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FIXME: Wine and CrossOver descriptions, not only on Intrepid, but all Ubuntu distros are inaccurate

Please, the description of CrossOver and Wine is wrong in most of the Ubuntu pages, quoting Wikipedia:

CrossOver: CrossOver, known before version 6.0 as CrossOver Office, is the collective name for four commercial and proprietary programs developed by CodeWeavers that allow many Windows-based applications to run on Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris using a compatibility layer. The programs include CrossOver Mac, CrossOver Linux, CrossOver Games Mac, and CrossOver Games Linux.

The programs are modified, proprietary versions of the public Wine source tree with various compatibility patches added, more user-friendly configuration tools and commercial support. CodeWeavers employs several Wine developers and contributes code back to the free software/open source software Wine project as per the GNU LGPL, although CrossOver is proprietary software.

and Wine, in Corporate sponsorship:

The main corporate sponsor of Wine is CodeWeavers, which employs Julliard and many other Wine developers to work on Wine and on CrossOver, CodeWeavers' supported version of Wine, which includes some application-specific tweaks not considered suitable for the WineHQ version, as well as some additional proprietary components

As we can see, CodeWeavers is a sponsor of Wine, and CrossOver is a modified version of Wine, not the other way around.

Wine at Wikipedia

CrossOver at Wikipedia


--UnDeRTaKeR 08:28, 12 May 2009 (EEST)


I removed the original introduction, leaving only a link, and put in the server instructions from Feisty, which I used earlier in Gutsy. No changes were required from the Feisty version.

I also put in the general intro/old version stuff, and I reduced the introduction to Gutsy from April to just a link.

--Jspangler 03:03, 20 October 2007 (EEST)

If anyone adds any material on getting sound to work, could they include a way to get sound to work with SPDIF optical outputs? This might only be my problem, and I'll look around for help on this. Thanks.

--Enlightenedswine 02:38, 26 October 2007 (EEST)

--Hgoor I deleted the IMAP reference as Gmail does not have this (offically) in it's options.

--Tamal Don't delete the IMAP section. IMAP will be available soon (perhaps within one week). Thats why I have included it.

--Hgoor Yeah sorry about that! I should just have only put that warning there...


Klap-in 23:24, 31 October 2007 (EET)

The Open Office add ons ends with three cp-commands. The last two commands lost a letter on the end. ..../Filte --> /Filter and ..../Type --> /Types


Suggestions about style

Please do not label links with "here" like "download from here", instead use either the url complete or abbreviated like: "download from http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download" or "download from www.ubuntu.com". It is more readable and the printed page will have the important information.

X11 forwarding between Gutsy machines

I'm struggling a bit with X11 forwarding between two Gutsy machines - ssh -X -p port hostname 'ls' works, but outputs:

Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.

Running ssh -X -p port hostname 'firefox' results in the following output, and no window:

Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.
Xlib: connection to "localhost:10.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key

(firefox-bin:6741): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

I'm guessing there is some easy fix, but it would be useful to have a simple Ubuntu howto. I've tried out a couple fixes, like deleting .Xauthority. Others I'm not so sure about, like ForwardX11 in /etc/ssh/ssh_config and X11Forwarding in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. Which of these need to be enabled on the client / server? Do I need to restart sshd? i think you need to restart sshd, so try it. anyone know how to start the windows in a ubuntu terminal? Insert non-formatted text here

SoundBlaster Audigy

When using the SoundBlaster Audigy there was no sound. I needed to type alsamixer and turn off the optical output option with the 'M' key. Then the sound worked just fine. I don't know if you want to put that in somewhere but it is helpful information even if it doesn't fit your ideas for the site.

I think a quick additional topic for the SSH section would be the installing of Denyhosts python script within the SSH section. I would love to contribute this writeup.. what is the protocol for writing a new section to the guide?


