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To: Marek Werstak <marexmail@...>, gentoo-ppc-dev@g.o
From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
Subject: Re: Skype for PPC
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 22:56:45 +0100
Marek Werstak wrote:
> Hello,
>>>Gnomemeeting is working fine on ppc and I would not support the
>>>hype about skype.
> In my opinion we should support the hype, because the standard user 
> wants this stuff ... I sat a whole long day at the information stand 
> of an Linux Info Meeting with my iBook dressed with a gentoo shirt, 
> of course! and the questions were always the same ... Can you open 
> MS-docs? Can you watch Flash? Do you skype? I would like to buy a 
> Pegasos or Mac, but ... Why do you use Linux on a Mac and so 
> on ........

My answers to random maybe next user:
- You can use openoffice or other office automation suite without major 
- There are plugins that let you see flash even if there is better stuff 
around (ever heard about svg?)
- You can use gnomemeeting.
- Pegasos or Mac is the same we do our best to support everything 
produced by people supporting us.
- I use linux on mac because is faster, I don't like so much the Apple 
UI and I like to have choice even on the UI.

My answers to you:
- Most flash uses looks dumb from my point of view. I don't like 
proprietary solution if there is something better around that just 
deserve more attention. If somebody ask me about flash, I'd tell him how 
svg is good most time.
- Skype is just hype, if you know that there is asterix and that you 
could have the same results with nicer tools (see gnomemeeting) just 
using something different from h323 and the baseline gsm codec, you'd 
move away from skype and start using that.
- Microsoft formats again are dumb and I started to write my documents 
on xml after having bad experience with tex. For people that do like 
complex implementation there is openoffice, abiword and so on.

There is plenty of better solution, why you use an "alternative 
platform" and just ask to have the overhyped, overcommecialized, low 
quality offers?


Luca Barbato
Gentoo Linux

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