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Old 06-22-2006, 11:01 AM   #406
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Games(COD2MP), 3D Animation(Maya), 3D Modelling(3dsMAX).
Old 06-22-2006, 11:08 AM   #407
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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.
There's only one program this the explicit reason I have windows: GURPS Character Assistant. It and Wine hate eachother.
But once it was installed I have rediscovered my love of my StarTrek: Armada, Wizardry 8, Freedom Force, and other games that will run under Cedega, but I'd need a much more powerful system than I have to run them well that way.

I also use it so that I may use the lightscribe function of my DVD burner, since I've never been able to find out if Nero for Linux has that feature, and don't want to drop money on it if it doesn't. (PS. could someone please like drop me a PM or email dravenloft at gmail dot com if you know the answer to this last thing?)
Old 06-22-2006, 11:26 AM   #408
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Originally Posted by ivanolo
Oops! It's been a while since I last checked Lexmark's compatibility with Linux. You'll have to excuse me.
AFAIK, early Dell printers were rebranded Lexmarks... right?
Lexmark become Dell's "preferred supplier" for non-Dell products a few years ago (replacing Hewlett-Packard). I do not know if it is true regarding all Dell printers, though. (Preferred is not the same as exclusive.)
Old 06-28-2006, 08:13 PM   #409
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hello Cereal83. You're from Canada. The US is changing. Most people are frustrated with Windows crap. Installing crap, then takes a millennium to startup the system again. If China, the world's most populous country is using Linux, I think we in the US & Canada should be able to use just Linux and not Windows. It was a surprise for me when I read on the internet that the Chinese govt. is using Linux over Windows due to so many problems. I have 2 hard drives: one is an old dualboot[Windows XP home(this partition died out on me a few weeks ago)/FC3/Gnome Linux(Linux is working all this time.)] This old hard drive used to be on an AMD processor, now it's in a Dell using Pentium D processor plus the new HDD with only Windows XP Pro installed[split into 2 partitions, where the second partition is a backup]. A while ago, I heard the Canadian govt is starting to experiment with Linux. Is that true?

My cousin has a Dell, he bought it 4 years ago but hasn't even opened the box yet! Maybe I could put it to better use?
Old 06-29-2006, 11:56 AM   #410
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The only reason I boot into Windows now is to update the Anti-virus database.
Old 06-29-2006, 12:58 PM   #411
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The tabs get messed up, there are extra line spaces, and sometimes even the fonts change at random points in the document.
That's because you haven't formatted the document properly, same would go for creating a MS Word doc and opening in OOo, Lotus, Abiword, etc.

I would suggest to learn how to properly use a word processor using styles (as modern word processors are intended to be used), once you use styles (instead of messing about changing fonts on the same 'default' style) you will find that a document created in any word processor will render the same in any compatable word processor.
Not to mention that it's far quicker to create a slick looking document using styles.

Quote from this wikipedia article about word processors...

Almost all word processors enable users to employ styles, which are used to automate consistent formatting of text body, titles, subtitles, highlighed text, and so on.

Styles are the key to managing the formatting of large documents, since changing a style automatically changes all text that the style has been applied to. Even in shorter documents styles can save a lot of time while formatting. However, most help files refer to styles as an 'advanced feature' of the word processor, which often discourages users from using styles regularly.
...Oh, and separate blocks of text with tabs, not spaces.

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Old 06-29-2006, 01:23 PM   #412
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On one machine I have a Win98 installation essentially for running my scanner which is an old but still good Optrox. Unsupported by Linux and by more recent Win versions.

On another I have a Win2K installation for Access and AutoCAD.

I then have a "sacrificial" Pentium1 233MHz used for testing HW and checking discs full of crapware. (not mine, other people's)

Unfortunately there still isn't a Linux database manager as flexible as Access - but we're closer, and as far as CAD goes I need to be work compatible.
Old 07-24-2006, 09:55 AM   #413
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Quite a few...

Internet Explorer (YES, IE) -- Most of my textbooks and other readings are available from my university's e-library (HTML or PDF); it's cheaper and much more convenient this way. However, 1) the pages do not render correctly using other browsers; and 2) some PDFs need "activation" and I haven't gotten this to work yet under Linux/FreeBSD (if it is ever possible).

Acrobat Reader -- for the above reason

PowerPoint -- The final project for every class always is or includes a team PowerPoint presentation. I can get by individually without PowerPoint, but it is not possible to work collaboratively with others on a PowerPoint file using Linux/FreeBSD.

Visio -- same as PowerPoint reasons. Individually, I can get away with OO/SO Draw, but I'm no island.

Access/SQL Server Developer -- same as above

Photoshop/Pagemaker/Publisher -- work related reasons... these are how I get the files, oftentimes, and no, I cannot change the way the company works nor how my superiors submit files to me, even though I can use the operating system of my choice (so long as I get the job done).

There you go. The reasons are mostly the environment and I am in no position right now to be stubborn about it. I've long been longing to drop the other OS but until I graduate and be lucky enough to find a job where I wouldn't have to be fed with MS/MS-related files, the other OS will still, unfortunately, have a place in one of my hard drives.

Oh, and before, I would say "games" but I just don't have the time nowadays.
Old 07-24-2006, 04:37 PM   #414
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All these run easily in Crossover Office by the way, maybe in WINE too but I haven't tried.
Old 07-25-2006, 02:06 AM   #415
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Originally Posted by vinbob

All these run easily in Crossover Office by the way, maybe in WINE too but I haven't tried.
I've been taking tabs on Crossover Office/WINE for some time, believe me but my/my wife's employer pays for my Windows and all the software I have in it. Haven't spent a dime on my Windows box for a loooong time. Additionally, not all the software I need runs perfectly in Crossover Office/WINE. Ultimately, the reason is convenience.
Old 07-25-2006, 05:01 AM   #416
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hi, i saw this post of yours below.
I am trying to run ALICE on windoze XP, but it crashes at the start-up splash screen, if you proivde any advice it owuld be greatly appreciated.

cpu amd 1700, geforce 6600, win XP sp2, 512MB ram.


"Primarily stuck with Windows because of games."

Dune (Yes, the first one, never got to finish it)
Star Command
Banzai Bug
Populous: The Beginning
Age Of Wonders
Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn
American McGee's Alice
Unreal Tournament G.O.T.Y. + Custom skins & models
Ragnarok Online (MMORPG)
GunZ: The Duel (MMORPG)

I could name more but i'm not at home right now. Most of my collection needs arcane tricks just to get running on Windows XP already, I can't imagine how to do it on Linux yet.
Replying to email sent by uwf:

To get American McGee's Alice working on Windows XP SP2, all you should have to do is have up-to-date DirectX and nVidia drivers installed before you install the game. And as far as I remember, for some unknown reason Disc 1 is -not- the "play" disc on Windows XP, it's Disc 2, and has to be present during gameplay.
Old 07-25-2006, 06:30 AM   #417
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I use windows when I need something to do with matlab or and counter strike
that's all
Old 07-25-2006, 09:11 AM   #418
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Originally Posted by mohtasham1983
I use windows when I need something to do with matlab or and counter strike
that's all
You do know that matlab has a native linux version, don't you?
Old 07-25-2006, 01:16 PM   #419
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i only still have windows on because my brother plays computer games...otherwise bye bye xp
Old 07-25-2006, 02:35 PM   #420
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I still do some programming on Winblows, but I mostly use Linux.
I'm also dual booting FC5 and Slackware on my laptop


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