Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows
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I still dual boot Windows XP as a security blanket until i get more comfortable with Linux (can i use the words windows and security in the same sentence?). I only use Windows about once every few days and i use it for............wait why am i still using Windows?
Originally posted by kencaz Well, I have to say, the only reason I use Windows these day's is for Autocad... I only hope and pray they will come out with a linux version... but wishful thinking at best...
I am in the CAD business. I do kitchen designs plus houseplans, an i use QCAD. Easier than AutoCAD and does everything i need. No 3D but i dont need that. And like everything else in Linux its free. You can either compile it yourself or get it as RPM from livna.org.
Originally posted by kaputt My printer!!! I can't print with my lexmark x75 in linux . . . and my mom is bugging me entirely about making business cards for her new business *sighs and reboots into the winblowz install cd*
Lol buy a new one lol ! it less expensive than a windows liscence ( if you paid it )
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.
I have just been too lazy to partition and format the hard drive. I have not used Winxp in months. I first kept it for my games, but I have since stopped playing them as much. Plus I like the challenge of trying to get them to play using Cedega. So on my next really boring weekend, bye bye xp don't you come 'round here no mo'
I keep 'doze because I have so much on there (music, games, ect.) that I havn't found the time to move over. Plus I'm hoping to get a good job soon, and when I do, bye-bye HP Pavilion, hello home-built compy anyways, once I do that, I'm probably going to try and hook-up the two as a network and just steal crap from the Winny (the Pooh, lol) part of this old 80 gb hdd. That and some games I have don't run under Linux.
*goes to find info on hacking apart prebuilt network games and rebuilding them to work like you want*
I say we all get together and file a lawsuite against Microsoft for trying to form a monopoly, and every other computer group out there for helping them. Winmodems, Winprinters, whats next, Winhard drives?
Originally posted by anandj I log in to windows about once a month just update my quicken accounts.
Quicken is the only reason why I have not given up completely on windows.
I have managed to MS Office working on linux thru wine. Photoshop also works thru wine
although, I rarely use it.. I find myself using gimp more and more.
MS Office? OpenOffice is much more superior to M$ Office. I keep Windows 2003 Server Enterprise on a second partition. I do NOT know why, I wanted to see how it works and just never felt like ridding myself of it. If StarCraft and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PC ran on Linux (haven't checked), I would never use Windows again.
To print photos, on photo paper ... HP DeskJet 920C ... HP provides a driver
for Linux at 1200dpi (if you kiss the pony right) and 4800dpi in Windoze
If I want to do Chinese input properly, Windoze ... Ctrl+Space on kbd
I spent considerable time compiling and configuring FCITX to have it hose
my Fluxbox window manager. I've heard SCIM works, but only from KDE
users ... and I don't like KDE, or other desktop environments.
I abhor the Micro$loth Corporation, probably as much as anyone else.
However, I have work to do, and this software and hardware was made
to work with Windoze. So when I have to use it, and boot into Windoze,
which I already paid for, I get my work done as quickly as possible
and then get out ...
The only software I use Windows for is Microstran (finite element modelling, and I must use this program for University, not an alternative) and Bible Library.
If anyone can tell me how to make Microstran work on Wine and tell me of any other Bible software (other than Bible Time, which I already have but it lacks some of the translations I would like) I would be very pleased.
Distribution: Mepis 3.4.3 , Ubuntu & Damm Small Linux
Originally posted by cereal83 What is stopping me from getting rid on windows? Internet Explorer. Kazaa ++, Enemy Territory, Counter Strike, Outlook express and the list just goes on. I don't think I will ever be a 100% true linux user since I like windows so much better. Also, there are no linux drivers for my soundcard. Linux is so hard to use. Sometimes it can be a bitch to install a program if it keeps on needing other files installed. When only about 35-40% of the North America use windows, (unlike the 90% plus that use windows now) then I might look at going all linux. Til then Windows is best for ME.
I'm running IE6 and Outlook express via wine, took about 5 minutes to install using the fedora core 3 RPM and Winetools.. just thought i'd mention that..