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Old 02-13-2005, 10:44 PM   #166
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Halflife 2 and Premiere. That's it.
Old 02-14-2005, 09:29 AM   #167
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Re: Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows

Originally posted by 1kyle
just a question to "Dual Booters" who still have Windows on their machines.

I'm curious as to what Windows programs you MUST still run on Windows
and what's stopping you from getting rid of 'Doze entirely.
right now, my amd-athlon 64-bit system has to tolerate WinBlows because i don't know how to recompile the kernal to support my dial-up modem (that actually came with code for Linux)... so thats partially my fault... but the real reason i keep it there is to play games like battelfield and bliztkrieg, both of which are runnable under wine albeit it requires all kinds of updates and tweaking not to mention lots of screwing around with my ati 9600xt card and dri to get to work properly... which requires a decent lan connection... so.... it's getting there but still not out of the bloody WinDoze world yet.....

ironically, i'm running OpenOffice on WinSnoooze to do my word processing, the version that i burnt on a cd to take home didn't install correctly.... which is ashame considering i got the printer to work under linux and not WinBoos...

- perry
Old 02-17-2005, 06:36 PM   #168
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I'm still using windows for:

TurboTax, Gads I hate paying taxes, hate tax hell (prison) more.

And, as a newbie to Linux I'm not sure what else I'm waiting for. I am anxious to learn enough about the Tux to make the switch.

All of you on the LQ forum have and are contributing greatly to my learning experience. I'm finding an incredible world of knowledge here. I thank you all for your contributions to the LQ forum.

Maybe a dead hard drive will force to me switch? I should be careful what I ask for.

My current dual boot process is a Lynksys KVM. I'm a big chicken.
Old 02-19-2005, 02:06 PM   #169
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cakewalk, cubase, reason etc

converting video

no drivers in linux to use: usb IrDA dongle with mobile phone, usb mp3 player ,usb scanner and usb camera.
Old 02-19-2005, 02:34 PM   #170
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I just used windows for the first time in months when I needed to update the firmware on my DSL modem/router. (Of course, it did not work, so I also needed windows to use the firmware restore program to get it back to its original state.)
Old 02-19-2005, 03:11 PM   #171
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I use xp for Musicmatch, and any other programs i cant get to run with wine
Old 02-19-2005, 03:44 PM   #172
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DreamWeaver -- I generally code HTML by hand, or programmatically, but DW can sometimes remind me how to do something.
IE -- when I want to know whether a page I've designed will be viewable by the other 90%.
Cakewalk Sonar -- I don't actually use this, but keep hoping I'll carve out the time.

Used to use:
iTunes -- Yes, I sometimes want legal music, and iTunes is so elegant. Also integrates with iPod!!
Palm Sync -- Linux stuff seems to work too flakely with my Cleo.
but now I've got a Mac Powerbook (from work) that is becoming a lovely new part of my life.
Old 02-19-2005, 03:44 PM   #173
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well for mr
i cant get driver for my motorola smp6 modem . the day ill staert using internet , death to windows on my system
Old 02-19-2005, 08:43 PM   #174
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Games on Windows. If all games would move to Linux almost everyone will move to Linux. But people use windows, games are created for windows. If one switches all will switch
Old 02-19-2005, 08:43 PM   #175
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edit: Ignore this post! [or delete it if possible]

Last edited by Starch; 02-19-2005 at 08:44 PM.
Old 03-28-2005, 10:23 AM   #176
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There are only two software sets I require for which I have yet to find a Linux replacement:

PhotoShop CS - Yes, I have heard of gimp, but I have not heard where gimp will allow one to manipulate digital camera RAW data (not the jpegs). In particular, I work with the Canon flavor of DSLRs and capture images almost exclusively in RAW format for later post-processing.

To support the above, I have to keep up to date in the MS development environments. Current flavor is VS.Net.

If there were Linux replacements for these, I would drop Windows like a hot rock.
Old 03-28-2005, 10:37 AM   #177
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Originally posted by SentinelT
3) Crashed_Again: your statement of "The only thing that linux doesn't support: Games" wrong my friend, I am happy to say that ALL the games I like to play are running very happy on linux....some native I.E - Wolfenstien ET and UT 2004 and the like, as well as Colin mcrae rally 2 - 04 and Far cry all on fact Far cry runs better on my machine now than it ever did on doze....the only game I have come across that doesnt play or indeed even install (yet) is funnily enough Freelancer hehehehehe I wonder why? mind you dungeon siege works great
So how am I "wrong"? You just said you can't get some games to play in linux. I don't care how good you are with cedega, its simply easier to install and play the majority of games out there on windows then it is in linux. As I said before, this is not due to linux's poor support but rather the manufacturers of the games refusal to develop a linux version(in most games).

Just because you got a couple of games working in linux doesn't mean they "ALL" work.
Old 03-30-2005, 04:33 PM   #178
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syncing my pocket pc (which is only a problem due to microsoft) and games that dont do well with a true 64bit.
Old 04-02-2005, 07:17 PM   #179
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Half Life 2 and wma series 9 internet brodcasts are all that hold me back
Old 04-08-2005, 09:34 AM   #180
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games. jedi knight, battlefield vietnam etc.

often music downloads too. if anyone knows of a linux equivalent to soulseek, that'd be good.

anything important, like programming, data analysis, document prep in latex etc, i do in linux.


amarok, cedega, general, mepis, multitasking, opinion, skype, sound, teamspeak, vmware

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