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I have had some strange DOC and DOCX files that OpenOffice did not like so then I was happy that I had always kept my Vista install. By the way, I also use my Vista for some apps that don't run in Wine but since I got Train Simulator to work on Mint (had a little trouble installing but the program runs fine on Wine) there aren't much things left on Vista except writing papers with many pictures, as cropping and rotating them is a pain in OO.
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I have run Linux for the last several years, specifically Mint since Mint 7, currently on Mint 10. Most things work as soon as it's installed, which seems unadventurous compared to Suse, Fedora, Slackware etc, but I want to use the machine not play with complex installations and tweaks!

I use OpenOffice for all word processing, spreadsheets, presentations etc, saving in Microsoft XP format, so I can transfer directly to school (I'm a teacher); not conflicts, as I make sure I save at school in XP (doc) format rather than docx. OO is great; I've tried LibreOffice very briefly and it seems equally good.

I use Firefox and Thunderbird; commenting on a previous comment, Outlook is OK, but I personally feel Tbird is more straightforward, although the setup can be a pain. I will probably try Evolution after my next upgrade!

I confess to having an old copy of XP running in Virtualbox, for the odd program which won't run in Linux (eg my TV remote's programming!) and the scanner, since Canon still haven't released drivers.
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I have tried almost every Linux Distro out there and yet i still come back to linux mint 10 (gnome) as my main OS :D
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I got rid of Micro$oft years ago , I tried dual boot when first trying linux, and found I was only using windows for on program, then I found out about wine and that was it for me, goodbye windows and never turned back, even lost my original recovery cds last year for this lol, did'nt need anyhow.
Was using ubuntu until they got unity and that divided me from that (can't stand unity) and tried a few and stuck with mint since, now I wish I found mint earlier, I would of enjoyed this a long time ago, Just hope the Mint never goes to unity, and if they do keep a debian version without unity please. :D
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I currently have 2 computers running. Both with LMDE. I have one windows Partition for computer repair. When trying to get drivers from dell they download in a .application which Linux don't know what to do with. I don't boot up to it unless I am working on a system. :D
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.application is usually a Microsoft.NET program that is not correctly compiled.
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that I didn't know anyways that's how dell drivers come from the site.
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Only Mac OSX (no Boot Camp) on my MacBook. Later I also switched from Windows7 to LinuxMint on my main workstation and since then - no dual-boots, no cr*p, only LM. It does everything, why would I contaminate my configuration with various operating systems?
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I dual boot: Linux Mint Debian Edition and Kubuntu 11.04. No Windows for me. :mrgreen:
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At home, yes I do run Linux exclusively and I have done for quite a few years. At work I use Windows as I have no choice. Does that make me a yes or a no?
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trollboy wrote:At home, yes I do run Linux exclusivly and I have done for quite a few years. At work I use Windows as I have no choice. Does that make me a yes or a no?

I also must use windows at work. I totally understand. :cry:
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i too have to use M$ at work [on the odd occasion i need a computer] or should i say doze from the second i switch on till its booted up and ready takes around 5 mins, but our so called IT man only knows M$, and wont consider any other OS
The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.
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I work with Unix, Linux Microsoft and Sun Systems. Most of my work is done in MS
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I really haven't seen WIN for about 2 years now...really! Few days ago I felt totally lost when I heard somebody talking about changes in WIN7 :-) First year I was using XP and ubuntu dual boot, second year just ubuntu and now third year I was looking for my perfect distro (ubuntu clearly wasn't it) and tried ubuntu, fedora, debian, xubuntu, opensuse,... I think that with LMDE...this is it! Debian packages, Mint eye-candy, linux stability, rolling distro, easy on RAM...and very fast. For now I am just a physics student (last year) and I really hope that I will use linux at work. WIN = never again (maybe Virtualbox :-))
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I'm dual-booting at the moment, but I use Aptosid a lot more than Windows 7.

Windows 7 is mostly kept around for games (and has a much larger partition on my hard drive as a result), along with Silverlight (Sky, why won't your player work in Moonlight?). My main laptop has an ATI Radeon HD graphics card, and with running sid, the most recent fglrx release doesn't support the Kernel and X.org versions that are in sid, having been released after the last fglrx version.

But apart from that, I use my Aptosid partition to do pretty much everything on my computer.
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I have only run l linux on my laptop since ubuntu hardy heron in april 2008. I kept windows on my desktop for gaming but now I use an xbox. It's just too expensive keeping a gaming pc up to date.

Currently I have lmde on my laptop and it's all I use. Linux is a heap better for a guy like me who just does web browsing, emails, watches movies or listens to music.

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I use linux exclusively at both work and at home. It turns out that all of the windows-only software that I need for my job runs well under wine (there are some advantages to having a profession in which people have a chronic aversion to the latest and greatest). I also talked to the IT director at work and got permission to run Linux on my workstation (if you ever go that route make sure that you get written permission). There are some advantages to keeping yourself in the good graces of the IT department.
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only linux; currently just different desktops (gnome 2.32 and KDE 4.6.x). was never a fan of dual booting win, only as a transition back when i was switching to linux - that so-called transition period didn't last that long. Just tried running win in a VM out of curiosity but after the entire day (i stopped counting the hours it takes to finish a win install with all important updates and stuff) installing the OS i never booted it up again.
Currently i don't have wine installed either. Using LibreOffice, never ran into any problems at all. Heck, i start feeling bad for appearing like some "fanboy" :D BUT, as so many others...work presents itself as linux-free zone - however, windows free as well. Mac is their product of choice. No apples for me. No i*whatever - not out of any ideological concerns tho. I just use products that i consider to be of better quality :D
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I guess technically I only run Linux. LMDE (Gnome) on my desktop, ChromeOS on my laptop, and Android on my cell phone. :D
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rtrev wrote:I guess technically I only run Linux. LMDE (Gnome) on my desktop, ChromeOS on my laptop, and Android on my cell phone. :D
:D Android, the only linux based OS on cell phones that I know of.
I am learning to program apps for it now and use it myself.
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