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Old 09-03-2004, 03:34 PM   #91
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Linux is cool for me but windows is way way better. First of all windows runs faster than Linux especially on slower system you can definitely tell the difference that Linux needs more resources. Second of all windows is a little bit more stable for me than Linux. Yap that's right win2k feels more stable. After all I use Linux because some programs won't run under windows.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 03:48 PM   #92
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MS Access (customers make me do that)
Visual Studio .NET (see above)
FreeMind because I'm too dumb to get it running on debian
tightvnc to get my KDE desktop
 
Old 09-03-2004, 04:19 PM   #93
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Quote:
Originally posted by Almazick
Linux is cool for me but windows is way way better. First of all windows runs faster than Linux especially on slower system you can definitely tell the difference that Linux needs more resources. Second of all windows is a little bit more stable for me than Linux. Yap that's right win2k feels more stable. After all I use Linux because some programs won't run under windows.
I agree, Windows NT seems faster than Linux. But Linux seems more stable to me, I've never had it crash except when I compiled the kernel wrong.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 12:20 PM   #94
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Quote:
Originally posted by Almazick
Linux is cool for me but windows is way way better. First of all windows runs faster than Linux especially on slower system you can definitely tell the difference that Linux needs more resources.
I can tell you definitely are not using Slackware or Gentoo
 
Old 09-07-2004, 10:08 PM   #95
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I don't dual boot... I used to use wine but lately it leaks really badly. so I use vmware, I don't have to shutdown and It's just as easy (and works better than ) wine..

what I use it for ? flash, the palace, website testing in IE (because it sucks at css)
 
Old 09-08-2004, 02:11 AM   #96
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for awhile, the only thing holding me into windows was the better performance with CS 1.6


I have sliped back a bit because of a balsted piece of hardware that I love, my Ipaq. I just love it, and it is sorta married to windows until i do some major reserch to figure out a way to make it get a divorce and start dating linux.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:59 AM   #97
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The only reason I dual boot still is because I am just learning linux. Once I become proficient enough or when I get that hair across my ass I will delete Win2K. Although I do have 1 box that is dual booting, 1 box with FC1 on it and my laptop with just FC1. So I am getting to the point where it will be gone completely thank the Gods.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 07:11 AM   #98
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Games
 
Old 09-10-2004, 02:26 AM   #99
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Why get rid of Windows
I still run it simply because I can
And
I'm planning on tripple booting with FreeBSD
Why
Why not
Its simply because I can
Lilo and Grub give me a choice
That my friends is what Linux is about
giving people a choice

That is what we must sell to the world
Choice
Not
Linux is better blah blah blah
People don't want to hear that
Putting a competitor's products down
never sells anything to anyone intelligent

So my educated friends
we are selling "choice"
Thats why my kids get on
and choose to boot to Linux
because they freely make a choice
it just happens to be a good one

Use the source people !
Live long and prosper

Floppy
 
Old 09-20-2004, 04:46 PM   #100
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TurboTax is the only thing I need to run purely under Windows. I run QuickBooks under Crossover Office (emulator), but it would be nice to be able to run it direct. The native Linux accounting programs don't provide for transferring data from QuickBooks.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 09:31 PM   #101
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I play the game Exile
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:28 AM   #102
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Re: Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows

I love your tone, like there are no good reasons at all to run Windows, and you're just taking silly cheap shots wherever possible. I could have guessed 90% of the responses here, as could have you.

Quote:
Originally posted by 1kyle
just a question to "Dual Booters" who still have Windows on their machines.

I'm curious as to what Windows programs you MUST still run on Windows
and what's stopping you from getting rid of 'Doze entirely.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:38 PM   #103
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The only reason I hang onto Windows at all is TurboTax. Older versions used to run under CrossOver Office, but newer versions won't. Neither will any other income tax program I have been able to find. I have complained to Intuit, and the were going to fix it for the 2003 returns but didn't, and don't mention it for 2004. Taxes can be done on-line, which only requires a good browser, but it costs almost twice as much.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 05:43 PM   #104
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kahless
for awhile, the only thing holding me into windows was the better performance with CS 1.6


I have sliped back a bit because of a balsted piece of hardware that I love, my Ipaq. I just love it, and it is sorta married to windows until i do some major reserch to figure out a way to make it get a divorce and start dating linux.
put linux on it.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:15 PM   #105
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actually... i've found all my uses to be better suited with some distribution of linux... but all the classes i'm currently taking require some programs which are not currently supported in linux so i'm stuck with windows for a few more years regretfully... if it wasn't for my schooling, i would've already gotten rid of it ages ago.

i'll give windows the credit in how it's easier to set up and what not for the average pc user... but linux itself i like more because if something is wrong you can go in and fix it... so long as you know what you're doing without having some tech support idiot telling you that the best thing to do is reformat.

 
  


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