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Old 03-03-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default GNU/Linux users: Why do you use Windows

From the general atmosphere on this forum, I think that more people are for GNU/Linux than Windows. I am for these people. However, I am quite certain that many of these people still occasionally use Windows, whether it's for work, games, or whatever. So if you partain to this group of people, or have a question or comment, tell me! I am simply curious!
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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If you want, I can go first. I use it, because our main computer is a Windows box, it has served us well and throwing it out would be a shame. The members of our household do not want to switch to GNU/Linux and some things like the printer, etc. are connected to the Windows Box only. I also need to use it at school!
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: GNU/Linux users: Why do you use Windows

Wrong section


<<<move to OS's>>>

I do like windows though for an easy interface but i like linux for my server
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:35 PM   #4
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An easy interface? Does that mean you like the GUI?

Because GNOME and KDE are pretty similar to Windows in that way...
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I use linux when I can but am limited to windows in many areas as I need to use Autocad 2005 which won't run in WINE becuase it is designed to emulate the windows 98 environment
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:55 PM   #6
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And why do you have to use Autocad?
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I game alot, so Im basically tied down to windows, other than a few games out there like ut2k4, most games dont run on linux, but as other people have said before, I do like to use it on the server at my shop.
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And why do you have to use Autocad?
The reason for this is that I do 3D computer modelling as a student and also have to draw complex orthographic views as I am studying Graphic Communicaion and everything is done on computers using Autocad which happens to be the industry standard for computer drawing. So if there is a better open source alternative or something similar that will run on linux I would be very interested to know.
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Old 03-09-2005, 04:37 PM   #9
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Well there is the GIMP, although it is not very good at 3D things...
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The GIMP is designed to be a relpacement for photoshop, Autocad is a highly piece of specialised software of which there are no alternatives that I am aware of at the moment.
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I havent been able to fully convert my family members to GNu/Linux yet so im running a dual-boot config on my com.
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Windows has remote desktop which i enjoy because you think your on your own computer. Windows also supports asp and asp.net which i like

Windows is good for gaming etc. But it takes alot of updates to secure it :P
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mmmm autocad is evil for printing and random errors. Heh, Its cool though. Isometrics in graphic communication..


Windows = Easy of use, used to it, media players, games, webcams..
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I havent been able to fully convert my family members to GNu/Linux yet so im running a dual-boot config on my com.
I hear that!
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Dexxa.. Linux has remote access too. And lots of it. vmware is most popular i think.

ASP support is really stupid. Linux cant run exe. Windows cant run rpm. We all understand this. For every program on windows there is one for linux.
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For every program on windows there is one for linux.
If there is an alternative for autocad on linux then i'd like to know about it then
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Qcad, varicad, cyras, SISCAD-P, CAM expert, ME10, CADDA ... around 20 moe i'd think..
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Default Re: GNU/Linux users: Why do you use Windows

The only time I use Windows on my computer is when I have data on it that I need. I used to mount my NTFS partition on my linux table but I stopped doing that since I never used it.

So the only time I use Windows is if I am at work, school, or need files from the NTFS partition.
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About Autocad... there are many alternatives. LinuxCad is a free one, there is also qcad. There are some commercial ones such as VeriCAD, Cycas, and IntelliCAD.
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Yes..as i posted already. Thanks for the mimic..
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