Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-08-2005, 11:00 AM   #181
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0

I stil have windoze installed because I am still learning how to use Linux. It's been about a week since I first installed it and windoze will be getting the permanent boot from my system very, very soon.
Old 04-11-2005, 05:20 AM   #182
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 21, MX-21, Manjaro
Posts: 4,634

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Posts: 0. Right. Wellcome jb351 .
Old 04-15-2005, 06:05 PM   #183
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Mars, right next to the UAC base
Distribution: Fedora Core 3/Knoppix 3.4
Posts: 138

Rep: Reputation: 15
omfg i hate windoze...

cereal83, there is more reasons to use Linux for more stuff than i can list right here. ... but i'll say this: security, community, fun, user-friendliness.... etc.

unfortunately as i am too poor to buy Crossover Office or any other good commercial product, i am stuck with the old wine that comes with knoppix 3.6. i only use windows for games. everything else has a great linux equivalent.

ie: firefox
outlook: kmail/evolution
explorer: nautilus/konqueror
MS Office: Openoffice/koffice (not as good tho lol)
Access: mysql
control panel: control center
taskbar: kicker

so, i can just boot up slack if i want to do something productive. therefore, i do so maybe 4 times a week.
Old 04-17-2005, 07:39 PM   #184
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Orlando FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,765

Rep: Reputation: 45
well as soon as i can afford a new Nvidia graphics card for my gaming box i will go 100% linux at the house. I no longer dual boot on that system as i have my laptop and media box, and soon to have an IPCop box at the house for my linux use. at my school/office i have 1 windows system that will go away by the end of the year. keeping that around for now as i need access to PageMaker, but I am learning more and more about OO and the power of write and draw to replace PM. once i get enough of my PM data replaced and or converted over to OO products ill drop my win2k server for a debian server and be done with it.

my goal, money permitting, is to be 100% linux by year end.
Old 04-17-2005, 08:13 PM   #185
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 & 10.10, RHEL 4 & 5
Posts: 48
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 16
Microsoft Visio - nothing even close in Linux. Necessary for work.
Old 05-12-2005, 11:32 AM   #186
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15
Mainly just games. I know cedega is available, but I've never tried it, so I don't know how well it works.
Other than that, I was using it for iTunes, until I got gtkpod working (although I've had issues with 2.6.x kernels).
Old 05-12-2005, 01:12 PM   #187
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: openSUSE / Ubuntu
Posts: 294

Rep: Reputation: 33
Originally posted by w7hd
Microsoft Visio - nothing even close in Linux. Necessary for work.
Sad but true!

I use Visio XP at home and that is mostly why I boot to Win2K. I've tried (trust me) to learn to love KVivio, but it is missing so much that I like in Visio. Flowcharts, network diagrams, UML, hardware, GUI design, it is one kick-a$$ product. Of course, I can't get it to load in Crossover Office.

My only other reason for booting to Win2K is to use IE on my corporate intranet through the VPN. There are a few of our sites, which have ActiveX controls not functional under Crossover Office.

Hopefully these things will go away with time. I refuse to downgrade from Linux to XP!

Oh, and happy days, my first SLES 9 Tomcat server came online today in a production environment. (It replaces a Windows 2000 server which ran IIS.)
Old 05-15-2005, 06:11 PM   #188
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2005
Location: Randburg, South Africa
Distribution: Mandrake, Red Hat/Fedora
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs down Wonderful, inexpensive Windows

Unfortunately, yes. As a joined serveral hours ago and after more than 14 years in the IT industry , that's what users are accustomed to and, frightened of COMPUTERS resist change .

Also, if you think about it, converting existing working (sometimes) systems would be expensive in man hours (though good for us ) to change. One would have to go through the whole systems analysis life cycle again. As you will probably gather, that's my area of expertise.

Interesting question. Why did you ask it?
Old 05-17-2005, 12:14 AM   #189
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Distribution: openSUSE 13.1
Posts: 357

Rep: Reputation: 31
Adobe programs like Premiere and Photoshop, Macromedia programs for web design, Softimage, FL Studio, Sound Forge, a couple of games, and... that's about it.

