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Windows because of the massive support for programs, games, etc. AND because I fear change learning new things if I switch to Linux...
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post #72 of 94
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Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post
1) Drivers for more modern hardware can be a problem.
2) From time to time I like to play games.
3) Application/developer support for software like Adobe CS3 for professional/personal use, music making software, coding, and software support for things like portable media players.
4) A branch from the last reason, but more support for things I can just walk in the store and buy and not even think about if it is supported or not.

Convince all the above is easily attained without a lot of frustrations then I will seriously consider moving over to the Penguin.
1 shouldn't be a problem too often anymore - I don't see anything in your rig that would cause an issue at all.

2 is halfway. Many games (such as Source Engine stuff) will run almost perfectly under Wine (a compatibility layer to run Windows .exes under a linux kernel), though Wine is still a huge work in progress and not everything runs. Many newer games are starting to come with linux support (ETQW shipped with it and UT3 should receive linux binaries in the near future).

3 could be an issue, but I would not expect it to be major - many of your Windows applications do not have linux versions (I'm looking at you, Adobe) but they do have competent "replacements". GIMPShop. for example, is a project to recreate the Photoshop UI with the GIMP, a great image creation and editing program. Bluefish is a coding app I actually prefer over Dreamweaver, and it supports application programming in addition to web. Music making I don't think would be a problem at all - check out Ubuntu Studio's program list. Portable player support is great for iPods, pretty good for Creative and many of the other big players. Zune support is nonexistant, literally. A quick Google could probably give you an idea of how well your player(s) would work out.

4 is easilly resolvable with a minute or so of homework beforehand. Head over to the WineHQ compatibility database and you can see who has had success with this program, how well it runs, whether or not it has any issues (and if so what caused them) and get a really good idea of if it will work for you.
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I use Windows because I have a Windows PC and that it is one of the best. I tried using Ubuntu but wouldn't accept some hardware (Wireless card). I also you OS X which is amazing but no games.

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I use Windows because I have a Windows PC




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For my sig rig:
  • Because I know Windows like the back of my hand (I slap myself a lot; jk)
  • It easily supports 2+ monitors (Couldn't get Ubuntu 7 to do so)
  • Windows has better support for applications
  • I can play games on Windows without using an emulator (like Wine)
And for my server:
  • Because I can just install XAMP and I'm pretty much done.
  • No-IP seems to work better on Windows
  • RealVNC server doesn't work on Linux
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games...
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Because 91.79% of people cannot be wrong.

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post #78 of 94
Because XP is better more solid then mac, more support , mac is everything built themselves you dont have options,, plus,,, 1500 tech testers with PC Magazine said the 7 year old OS is best OS yet

comparing to Linux, Vista, mac osx 10.5 .....

macs are for people that dont know anything about computers,, and their software like audio and video production is horrible interface,, not simple and sexy and easy like windoz ,,, hehe good thread,,
    
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post #79 of 94
I like to game, I like the gui, and I like the support for most programs.
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Because 91.79% of people cannot be wrong.

That's why we believe the world's flat.
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