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Old 10-13-2009, 04:35 AM   #841
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several reasons to dual boot
I'll bet Windows 7 is Vista with a cosmetic job

beep

wrong:

Windows 7 is a facelift of (Vista is a facelift of XP)



sadly the "wow" is lesser than the KDE4 series provide...

Instead of bells and whistles only a (not so) loud fart IMHO.

but: after clean install the fragmentation is minimal - now that Hans R. is (safe?) in jail...
;-)
my 2c
(more than Vista is worth anyhow...)
 
Old 10-13-2009, 05:46 AM   #842
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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.

This thread has popped up so very many times. The official one that acts as a catch all is here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...o-linux-105955 and the games version is here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...o-linux-105965 and there's even a sort of similar one here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...windows-116958

In the interests of ecology and harmony and not having multiple threads all about the same thing, I have closed this one.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 08:03 AM   #843
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I love kde...comes with 10000000000 apps and is easy to use right off the bat.

If I ever buy W7, it will be after SP2

I am afraid that Fedora may grind to a stop ... I have SELINUX set to permissible

but I see passive alerts when I am doing nearly nothing. If I had set it to enforcing,

I could get an alert right now typing in this message.

So you like slackware!

I wanted to run mono to run C# programs but the latest version I can find is out of date...some sort of

feud with Novell!

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:01 PM   #844
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I don't run on Windows anymore

I even got my parents to use Ubuntu on our plasma TV as a media player
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:10 PM   #845
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careful they don't accidentally switch into the

"strange" sites you've visited. hehe just kidding!

How do you install Ubuntu on your TV?

My Samsung does have a USB slot! Boot from that?
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:22 PM   #846
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I have merged this thread and the thread "why you still use windows" into one big thread as they cover the exact same ground.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:46 PM   #847
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The two threads were better off seperate, as now it is too large and the flow of conversation has been lost.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 04:52 PM   #848
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I have merged this thread and the thread "why you still use windows" into one big thread as they cover the exact same ground.
Thanks. It's now in the appropiate forum folder. It had nothing specifically to do with Slackware.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 06:09 PM   #849
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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.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 06:22 PM   #850
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I love Linux (Fedora 10), Open Office 3 and Firefox 3.0.14 but

NEVER send off your resume in the Open Office format .odt.

It took years to get recruiters to be able to open .doc resumes.

I remember one lady recruiter who said "your resume has a virus".

Whew! I finally had to mail the resume. She could not even accept

a fax.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 06:24 PM   #851
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actually Windows 7 is Fedora 9 with a Microsoft wrapper. hehe!

Actually MS SQL Server 2008 Express is free and works great esp with the MS Management Studio ( a gui to do management ).

Free as long as you are not using it for gain!

I have different sql for each of MySQL, Oracle and MS SQL Server.

I even had to edit an SQL script for MySQL 01/9/2008 -> 01/09/2008
because the format for dates had changed 5.0.x->5.0.84

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Old 10-13-2009, 07:15 PM   #852
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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
 
Old 10-14-2009, 12:54 AM   #853
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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.....

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Old 10-14-2009, 05:18 AM   #854
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I love Linux (Fedora 10), Open Office 3 and Firefox 3.0.14 but

NEVER send off your resume in the Open Office format .odt.

It took years to get recruiters to be able to open .doc resumes.

I remember one lady recruiter who said "your resume has a virus".

Whew! I finally had to mail the resume. She could not even accept

a fax.
Why would you send your resume in a format the other party could modify anyway? PDF printers have been around for long enough...
 
Old 10-14-2009, 11:45 AM   #855
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