to switch to Ubuntu, but I don't think my family would appreciate that, having to learn a new system.

Its really all about how you set up the interface. Linux is very customizable and you can make it as windows like as you wish. Also if you dont want to just dive right into the deep end, you could always do a dual boot install and see how everyone felt about it. In fact this is probably the best option if you all own any windoze only games that you like to play.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: humanitas on December 08, 2009, 12:45:35 pm
I'm using Vista and FF. I'd like to switch to Ubuntu, but I don't think my family would appreciate that, having to learn a new system.

Its really all about how you set up the interface. Linux is very customizable and you can make it as windows like as you wish. Also if you dont want to just dive right into the deep end, you could always do a dual boot install and see how everyone felt about it. In fact this is probably the best option if you all own any windoze only games that you like to play.

I've got a Lenovo A600 series (all-in-one desktops).  I was looking for support if it was a system that is compatible.  Do you know?
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: WonderlandAlli on December 10, 2009, 01:11:39 am
Vista 64 bit and Firefox. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaa-ah.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: rickadkins on December 25, 2009, 05:01:24 pm
I've tried most of the browsers out there, and now use Chrome almost exclusively.  It's very fast and easy to navigate.  I also use Firefox, but tend to shy away from IE.  Opera is also good, but for some reason the graphics aren't as nice on my computer as Chrome and FF.  My OS is Windows XP.

Rick
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: kirtu on January 18, 2010, 01:37:07 pm
Windows XP and Opera.  I need to install a version of Linux but my laptop's hard drive is too tiny and I can't afford an upgrade right now (and external drives keep dying suddenly on me).

Kirt
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Anders Honore on January 19, 2010, 12:24:14 pm
I am a happy linux user. It's great not having to worry about virus or paying to get the new version of your OS.

I've used Opera as my main browser for 10 years (FF is too bloated for me and IE is the worst of the lot), but after Google Chromium became stable enough to use for Linux, I find myself using it almost exclusively. It's a terrific browser.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Ngawang Drolma on January 20, 2010, 01:02:51 pm
Anders, how could I switch my beloved bookmarks from FF to google chrome?

Best,
Laura
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: MJH on January 20, 2010, 03:44:35 pm
Anders, how could I switch my beloved bookmarks from FF to google chrome?

Hi Laura,

When I made the switch google took all my FF bookmarks and automatically added them to chromes bookmarks. I'm really happy with chrome so far. Everything seems faster!  ;D
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Anders Honore on January 20, 2010, 06:30:00 pm
I've got a Lenovo A600 series (all-in-one desktops).  I was looking for support if it was a system that is compatible.  Do you know?

Hardware support is pretty good with Linux these days unless you are using absolutely bleeding edge hardware that is not open-source friendly.

Seeing as IBM is one of the main investors in Linux and open source, I'd say you should have nothing to worry about.

Mine is a lenovo 3000 and everything here works exactly as it should.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Ngawang Drolma on January 20, 2010, 06:48:47 pm
Anders, how could I switch my beloved bookmarks from FF to google chrome?

Hi Laura,

When I made the switch google took all my FF bookmarks and automatically added them to chromes bookmarks. I'm really happy with chrome so far. Everything seems faster!  ;D

Thanks!  I love the speed and simplicity of google chrome.  I think I'll make the switch right now  :)
I don't really use add-ons that FF offers even though some of them are neat.  I like my browser simple.

Best,
Laura
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: humanitas on January 23, 2010, 12:44:56 am
WOOOOT !

Hey, you can always pick themes ya know... they're pretty in chrome.  and easy to deal with!!
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: DrJonno on January 23, 2010, 05:11:16 am
Anders, how could I switch my beloved bookmarks from FF to google chrome?

Best,
Laura

Don't know whether someone has mentioned this but...  I use Google toolbar for the 'anywhere bookmarks'.  I use a good number of PCs and laptops with this on all of them.  Google stores the bookmarks so they are available and synchronised on all the machines.  There are a lot of other features too - but you can turn them off ;-)

Metta

Jon
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: thelionroars on February 07, 2010, 11:15:39 am
I always use firefox+adblock plus+no script as my standard browser. The customisation of firefox and the fact that it's open source and relatively secure are what attracts me to it.

I'm currently using mostly XP Pro but I'm a big user of Ubuntu (Jaunty) and I have a Vista install around too...
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: J. McKenna on February 27, 2010, 04:42:46 pm
What's yours?

Currently, mine is OS X (Snow Leopard) and Safari...

No runs, drips, or errors ......... Free at last! Free at last! Thank Jobs Almighty, we are free at last
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Ngawang Drolma on February 28, 2010, 12:09:31 am
I'm using Vista and FF. I'd like to switch to Ubuntu, but I don't think my family would appreciate that, having to learn a new system.

