Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2005 19:43 UTC
Windows Microsft has made hard statements about perfomance improvements in Longhorn. They claim that applications will load 15% faster than in XP, while boot time is decreased by 50%. They also claimed that Longhorn will be able to wake up from sleep in 2 seconds. Users should also expect half as many reboots during patching. Time to dust of those trustworthy stopwatches.
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RE[3]: We'll see...
by on Wed 20th Jul 2005 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: We'll see..."

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"Like what? Games? Most people don't care about games. If there is something else you are sorely missing then why don't you name it specifically?"

Ok, here are the apps I use on a regular basis that are available only for Windows: Trillian (yeah I know there are others available for Linux but they suck in comparison), iTunes, Office (sorry, Open Office sucks in comparison), OneNote, Canon Photo software for importing /managing my photos from my digital camera, SnagIt, Feed Demon, MS SQL Server, Expensable desktop client, Siebel client, Dreamweaver.

I also run Oracle, which is available on Linux... however Oracle is damn near impossible to install on Linux (which is Oracle's fault, but still...)

It would be impossible for me to switch to Linux at work given my need to run Expensable, Siebel, SQL Server and Dreamweaver. At home I would have to sacrifice iTunes and the nice photo software I have.

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RE[4]: We'll see...
by abraxas on Mon 25th Jul 2005 11:29 in reply to "RE[3]: We'll see..."
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2005-07-07

Ok, here are the apps I use on a regular basis that are available only for Windows: Trillian

Gaim

iTunes

Rhythmbox, Amarok

Office

OpenOffice

OneNote

Useless (that's not a program name, Onenote is just useless)

Canon Photo software for importing /managing my photos from my digital camera

GPhoto

SnagIt

Gimp

Feed Demon

Firefox

MS SQL Server

MySQL

Expensable

It has a we client also

Siebel client

OpenOffice

Dreamweaver

Nvu

It would be impossible for me to switch to Linux at work given my need to run Expensable, Siebel, SQL Server and Dreamweaver. At home I would have to sacrifice iTunes and the nice photo software I have.

It wouldn't be even close to impossible for you to switch. The only problem is that you are not willing to try new software. I create database driven websites with just Bluefish, MySQL, and NCFTP. You can use OpenOffice as a database client if need be, but I beleive there are other ones out there.

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