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Re: [vox] Codeweavers to speak in October
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Re: [vox] Codeweavers to speak in October

Wow, that's very exciting news!  I think the cross-over plugin is neato 
(although I admit I'm using the trial version).

I'd like to ask the list what they think about cross-over.  

This is similar to old, many-times-repeated debates, but does Linux 
_need_ Microsoft Office?  I really enjoy the Quicktime in 
Mozilla/Netscape thing, but I'm bet Codeweavers is placing their real 
money on Cross-over Office.  I own and have used Win4Lin (mostly just to 
run Macromedia Fireworks; Gimp users feel free to chew me out for this, 
but I still think Fireworks is very good for web-graphics).  

Anyway, the point is, the more I think about it, the more it seems 
silly.  Look Ma!  I've got MS Windows in a window!  I've all but dumped 
that program (Win4Lin) just cause it's a pain to install, and I just 
find less and less of a need for anything like that.  

Wine and it's derivatives seem a little less ridiculous cause you're 
never not running Linux, and you can almost think of Wine as being 
similar to the libraries you might need installed to run any given 
program, but comes at the price of a huge amount of bulkiness.   AND it 
just seems like programming time better spent writting real Linux apps.

I'm sure there are a whole slew of happy transmeta users...but it seems 
like if game manufactures know that's going on, they're going to be even 
less prone to make a good Linux version of their game.

I just wish a native Quicktime player would get done.  If we can have 
real, flash, acrobat, etc....

Anyway, just ranting,

nbs wrote:

>Great news!
>Francois Gouget from Codeweavers will be coming to LUGOD to talk about
>CrossOver Office & CrossOver Plugin.
>  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2002.10.01
>And for those who didn't notice yet, our very own Bill Alexander will be
>speaking at our next meeting (September 16th) about various ways to do
>music under Linux!
>  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/
>Both meetings will be at our new regular meeting-place, the Davis Library:
>  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/library/
>vox mailing list

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