Start: Jun 16 2012 12:00
End: Jun 16 2012 17:00
Location: 110 Victoria Street, Carlton
Note change of venue! We are now at the VPAC training room; ground floor,
110 Victoria Street, Carlton - near the corner of Swanston and Victoria,
Building 91 of RMIT
In this talk, Daniel will look at options available to Linux users to use
Windows applications on Linux. Why would someone want to do that? Mostly
because someone else has made the choice for them and they are stuck -
(Accountants are common culprits here!).
We'll look at options: virtualisation, Wine and alternative FOSS
applications that provide equivalent functionality, things you may want to
look for and at the end of the day, why you should really not be doing it
(Also, I will not stray onto Andrew Pam's territory, ie: Windows games on
Daniel is a long time Linux user and runs his own Open Source and Linux
consultancy business GreenwareIT. He is also the Vice President of LUV and
a Director of Open Source Industry Australia. (OSIA)
In a past life he was a Secondary School Teacher, and has maintained a
strong interest in the use of Open Source and Linux in the Education
Sector. Daniel has never used a Microsoft product as his primary operating
system, and still does not know the meaning of the word "PowerPoint".
General Workshop Area:
At the LUV Beginner's workshop you can come along and work with Linux
enthusiasts to assist you in setting up your system the way you want. This
could include friendly advice on partitions, distributions,
configurations, networking and specific applications. Bring your laptop!
The Melbourne OLPC Club meetings are co-located with the Beginner's
Workshops. If you are interested in the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)
project, please come and join in!
VPAC is on the ground floor of Building 91, RMIT, 110 Victoria Street,
Carlton, close to the corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets.
It is accessible by all Swanston Street trams and is is near to Melbourne
Central train station.
LUV would like to acknowledge BENK Open Systems for their financial
support of the Beginners Workshops and VPAC for hosting - and hosting!