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Old 09-19-2006, 04:25 PM   #466
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I'm keeping my Windows XP Home Edition because it was preinstalled with the PC and it is the first time I actually successfully set up dual-boot without f***ing it all up so that means something to me. I need Windows for playing snes and n64 emulators and a few good games until I figure out how to get 3-D support on my ATI Radeon X200 under Suse 10.1. I downloaded the big massive ATI driver installer but I will use it whenever I get the courage and hope that I will not completely ruin my beautiful Suse Linux installation. I just installed Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, a game from 2002 that definitely will work on my hardware under Windows but I can't imagine trying to run it with Wine. Same way with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 09:38 AM   #467
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Well I hate windows but I still dual boot ubuntu dapper with win xp because my brother uses windows and he is not much of a linux lover. He just uses windows to surf the net or listen to songs, so thats it.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:21 AM   #468
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I still dual boot but not really because i use windows for anything. (actually as it happens i couldnt actually dual boot as such. Because it wouldnt install on the secondary ide channel so and it wasnt going on my linux on any of my linux drives.)

i can do everything i need to (and more) with linux but i am currently "testing" vista, as it is part of my job to know how it is going to work.

i have another hard drive in my drawer that has windows 2000 on it should i actually have to use windows but the need hasnt arisen yet.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 03:26 PM   #469
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Windows - Games & sometimes web surfing/email.
Linux - Everything else.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 06:13 PM   #470
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Well lets see... ALL of my hardware works under windows. Yup my webcam, tv-tuner, and remote control (with out having to build my own IR reciver). My Audigy 4 works in surround sound on windows.

All my games work under windows too.

Oh and windows will run just about any virus, trojan, or worm out there! Take that you nasty little penguin! J/K

The problem with game and hardware support is a problematic chicken or the egg scenario. You have to have a large user base to gain the support of hardware and software vendors. In order to get a large user base you have to have the support of hardware and software vendors.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 10:52 AM   #471
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I dual boot winxp pro 32 bit with Suse 10.1 64 bit. I do mostly everything with windows right now because theres not much support for 64 bit OS especially linux support. I'm crossing my fingers for that to change. Since I'm a newcommer to the linux seen, its going to be awhile before I figure things out on linux. Right now all I do on linux is surf the web, check my email, chat, and play some games that came with linux
 
Old 10-19-2006, 10:56 AM   #472
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I dual boot winxp pro 32 bit with Suse 10.1 64 bit. I do mostly everything with windows right now because theres not much support for 64 bit OS especially linux support. I'm crossing my fingers for that to change. Since I'm a newcommer to the linux seen, its going to be awhile before I figure things out on linux. Right now all I do on linux is surf the web, check my email, chat, and play some games that came with linux
Really? Not much 64bit support from Linux? I just saw an article earlier this week talking about better 64bit driver support for Linux than Windows. At least that's what I thought I saw.

My 64bit machine is SuSE only. The laptop I'm using now is dual boot, but I only use Windows for those situations where wireless is my only network connection.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 12:40 PM   #473
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I pretty much use it for games...some I can't get to run in linux, or it's easier to install them in 'Doze.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 04:42 PM   #474
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For me:
Windows - If I need to use VPN Client that would otherwise crash (at university, VPN Client crashes in some buildings(ironically, at comp-sci building)). When I need to run Origin (Scientific Graphical Analysis Program), and when I need to use MS Office for obvious reasons.

Linux - All other purposes
 
Old 12-04-2006, 04:50 PM   #475
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I use windows for games and that is about it. Two games I play are battlefield 2 and Age of Empires 3. I'm looking to get those to run on linux as well.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:07 PM   #476
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Battlefield 2
Medieval: Total War
Photoshop CS
Flash
Carrara 5
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:37 PM   #477
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I only boot to Windows to use Frontpage. I have some html templates I use on ebay, and I've tried to use Open Office, but when I edit one of my html files and save it, it gets all screwed up. If I could get that figured out, other than rebuilding them from scratch in open office, I would dump windows.

Cueman
 
Old 12-05-2006, 02:10 AM   #478
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Originally Posted by cueman
...I have some html templates I ... I've tried to use Open Office, but when I edit one of my html files and save it, it gets all screwed up...
Did you try Kate (as an html-editor) or quanta (as a frontpage substitution)? What do they lack?

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 12-05-2006 at 02:25 AM.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 01:56 PM   #479
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Originally Posted by JZL240I-U
Did you try Kate (as an html-editor) or quanta (as a frontpage substitution)? What do they lack?
I don't know raw HTML so I can't use a text editor. I have not heard of quanta. Is it like a frontpage app?

Edit: I just did notice quanta on my KDE menu. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the info !!

Last edited by cueman; 12-06-2006 at 02:01 PM.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 02:31 PM   #480
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"games for windows" ring any bell
 
  


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