[lug] BLUG 99 CU Linux Installfest
wallen at boulder.nist.gov
Mon Nov 8 16:06:47 MST 1999
On Mon, 8 Nov 1999, Jim Easter wrote:
> > I'd personally like to see some more demos of Linux being used for real
> > world applications. How about:
> > Accounting/Finance - Is there anything that can substitute or replace
> > Quicken?
> Gnucash (http://www.gnucash.org/) is intended as a replacement for
> Quicken, and has impressive promise. However, from my experience it is
> still too crash-prone for a demo. Its predecessor, Xacc
> (http://GNUcash.org/xacc/), is pretty stable. I now use CBB
> (http://www.menet.umn.edu/~curt/cbb/ ). It is attractive, powerful,
> intuitive, well-documented, and written in Perl / Tcl / Tk ( E-Z 'n fun to
Would you consider talking with Glen Ashton <gfa at idiom.com> about doing a
demo of this (or these) programs?
> > Business Software - Spreadsheets, Wordprocessors, Business Databases
> > ApplixWare, Star Office
> It is good to see that LaTeX / LyX will be part of the show. It
> will be worth mentioning that the central philosophy of a typesetting
> language is different / better than that of a WYSIWYG word processor; also
> (especially for this audience) that more theses and dissertations have been
> written in LaTeX than you could shake a stick at.
Hmmm ... perhaps I missed something since I didn't see anyone mentioning
that there would be a demo of LaTeX / LyX. Who is doing this? I agree
that someone should put this together though.
The list I sent out was NOT a list of things that Glen has demos for, but
rather a list of possible topics.
If any of you have the time and inclination to demo an application at the
show, let Glen Ashton <gfa at idiom.com> know so he can work you in.
(wallen at boulder.nist.gov)
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