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Old 02-21-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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Angry Microsoft Breaks WINE Compatibility


read all about it...

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...1766738,00.asp
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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Yeah, read about it a few days ago. I mean it does suck but they can do what they want with their software can't they?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:48 AM   #3
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Yeah, read about it a few days ago. I mean it does suck but they can do what they want with their software can't they?
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They (Microsoft) block Wine, which is designed as an inter-compatibility application," Ionescu said. "This is specifically illegal according to the Sherman Act, which they must abide since they were officially named as a 'Legal Monopoly' (by the U.S. court that ruled on the U.S. Department of Justice vs. Microsoft antitrust case). The Act specifically says that Microsoft cannot block interoperatibility."
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:12 AM   #4
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Yet until someone legally stops them they will do it.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:14 AM   #5
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why not just have all this stuff put up on an ftp somewhere so we can download it? would that be illegal?

i payed for their software and i have every right to use it.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:10 PM   #6
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Microsoft has absolutely NO reason to check whether you're running their software under wine or not. Bastards.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 02:55 PM   #7
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from what I gather this only affects MS Software running via wine.. not any other windows software is affected...

So who cares? Im not running any MS Software under wine.. why would any avid linux user being running MS software anyways??
 
Old 02-22-2005, 03:23 PM   #8
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why would any avid linux user being running MS software anyways??
Because Visio and M$ Office are a necessity in some cases. I can do 99% of my work in OpenOffice, but Visio is far better at diagrams than Kivio and KChart are, and OOo performance stinks when opening moderate-sized spreadsheets with lots of inter-worksheet calculations and links. Example: I have one spreadsheet which takes M$ Office under five seconds to open, and OOo over 40 minutes. I have another which takes OOo over TWO HOURS to open, but M$ Office under a minute.

No, there is no way I can change the initial file format: this file I have to work with comes from the state. What I do to work around it is strip out the hyperlinks, do my work, and then using M$ Office, I copy & paste my work back into the spreadsheet.

Did I mention that OOo has some performance issues?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 08:11 PM   #9
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has anyone tried using the activex validator using IE under wine?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:45 PM   #10
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Are you kidding? IE has so many bugs I can't even get it to execute under WINE, let alone actually run.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:52 PM   #11
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MSIE runs fine under wine. You don't get icons on the toolbar, but it renders pages just fine and provides access to MSIE-centric sites.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:04 PM   #12
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ah please we can complain and whine but is there any real way to stop these fartknockers?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 10:27 PM   #13
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MS does things illegaly, it's ok.
We do things illegally, it's not ok.

Makes perfect sense, right?
 
  


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