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Re: what's your favourite FLOSS?



On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 06:08:04PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2007 5:54 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
> <andrew@farwestbilliards.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 04:59:53PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> > > On Nov 6, 2007 8:53 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
> > > <andrew@farwestbilliards.com> wrote:
> > > > emacs (comes with a free operating system)
> > >
> > > Me don't understand.
> >
> > charlie already answered this better than I could.
> >
> > >
> > > > killer app:
> > > > screen -x
> > > >
> > > > killer app enabler:
> > > > ssh
> > >
> > > Interesting categories, but would it not be appropriate to put these
> > > two in "anything deserving great honours".
> >
> > okay fine, put it under there, but I'm disappointed that you won't
> > make extra categories just for me!! ;-)

I was jsut kidding there...

> 
> I like the categories anyways, for they are so unique, and me hopes
> some will list some of their favourites under that, and if not it will
> have to go to the cateogry of the truly honourable. (side note)
> Someone in the past mentioned Meld as the killer app of Linux-based
> systems IE. it prompted such a user to move from something else,
> perhaps Windows.

actually for me that was gnucash. I was staring down the barrel of yet
another Quickbooks forced upgrade while watching it make calculation
errors in my payrolls. I found gnucash while oking around in a knoppix
cd and although it wasn't a complete replacement for quickbooks, it
was enough. I've never run windows since except when I have to get
historical data from that locked up quickbooks install. 

A

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