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Re: [OT] Rosetta Stone language program on Linux?

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 11:08 PM, Scott Ferguson
<prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/01/12 10:35, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Scott Ferguson
>> <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 01/01/12 07:16, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
>>>> Hi:
>>>> 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.
> <snipped>
>> 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
> coaxing though.
> 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.

I wasn't going to BUY it on that basis; I asked if anyone here had
experience with it on that basis.  And, obviously, I know that OS X
software doesn't just "run" on Linux.  I think you take me for an
idiot; I'm not.


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