Would you like to work in Linux vs. Windows?

Discussion in 'Software' started by tux, Nov 17, 2002.


Interested in Linux?

  1. Yes I like Linux for its great stability

    20 vote(s)
  2. Yes I like the idea of Linux because it is free/open source

    19 vote(s)
  3. The lack of software is still holding me back from installing Linux

    11 vote(s)
  4. No I already am comfortable in Windows – why learn yet another OS?

    8 vote(s)
  5. No Windows is still an easier OS to use than Linux

    3 vote(s)
  6. How about other flavors of Unix like FreeBSD

    3 vote(s)
  7. I want more software for Mac / Max OSX

    7 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. johnhazel
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    johnhazel Senior Member

    Michlet is the only program that keeps windows in my house. I prefer Linux and sometimes run Michlet in WINE, a windows emulator. However the redrawing of Michlet graphics is slow in WINE and if I try to move the Michlet window, WINE crashes and takes Michlet with it. So I keep a Windows 7 computer around.

    Windows 8 caused a redraw (slowness) problem with Michlet. I also really hate Windows 8 in general so I put Windows 7 on my latest computer build. Now it's back to fast graphics updating and I can move the Michlet window around.
  2. Rastapop
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    Rastapop Naval Architect

    I run Windows 7 in a VirtualBox machine on my Linux desktop: no need for rebooting, no need for a separate machine.

    I'd like to be Linux only, but a lot of engineering software devs ignore it.

  3. tom kane
    Joined: Nov 2003
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    tom kane Senior Member

    I have 5 computers running linux mint some installed from the same bootable cd and all behave different. At the moment I am using GIMP graphics and my laptop GIMP software has gone silly. When I use the eraser it gives a black smude line,when I use crop the brightness and contrast comes up and takes over and there are more eratic problems.. just when I was falling more in love with mint. No it is not the operator. I would prefer to use Linux but others use the computers and have their preferences.
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