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

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:18 pm
by highwind
I still keep windows as my must have OS, besides I have paid for it, here are some more reasons:
1.in my country , barely bank support non-IE browsers for users to access;
2.I have a ipod in my hand, and I have to use iTunes.

Then what is yours? (include running a vbox or dual-boot)
Welcome to join this discussion!

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

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:32 pm
by rxd
Actually I am now linux free :(

Between iTunes, my VPN connections and general linux issues I had to dump linux mint.

Didn't want to but I need my pc's to just work with no hassles. Don't get me wrong I liked mint, it just wasn't there yet. At least for me...

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

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:52 pm
by skywolfblue
- I have an iPhone, so I need iTunes.
- Starcraft 2 & Warcraft 3
- Airport Utility doesn't work under WINE

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

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:56 pm
by Neil Edmond
At work I need Windows for QuickBooks (not Quicken).
At home...I don't think I need Windows for anything. Oh wait! MagicJack. I keep a Windows box running for my MagicJack phone service.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:09 pm
by Pierre
- printer works on Mint, but the scanner doesn't
- my walkie-talkie needs M$ to program it.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:53 pm
by rbmorse
Lightroom, iTunes (for iPhone and iPad integration), TurboTax and Quicken.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:42 am
by niowluka
No.

Last Win I used was XP, but quite a few years ago I learned I can do everything I want on Linux. I don't even keep my data on a 'Windows compatible' filesystem - all my partitions are JFS.

Still have to use Win at work though.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:26 am
by highwind
niowluka wrote:No.

Last Win I used was XP, but quite a few years ago I learned I can do everything I want on Linux. I don't even keep my data on a 'Windows compatible' filesystem - all my partitions are JFS.

Still have to use Win at work though.
so lucky you are.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:58 am
by killer de bug
I don't use anymore Windows for personal reasons since 2009. I had to keep it until the end of my studies because we where using specific software and then I erased it from my HD. Now I have only Linux Mint.
This said, I'm using Windows every day at work. I don't have the choice here...

I don't understand people saying "I need Windows because I have an Iphone". Could you please be more specific? I was able to mount Iphone under LMDE in the past and access the data...

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

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:16 pm
by highwind
killer de bug wrote:I don't use anymore Windows for personal reasons since 2009. I had to keep it until the end of my studies because we where using specific software and then I erased it from my HD. Now I have only Linux Mint.
This said, I'm using Windows every day at work. I don't have the choice here...

I don't understand people saying "I need Windows because I have an Iphone". Could you please be more specific? I was able to mount Iphone under LMDE in the past and access the data...
cool? how the music playlist work in your way?

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

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:25 pm
by DrHu
You seem to have the right balance
--if you need a windows OS for a specific reason, no need to abandon it simply because you also use Linux
  • They can work well together quite easily
    --and even run side-by-side if you wished via a WUBI install for Linux OS.
If it's only applications and not games, I can get away with a windows OS inside a Linux host VM, such as virtualbox..
--applications work well within a VM, as you might expect

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

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:24 pm
by clfarron4
Games.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:34 am
by Bolle1961
I need Windows for my Garmin GPS tools, and wine is no longer an option, it really mess up your system.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:41 am
by slipstick
Pierre wrote:- printer works on Mint, but the scanner doesn't
DItto (printer and scanner are both Canon) Fortunately I seldom need to use the scanner and haven't booted Windows in well over a month. :D

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

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:48 am
by Pilosopong Tasyo
I still keep XP together with a bunch of Windows-only apps in a VM for those rare just in case occasions when I have to retrieve a bunch of legacy DTP files for conversion to their OSS counterparts. Other than that, I'm quite comfortable with my Linux workflow.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:32 pm
by WinterTroubles
I'm running Linux Mint exclusively :D

However, I'm looking into helping a friend move over to Linux and, as he relies on his Garmin sat-nav being up to date, we'll need to keep a Windows on his machine.... A whole OS just to update 1 device :(

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

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:43 am
by highwind
Since now, It is very glade to hear that, for normal daily usage , like office ,web browsing, media, no great incompatible has been met.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:47 am
by /dev/urandom
highwind wrote:Then what is yours? (include running a vbox or dual-boot)
Visual Studio, mainly. (Also I bought a couple of Windows applications and I would really miss them.)

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

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:16 pm
by Previous1
WINE sucks.

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

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:38 am
by NightHawk877
I am a PC gamer. It's more economical to shell out 600 dollars every few years than it is to buy the best game console. Windows 7 is still on my hard drive in my desktop for that reason. Mint is also there, but on a separate drive. Only my laptop is Windows free. I run Mint on that.