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Old 02-17-2009, 01:05 PM   #616
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I need to use Rhino 4 and AutoCAD for work, the one problem Linux has is that there is not a great 3D CAD package available. I also still record some of the local radio shows from my FM receiver card so I can listen to them on my ipod. I have tried to get my FM receiver card to run through Linux for a while, but others do not seem to have any joy either.

If it were not for these things, windows would not be on my system at all!!!
Old 02-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #617
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Originally Posted by landonmkelsey View Post
Xolo: would it be group captain lionel mandrake???
Ah, ermm.. I see some reference to Captain Lionel Mandrake out there (Peter Sellers in Dr.Strangelove?) but i'm afraid the Mandrake I refer to is now called Mandriva, the Linux distribution. less comical than our dear Mr.Sellers some years ago they, Mandrake Linux, decided to merge with another company, and from this came a name change to Mandriva.

Originally Posted by landonmkelsey View Post
this forum esp this thread is for blowing off steam with a humorous bent

do a search on "14000 linux munich" and see how badly windows fared

and then consider the $785 million fine in Europe. Those guys don't &&&* around!

Vista is being abandoned and Windows 7 is on the grill

I'll never spend another $.01 on microsoft.

Watching another forum, I see rumors of "something" in the OS software

resisting dual boot. Could be Vista or was it Fedora 10...I'll have to read on!
This world has many legs, and they move often.
Old 03-30-2009, 10:07 PM   #618
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The absolute best project management software.
Old 03-30-2009, 11:06 PM   #619
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Morrowind, Fear, CS, Wacom Tablet applications (Corel Painter...), ActiveX for training websites.

OpenGL performance from Intel chipsets is subpar in Linux.

Laptop support. Resume and have a wifi connections

Multimedia keys.

I dare say photo printers work a bit better in Windows.
I use to have to rotate, tap and do the happy dance to get my pictures printing under KDE/LINUX/GNU.

Cell Modems generally don't have much hardware control under linux.

Can't switch from RXtt to EVD0/REVA in Linux last I checked. Services don't yet work in Wine.
Old 03-30-2009, 11:14 PM   #620
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K3B won't burn to some external burners.
I think some of the commands are burried in the source code?
It's not like you can go edit an XML file to change the script it calls to burn with.

Basario is a better alternative though Gnome based.
Nero for Linux is nice but not free.

Originally Posted by Xolo View Post
I think you're better off telling this to the Fedora developers more directly.
As far as K3B.. what problems? By the by, K3B is just a front-end to common tools.
And I don't see your Firefox problem either, is this one specific site you visit or?..
Perhaps it could be fixed with more specific attention.
Old 03-31-2009, 03:36 PM   #621
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I use Windows for 3 things: Word Processing (got Office 2007, might as well use it), media serving (the Xbox running XBMC doesn't like talking to the Linux box for some reason), and online gaming (Steam doesn't work in Linux... yet.)
Old 03-31-2009, 05:04 PM   #622
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Since my last post here, I almost never use Windows at home. However, I still have an installation of XP because I am studying with the Open University and for some courses the software is Windows-only (I totally failed to get Mathcad working under Wine, and I will be having to use it again next year).

Old 03-31-2009, 09:15 PM   #623
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My games like Fear 2, Crysis and such.
Old 04-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #624
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My digital TV Tuner card, unfortunetly is unrecognised by the distro I Use and well I just need HD-TV On my computer. SO I set WIndows to a 10gig partitition (and Suse Enterprise 10.1 has the much bigger drive) - Why dedicate a 60 gig partition to WIndows when I will only use one app! LOL
Old 04-02-2009, 12:16 PM   #625
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To be frank , I use it for nothing.

To me Windoze has been decommissioned , and functions entirely as a test area.

where i can test fire some applications i may write or to check cross platform compatibility and stuff like that.

very Rarely i run actual programs that are not for testing purposes
but that's very rarely as i said.

Old 04-02-2009, 12:23 PM   #626
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Wintendo is better for games.
Old 04-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #627
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Why you use Windows?

Inspired by some post published on LinuxQuestions I decided to start a new thread. Our replies to my question could help Slackware Contributors improve the system.

I use Windows from time to time to print some documents because I got as a gift Canon PIXMA iP3600 and I was unable to run that printer using my Slackware Linux.
Old 04-14-2009, 08:28 PM   #628
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I use Windows to trade stocks and fly the Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Old 04-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #629
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I use windows to trade stocks online and play games. Thats it....
Old 04-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #630
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Why you use Windows?
I don't------Did you have any other questions??....


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