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Old 08-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #16
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I just bought a Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard and a Microsoft Comfort Curve Bluetrack mouse. For my Slack box.
 
Old 08-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #17
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Well, you guys will be proud of me. I've finally gotten settled in and comfortable enough with Slack that for the first time of ANY distro... I turned my Windows partition into my new /home partition...
Cool! Congratulations.
I am mostly Windows free. At the moment I have five Slackware boxen at home (one of them is dual-booted with XP) and a router/firewall that runs FreeBSD (pfSense). I keep the windows partition around for itunes and my daughter's old MS games.
 
Old 08-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #18
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I am primarily Windows free. I've been running a combo of Fedora, Scientific Linux and Rhel for about a year. Unfortunately, I have to keep a VM with Windows XP in it, for things like... Vmware Infrastructure Client, Visio, and other things that just *will not work* in Linux/Wine.

so,.. just about 99% I guess. But until there exists a way to run some of these administrative/specialist programs, there is no way I can be completely without windows.
 
Old 08-18-2011, 07:11 PM   #19
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My wife still uses windows. It's on her laptop. I just use her laptop when I need to plug my iPhone into iTunes which is rarely. On my personal systems, though, I got rid of it. No more windows. And happy about it.
 
Old 08-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #20
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Windows is only kept on my machine for gaming purposes. Until Nexon Corp. decides to get off their rear ends and create an X11/SDL friendly ports of their games (as their community has been requesting) I'll never be free of Windows. Plus my wife likes Windows 7 so I have to let her have her way.
 
Old 08-19-2011, 12:35 AM   #21
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:40 AM   #22
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If I want to do my taxes online I have to download software that only runs on window$.
Don't you have a web interface to a government approved site for filling-in taxes, with no other depedencies besides a web browser ? I do my taxes online, web interface only, besides a web browser no any other software needed and there is nothing to download.

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:46 AM   #23
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I switched my home computers from Windows to Linux in 2004. I haven't missed Windows at all.

I do my taxes using a calculator program that I wrote. I import the tax form PDFs into Gimp and copy-paste the numbers from the calculator to Gimp. I print out the completed forms and mail them in.

I bet the Gimp developers never imagined that Gimp would be used for tax preparation.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:35 AM   #24
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Switched my main PC from Windows 98 to Slackware 7.1 back in 2001. Since then, the only time I "use" Windows is to retrieve data on the odd rotten desktop before migrating it to Linux
 
Old 08-19-2011, 03:02 AM   #25
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I ran Win98SE until about 2005. The break was swift and clean. After distro hopping for a bit, I settled with Slackware as the main OS. On rare occasions I use AmigaOS, OpenBSD, Irix. Those are for mere recreation though.
 
Old 08-19-2011, 09:45 AM   #26
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I kicked Windoze to the curb last April, after realizing that I haven't booted it for, like, a year. The only game I am even remotely interested in is Diablo III, and my friend has a gaming PC, so I am covered.
 
Old 08-19-2011, 10:28 AM   #27
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Don't you have a web interface to a government approved site for filling-in taxes, with no other depedencies besides a web browser ? I do my taxes online, web interface only, besides a web browser no any other software needed and there is nothing to download.
TaxACT Online works perfectly with Firefox on Linux. Been using it for years.
 
Old 08-19-2011, 10:54 AM   #28
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Don't you have a web interface to a government approved site for filling-in taxes, with no other depedencies besides a web browser ? I do my taxes online, web interface only, besides a web browser no any other software needed and there is nothing to download.
The Australian Taxation Office doesn't do things that way. The software they provide is designed so that you fill in all of the forms offline and only when you are satisfied with it do you make a secure connection to the ATO website and upload your tax file.

It is not a bad system. It's just annoying that they discriminate against users who no longer want to prop up Bill Gates.
 
  


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