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Officially free of windows

#1 Postby Dieselrider » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:31 am

My desktop has been running sstrictly linux since got it a few months back. The old machine was dual boot with windows xp but had been running Mepis for a few years pretty much exclusively. Last night I repartitioned the HD on this laptop and did away with windows completely. Running Mepis 11 on the big box and 8.5 on the laptop. I could not have ever done it without the support of the fine folks here. This site and the folks that visit here is what sets Mepis apart from the other distros out there. :celebrate:

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Re: Officially free of windows

#2 Postby Pierre » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:22 am

congratulations :number1:

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#3 Postby joany » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:25 am

Yay! :celebrate:

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#4 Postby richb » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:32 am

I will never be free of it. Need it to sync my iPhone and update my Garmin golf GPS and Garmin Auto GPS. That is all I use Windows for.
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Re: Officially free of windows

#5 Postby Jerry3904 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:23 am

I only use it now to interface with my Palm-based data collection unit (Aceeca MEZ 1000) and the collection software app (Pendragon Forms).
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Re: Officially free of windows

#6 Postby Dieselrider » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:49 am

Speaking about the Garmin and other devices. When do you supose that those manufacturers will come around to realize thier need for Linux adaptability? :tumbleweed:

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Re: Officially free of windows

#7 Postby joany » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:39 pm

richb wrote:I will never be free of it. Need it to sync my iPhone and update my Garmin golf GPS and Garmin Auto GPS. That is all I use Windows for.

Never say never. Maybe Garmin will support Linux in the future (don't those GPS units run on Linux anyway?) And when your iPhone dies, you could always switch to an Android phone. :wink:
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Re: Officially free of windows

#8 Postby smilliken » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:23 pm

joany wrote:
richb wrote:I will never be free of it. Need it to sync my iPhone and update my Garmin golf GPS and Garmin Auto GPS. That is all I use Windows for.

Never say never. Maybe Garmin will support Linux in the future (don't those GPS units run on Linux anyway?) And when your iPhone dies, you could always switch to an Android phone. :wink:


Has anyone tried Garmin's Mapsource in Wine? Wine states that version 6.13 and 6.115 are suppose to work with Wine 1.3.2.
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Re: Officially free of windows

#9 Postby richb » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:50 am

joany wrote:
richb wrote:I will never be free of it. Need it to sync my iPhone and update my Garmin golf GPS and Garmin Auto GPS. That is all I use Windows for.

Never say never. Maybe Garmin will support Linux in the future (don't those GPS units run on Linux anyway?) And when your iPhone dies, you could always switch to an Android phone. :wink:

The update software for the GPS units is Windows only. I have not tried using Wine. How successful is wine in recognizing oddball USB devices?
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Re: Officially free of windows

#10 Postby timkb4cq » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:21 am

richb wrote:
joany wrote:
richb wrote:I will never be free of it. Need it to sync my iPhone and update my Garmin golf GPS and Garmin Auto GPS. That is all I use Windows for.

Never say never. Maybe Garmin will support Linux in the future (don't those GPS units run on Linux anyway?) And when your iPhone dies, you could always switch to an Android phone. :wink:

The update software for the GPS units is Windows only. I have not tried using Wine. How successful is wine in recognizing oddball USB devices?


Have you seen this thread? Some Garmin units can update with Wine.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=31163
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