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Old 01-03-2005, 09:50 PM   #121
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I dual boot with win 2000 Pro. I used to run xp, but the sp2 "upgrade" took care of that. I need internet exploder to access our companies intranet from home. Nothing else will work at all. I also use my Epson 200's CD printer software.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:14 AM   #122
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Originally posted by bluesman2333
I dual boot with win 2000 Pro. I used to run xp, but the sp2 "upgrade" took care of that. I need internet exploder to access our companies intranet from home.
you could install internet explorer in linux with crossover or wine
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:30 AM   #123
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booted to windows every 2 weeks to update ipod in itunes , but this weekend i recompiled my kernel to make gtkpod work with my ipod :-D

so now theres nothing i need windows for besides the fact that I'm simply scared of getting rid of the windows partition, for some reason the though of not having windows on my pc is scary

Edit:
Just noticed my signature..ironic huh

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Old 01-04-2005, 05:22 AM   #124
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'''
---Take a few chances, live life a little more, and fear a little less.
---Life isn't about the number of breaths we take, but about the moments that take our breath away.
---The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.
---Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like no one's watching, and Laugh like no one's listening.
'''


Oh boy... are you a tenderheart or what??? ;-)
 
Old 01-04-2005, 05:49 AM   #125
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Oh boy... are you a tenderheart or what??? ;-)
umm.. guilty as charged i guess
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:22 PM   #126
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there are a few things programs (mostly games) that don't run quite so well in Linux, but on my laptop I use Windows to disguise myself as a script kiddie (if you run windows they don't think you're a threat... little to do they know you have a Linux partition hidden on your drive, heh). Also, when I show people cross-platform apps that I've written they don't believe it runs in Win unless I show it running in Win. They're always like "oh, is that a linux program?".
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:07 PM   #127
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i havent used windows in at least 3 months. i dont miss it much either.

the next time i use windows is if a game wont work in linux or when an alpha/beta of longhorn leaks.

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Old 01-10-2005, 11:14 PM   #128
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Use it for games, (CoD, Medal of Honor AA, Need for Speed.) Running XP, I bought the PC, but my younger brother would be mad if I dropped Windows. Also, I don't know enough Linux yet.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:25 PM   #129
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gaming just like everyone else but my excuse is that the rest of my family knows nothing about linux and needs winblows to survive.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:38 PM   #130
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my web design teacher has been reformating the server this past week trying to see which OS(server 2000 and server 2003) works better. hes reformated 6 times already. i suggested using linux to him today, but he didnt hear me(he was focusing on the install of 2003) ill suggest it to him again tomorrow. ill see what he "still runs on windows" and if he says he doesnt know nix, i might set it up myself and maybe get out of doing that stupid website project...
 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:13 PM   #131
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i actually like gnucash more than I do quicken so that is not problem I have have to do all my web surfing from winblows cause dell uses a modem with no linux driver
 
Old 01-11-2005, 01:17 PM   #132
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Still stuck doing alot of multimedia stuff in winblows. I guess there is no excuse not to move to OSX, except cost. But, Windows came with the computers and OSX didnt
 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:14 PM   #133
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I still run everything on Windows. For the software I use, either a decent clone is not available or it just flat out sucks. Like an early beta edition from 5 versions ago.

Linux as an OS has come a long way since my first install but most of the software still sucks. Much of it still has a bedrrom programmer unpolish feel to it. I can't program so I'm no help but when it comes to a crappy OS with great software or a great OS with crap software.. I still primarily run Windows.. you decide.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 03:26 PM   #134
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my family use xp, i use linux- if it feels like working today, or letting me go on the internet today. infact i wouldn't use linux if i was'nt so anti-ms
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:27 PM   #135
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I dont think of it as an anti-ms thing, just a what works for me thing. And somedays, linux woks best for me, and somedays windows works best.

While I joke about the BSOD and viri (which are the two largest complaints I hear voiced about MS), I rarely ever, if ever, experience either. My Win2k runs smoothly, I have good virus protection and am mostly up to date with security patches. I am always behind a very strong firewall.

I keep my machines maintained well. All of my workstations work are windows 2000 with just the bare minimum to get the job done. They all run smoothly. What I have found is that windows will run very smoothly as long as you only install what you need and programs from reliable vendors. It isn't untill you have 20+ extra programs installed that conflicts come up and begin to bring your system down.

So, it comes down to a matter of functionality. Untill Macromedia releases thier products under linux or someone comes up with a way of besting them, windows will handle those tasks.

Wine is not worth the hassle to me, why emulate windows? I'd rather save myself the time and just boot into it.

I would not, however, look at Microsoft for servers unless I was forced to by a critical application that would only run on a MS server. Otherwise, I'd like to skip the licensing issues and headaches and provide all services via linux. The stability of linux as a server also makes it worth its while. I shut down my servers about once a year. The Net Admin across the street has to shut down once or twice a month.

Patching Ms Servers is also a huge downfall. EAch patch carries with it a huge risk. It takes far too much planning, and oftentimes patches are "use at your own risk" They only provide an initial version of a patch and dont do any updates unless its brings down about half the systems it is deployed on. Whereas the patches for linux are constantly updated.

I am glad that there are people out there with significant programming skill who hate Microsoft. They make linux a viable alternative. The more, the better. I am just not one of either.
 
  


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