From: Paul Jakma (Paul.Jakma at domain Digital.com)
Date: Thu 12 Aug 1999 - 13:23:53 IST
> can't install
> People tend to panic(I've seen them) if they can't find a
> start button,
just change the gnome panel menu logo.
> and they want to do thier CV in M&S Word, but the only copy
> they have is
> in WordPerfect 2.3 format on a Macintosh
you really need to check out StarOffice:
word/mail/spreadsheet/browser/kitchen sink. You almost don't need a window
(in fact i wish SO could act as a WM)
> And then there's games - big trade-off's there...
> It could be done, but it would be quite a restrictive cafe
> (no, you cant
> run that, it's microsoft, no you can't open that, it needs
> companys 'special' win32 program etc.....sorry - you can go
> to the cyber
> cafe round the corner....etc...
perhaps a mix. A couple of linux machines with GNOME/netscape/StarOffice to
act as dedicated, low-maintenance, 'internet terminals' (TM). And win98
machines for games/proprietary app running (with attendant Windows
> God - it would be great!!
the main application will be internet/email. So why not have 1/2 linux
machines? just for the visibility even. In fact it'd be a positive move i
think. Linux is now an accredited buzzword don't forget. I bet it'd draw
peeps in even.
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