Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows
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The reasons that people use Windows are unlikely to be of use to the dev team. People use Windows because:
their work uses it and they have to
it came on their PC
they need to run <proprietary software>
it's all they know
they can't be bothered to/have no interest in changing
None of these things have a fix that the Slackware devs can implement. If you really want to help, lobby Autocad and Turbotax and all the other software developers to port their offerings over to Linux.
Distribution: OpenSUSE11.1 and Windows XP on desktop, OpenSuse 11.2 on Eee PC
Greetings from Guelph! I tried running MSAccess 2002 in Crossover on my OpenSuse 11.1 install but the full support for it is not there yet so I threw XP back onto my second hard drive and I run Access from there. I have to use Access for work, they are not into OOo.org.
If Crossover got Access 2002 running fully, however, XP would go in favour of Debian Lenny with a KDE desktop.
I do not subscribe to trashing Windows, I just prefer Linux and open source because of the stability of the apps and the community vibe.
Honestly, I would like to know for people who are being purely objective, why Vista is so bad. I admit it had a bad launch, but most problems were fixed within the first few months. What problems do people have with it now?
Well, I'd offer this one: It had a terrible launch, and most people, especially those in a business environment, simply cannot afford to wait for "a few months" while "most" problems get fixed. Obviously if the primary effect of upgrading to Vista is that things that used to work just fine suddenly stop working, then the suckers who fell for the marketing propaganda the first time previous Vista users will legitimately harbor a lot of ill-will towards Vista, and well-deserved skepticism towards any subsequent assurances that "Really, Vista is really OK now, really!!"
That said, given the amount of effort MSFT put into it to correct all those launch issues, I have no doubt that you're probably correct in saying that installing it today would yield good results, but that doesn't overcome the bad experience folks had with it before. As they say, it's the classic example of "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". And if someone was burned by Vista before, you can hardly blame them for being uninterested in taking another chance on it. Just my 2 cents
i'll be getting a copy of W7, but only because it's free (employee bennie at undisclosed employer...)
my wife is getting frustrated with XP, but i'm going to have to get some hardware upgrades before installing. switched completely to slack 12.2-current (2 wks before 13 came out) on this machine because a hardware upgrade required a reinstall of win2k, and win2k refused to share hard drive space with existing linux system (and MS's heavy handed disk tools dumped one of it's own partitions with 30G of data) so i migrated what win programs i REALLY need to wine.
still wish i could play a game of steel beasts, i love lobbing sabot rounds at T-72's and T-80s and watching the turret launch.....
Last edited by unclejed613; 10-13-2009 at 11:57 PM.