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    It's always possible to run a Virtual Machine, save all the rebooting to switch OS
    thats right and I also thought about this before. But there is one thing which holds me back from that: I just have this recovery partition on the 2nd HDD and to install it in VB I need the install DVD. So if I burn the recovery DVD from the recovery partition, I think that this is not possible to install in VB. But there I am not sure and maybe I am wrong with that. Anyway, if I would install this recovery DVD in VB, then there is the next task: registration again... All this is too much effort for me. I know, I am lazy in terms of that but this system is not so exciting that I would go through fires for it. And doing all this tweaking and stuff is a huge fire (in metaphorical sense) for me. Thats why it is sitting there and when I do not need Turbotax anymore, Ill wipe the HDD anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen13 View Post
    thats right and I also thought about this before. But there is one thing which holds me back from that: I just have this recovery partition on the 2nd HDD and to install it in VB I need the install DVD. So if I burn the recovery DVD from the recovery partition, I think that this is not possible to install in VB. But there I am not sure and maybe I am wrong with that. Anyway, if I would install this recovery DVD in VB, then there is the next task: registration again... All this is too much effort for me. I know, I am lazy in terms of that but this system is not so exciting that I would go through fires for it. And doing all this tweaking and stuff is a huge fire (in metaphorical sense) for me. Thats why it is sitting there and when I do not need Turbotax anymore, Ill wipe the HDD anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen13 View Post
    the latest versions of Gnome 2 have an annoying fault. Often there are icons missing in the panels. Also the dependency structure is sometimes beyond me. You uninstall (for example) Pulseaudio and it takes half of the desktop with it. All the "simplification" is sometimes frustrating to me too. So I think, personally I am better off with KDE. Gnome was okay to lead the way to Linux for me but in version 2 it is still the same as it was in 2007 or 2008 and everything around it has done progress, but Gnome itself... not really. Maybe I am wrong.
    Thanks for the run down. I have Gnome on a laptop so I can keep abreast of it and KDE on a desktop for everyday work because I know it so well. Yes I prefer KDE to Gnome, but a few years ago I ditched KDE for the duration of openSUSE 11.0/11.1 because KDE4 was under construction and a real dog. that will soon happen to Gnome I suppose when Gnome 3 is full steam ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen13 View Post
    thats right and I also thought about this before. But there is one thing which holds me back from that: I just have this recovery partition on the 2nd HDD and to install it in VB I need the install DVD. So if I burn the recovery DVD from the recovery partition, I think that this is not possible to install in VB. But there I am not sure and maybe I am wrong with that. Anyway, if I would install this recovery DVD in VB, then there is the next task: registration again... All this is too much effort for me. I know, I am lazy in terms of that but this system is not so exciting that I would go through fires for it. And doing all this tweaking and stuff is a huge fire (in metaphorical sense) for me. Thats why it is sitting there and when I do not need Turbotax anymore, Ill wipe the HDD anyway.
    If its just for Turbotax why not doing it online. I do it everytime like that. But i am using TaxAct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoergJaeger View Post
    If its just for Turbotax why not doing it online. I do it everytime like that. But i am using TaxAct.
    I dont know... this year I did it with the program (was the first time) because I did not trust this (Turbotax) online tool and Turbotax was the only tool I knew at this time. Maybe I also try TaxAct the next time. Thanks for the tip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen13 View Post
    I dont know... this year I did it with the program (was the first time) because I did not trust this (Turbotax) online tool and Turbotax was the only tool I knew at this time. Maybe I also try TaxAct the next time. Thanks for the tip!
    I used it the second time online and it works for me. But i don't have to answer a lot or can deduct anything. I am poor couch....
    But i used to do it also with a program before, but settle on TaxAct. It cheap and works so far. Just my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I get seriously depressed looking at off the peg PC's now.
    It's more and more a (I was going to say monoculture) - But actually 'Clone' seems more in keeping.
    I fail to see what even interests people. The hardware I guess might be interesting, just so long as I can wipe the HD

    I keep on typing away on my 2+ yr old Dell Vostro laptop - 64 bit , which cost $399! It runs 11.4 native pretty well and I prefer the Gnome components. I also have Win. 7 installed in a VM with it.

    My other Dell, which is four years old, but much better video and sound, cost me 3 times as much and runs native Win. 7; I only use it for Netflix, so it rarely gets used. I have 11.4 installed in a VM with it.


    On the whole, the Win. VM on the Vostro runs better than the 11.4 VM on the Win. 7 box; given that they have same ram (2 gb) and similar speed dual core processors, I attribute this difference to Win. 7; it can be a real system drain, but if you want to stream foreign movies with Netflix, you have little choice in OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steffen13 View Post
    regarding "off the peg" computers. Normally: yes, I should have bought a computer without OS pre-installed. But to be honest: I was too lazy to search for one. In Germany (where I come from) I know some good places where to shop for computers without OS and where you can configure the parts of it on your own, but over here in the US this is much more difficult to find, I think.
    Anyway, I just wanted to have a slightly powerfull PC which has a good quality and thats it. I never thought that I will start windows on it... but hey, I did it and I couldn�t believe it, after all the praises you can read all over the internet, how amazing Windows 7 is. I just need Windows for Turbotax, while I really need to find out whether it runs on wine too or not. This sucks too: Turbotax is a java application which is available for Windows and Mac. It would be easy to do one for Linux too. But there is no...
    Java is cross platform which means that your program will work on linux the same as on windows / mac.
    You will have to install the correct java version and that's it.

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