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lava 03-29-2003 01:07 AM

How many of your Multiboot with Windows?
I wonder how many made the switch, im so sick of windows, but the only reason i keep it is to play 7 games of mines.
does wine support games? i play:
Half-Life, Counter-strike
Interstate '82
Delta Force 2
Quake 3 Arena
Gabriel knight 3

and can i download counter-strike for linux for free? i got the Windows half life game.

Timothy Miller 03-29-2003 09:42 AM

What should you choose if you do both? I have 6 computers, 1 dedicated Windows desktop, 1 dedicated linux desktop, 2 that muli-boot various linux distros, various windows versions, and AtheOS. I also have a dedicated Windows laptop, and a dedicated linux laptop.

MasterC 03-29-2003 09:48 AM

I still multiboot, but I guess just for troubleshooting purposes anymore. For a while I used to for P2P, but then I found dcgui and haven't since. So now if I do it'll be for troubleshooting, to see if a problem is OS specific, or if it's my machine causing the problem :)


acjt 03-29-2003 10:30 AM

I have some games that are for windows only. If I decide to play around with .NET I of course use windows as well.

nakkaya 03-29-2003 10:55 AM

you can play them with winex the ones i play under linux are
war 3
counter strike<hal life>

acjt 03-29-2003 12:11 PM

I have cossacks and play starcraft as well.
I wasn't able to get starcraft to play under wine, but perhaps I'll try again when I get my new machine.

Seph64 03-29-2003 12:40 PM

There is an official Linux Binary for Quake 3 available by Id Software themselves. The binary is available in the Linux 1.32(b) Point Release. Look for it at

If you have any questions on how to install it, please ask.

Anyway, yes I do multiboot with Windows.

Windows XP Home
Mandrake Linux 9.1
Slackware 9.0

snocked 03-29-2003 08:25 PM

I just have 2 dedicated linux boxes.

orange400 03-30-2003 05:08 AM

I have a 486 that I'm installing linux on (pure linux), I have a PII 450 with Windows 98SE 2nd, and I have an Athlon 1500+ running Red Hat 8.0 and Windows XP. I dig the dual boot thing. Especially dual hard drives, I do that on my athlon.

RonRussell 03-30-2003 05:22 AM

I voted 'yes' because my primary computer does dual boot, using Partition Commander rather than lilo. I sometimes play games which only run on Windows. However, I do have a pure linux box as well, P166 with a 14" NEC monitor, which I play around with when the mood strikes.

schatoor 03-30-2003 07:26 AM

I have a dualboot machine. But only because my brother uses windows. If it were up to me I would have removed windows a long time ago.

Mike Blick 03-30-2003 05:25 PM

I have absolutely no reason to duel boot my systems. One of them is running Mandrake 9.0 and the other has Slackware. I only play 2 games, one is Counter-Strike (Which wineX runs flawlessly) and nethack.

busbarn 03-31-2003 09:37 AM

I have 3 computers--two with only linux and one with dual boot. I have one program (Movie Magic Screenwriter) that won't work under wine, so that's theonly reason I keep windows around.

Jane Delawney 03-31-2003 03:18 PM

I was dual booting until this morning, when an AVG update trashed my WinMe partition :eek!

If was still a full time win user, I'd be back to the restore disk (yeah, this has happened before) because there's no way of knowing what went wrong. But this incident has just confirmed me in my determination to rearrange the entire hd and ditch win altogether. In other words, I don't care that WinMe won't boot any more, and I can't be bothered to try to troubleshoot it. Linux has so many advantages I never want to see that C:\ prompt again.

OTOH I may be asking for help with booting multiple distros some time in the near future :)


RVK 03-31-2003 03:43 PM

I multiboot MDK 9.1, Yoper, and Windows XP.

I would love to ditch winXP entirely, but unfortunatly I do contract webdesign, and as far as I know flash isn't available for linux along with a few other webdesign proggies I use.


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