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Old 07-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #541
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Hp Officejet 4215 Scan and Fax


I have been trying to wade my way through the sane, xsane, gimp and xsane-gimp software to be able to scan and fax from my Fedora Linux Dell Dimension 4500. I have down loaded software and I still can't sort it out. I find that xsane was compiled without gimp support. I hope someone can set me straight.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:20 PM   #542
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Well, I just started Dual booting a few days ago (New Lappy) So, I'm currently running a default installation of Vista Home Premium. No third party software other than the crap Acer loaded on the machine. I'm keeping windows for next years tax season (Yay QuickTax)... Windows is pretty much guaranteed to vanish if some decent online tax preparing and filing software get made for linux
 
Old 07-03-2007, 12:52 AM   #543
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I have been trying to wade my way through the sane, xsane, gimp and xsane-gimp software...
Hello rfw, please create a new thread in the software forum to get help. The topic of this one is dual booting. Please refer also to http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
Old 07-03-2007, 06:15 PM   #544
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Well, to be frank, I'm actually a quad-booter:

1. w98
2. XP
3. Slackware (a stable whas 10.2 is 11.0) <-- default
4. Slackware-current (or whatever I'm testing)

I use the quasyOS'es purely for games or mobile-phone flashing tools (poor support on Linux for 'em :-( )

But I'm getting VMWare or VirtualBOX together

The so I'll be soon in the dual-boot class again :-) with the first two items scratched for good ;-) )

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Old 07-07-2007, 10:35 PM   #545
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my 'leg-chains' to Windows

I have a [land] surveying application (PC Survey from Soft Art) that is written for Windows, and which I use constantly in my work as a land surveyor. OTOH, for any other CAD requirements, I use QCad, which is a really great little 2D CAD application, and ports to Linux wonderfully (actually, it prefers Linux to Windows).

A checkbook register/reconciler which is Excel based, and for which I have not found a viable replacement in Linux-Land. (OTOH, I am self-learning Python, and intend for my first REAL project to be a checkbook application.)

Critical Path Management. I've got a great little application called "PlanBee" that is coded only for Windows. Also use it in construction, when wearing my "other" hat (superintendent).
 
Old 07-07-2007, 11:45 PM   #546
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"Well, to be frank, I'm actually a quad-booter:

1. w98
2. XP
3. Slackware (a stable whas 10.2 is 11.0) <-- default
4. Slackware-current (or whatever I'm testing)
"

Why Windows 98????? :-\ ?
 
Old 07-08-2007, 02:21 AM   #547
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"Well, to be frank, I'm actually a quad-booter:

1. w98
2. XP
3. Slackware (a stable whas 10.2 is 11.0) <-- default
4. Slackware-current (or whatever I'm testing)
"

Why Windows 98????? :-\ ?
I use Windows 98 too because it is a lot leaner. After using litepc.com software, it makes it even more leaner. Windows 98 does not nag about everything. I rarely multi-boot. I mostly use VMware which saves a lot of time.
 
Old 07-09-2007, 03:04 AM   #548
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlin
"Well, to be frank, I'm actually a quad-booter:

1. w98
2. XP
3. Slackware (a stable whas 10.2 is 11.0) <-- default
4. Slackware-current (or whatever I'm testing)
"

Why Windows 98????? :-\ ?
Well 98 has some features for some tools that XP lacks ;-)
Like direct HW access or EPIC Pinball ;-)
The volumes are roughly:
1. 1~3GB
2. 7-25GB (games,games,...,even more BIG games)
*. shared fat32 partition (going to NTFS soon) ~30GB
3. 7GB+ /home (all that's left)
4. ~10GB
 
Old 08-19-2007, 05:02 PM   #549
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Unhappy Alas, four things still do not work in Linux...

All of my hardware works in Linux (Ubuntu Feisty), except my printer, which is a Lexmark X75. As far as software is concerned, no one can get "The Sims 2" to work in Linux, and ABC's new full episode media player doesn't work. Also, my uncle started an email Scrabble game which only works with Windows. I hate having to go into my Windows partition.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 07:25 PM   #550
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I hate having to go into my Windows partition.
Run windows under vmware player so you don't have to shut down linux.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 07:40 PM   #551
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I duel boot linux and repair linux
 
Old 08-21-2007, 10:50 AM   #552
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Run windows under vmware player so you don't have to shut down linux.
Thanks. I'll try that.
I'm getting the blue screen o' death when I try vmware player. Not sure why. I'll play around with it some more.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 03:33 PM   #553
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I keep XP because I have a canon LBP1120 laser printer that I am unable to use with Linux.
Otherwise windows would be gone!
 
Old 08-21-2007, 11:51 PM   #554
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SCerovec,

Epic Pinball runs great on the awesome Dosbox program! Installable on your favorite Linux distro.

The vogons.zetafleet.com website has lots of Dosbox information.

Yeah, I kept 98SE for a long time and might try running it again soon. I've had some problems setting it up stable in the last couple of years. It must be something in all the massive amounts of newer files but that's very hard to pinpoint. The msfn.org and mdgx.com websites keep me busy trying to figure out which update packs to choose from. I'm Eck over there so you can read of some of my troubles with it.

I keep Vista, I don't know, because I bought it? It's been a month and a half since I've booted into it (I run Debian Lenny these days).

I found that I could run much of my older stuff on Vista with a bit of tinkering, but just hate how it runs on my hardware. I'm thinking about a 98SE/XP Pro dual boot (I have Linux on its own hard drive). Then someday if I build a newer, more super-powered system I'll put Vista back into the mix. The long periods of hard drive churning and waiting for it to stop just drive me crazy. That, plus all the time consuming updating of software and security stuff constantly is a pain in the neck. I love Aptitude!

I just have plenty of games I can play right here on Linux, most DVD stuff works fine here, OpenOffice, music, browsing, etc. And even a lot of my old things run with Wine, console game emulators, and Dosbox. I've got so much to do right here on Linux that thinking about booting into Vista is more of a nightmare than anything else. At least I mostly enjoyed 98 and even XP (but less so than 98, up until a couple of years ago when I could get it setup properly).
 
Old 08-22-2007, 01:16 PM   #555
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vista is for look look see see only ... infact i find it quite amusing to look at and to use ...


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