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Old 11-16-2005, 02:27 AM   #301
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That's it, that's all I am willing to take. I finally kicked WinNT. Look at
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...19#post1060219
and my bank still hasn't changed their policy -- so I kicked them too.

I saved the Win-fonts though .

Now I have SuSE 10, SuSE 9.0pro, FreeBSD (on CDs, to be installed), soon Kubuntu (on CDs, to be installed), Knoppix 4.0.2 (on a CD) -- and DOS which is still needed by my wife.

Don't need Win anymore -- I think.

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Old 11-16-2005, 03:42 AM   #302
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It pains me to say it, and this is probably gonna get me a lot os stick, why do i need XP? Well linux IS more stable, i DO like KDE better than XP interface, I love the Mail, internet, open office etc.. however its the hardware on Linux which lets it down, I agree there are groups out there doing EXCELLENT jobs developing drivers for Webcams, and TV cards, Win2003 PDA's and all those "nice" extras, the fact that theya re doing it and NOT the manufacutrers is what is holding Linux back from being a true desktop replacement..

Scenario.. do i or don't i want a TV Tuner for my laptop? Not sure, so i opt for a cheap Chinese one.. plug it into Windows XP, load the driver and it works.. I can watch TV within 2 minutes of plugging it in.. Linux.. No support, Hauggpage Win-TV PVR USB2 seems to be the only supported USB TV Tuner for linux, when there are 20+ alternatives out there.. Same with the webcam, Getting a logitech quickcam colour working on XP took 1 minute, getting it working on linux took 3 days of reading, investigating etc.. snippits of info here, slices of knowledge and advice there...

External USB hard disk, adding lines to /etc/fstab WHY??? Plug and play..? ok its not perfect on XP, but it usually works...

Please don't get me wrong, I Love Linux, and I am not saying Linux is better or worse than XP, they BOTH have thier place out there. I would NEVER hesitate to run an office environment on Linux, Open Office and all the other software we know or love (and when i get back to the UK thats what i am hoping to do for a business venture) However as a home operating system, its just too daunting a task to get stuff working..

Ok, maybe linux really doesn't have to be king of the desktop.. infact its probably best not to be.. And i agree its nice listening to XP users at work with thier spyware and virus problems taking out thier computers for weeks on end.. It wouild be nice to have a viable alternative to XP as an operating system however, and i think Linux is about 80% of the way there, it just needs 10% usability, and 10% change in the approach of the many people who deliver this really helpful online support.. (which is happening) by which i mena we all have to remember how daunting it was to pull Linux out of the Net onto a CD and install it for the first time.. and be more simple in out support for people.. have a little patience...

Once that 20% is cracked, Linux will become an alternative worth using..
 
Old 11-22-2005, 09:05 PM   #303
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My list is small but important to me...

1. Wife (Can't ween her)
2. Kids (Ditto)
3. Ham Radio Software (Ham software is very scarce for Linux. When it comes to puters most Hams just want to point and click.)

That's it! I use Linux for everything else.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 10:04 PM   #304
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Thats a good list
 
Old 11-29-2005, 09:47 PM   #305
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stepmania, on another box, and its going to go linux within a week or two. Actuall, I just yanked my windows drive on this machine to build a mp3 paying gutted and hacked VCR, running linux of course.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:30 AM   #306
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Talking

ummm... let's see...
Half Life 2
Half Life
CS
MOHAA
BF1942
Far Cry
Call of Duty
Splinter Cell
Warcrap 2 yeah I'm
Burning stuff (gonna work on that soon...)
untill very recently the internet
Macromedia Studio MX
My Ideazon ZBOARD
Max Payne 1+2
Homeworld 1+2
Doom 3
AOE series
Rise of Nations
and all those next gen games that just came out but I haven't gotten yet since I am POOR!

(any way of running these on Linux let me know ASAP!)

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Old 11-30-2005, 03:50 AM   #307
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YES!!! I play most of those game just fine in Linux thanks to a handy tool called Cedega. It was formerly called WineX as it's a port of Wine (the name "Cedega" is a type of port wine I'm told, get it?) which supports DirectX. This allows you to run *most* DirectX windows applications (GAMES!!!) in Linux. You can get full version (with the Copy-Protection code) from www.transgaming.com for a very small fee. There is a fully opensource version which you can get for free from www.transgaming.org I believe.

