Why I don't believe in Windows

August 16, 2006 — 3 Comments

Windows crash “Start Windows, install Guild Wars, have a little fun.” This is what I thought tonight – but what happened? Windows crashes. Well, ok, these things happen from time to time one could say. But normally I’m no Windows user, and my system was pre-installed by Dell. Basically unused, I prefer to start Windows when I need to use Internet Explorer (which doesn’t happen that often *sigh*). Last time I booted it a year or so ago. All I did is leave my “My Book” connected through USB – and then tried to remove it through the unmount dialog Windows offers. Then crash… Make up your own thoughts.

3 responses to Why I don't believe in Windows

  1. 

    hey 🙂
    you’re the second person i know who’s forced to use windows by playing GW…do you know about any successful attempts to run GW via WINE? i haven’t been caring about this that much until now since i get along rather good with windows 😉
    greets

  2. 

    Since I don’t like to mix my system with Windows programmes (which Guild Wars obviously is) I don’t really care about it. And if Windows crashes again – who cares. At least my system is not affected. And this is as good as it gets 😉

    Anyway, the [wine site](http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iAppId=2243) states that GW+wine is running on Ubuntu, Gentoo and SUSE so if you use any of those distributions try it out. You should check out the issues of what does not work before, though.

    greetings back.

  3. 

    Nice, i’ll give it a try as soon as i find some time!
    btw: I’m using archlinux+win2k(just in case of emergencies) on my thinkpad and win2k only on my desktop machine since i never had the time and endurance to install+configure linux on it :/

    bye

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