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[SLUG] Re: slug Digest, Vol 3, Issue 11
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: slug Digest, Vol 3, Issue 11
- From: jam@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 10:44:23 +0800
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On Tuesday 04 April 2006 09:31, slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Did you install the vmware rpm or tar?
> Thanks all for your replies, I'm trying to "keep the faith". It's hard
> when you are trying to sell the benefits of Linux for the desktop but
> come up against this sort of stuff. Of course setup.exe just raises a
> few dialogs, click "next" a few times and then click "finish" and volia,
> VMware on XP no dramas. Hard to not feel betrayed by the product that
> you are trying to advocate when this is the scenario you face. I've
> played with Ubuntu a few times but at the moment, other commercial
> products (like matlab for example) tend to only support RH, I'm bending
> the friendship a little as it is by using FC.
A group of students was split in two. Half were given gimp, half photoshop.
Halfway through the semester they were swapped to the other app. At the end of
the semester, overwhelmingly (in the 90s%) the studens voted that their
current app was crap, that the first was best.
(sourceforge, in the last year, can't find refs)
So the road ahead is hard.
(ofcourse for me (this is true!) setup, a few clicks, helpdesk says, (for
$120/hour !!!), you're going to have to re-install windows ...)