Decisions, decisions…

I’ve finally decided I’m going to use Linux as my primary platform for internet use (email, web browsing, etc.), office applications and basically everything besides games. Whilst I’ve had a box with Fedora Core 2 installed on it for the past three or four months, I haven’t really used it in anger. However, with the recent additions to Windows XP of things like DRM, the continuing problem of security holes and the inherant security flaw of logging in with administrator rights, I figure it’s time to change platforms. Hopefully, after the next few weeks of transition, I’ll only be using my Windows box for games. We’ll see.

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3 Responses to Decisions, decisions…

  1. Luke says:

    For just over a year now I’ve been running Linux all the time (and as my main OS for much longer). I have to use Windows for my work, but a year ago I bought Win4Lin, allowing me to run Windows under Linux, and I haven’t used Windows natively since – in fact the windows partition is now overwritten.

    Running Windows under Linux makes it much safer as well, and even if things do go wrong, because of the way Win4Lin handles things, a complete re-install of Windows takes about 10 minutes!

    Unfortunately, Win4Lin won’t work with Windows XP though, and you can’t play and games that require serious graphics etc.

  2. David Legg says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    What do you run using win4lin?

    For games, you need wine-x, now called cedega (or similar).

  3. Luke says:

    Using Win4Lin, I mainly run MSOffice, as that is what I need to use, especially Excel (I write software that uses Excel and VBA). There are also two development tools for the software I produce – "Inno Setup" for creating installers, and Microsoft "HTML Help Workshop"

    I occasionally use Internet Explorer on my local web server to check my own web sites look OK with it (don’t trust it for the internet at large though!)

    And that’s about it!

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