Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sun Sep 16 14:55:54 UTC 2007

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 16/09/2007, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
>> If I could find replacements for a couple pieces of Windows software in
>> Linux I would probably never use Windows again.
> What software? Have you contacted the vendors about a Linux version?
> They will never make one if we don't show interest, you know.
> As for KDE, it does take some tweaking, but I find it much more usable
> than Gnome. That's my personal preference. I usually install Ubuntu,
> and then add kde-base.
> Dotan Cohen
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Well...........considering one of the pieces of software is from 
Microsoft I rather doubt they are interested in a Linux version. I need 
Microsoft Streets and Trips [ Yes, I've tried Delorme and Rand McNally 
and they don't work near as well ]. Well, really what I need good is 
mapping and routing software that is completely self contained on my 
computer [ Leaving Google and other online mapping software out ]. We do 
some storm chasing and having mapping running on one laptop with GPS 
support could be a life saver.

The other piece is GRLevel3. It is a very near real time [ one or two 
seconds delay ] radar watching program that allows us to connect to 
virtually any weather service radar site in the country. It also 
supports GPS so we know exactly where we are in relation to any storm 

The GRLevel3 runs on a desktop in the back of the van which connects to 
the internet through a broadband card. My laptop is in the front, with 
me, connected either wireless or wired to the router in the back. In an 
emergency communications configuration we can supply connectivity to 
several other laptops as well as radio communications on multiple bands.

Billie Walsh
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