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View Poll Results: How many Multiboot with there Computers?
Yes, I multiboot with Windows. 92 67.65%
No, I have a dedicated Linux Box. 44 32.35%
Voters: 136. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-31-2003, 03:53 PM   #16
onurb
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2 computers,
One multiboot Mandrake - Win98SE ( only use windows once every two weeks for online banking, if it were not for the banking windows would have gone long ago )
The other box is just VectorLinux ( HD is to small to put on a second distro )
 
Old 03-31-2003, 05:53 PM   #17
Jane Delawney
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I've been online banking with Mandy/Mozilla for over 3 months. UK based - LloydsTSB - no problem.

and everything else I ever wanted to do on a computer. Admittedly I have no interest in games

j
 
Old 04-01-2003, 12:20 AM   #18
dberkholz
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desktop - triple boot red hat, freebsd, windows 2000 (no gentoo due to weird issues with a USB-PS/2 converter for my USB mouse, i have no idea why)
laptop - dual boot gentoo and win2k
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:13 AM   #19
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Laptop -- Dual-boots WinXP Pro/Mandrake 9.1 -- WinXP is there because most of the consulting work I do is Novell/Windows/Citrix related... although, there have been several occasions lateley that I have worked through the entire day in Mandrake (Thanks to Citrix!)

Home Machine -- Dual Boots WinXP Pro/Mandrake 9.1 -- Here XP is only used for Video capture.. I haven't taken time to see if I can get the Xtasy Everything (nVidia) Personal Cinema card to capture under Linux.

Home Firewall + Web/Ftp/Mail server -- ClarkConnect (Based on RedHat 7.3)
Home File Server -- Mandrake 9.1

Wife is stuck on Windows 2000 for her Desktop and Laptop.

3 yr old son's PC runs Win98 because that's where most of his games run best.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 02:30 PM   #20
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Games is the only reason for still wasting my time with Windows...
 
Old 04-01-2003, 03:10 PM   #21
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Dual boot Win 95 and Mandrake 9. I don't play any games except Freecell which is on Linux anyway.

Still use Windows for Publisher (trouble with Gimp at present) and scanning. My scanner is not supported and haven't bothered to get help to fix it as probably going to Mdk 9.1. Also use Windows for Family tree stuff because it was done before I got Linux, but I see there are some programmes for Linux too.

Having said all that I only boot to Windows once in a while since coming to Linux.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:57 PM   #22
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Dualboot SuSE 8.1 with XP sp1.
Always use Linux.
Only use XP if linux down.
Linux never down ;-)
 
Old 04-02-2003, 06:36 PM   #23
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Sadly, I must dual-boot (Debian/Win2k). With the school I'm going to, you either have Windows at home, or you spend a lot of time in the computer labs using Windows anyway. If I'm stuck with a lousy OS either way, I'd rather have my music and my coffee for consolation.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 10:24 AM   #24
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I voted "no", but in reality I do dual-boot - the only reason though is because sometimes I need to do some reverse engineering of the Win32 APIs for the Wine project. So it doesn't count
 
Old 04-04-2003, 08:35 AM   #25
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i dual boot with windoze, only because i'm making the transition to linux/redhat. i'll probably continue to use windoze only coz it is most common os and my college course use win machines.
 
Old 04-04-2003, 02:18 PM   #26
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i dualboot because I have to:
- hardware that doesn't work on Linux (e.g., Primefilm 1800u scanner)
- software applications that don't work on Linux

it will be a long wait before Linux supports all the hardware that windoze does

and almost as long b4 there are Linux versions of certain "significant" Win apps, or Linux work-alikes

it also looks like Linux has developed versioning issues- where certain apps run on 1 version of Linux, but not another.

Wine handles about .1% - Win4lin and VMware cost and (from my personal experience) are not 100%.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 10:15 AM   #27
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I'm dual booting WinXP and Mandrake 9.1 on an Athlon XP 2400+ using 2 separate drives, one 120GB for winxp and one 40GB for linux. The only things that keeps me from deleting winxp are games and file sharing.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 10:45 AM   #28
frieza
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Quote:
Originally posted by Vaz
I'm dual booting WinXP and Mandrake 9.1 on an Athlon XP 2400+ using 2 separate drives, one 120GB for winxp and one 40GB for linux. The only things that keeps me from deleting winxp are games and file sharing.
if games and file sharing are the only reasons that keep you from swithching, then why not reverse that? the 120Gig for Mandrake and the 40Gig for winxp, have you tried configuring Samba? it supposedly shares nicely with other windows pcs.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 11:28 AM   #29
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hm.. though this systems' only os is linux, it is not
dedicated to linux. it is dedicated to me.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 08:54 PM   #30
frieza
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Originally posted by neenee
hm.. though this systems' only os is linux, it is not
dedicated to linux. it is dedicated to me.
lol good one
 
  


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