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Old 03-05-2007, 02:27 PM   #526
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At home: Win2K for general family PC; I wouldn't even try to run wine on my 350MHz P2 w/ 160MB RAM.

At work: Run CentOS native and Win2K in vmware to do Windows and Novell support and to be able work with various document types. Most of the persons I work with use tools only available in Windows (Visio, Project, etc.). Open Office that I run is not up to scratch in terms of usability and presentation, so M$ Office it is.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 04:33 PM   #527
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i still run SPSS.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 06:28 PM   #528
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Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server Developer Edition 2005. Both are required because the university I attend is a M$ house
 
Old 03-07-2007, 10:43 AM   #529
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I only run Windows for games, and then only if I cannot get the game to run on Linux first. The rest of the family use windows though, so I still get contact with it
 
Old 03-07-2007, 07:32 PM   #530
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Why still run Windows

1. Rookie at Linux and am still learning the system. Also, I'm on a wireless connection and couldn't get anything to work until I tried Knoppix, which led me to Ubuntu. At the moment I'm downloading packages to try KDE on Ubuntu.
2. Main reason, too much audio software (Nero, Roxio, Cool Edit, Goldwave) to give up. Haven't checked out Crossover yet on these programs.
3. Turns out its a real conversation starter (you run a Dual-Boot?...whats a Linux?)
 
Old 03-16-2007, 09:23 AM   #531
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Nothing on my home computer.

On my company's laptop, I used to run a blue screen until I took the windows partition off of grub.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:27 PM   #532
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Quote:
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.
I am Home-Schooled and I need to use windows to do my school. A program I need is Windows only Currentyl, though I plan on trying to run it with Wine. I do all my writing projects in Linux though.

Recently my Copy of Windows imploded so I have to piggy-back on my farthers computer.

Last edited by Chargh; 03-16-2007 at 12:30 PM.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 02:21 PM   #533
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The rest of the family use windows though, so I still get contact with it
Same here...my wife uses Windows and likely always will, so I get the fun of maintaining it...bleh.

My daughter, however, is young enough to not be "corrupted" yet...and she loves my Gentoo system...heh.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 10:28 PM   #534
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I'm Using windows because I'm developing windows DirectX 9 applications and not all of them will run using Wine...
Also, my Linux system isn't (yet) completely tuned, so I still use windows for some tasks.

Unfortunately, there is also no good FAR (Rochal's File and Archive Manager) replacement in Linux. Midnight commander is a good tool, but for me FAR is better. It works with wine (sometimes), but not all functionality is working.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 11:56 PM   #535
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well as ive replied a few times over the long time this thread has been active ill reply again.

have been trying to run dual boot with my newest gaming box, but sadly Linux does not like the hardware. i do have winXP Pro/Debian testing configured for dual boot. Debian does run, but i have lost all GUI functions and top that off with the fact that the ONLY game i play is WoW and after then 2.0 patch the performance of WoW under any of the wine flavors is just CR4P.

I am talking 1/3 - 1/5 the performance i get under windows on the same hardware.

I just live in the windows world at home, OSx at the office, and anything i need to do with linux i do via putty to my web/e-mail server or via my laptop that ONLY runs CentOS 4.x.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 12:18 PM   #536
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Alibre Design

I realize this is an old thread, but it caught my eye.

I still have to run Windows XP for this CAD/modeling software (www.alibre.com). I'm currently trying to find the info to upgrade a Win98 to XP on my dual boot linux machine without killing the work I've done to get linux working with the new video card. Some threads here have been informative, but not specific to what I want to do.

Hardware issues are confusing on Linux. Sometimes the stuff is found and works, sometimes not. I suspect most problems are with my motherboard (MSI combo km2m).

We have several computers, some have to run Winoze for some of our Virtual School (www.k12.com), while others I simply haven't found enough trust in linux to replace things. Also games (Battlefront, Harry Poptart, etc.).
 
Old 05-27-2007, 04:00 PM   #537
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I had to install Windows recently so the state-run communications company could install adsl.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 11:07 PM   #538
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I had to install Windows recently so the state-run communications company could install adsl.
I'm using Linux machine with ADSL modem, and it works fine. Don't see a good reason to install Windows just because of ADSL.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 11:28 PM   #539
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I think he is talking about the set up that the company does, cant he just remove windows after they set up the modem for him? - I still dual boot for games, and the macromedia studio programs.
 
Old 05-28-2007, 01:27 AM   #540
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Right now I keep windows because sometimes Counter Strike Source doesn't work very well in linux. I also keep it in case there is some software for school that I have to use but only runs on Windows.
 
  


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