Sun Java vs Gnu Classpath

You might wonder why I have used Sun Java SE 6 (CDDL license) instead of GNU Classpath project (GPL) to demonstrate Tomcat, SJAS, PostgreSQL etc !? Well, this is because of the following reasons:

  • CDDL license is as useful as GPL license. It is very similar to GPL except a few license terms.
  • Sun Java is far more popular than GNU Classpath. Sun Java is more portable than GNU Classpath.
  • Sun Java SE 7 will be released under GPL license with Classpath exception in 2009. So, at that time, Linux distributions like Ubuntu would distribute Sun Java bundled into their distributions.

Personally I think, GNU Classpath project is a very good project. But, Sun Java is my personal taste. People who want to use GNU Classpath for java are always welcome to overwrite or add to my contribution.

--Tamal 10:37, 13 November 2007 (EET)

PostgreSQL rocks

After seeing this comparison, specially among DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL; it can be seen that PostgreSQL is very good database server. Recently it was heard that Sun Microsystems starts supporting and backing up PostgreSQL. Great !!! --Tamal 12:17, 14 November 2007 (EET)

Citrix ICA Client

Just a note, the client connection manager (wfcmgr) still requires libmotif3 to be installed...

--Badpenguin 13:42, 14 November 2007 (CST)

External links in Guides?

--Dfreer 20:43, 13 November 2007 (EET) I was just wondering, does this project have some sort of guidelines about how sections should be presented? Basically, I've been noticing a lot of sections don't contain any information, just a link to another site. Shouldn't we have the actual commands on this site, and then just link to the original guide? Specifically I'm talking about sections like this one: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Gutsy#iTunes-compatible_Media_server Any thoughts? EDIT: Realized I had posted this wrong earlier, hopefully that's fixed now.

External links in Guides?

--Gianmarco 23:35, 21 November 2007 (EET) I agree translations are pointless if all that we do is add links to external pages.

DVD capability

What about putting information on enabling the capability?

--Gianmarco That could also introduce medibuntu as a repo.


Active Directory Authentication

What about putting information on how to connect to a windows domain and use the windows users?

--Mgrenier November 28

Configure Squid for reverse proxy with SSL support

It would be nice to have a hint that describes how to compile squid manually for a reverse proxy with SSL support rather than use the precompiled Ubuntu package.

I am not an expert here but the instructions could start with something like so?

apt-get source squid
apt-get build-dep squid
apt-get install devscripts build-essential fakeroot
cd squid-2.6.1
vim debian/rules
Add --enable-ssl \ to “# Configure the package” section
./configure
debuild -us -uc -b
cd ..
dpkg -i squid??? squid-common???

This would be very useful for Ubuntu users who want a anonymizer proxy from work through their home computer, for security.

--Mozkill January 27, 2008


OpenOffice add ons - opening .docx files

There is a much simpler way to get docx files working in OpenOffice than the instructions in this guide. There are Gutsy .debs for i386 and amd64 available here: http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/OpenOffice-org-OpenXML-Translator-Download-30751.html

Just download and install the .deb file for your architecture. Horsefd 13:23, 3 February 2008 (EET)

RDP Remote Desktop Protocol

Could you add a tutorial how I can use an XP machine to connect to a Ubuntu machine using RDP? VNC works but is too slow in my opinion. Thank you.

Response from Cbreaker: RDP client is one thing but the server is completely different. RDP uses Windows drawing primitives, part of the windows graphics subsystem, to accelerate drawing text, graphics, and the movement of both. Someone could write an RDP compatible server for Unix but it would be no faster (and probably slower) than VNC because X doesn't use the same primitives. The only way to accelerate the RDP server would be to somehow intercept X drawing calls, convert them to RDP compatible calls, and send them on their way. It would be a LOT of work and probably not worth it at this point. A better solution would be a new X based remote desktop software that was easier to use than NX. NX is comparable in speed to RDP but it's not nice and easy to get set up for just viewing your desktop PC remotely.

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