Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sun Sep 16 18:58:37 UTC 2007

On 09/16/2007 D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> I've never found anything but disappointment with WINE myself, so if 
> you never 
> get it to do anything interesting, you're in good company.

Well, it looked like it might install but so far I can't see anything 
happening. It's been about twenty to thirty minutes.

The last program I tried to install in wine was, I thought, a 
no-brainer. It is an OLD Win3.1 app that doesn't require much of 
anything except copy the files to a folder and run it. I've used it with 
every version up to XP without any problems. It wouldn't work. I'm not 
holding my breath on Streets and Trips.

> Oh, and, just for the record, if you ask, and get laughed at, you're in good 
> company there too.  I don't actually share any of Dotan's optimism about 
> getting people to change the world.  I gave up on this years ago, after too 
> many "We might think about supporting Linux sometime after 9743" or no 
> responses at all.

I figure it never hurts to ask. About the worst they can say is "F____ 
Off!" Several times I have pointed out that this website or that one 
doesn't work well with Firefox and/or Linux. Often I get a polite reply. 
At worst I hear nothing back.

If "they" don't know "we" are out here why would they even consider it. 
The more times it gets brought to their attention the better. Especially 
if enough people that MIGHT spend some money with them complain. It's 
all about the $$$$$ and self interest.

Billie Walsh
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