Re: [OT] Rosetta Stone language program on Linux?
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- Subject: Re: [OT] Rosetta Stone language program on Linux?
- From: Scott Ferguson <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 15:08:36 +1100
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On 01/01/12 10:35, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Scott Ferguson
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 01/01/12 07:16, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
>>> I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with a Rosetta Stone
>>> language program on a Linux box, either the web-based or the DVD
>>> program. �I want to (re)learn French, and most reviews suggest that
>>> Rosetta Stone is the best.
> At the product website, it says it
> runs on Windows AND Mac OS X, which (you may or may not know) is UN*X
> underneath, so there was at least a chance it might run on Linux,
> depending on what format the DVD uses. (And the audio is MP3.)
DVD format is not the problem.
Large chunks of OSX are based on NeXT/FreeBSD - so maybe, with some
work, it'll run on Debian KFreeBSD. I suspect Cocoa would need some
I'm just guessing - but I'd suggest you don't buy the software on the
strength of OSX == Unix (a posix *certification*), therefore as Debian
== posix compliant == OSX software will run on it.
Reading the DVD shouldn't be a problem - AFAIK Debian Linux can read all
the same DVD books as OSX and Windoof. Windoof might still have problems
with Rockridge - Debian Linux doesn't.
> Thanks for the help, anyway.
Almost certainly VirtualBox will allow you to run the software *within*
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