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Re: OT: Linux or Windows? (was: Re: Semi-OT: Unicode keyboard)

From:Carsten Becker <post@...>
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2004, 13:47
On Sun, 8 Aug 2004 22:18:50 +1000, Tristan Mc Leay <kesuari@...> wrote:

>On Sun, 2004-08-08 at 21:52, Carsten Becker wrote: >> Haha! Now I ... >> >> * can export my Outlook data to Evolution (with Outport) >> * can run Photoshop and ImageReady 7 successfully (with Wine) >> * can run GoLive 5 from the Windows installation (with Wine) >> (I couldn't get it installed on Linux :( ) >> * can split MIME Digest files (with PHP), some automatism is still >> missing, though. >> >> So (almost) no reason anymore to use Windows. > >What, not even gaming? (Not that I play games other than solitaire & >sim.)
No. I don't play games that ofthen, too. And AFAIK Wine already supports many games anyway. I have downloaded WineX, too, but when trying to install it, it says that Wine would be missing :| Not very funny.
>> Still, I seem to be too >> stupid to compile tar archives :( > >If > $ tar xzvf filename.tar.gz > $ cd filename > $ vim INSTALL #if this doesn't contradict the following, then: > $ ./configure && make && sudo make install >isn't working properly, chances are you didn't install devel-packages.
Right, I think I haven't installed all of them. Only the ones I thought they would be absolutely necessary to compile things.
>My understanding is that user-friendly distributions try to make >compiling software gratuitously difficult. I don't know why.
Microsoft is greeting?! Perhaps they think compiling stuff is too difficult for spoilt Windows users. Linux has still the air of t3h h4x0r OS, although they're really making efforts to make Linux an alternative to Windows, and making it usable on desktop computers as well. -- Carsten