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[4]: Nice article
by on Mon 19th Dec 2005 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"

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"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."

I suspect getting IE to work under Wine with anything that resembles usable is probably a lost cause. IE is simply way too deeply embedded into the underlying platform (so tied in Microsoft originally thought it would be impossible to remove it) for the Windows version of IE to work on any other platform.

Not that I can understand why anyone would want to run IE on Linux anyway... I don't even run IE on Windows.

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RE[5]: Nice article
by poofyhairguy on Tue 20th Dec 2005 01:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice article"
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2005-07-14


Not that I can understand why anyone would want to run IE on Linux anyway... I don't even run IE on Windows.


I need IE and its crap Active-X for school.

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RE[5]: Nice article
by on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 14:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice article"
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Some applications require Internet Explorer, so one's advised to install it with Wine. I had it installed quite easily with Wine Tools and it runs flawlessly on my Slackware.

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