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Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

Post by Voltron » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:38 am

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Good luck!

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Post by Exodus_life » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:17 am

i just got back to linux,i have vista in dual boot mode and only ,i mean only until i learn enough about linux that i no longer need windows
After seeing what 8.1 looks like,i decied it was finally\atually time to make the jump

i stay away from everything apple ,so i don't really need window as it is

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Post by Pjotr » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:32 am

My TomTom navigation device.... I can only update it with a Windows application. It's the only thing I still use Windows for (has been the case for years).

No problem to me: after all, that's what dual boot was designed for. I've already paid (unvoluntarily) for a Windows license when buying my laptop, so it had better be of at least *some* use to me. :mrgreen:
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Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

Post by xieu90 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:59 am

I keep win 8 cause it was shipped together with my laptop and only for gaming, and if future work require windows then i have window. Otherwise I would kick it out of my laptop 20 GB for OS, 20 GB for backup sth (dont even know what is inside that partition)
If I could i would rather have XP installed on it. Just searching for drivers installing them, search for programms installing them.
Thx I dont have time for that
and I dont even bother upgrade 8 to 8.1 then to 10. Waste of time and I'm sure I will still be disappointed with what i will get.

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Post by Night Wing » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:04 am

I keep Windows 7 on two of my dual boot (two separate hard drives) desktop tower computers because I like Windows 7. Simple as that. I tried Windows 8 for three weeks and I hated it. This is what drove me to try some linux distros and I finally settled on Mint 14.
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Post by mbott » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:26 pm

I keep windows 8 for my tax season only. Have a spare drive that I switch to for about 4 weeks. I will boot it up several time during the year to allow it to update. The rest of the time. it's linux.

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Post by nuagedeboucane » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:46 am

My Canon Multipass F60 multifunction printer isn't even detected by Mint. I have tried to use it in virtualbox, but with no success. The only way to be able to scan a document is to boot from my XP.


So I accumulate my scanning jobs, and when I have a good stack, I boot XP, wait.... wait.....and.....wait, and then do my scanning, and quickly reboot to Mint.


One day, I will get a new linux supported multifunction printer !
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Post by slipstick » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:48 am

My new computer came with W7 installed. I'm keeping it in a dual-boot configuration because I need Windows once a year to install my income tax software to figure my taxes and e-file. No Linux equivalent that I'm aware of, the tax s/w doesn't work well, or at all with Wine, and I don't want to use an on-line program and put all my data on the cloud. I'll probably boot W7 once every month or two so I don't get too far behind on updates.
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Post by astaria » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:46 am

Don't keep a windows, but I think I would have liked it if I had somehow kept copied my installation on a CD or something so I could have put it on virtualbox...
Because there are things that don't work - only a few but still:
My old iPod shuffle just doesn't seem to sync
And my father's scanner doesn't work with my computer - no biggie - but yeah...

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Post by Jrassek » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:45 am

Gaming thats all :D
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Post by pdhunter1987 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:54 am

I only use windows when its hot.
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Post by xfrank » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:14 am

I still have a Windows 7 (dual boot) in my desktop at home and in one laptop, for three reasons:

1 - some Government sites doesn't works in Linux
2 - some programs / games (like the Samsung Kies, to interact with my phone)
3 - share the PC with family members that don't use Linux (especially the wife, who need some architecture programs like autocad for her work)
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Post by dXTC » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:25 am

I have two reasons for Windows:

(1) My employer-issued laptop has Windows, and altering that would be seriously frowned upon by those who sign my paychecks.
(2) I keep an instance of XP on dual-boot strictly for running Cakewalk Sonar 5, which I paid good money for and runs horribly in Wine.

I have OS X on iMac for my iTunes needs; iTunes runs better on a Mac than it ever did in Windows.
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Post by Fred Barclay » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:42 pm

I have Windows 3 in VirtualBox. I'm going to try to install it in DosBox, too.
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Post by RacerBG » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:06 pm

Fred Barclay wrote:I have Windows 3 in VirtualBox. I'm going to try to install it in DosBox, too.
You will succeed don't worry. I already have one working. ;)
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Post by Fred Barclay » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:56 pm

Thanks.
I've got the floppies (well, .img files, actually) but I'm having trouble actually installing anything. I'm more familiar with the Linux terminal than DOS; although I've noticed certain commands, i.e. "cd", to be the same.
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Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

Post by Fred Barclay » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:40 pm

RacerBG (or anyone else): I've actually got a problem installing 3.1. Would you be kind enough to take a look here and help if at all possible?
Thanks!

UPDATE: Done! :)
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Post by Dilitirio » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:03 pm

I mentioned that gaming keeps me tied to windows... It's not many games, just a few, and recently I've had very good luck getting them to run well under wine. So well, in fact, that... Well, goodbye Windows. I'm now officially Windows free.

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Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

Post by RacerBG » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:09 pm

Fred Barclay wrote:RacerBG (or anyone else): I've actually got a problem installing 3.1. Would you be kind enough to take a look here and help if at all possible?
Thanks!
Check my reply there. :)
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Post by Fred Barclay » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:25 pm

RacerBG wrote: Check my reply there. :)
Thanks. I've done it. :)
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