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Old 10-04-2005, 12:25 AM   #256
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oh yea and wife uses Window$ only because she can see hey neice on web cam through M$N - whats the status on web cam viewing through AMSN or Kopete?

Old 10-04-2005, 12:45 AM   #257
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I've already posted in this thread, but my situation has changed since I last posted.

About two weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu linux on my computer, next to windows. Since then, I've found replacements for the stuff I used in windows. Right now, the only thing I'm missing that I had in windows is the ability to output text to speech directly into a wav file, which I was able to do with a program I had in windows. Apart from that, I have everything I need here in Linux.

It's kind of suprising to me. I'd tried linux before this, but I always ended up going back to windows. This time, it's different; so far, I haven't booted into windows for 3 days now. I just haven't needed it.

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Old 10-04-2005, 01:31 AM   #258
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QUOTE :: "Right now, the only thing I'm missing that I had in windows is the ability to output text to speech directly into a wav file, which I was able to do with a program I had in windows. Apart from that, I have everything I need here in Linux. ... "

whats the output format for your linux text to speech program ??
maybe sox can reconvert it into wav through piping or what ...
Old 10-05-2005, 02:06 PM   #259
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There's only one piece of software that keeps me from switching entirely;

FL Studio (AKA Fruity Loops)

that and Snood.
Old 10-14-2005, 01:08 PM   #260
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What do I use Windows for? Updating my iPod.... once in awhile Microsoft Word/Excel, but usually I just use OpenOffice in linux. I mostly stay in linux because Windows crashes very frequently due to my universities shitty ResNet applications (Cisco Clean Access Agent) and the fact that Windows just sucks anyways...

I just purchased SuSE 10.0, however, and haven't really used Windows since, except to play some movies because I don't have XviD/DivX installed under linux yet.

...oh, and the next version of aMSN ( will contain Webcam support....
Old 10-15-2005, 03:05 AM   #261
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Re: Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows

Originally posted by 1kyle
just a question to "Dual Booters" who still have Windows on their machines.

I'm curious as to what Windows programs you MUST still run on Windows
and what's stopping you from getting rid of 'Doze entirely.
Oh, Y'know...

Halflife II, Theif I,II,III... Grand theft auto 3, vice city, san andreas. Doom3, farcry, and a few other games I cant remember.

Other than that, nothing... Im using it right now because I made my drive partition too small for linux, so I deleted it and plan to reinstall it on a second hard drive ASAP.
Old 10-15-2005, 06:21 AM   #262
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Originally posted by IkBenDeMan
What do I use Windows for? Updating my iPod....

...oh, and the next version of aMSN ( will contain Webcam support....

iPod - Have you tried using gtkPod?

And afaik kopete will include webcam support sometime soon :P
Old 10-17-2005, 02:16 AM   #263
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Games, syncing my phone and CAD Software (need to be able to output *.dwg AutoCAD files). Aside from that, all the software on here is what i use under linux (Open office, Gaim, mozilla...)

Also, the drive with Linux installed on it has just collapsed, so until the new one arrives i'm stuck in the land of the start menu...
Old 10-17-2005, 01:01 PM   #264
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i do dual boot...two linux OS's. I have Ubuntu 64, and slamd64(64 bit slackware). I scrapped windows a while ago, but I did have it on this machine for gaming. However, i am determined to get my windows games running natively on linux by finding out more about the Gaming engines beneath them. It is nearly always the case that if you can get the engine for linux, you just need to transfer the data files from the original game disc.
My current project is to find out if EA/Maxis are gonna do anything to allow us simcity 4 owners to play the game natively in linux.
Old 10-17-2005, 01:59 PM   #265
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I have a bunch of computers at home, but only 1 dual boots Windows and Linux. I still need Windows for my gaming fix when I need it and right now I work during the day as an ASP developer and I need windows on a PC incase I have to bring work home. Even tho I have 2 web servers sitting at my house that run sites built in PHP/Perl :P

If I could get a web job doing PHP and/or PERL i'd probably drop windows forever!
Old 10-18-2005, 12:28 PM   #266
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I still need Windows to update my iPod (syncing it is just easier)
I do use Amarok sometimes though.

My Lexmark X5150 doesn't work with linux, and don't have the skills/knowledge/time to figure it out

Some things like games, and such.
Old 10-18-2005, 01:36 PM   #267
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Steam and a $600 videocard
Old 10-18-2005, 06:45 PM   #268
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Hey i jst completly got wid of windoz for good and im now just using suse 10.0. But i am finkin bout maby throwin w2k bak onto a smaller hd jst for sonic stage for my mini-disk but im gettin a new fone wot hd soon so that mite no b necessary and i maby need it for video editing and dvd mpegging for vcd or other dvds.
Any1 no how to get sonicstage workin or an alternative?

cheers ryan
Old 10-18-2005, 08:54 PM   #269
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A few programs like anydvd, apolo dvd copy and photoshop.

If I could just get used to the gimp,get dvd copy programs that don't need 18 other files to work, true gui winmodem(softmodem support) and some better crossover office program support then windows would be history for good.

BTW I love the new project looking glass and e17. great stuff.
Old 10-19-2005, 12:05 AM   #270
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On my dedicated XP only desktop I currently run:

Serif Graphics and Media Suite
Sonic Foundry Acid Pro
Orcad EDA Design Suite

On My dedicated XP only desktop and my dedicated Linux FC4 only Laptop I run:

Nvu Web Authoring
Qt Designer with GTK runtime
Celestia Space Simulator
Stellarium Night Sky Renderer
Eagle PCB
QCA Designer
Open Office (2.0 Beta)
Adobe Reader 7.0
Getting ready to install KiCAD EDA Suite

No emulation involved...All of the second group are GPL'd open source or freeware for both Windows and Linux. Who says you can't have the best of both worlds?

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