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Steve Scrimpshire

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Yesterday became two years being Linux-only on my laptop and desktop. I cannot say I even miss Windows at all. I've been on Linux (dual-boot and now single OS) for almost 4 years....wow, how time flies. :headbang::g-balloon::b-balloon::r-balloon::headbang::party2::beer:

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Cool!

I, unfortunately, cannot say the same. My clients have windows and windows issues, requiring that I work with it in order to fix it!

Good job, by the way!

:b-balloon: :woot_jump: :r-balloon:

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Congrats!

 

It's a hassle to be free, but I'm sure it's more of a hassle to be unfree :P

 

Come to think of it, my anniversary of 3 years linux only is coming up, or it may already have passed - it was around this time in 2002...

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Congrats. :) I am using Linux only (on Mac, PC and lappy), too, but not as long as you do (I still had a dual boot setup on my lappy last year).

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3 years for me using just Linux. Dual booted for just over a year before that. The only other OS I use is OSX on my mac.

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I've installed Windows a few weeks ago on Linux (with Qemu). Does that count? (I use it only for party poker) If not then I've been Linux only for close to three years. :)

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I was completely windows free for almost three years and then I went back to school and had to use a windows program. :sad:

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I'm still not quite Windows free. Have to use it for work, but I have a dual boot to Linux as well :P

 

Home is Linux only. I did dual boot Windows, but then the sound card wouldn't work, and I knew it wasn't duff, because it worked in Linux! :D

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Yeah, I'm another one of those for whom Windows work pays the bills, but all my machines dual boot with various Linux distros (Mandriva being my favorite).

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Linux only at home since Mandrake 6.1 (august 1999 IIRC) :)

 

But unfortunately Windows (NT4) only at work. I hate that. Windows NT is so primitive! so unstable too...

I do my best to improve things however:

http://yves.gablin.club.fr/pc/win32.php

 

Yves.

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I still have a mixture of XP/Win98/Linux boxes for

a variety of reasons. The Linux (Mandriva) boxs are

the every day work horses. One is a webserver and

workstation at the same time. It never gets turned

off.

 

A second box, the highest performance box, features

a removable SATA hard drive system. I presently own

5 removable drives that can be used in that system.

One of the drives from first sector to last contains

Windows XP SP2 with all the latest and greatest updates.

I paid for the license for this XP when I bought the

box so it's a legitimately installed and maintained

version. This drive I use to test to make sure whatever

I do on my Linux server is completely compatable with

Microsoft's most common platform(s).

 

Other removable SATA HD's for the second box contain

a wide variety of Linux OS's. The Ranish Partition

Manager allows me to slice an SATA HD into as many as

30 partitions/OS's.

 

Another old box contains Ubuntu 5.10 always a very

good fall back backup system.

 

And one box has another install of Windows XP SP2.

That box is dedicated to Multimedia capture and

edit an area where Linux is still far behind the

Microsoft platform on. I use Adobe Premiere Pro

for video editing and there is nothing in the

Linux world that can compare to that package.

Another is Avid which is even way over an above

Premiere Pro.

 

An old working Win98 box doubles as a table for

the removable HD system. This box contains one

of the ATI All-in-Wonder boards and doubles as

a TV and video capture. This box is rarely even

turned on.

 

FWIW: I use a D-link KVM switch to navigate around

this pile of boxes.

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Other removable SATA HD's for the second box contain

a wide variety of Linux OS's. The Ranish Partition

Manager allows me to slice an SATA HD into as many as

30 partitions/OS's.

 

...

 

And one box has another install of Windows XP SP2.

That box is dedicated to Multimedia capture and

edit an area where Linux is still far behind the

Microsoft platform on. I use Adobe Premiere Pro

for video editing and there is nothing in the

Linux world that can compare to that package.

Another is Avid which is even way over an above

Premiere Pro.

 

 

2 quick questions: first, can't diskdrake make 30 partitions out of an SATA drive? I think for ATA the limit is 30-something - 4 primary and one extended containing 32? logical partitions.

Second question: how good is mainactor compared to Premiere Pro? There's a Linux version.

Also, I know (heard) it's difficult to use, but plenty of people say that Cinelerra is more powerful than Premiere Pro. Seems one has to get used to the interface (needs Klingon mentality), but another raved package is likely similar: blender. I had a look at that and decided I did't have to play around...

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Congratulations, I'm still working on getting rid of windows every time I get all my games working on linux another good game comes out that I need windows for, addiction is hell.

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