Dan Swartzendruber wrote:
> i didn't mean to (potentially) offend anyone. i'm sure the wine guys
> have worked their butts off. i mean from the enduser standpoint, as
> far as using an advanced app like quicken2000.
First off, don't use the "latest and greatest." I run into Windows
bigots daily who say "when Linux apps can support my Office 2000
documents, then I'll switch." Of course, they are the same ones who
goto XP the day it comes out.
CASE IN POINT: Microsoft canNOT even get MS Office for Mac formats
to work with most of the MS Office for Windows ones (I mean, ever
try Excel? CSV baby! ;-).
Stick with older versions and you'll be better off. Better yet,
> i don't agree. samba may not be "complete", but it does everything
> i need to do (the only things missing are not visible to win98 it
First off, you're talking to a contributor on "Samba Unleashed."
And I was not saying anything "bad" about Samba -- actually, Samba
is _exponentially_more_stable_ than native NT because Samba is a
pure, 100% userspace daemon. But Samba _is_ in the same boat as
WINE -- wasteful reverse engineering that takes years and can never
Personally, I think it's time (and it has been suggested) that the
Samba team create their own client-side interfaces to Samba.
Although that could be another lesson in frustration (Microsoft
doesn't exactly put "everything" in the DDK).
So, this brings me back to my original point: Don't used the
"latest and greatest" features. I constantly bang my head on the
wall when some smuckie on the Samba list says "please get
ActiveDirectory working, I need it."
> worth taking a look at. i've also heard from someone that kde alpha
> kmail supports it.
Well, age old Netscape Communicator does fine for me.
> hee hee. i can't argue. then again, i almost never use any of the
> office crap any (from winblows).
I _hate_ word processors. Give me a DTP or give me nothing. I'm
still lobbying IBM to release the Ami Pro 3.1 source code as OSS.
;-PPP Hopefully KWord will be the replacement I am looking for.
> point. one of the things that pissed me off about reiserfs was the
> (as far as i know) un-announced incompatible change. i had been
> running mandrake 7.2 with all reiserfs. went to reinstall to get
> up to 2.4.3 (via mandrake 8) and couldn't access things. finally
> gave up (after 10+ hours and 3AM) and went to ext2. *later* i find
> out what happened :(
Again, I'm not going to touch ReiserFS. I don't want to be further
labelled by Hans Reiser as someone with "ReiserFS jealousy" because
it is in the stock kernel (and Ext3/XFS is not).
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