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Old 08-02-2004, 10:31 AM   #61
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Dragon Naturally Speaking (Linux version got killed a while ago)
WMP (STILL can't get mplayer or totem to work on Linux)
Occasional games
Outlook - Can't get my Plam to talk to Evolution
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:01 PM   #62
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mhw,

What type of palm? How is it connected? Have you tried different connection speeds?
mplayer will not play anything? Or just wmv files?
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:28 PM   #63
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I just switched... So I can't really say anything..

I'm enjoying Linux so far (MDK 9.2) and don't plan on going back to windows for much of anything..

My windows box hosts a website I created for my family to track expenses on our investments (Lake House, Time Share Property, Et.Al) and sweat equity within each different project.

So - if I must say the only thing I would use windows for is:

Development: C#, ASP.Net, VB.Net, Macromedia Flash MX, SQL Server 2000, and IIS..

Maybe Everquest... . . . naaah.

But I don't know why I can't pick up new skills like C, Perl, Apache, MySql, and PHP .... Maybe some Glade.. It'll just take time..

Games, while fun, are a waste of time - If I had spent all the time I did playing --
Everquest, Ultima Online, Ultima 4 - 10, Shadowbane, Lineage I & II, Ragnarok Online, DAOC, FF7, Marathon I & II, Excalibur, Earthbound, Pokemon (Don't ask), Killer Instinct, Zelda (All of them), Metroid (All of them), Battle Toads, Mario (All of them), and Faceball 2000... Does anyone remember faceball 2000? Faceball 2000 was the best NES game ever..
-- doing something constructive.. like playing basketball, or reading a book.. I MIGHT have been a better programmer, or I MIGHT have been getting laid right now instead of writing this message - who knows.

Nintendo, Sega, Sony, The company formerly known as Square, Electronic Arts, Bungee, Microsoft, and a whole long list of others are responsible for turning me into the monster I am today...

Linux - so far hasn't been detrimental to the cause.. It has in fact turned my facination w/ computers from instant gratification - to self motivation.


Now I have to close this before I add vBulliten, Apache, Mozilla, and Mandrake to the list of companies that cause distractions to Me

Peace
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:03 AM   #64
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Well... If there any SETI fans out there, the Linux version is so much faster than the 'doze versions. Completing units in just over 6 hours. Not too bad.

:-)

::geek alert::
 
Old 08-03-2004, 02:10 PM   #65
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I need Windows to run DC++. DCGUI gives me too many problems.
I also need to use Encarta Reference Library 2004
as well as Microsoft Streets & Trips

When I need to watch streaming videos online, I need to boot into Windows because Plugger and RealPlayer Linux only work half the time :S

Edit: Windows Media Videos (WMV) files are also a hit-and-miss in Linux. Some play, some don't, despite me installing every relevant codec I could find.

Last edited by vincebs; 08-06-2004 at 04:53 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:02 PM   #66
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Cubase SX & Reason, thats it, nothing else. i wish rosegarden was better
 
Old 08-05-2004, 05:02 PM   #67
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I prefer Linux, it's an OS which lets you do whatever you want... if you don't matter spending time on it. But I use Windows for developing (VC++). Why? I find it better for debugging. And I have to print with Windows, Linux doesn't know I have a parallel port.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:32 PM   #68
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My banking application. It will not run under wine, and there is no linux app that will allow me the same bennies my win app provides. Other than that...... I also haven't found any apps in Linux that provides me with the frustration of blue screen crashes.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:20 AM   #69
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Adobe Illustrator (nothing even remotely as good in Linux) and Photoshop (GIMP is good but I need my Photoshop and plugins). 3D Studio Max, Poser 5, Newsbin (no good mass newsgroup downloaders either).

DVD software for play and creation. DVD and video in general has issues on my laptop. Nothing that good for creating DVDs.. not burning.. creating.

Games

Wireless

Truth is I barely ever boot into Linux. It can't do what I need it to yet. For me it's something to play with occasionally when I'm bored but nothing to do any real work on.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:47 AM   #70
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I dont dual boot, but I am seriously considering it because of the need to run
Dreamweaver
Flash
Frontpage

I have not been able to update my webpage since unplugging my old computer and starting out fresh with this one that has redhat 9 on it. I am getting frustrated, but maybe that will get me in a space where I can learn something new and more reliable than the windows based programs. If any of you know of a program for linux that I can import my webpage into and work with, I would appreciate hearing about it.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:53 AM   #71
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BIOS updates


Toshiba release BIOS updates as windows EXEs

Last edited by okmyx; 08-10-2004 at 08:07 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:02 AM   #72
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What does that have to do with the question? I guess that I am not following you.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:14 PM   #73
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Quote:
Originally posted by howardgnx
I dont dual boot, but I am seriously considering it because of the need to run
Dreamweaver
Flash
Frontpage

I have not been able to update my webpage since unplugging my old computer and starting out fresh with this one that has redhat 9 on it. I am getting frustrated, but maybe that will get me in a space where I can learn something new and more reliable than the windows based programs. If any of you know of a program for linux that I can import my webpage into and work with, I would appreciate hearing about it.
Are you talking about an FTP program? I believe Red Hat includes gFTP. I've used that to upload pictures and HTML pages to my ISP's web server for the past year without any problems.

If you need to edit pages, well try this page: http://www.linuxsoft.cz/en/sw_list.php?id_kategory=36
Nvu is a well-known WYSIWYG editor designed to be a future Dreamweaver/Frontpage alternative. Mozilla also includes a basic WYSIWYG editor (Composer).

Regarding the previous poster's comments, she or he was simply responding to the thread subject.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 06:47 PM   #74
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the only thing that i use is a math program....TI Derive....basically got me through calculus
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:35 AM   #75
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Right now I dual-boot Win XP Home and Fedora 2. Pretty much, most of my gaming (except for America's Army and smaller card games and the like) is all done on Windows. Nothing where I have to access the internet is done on Windows as it is so bloody insecure. K3B handles most of my needs but I still love my DVD X Rescue and DVD X Copy Xpress, they are great programs. I am hoping someday I will no longer need to use Windows.
 
  


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