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    How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I want to erase Windows but unfortunately, I'm still a gamer at heart.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quake
    I want to erase Windows but unfortunately, I'm still a gamer at heart.
    3 things keep me using xp on my laptop(however ubuntu is my main OS for everything else so i use my laptop very little):

    my canon i850 printer.

    no video editor that handles titles and audio track overlays that i have gotten to work yet. i tried kino, its really great, but no titles or audio overlay. i am thinking of creating cinerellia deb packages when i get that to work, just have not had the time.

    alsa is not supported on my sound card(cause it sucks) so i use audacity on my win machine. this will be remidied when i get a new comp as i will purchase a creative labs audigy line card(which is supported in alsa so i can do sound recording).

    the games thing is moot at this point for me because ut2004 is native linux and war3 run great in cedega. WOW runs good in cedega and if i ever want to play HL2 that will be supported better in the future. i mostly play blizzard titles, neverwinter nights(linux ported) and ut2004 and free games like frozen bubble.

    i think over time my problems will diminish, the video editor problem will go away as kino gets more features or as i get another program working well. games will eventually be ported to linux in greater number and my printer..... well we shall see on that one.
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I compleatly use Ubuntu. I started using linux in 2002(I think), with redhat 8

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have never used windows XP. Seeing screenshots on the net, it looks awful! (So ugly and tacky that it seems to hold your attention - like not being able to look away from a mother scolding her children.)

    I used to have win98 but I got rid of that in 2002. I first started with mandrake and it made me want to vomit. Debian Woody was released and I installed that. Six months later, it was the only OS on my copmuters.

    When someone asks me to install linux on their computer, I instal Ubuntu because I am sick and tired of aswering everyone's questions. Ubuntu just works - or requires only minimal tweaking.

    I can't say anything about dvd or video playing since I do not use my computer for that.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I haven't booted Windows for four months.

    I play UT2K4, Q3, D3, SNES ROMS, and Frozen Bubble. I stay entertained.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by zenwhen
    I haven't booted Windows for four months.

    I play UT2K4, Q3, D3, SNES ROMS, and Frozen Bubble. I stay entertained.
    I want to play Counter-Strike on Ubuntu but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to find an installer for Linux.
    Oh yeah, I haven't used Windows since November.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by zenwhen
    I haven't booted Windows for four months.

    hhaha, sounds like a support group thing to say. "I've stayed off windows for four months," as the kid scratches at his arm and his eyes hold bloodshot.

    i was ubuntu-only for about a month or two, but i wanted to play some of the games i owned and so i put windows back on. but i really only use it to play games. ubuntu is my main os though.

    nevin.

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