[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu - my favourite

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Fri Sep 13 19:40:10 UTC 2013

On 09/13/2013 09:18 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> PS: To use some old free software I tried to install Windows 95, it's
> not a typo, 95, as VBox guest, but it failed. Fortunately I could
> install the software to the XP that already is a VBox guest. The
> software originally was written for Windows 3.1.
> I'm writing a Linux command line editor by a bash script using amidi for
> the same synth and like to take a look at editors that already exist.

The WINE system for Linux runs some DOS and Windows software, but if you
need to be able to execute a Windows program for some reason, buy the
commercial version, CodeWeavers WINE. I use this to run Word because I
need to be able to screenshot it for documentation, and I need to be
able to edit .docx files and have them saved natively by Word.[1]

1. For the inquisitive, the reason is that Libre Office/OpenOffice adds
an extra layer of indirection when saving .docx files with Named Styles,
removing all the Word named styles to a separate part of the XML
document, and instituting its own style names in their place, with a
cross-reference to the originals. This makes it more complex to process,
and breaks the normal editing workflow.

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