Last edited by Cinematography; 05-17-2005 at 12:17 AM.
Old 05-17-2005, 05:07 AM   #190
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: London
Distribution: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Posts: 729

Rep: Reputation: 32
1) My HP PSV 1315 printer
2) A Portuguese language teaching program that does not work in wine (yet). Sadly it does not work well with XP either. In fact if the Language Now programs ever work well with WINE, it would mean that Linux is better for some Win 95 programs than XP which would be brilliant !

Last edited by davholla; 05-17-2005 at 05:11 AM.
Old 05-17-2005, 03:02 PM   #191
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Distribution: SuSE 9.2/ Mandrake 10.0/ Mandrake LE 2005
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
I still use everything in Windoz.......

- MusicMatch (which abandoned the Linux version ... lack of sales?)
- Nero for my LG - GSA-4163B (although the partition back up utility "see's" my linux partitions from Windoz... ;-) .... looking into a Linux version)
- Office (although OpenOffice is an excelent package! and operates on both platforms... just need to switch)
- IRC Messengers (Kopete is fine but without images)
- Video Conferencing (webcam doesn't have a driver)
- Technical Drawings (no real 2D or 3D equivalent to AutoDesk products)

Setting up my wireless nic was a 4 week project.....
And I haven't tried my digital camera or Sony Clie' as of yet....

But all in all I can use the internet for my research in Linux and will eventually get the webcam to work (last priority), change to OpenOffice, learning Mr Project (oops... Planner) and Gimp.... good thing Linux is just a hobbie for now...


Old 05-24-2005, 12:54 AM   #192
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Glendene, Auckland, New Zealand
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.04
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
My wife refuses to use Linux so I have to keep it installed and the only application thats not a game that keeps me from using Ubuntu soley is DVDShrink. Its so flippin easy and good. I can't get wine configured so I'm screwed.
Give me DVDShrink and I'd only ever use windows once in a blue moon to play the odd game.

Last edited by YaAqoB; 05-24-2005 at 12:55 AM.
Old 05-24-2005, 10:17 AM   #193
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Distribution: SuSE 9.2/ Mandrake 10.0/ Mandrake LE 2005
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
I hear you there... I definitely want to get away from Windows. But, and it's a BIG but, there needs to be more commercial software and "OEM" disks that will also work on Linux before the playing field is equal.

Some companies may be looking at both OS's but if MusicMatch is any indication of the success rate it's going to be a long time coming. Although if you go out and spend $90 on Nero Ultra they will let you download a Linux version after you register the Windoz version. Propriety OSS... lol.

Don't get me wrong, I find Linux to be an excellent operating system. It's geared to the business office, computer sciences and even the scientific community in some ways. But for gadgets and add-ons along the multimedia lines there is still some work to do. That and 3D design programs such as AutoCAD, ArciCAD, Ideas that sort of program. But if your going to spend several thousand bucks on a software package then you'll go with the OS that it works on.

Just my 2 cents worth.
Old 06-02-2005, 04:39 AM   #194
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Germany
Distribution: openSuSE 11.2 64 bit
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 15
I Need it for Photoshop CS, but the Gimp is getting better and better, approx 30% of my work can be done with the gimp
alias no more because the linux versions of Maya rocks...
combustion only works on windows but i try to get most stuff done with shake on linux...

ans some games, but most run smoothly with wine...
Old 06-02-2005, 09:53 AM   #195
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Lee, NH
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS, RHEL
Posts: 1,794

Rep: Reputation: 46

I responded to a really old post without checking the date, and it was already replied to several times. Deleting!

Last edited by KimVette; 06-02-2005 at 10:17 AM.


amarok, cedega, general, mepis, multitasking, opinion, skype, sound, teamspeak, vmware

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question for dual booters psyklops Linux - General 7 10-10-2009 09:09 AM
Dual-booters: What's a decent partition size for RH Pcghost Linux - General 5 06-28-2006 08:15 PM
gaim and yahoo booters question lalo Linux - Software 8 02-23-2006 10:17 AM
Dual dual booting with Suse 9.1 pro and windows 98SE UDflyer Linux - General 1 07-30-2004 02:37 PM
M8 + win98 dual booters, I feel your pain! frazz Linux - Software 4 09-06-2001 03:07 PM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration