Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE[5]: wm for a server?
by lemur2 on Tue 20th Nov 2007 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: wm for a server?"
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Last time I tried - to use Flash I have to install 32bit browser in 64bit environment:


Gnash. Works natively in 64-bit.
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

Other programs I have in mind: Adobe Acrobat, Avast Antivirus, ClamAV


Use evince or kpdf for a native 64-bit PDF viewer. The other two programs are not required on a Linux system (especially a 64-bit one) to search for Windows viruses. Having said that, ClamAV is available as a .deb for 64-bit architectures:
http://www.clamav.org/download/packages/packages-linux

Even when I create complete set of Ubuntu repos (4 DVDs and 1 CD) there still will be no Opera'a .deb on those. So situation is exactly the same as in Windows.


On Linux, unlike Windows, out-of-the-box I get a W3C standards compliant browser, including SVG, that can pass the acid2 test (exactly as per the original claim). That browser is called Konqueror, not Opera.

The situation is not at all the same as in Windows.

And for "usecure, non-standard browser" - there is no obligation to use it for browsing, even to leave it unblocked on firewall.


It is embedded into the OS. You can't remove it entirely, and you can't stop it from running under some circumstances, even when it is not selected as the default browser. It presents its security holes despite what you might do by trying to use an alternative.

You confused registration and activation. I can be anonymous user of properly licensed Windows, just like any non-commercial Linux distribution.


You are correct. Sorry about that. I should have typed: "Activation is required, YES!".

Edited 2007-11-20 22:35

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