[lug] Another win for Linux
stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Nov 5 22:06:56 MST 2001
Shannon Johnston wrote:
> I've slowly converted about a quarter of my company to Linux on the
> dekstop. I've managed to integrate them into a windows environment. The
> Star Office 6.0 suite is great and really makes things easy. I've heard
> that the final release of 6.0 will have M$ Outlook support.
> What I'm leading up to here is that Red Hat has some great migration
> papers available upon request.
> PS - Did anybody see the thing about how ILM is wanting to switch to Linux
> Render farms??
I think they did that quite a while back. In fact, one of the people I
sent email to about the attempted ban of open source software was ILM
and George Lucas. He indirectly owns the company that makes Maya, the
very top end animation software, that costs $8000 a shot. Imagine
telling all your clients they have to throw the software in the trash,
and tell ILM they'll have to install a completely new set of software to
be legal in producing the next Star Wars film :>
D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
> Shannon Johnston
> nunar at nunar.com
> Hiroshima '45 Chernobyl '86 Windows '95
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Jeff wrote:
> > I now have staroffice 6.0 beta and have to say that I am quite
> > impressed. It will import/export virutally all M$ products. My wife
> > uses Win98 w/ office 2k and we exchange stuff all the time with *no*
> > problems. I'm curious to see how your project goes. Keep us posted,
> > please.
> > Jeff
> > Jeffrey Siegal wrote:
> > >
> > > Al wrote:
> > > > Anyone have any URLs for reading up on what this will take? I need a
> > > > window manager that will be as easy a transition as possible for my
> > > > users.
> > >
> > > Not just a window manager but a whole desktop environment. KDE and
> > > GNOME are the leading contenders.
> > >
> > > You'll probably want some kind of office suite. Take a look at
> > > Applixware and StarOffice/OpenOffice. KOffice (for KDE) and Gnome
> > > Office are rougher but worth a look as well.
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