Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2005 16:32 UTC, submitted by Valour
Linux "There is a lot of confusing information about the GNU/Linux operating system, open source and free software, and related issues in the press today. Many of these technologies and concepts are difficult to understand because they deviate from the standard historical traditions of the software industry. There are also a number of sponsored reports and other corporate propaganda published around the Web that smear the image of Linux and free software. In the interest of making a few basic concepts clear, this article will bring light to the darkness perpetuated by uninformed journalists, campaigning CEOs, and misleading advertisements."
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RE[3]: Nice article
by on Mon 19th Dec 2005 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"

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Quote: Actually, CrossOver office *cannot* run Office 2003, and even OfficeXP is virtually unusable under it because of performance problems and serious bugs that render many of its features unusable.

To true...and probably for the same reasons why anyone trying to install IE with Wine on a Linux desktop has to jump through several rings of fire to get the damned thing to work. It's because Microsoft deliberatly throws up roadblocks for anyone trying to install their applications on anything but Windows. This goes all the way back to the early 90s when VirtualPC emulated Windows on MacOS. And Microsoft has been making it harder ever since. If only they could settle one ONE DIRECTORY for its DLLs, or even one version of a DLL, this whole argument would be moot.

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RE[4]: Nice article
by luser on Tue 20th Dec 2005 10:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice article"
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2005-08-31

and probably for the same reasons why anyone trying to install IE with Wine on a Linux desktop has to jump through several rings of fire to get the damned thing to work.

they haven't to: http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/

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