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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%
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:58 PM   #31
miknight
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Yeah WinXP mainly just for the games, but it's always nice to remind yourself every now and then why I primarily use linux
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:03 AM   #32
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I Triple-Boot: DOS / WinNT / SuSE 8.1, so multiple boot it is.

My wife needs DOS for her work and WinNT for home-banking.

I want us to migrate us to Linux.

I used to run the NT boot-loader but GRUB mangled the MBR of C:\ but since it can start WinNT I left the current state...

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 04-08-2003 at 07:27 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 10:04 AM   #33
rs_martin
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I have a dedicated RH 8.0 desktop AMD K2-450/256M.
It has been running linux full time since 99 it runs open office
and has all the gain/licq/amsn but I miss the quicktime offerings.

I also have a toshiba 2435 laptop that dual boots winXP and
SLackware 8.0. It replaced the Sony Viao FX250 that fried it's
motherboard. I have to have winXP to support the adobe
production bundle I use for video work. Photoshop/After Effect/
Premiere. If anyone knows any Open Source alternatives to
these products. I would love to know.

-rsmartin
 
Old 04-08-2003, 01:57 PM   #34
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nope dont dual boot, have no use for windows
 
Old 04-08-2003, 04:31 PM   #35
frieza
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actually, i have one dedicated linux machine, and one that dual boots with Macos 9.0, though i don't boot macos.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 07:48 PM   #36
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Im a newbie, but im slowly trying to ween myself of bill gate's leash! i eventually only plan on using XP for games, right now i need it for more cause im new, but ill be with you guys shortly!!!
 
Old 04-08-2003, 09:36 PM   #37
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Quote:
Originally posted by cirkut5732
Im a newbie, but im slowly trying to ween myself of bill gate's leash! i eventually only plan on using XP for games, right now i need it for more cause im new, but ill be with you guys shortly!!!
you already are 'with us' if you have any shread of linux installed and acutally use it
welcome aboard
 
Old 04-08-2003, 09:40 PM   #38
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I have only one computer, but am proud to say it is completely clean of Windows. I got so sick of it.

ps. Hi everyone. This is my first post.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 06:52 AM   #39
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I wish there would have been a third option "I only boot into windows for games".

I boot into linux about 95% of the time. The only time I boot into windows would be for games that aren't available in linux.

Other than the games I have everything I need in linux.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 08:09 AM   #40
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I currently run just Mandrake 9.1, but I am thinking of putting Windows back on, there's a couple of things that I can do better in Windows (such as gaming, CD burning, and file sharing (no decent p2p clients for linux, and I can't get kazaa lite working with wine))
 
Old 05-07-2003, 11:46 PM   #41
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I've got a dual boot setup with Win98SE and Mandrake 9.0, although I haven't booted back into Windows for about 2 months now.

I used Windows a few times to get the IPCop 1.2 updates list (neither it nor the other box mentioned below could grab it), but since v1.3 that appears to be fixed

I cheat a bit - separate Win98SE box for gaming. I frankly can't be arsed trying linux on it again - it uses Intel's 845 chipset, and there were/are issues with it (google for 845 and DMA). I've recently done a BIOS update on it as well.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 11:55 PM   #42
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Yeah well I still have a WindowsXP partition laying around here. I'm sending out resumes like crazy so its not very easy to write a nice cover letter and build myself up and then end it with:

I have enclosed my resume in an Open Office format.

Yet another reason why M$ is holding me down.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:02 AM   #43
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In office Linux and win2k. At home I am i had Redhat and 98 but when i installed XP i lost my linux. I reinstalled my Linux and this resulted in the loss of XP.. still playing with my system lets see where it ends
 
Old 05-08-2003, 12:30 AM   #44
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I have 2 machines. 1. Im dual booting Red Hat 9 and Win XP, my brother uses windows, and i sometimes boot to windows when i'm playing games.... 2. I'm running Mandrake 9.1 on the other machine...

most of the time i boot to linux though.... since i use red hat more than mandrake.....
 
Old 08-19-2003, 06:33 AM   #45
c3cil
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I have a daul boot- suse 8.2 and win2k on seperate hard disks
I would like to use debian as well on my linux disk what should i do
 
  


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