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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 08:23, 12 May 2009 (EEST)

Samba -- Please help

  • It says "System -> Administration -> User Manager -> user -> Groups --> check sudo " - but I do not see "User Manager" under "Administration" at all! What am I missing? Do I need to install the server edition?
  • Down the page, it says "System -> Administration -> Advanced -> Samba " -- but I do not see an "Advanced-->Samba" under Administration at all?! What am I missing? Do I need to install the server edition? Gunn 06:17, 13 March 2009 (EET)

"System -> Administration -> Advanced -> Samba" will only show up if you installed the system-config-samba package (which isn't installed by default).

I'm not an Ubuntu user routinely (I use Kubuntu), even though I wrote most of the guide. User Manager may have been moved or changed since I wrote the guide. See if it is in "System Settings" somewhere. If you figure it out, add the correction to the guide.

Thanks!Perspectoff 22:03, 13 March 2009 (EET)

Request -- MacBook webcam

two questions: 1. how can we have MacBook webcam (iSight) working at Intrepid, without having the boot hanging with USB error messages? 2. how can we have gspca usb webcams working on Intrepid?

We should discuss the use of module assistant. That might be scary but its the best way to get some of the driver support for webcams.

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