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Old 09-27-2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question Why do you Dual Boot?


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Old 09-27-2003, 01:53 PM   #2
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because i don't want to use wine and there are still programs on windows i need to use every now and then. just a personal preference for me.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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alot of people do it for playing games on windows.
i dont dual-boot though, i can play enemy territory even better on linux
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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:-p I used to, but I decided its better to keep the cow (windows) and the bull (linux) seperate, they tend to hump on eachother... so I run 2 diff boxes with the diff OS's.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:41 PM   #5
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Because my Dad needs quickbooks for his work and hes a little ignorant when it comes to trying linux. If it was up to me it would be all Mandrake
 
Old 09-27-2003, 06:54 PM   #6
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I still like to learn more about windows, and play around with some of the programs, and I def. like linux to learn how an OS really works.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 11:31 PM   #7
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Because I use both OS's and I cannot see hauling around another machine when one works great.

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Old 09-28-2003, 03:12 AM   #8
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because its good to have another os to check hardware against and sometimes i like to play cfs2
 
Old 09-28-2003, 04:40 AM   #9
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Because I play games about 5 times a year with a few friends.

I've seen a "New Hardware Wizard" several times now when I boot to Windows XP
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:29 AM   #10
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Because I enjoy both os's and have "plenty" of hard drive space so no need not to.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:18 PM   #11
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I dual boot one machine b/c my scanner only works with 98se

I dual boot my laptop b/c it came with windowsXP and...dunno, may find something I want to do with it from time to time.

I spend about 99% of my personal computing time in linux and once in while use M$ stuff...at work though it's all XPpro <wisper> so i put cygwin on there so I can have some linux stuff</wisper>
 
Old 09-28-2003, 09:25 PM   #12
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becuz thres alot of programs on my windows partitoin that have no equivalent on linux
 
Old 09-28-2003, 09:39 PM   #13
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Because I want to try all the Linux distros
 
Old 09-29-2003, 01:05 AM   #14
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Because I often (insert commonly used , but sometimes considered offensive by some people synonym for "mess" ) -up my installation and find a little comfort in having at least one partition with a clean , basic installation with the tools to fix it.
Testing other distro's is a reason too.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 07:48 AM   #15
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I get like 10-20fps more under windows with Enemy Territory, not mentioning that pretty soon weŽll have Max Payne 2 and Ufo:Aftermath to waste time with.
 
  


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