Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Harold Hartley harold_hartley at verizon.net
Sun Sep 16 19:14:58 UTC 2007


Billie Walsh wrote:
> 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.
>
>   
Windows 3.1 won't install in wine as I have tried it myself..
The choices of support you have for apps pretty much anything between 
windows 95 to windowsXP.
But not all apps or programs will run under wine...

Have you tried VMware or VirtualBox to see how that works...

Harold





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