shacklein at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 19:49:01 CST 2009
Oops, forgot to Reply All. Sorry, Austin!
2009/2/7 Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/2/7 Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>:
>>> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 2009/2/7 EA Durbin <ead1234 at hotmail.com>:
>>>>> I just saw this linux distribution on distrowatch. They claim to be able to
>>>>> run all microsoft products. Interesting.
>>>> No they don't. It says "almost every" on the home page and "most" on
>>>> the "Microsoft" page.
>>>> Assuming they're talking about Wine, someone should tell them that
>>>> they're wrong anyway. "quite a lot of entirely win32 applications",
>>>> maybe. Almost certainly not "most".
>>>> Ooh, just spotted some interesting items on their "tested applications" list.
>>>> - DirectX
>>>> - DirectX 6
>>>> - DirectX 7
>>>> - DirectX 8
>>>> - DirectX 9
>>>> How about we just completely ignore these idiots?
>>> # Internet Explorer 5.0 and 5.5
>>> # Internet Explorer 6.0
>> I've heard of some success with 6.0 (without crappy
>> winedoors/ies4linux stuff), so I didn't comment.
>>> # iPod Support in iTunes 4.0
>> Hmm, that seems unlikely
>>> # Mac OS X
>>> # Mac OS X Audio Input Support
>> Well spotted, Austin!
>> Maybe they're talking about a VM, not Wine ... in which case, you'd
>> have to get a copy of Windows, which defeats the purpose of being
>> proud about their Windows app support.
> From http://www.imagicos.com/why.html :
> iMagic OS can run many Microsoft Windows applications along with Linux
> applications, with help from the built in Crossover software."
That might just explain why "CrossOver" is on their supported/tested
apps list. Then again, maybe not.
> Either they've got a deal with Crossover, or bundled it somehow?
> I sent them an e-mail asking for the source, we'll see how that goes.
Not that I think it's worth talking about this for much longer, but
also found these amusing:
# Acrobat Reader 8
because there's no Linux-native version of that, is there? Oh wait,
there is, and it's called Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 for Linux!
# Adobe Creative Suite 2 (CS2)
# Illustrator CS2
# InDesign CS2
# Photoshop CS2
Not trying to pad it out at all, are we?
# The Orange Box
which is not an application, but a box. Inside the box is HL2, Portal, TF2 etc
# EVE Online
# World of Warcraft
# World of Warcraft Online
OOOOOooooh online versions of MMORPGs!
# Windows Media Player 6.4
# Windows Media Player 6.9
And ONLY THOSE SPECIFIC VERSIONS!
Thanks, EA Durbin, you've made my day :D
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