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Old 04-07-2005, 04:07 PM   #31
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:41 PM   #32
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I use Linux at home and windows at work.

I'd love to use linux at work, but it won't happen.
Old 04-07-2005, 07:35 PM   #33
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I would go windows free, except that windows gets me better battery life, and my modem won't work under linux. Other than that, I would remove windows in a heartbeat.
Old 04-07-2005, 10:50 PM   #34
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Yes, for video games only.
Old 04-08-2005, 01:19 AM   #35
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I have a win98 partition, which I don't use because I don't see any need for it. I haven't gotten rid of it because of the hassle of backing up my SuSE, then reformat the whole HD, then repartition, then install, then restore. I just ignore it. Some day, I'll need the disk space, then I'll bite the bullet and remove it.
Basically: I don't use it; I don't need it. Everything I need I can get from SuSE, Knoppix, or SourceMage.
Old 04-08-2005, 04:38 PM   #36
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I still do. . For games. (How could i give up 3D pinball? ;D no seriously, there are few games for linux. Some of the massive ones, like UT2004, DOOM 3 etc...) But i'm far from proud of it. ;D i think i have addiction or something! Maybe when I get a distro I feel more; comfortable with - something more standardised (slackware i try next); then i will try and kick the habbit. But i will put it another way: six months in and i would sooner lose windows than linux, any day. I also use windows for 3d work, but that will change as i use blender anyway; which is fine on linux.

It is sad more companies don't adopt linux . Is it the "no one ever got fired for buying microsoft" mentality, or is it something else i don't know about, like lack of linux certification, perhaps? Or is it the ad campaign MS run saying that TCO for windows is less than that for linux?
Old 04-08-2005, 04:50 PM   #37
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I only use windows at work, but at home it is all linux.
Old 04-08-2005, 05:03 PM   #38
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If it was not for my games, I would not run Windows at all, however...
Old 04-08-2005, 05:32 PM   #39
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I just asked my 5 year old daughter what operating system is on this computer, she said its Linux. Have been windows free for two years this month at home. Proud to say I got my wife, 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son to use it as well. At work my workstation are linux boxes only, I do have to use windows for one app but I VNC into a windows box set up for my boss and I to share probably 10% of my work.
Old 04-10-2005, 11:58 PM   #40
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I use Linux (Debian) exclusively at home, and have two workstations on my desk at work. One is a Toshiba Equim (POS) Pentium 2- 266mhz running Win2k and Lotus Notes and the other is a new Dell Optiplex GX270 running SuSE 9.2 pro and all the apps I use to do my job (Linux server admin, web programming, etc).

I do have a Windows XP partition on my main desktop machine at home (see below), but the ntloader failed about 6 months ago and I realized I don't care enough to restore it to working order. I hadn't booted it in a long time anyway.

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Old 04-12-2005, 09:42 AM   #41
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i've been windows free since the aug of '04. after replacing my motherboard and upgrading the processor, windows would not boot because of the change in hardware (flash os) so it got removed and i couldnt be happier.
Old 04-12-2005, 10:27 AM   #42
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Just at work only. The U.S Army right now loves Microsoft for some strange reason and they are scared to use "open source" software for security issues

I used Linux for home LAN boxes and all my servers on the web.

- FC3 Desktop Machine
- Debian Mail Server
- FC3 Apache Server
- SUSE Notebook
Old 04-12-2005, 12:02 PM   #43
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I use windoze only for work. It's and IT descision that my company (a big Financial services firm) has made, and that I have 0% influence in.

At home I am 100% windoze free. Almost 4 years now... I still have my old windoze data stored on an old HD though,... but the windoze directory has been deleted and the drive is not bootable.
Old 04-12-2005, 12:03 PM   #44
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Originally posted by carlwill
Just at work only. The U.S Army right now loves Microsoft for some strange reason and they are scared to use "open source" software for security issues
There's an example of Army "Intelligence" for you...

It's nice to see that my tax dollars are still being used for bone-headed decisions...
Old 04-12-2005, 12:06 PM   #45
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does anyone that uses linux for games have an ati card (as in, drivers)?
if so...
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