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View Poll Results: How many Multiboot with there Computers?
Yes, I multiboot with Windows. 92 67.65%
No, I have a dedicated Linux Box. 44 32.35%
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Old 03-29-2003, 01:07 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 03-29-2003, 09:42 AM   #2
Timothy Miller
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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.
Old 03-29-2003, 09:48 AM   #3
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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

Old 03-29-2003, 10:30 AM   #4
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Australia
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I have some games that are for windows only. If I decide to play around with .NET I of course use windows as well.
Old 03-29-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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you can play them with winex the ones i play under linux are
war 3
counter strike<hal life>
Old 03-29-2003, 12:11 PM   #6
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Australia
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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.
Old 03-29-2003, 12:40 PM   #7
Registered: Feb 2003
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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
Old 03-29-2003, 08:25 PM   #8
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
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I just have 2 dedicated linux boxes.
Old 03-30-2003, 05:08 AM   #9
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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.
Old 03-30-2003, 05:22 AM   #10
Registered: May 2001
Location: Pangaea
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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.
Old 03-30-2003, 07:26 AM   #11
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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.
Old 03-30-2003, 05:25 PM   #12
Mike Blick
Registered: May 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Mandrake 10, LFS 4.1
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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.
Old 03-31-2003, 09:37 AM   #13
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Denver, CO US
Distribution: Arch
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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.
Old 03-31-2003, 03:18 PM   #14
Jane Delawney
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Mandy 9.1, Knoppix :)
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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

Old 03-31-2003, 03:43 PM   #15
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
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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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