Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows
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I'm desperate to be rid of Windows forever, but I have a fairly long list of things that are keeping me from it:
1) A multimedia presentation package called Opus Presenter.
2) A few favourite games, e.g. Worms.
3) HotSyncing my Palm PDA, including the ability to transfer MP3 files to its SD card for use with RealPlayer.
4) My scanner - Canon CanoScan 3000F - which doesn't work on Linux.
5) One of my printers - Lexmark P706 - which Linux doesn't support either.
6) Browsing my Local Area Network; something I've never managed to do successfully and consistently with any of the 3 Linux distributions I have used.
M$ Flight Simulator 2002, X-Plane 7, Orbiter Flight Simulator, Transport Tycoon Deluxe (yeah, you read that)... I'm installing Wine at the moment of this writing so if Orbiter Sim and TTDX work fine, I'll be very happy... If only there could be an Open Flight Simulator... x-plane is great and is rumored to work on linux but I haven't given it a try yet...
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Well, sometime causality loops are interesting... I stumbled on Flight Gear for Linux and will check it out tonight... Funny how I just always missed it...
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Is it worth mentionning I have for over 1000$ worth of flight sim hardware? ;-P I wouldn't mind paying to get a nice looking simulator on Linux but I know the market isn't there yet...
I dont have dual boot but I do have a KVM switch with a windows box and a Linux box. The only reason i still use windows are games. If I was not a hardcore gamer I would not have a windows system. Oh yea, and I use a win98 system for a robot program that is only available for windows.
Just some games that dont have linux native versions and I've not set up Wine again yet. That and cd burning, but I'm hoping my new Mdk 10 install can help me with that. So a few hours of a month I'm in Win98, the rest is Mandrake 9.2.
The same reason I run a mac, a p100 with os/2, a 386 with Dos6.22 and win 3.1, installing BeOS on a system and plan to put BSD on a web server. I love computers. I don't like the M$ monopoly but then they don't have a monopoly at my house LOL. I still need to get a machine that'l run OSX, which I will likely dual boot with YDL, and I want to try freedos when I find a half decent 486.
Also I have people here in the house that luv XP so that'll probably be here for some time too LOL. I mostly use XP for gaming myself, but I also need to keep current for business purposes.
I just can't bring myself to removing the only OS on which the games I have purchased over the years run on. It would seem such a waste to me, though as for Windows itself - I have nonexistent desire to keep it. And family members use it, occasionally. (I have another box with windows only, but it boots slow due to XP and an old HDD)