[Comm-en] ALT for scientist
smi at altlinux.ru
Wed Feb 19 22:58:05 MSK 2003
vadim at mail.cytspb.rssi.ru wrote:
>>>How about ALT LJ2.4 Science&Engineering edition :) ?
>>3.0 it will be :)
>>We will need at least:
>>1. A head for such a project
>>2. Contributors to deal with
>>... and the most important thing - user's interest in it.
>No product->No interest->No product->.... :(
>>If you can provide us any statistics concerning user's interest in such a
>>project - why not?
>Well, IMHO until MS does not start any raids in the scientific institutes - there will be no
>BIG interest. Just some people like me.
Perhaps, the reason is, the most of scientific software is prepared in
Universities, and is usually developped for Unix.
>In all cases, what is needed - a distro that *easily replaces* MS programs most often
>used. Junior is not such a distro. It's sad, but it is (of couse, "replaces", but not "easily").
>MS presses the computer stores no to sell pirated windows, and if you can roll out
>something like Lindows - one mail client, one office suite, maybe Kylix (activation key user
>should obtain in Borland) - you will sell it better than hot dogs near the high school at
>noon. IMHO. My friends from computer company said they would seriously consider Linux
>distho that complies to these requirements. And does not have any significant glitches.
>And uses MS fonts w/o any extra overhead (the MS license allows the distribution of
>Verdana, Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier New).
Please, give me the link to such a license.
>Well,surely, after installation such a distro should allow the "root" to completely remove
>itself. It's sad, but true. 95% of folks, I afraid, will use that tool to remove ALT and install
It is not enough :-)
I'd advise to use fdisk befor.
>the pirated Windows, but the rest will be yours - and may form a growth point.
>BTW - is it too hard to cooperate with some company thad writes financial software to
>make "Parus for Linux" or "Comtech for Linux"? Goddamit, but Russ. Acad. Sci. requires
>that RAS institutes use Parus for DOS!!! I was mad when our "glavbuch" told they are
>moving (in Dec. 2002) their data from 1C for Windows to that crazy Parus for DOS...
Yes, it is really very hard. We really do owr best, just have a look at
the list of non-free software in the ALT Linux Master 2.2 description on
I have read your article at nomicrosoft.ru. If you have looked into the
manual before configuring, you should not try to look for russian
localisation under root.
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