Re: Two Environments (was: I am a...)
On Mar 2, Jim Pick wrote:
> I find running two systems allows one to keep in touch with reality (a bit).
> Most of the consulting I do is for MS Windows (3.1/95/NT) based environments,
> so I need it. Also, if you need to stay up to date with what people are
> using on the Internet, you really need Windows 95. It's got the market share,
> and certain applications are available only for it. Primarily, I use it
> for Microsoft Word, CorelDraw/PhotoPaint, Quicken, QuickTax (a Canadian
> tax software package from Intuit), and PC Banking (Canadian Imperial
> Bank of Commerce). It's going to be a while before all of these
> essential tools are available for Linux.
Well, not quite :-)
Corel is porting all of their programs over to Java, and that code will run
on Linux. This includes WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Presentations, Draw,
Photo-Paint, etc. I have already run the preview (still very alpha) Corel
Office for Java on my Linux box -- it is very cool to see the Quattro Pro
that I am familiar with from Windows running natively on Linux!
John Goerzen | Running Debian GNU/Linux (www.debian.org)
Custom Programming |