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RE: [K12OSN] RE: I need a list of good FOSS apps for k12LTSP

We just run the windows version of FireFox under Wine with the shockwave plugin.  Works just fine.


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Subject: [K12OSN] RE: I need a list of good FOSS apps for k12LTSP
From: Paul Amaranth <Paul Auroragrp Com>
Date: Fri, August 24, 2007 5:40 pm
To: k12osn redhat com

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
a lab.

>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.


> hi,
> 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
> http://www.explorelearning.com/
> 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.
> Thanks!

Paul Amaranth, GCIH | Rochester MI, USA
Aurora Group, Inc. | Security, Systems & Software
paul@AuroraGrp.Com | Unix & Windows

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