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Re: [SLE] CrossOver Office with SuSE Linux
  • From: Paul Benjamin <paulben@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 06:53:01 -0600
  • Message-id: <oso8aucm760ih7kml5g89rndg52l7rl14t@xxxxxxx>
I am sorry I didn't mean to flame you. I can't help but to see this
whole Windows crossover plug-ins is the wrong way to go. OS/2 tried
this and IBM could not make it work. Now IBM is backing Linux and
others are bound and determined to repeat their mistake.

If you want to run Quicken, CD Creator, or in my case AutoCAD then run
Windows. Linux doesn't have to be the only way. What I came to Linux
for is to learn how to program and maybe someday I will make it. That
is Linux strength not as a cheaper Windows.


Please accept my apology,

pben


On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 13:10:10 +0100, John Scott <fyrbrds@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:



gerhard@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

* Matthew Johnson <matthew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 10:58:50PM
-0800)

<snip>


Which is exactly their target audience.

Hell if this works well, and I can use X-over office to get rid of a bunch
of windows machines in the office and replace them with Linux boxes I have
1) already recouped my (minimal) investment in the Xover office suite
2) a more stable environment for some of my users
3) a bunch of users who cannot find minesweeper anymore ;)

YEA!! That is EXACTLY my point all along. This will bridge the gap.
It will (or I should say could) remove the last hurtle most people face
when trying to get rid of Windows altogether. If you look at it like
that, it can't be bad.

Gerhard, <@jasongeo.com> == The Acoustic Motorbiker ==



John


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