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Old 10-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #856
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adobe cs4
chrome (chromium fails)
various web apps that i cant get to work with SUSE
messenger (dislike pidgin for texting)
mail (monitor multiple webmail accounts in one client side app)
and the list goes is my main OS by far.
Old 10-15-2009, 05:09 PM   #857
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Why I boot in Windows.

I need to use BI Query. At one point they had a version that would run with a Unix windowing system, but they dropped it.
Old 10-16-2009, 12:38 PM   #858
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I actually realized, while i still dual boot, i use only Linux (Slackware) now on my home PC.

On work we only use Slackware since 2005 for the servers and monitoring is obviously Slackware too.

So, i dual boot (less hustle "where is that" on upgrade) but "windoze" is "no more"...

Wine has better compatibility than THis new "products" any way (really old stuff works better)...
Old 10-17-2009, 10:56 AM   #859
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What do you still run on Windows

Guy's, I have to run my HP deskjet 710c printer on Win XP,because I just can't. No, I really, really can't get Debian 5 to print anything on it. Okay I have installed it on there and it looks good but having said that, what are looks?It just will not print anything. Yes, it tells me that it has sent the photo or document to the printer and sure enough it is there in the jobs to do, but that doesn't print me a nice glossy photo. Does it?

I hate Windows and if I could get my deskjet working on Debian I would, honest, give it the dumps. I have asked and asked the various Debian experts, hic, but not one reply have I had, except one to say that maybe my HP 710c is not supported on Linux. I cannot believe that. I would rather believe that Windows could be any use to me (except that it does at least run my printer). I am stuck with Windows just because Debian has to be so anarchic about what I can run and what I can't. Oh my printer configures and runs beautifully in Knoppix 5.1 but I cannot load Knoppix in every time I want to use my 710c, can I guy's? Be honest. No one has the expertise, it seems, to help me and I want to cry, but my wife say's that is being a baby. Windows? I hate to have to use it. But......needs must.
Old 10-17-2009, 05:41 PM   #860
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Only games in windows

everything else in Slack 13 multilib
Old 10-17-2009, 05:49 PM   #861
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Wasn't the HP710 one of those winprinters, its been so long but I seem to recall that model #.
Old 10-18-2009, 06:39 AM   #862
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cypher000: Have you asked around in the Debian mailing-lists? Or search the HP site? They have a big section on linux. I have a HP psc 1350 and it works fine. Also, do you have a backend for cups? Like lpd or similar? Is the queue active? I think by default cups will deactivate the queue if there's an error. Can you print with other printers?

Good luck.
Old 10-19-2009, 02:22 AM   #863
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What do you still run on Windows

Hi there. Good of you to drop in. Yeh, everything is as it ought to be. Have been running a 1220c with no problems. This 710c, I have nopw found out, is one that HP made exclusive for Windows. They dropped the idea shortly after, but it will not run under Linux at all. It was a nice thought, but am now going to go Canon ip3600 which is geared to run correctly in Linux. Lets hope this time I shall have no problems. Shame as it prints great photo's. Regards Cypher
Old 10-19-2009, 04:50 AM   #864
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I had scan my Windows partition (i used to use now dead at moment), from within VMWare's virtual Windows since no recent definitions on clam where available at moment and at hand...

So now windows is "dead" and safe at moment...

Most games my youths play work on wine in Slackware (12.0 and 12.2)

I upgrade only after most of my addons are ported to the new release of Slackware...
Old 10-19-2009, 07:28 AM   #865
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Games and Povray / Moray / Poseray / Plantstudio.

Sure, I know about wine but it still has issues running Moray (at least for me, under FC11).

Once I can get Silent Hunter III to somehow run in Linux, and I can get Wine to reliably and correctly run Moray, no more 'doze for me!
Old 11-12-2009, 02:41 PM   #866
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Need to scan with CanoScan 4200F, not supported by Linux/SANE as far as I can tell

Need to be able to capture/view video using PCI card that came with Dell XPS 400. "lspci" *does* recognize the card, but I have yet to find step-by-step instructions on how to configure the card for use with Linux/Fedora applications.

Need to run Quicken

Could live w/o Outlook, but would still need access to Outlook data

Have begun to appreciate "Windows Search" (file and email indexer and search engine)

Remain frustrated that things that ought to "just work" in Linux almost always need tinkering. While I often enjoy technological challenges, I also often need to just "get things done", and really cannot count on doing that in Fedora11 (btw, I did try current release of Ubuntu, and simply found it completely unstable on my machine)

Need to be able to run Office or open source equivalent, and have found, for example that the opensource spreadsheet (Excel equiv.) app stumble badly when trying to generate graphs/charts...really badly, enough so that I elect to do these in Excel
Old 11-12-2009, 03:00 PM   #867
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There is a program hypersnap screen capture under

that has no equal in Linux. I say this in spite of the fact that I hold Linux above MS.

free trial! Haven't checked but a linux version may have been created.

Hypersnap is GREAT!
Old 11-13-2009, 01:03 AM   #868
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Originally Posted by enine View Post
Wasn't the HP710 one of those winprinters, its been so long but I seem to recall that model #.
argghhh! winprinters.... "let's make a cheap printer, just the engine and a minimal interface, and have windows do all of the heavy lifting..." about half of Brother lasers were winprinters.... those printers were SO barebones, you couldn't even print from DOS...
Old 12-21-2009, 06:30 AM   #869
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:37 AM   #870
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MS Office
Adobe CS4 Master Collection
Google Chrome

No rhyme or reason, other than those are important to me.

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