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Old 07-24-2004, 12:01 PM   #46
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i dont see whats so great about itunes. i mean, for me, bittorrent and xmms are far better than itunes.
Old 07-26-2004, 05:52 PM   #47
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Spider Solitaire. That's all that POS is good for :>)
Old 07-29-2004, 05:10 AM   #48
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Re: Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows

Originally posted by 1kyle
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.
In order of importance:

- home banking because my current HBCI card reader is not supported by Linux.

- graphics software like Corel Draw, Painter, Photoshop because the Linux programs which exist are simply not sufficient. GIMP is ok in its part of the graphics area, but it doesn't cover all I need.

- Music composing software such as EJay, Magix Sound Studio etc. because there's nothing on Linux which can compete.

- Games

Old 07-29-2004, 06:32 AM   #49
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I love my Mandrake and had half a mind to never return to Windows again.

But I wanted to prove to myself that I could dual boot MDK & XP successfully.

So that's all I use Windows for...just to see it come up on LILO.
Old 07-29-2004, 09:20 AM   #50
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Originally posted by kells80
... So that's all I use Windows for...just to see it come up on LILO.
Hah. I made the NT-loader offer Linux as choice as well. So I can tease and chose Windows in GRUB but then retract my choice in NT-loader ad chose Linux
Old 07-29-2004, 04:15 PM   #51
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visual studio.NET and MS SQL server
Old 07-29-2004, 04:53 PM   #52
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Post my confessions...

Internet Exploder
(Hey, I don't like using it, it's the only way to administer our Microsoft WUS server.)

SDS HelpDesk.
I contacted somebody there a few years ago about a linux veersion, they said they were testing it, I offered my services, never heard anything back from them.

At least, that's the story with the work laptop.

At home, I haven't made the switch yet. It's still a Winblows box, but it's primary use is for gaming. No real mission-critical stuff going on there.

This last time around, I decided for the dual-boot to be an actual experimentation of comparing real world closed source software with open source software.

So, the Win 32 side is all closed-source stuff, by design. (And, this was hard for me, as I love mozilla, and I just recently figured out that TWAIN acquire now works in windows on the GIMP!)

So, Gimp isn't installed. Photoshop isn't either, though (It's too much of a memory hog.)

Mozilla isn't installed, Netscape 7.1 is. (Their popup manager only blocks popups NOT affiliated with netscape or AOL.)

Roxio Easy CD Creator Basic 6.0

On the Linux side, I've got all of my friends, and some new ones, too.

Suse 9.1 Pro
ConsoleOne for Linux
Novell Client for Linux
klamav (works as root, so far.)

I *DO* have mcafee, and that's closed source, but the way I look at it, it isn't constantly running, so that doesn't count.

I also had to struggle not to fiddle with the settings on the Win32 side too much to improve performance (didn't want to stack the deck.)

So, while I *DID* create a RAMDISK on it, I didn't point temp files or internet cache on the win 32 side there.

(not sure how to go about, or even if I want to go about) pointing temp files and internet cache to a ram disk in linux.

So far, win32 hasn't crashed, but I'm not in win32 that much anymore.

Suse 9.1 is working better for me than 9.0 did.

Old 07-30-2004, 02:58 AM   #53
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Hey. Nobody said Linux was easy.....

I *is* worth it, though. I just bought a Dell DJ, and funny how (how compiling one lib (libnjb-1.1 and one app gnomad 2.4.4) it works so well in Linux.

As I see it *IMHO* linux will cover most mainstream apps (and a few games). A few people out there have very focused applications/hardware and will need 'doze a bit longer. Not a bad thing.

It is NOT about trashing an OS. It is and always has come down to choice.

As I see, this thread is about informing others of choices they have that may be in another OS, other than 'doze.

Maybe I'm just too drunk. heh
Old 07-30-2004, 04:36 AM   #54
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Games + Photoshop

I think that's all I need Windows for
Old 07-30-2004, 08:12 AM   #55
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1. Games

2. Palm Desktop (kpilot and jpilot are fine, but some apps don't sync properly)

3. Exact Audio Copy (there are some copy protected cds that grip won't rip)
Old 07-31-2004, 11:19 PM   #56
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WIndoze is only on this machine because:

1 - wife refuses to learn or use Mandrake
2 - We publish a regular newsletter us MS Publisher

Oh well, working on the wife and then we'll see about publisher
Old 07-31-2004, 11:35 PM   #57
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Deus Ex
Deus Ex 2
Counter Strike

though most will run under Linux one I get Crossover office and Wine X installed YEA!

I also noticed some have said Enemy Teritory and UT2004 both of these have linux version that in my opinion run better than under win2000 though they do work best if you have an Nvidia Card, though I'v heard the new ATI drives work fairly well now.
Old 08-01-2004, 02:48 AM   #58
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Kinda sounds lame. I gave my wife 2 options. Run Mandrake, or get NO support. She chose Mandrake. hehhehe
Old 08-01-2004, 08:55 PM   #59
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I thought about that but for the sake of marital harmony I let her use Windows. So I'm just waiting for Win2k to choke and then just not reinstall it. I figure I shouldn't have long to wait.
Old 08-01-2004, 09:23 PM   #60
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So you chose for her to not support it, eh?

My wife is VERY non-computer literate, but she does trust me to make good decisions for her.

During the summer she plays no games, but come winter she will want Sims Online. I can only hope by then, Transgaming will support it. hehhe


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