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Old 11-03-2005, 10:57 PM   #286
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Games, games, games
 
Old 11-03-2005, 11:59 PM   #287
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Re: Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows

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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.. well.. that's easy ...

Well, mostly I like...

Uh.. no no... never mind...

Well then there's always.. uh...

Uh.. no no... never mind...

Hmm... Oh! Wait a second! Of course!

Uh.. no no... never mind...

Does notepad count?
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:15 AM   #288
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I only use Wintendo XP for games like EverQuest. Anything of any importance gets done in Linux. :P
 
Old 11-04-2005, 08:26 AM   #289
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Games, most of the new ones don't run on linux
 
Old 11-06-2005, 09:46 AM   #290
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1. Printer sharing. - My laptop's power management functions (particularly hibernate and throttling) won't work with any of the Linux's I've tried and I've been unable to get my PSC1210xi printer to work in samba. So until I finally invest in a b&w laser printer for network printing or power management works on the laptop for Linux I need windows.

2. Legality issues. I don't like skirting the law even when the law is stupid. Linspire is the only *nix that has bothered to get dvd playback and quicktime sorenson, mp3, and wma/wmv licenced but its a crippled version of *nix that ships with no dev tools and installing them has a tendency of breaking the whole distro. Xandros, Mandriva and Novell need to follow Linspire's example in this area and then move foreward by even getting the DRM'd versions licenced. Only then will *nix loses its reputation as a hacker os.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 10:46 AM   #291
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Google Desktop. (can't get Beagle to work)
Google Earth (linux equiv no way near as slick)
Google Picasa (ditto)
Online Bible (can't get wine to run it - riched problems)
Windows software (Libronix) that has all my books in a proprietry format
Writing to my NTFS drive (all my music is on there)
Some web stuff that is still so badly written that will only work in IE!

Whilst I'm using the above, I also have to run...
Norton Antivirus (no Linux equivalent)
Spysweeper ;-) (ditto)

Walders
 
Old 11-07-2005, 05:48 AM   #292
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Google earth is fun to paly with =P
 
Old 11-07-2005, 07:28 AM   #293
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I try to use XP less and less every day.

Still, XP is better at handling multimedia. Videos encoded with DivX6 or the Elcard MPEG codec seem to cause crashes in mplayer and xine.

Outlook 2003 is THE premier mail/calendar/task/note program. Evolution is very good, but it still has a long way to go.

I would say Microsoft Access 2003, but now that a database manager is integrated into the OpenOffice suite, there's no need for Access.

Forte Agent 3.0 is wonderful. It now opens multiple connections to the nntp host. When pan catches up, I'll start using it.

QuickPar for Windows doesn't seem to have a Linux equivalent that finds errors, fixes the errors, and then puts all the pieces back together...if I'm wrong about that, please let me know.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred ... absolutely the best there is. I would love to get this working in Linux.

Currently, I cannot print in Linux because there is no driver for my printer. I save files and print them from XP.

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Old 11-07-2005, 02:21 PM   #294
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Windows is still handy for the following applications, for which I have not yet found a satisfactory replacement.

1. Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash.
2. Some recent games (Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source). Fortunately id is not ignoring the Linux community.
3. Tsunami Video Encoder, DVD Author, DivX and related video processing applications.
4. PowerDVD and similar applications that can legally play and otherwise work with commercial DVDs.

Additionally, Linux lacks the ability to use multiple sound cards. (At least I have not found a way to do this.) In Windows XP, it is a quick and relatively painless process to use any of three on my dual boot system. SUSE 10.0 is capable of using one--and in a crippled fashion at that.

PS: I still like SUSE a lot. It is what I use the most. Still, it is not up to speed as a desktop OS. I believe the same is true for the other Linux OSs.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 06:35 PM   #295
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I think once Vista (longhorn) comes ouy we will see more stuff being ported to linux, cause Vista is going to make computer prices skyrocket. Which then computer compinies will mostlikly make Linux (probably redhat) an opsion to help lower cost. Eather that or people will start buy macs............ and the world will end
 
Old 11-07-2005, 07:30 PM   #296
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Re: Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows

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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.
Adobe, Macromedia and basically all the tools needed for graphic design, iTunes and Apophysis. And some games (Sims 2, Civilization 2, etc) but I will get a Revolution next year so it's not much of a problem.

Yes, I don't mind paying for software if it works. All but Apophysis is available today as native Mac aplications. Apophysis is GPL so it will eventually be ported to *nix.

It's a commodity. I use SuSE 9.1 (I will upgrade to OpenSuSE 10, but later) and found it easier to just listen to music using iTunes than emulate it via CrossOver Office or use "Find files + Xine" to simply hear some songs. Azureus, n-vu, and JDK are much easier to install under Windows than with my current version of Linux. I cann't install Amarok because of missing packages (that should come with the downloaded file) but there's no need of it with Mac or Windows cuss as I see it, Amarok is an alternative for iTunes.

Having just one distro help ...I'm beginning to find annoying that there's developement of KDE and of Gnome at the same time, when there should be one unified GUI with two main themes (KDE and Gnome).

I enjoy using Linux, but it's not a full solution to my computer needs. I want to do graphic design (which is crapy in Windows and virtually non-existant with Linux) and coding without needing a reboot and a Mac may be my solution.

You <3 Linux, fine. But don't try yo convert others to your 'religion'.

As a note, I found it easier to have an open mind with OSs (I think I will reinstall Windows and see if the OS "wants to detect" the the ADSL conection so I can use Azureus to download more than 5 GB in OpenSuSE, OpenSolaris, OpenDarwin, and some Creative Commons music).
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:21 PM   #297
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suse 10 is nice and clean
 
Old 11-14-2005, 04:22 AM   #298
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I have to because is in the harddisc of my laptop[IBM G 40 Series].Ican not take it out.And then Gates said that Windows is not a monopoly...
 
Old 11-14-2005, 05:35 AM   #299
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Gates said that to keep out of jail....................... you just could reforamte the drive also
 
Old 11-15-2005, 07:24 PM   #300
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i only use windows for games - nothing else. windows is just a gaming os for me. in addition, that gaming os must be isolated from the network to avoid viruses/spywares and all those nasty windows stuff. i don't want firewall or antivirus because it slows down a slow os

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