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Re: [SLE] CrossOver Office with SuSE Linux
  • From: John Scott <fyrbrds@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 15:44:24 +0100
  • Message-id: <3CA47DC8.2070503@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
paulben@xxxxxxx wrote:

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

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That's fine, but most of us are trying to help linux mature into a solution for all our needs. What you are advocating is conceding to windows in the areas where it leads today. I'm hoping linux will be a total solution tomorrow.
Remember Microsoft's suit against kde a couple years ago? Because when you moved the mouse over the K button on the Kpanel, a tooltip popped up that said, "Where do you want to go tomorrow?" Microsoft claimed this was an infringement on their slogan, "Where do you want to go today?" KDE was forced to remove the tooltip in settlement, but the point is not lost on the community. Linux as a total solution is where we want to go tomorrow. Crossover is just a step in the right direction.
John


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