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Old 02-07-2006, 10:39 AM   #331
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I'm still running Photoshop/ImageReady/Bridge and Dreamweaver.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 04:19 PM   #332
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coffee mug v1.0 (The Windows install CD makes a great coaster!)

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:59 PM   #333
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Homebanking, which is supported only with Internet Explorer 5 or 6.

I installed Internet Explorer 6, plus the Flash plugin, under WINE (as described on the WINE HQ Web site). That allows me to open the Homebanking login page, but the Homebanking application also requires the Java Run-Time plug-in, which I have no idea how to get working under WINE (and the WINE web site doesn't give me much hope).
In addition, the application requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in - another piece of software that I don't know how to get working under WINE.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 03:07 PM   #334
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Linux is awesome as a kernel, but gui applications kde, gnome , etc are nothing special. You spend more time trying to fix stuff than actually gettin stuff done. compatibility issue is a big thing too, u ever open a doc file made by open office using word???
 
Old 02-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #335
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anything that needs printing or scanning. (my lexmark x5250 made the list of those confirmed not to work on linux)

anything that I need up and running as soon as it is downloaded.

EmpirePoker (they tell me that I might be able to get it to run with wine, but I am having a hard enough time getting things to run in linux that were designed for linux. This is due to my unfamiliarity with the os......also, my linux hd is only 8Gb, and I don't want to take up all that space with duplicates of what I have on my XP hd. )

programs for 3 other online gambling sites.

Hotmail. I know. I said it. Hotmail. Since my college days in the early 90's, I have had a Hotmail account. If anybody wants to email me, they have my hotmail address. Switching to something else now is not just an inconvenience for me, but for everybody who wants to email me. I can log in with mozilla, or other linux browsers, but cannot send attachments.

My Fiance. She is totally dependent upon the familiar.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 06:28 PM   #336
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Up to now, I've mainly been using Windows for playing DVDs. Now, I've installed a DVD-enabled version of mplayer I don't need it for this any more.

However, I won't be deleting it, because there are still odd times when I will need it. The most recent was when I got my new cable modem. While this works with Linux with absolutely no problems, the registration software provided by ntl only works under Windows. I daresay that, if I had called their "help" line their may be an alternative, but Windows was the easy way out. There are also other potential uses, such as using Internet Explorer to test web pages I have created, practising things in Access, etc. Oh, and the COMPTIA A+ course I'm doing is totally Windowed, and just about every employer expects Windows / MSoft Office skills before anything else.

So, I use Linux (and Mac OS) most of the time, but having a Windows installation is occasionally just too useful. I just hope that, by the time that software manufacturers decide that 98SE is ripe to be pensioned off, it will be less necessary.

Rob.

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Old 02-20-2006, 12:51 PM   #337
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I've found Wine to be a pain in the butt sometimes, so I still use Windows to play flight simulator. All the open source simulators out there just don't seem to match Microsoft's.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 09:43 AM   #338
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mshahwan
Linux is awesome as a kernel, but gui applications kde, gnome , etc are nothing special. You spend more time trying to fix stuff than actually gettin stuff done. compatibility issue is a big thing too, u ever open a doc file made by open office using word???
I spend much less time fixing KDE than I do windows.
MSoffice Word not being able to open an open office document is a fault with ms office not openoffice, Microsft never built in a converter for it.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 10:22 AM   #339
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I still play a few Windows games occasionally. Sadly nobody has ported games like EA sports Cricket to Linux. Maybe some day!
 
Old 02-23-2006, 10:29 AM   #340
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I need Windows for:
  • A handfull of games.
  • ITunes - I just like it better than anything else I have tried.
  • Quicken Deluxe ansd Quicken Rental Property Manager for my home business - I haven't found an equivalent that I care for in Linux....yet.
  • Paintshop Pro 10 - To be honest, I haven't taken the time to learn The Gimp.
  • My Dazzle 150 video capture device only works on Windows; at least to my knowledge.
  • VPN - I have to connect to my work PCs via VPN and work from home on occasion. I know Linux has VPN, but we are required by my company to use Windows Remote Desktop connection to access our PCs.

Other than that, the basic production programs (Office, email, internet, etc. have equaly good if not better analogs in Linux. I try to do as much of any online business transactions as I can in Linux as I just feel safer with the inherent security.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 11:43 AM   #341
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Wink this like so rocks....

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."

-Albert Einstein


my sentiments exactly

have a good day

- perry
 
Old 02-23-2006, 12:35 PM   #342
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swordwielder
I need Windows for:


[*]VPN - I have to connect to my work PCs via VPN and work from home on occasion. I know Linux has VPN, but we are required by my company to use Windows Remote Desktop connection to access our PCs.
There is an RDP client for linux. I used it once, found a cab file extractor for linux, pulled a cab off the resource kit cd and extracted the tool I needed, then copied it to a windows server and remoted in to fix the problem.
I told someone afterward it was funny that I was better able to support windows server with a linux desktop than a windows desktop.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:33 PM   #343
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I'm just starting out and dipping my toe into the waters of Linux, so I'm staying dual boot at the mo. Especially as of yet in Linux I'm unable to: setup my broadband modem, my Nvidia graphics card and my printer. Don't get me wrong, I'm not asking for advice here, just answering the question.

Also, in Windows I like to use Visual Basic, Dark Basic Pro, FPS Creator, video capture and DVD editing and the odd spot of PC <-> Amiga file exchanging.

...oh and Tomb Raider.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 05:40 PM   #344
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I still use windows for gameing, thats about it
 
Old 03-03-2006, 10:12 AM   #345
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Basically I just use windows as a media center, games, videos, things like that, i still use word even tho, i could use open office, but for the most part it's just for media purposes. >
 
  


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