[svlug] Business models (was Re: RANT: Ubuntu is Evil)

James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Mon Jan 25 17:42:05 PST 2010


On 01/22/2010 01:31 PM, Alan DuBoff wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Rick Moen wrote:
>
>   
>> I actually never did install CND Preview 2.  What I did was use a trick
>> that Duncan MacKinnon showed me:
>>
>> 1.  Put CND Preview 2 into CD drive of one's Red Hat Linux 4.2 system.
>> 2.  "mount /mnt/cdrom"
>> 3.  "/mnt.cdrom/calderize"
>>
>> That shell script retrofitted all of the Caldera additions onto RHL,
>> including Looking Glass.  Very nice, for its day.
>>     
> Now there's a name from the past, hope Duncan is doing well 
> wherever he may be (guessing somewhere up in the city still).
>
> That actually reminds me, didn't the Caldera distro include one 
> of the half baked office suites? None of them worked too well in 
> those days. Let me rephrase that, the office suites worked ok as 
> long as you didn't need to use other office suites documents.
>
> I had some CDs which could have been from Caldera's Distribution 
> which I used to load the office suite from.
>
>
>   
I believe it (Caldera) did include Star office.  Some (including some of
the OOo dev's I've talked to) considered it half baked.  Especially when
compared to what it has become.  But then again that's an opinion.  ;)

james





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