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  1. #11
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    Join Date
    May 2003


    Quote Originally Posted by me2 View Post

    Yes, I've heard of Lindows (MS sued for the name change). I've never checked it out for myself, but I may just do it. The Windows world is getting worse and worse. Maybe it's time I left it.

    Thanks for all the information you've given.
    Good. I've been running GNU/Linux and *BSD's since around 1995. About 6 years ago I stopped tinkering with the OS's and got serious. Currently out of the 30+ computers I own, none are currently running MS Windows.

    It took time for me to find good replacement apps that I enjoyed under MS Windows. But if I did not find something I was looking for. I had the tools (programming toolchains) included in the OS to create my own.

    Currently. I do all my video compression encoding on my iMac Core Duo. Then I do the trimming on my Slackware box. This usually includes repacking and muxing the streams.

    I've been trying to locate a "decent" video encoder, compressor under the MS Windows world and have had zero success. Most apps are extremely limited to what you can do.

    So nowadays, I find I have more tools available under the *nix OS than under the MS world.

    Same thing happened when I tried to find a "decent" LaTeX, DOCBOOK toolchain for MS Windows. It just was not there.

    For me, I can't go back to using MS Windows for anything other than helping solve some else with their problems. For me, I've more power and options under the *nix world.

  2. #12
    Release Candiate 1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007


    Adobe is one of my favorite software developers.

  3. #13
    Release Candiate 1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Nova Scotia


    Does Utilities count too? I like Ad-Aware,Spybot


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