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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 )
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
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.