Grub versus Boot Manager
jmalin7 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 17 01:49:04 UTC 2005
I am going to investigate being an advocate for FrameMaker 7.1 before I
actually buy CrossOver, but the software is still tempting. At this
point, I'm not going to try doing wine itself, but I might change my
mind if I find more time. Thanks also for the Grub documentation links;
I feel more comfortable leaving everything with Grub since I'm a Linux
To the Linux community at large, I suggest that Linux still needs a true
"killer app". Macs didn't get going until PageMaker/desktop publishing
took hold; Windows took off with Excel (although it was an unfair
competition, since MS controlled both DOS and Windows, the two main OSes
for x86). Where is the same for Linux? I think that Apache is the
closest to being the killer, with native apps like Oracle 9 and 10 for
Linux as well.
Want a suggestion for a killer app? Replace FrameMaker! This thing is
older than dirt, hard to use, full of bugs, and generally the ugly
stepchild of Adobe. Tech writers are clamoring for a real replacement.
We have no loyalty to an OS or machine or whatever. If Linux gets there
first, tech writers will follow.
Olafur Arason wrote:
>The link to Grub Documentation is viewable here:
>or as a pdf:
>Technical Support is either here on this list or:
>Also if you want to use Pagemaker 7.1 on linux:
>If you want to test and help codweavers make it better:
>or you could buy access to it at the same address at the store.
>They have documentation and technical support.
>You could also use wine but that requires more work.
>Install wine and winetools through synaptic.
>On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:27:28 -0800, Joe Malin <jmalin7 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>My naive answer is that I have a registered copy of PMBM with
>>documentation and technical support. If I had documentation for Grub,
>>I'd use Grub, but I don't (yet) and I don't have technical support. In
>>ordinary circumstances I wouldn't worry about either of those, but I am
>>reluctant to mess with a boot manager and thereby lose my computer. The
>>XP partition is "production"; I can't afford to lose that for even a few
>>Please understand that I am a technical writer by profession. I have an
>>extremely strong background in software engineering and PC hardware. I
>>also know that a program is uesless if you don't have documentation for
>>it. I'll go further: it's *certainly* useless and *potentially* dangerous.
>>Gábor Iglói wrote:
>>>A quiet question: What does PMBM know which GRUB doesn't?
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>>ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
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