Where do you have Linux installed?

Laptop machine
29% (232 votes)
Pre-build, branded desktop machine (Dell, Compaq, etc.)
14% (112 votes)
Custom built computer (by a shop)
7% (58 votes)
Custom built computer (by yourself)
45% (356 votes)
Handheld/PDA/ultraportable computer
1% (5 votes)
Other (please write it in a comment!)
4% (30 votes)
Total votes: 793
Tony Mobily - Sat, 2020-12-16 09:08.

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Where do I have linux installed?

I think you missed the mark with this question by not using check boxes.

Jas - (not verified) - M - , 2020-12-25 07:52.

Where Do You Have Linux Installed?

1 - Self-built AMD Athlon 2000+ (200GB HDD, 512MB RAM) running Red Hat 9 (my comp)
1 - Self-built AMD Duron 700 (30GB HDD, 512MB RAM) running SuSE 9.2 (kids' comp)

Rod (not verified) - Thu, 2020-12-21 07:49.

Self installed Several versions on a shop built desk machine

Installing three different distributions on an XP machine has been a source of compatibility challenges. It has caused the learning curve to start at points where XP users usually do not dream exists. Although I learn well by this method, it is different than my first computer goal of "I might rather just get on with my business - which is not computer related".

Arthur (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-20 20:01.

multple choice and additional 'Other'

Have various flavours of GNU/linux running on assembled PCs since 1995. On laptops also. Recently implemented an astronomical instrument (optical polarimeter) with Linux as the OS on a 486 class PC-104 board with32MB RAM and 32MB Flash disk.

Shashi (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-20 13:09.

Video Card

My latest project, a desktop, had an ASUS video card, with a Nvidia chip. I installed Suse Linux 10 and at the final boot, the screen went blank. It didn't recognize the video card. I haven't resolved the issue. I am guessing that, to make Linux work on this machine, I will have to buy another card.

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-20 07:40.

multiple choices


Both on a laptop (Toshiba Satellite A110) and a PC that was custom built by a shop, but already I replaced the mobo, PSU, and HD, and added memory and a DVD writer, so it is now custom built by myself ;)

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-20 07:09.

multiple selection choices needed with counts too

I have multiple computers with linux: several brand laptops (one for each family member), couple of servers (custom-built myself), one brand desktop for multimedia video/audio router/server, one desktop (another custom-built desktop) and several clusters for distributed processing, all at home.

Of course I have several at work too which I think this vote doesn't count, right?

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-20 00:20.

This vote should allow multiple selections

I use linux in all sorts of machines at home, so I need to select multiple items in the choices. The result will be a little skewed in this regard.

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-20 00:14.

Multiple PCs

There should be at least a "Multiple Computers option".
I have a PC, which is Multiboot: Edubuntu, Debian Etch, Mepis (and "Viruze XP Professional", for strange needs). From my Gateway MX6441 I wiped out the "Viruze Vista" and installed Freespire. (Before I had it working with Ubuntu and Debian Etch AMD64) As with Freespire I had no problems configuring my wireless, I still have it, while I learn how to configure Wifi to use it with Debian or Ubuntu.

Guriel (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-19 20:17.

Linux on three systems

I have Mepis on two self built systems (one that is wireless) and PCLinusOS on one old emachine. I love the wireless desktop! It's downstairs from my router and works like a charm.

owlpath (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-19 18:16.

Linux on three systems

I hope you realize that Mephis installs with all access to your machine as open. If you connect to the Internet, you may want to review what is open and accessible on your system. If you have already considered this, then my hat is off to you. Congrats!

An - ymous (not verified) - Wed, 2020-12-20 17:59.


There should have been a listing for multiple computers. I user SourceMage on a Desktop/Development system I made. I use gNewSense on my Dell Inspiron laptop. Then there is Slackware on my web server that I made. Finally there is a box that I'm using to develop my own distro.

ninjsapydr (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-19 14:02.

Where Linux is loaded

I have Linux on my IBM ThinkPad i1200 and on my built to order AMD64 desktop.

Mepis on the ThinkPad and Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Sabayon/GenToo on my desktop along with XP Dual Boot. The XP will be going away very soon as soon as I decide what the major Linux will be. I am definitely leaning to Ubuntu. The Kubuntu is 32-bit as is the Sabayon while the GenToo and Ubuntu are both 64-bit. Just wish the 64-bit had all the media capabilities for movies and games etc. Only problem is that I have a minor kludge with the printing on both sides of the page but I am working on that. When that happens, XP is history.

dick (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-19 13:18.

Linux Systems

1 - custom built AMD 64 running Redhat 4 (MythTV system)
1 - custom built AMD Duron running CentOS 4 (DNS, DHCP, sshd server)
1 - custom built AMD Athlon 1800+ running Kubuntu 6.04 (desktop)
1 - Dell Inspiron 600 running Linspire (wife's laptop)
1 - Dell PowerEdge 6400 running CentOS 3 (test server)

I have other PCs in various states of disrepair that I plan on using to learn/test various services (PXE boot, clustering, MythTV frontend, etc.)

desertgeek (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-19 11:41.

