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Old 04-10-2002, 06:18 PM   #1
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Breaking Windows


Well I am glad to say that with alot of time and alot of help from here I just threw windows out and finally converted my main system to Redhat 7.2 I have been learning on the other 3 systems I have set up at my house but now I am officially a Linux Man, just thought I would put up a post as I am feeling good running such a fine OS, now where is that device manager again :-)
 
Old 04-10-2002, 06:36 PM   #2
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Cool !!!
It really shows that windows is not a system requirement.
 
Old 04-11-2002, 04:28 AM   #3
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Welcome to the ex-windows club cli_man
 
Old 04-11-2002, 07:58 AM   #4
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I wish i could join that club...slackware and freebsd are both alot more reliable then windows. if it wasnt for my isp (compuserve which is aol) i would switch.
 
Old 04-11-2002, 10:14 AM   #5
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I have been running linux for quite a while, still not very good at it but I am now able to get everything I needed from windows in linux now so I could finally make the switch on my main machine.
 
Old 04-11-2002, 10:37 AM   #6
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As soon as I get a harddisk for my 2nd machine (pII-350) I'll be Linux-solo on it. My main rig (Athlong-1.4) still has, and probably will still have Windblows on it, but only for games. I really should change the Lilo option from 'Windows' to 'DirectX Games'.
 
Old 04-11-2002, 10:44 AM   #7
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I am not that much of a gamer, I mostly do techwork and quite a bit of web design, I have been running linux alot though vmware, but that just was not good enough, however now the only way I would want to use vmware is to run Windows on it :-)
 
Old 04-11-2002, 11:51 AM   #8
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If Transgaming keeps up the good work and gets DirectX 8 running well through WINE, then Windozes will not be needed, even for games.

And for those the use Frontpage 2000 for web design, WINE emulates Office really well, so you can dump Winblows if you keep it for that.

Soon, their day will come. oh yes, mark my words. Their day is near!

 
Old 04-11-2002, 11:52 AM   #9
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You forgot the <evil cackle>...</evil cackle>
 
Old 04-11-2002, 11:56 AM   #10
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Have you had a look at quanta cli_man?
 
Old 04-11-2002, 03:31 PM   #11
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Well for webpage editing I have always used good old Notepad so it won't be hard to replace that, but I have always used photoshop and a couple of other graphic editors, so I am going to have to get used to using the linux editors, I have heard they are just as good but it will take a bit to get used to.
 
Old 04-11-2002, 04:48 PM   #12
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As for me I am a complete *nix guy now, the only place I use windows is at work to connect to UNIX servers through Reflection and browse the net, and I am getting an additional Sparc workstation for development (we use UNIX as a backend to all our production stuff), so I am thinking of converting the PC to a linux workstation. I use Photoshop for our webpage images editing, so the Gimp will be a good substitution to it (even though there are things that Gimp can't do what Photoshop can, and there are things that Gimp can do what Photoshop can't).
 
Old 04-11-2002, 05:20 PM   #13
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I would really like to convert my work system to Linux but I have a couple of problems with doing that, I am very relient on our exchange mail server, I get all my scheduling and mail though it and I need to be able to sync it to my palm, also I have to support windows problems (imagine that windows problems ) most of my day so I don't see changing over my work machine in the near future.
 
Old 04-12-2002, 06:41 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by TeRG
I wish i could join that club...slackware and freebsd are both alot more reliable then windows. if it wasnt for my isp (compuserve which is aol) i would switch.
Why is ISP an issue ?
Why can't you switch ISPs ? Just curious ?

Last edited by !!freebsddude; 04-12-2002 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 04-16-2002, 02:47 AM   #15
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Talking I dual boot

At the moment i dual boot linux with windows. I use windows mainly for gaming but I also use it for bts of web design (I combine Dreamweaver with text editors)
 
  


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