Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows
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I stil have windoze installed because I am still learning how to use Linux. It's been about a week since I first installed it and windoze will be getting the permanent boot from my system very, very soon.
cereal83, there is more reasons to use Linux for more stuff than i can list right here. ... but i'll say this: security, community, fun, user-friendliness.... etc.
unfortunately as i am too poor to buy Crossover Office or any other good commercial product, i am stuck with the old wine that comes with knoppix 3.6. i only use windows for games. everything else has a great linux equivalent.
MS Office: Openoffice/koffice (not as good tho lol)
control panel: control center
so, i can just boot up slack if i want to do something productive. therefore, i do so maybe 4 times a week.
well as soon as i can afford a new Nvidia graphics card for my gaming box i will go 100% linux at the house. I no longer dual boot on that system as i have my laptop and media box, and soon to have an IPCop box at the house for my linux use. at my school/office i have 1 windows system that will go away by the end of the year. keeping that around for now as i need access to PageMaker, but I am learning more and more about OO and the power of write and draw to replace PM. once i get enough of my PM data replaced and or converted over to OO products ill drop my win2k server for a debian server and be done with it.
my goal, money permitting, is to be 100% linux by year end.
Mainly just games. I know cedega is available, but I've never tried it, so I don't know how well it works.
Other than that, I was using it for iTunes, until I got gtkpod working (although I've had issues with 2.6.x kernels).
Originally posted by w7hd Microsoft Visio - nothing even close in Linux. Necessary for work.
Sad but true!
I use Visio XP at home and that is mostly why I boot to Win2K. I've tried (trust me) to learn to love KVivio, but it is missing so much that I like in Visio. Flowcharts, network diagrams, UML, hardware, GUI design, it is one kick-a$$ product. Of course, I can't get it to load in Crossover Office.
My only other reason for booting to Win2K is to use IE on my corporate intranet through the VPN. There are a few of our sites, which have ActiveX controls not functional under Crossover Office.
Hopefully these things will go away with time. I refuse to downgrade from Linux to XP!
Oh, and happy days, my first SLES 9 Tomcat server came online today in a production environment. (It replaces a Windows 2000 server which ran IIS.)
Unfortunately, yes. As a joined serveral hours ago and after more than 14 years in the IT industry , that's what users are accustomed to and, frightened of COMPUTERS resist change .
Also, if you think about it, converting existing working (sometimes) systems would be expensive in man hours (though good for us ) to change. One would have to go through the whole systems analysis life cycle again. As you will probably gather, that's my area of expertise.
1) My HP PSV 1315 printer
2) A Portuguese language teaching program that does not work in wine (yet). Sadly it does not work well with XP either. In fact if the Language Now programs ever work well with WINE, it would mean that Linux is better for some Win 95 programs than XP which would be brilliant !
Distribution: SuSE 9.2/ Mandrake 10.0/ Mandrake LE 2005
I still use everything in Windoz.......
- MusicMatch (which abandoned the Linux version ... lack of sales?)
- Nero for my LG - GSA-4163B (although the partition back up utility "see's" my linux partitions from Windoz... ;-) .... looking into a Linux version)
- Office (although OpenOffice is an excelent package! and operates on both platforms... just need to switch)
- IRC Messengers (Kopete is fine but without images)
- Video Conferencing (webcam doesn't have a driver)
- Technical Drawings (no real 2D or 3D equivalent to AutoDesk products)
Setting up my wireless nic was a 4 week project.....
And I haven't tried my digital camera or Sony Clie' as of yet....
But all in all I can use the internet for my research in Linux and will eventually get the webcam to work (last priority), change to OpenOffice, learning Mr Project (oops... Planner) and Gimp.... good thing Linux is just a hobbie for now...
My wife refuses to use Linux so I have to keep it installed and the only application thats not a game that keeps me from using Ubuntu soley is DVDShrink. Its so flippin easy and good. I can't get wine configured so I'm screwed.
Give me DVDShrink and I'd only ever use windows once in a blue moon to play the odd game.
Distribution: SuSE 9.2/ Mandrake 10.0/ Mandrake LE 2005
I hear you there... I definitely want to get away from Windows. But, and it's a BIG but, there needs to be more commercial software and "OEM" disks that will also work on Linux before the playing field is equal.
Some companies may be looking at both OS's but if MusicMatch is any indication of the success rate it's going to be a long time coming. Although if you go out and spend $90 on Nero Ultra they will let you download a Linux version after you register the Windoz version. Propriety OSS... lol.
Don't get me wrong, I find Linux to be an excellent operating system. It's geared to the business office, computer sciences and even the scientific community in some ways. But for gadgets and add-ons along the multimedia lines there is still some work to do. That and 3D design programs such as AutoCAD, ArciCAD, Ideas that sort of program. But if your going to spend several thousand bucks on a software package then you'll go with the OS that it works on.
I Need it for Photoshop CS, but the Gimp is getting better and better, approx 30% of my work can be done with the gimp
alias no more because the linux versions of Maya rocks...
combustion only works on windows but i try to get most stuff done with shake on linux...
ans some games, but most run smoothly with wine...