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Old 04-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #706
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Hi,
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-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.
Which version of Slackware and kernel? On what hardware?

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-Firefox and Flash both DO perform better on Windows.
You can provide data too support the above statement?

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-I just overall prefer Word 2003, I'm used to it, its fast, everything is right where it needs to be.
I prefer using OO and didn't have too unload $$$ to use it. Heck, I load OO on rebuilds that have M$XP on them and people love the idea of not having to pay major $$. I tell a lot of the new owners about GNU/Linux but most just get wide-eyed.

Familiarity with anything will tend to bias. For me it took a while to get the feel for OO when in 'X'. Most of my work is from the cli so I tend to use 'vi'. Real work can be done without 'X' from the cli.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 05:10 PM   #707
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Hi,
Which version of Slackware and kernel? On what hardware?
Its a reoccuring problem with ATi I believe. Kernel and version are irrelevant to my problem.


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You can provide data too support the above statement?
I go by my own experience and feel but I found a javascript benchmark here

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I prefer using OO and didn't have too unload $$$ to use it. Heck, I load OO on rebuilds that have M$XP on them and people love the idea of not having to pay major $$. I tell a lot of the new owners about GNU/Linux but most just get wide-eyed.

Familiarity with anything will tend to bias. For me it took a while to get the feel for OO when in 'X'. Most of my work is from the cli so I tend to use 'vi'. Real work can be done without 'X' from the cli.
I don't have to unload $$$ for MS Word either, I have a free copy of it provided from my school

Just for the record, I am merely going by MY OWN experience and taste. Nothing else.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #708
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Heck, I load OO on rebuilds that have M$XP on them and people love the idea of not having to pay major $$.
A year ago I installed OpenOffice.org on my friend's laptop with Windows Vista. Lately I asked her if she uses it. She replied: ``I use it to create PDF files from my documents''. I said: ``Wow!''.

She's non-techie. Recently I sent her some document. Then we discussed about it. I asked her in which program she opened it. She replied: ``In Windows''. I said: ``Windows cannot open any document -- look at Help menu and see option About''. She checked it and exclaimed: ``It's Microsoft Word!''.

Non-techies click on document to open it. Windows uses the program registered in the system. Microsoft Office registers itself during the installation. So non-techies use Microsoft Office.

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #709
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Benchmarked: Firefox Javascript on Linux and Windows

[...]

SunSpider

Uses the SunSpider benchmark from WebKit.org. Results in milliseconds; lower is better.

Windows: 2478.6 milliseconds

Linux: 2786.6 milliseconds
It's exactly 308 milliseconds of saving.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 06:19 PM   #710
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A year ago I installed OpenOffice.org on my friend's laptop with Windows Vista. Lately I asked her if she uses it. She replied: ``I use it to create PDF files from my documents''. I said: ``Wow!''.

She's non-techie. Recently I sent her some document. Then we discussed about it. I asked her in which program she opened it. She replied: ``In Windows''. I said: ``Windows cannot open any document -- look at Help menu and see option About''. She checked it and exclaimed: ``It's Microsoft Word!''.

Non-techies click on document to open it. Windows uses the program registered in the system. Microsoft Office registers itself during the installation. So non-techies use Microsoft Office.
looool stupid non-tekkies dont no bout l33t haX0r words liek 00. only looosers use M$$$
 
Old 04-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #711
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looool stupid non-tekkies dont no bout l33t haX0r words liek 00. only looosers use M$$$
I don't think so.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 01:24 PM   #712
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I just managed to install in Slackware Linux the printer mentioned in the first post so I don't need Windows already at all.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #713
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From reading through this thread it would appear playing games is the most popular use for windows, which leads me to ask if anyone has trying running their windows based games in Linux with CrossOver Games from Codeweavers?
I'm curious as to well it runs.
Thanks.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 06:54 AM   #714
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From reading through this thread it would appear playing games is the most popular use for windows, which leads me to ask if anyone has trying running their windows based games in Linux with CrossOver Games from Codeweavers?
I'm curious as to well it runs.
Thanks.
I play Counter Strike:Source and wow, they both run on wine (wow can run in opengl) but with my hardware (nvidia 8600gt) i have less fps in linux, probably with a better video card you won't notice the difference. I think it's a matter of driver. I've never used Crossover Games, i'll try it.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 08:08 AM   #715
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all about ms and linux is in my signature:
 
Old 04-25-2009, 03:45 PM   #716
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From reading through this thread it would appear playing games is the most popular use for windows...
That's been obvious for several years now. When you go to a store and browse computer software 95% of what you see is games and security software.

Q: So what is a computer that runs Windows?
A: The most expensive and insecure gaming console

Aren't you glad you spent an extra $300 for 4GB RAM instead of 2GB and bought a separate $200 1GB nVidia card to replace the builtin 512MB ATI chip just to get a few more fps while playing WoW?
 
Old 04-25-2009, 07:30 PM   #717
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...I've never used Crossover Games, i'll try it.
You can download a fully functional, 30 day free trial from their web site, codeweavers.com.

No, I have nothing to do with the company.

I've looked at "CrossOver Linux" as a way of running ACDSee Photo Manager, but it is, so far, a no go. The folks at Codeweavers were even kind enough to try it themselves and reported back that it isn't possible at this time... If they ever do get ACDSee to work, I will buy a copy of their product.

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Old 04-28-2009, 03:18 AM   #718
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When I bought my hp laptop vista was installed on it.
I resized and moved the vista partitions and installed
slackware on a newly created partition.
I'm not using vista at all.
I'm keeping vista until I figured out how come I don't
have the sound in linux (not only slackware, any of my
live linux on usb has the same problem: slax, grml, ...)
The first time I launched alsamixer and set all the
volumes and then saved the settings
I don't get any error messages about the sound
A generic card is used (Intel HD something)
but whenever I try to read an mp3 or wav file I don't
get any sound at all (and the software doesn't display
any error message)
 
Old 04-28-2009, 06:23 AM   #719
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Windows pays the bar bills. Without Windows PCs to clean up, I would have to pay more for beer. Then again, without Windows PCs to clean up, I wouldn't need to drink as much beer.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 02:37 AM   #720
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When I bought my hp laptop vista was installed on it.
I resized and moved the vista partitions and installed
slackware on a newly created partition.
I'm not using vista at all.
I'm keeping vista until I figured out how come I don't
have the sound in linux (not only slackware, any of my
live linux on usb has the same problem: slax, grml, ...)
The first time I launched alsamixer and set all the
volumes and then saved the settings
I don't get any error messages about the sound
A generic card is used (Intel HD something)
but whenever I try to read an mp3 or wav file I don't
get any sound at all (and the software doesn't display
any error message)
Take a look at this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...53/#post319794

Got me going with the same issue.

Bob
 
  


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