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I work for a company that runs a public computer lab. The lab is running XP but I find it too hard to maintain. I'd like to switch to linux, possibly Terminal Server (Red Hat based), so I can have more control over what the users can and can't do on the system.
We are currently using WinWay Resume software, version 9 I think, and I need to know if there is a similar program in Linux. (Basically, point, click and fill-in-the-blanks program. Good for someone computer illiterate).
I'm also looking for Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, so if anyone knows of a similar program for Linux, I'd be interested to know about it.
Thank you for the suggestion. This is a good starting point for some, and we do currently use Microsoft Word with the resume template.
The fault is mine for not being specific.
WinWay Resume is an entire software application that lets non-computer-literate people make a decent resume. You just double click on each section and then fill it in. Then if desired you can apply one of 56 different "themes" or styles to the resume by point and click. There are also a high number of "pre-written" resumes for different job sectors (retail, food service, trades, etc) where you just basically customise what's there. They are available in English, French and Spanish. There is also a letter writing tab with a pre-formatted letter, and an Interview practising tab involving some video and such (not as heavily used by our clients as the resume and letter sections).
So as you can see WinWay is quite full featured, our clients use it extensively, and I just wondered if there was a similar software that already exists in Linux or if someone ported it or whatever...
What you could try is a Windows emulator to run that single package. I have several Linux networks that run one or two Windows apps via VMWare, Win4Lin or Wine (Qemu/KQemu may also work for you, depending on the package's need for speed). I have Win4Lin startup some apps as its shell, so there is only that app - really helps keep it simple for the end users, since they can only use that single app.
KDE has a typing tutor in its edutainment packages. http://edu.kde.org/ktouch/index.php
Thanks swiftnet... I have never been able to run anything successfully in wine, except solitaire. I've tried a number of our Windows apps in it, including ones that supposedly work for others, like Dreamweaver MX.
I've never looked into Win4Lin; supposing I use that, could the users launch the Windows app by double-clicking an icon on their desktops? Or would they have to run something first?
Win4Lin 9x runs a whole 98 session, but there is an "appwrapper" file you can download that will only launch whichever Windows program you'd like. Win4Lin 9x has a limitation of 128Mb per app, but that is usually enough (excluding CAD type apps).
If users have a problem with wait times (15~30 seconds), you can run Win4Lin on the server and they can use VNC to open that Window, it will launch in a matter of seconds.
If users need simutaneous access then you'd have to purchase the Win4Lin TS package, this way you can run several (up to number of licenses) Win9x sessions simultaneousy.
Wine is finicky and different versions have different "quirks". Yopu can try the latest wine (it is actually beta as of nov '05), make sure to use winetools, as this adds many packages necessary for Wine to function properly.
Qemu/KQemu are very cool but speed is about 5 times slower with Qemu and 2 times slower with KQemu.
VMWare's Workstation is very nice also, but it is about $200USD. I've used it to run 3 session of Win2K with no problem and have several clients running Exchange 5.5 in it as we migrate to different groupware.