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RE[4]: -OT- RE: wm for a server?
by lemur2 on Wed 21st Nov 2007 22:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: -OT- RE: wm for a server?"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Imagine yourself stuck on a desert island with notebook loaded with latest Inkscape and a pile of CDs loaded with *.CDR files...


http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ#What_can_I_do_with_.2A.....
(scroll down the the answer to FAQ question 6.8)

Now imagine yourself on the same desert island with notebook loaded with default Windows XP install and the same pile of CDs loaded with *.CDR files...

What, you are going to try to open those files in Paint? Or perhaps Notepad?

Good luck with that.

Edited 2007-11-21 22:23

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autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

(scroll down the the answer to FAQ question 6.8)


You said that there is a "myth" about certain software being unavailable for Linux, and hinted about some clandestine agenda behind such "myths" being spread. But it still seems to be truth. Inkscape and Sodipodi CANNOT access *.CDR files, and "Uniconvertor" mentioned in FAQ is available as SOURCE ONLY.

You know ? I do not like Linux. Instead of clicking "next", "ok" , "next" as on normal OSes, those "uni*geeks" always told you to compile something called "colonel" from "shources" or something. (sarcasm)

Now imagine yourself on the same desert island with notebook loaded with default Windows XP install and the same pile of CDs loaded with *.CDR files...


So you say that there is Inkscape installed in Ubuntu's "default install" along with "Uniconvertor" installed and ready to process that pile of CDs ? ;-)

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So you say that there is Inkscape installed in Ubuntu's "default install" along with "Uniconvertor" installed and ready to process that pile of CDs ? ;-)


No, I didn't say that.

I just pointed out that a Windows install fails the same test of useability that you proposed for Linux.

You know ? I do not like Linux. Instead of clicking "next", "ok" , "next" as on normal OSes, those "uni*geeks" always told you to compile something called "colonel" from "shources" or something. (sarcasm)


Honestly, would I put you through all of that? Oh dear, the mind boggles!

No, what I would do is point you to easy-to-install packages:
http://sk1project.org/modules.php?name=Products&product=uniconverto...

There you go. Easy peasy.

Or, if you didn't want to have to convert the files, then just use a graphics editor that can handle them:
http://sk1project.org/modules.php?name=Products&product=sk1

This one is not quite ready yet, so you might have to build that. It is up to you.

Still easier (and AFAIK cheaper) to get this for, say, Ubuntu than a program for Windows XP that can do CDR files.

I am still going to wait a while before I would claim this capability for Visio files, though:
http://sk1project.org/modules.php?name=Products&product=vsdviewer

VDSviewer is still only alpha quality.

Edited 2007-11-23 05:49

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