Although it's nice to have such nice projects as Cedega, I try to support developers who create native Linux games. It helps to remind the publishers that you want Linux games both by sending them feedback and by buying the game that are Linux compatible.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 01:35 PM   #308
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Quote:
Originally posted by mdshann
ummm... let's see...
Half Life 2
Half Life
CS
MOHAA
BF1942
Far Cry
Call of Duty
Splinter Cell
Warcrap 2 yeah I'm
Burning stuff (gonna work on that soon...)
untill very recently the internet
Macromedia Studio MX
My Ideazon ZBOARD
Max Payne 1+2
Homeworld 1+2
Doom 3
AOE series
Rise of Nations
and all those next gen games that just came out but I haven't gotten yet since I am POOR!

(any way of running these on Linux let me know ASAP!)
There are Linux ports for some games, including many or most of id's games like Doom 3. Although I am not much of a gamer, I did install the Linux version of Doom 3 on my computer and it runs fine. You can get the instructions and files here:

http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/doom/
 
Old 11-30-2005, 05:32 PM   #309
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Thanks! I will definiately check out WineX, and yes I get it.... port of wine... port wine.... open source humor! How odd!
 
Old 11-30-2005, 05:42 PM   #310
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still on my way.... transition between linux and windows.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 07:53 PM   #311
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i still use windows cause im use to it and everything, linux is fun to play around on, maybe one day ill go linux 100%
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:50 PM   #312
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I use Slackware on my laptop for work/play, on my server for ... serving, and on my 'public' or 'house' computer for others to check email on.

My gaming rig is still Windows though, due to WoW and Steam (HL2, CS:S).

If only they would work under linux!
 
Old 12-02-2005, 11:54 AM   #313
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Slackware save me a ton of battery life on my laptop (yay!). If you have a properly configure nVidia or ATI card (a requirement for HL2 or WoW anyways) give Cedega a try. ;-)

Honestly, unless Gunbound is the only game you play (I know a few ppl...) and you like Linux, Cedega is the best way to go IMO. I prefer Cedega to dual-boot or having a Windows gaming box for several reasons.

1. You don't need to give up half your hard drive (or dedicate an entire box) to an inferior OS.
2. The video drivers, though lacking some featuers, are more stable and won't crash your kernel if something should manage to go wrong.
3. When you're in the game, nobody else can tell you're using Linux. I go to LAN parties and let people use my box and they still don't realize it's not Windows 'till they see Fluxbox. And even then some people think it's some 'l33t desktop mod'.
4. At LANs you don't have to worry about those annoying script kiddies trying to pry into your box. (I know how to harden windows, but I brought my firewall down once 'cuz BF2 was having weird intermittent network issues and ended up w/ two trojans on my box )
5. Some games actually run faster in Cedega (I tested by running the same games w/ same settings on dual-boot boxes and comparing framerates).
6. Linux has better memory handling and process scheduling so you can run the server and client on the same box w/ no preformance hit.
7. No more rebooting each time you apply some random OS or game patch or when you ugrade your video drives. More uptime == more play time.
8. It's just cooler to use Linux :-P
 
Old 01-01-2006, 05:11 PM   #314
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programs I need, but can't get on SUSE Linux 10

I need to run Google's Picasa program and my Web host (siteground.com) only allows use of their free Sitebuilder software if the Web browser is Internet Explorer and the OS is Windows. If I could get these, I wouldn't ever look back--
 
Old 01-01-2006, 09:30 PM   #315
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Smile Good thought

I am still in the experimentation stage of using linux but , I do find most aspects of it easier to use than Windows. I just have spo much windows software that isnt for linux yet. Eudora, dvd x copy, all games<Delta Force 1 and 2, Unreal, and others> I have no prob finding drivers though for linux. Itas also ease of use, and installing software. Someone just needs to develop a script thats has a series of scripts to act like installing files in windows. Thats just my thought. I understand installing though.

Also programs like Dreamweaver, PHP Designer 2005 and other html editors


But all in all its a better base of the platform than Win. The linux kernel I believe is the answer.

Last edited by Digital Surgeon; 01-01-2006 at 09:33 PM.
 
  


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