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Old 04-22-2009, 07:10 AM   #691
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I booted into XP Pro this morning. It's still there. Don't think it's been Confickered.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:49 AM   #692
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I don't used windows now ! have two laptops, ASUS U6 running slackware 12.1 and a hp dv4000 with dual boot, running slackware 12.1 and FC10.

Earlier I used to run windows for two purposes: games, photo management.

I dunked photo management since the really good ones cost a fortune and I turned to digikam, and let me tell you, it is a wonderful application. And with kipi plugins et all, I think digikam will be what I will be using for the forseeable future.

For games, I got myself a PS3 and although thats awesome, there are some old games for which I still have an itch(ceasar III, age of empires, civilization, baldur's gate e.t.c.). Even though I have the PS3, sometimes a mouse feels so much better and satisfying when you get that head-shot .....
 
Old 04-22-2009, 08:19 AM   #693
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Hi,

I use windows on VirtualBox to test out compiling the windows svn slrn:

http://www.andrews-corner.org/usenet/slrn_windows_1.png

Andrew
 
Old 04-22-2009, 08:30 AM   #694
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I use it for OCR software, to handle my old Sony Net-MD device and to host a (Windows only) network game from time to time.

Every time I'm so relieved and glad to go back to Slackware, so any temporary anger and frustration about Windows pays out in the end.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 08:41 AM   #695
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I TOLD you that I do not use Windows----why does this thread keep showing up on my screen???

You can start parallel thread: ``Why I don't use Windows?''.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 09:40 AM   #696
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I just started using Linux somewhat recently (past year and a half or so) and Slackware much more recently. So far I have been using Slack as my general purpose, do-it all system and Vista just sits on the other hard drive only to be booted up when I have the time to play WoW or any number of other games. As has been mentioned before the only reason I still use Windows is because I play too many games

I have considered cutting my loses though and just using Wine and if something doesn't work jsut saying screw it but I just can't bring myself to do that, there are so many games that are exclusive to windows that don't work on Wine that would make me very sad indeed if I could not play them.


I'll be using Slack to help make some more game for Linux
 
Old 04-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #697
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In my opinion there is no real excuse to use Windows at work.
I actually liked everything you wrote, but only quoted the above for brevity. You know, though, that most of us have no choice when it comes to the OS at work as well as no choice about other misguided IT decisions. Well, I guess, there's the choice of looking for another job, but that's not really a choice in a lot of cases either.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:16 PM   #698
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I actually liked everything you wrote, but only quoted the above for brevity. You know, though, that most of us have no choice when it comes to the OS at work as well as no choice about other misguided IT decisions. Well, I guess, there's the choice of looking for another job, but that's not really a choice in a lot of cases either.
Yes, I should have stated that with some more clarity
What I meant was that companies / decision makers do not have a real excuse to opt for Windows applications. TCO is usually higher. It is a thought-pattern that needs to be changed.

For the employees, there is usually not much of a choice of course. I would love to be in a financial position where I can say during a job interview: "You use Windows here? Oh, no, I won't accept your offer then, I'll look for another job!"
Unfortunately I need my job to pay the bills, so I also use Windows at work, although I do have Slackware on a second partition and try to do most of my work avoiding Windows.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 07:40 PM   #699
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I only have a P3@1GHz with a mere 2GB of RAM and a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. I use Windows for gaming and that is all. I don't play games all that often so 99.99999% of the time it is booted in Linux. All my Graphic editing I do with the GIMP which I like better than Photoshop anyway. My wife's laptop runs XPsp3 because she likes he MS. I keep a Debian install on an 80GB usb drive, just for when I need to use it.

I also use Linux for web development. My workstation is a development mirror of my sites. I don't bother with IE compatibility. I put a disclaimer on the page that says "best viewed with firefox" since it covers all the platforms.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 08:24 PM   #700
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The latest Ipod classic does not work on linux.

My wife uses xp, I use slackware.

So in order to install all the songs for my wife's ipod, I use her machine.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 01:53 AM   #701
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I use Windows just for games.

Last edited by mitsulas; 04-23-2009 at 01:57 AM.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 02:51 PM   #702
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Windows:

- Games. I play a lot of both PC and games via emulators. The best emulators are either Win only or have inferior *nix ports.
- Video. MPC and Direct3D is a much better option for me than MPlayer and Xv.
- Firefox and Flash both perform undoubtedly better on Windows.
- MS Word. OO, Abiword, KWord are ok but Word 2003 is still the most usuable word processor imo.
- Odd ended applications I need that are MS only.

Linux/BSD:

- A lot of great programming and networking tools even though I don't know how to properly use most of them. Dx

- More fun from a hobbyist perspective.

- Layout and security are both more transparent and concrete.

I don't try to make political statements by what I use. That being said I never found much appeal to Macs. They feel like an awkward compromise of user friendly and having a Unix environment with a ridiculous pricetag. Most of the reasons I need MS, Macs don't provide and it lacks the free spirit and appeal of Linux and BSDs.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 02:53 PM   #703
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OS/2 in virtual machine
 
Old 04-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #704
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- Video. MPC and Direct3D is a much better option for me than MPlayer and Xv.
Why?

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Originally Posted by narz View Post
- Firefox and Flash both perform undoubtedly better on Windows.
Why?

Quote:
Originally Posted by narz View Post
- MS Word. OO, Abiword, KWord are ok but Word 2003 is still the most usuable word processor imo.
Why?
 
Old 04-23-2009, 04:25 PM   #705
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Why?
-I get an uncontrollable tearing problem with MPlayer and Xv and OpenGL is not a better option quality wise. Plus I like FFDShow and MPC, I know how it works and I achieve the best quality with it.

-Firefox and Flash both DO perform better on Windows.

-I just overall prefer Word 2003, I'm used to it, its fast, everything is right where it needs to be.
 
  


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