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Re: [opensuse] Re: [opensuse-factory] Let's keep acroread for pure reasons of usability.
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 03:19:24 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1311100310390.19793@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Saturday, 2013-11-09 at 23:05 +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote:

Running some windows version under Wine?

Can't Wine run a fair number of programs these days?

I tried it, it currently does not install.

Can't say if it runs after installing.

The wine people say only version 8 installs and run completely. Version 9 partially (and for those we'd better use the Linux version, anyway). Versions X and XII, total failure.

The other alternatives are virtual machines. XP needs to be at SP3 for X to work, but XP is EOL on 2014, the wikipedia says. Thus it would have to be W7, which is more expensive.

Gratis alternatives, well, Android. I just installed Android 4 under vimware player, emulating a tablet. I installed Acrobat 10.6, but it is a PITA. The display is small, there are no guest tools (AFAIK), PgUp/PgDn do not work. Gestures with a mouse are complicated things... In all, acrobat in android, unless on real hardware, is barely usable.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
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