[ILUG] the killer free software app for joe public
ruairi at tech-mad.org
Thu Apr 8 14:20:54 IST 2004
On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 16:09, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Paul Jakma always writes:
> > I recently introduced one of these normal, non-techy users to Gaim:
> > http://gaim.sourceforge.net
> ah, I didn't know that gaim ran on win32.
Yep, it has done for a while, it uses a GTK runtime. I once installed
it on a friend's PC to show him how much better it was than the plethora
of other IM apps he was using.
Problem was, the GTK runtime didn't install correctly first time and I
had to reinstall it to get gaim working. He said "I thought this was
supposed to be more stable than Windows programs.". Later I pointed out
that once we had it installed it was rock solid, _especially_ compared
to his MS Messenger which was crashing all over the place at the time.
His response? "Yeah, but... that's Microsoft."
"An email worm is, is a computer virus and a computer virus is a program
that runs like Microsoft Word on your computer..."
-- William Campbell, BUA Training on RTE Radio
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