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Re: [K12OSN] Idea for when Windows programs need to be run...



On 11/1/05, Bill Kendrick <nbs sonic net> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 10:10:27PM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > I just tested Kid Pix 4 school edition on wine.
> > The sound stutters, and it isn't as responsive as it should be.
> > All it needs is a little TLC from the Wine developers, though,
> > and it'll be running nicely, I bet.
>
> Is it even necessary?  Tux Paint is turning out to be a great
> alternative, runs natively on Linux (including K12LTSP), Windows 95 thru XP
> and Mac OS X, and costs somewhere between $40USD and $80USD less. ;^)
>
> (It's also been translated to a 50+ more langauges than just Spanish.)

My goal at this point is to raise the comfort level of schools about
switching to Linux
(see http://kegel.com/linux/comfort ).   I'm overjoyed that Tux Paint might be
a good replacement for Kid Pix.  Can it load Kid Pix data files?
I'll try it out soon.

Kid Pix is, if nothing else, a good test case for Wine.
- Dan


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