Why do YOU use windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mushrooshi, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Mushrooshi macrumors regular

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    I use Windows XP seldom, but when I do its to play the Orange Box, Cortex Command, or Maplestory.
     
  2. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    To use Outlook and Visio.

    I find Outlook to be better than Mail
    I find Visio to be far superior to omni graffle. I'm trying to give omnigraffle a chance but it isnt measuring up.
     
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  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    To play some older games that run fine on my MacBook.
     
  5. Markleshark macrumors 603

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  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i used windows on the uni PCs and on my mac to use windows only apps. i also play games in boot camp.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I like pain. ;) :p :D

    Basically for some Windows apps that I use that there is no Mac counterpart.
     
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  9. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    IE testing and MS Money. If I could at least find a replacement for MS Money... :(
     
  10. netdog macrumors 603

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    Online backgammon and homeopathic repertorisation software.
     
  11. hogmog macrumors member

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    On my PowerBook use XP to run UCINET / NetDraw for the analysis of social networks and SPSS for stats. On a wobbly Win XP box printing (since printing on Office 2004 was stuffed by upgrade to Leopard and no fix in sight) and Dragon speach recognition for interview transcription. The move by MacSpeach to the Dragon engine and SPSS to cross platform versions should reduce dependence on XP in the not too distant future.
     
  12. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    I just realised I haven't really used a PC in ages, not since school at least. At least I can just bring in my MBP this year. The CRTs the school has make my eyes hurt and I can't multitask well without all the niceties I'm used to.
     
  13. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Because the college i work for is too tight to support OS X on its courses
    so i need windows to use their site properly
     
  14. McGiord, Jan 27, 2008
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    Mainly to run MSN Messenger and have videoconferences with my friends and relatives that are reluctant to use skype.
    Also to watch Netflix's watch it instantly movies.
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    vapir air one
     
  15. psychofreak Retired

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    Both of those will be possible on the Mac this year :)
     
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  17. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    So I can play Bioshock. Thats about it.
    I hate the fact that Windows is wasting 10Gb of my laptop HDD space!
     
  18. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    On the MB I use it for apps that are not available for the Mac, or apps that do things better eg MP3Tagger, CDex (mp3 ripper) etc.

    Now before everyone starts telling me this can be done on the Mac, please read the next part.

    There probably are things for the Mac that do similar, and better, but until the upgrade of Leopard to 10.5.2 (which will hopefully resolve the proxy issue) I am a bit stuck as any app that requires internet access crashes (except FireFox!). Sorry to say that I have no probs on the PC side accessing t'interweb with any apps.
     
  19. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Why not use the iTunes-LAME encoder?
     
  20. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Cos I am in the "I hate iTunes" camp - can't stand the thing and rarely use it.
     
  21. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I use it when I abso-fu*king-lutely need to use it.

    I will NEVER touch Microsoft's filthy OS unless they come out with a new one/revision that can make my life easier than OS X+Apple has.

    Those apps will be for something like .exe files that needs to be run or games that developers didn't make a Mac port for but I have consoles for most games I play. But thank god I have VMware.
     
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