[ILUG] PCs for schools, MS tax and WINE
jac1 at student.cs.ucc.ie
Tue Aug 28 08:38:58 IST 2001
>*Three* major flaws:
>3) They're prone to dropping dead when, um, nobody expects them.
>So, why not buy the bits (scan, pcdirect, whatever), assemble and
>*personally guarantee* the resulting systems for 12 months. Install Linux
>running WINE, and whose to know? The real saver is on paying the M$ tax.
You still need licences to run any M$ software be they on Windows or WINE.
WINE just provides it's own versions of the gdi32, user32, kernel32, etc that
will allow a windows program run on windows. I'm not too sure if it will run
old 16-bit MS programs as these tend to do things that modern 32-bit OSes
won't allow. If these computers have some version of windows pre-installed,
or come with windows installation disks, why not check out vmware or bochs or
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