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Old 12-06-2006, 02:40 PM   #481
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Originally Posted by sporks
Really? Not much 64bit support from Linux? I just saw an article earlier this week talking about better 64bit driver support for Linux than Windows. At least that's what I thought I saw.
You saw it, or if you didn't, you should saw someone else talking about seeing it.

I have had no hardware problems with a 64 bit Linux installation. I've had certain software problems with stuff for which a 64 bit version doesn't exist, but I've generally been able to work around thos.

Same system under Windows XP 64 bit has substantial issues.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 02:42 PM   #482
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"games for windows" ring any bell
Lost me completely
 
Old 12-06-2006, 11:29 PM   #483
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I don't know raw HTML so I can't use a text editor. I have not heard of quanta. Is it like a frontpage app?
IMHO, even better, is NVU. An easy transition from Frontpage.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 01:16 AM   #484
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I don't know raw HTML so I can't use a text editor.
Well, in case you are interested look at http://selfhtml.org/. Kate has automatic highlighting and syntax support of html AFAIK, so if you want to try editing sources...

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Edit: I just did notice quanta on my KDE menu. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the info !!
Glad I could help .

P.S.: Note also http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/
or else http://www.nvu.com/index.php

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Old 12-18-2006, 01:30 PM   #485
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why do i still use windows

Well for a few weeks I have been tring to install a printer on Suse 10. No luck. I would like a database reporter, tried to install datavision. Cant do it. I have wasted weeks on linux, it still is not intuitive enough for a reasonably geeky Windows user, let alone most PC users at home. Argue all you like, but the answer is staring you in the face. When noobs ask for help they sre treated with amazement and derision for being so stupid, Ummmm I wonder why I havent deleted Windows partition yet...huh!
 
Old 12-18-2006, 07:08 PM   #486
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OK!!

I too have a Suse 10 OS and I am a Complete computer illiterate. It took me almost two weeks to find a modem that would work. Go to:

http://cdb.novell.com

And do an express search for compatible printers. You should find one or at least find out if the printer you currently have will work with Suse 10.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 11:09 PM   #487
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Printing and Photoshop. I don't mind duel boot, and XP stays fresh and fast when you only use it 10% of the time.
 
Old 12-19-2006, 03:44 AM   #488
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...it [linux] still is not intuitive enough for a reasonably geeky Windows user...
If you say so .
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:33 AM   #489
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I've found that I mostly keep Windows around for those rare occasions when a product or service doesn't support non-Windows platforms and I can't find a clever workaround.

I guess if I get back into the tech support field again and need some practice removing virii and spyware, it could come in handy then...
 
Old 12-19-2006, 10:04 AM   #490
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Smile Do your homework

When one chooses to leave the mainstream, sometimes things are not always easy. What this means is you have to "do your homework" when choosing hardware and peripherals. Do some research on what products have Linux support and you will be a happy camper!! The only time I boot Windows is for some lame things that require IE. Happy Holidays!
 
Old 12-20-2006, 05:28 AM   #491
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Oh well, why I dual boot: HDTV movies run smoother under Windows for me and I suspect this is due to the awful support of ATI under Linux. It is amazing that I even managed to turn 3d acceleration on and that was after accidentally reading a HOWTO of running your WoW better (I don't even play games under Linux). Also I just hate it that when I go at IMDB and I can't preview a decent trailer of whatever movie that only supports WMP. Flash also sucks for youtube... What? I need to install Linux Mint just coz it supports flash 9 beta?
Also can't preview music on Amazon (unless it supports real media which is not always the case, not to mention I don't even wanna deal with that.)

Last edited by sunwards; 12-20-2006 at 07:40 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 11:44 AM   #492
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it still is not intuitive enough for a reasonably geeky Windows user
Actually, that's the problem.

The more I forget about Windoze, the easier and more intuitive Linux is.
 
Old 12-20-2006, 02:41 PM   #493
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I do not need to return to MS XP Prof but...

(1) Outlook Express is still riddled with defects but it is very convenient
logs me into web email automatically
beeps when a new email is in
Yes I know
(2) haven't really tried yet, but wmv videos don't run out of Firefox or anywhere else

(3) Firefox is great but has problems on certain sites (prob due to MS conspiracy)

(4) sending the olde resume off??? People, HR, employment agents are now just learning

to open .doc files containing the olde resume!
(5) FC6 emanated sound from speakers correctly during install/config, but I cannot play CDs

(6) I have DHCP with DSL. I cannot use the KDE to set the network mask.
It is prob being set automatically! I cannot set the DNS server IPs because after reboot,

they are blank again!

XP prof is riddled with errors we've all learned to work around.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #494
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i have a windoze partition for emergency use, rarely need it though YAY
 
Old 12-26-2006, 02:40 PM   #495
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luck! and....what you try to do!

A lady once told me she had no problems with the installation of Linux.

This could be for three reasons

(1) she was lucky in that her hardware was just the right hardware

(2) she didn't try anything but surfing the internet using an ethernet connection
(3) she was brilliant

The rescue CD or DVD works great!

Fedora Core 6 has a slight problem...(could have been fixed by a yum update).

Editing grub.conf to change the default to boot something besides the latest kernel

caused a grub error and a halt! Had no problem with this on FC4 and FC5!

I used the DVD in the rescue mode to set the default parameter back to zero, rebooted and bingo I was good again.

From the movie "Ben-Hur" Pontius Pilate

"we progress through error, we mature through fault"

Using this forum, your common sense and tenacity, defeating the problem makes you bigger.

In flight training, there was a guy who flew his precision approaches ALWAYS perfectly!!!

One day in the real world, he was making a precision approach in the presence of thunderstorms and strong wind shear. He reached decision height and had to execute a missed approach. Having rare opportunity to practice a missed approach, he took out the flaps first and bounced!
 
  


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