Linux has made me aware of something. I realized I don't use the computer for much. Those categories present in the Application tab showed some of the possible uses of the personal computer and I have become aware I only use a few of them. And I suspect that's the case with most computer users. Hence the purpose of this poll. I don't know if there has been one before, but, if there has, it's outdated. This will just be a new one.
I'm curious to see what do you use your computer for. How many things can be done with this machine? In how many unusual and unexpected ways can it be used? Does it do your laundry or cook for you? :)
Just to make things simple I will give an example of my daily uses in order for you to get an idea of what I'm talking about. I will also keep the afore mentioned categories so as to keep some organization.
Office: I write my daily journal and occasional articles, I
watch slide shows
Internet: I check my email box and send e-mails, I read the
news, I watch videos and listen to music, I read
comedy and information about books, I download
stuff, I chat with my friends, I browse through
different other types of sites
Audio & Video: I listen to music and rarely watch films
Other: I read books, I rarely play games, I rarely edit photos
That means I use Open Office Write and Presentation, a web browser and an IM client, a torrent client, a pdf reader, an audio and video player and a photo editor.
I use Ubuntu 9.04.
How about you?