Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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re: reliable
by hant on Wed 6th May 2009 07:32 UTC
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Just wanted to comment that for a while Crossover Office, the commercial cousin of wine, was the ONLY reliable way I could print under Linux. I'm not a geek, and I could not manage to get Linux applications to print, when there was some error.
Crossover Office with Word always printed without a hitch. Of course I found that somewhat paradoxical, but was very grateful that it worked so well.

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RE: re: reliable
by darknexus on Wed 6th May 2009 07:36 in reply to "re: reliable"
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Wow, that must have been the bad old days when Linux still used the old-style lpr printing system. Yick, I remember what a pain in the arse it was getting some printers to work with it, and was an early adopter of CUPS even when most distributions hadn't even considered switching to it yet for that reason. I'm surprised Crossover would print, though perhaps it has support for printers on its own.

Edited 2009-05-06 07:37 UTC

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RE[2]: re: reliable
by hant on Wed 6th May 2009 07:56 in reply to "RE: re: reliable"
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Actually not that old - it was CUPS, but it didn't work very well, for me at least. It's different now - no problems.
Edit: AFAIK Crossover Office did use CUPS, that also was amazing for me because it worked there always, not like in other Applications.

Edited 2009-05-06 08:02 UTC

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