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Old 05-08-2009, 06:22 PM   #721
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MediaMonkey, GTR Evolution and various business related apps. Not a whole lot come to think of it..

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Old 05-08-2009, 06:41 PM   #722
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The biggest reason... I have a TabletPC. The other reasons... games and other applications that do not have a Linux port.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 11:42 PM   #723
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1. FSX Flight Simulator
2. the startup sounds
3. the paperclip helper
3. popup saying that system will restart regardless what my opinion is, because it's good for me, with the golden opportunity of snooze, so I can lose my work 20 mins later...
 
Old 05-17-2009, 12:14 AM   #724
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2. the startup sounds
I'd like to know what's stopping you from using whatever sounds you want when starting your desktop of choice in linux.

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3. the paperclip helper
I have no idea why would anyone want to use this so called "feature". However that's not for me to judge. I think I remember a small window with a lightbulb or something like that in OpenOffice, which I think does something in the lines. I am not sure how it compared to the clip if at all. I've never used it, and I really disliked the clip thing in msoffice because all it does is interrupting my work flow like nor even an earthquake could do it.

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3. popup saying that system will restart regardless what my opinion is, because it's good for me, with the golden opportunity of snooze, so I can lose my work 20 mins later...
I don't understand this at all. The system is shut down when you tell it so shut down. And in linux you don't need to reboot each time you install a solitaire game. So, can you clarify that point?
 
Old 05-17-2009, 07:13 AM   #725
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Hi,

I think 'OK2BCK' was playing on the features missed.

Sarcasm?
 
Old 05-17-2009, 09:29 AM   #726
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I thought Sar-chasm was the intellectual gap between someone being sarcastic, and someone else not understanding
 
Old 05-17-2009, 09:45 AM   #727
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I use my girlfriend's computer to play America's Army time to time. I wanted to at least try to play it using wine, but the video card wasn't very compatible with linux, so in order to play, I have to use it. Even with games it gets buggy so I really can't stand it that long.
My computer is pure linux though. And I use it for everything excepting playing America's Army.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #728
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I'd like to know what's stopping you from using whatever sounds you want when starting your desktop of choice in linux.



I have no idea why would anyone want to use this so called "feature". However that's not for me to judge. I think I remember a small window with a lightbulb or something like that in OpenOffice, which I think does something in the lines. I am not sure how it compared to the clip if at all. I've never used it, and I really disliked the clip thing in msoffice because all it does is interrupting my work flow like nor even an earthquake could do it.



I don't understand this at all. The system is shut down when you tell it so shut down. And in linux you don't need to reboot each time you install a solitaire game. So, can you clarify that point?
Dude....he's joking. Some welcome comic relief.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 10:02 AM   #729
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I don't use Windows---why does this message keep appearing???
 
Old 05-17-2009, 10:07 AM   #730
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I use it at work, although that's becoming less and less important. I've installed Slackware on an old discarded workstation (1.2 Ghz, 256MB) and use the slow days to integrate it into the network. My boss looks at it suspicious though and tried to take it away from me a couple of times, but I seem to have impressed upon him that I am convinced running Slackware in the companies network is 'vital' for my 'training'. I haven't figured out completely what both this 'vitality' and the 'training' entails, except obviously that it's just better this way.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #731
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I don't use Windows---why does this message keep appearing???
LOL
 
Old 05-17-2009, 02:54 PM   #732
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I don't understand this at all. The system is shut down when you tell it so shut down. And in linux you don't need to reboot each time you install a solitaire game. So, can you clarify that point?
FSX Flight Simulator is the only reason.
All the other things are why I quit Windows.
(thought it was funny)

Jan
 
Old 05-17-2009, 03:37 PM   #733
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Why you use Windows?
3D tools, Maya, Zbrush etc...
 
Old 05-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #734
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games and quite a few of my clients are still on windows (moving quite a few over to linux, as the desktop experience improves)

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:39 PM   #735
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VirtualBox is my Salvation, i.e. it keeps me 'within' a linux environment. I'm moving my business programs right now over to the Slack 12.2. side to VB XP. That leaves me with Games....my strategy games, as a sole reason to boot into Vista...ah, one other....DELL uses a windows installer for BIOS upgrades, so I'm booting over there right now to check out the new BIOS....i'm sure I could get a boot disk for that though.
 
  


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