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Old 03-04-2006, 05:58 PM   #346
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I keep the Windoze partition just in case there is something that won't work in Linux like iTunes and some other proprietary online music/video stuff. When I do boot Windoze, I get done what needs to be done and get outta there.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 03:15 PM   #347
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I need visual basic and dreamweaver/go live. I got photoshop to work so I have 2 programs to run on linux and I will be windows free.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 04:16 PM   #348
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Games, that's about all I need Wintendo for now.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 04:29 PM   #349
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i just installed windows 2003 on an extra pc for visual studio. i just love vs2005.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 07:24 AM   #350
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To be honest Visual Studio & IIS (for work!!) is the only windows only product I use. All other software I use (FireFox, Thunderbird, Code::Blocks, Open Office etc) are available on on Linux.

I really should investigate whether I could run VS on XP running on QMEU.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 05:06 PM   #351
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I keep a six-year-old Dell with Win2K to power up when someone sends me one of those *.exe "self-extracting archives" which might contain something worth reading. And occasionally I'll receive a video in a MS-peculiar format. But I don't dare let this box onto my LAN, which has a broadband connection to the net---all MS products appear to be malware magnets.

My sandbox has two NIC's. One connects to the LAN and the other to the Dell box only. That's how I keep malware off the Dell. I give the Dell only what I want it to have.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 11:53 AM   #352
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Once I get some time to figure out how to get my TV tuner card workin under *nix, then Windoze is GONE. But I'm getting my tv back in like a month, so then I'll prolly just forget the tuner and keep *nix runnin 24/7
 
Old 03-12-2006, 02:31 AM   #353
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google talk !

btw can i use ekiga and talk to people on windows?
 
Old 03-13-2006, 03:27 PM   #354
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Gaming (no video driver), Assorted adobe/macromedia software, 3dsmax, And for anything dual screen. Seeing as ATI still has not made a driver that works with dual screens.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 02:46 PM   #355
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...further to my previous post (on page 23), Broadband is now working like a dream.

Don't know if it's something I've overlooked, but I changed from USB2 to Ethernet connection and it got stuck in like Jodie Marsh at a photo opportunity!!

...well that's one step further away from Windows, right?

Anybody having troub' with Blue Yonder should give that a shot!
 
Old 03-14-2006, 07:25 PM   #356
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I boot back into Windows2000 whenever I need to print something
 
Old 03-14-2006, 08:44 PM   #357
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i get much better range with my wifi in windows than i do in linux. so if i'm really far away from the access point i flip over to windows. i've gotten everything else working in linux. i have internet explorer running in wine for those couple of websites that require it. and use linux programs for everything else. i mostly use open source in windows too...vlc media player, gaim, thunderbird, firefox etc.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:30 PM   #358
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Thats amazing, my WiFi card only loads if I have ACPI disabled, yet it is much higher than it would be booting in windows. The reason I keep Windows on my laptop is for video, Suse 10 does not come with video codecs at all, and due to my newbie install of everything and then some, installing them would be very difficult. I could just reinstall, but where is the fun in that.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 04:44 PM   #359
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loading video codecs through YaST is really easy. you just have to add a couple of additional repositories. google add yast repositories the opensuse page has a list of them.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 06:50 PM   #360
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Relex, Raptor, and SAS are three I use Windows for the most. I don't dual boot though. I just turn my chair around and use the machine behind me.
 
  


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