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How are you running TC/MC?

From CD
11 (12.4%)
From USB stick
18 (20.2%)
Installed on HD
29 (32.6%)
Other, non virtual
4 (4.5%)
Virtual machine (VirtualBox)
9 (10.1%)
Virtual machine (VMvare)
2 (2.2%)
Virtual machine (Xen)
0 (0%)
Virtual machine (QEMU)
7 (7.9%)
Virtual machine (KVM)
3 (3.4%)
Virtual machine (other)
1 (1.1%)
PXE
5 (5.6%)

Total Members Voted: 47

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Offline bmarkus

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TC usage mode
« on: January 20, 2010, 02:56:42 AM »
Let's see which modes are the most popular to run TC/MC.
Béla
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 03:18:14 AM »
Installed on hard drive.
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 03:42:41 AM »
There is a vote for another, not listed virtual environment. Which one is it?
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 04:22:41 AM »
Bochs.
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 04:29:13 AM »
Bochs.

Thanks. I have never tried it, but looks interesting: http://bochs.sourceforge.net
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 04:09:01 PM »
You forgot PXE.

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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 06:08:31 PM »
You forgot PXE.

True, added to the poll.
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 07:54:53 PM »
From CD and from HD

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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 11:32:42 PM »
I boot from CD (which is how I voted) but have tce and backup on a USB stick. So maybe I should cast another vote for USB?

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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 03:11:39 AM »
I boot from CD (which is how I voted) but have tce and backup on a USB stick. So maybe I should cast another vote for USB?

Well, there are many combinations possible so for sure not all are listed. I would vote for 'other' but USB is fine.
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 03:50:57 AM »
i have voted for 'other' since i am using mc differently regarding my hardware; f.ex.:

- on cf-card with mc and extension on it when i am using my ibm thinkpad x31;
- on ssd hd with my AAO 110L;
- on external usb hd while using it at work with a common computer.

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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2010, 01:56:14 AM »
Result is really interesting. Low number of USB installations and large number of virtual environment is a supprise for me. Maybe I'm wrong, but for me it shows that current voters are not representing a typical LIIVE LINUX users but they are geeks with strong LINUX and PC knowledge.
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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2010, 06:34:51 AM »
I think that low number of LiveCD voters can be attributed to the fact that existing TC LiveCD is just TC core. Each time you need to put together your system anew by downloading and installing extensions to your requirements, such as e.g. Xorg, openbox or LXDE, Firefox, etc... Doing this each time is time consuming if not pain.
What would help is ready LiveCD 'flavors' in SliTaz speak, which would have various extensions already included and/or really easy way to re-master LiveCD, that would not force users to reach for documentation each time. Until these are provided, LiveCD usage may continue to be low.

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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 07:32:49 AM »
TC cd remastering is easy, and there are scripts that automate it in the programming and scripting section.  An easy to remaster cd is worth more in my opinion than preinstalled flavors as you get your choice of apps and not someone elses.

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Re: TC usage mode
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 08:00:18 AM »
An easy to remaster cd is worth more in my opinion than preinstalled flavors as you get your choice of apps and not someone elses.

True after getting familiar with the system. For complete beginners a preconfigured CD is much better. Otherwise there is a chance that he or she will never try it again thinking it is just a small geek Linux, not for ordinary users. BTW, it may be true at the moment :)

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