I hate windows but i keep on comming back

Luis Murillo lmurillo at gmx.net
Wed Jun 29 04:51:42 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 12:19 +0800, Steve Torrefranca wrote:
> it makes me wonder even the geekiest linux user in the office (who loves
> crackers BTW) is running a dual-boot system and tells me its not a good
> idea to get rid of windows.  By the looks of it M$ Wdows is essential
> and Linux an alternative? can most users kick out windows 100%?
> my answer is no.  Why?

Well, my answer would be yes :)
I would only need to get a couple of things working, like SynCE. Now you
might say that this would change my answer to "no, you can't". If I
didn't have to use Windows for my university work, then I wouldn't use
it, cuz it stresses me :S
I've gotten very used to Linux that using Windows seems wierd to me :|
So I would need to get working on Linux the following things:
1) SynCE, I use a Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003SE, I love the
hardware mostly, I wouldn't go with Zaurus at the moment, because of the
slow processor speed (206MHz!!, my Pocket PC runs at 624MHz, too bad
WinCE doesn't get the juice out of that processor) and the lack of
wireless (do the latest versions have wireless integrated into them?)
2) Visual Studio 6 and .NET. In my university we work with the Java and
C++ programming languages, now I can write the code and compile them in
Linux, but besides the Java applications the C++ applications might not
run on Windows. So I guess I'll have to use Windows for writting and
compiling programs in C++. Although I've seen that the teachers are ok
with the students working in Linux and are very happy with the projects
being done in Linux instead of Windows, which would be really great :D
3) Games. I love to play Warcraft 3, Starcraft, Age of Empires 2, Age of
Mithology 2 and these games don't run in Linux as well as in Windows.

Regarding the rest of the programs, I don't have much trouble with using
the counter parts, such as The Gimp, Evolution, OpenOffice.org and
others. I have Windows installed in my computer, but it's a recent
install since I had Linux running on it all by itself. So yes I've been
working for a while in Linux only without the need to touch Windows and
that's why I say that one can leave Windows and just work in Linux, too
bad most of the computers in the rest of the places run Windows, I wish
I could work in Linux at work and not have to use Windows XP, but then
again one can't have it all ;)
Luis Murillo M.
lmurillo at gmx.net
Heredia, Costa Rica

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