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Old 03-21-2006, 11:00 AM   #361
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Originally Posted by Arow
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.
Same with SAS here, ArcGIS, ArcView. Can't get SAS for Linux through the university. I can run it off the Sun Server using my X-windows but it's dog slow doing so.
Old 03-21-2006, 11:03 AM   #362
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Nothing! I still have it just in case, but have FINALLY rid my dependence. I was able to learn Eagle for PCD and schematics stuff, I switched from PIC microcontrollers to AVR microcontrollers so I can use gcc, and I can test websites in IE using wine.
Old 03-22-2006, 07:55 AM   #363
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I would have to say for the Gaming, Webcam, MP3 player S/W, and i just feel very weired being in linux. Don't get me wrong i like linux, but when things don't work out as they do in windows, you sorta need that dual boot support. I am running XP64 and SUSE64. If the gaming in linux got better then i would dump windows and fully concentrate on linux. Cedega is cool and all but the graphics aren't there yeah, and also i have noticed i can't play Battlefield 2 and have teamspeak running at the same time, due to sound problems. Sound only works with the program that i pick first. It's like linux tells me "ok only pick one and that's it!"
Old 03-22-2006, 08:53 AM   #364
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I'll run any operating-system(s) that are needed to do what I need to do and to run what I need to run.

Windows is just great ... in a window.
Old 03-24-2006, 03:54 PM   #365
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I still use windows for coreldraw ( wasn't corel once a great fan of linux), Printing stuff Lexmark x52050 Wont work on linux and Train Simulator also i have to use windows for Napster. The one thing i dislike about windows is having to reboot after making the slightest change.
Old 03-25-2006, 06:56 AM   #366
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Mainly for gaming (Collin McRea and other rally stuff...) as soon as I get wine set up correctly I will only use that microshit product to remember me why should I use Linux and to show other people the difference between a real OS and something that is just called OS!
Old 03-25-2006, 08:21 AM   #367
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the GTA series ^^;;
Old 03-29-2006, 09:41 PM   #368
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Windows XP exists on my spair harddisk just for only a single purpose - Falcon4.0: Allied Force , and maybe some obscure windows only program I may possibly need for work.
Old 04-03-2006, 10:24 PM   #369
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  • Webcam conversations using Yahoo! Messenger
  • FrontPage
  • Games
  • Printing Paper to Lexmark Z33 (unsupported by SuSE 9.2)
  • Networking with other Windows machines (Cannot even pink in SuSE 9.2)
Old 04-04-2006, 07:05 PM   #370
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Playing Windows games
When I need to print something from my machine (rare)

I wouldn't need to have Windows on this machine if Steam and the games in there had native linux binaries, and the printer (a DELL AIO 940 printer, basically a Lexmark knockoff printer) had good Linux support (which it doesn't).

Oh well, them's the breaks.
Old 04-04-2006, 07:28 PM   #371
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Does anybody know how to fix when you use muiltple sound programs?? like if i use skype and i can't use amarok to listen to music, this is why i use windows. If i would be able to use teamspeak and cedega at the same time for Battlefield 2 i would rarely boot into windows.
Old 04-05-2006, 03:57 PM   #372
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Windows has more advanced word processing/spreadsheet software, for now. It's a fact of life. Though I'm sure the open source community will catch up eventually.

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Old 05-04-2006, 11:21 AM   #373
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I have windows mainly for using my Primax Colorado Direct 9600 scanner, because the linux drivers for it are horrible.
I also run Google Earth and all the 3D games that wine cannot run.
Old 05-05-2006, 09:32 AM   #374
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I found the one thing that is easier in Windows for the non-gamers. Firmware upgrades. Directions for flashing my TomTom (a linux device nonetheless) is for windows users, and is set up for convenience in windows. I know I could upgrade the firmware from Linux, but the goal is ease of use, and firmware updates are just too easy in windows. Of course updating the firmware of anything makes windows need to reboot, so I can boot right back into Suse.

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Old 05-05-2006, 12:23 PM   #375
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Cakewalk Sonar 5
Line 6 Gear Box
Korg Legacy Cell
Adamson Shooter
Apex Intelli-X & Q software
YAMAHA DM2000 studio manager
SIA Smaart Live 5

That's about it.

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