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Thread: To those who still have Windows, when can you get rid of it?

  1. #11
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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    One big reason for me is that I can't find a program that will let me upload/download web files to a Frontpage Extension enabled server.

  2. #12
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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    when i gert my next computer, i will dual-boot for games. For now, WINE does the job...

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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    I have a Minolta Scan Dual 2 film/slide SCSI scanner and there seems to get it working under Linux.
    Also I have not found ways of doing certain things in Gimp that I want - and can do with Photoshop. But I guess that this is something to do with me, not Gimp.
    So if I can get my scanner to work then I can move completely.

    David

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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    Sorry for the type in my previous msg.

    It should have read

    I have a Minolta Scan Dual 2 film/slide SCSI scanner and there seems no way to get it working under Linux.
    Also I have not found ways of doing certain things in Gimp that I want - and can do with Photoshop. But I guess that this is something to do with me, not Gimp.
    So if I can get my scanner to work then I can move completely.

    David

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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    I'm 99.9% Windows free.

    What does that mean? I do not have Window's installed, except for brief periods when someone needs help with a Windows specific problem.

    But in my daily computing, I have no need/want of Windows.

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  6. #16
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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    Well there nothing stopping me deleting my windows partition on my desktop, its just so happens that deleting the windows partition on my desktop is something I did earlier this morning (I needed some more room for breezy on my pathetically small HD).

    I would kill my windows partition on my laptop if I could sure that I could it todo everything I wanted at the speed I wanted. BTW my laptop is 100mhz; 32mb RAM running 98.

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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    Ubuntu does a lot of stuff I need very well, and I've barely used Windows in the last 5 days. But I keep Windows because...

    1. Believe it or not, I LIKE windows. It's actually nice. I didn't come to Ubuntu to escape, I came for the adventure of it... Trying new things.

    2. One or two games I need run in Windows.

    3. Microsoft Sam. I like that voice very much.

    4. Some tools for text2speech that I have in windows. I couldn't get them working in wine, which is a shame.
    Last edited by PatrickMay16; October 5th, 2005 at 01:13 PM.

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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    Because once in a while there is no substitute. The only time I have booted windows in the last 6 months was when I was on the phone with tech support for my Epson printer, and they instructed me to do certain things in their windows driver. I didn't want them to say, sorry linux is not supported we can't help you. So I did a quick reboot. Other than that it is not used much.
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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    Don't really know why I keep windows

    I suppose I'm just scared to make the big jump as I cant go back, and very occasionally someone wants to borrow my comp and want windows...

    I haven't used windows for close to a month now though...

  10. #20
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    Re: For Ubuntu Lovers, what is PREVENTING you from deleting your Windows Partition?

    For me, the only reason to keep Windows around is the lack of commercial support for linux, in general. Some games I like I just can't get to run at a decent speed in linux (or at all,) and sometimes I'll need to access something like Yahoo Messenger to do some some task that clients like gaim don't fully support yet.

    I suppose that as time goes on, I'll find ways around such problems, and if not, I hope to one day contribute to solutions to such problems.

    Having been an avid Amiga user until 2000, I find gnu/linux much more familiar and comfortable than Windows, and do bear some grudge toward M$ for the part they played in keeping other OSes and computer systems from competing. As it is, I can barely stand using Windows 98 infrequently. I simply refuse to subject myself to the license agreement of Windows XP. I presume Vista's license agreement will be equally deplorable, should they ever finish it.
    Last edited by SilentCacophony; October 5th, 2005 at 12:39 PM.

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