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Old 01-11-2005, 12:32 AM   #1
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Cold Turkey


Well, on January 1st 2005 I fulfilled my New Years resolution and went Cold Turkey, and I must say that I feel great! Yep, I finally bit the bullet and rid my self of Windows for good. I must say that other that the odd quirk here and there, gentoo has been treating me well on all my systems.

So, how many of you have completely gotten Windows out of your life, and how has it changed you?
 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:34 AM   #2
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Well I'm certainly more happy with my computers now that I've gone cold turkey, as you said.. I suppose it's been about 2 years now without windows.

Now if I could get rid of the cigarettes, I'd be in good shape :-D

--Shade
 
Old 01-11-2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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Wish i could do that as well, really, I do.

Might be beneficial for all of us looking to make the jump to detail how you overcame some of the difficulties that had you hold onto windows for so long. This could provide some insight for others. Congrats.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:26 PM   #4
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Well, the only thing that really held me back was my games. But with the recent advancements with Nvidia drivers and the progress transgaming has made, I decided now was the time to do it. Plus, I recently tried gentoo and fell in love with portage and the helpfulness of the gentoo community. I'd definately reccomend Gentoo to anyone who has fiddled around on Linux for a while and wants to start getting serious, although I do want to give debian a spin.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Cold Turkey

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So, how many of you have completely gotten Windows out of your life, and how has it changed you?
I guess you can say I've been Windows free for quite some time now. I never really gamed before so it was really easy.

Out of the 11 computers that can run at my place, only one which is my girlfriends runs XP in which will be dual booted soon, as she wants to learn Linux cause she's tired of running ad-aware, virus protection, etc..
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:57 PM   #6
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I am virtually Windows-free. My primary workstation is a Linux box at work, but the Lotus Notes Client we use means I have to keep my windows workstation as well (A PII 233 Toshiba Equim POS running 2k) .

I have a small (10GB/300GB) partition on my home desktop(see below) with no patches and no networking for running Civ-III, AOE-II, and the occasional game of Doom3. I figure as long as I still like those games enough to play them, there is no harm in having a neutered windows partition around.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:24 AM   #7
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No windows, I gave up gaming which sucks because I still haven't finished Half-Life 2 but I might look into Transgaming one day because that was a really awesome game!
 
Old 01-13-2005, 01:03 AM   #8
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No windows, I gave up gaming which sucks because I still haven't finished Half-Life 2 but I might look into Transgaming one day because that was a really awesome game!
Hey, if you're using an nVidia card, then gaming is absolutely great on linux. As I said, transgaming has come a long way since winex. In fact, Half Life 2 runs faster for me under cedega then it does in windows on the exact same machine.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 01:55 AM   #9
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Yeah, I have an nvidia card and I'm keen to try it when I find some time
 
  


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