[ubuntu-uk] Free vs non-free drivers etc

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Nov 17 16:31:54 GMT 2006

Norman Silverstone wrote:
>> > < snip >
>> > When I first changed to Linux I thought that I would be able to do all
>> > that I wanted to do on my PC without having to pay money for software.
>> I find I can do this - so far anyway, even though I would not have 
>> great objection to payment (although my income happens to be small 
>> now). I moved to linux because of poor quality commercial software 
>> which to add insult to injury, had me in a stranglehold!
>> > However, I soon came to realise that this was not the case.
>> could you explain more please?
> I have no knowledge of Linux and the command line and, therefore, I am
> not able readily to modify existing Linux software. For example, I was
> not able to print successfully using a colour printer. So I bought
> Turboprint, problem solved. I want to get involved with stacking frames
> from video files taken using a telescope. There is an excellent piece of
> software available free, which will only work on windows but there is a
> piece of software called Astrostack which will work on both windows and
> Linux and has to be bought.
> There was Bridge Baron, a piece of windows software, which I was not
> able to run using Wine. However, it runs well under Crossover which I
> bought.
> I hope that helps.

Yes, thanks Norman, understood. That is exactly what I would be doing 
if the need arises.
alan cocks
Linux registered user #360648

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