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Well, from the "what do you do in OS X?" thread, we can see that many people edit media, create documents, work, play, listen to music, and quite a bit more in OS X.
I'm wondering what everyone DOESN'T do in OS X. I still have my windows partition for phone flashing, games, and Alcohol 120%/PSP games.
What does everyone do in windows? many people here can't completely switch to OS X for one reason or the other. Why do you still touch windows from time to time?

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1. DVD shrink and DVD decrypter to copy a movie.
2. Convert a downloaded Youtube video (.flv) to mpg or wmv.
3.Create an .iso file from an entire cd or dvd using MagicIso.

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The only real reason I use Windows off and on is for building simple Java applets. Textpad has been a great tool for this. I've tried textmate, but unlike textpad i can't hit Ctrl+3 to just run the applet. Xcode is too big to bother with when building a simply applet.

If anyone thinks that they know of an app that could completely liberate me from Windows, I'd be very grateful. I've installed Ubuntu today so I can try Eclipse, is it any good?

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Recording TV Shows.

The ONLY thing that my Hackintosh can't do is record TV using my Hauppage WinTV PVR-150. MythTV, as far as I can tell, can only be run as a frontend on OS X. If anyone has the knowledge to make my PVR-150 work with OS X, I would greatly appreciate it. Apparently there are drivers using IVTV, but they are for Linux. I'm not a programmer or Linux geek by any stretch of the imagination, so I don't know the portability of those drivers.

Someone help me out! :blink:

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.NET development in Visual Studio.

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Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

Computer Aided Manufacturing/Machining (CAM)

Computer Aided Engineering (FEA, CAE, Thermal, Fluid, Structural etc)

Data Management

(There are Unix/Linux versions that run under X11, but it's easier to just use Windows)

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play games.

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I do nearly everything on Windows. I have GF4 Ti4200, along with a 2.26 Celeron. The PPC Drivers/Stubs for my card provide abysmal performance. OSX feels too laggy, compared to Windows. On a old game like Tropico, I get 4 FPS. 4 - Can you believe it?? With beamsync on - 2 FPS.

On my bro's AMD with 6600GT, OSX is perfect though. I may get a 6600GT soon too, then everything will be on Mac, including Gaming.

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I still have to use Windows to:
- develop, test and deploy applications with VBA (Parallels is quite unstable on my hacintosh).
- run some copy protected software that refuses to start with parallels (not often though).

If I find a way of getting Office to work under Parallels without problems then I will finally be rid of win-garbage forever.

Cheers,

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Whats wrong with Office, under Parallels? I have used Office 2007/2003 under Parallels. Works Perfect. Or just use Crossover to run Office 2003/XP.

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Whats wrong with Office, under Parallels? I have used Office 2007/2003 under Parallels. Works Perfect. Or just use Crossover to run Office 2003/XP.

The problem is not Office 2003 per-se. It's the VBA IDE that fails to work properly. Every time I use it it will crash my virtual machine after about 10 minutes.
Crossover is not an option because it does not include many of the windows libraries that I need to work with VBA.

It's not so bad though. The stuff I do with VBA is 100% for business so it's actually nice to have all of that encapsulated into it's own OS. I'll keep trying newer versions of parallels, though. I'm sure it's just a matter of time until this issue is resolved.

Cheers,

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i do my monthly tax computation with win cause the win version is for free and a mac version with costs... sometime i will try it with parallels....

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Ragnarok Online T_T The rest of apps and games I use are available for mac I have a windows only for RO

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The only real reason I use Windows off and on is for building simple Java applets. Textpad has been a great tool for this. I've tried textmate, but unlike textpad i can't hit Ctrl+3 to just run the applet. Xcode is too big to bother with when building a simply applet.

If anyone thinks that they know of an app that could completely liberate me from Windows, I'd be very grateful. I've installed Ubuntu today so I can try Eclipse, is it any good?


Ever tried BlueJ? - It's 2.69 MB, partially open source, free, and I like it :)

Also for me - mainly gaming, and some programming as required by University...

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Extracting subtitles from dvd to reauthor them.

P.S. Now doing it in Parallells. :)

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2. Convert a downloaded Youtube video (.flv) to mpg or wmv.


ffmpegX :)


i dont play games on mac (GMA 950)

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nothing. well - besides getting errors ;-)

ahh yeah, we had a server running winxp (now ubunto) doing our filesharing-stuff...

:)

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Recording TV Shows.

The ONLY thing that my Hackintosh can't do is record TV using my Hauppage WinTV PVR-150. MythTV, as far as I can tell, can only be run as a frontend on OS X. If anyone has the knowledge to make my PVR-150 work with OS X, I would greatly appreciate it. Apparently there are drivers using IVTV, but they are for Linux. I'm not a programmer or Linux geek by any stretch of the imagination, so I don't know the portability of those drivers.

Someone help me out! :P


Record it over Firewire

1. DVD shrink and DVD decrypter to copy a movie.


I've used MacTheRipper and have only come across one problematic DVD with it (due to intentional disc flaws within the disc itself)

2. Convert a downloaded Youtube video (.flv) to mpg or wmv.


With the right plugins, QuickTime Pro will do it.

3.Create an .iso file from an entire cd or dvd using MagicIso.


There's a free app called Damage Isolation that will convert .dmg to .iso if you really want iso.





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