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Old 11-11-2004, 04:38 PM   #106
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Old 11-11-2004, 05:09 PM   #107
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Rise of Nations
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Doom III
Old 11-11-2004, 10:35 PM   #108
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Originally posted by illudium
actually... i've found all my uses to be better suited with some distribution of linux... but all the classes i'm currently taking require some programs which are not currently supported in linux so i'm stuck with windows for a few more years regretfully... if it wasn't for my schooling, i would've already gotten rid of it ages ago.

i'll give windows the credit in how it's easier to set up and what not for the average pc user... but linux itself i like more because if something is wrong you can go in and fix it... so long as you know what you're doing without having some tech support idiot telling you that the best thing to do is reformat.

for the average person it takes 5 hours to set windows up.
for an experience person it also takes 5 hours to set windows up.

for the average person it would take 30(total) hours to set a linux distro up.
for the experienced person it would take an hour to set a linux distro up.
Old 11-12-2004, 06:25 PM   #109
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I still use windows on my laptop because I have not tryed to use wine at all. And I only use windows for one program. It is called PFE Gold, it is study software for Air Force personnel. I might be able to get it to work with wine but have not checked yet, still working on getting slack 10 running on the laptop. As for my other computers, either I'm too lazy to remove it, or because my wife has not learned linux very well yet.
Old 11-14-2004, 08:05 AM   #110
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Im sorry to say i still boot to windows to use Serif Pageplus and Goldwave. What annoys me though is that once booted to windows you have to spend about an hour or so updating antivirus software and then thoroughly checking for spyware etc. etc. before you can even make a start doing some work or whatever. Just hope companys like Serif start to realise that more and more people are making the move to linux and follow suit.

Long live Tux!
Old 11-14-2004, 05:06 PM   #111
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i still use all kinds of win and dos freeware and commercial games

eg half life, c-dogs (that's cool, find it at, red baron, etc.
Old 11-15-2004, 10:38 AM   #112
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Originally posted by rusty_slacker
i still use all kinds of win and dos freeware and commercial games

eg half life, c-dogs (that's cool, find it at, red baron, etc.
have you tried any with DOSEMU?
Old 01-02-2005, 12:08 PM   #113
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Originally posted by Cairan
M$ Flight Simulator 2002, X-Plane 7, Orbiter Flight Simulator, Transport Tycoon Deluxe (yeah, you read that)... I'm installing Wine at the moment of this writing so if Orbiter Sim and TTDX work fine, I'll be very happy...
Hsve you heard of OpenTTD? It is a brilliant open source clone of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. New features include basically everything the patch includes, and now with 0.3.5 up to 8 person multiplayer online. Best of all it is completely free (and open source) also it runs on basically any platform you have heard of - you do need the TTD data files though. Try it out, you won't be disapointed:

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Old 01-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #114
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Photoshop, that's about it..
Old 01-02-2005, 06:22 PM   #115
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MS Autoroute, though I'm trying to use the web based RAC route generator. I would like it very much though if wine could support Autoroute. Also I have a program whih I designed and developed for use on the Windows OS, the program is only useful to a very few, it simulates fuel flow in carburettors, all users of it use windows so there was no point even thinking about compiling a linux executable. So I need windows just to look after the program. Apart from that Windows is no good to me.
Old 01-02-2005, 06:32 PM   #116
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Well the only reason for windows on my machien was iPod support... now that I can use it under Linux windows just takes up 20 GB of space and collects dust.
Old 01-02-2005, 06:42 PM   #117
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yeah that's all
Old 01-02-2005, 08:52 PM   #118
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I don't have a choice, I have to keep Windows. I dual boot to Fedora Core 2 on my family PC, and my family refuses to learn something new. I will soon be losing Fedora Core 2, when I do my yearly reformat. Stupid Norton Ghost restore disks.

However, I run VectorLinux alone on my Vector Lappy, which I may be changing to my Slackin' Lappy (running slackware) soon. Still trying to decide if i want to yet or not. It seems to be much easier to get packages for slackware 10 then a slackware based OS that is based on 9.1. And since my lappy is so old it takes forever to compile from source. I'm compiling Battle for Wesnoth on it and it's nearing 48 hours and still compiling.
Old 01-03-2005, 01:37 AM   #119
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Unfortunately, I still need Quicken :-(. I am taking too well to Gnucash. I don't really like the Accounts format they have for it. Other than that, there is really no excuse for me to use Windows, except I have to use it at work. Drudgery.
Old 01-03-2005, 01:49 AM   #120
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There's only one program responsible for keeping the Windows partition.

MacroMedia Flash Maker 5.

No decent Linux counterpart. Also I paid $200 for it! I just can't throw it away...

...and I discovered this morning that WINE runs it perfectly!

So I don't need to boot Windows ever again, but I need the partition.


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