[K12OSN] RE: I need a list of good FOSS apps for k12LTSP
Paul at Auroragrp.Com
Fri Aug 24 22:40:47 UTC 2007
Crossover will run shockwave 8.5 using a Linux browser, but it's a
licensed product and even the educational pricing can add up for
>From what I can see, the way to do it with wine is to install IE
along with the plugins and run the entire app under wine. If you
need a later shockwave, that's about the only way to go.
That works fine unless you have some requirement to run the browser in
the native Linux environment.
I haven't seen any documentation on how to encapsulate a browser plugin under
wine and run it with a linux browser. That would be useful.
> I am a volunteer supporting a public middle school in San Francisco with
> FOSS. We are getting ready for the new school year, and one of the teachers
> would like to use this site
> Unfortunately, it requires Adobe shockwave, a non-Free software package. We
> are in the process of moving the operating system on our server from K12LTSP
> to Edubuntu. I am wondering if anyone here has succeeded in getting
> shockwave running in any kind of k12LTSP or edubuntu networks. We are
> currently running on a Xeon dual core 2gb machine, but will soon be moving
> to a slightly faster machine.
Paul Amaranth, GCIH | Rochester MI, USA
Aurora Group, Inc. | Security, Systems & Software
paul at AuroraGrp.Com | Unix & Windows
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