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Old 07-17-2004, 02:04 PM   #16
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Originally posted by XavierP
Rdesktop works fine. I have used it to administer W2K servers and WXP server. It works better than VNC on Windows.
Hey thanks for posting that XavierP,
I thought it would work ok but I was a bit dubious of using it in work, first time and all....
chicken cluck!

Thanks for taking the time to post that for me.

Old 07-17-2004, 02:38 PM   #17
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I'm desperate to be rid of Windows forever, but I have a fairly long list of things that are keeping me from it:
1) A multimedia presentation package called Opus Presenter.
2) A few favourite games, e.g. Worms.
3) HotSyncing my Palm PDA, including the ability to transfer MP3 files to its SD card for use with RealPlayer.
4) My scanner - Canon CanoScan 3000F - which doesn't work on Linux.
5) One of my printers - Lexmark P706 - which Linux doesn't support either.
6) Browsing my Local Area Network; something I've never managed to do successfully and consistently with any of the 3 Linux distributions I have used.
Old 07-17-2004, 03:08 PM   #18
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Elastomania worked on Wine last time I tried it.
Old 07-17-2004, 05:31 PM   #19
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Photoshop CS
Paint Shop Pro 8
Microsoft Office 2003
WordWeb Pro (neat little thesaurus program)
Crimson Editor
Old 07-17-2004, 06:08 PM   #20
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M$ Flight Simulator 2002, X-Plane 7, Orbiter Flight Simulator, Transport Tycoon Deluxe (yeah, you read that)... I'm installing Wine at the moment of this writing so if Orbiter Sim and TTDX work fine, I'll be very happy... If only there could be an Open Flight Simulator... x-plane is great and is rumored to work on linux but I haven't given it a try yet...

-- EDIT --

Well, sometime causality loops are interesting... I stumbled on Flight Gear for Linux and will check it out tonight... Funny how I just always missed it...

-- END EDIT --

Is it worth mentionning I have for over 1000$ worth of flight sim hardware? ;-P I wouldn't mind paying to get a nice looking simulator on Linux but I know the market isn't there yet...

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Old 07-17-2004, 06:11 PM   #21
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I dont have dual boot but I do have a KVM switch with a windows box and a Linux box. The only reason i still use windows are games. If I was not a hardcore gamer I would not have a windows system. Oh yea, and I use a win98 system for a robot program that is only available for windows.

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Old 07-18-2004, 05:31 AM   #22
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Just some games that dont have linux native versions and I've not set up Wine again yet. That and cd burning, but I'm hoping my new Mdk 10 install can help me with that. So a few hours of a month I'm in Win98, the rest is Mandrake 9.2.
Old 07-18-2004, 09:38 AM   #23
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Don't think I'll ever be a 100% WIndows Free user. If anything I'd like to get a MAC and add that to my computing network and have different OS's to work with.

Photoshop 7
Word and Excel
Illustrator (which I'm trying to learn)
Unreal Tournament
Ages of Mythology
Ages of Empires

Eventually I'm going to buy a more powerful system and will probably throw XP on that as well so I can play Far Cry
Old 07-18-2004, 10:00 AM   #24
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Office, Photoshop can be run via CrossOver. Unreal Tournament has a native version.
Old 07-18-2004, 10:52 AM   #25
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Flightsim 2004, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, editing and
converting media files to WMV and Real Movie.

I've also put Image for DOS disk imaging software on a
Win ME boot floppy and can boot with it and burn compressed
disk images directly to a local CDRW. (that's kind of like using windows)
Old 07-18-2004, 11:28 PM   #26
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The same reason I run a mac, a p100 with os/2, a 386 with Dos6.22 and win 3.1, installing BeOS on a system and plan to put BSD on a web server. I love computers. I don't like the M$ monopoly but then they don't have a monopoly at my house LOL. I still need to get a machine that'l run OSX, which I will likely dual boot with YDL, and I want to try freedos when I find a half decent 486.

Also I have people here in the house that luv XP so that'll probably be here for some time too LOL. I mostly use XP for gaming myself, but I also need to keep current for business purposes.
Old 07-19-2004, 10:08 AM   #27
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Hmm - windows is good for:

warcraft 3
Sonic Stage (burning music to minidisc)
http access to sites using Windows domain authentication

and lastly but not least, ...

filling up my harddisk, it is especially good at that

Old 07-19-2004, 10:52 AM   #28
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I just can't bring myself to removing the only OS on which the games I have purchased over the years run on. It would seem such a waste to me, though as for Windows itself - I have nonexistent desire to keep it. And family members use it, occasionally. (I have another box with windows only, but it boots slow due to XP and an old HDD)

EDIT: I also have a winprinter :|

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Old 07-19-2004, 11:35 AM   #29
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Games =(

I've tried Cedega/WineX, but most stuff just doesn't work or performs poorly compared to Windows.

But that's it. If game companies made a native Linux version, I'd have zero reason to boot into Windows.
Old 07-19-2004, 03:39 PM   #30
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Oh yeah.

Edit: um, does my post count only go up on new threads that I make?

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