25361Re: [LINUX_Newbies] help
- Sep 17, 2008Roy,
I do largely agree with you that the more I run Linux, the more I run
FOSS software, *BUT *there are some situations where the FOSS solutions
are just not up to the task. I maintain a medium size website and have
found nothing to compare with Macromedia Dreamweaver or to give me the
range of options that I require. Thankfully, Dreamweaver is running
under Wine, otherwise I'd have to keep going back to XP.
Linux Canuck wrote:
> Right you are, but people will do what works for them. In practice the
> more they run Linux the less they dual boot, run Wine, run VMs or rely
> on proprietary software. They find these things require more time and
> effort than they are worth and seek FOSS solutions. They need to get
> their foot in the door to make this discovery for themselves. We can
> try to tell them, but they need to see it for themselves.
> Linux: Fast, friendly, flexible and .... free!
> Support Open source.
> Only dead fish go with the flow!
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Robert C Wittig <wittig.robert@...
> To: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com <mailto:LINUX_Newbies%40yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:54:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] help
> Linux Canuck wrote:
> > You need to install a program called Wine to run exe files in Linux.
> Wine is not an emulator but adds a compatibility layer to Linux so
> that you can run some but not all Windows programs. Use the package
> manager in Mandriva to install Wine. Then when you click on an exe
> file it will load Wine and try to execute the file.
> Heh! This is going full circle.
> The individual will then be running Windows XP, with
> Mandriva Linux running on a virtual machine within XP, and with Wine
> then running inside the Mandriva virtual machine.
> Wheels within wheels.
> -wittig http://www.robertwi ttig.com/
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