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.
- I think that your objection was noted and the text changed. Perspectoff 05:21, 23 August 2009 (EEST)
Updates and screenshots
Since jaunty is near release, I changed some intrepid references to jaunty. I may change some more that I know need it, if no one objects. New screenshots are definitely needed. All repositories should be ok to change without comment, I think.--Rhb 09:23, 28 March 2009 (EET)
- This guide is big enough without screenshots. I really discourage them because it makes the guide unprintable (and lots of users print the entire guide as a reference). If you like screenshots, place them on another site and just put the link to them here. Perspectoff 05:21, 23 August 2009 (EEST)
FIXME: Qtparted is not on repos
title says it all. as of jaunty release, qtparted is no longer on repos. Barraponto 01:16, 16 July 2009 (EEST)
- It looks like it has been removed from the guide. (I never liked QTparted much, anyway.) Perspectoff 05:33, 23 August 2009 (EEST)
Important - Please pay attention to the language version you edit
I don't know why, but the English version of this wiki is often translated from the original English version to Cyrllic (or other) text. Please pay attention and choose the right version for your language whenever editing the wiki. Please click on your appropriate language (from the language bar) and edit that page directly. Never edit from a Google-translated page!
SCIM: Tibetan script input device that inputs via EWTS
Hello, there is nothing about SCIM in this Manual. I am new to Ubuntu and have only been using it for the past few days and am very happy with it. Two issues are causing me grief, or at minimum a significant challenge, and I noticed there is nothing about either of them in this guide:
- The first is a Tibetan script input device that inputs via EWTS (Extended Wylie Transcription System). I am of the understanding that SCIM can be configured to do this. The SCIM Manual provides information that I will change.
- The second is the Brief plugin (1.2.1 & 1.2.3) for Firefox (3.0.13), my favoured RSS reader does not seem to pick up feeds. I have logged this with Brief and will add the information I receive to the Manual in turn.
I am happy to contribute to this Manual as I have Wikimedia experience in Wiki markup and also have written many manuals for corporations. I am not a coder but I feel this is another way I may support the Open Source Community. If anybody needs assistance with writing or copy-editing please feel free to contact me directly.
b9 hummingbird hovering 10:36, 22 August 2009 (EEST)
- Great! Would love to see your contributions! Perspectoff 04:52, 23 August 2009 (EEST)
jaunty entry 3.5 inaccessible... and wrong
when clicking on the edit button of "3.5 Enabling NUM LOCK On Startup" one gets the section ==System Backup and Recovery==
And the 3.5 should read:
System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout -> Layout Options -> Miscellaneous compatibility options -> "turn on Default numeric keypad keys"
- Ummm, rigghhhttt. Enabling NUM Lock on Startup is right above System Backup and Recovery. Try scrolling up one line in your browser. Perspectoff 03:25, 11 September 2009 (EEST)