On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 07:53:12AM -0000, Wynne, Conor wrote:
>> > Yes, I saw it last week, very impressive. I'm ordering a copy. 99 dollars or
> > something and run almost all doze binaries. kewl.
>> Give the nice people $99 if you like but I gather it's Wine in a box -> will
> run just as many 'doze binaries as Wine, being that it is Wine. This may or
> may not be regarded as kewl, depending on your point of view.
From the point of view of helping users migrate from Windows to Linux, I
would consider it "kewl". Distributions always have had different focuses
be it security, servers or desktops, this is just one that has running
windows app as a focus and there is a market there. WINE is an *extremly*
complex piece of programming and it is definetly non-trivial to set up and
get working right even with the new tools they have along with it.
Dismissing the dist as a "WINE in a box" is a bit elitist. The only
reservation I would have is that it should display a warning when running
a windows binary to tell people something along the lines of "your milage
may vary" so people don't get the impression that it is Linux's fault if a
windows app doesn't work right.
It is definetly interesting IMHO to see something like this distribtion
especially as WINE has more commerical support (Transgaming and Corel for
instance) than many Open Source projects. Hussah for this. Up with this
sort of thing, even if it doesn't really affect me (I don't own or use
many windows apps anyway)
/me waves flag ala Monty Python Quest For Holy Grail Fashion
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