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    I been around both Linux and Windows and have been looking for the perfect OS. I like Linux alot, but use Photoshop and Vegas Video, which are Windows based software.
    Linux: Slackware and Mandrake..Slackware is better..
    Windows: 95, 98, Me, XP home and pro..XP pro my pick..

    But I have did some looking and research and seems like Lindows may have all that I require. Before I go out and outlay the cash required. I was wondering if anyone had any views on Lindows that they could share with me? As Well as if Photoshop and Vegas Video are compatible with LindowOS..

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    pretty sure this belongs in the Linux forum ;)

    Lindows is still Linux, so unless it comes with Wine prefconfigured, i doubt you will be getting any Windows apps to run on it. I don't know about video editing, but have you tried Gimp as a replacement for Photoshop?

    as for Lindows, you may want to check out a few of these threads: http://forums.tweaktown.com/search.p...der=descending

    there is also a review of Lindows 4.0 HERE

    imo, Lindows is only made for the computer(and Linux)-illiterate. So if you are fond of Slackware, I'm willing to bet you will be kicking yourself if you ever install Lindows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    pretty sure this belongs in the Linux forum ;)

    Lindows is still Linux, so unless it comes with Wine prefconfigured, i doubt you will be getting any Windows apps to run on it. I don't know about video editing, but have you tried Gimp as a replacement for Photoshop?

    [/b]I tried GIMP, it fails in comparison to Photoshop..

    as for Lindows, you may want to check out a few of these threads: http://forums.tweaktown.com/search.p...der=descending

    there is also a review of Lindows 4.0 HERE

    imo, Lindows is only made for the computer(and Linux)-illiterate. So if you are fond of Slackware, I'm willing to bet you will be kicking yourself if you ever install Lindows.

    I like both Slackware and XP Pro..I like Linux because..well do I need to say, but I can't use my two fave software on it. So I use Windows XP Pro for now. So the idea of Lindows if those are compatible seems perfect..

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    if you are a Slackware fan then i don't think you will like Lindows very much. in anycase it doesn't come with any Windows Emulation software. configuring Wine is definitely PITA.
    imo if you don't want a Windows look-a-like OS then rather than spending $59+ on Lindows you should get CodeWeavers - CrossOver Office and work with Slackware 9.1. it supports huge number of Windows applications and costs almost equal to Lindows. thought it sounds too much as you get a full OS in form of Lindows for that much of amount but then you don't get Windows' programs compatability.
    you can also try it before buying, as they have a trial version available.
    if you want a full Linux that looks and works like Windows but is based in Linux then you should give Xandros Desktop Version 2 a try. it costs $90 but has CrossOver Office Plugin with it and has a better hardware support then Lindows.
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