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Old 07-25-2006, 08:59 PM   #421
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still a windows brat and slowly converting to the linux world. also have a few games i like to play and prefer to keep my windows skills intact and sharp while honing my linux ones and building new linux skills.
Old 07-26-2006, 05:49 AM   #422
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Sometimes my girlfriend play games...Therefore I still have XP installed..

Some people will say: With cedega you also can play wingames...
yeah, thatīs true but why pay for it?

Old 07-28-2006, 08:08 AM   #423
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I am not a dual booter any more.My Windows has just died...Blue-screen... the usual problem.So I live with Linux,thank God.
Old 07-28-2006, 09:03 AM   #424
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I am a fan of Linux since about five years ago, when I started my doctorat studies. The more I learn about this OS, the more I feel that man is overcoming machine. I really have the feeling that I control the machine with this system.

But(there is a "but"), I still have to use Windows once in a while. Since most of the software on the market are design for Windows, I cannot get around it. I especially use it to run some instruments. I tried very often to run them from Linux, but it just will not work. I guess the parallel ports are not named the same, and the program does not find the right instrument.

Cheers for Linux.
Old 08-02-2006, 09:16 AM   #425
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I run windows using winpro in order to sync my palm, which has a lot of propriatary condiuits, and programs with only windows or mac versions. I've also had a lot of problems enabling sync on linux over the years, so this proves the easiest solution. Otherwise, I've been linux all the way for about 5 years now
Old 08-03-2006, 12:37 AM   #426
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Mostly it's just games. I used VectorLinux 5.1.1SOHO for about 90% of what I do. I have no reason to get rid of XP...actually I have two independent installs of it on the same harddrive via Grub hiding. I already own it after all, so why dump it?
Old 08-04-2006, 02:19 PM   #427
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Alas, no support for my wife's Canon Pixma ip6600 photo printer. Otherwise it's Ubuntu all the way.
Old 08-04-2006, 05:17 PM   #428
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I had Windows on my hard drive beside Linux mainly for a program "Mavis Beacon Teches Typing " because I am tired of being a hunt and peck keyboard user. Now, as of last Saturday, I removed Windows with QTParted and Linux (Kanotix) had my entire hard drive. After I first installed Kanotix I found myself using Windows less and less. Now I have completely switched. I just hope someone can help me get the typing program running under Wine!
Old 08-04-2006, 10:51 PM   #429
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my biggest reason for Windows right now is MS Access, so I run a virtual copy on qemu. I just spent a long time updating it today, though. Such a pain.
Old 08-07-2006, 01:46 AM   #430
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You ever tried Kexi? I'd be interested in a comparison...
Old 08-07-2006, 02:19 AM   #431
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I use windows for games , since here linux versions of games are not available n i use dialup ....... also sometimes copy some data fro, cds written in other M$ windows ...... tried wining windows games but failed....... a complete how-to might help me ditch M$ for great
Old 08-07-2006, 02:33 AM   #432
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There are three (well four, depeding on how it's counted) games that still keep Windows there on the home desktop. At work Windows is everyday bread though. For pc-gaming Windows is The Choice since the only markable way to play Windows games on Linux is the one of Transgaming's Cedega, and the only way to get that work decently is to pay - and I don't get why I should pay again, if I've already paid for the game and even the OS (Windows that was preinstalled on the machine). it's said many times, as soon as game developers abandon Windows, so do many of the gamers, probably including me. There used to be numerous games in the past I liked to play, but these days only those three remain, and of them there's actually only one I like to play once in a while, not even often.

Maybe my christmas present was to drop Windows off the pc... well not really, the other reason I need it is because some of my friends, relatives and other known-dudes are having problems of some sort with Windows every once in a while, so I need a "testing platform" to reproduce some of their problems I can't directly give a solution, to be able to help.
Old 08-07-2006, 02:33 AM   #433
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I could swear I only clicked the button once. I'm beginning to believe my mouse isn't working quite all right..

--sorry for dual post--

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Old 08-07-2006, 01:00 PM   #434
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You ever tried Kexi? I'd be interested in a comparison...
Kexi shows promise and has come a long way in 18 months.

If you want a simple relational database, it's OK. However don't expect a lot. For example it does not seem to allow you to add a column to an existing table.

However, based on its development so far and the fact that KDE badly needs a good Database client, I'd say Watch this Space.
Old 08-07-2006, 04:22 PM   #435
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Originally Posted by gkiagia
I also run Google Earth...
Google Earth is also available for Linux.. see..


amarok, cedega, general, mepis, multitasking, opinion, skype, sound, teamspeak, vmware

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