Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows
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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...
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.)
DreamWeaver -- I generally code HTML by hand, or programmatically, but DW can sometimes remind me how to do something. TurboTax 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.
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.
Originally posted by SentinelT 3) Crashed_Again: your statement of "The only thing that linux doesn't support: Games"....is 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 cedega....in 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.