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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mushrooshi, Jan 27, 2008.
I use Windows XP seldom, but when I do its to play the Orange Box, Cortex Command, or Maplestory.
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.
To play some older games that run fine on my MacBook.
For stuff that OS X can't do.
i used windows on the uni PCs and on my mac to use windows only apps. i also play games in boot camp.
I like pain.
Basically for some Windows apps that I use that there is no Mac counterpart.
Because they pay me.....
IE testing and MS Money. If I could at least find a replacement for MS Money...
Online backgammon and homeopathic repertorisation software.
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.
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.
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
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.
vapir air one
Both of those will be possible on the Mac this year
law school exams.
So I can play Bioshock. Thats about it.
I hate the fact that Windows is wasting 10Gb of my laptop HDD space!
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.
Why not use the iTunes-LAME encoder?
Cos I am in the "I hate iTunes" camp - can't stand the thing and rarely use it.
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.
To use the toolkit for Neverwinter Nights I.
Flight simulator X