Thanks, I'm trying Ubuntu  :)
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Rayfield on February 28, 2010, 08:08:39 pm
My primary OS at home is Ubuntu, surfing on Chrome.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Anders Honore on March 01, 2010, 09:35:19 am
Free at last! Free at last! Thank Jobs Almighty, we are free at last

and here I was thinking mac os was the most nonfree of any operating system...
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: J. McKenna on March 01, 2010, 06:07:28 pm
We all have our crosses, or Windows to bear. ... ... . . . . . . . . . Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose!
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Rayfield on March 01, 2010, 07:09:26 pm
I suppose it depends upon our definitions. I've used all 3 major OS platforms extensively, and "free" has never been what comes to mind when I'm using a Mac. Different strokes for different folks... :)
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: J. McKenna on March 01, 2010, 07:20:15 pm
Free:

1.  enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
2.  pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: They were thankful to be living on free soil.
3.  existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties that are, as a rule, constitutionally guaranteed by representative government
4.  enjoying political autonomy, as a people or country not under foreign rule; independent.
5.  exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one's will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.
6.  able to do something at will; at liberty: free to choose.
7.  clear of obstructions or obstacles, as a road or corridor: The highway is now free of fallen rock.
8.  not occupied or in use: I'll try to phone her again if the line is free.
9.  exempt or released from something specified that controls, restrains, burdens, etc. (usually fol. by from or of)
10. having immunity or being safe (usually fol. by from): free from danger.
11. provided without, or not subject to, a charge or payment: free parking; a free sample.
12. given without consideration of a return or reward: a free offer of legal advice.
13. unimpeded, as motion or movement; easy, firm, or swift.
14. not held fast; loose; unattached: to get one's arm free.
15. not joined to or in contact with something else: The free end of the cantilever sagged.
16. acting without self-restraint or reserve: to be too free with one's tongue.
17. ready or generous in giving; liberal; lavish: to be free with one's advice.
18. given readily or in profusion; unstinted.
19. frank and open; unconstrained, unceremonious, or familiar.
20. unrestrained by decency; loose or licentious: free behavior.
21. not subject to special regulations, restrictions, duties, etc.: The ship was given free passage.
22. of, pertaining to, or characterized by free enterprise: a free economy.
23. that may be used by or is open to all: a free market.
24. engaged in by all present; general: a free fight.
25. not literal, as a translation, adaptation, or the like; loose.
26. uncombined chemically: free oxygen.
27. traveling without power; under no force except that of gravity or inertia: free flight.
28. Phonetics. (of a vowel) situated in an open syllable (opposed to checked).
29. at liberty to enter and enjoy at will (usually fol. by of): to be free of a friend's house.
30. not subject to rules, set forms, etc.: The young students had an hour of free play between classes.
31. easily worked, as stone, land, etc.
32. Mathematics. (of a vector) having specified magnitude and direction but no specified initial point.
33. Also, large. Nautical. (of a wind) nearly on the quarter, so that a sailing vessel may sail free.
34. not containing a specified substance (often used in combination): a sugar-free soft drink.
35. (of a linguistic form) occurring as an independent construction, without necessary combination with other forms, as most words.
36. without cost, payment, or charge.

Cost, payment and charge were also last on my list of meanings. Forgive my lack of clarity .... ..... ......
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Tsongkhapafan on March 02, 2010, 02:56:06 am
Ubuntu and Chrome here!

I love Ubuntu, I've used it for years.  Chrome I started using in the past six months - before that, it was Firefox.
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Rayfield on March 02, 2010, 06:51:15 am
Woot! There's at least two of us, so I will now officially form the International Ubuntu/Chrome Buddhists Union.
We may be a small club.  :lmfao:
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: J. McKenna on March 02, 2010, 06:14:10 pm
Woot! There's at least two of us, so I will now officially form the International Ubuntu/Chrome Buddhists Union.
We may be a small club.  :lmfao:

That would be IUCBU, or eye-you-see-bee-you, right?!?!  :suit:
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Tsongkhapafan on March 03, 2010, 01:11:57 am
I'll join!  :D
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Lobster on January 30, 2012, 08:06:33 am
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8054/ww3.jpg)
I use Puppy Linux and Seamonkey Browser
Many of our developers (through no fault of their own) are bodhisattvas
see above image

You can boot, use and save Puppy data from CD/DVD
and run software such as YAP
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BuddhistYAP (http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BuddhistYAP)

and Zensound
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=570660&search_id=1637717125#570660 (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=570660&search_id=1637717125#570660)

May all Beings Benefit
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: catmoon on January 30, 2012, 03:16:09 pm
Hmmm. Can you play Starcraft on that?
Title: Re: Operating System and Browser
Post by: Lobster on January 31, 2012, 05:19:27 pm
For games and other malware time wasting use Windows  :D

This is MU (yes that really is his Koan and name) one of our early Puppy Bodhisattva
(this is a close up from the Puppy Shrine)
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/3959/pemamunr4.jpg)
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