[linux-audio-user] Re: Is the Linux desktop really here ?

Robert Jonsson robert.jonsson at dataductus.se
Mon Dec 8 09:46:32 EST 2003

Monday 08 December 2003 15.26 skrev eviltwin69 at cableone.net:
> Dave,
>     The one thing that I would do (I had to do this for my wife because she
> has to have Excel for her job) is to buy Crossover Office and Crossover
> plugin so that you can load Micro$oft Orifice and some nice browser
> plugins.  It's well worth the 70 bucks and then they don't have to worry
> about format problems.  Of course, you do have to own a copy of Micro$oft
> Orifice first ;-)  Do you get the feeling that I'm not a big fan of
> Micro$oft ;-D

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that go out of my way to avoid the 
perils of the evil empire ;)

There is however one thing that I have yet failed to get working.
I've got a bunch of old games made with Macromedia that my kids like to play. 
It looks darn impossible to get them working though, probably too old, 
16-bit... not supported by anything...


> Jan
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	"linux-audio-user-bounces at music.columbia.edu"
> <linux-audio-user-bounces at music.columbia.edu> on behalf of	"Dave Phillips"
> <dlphilp at bright.net> Sent:	Mon, 08 Dec 2003 08:39:40 -0500
> To:	"A list for linux audio users" <linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
> Subject:	Is the Linux desktop really here ? was: Re: [linux-audio-user]
> ebayguy: looks like he figured it out
> tim hall wrote:
> >PS: Watching my nine-year old and various friends use my system, I'd say
> > the Linux Desktop for casual users is here, given the availability of
> > technical support. IMX it's the configuration that is difficult, not the
> > installation & usage.
> Hi Tim:
>   A few days ago I wrote to the list and recounted a story about setting
> up a Windows 2000 system for some
> very non-computer-savvy friends of mine. Well, that saga knows no end: I
> had to go to their house yesterday
> and get it going for them again. It's true that they are *really* in the
> dark about their machine, but it's got so
> ridiculous that I've decided on a new plan. I'm going to set up a Linux
> box for them and see how they do with it.
> These people do very little else but use a Web browser (what they call
> "the computer") so I want to see just how
> hard or easy it would be for them to use a modern Linux system. It'll be
> an interesting experiment, and if I have to deal
> with the system at least it will be a real OS with real tools and the
> real possibility of actually fixing it if it breaks.
> Win2K is nice, but what a vacant system ! I can't believe people have
> paid so much and received so little in return
> for their money.
>   Anyway, if this experiment works I'll report back to this group. The
> folks using this box aren't music/sound people,
> but I do plan on setting up XMMS, RealPlayer, and possibly xine or
> Mplayer for on-line video feeds. Let me know if
> you have any suggestions for making it as easy as possible for them to use.
> Best regards,
> Dave Phillips

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