I hate windows but i keep on comming back

Steve Torrefranca javacide at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 06:07:18 UTC 2005

Serg Belokamen wrote:

>we dont use windows at work at all ! all developers use a single boot
>linux machines. at home same thing, no windows at all.
>GIMP vs Photoshop ... its a matter of personal choise and how serious
>you are into graphics (my guess not that serious) from the sound of
>things but in general, as you said "I like" ... personal preference.
well unfortunately we do interactive TV here are we are really serious
on video and photo editing.

>Video ... sounds like you use MSN ... well generally if you are really
>into video conferencing, you would use some CISCO equipment or
>something along those lines that is in itself OS independant.
well i am always assigned overseas, like right now am in taiwan, and my
wife is in manila... CISCO system for home use is too much...

>Dreamweaver is for layout, it is basically an over priced largly
>bloated software that you would only use when you need to do some HTML
>layouts.... It tries to be a bit of everything and nothing particular.
>But its ok to make some broshure ware sites i guess.  If you actually
>develop code you would use other tools that Linux is packed with open
>source and proprietry.
i agree but alternatives are just too rigid

>Emulators ... Have a look at VMWare (not free but definately worth
>every dollar, we use it here to test stuff in IE, people also have
>iTunes installed on it and everything through VMWare)  and its open
>source couterpart qmenu or something, I dont recall the name right
>now, sorry.
i tried wine and it sucks, so i downloaded the paid version (crossover)
but some applications cant install. I will try this qmenu and see if it
will work for me.

>In general just like you are saying no, i am saying yes... I havent
>used windows for a long time now and I am infront of a machine for
>atleast 14 hours a day on avg. Its completely dependant on what you
>are doing and what you are trying to do.
>On 29/06/05, Steve Torrefranca <javacide at gmail.com> 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?
>>1. video conference. (works with Linux-Linux but how avout Linux to Mac
>>or Win)
>>2. g*ddm Macromedia who love Billy Gee so much... (how are free
>>emulators doing now-a-days? should they be placed as priority). Nvu is
>>fine but dreamweaver still kicks ***z.
>>3. tried using Gimp but I still love Photoshop.
>>other than these 3 I can say goodbye to M$ home ed.
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