Any Lindows.com insider here

Did anybody here sign the insider program
at Lindows?


Roland Mösl
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Re: Any Lindows.com insider here

On Friday 03 May 2002 02:44 pm, Roland Mösl wrote:

> Did anybody here sign the insider program
> at Lindows?

Don’t bother with Lindows Mosl, It’s nothing more than Linux + striped down
KDE2 + CodeWeavers CrossOver Office
(http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office)

Download any Linux distro and buy crossover office for $54.95.


John R. Marshall - Web Developer

JRM Studios - http://www.jrmstudios.com
The Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

Re: Any Lindows.com insider here

“John R. Marshall” <john@jrmstudios.com> wrote in message
news:aav1lq$gpv$1@www.darklock.com
> On Friday 03 May 2002 02:44 pm, Roland Mösl wrote:
>
> > Did anybody here sign the insider program
> > at Lindows?
>
> Don’t bother with Lindows Mosl, It’s nothing more than Linux + striped
down
> KDE2 + CodeWeavers CrossOver Office
> (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office)
>
> Download any Linux distro and buy crossover office for $54.95.

I want an integrated solution.
A simple solution.


Roland Mösl
http://pege.org Clear targets for a confused civilization
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Re: Any Lindows.com insider here

“John R. Marshall” <john@jrmstudios.com> wrote in message
news:aav1lq$gpv$1@www.darklock.com
> On Friday 03 May 2002 02:44 pm, Roland Mösl wrote:
>
> > Did anybody here sign the insider program
> > at Lindows?
>
> Don’t bother with Lindows Mosl, It’s nothing more than Linux + striped
down
> KDE2 + CodeWeavers CrossOver Office
> (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office)
>
> Download any Linux distro and buy crossover office for $54.95.

Can You run on this MSIE 6?


Roland Mösl
http://pege.org Clear targets for a confused civilization
http://BeingFound.com Web Design starts at the search engine

Re: Any Lindows.com insider here

On Saturday 04 May 2002 01:28 am, Roland Mösl wrote:

>> Don’t bother with Lindows Mosl, It’s nothing more than Linux + striped
> down
>> KDE2 + CodeWeavers CrossOver Office
>> (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office)
>>
>> Download any Linux distro and buy crossover office for $54.95.
>
> I want an integrated solution.
> A simple solution.

The problem is Lindows (IMHO) is a BAD solution

Lindows is to a normal Linux Distro what Win 95 is to XP

Some Lindows Problems

Lindows defaults(only??) to a single user (ROOT!!!) no log-in or multiuser
environment. This has 2 main problems

  1. When there is a linux virus (it’s bound to happen sometime) the virus
    will be able to damage the system (rm -fr /) because it will have root
    access.

  2. One of Linux’s main strengths is that it is a multi-user system. Lets
    take a normal family PC. Mom, Dad, brother, sister each have their own home
    directory to use. The kids cant touch mom and dad files and accidently
    delete or overwrite them, If the kids download a trojan program and runs it
    they wont be able to ruin anything more than their stuff. Sister likes here
    desktop pink with the backstreet boys as wallpaper, brother likes
    battlebots and black, mom and dad both have their own preferences. Also mom
    and dad who have the root password, can keep tabs on what their children
    are doing, surfing, downloading etc…

Lindows is limited (too simple)

Lindows just installs a lightweight version of KDE, and ONE app of each
type. For example a normal KDE install has 3 text editors kedit (like MS
Notepad) kwrite (notepad with syntax highlighting and better search/replace
etc…) and Kate (like editPlus or ultraedit for windows) Lindows has just
one. Also a normal distro will have another 30 or so editors to pick from
so you can use the one YOU like not the one Lindows thinks you would like.

Lindows is KDE only no choice of window managers (like Gnome, or Black Box,
or Ice or…) Choice is a good thing :slight_smile:

In the 2 “beta” versions they put out so far, They use codeweaver’s
CrossOver office to let you run MS Office… BUT Codweaver and Lindows are
no longer working together and Lindows can no longer use their product. So
Basicly they have to start over programming a way to use MS Office. Don’t
look for a stable version for quite some time IMHO.

Lindows Positive things

1 Easy Install
2 Windows Look and feel
3 Runs MS software

1 Mandrake is also easy to install (ask Rodney or Aaron)
2 Mandrake can also look and feel like Windows, or XP, or a Mac, or OSX, or
Amiga or…
3 Well you can wait till the rewrite everything, or you can install
Crossover office with a few clicks on Mandrake now.


John R. Marshall - Web Developer

JRM Studios - http://www.jrmstudios.com
The Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

Re: Any Lindows.com insider here

On Saturday 04 May 2002 01:29 am, Roland Mösl wrote:

>> Don’t bother with Lindows Mosl, It’s nothing more than Linux + striped
> down
>> KDE2 + CodeWeavers CrossOver Office
>> (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/office)
>>
>> Download any Linux distro and buy crossover office for $54.95.
>
> Can You run on this MSIE 6?

Yes and no

ie is not supported yet, but runs (and crashes). CrossOver is focusing on
getting MS Office running 100% first.

Lindows is the same way.


John R. Marshall - Web Developer

JRM Studios - http://www.jrmstudios.com
The Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

Re: Any Lindows.com insider here

On Saturday 04 May 2002 02:47 am, John R. Marshall wrote:

> Some Lindows Problems
<sigh>
And John’s problem is that he is too damn tired to proofread what he wrote
before he sent it. Hope you can understand it :wink:


John R. Marshall - Web Developer

JRM Studios - http://www.jrmstudios.com
The Hotrodding Network - http://www.hotrodding.net

Re: Any Lindows.com insider here

so it works as normal, correct? :slight_smile:

“John R. Marshall” <john@jrmstudios.com> wrote in message
> ie is not supported yet, but runs (and crashes). CrossOver is focusing on