We love linux!

I've converted all our computers to linux.

1 - Self built PC running Kubuntu 6.06 (my main PC)
1- Dell Dimension 4100 also running Kubuntu 6.06 (Wife's PC)
1- E-machine T501 running Debian sarge 3.01 (test machine)
1- Dell XPS T500 Running Xubuntu (recently rescued PC that owners said was worthless) yeah if running Windows it was!
Soon there will be two laptops (1-Compaq 2100 and 1-Gateway Solo450sx) running either Kubuntu 6.06 or OpenSuSE 10.2. I've just got to get them repaired and running first.

Could you imagine what it would cost me to put Windows on all of these?!?! Not to mention what it would cost to upgrade them so Windows could operate on them. LOL

Devlin (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-19 10:53.

HP Pavilion, with WinModem

HP Pavilion, with WinModem swapped out for a 2nd Ethernet card, TV tuner card (self-installed), additional 160GB IDE hard drive.
2.53GHz Pentium 4, 512MB RAM, DVD+RW writer, DVD-ROM drive.

An - ymous (not verified) - Tue, 2020-12-19 05:50.


Salvaged, resurrected, much modified,and well tweaked, "bitsa" Compaq DeathPro EN P800.


Rh - do (not verified) - M - , 2020-12-18 18:49.

All of the above.

I've got Linux installed on the following:

Kubuntu: HP ZE2308WM laptop
Debian: Custom-built desktop computer (by me)
Kubuntu: Custom-built desktop computer (by me)
Kubuntu: Custom-built desktop computer (by me)
IPCop: Dell (old PIII vintage desktop)
Debian/Ubuntu/FreeSpire/Kanotix: Custom-built desktop PC (by others)
DSL: Pentium 133 laptop w/16MB RAM
OpenZaurus: Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 PDA

Mark (not verified) - M - , 2020-12-18 14:12.

Where do you have Linux installed?

I have for various reasons 5 PCs, three are running Linux (2 x Kubuntu and 1x Ubuntu) there may be a 4th soon!! All are PIIIs.

Mark (not verified) - M - , 2020-12-18 02:00.

Dual boot XP & Freespire on Vaio Notebook

As I am new to Linux I have had quite an adventure with Linux. My only gripe is that I still cannot use my Belkin_PreN wireless card. My system sees the card, the card is activated(blinking normally) but when I try to make the wireless card my primary card (over my Ethernet card) the system freezes and I have to reboot and start all over, with the same result. It's got me foxed as I have disabled the Ethernet card and it still does it.
Does anyone out there identify with this problem???



malai5 (not verified) - Sun, 2020-12-17 22:30.

installed linux

I have SUSE Linux installed on home built PC on second hard drive. I also have Ubuntu LinuLinux installed on my personal laptop dual boot with WinXP.

txm (not verified) - Sun, 2020-12-17 20:07.

Why radio button? Why not checkbox?

My desktop PC came with Linux pre-installed, though I decided to switch it from Linspire to Kubuntu. My wife's Thinkpad T20 was bought used, without an OS. She runs Debian on it. Our TiVo (like all TiVos) runs Linux, if that counts. And my sorely underused Sharp Zaurus PDA (like all newer Zauruses) runs Linux. Oh, then there's the box under my desk that a friend gave me for free that stores all of our ripped CDs and serves it to us via Samba and via the TiVo Home Media doodad, and acts as our print server. It will one day be our flatbed scanner server, too.

So seriously, I would've checked ALL of the options in this survey, if I could have! :^)

Bill Kendrick (not verified) - Sun, 2020-12-17 15:57.


I have linux installed on every computer i own which includes my HP nx6125 laptop, my old Compaq Pressario desktop, my 233MHz router/file&print-server.

An - ymous (not verified) - Sun, 2020-12-17 11:04.

Both on my laptop and a

Both on my laptop and a custom build PC (Build by a shop)
It's a pity that you can only select one entry in the poll, since all people who give comments, would not have had to do so if multiple entries are allowed in the poll.

Bert (not verified) - Sun, 2020-12-17 11:01.

All of the above.

My philosophy is if it can be installed, install it. ;-)

James (not verified) - Sun, 2020-12-17 06:06.

I have Linux on various

I have Linux on various devices at home and work. And those machines that I can't make run Linux naitivly (corporate stuff) I run VMWare with Linux inside.

An - ymous Coward (not verified) - Sun, 2020-12-17 01:07.

all the above

I have linux on all of those.

david (not verified) - Sat, 2020-12-16 13:07.

I have Linux installed on my

I have Linux installed on my laptop machine and on my 3 custom build computers ( by myself)

|nic| (not verified) - Sat, 2020-12-16 11:09.

I have installed Linux on my

I have installed Linux on my laptop, my custom build (shop) desktop, my custom build (by myself) desktop and several other machines of friends and family. Didn't hear any complaints sofar.

bkremers (not verified) - Sat, 2020-12-16 10:50.

I have it installed on a playstion2


I know, it's an old version on old hardware, but it works!

dustcollector (not verified) - Sat, 2020-12-16 10:43.