Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Keeping Fleabyte on Linux
Ah! Good to see some sign of life from a forum old-timer! (01)
Bill Bearden wrote: (03)
> --- Henry K van Eyken <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Matt, an emailed response to your private address
> > got returned twice.
> > So, I'll give it here, below your message.
> > My Linux experiences make me wonder whether the
> > advocates for Linux on
> > the desktop are not overstating things a little.
> Of course they are. And they aren't.
> The problem with all extremists is that they don't
> understand that one size does not now, nor has it ever
> fit all.
> Extremists have their dogma. The care and feeding of a
> dogma requires that we start with a conclusion. The
> Linux conclusion is that Linux is good for everything.
> All evidence supporting that conclusion is accepted.
> All evidence in opposition to the conclusion is
> Now, I am a fan of Linux and open source in general.
> But it is the process that is much more important than
> the product. I love Linux because I already know and
> like Unix. But I don't see Linux through a parent's
> I have been accused of arguing both sides of this
> issue. I use Linux but I argue that the M$ suite is
> better for most companies/users/situations. And I
> started this email with an answer of both "yes" and
> "no". Here are a couple of articles I find
> This link was sent to me by my brother. The article is
> from ComputerWorld on Oct 4. The title is "Merrill
> Lynch reverses course and empbraces Linux". This
> article is shown as evidence that Linux is making
> headway on the desktop.
> This article is from ComputerWorld on Oct 16. It is
> titled Merrill embraces NT for branch office
> automation project. Merrill has decided to roll out
> 25,000 M$ desktops.
> Yes and no.
> p.s. Good luck, Henry.
> > Henry
> > Matthew Schneider wrote:
> > >Henry,
> > >
> > >Could you tell me a bit more about what you're
> > doing? Are you using
> > >Mozilla/composer to edit Fleabyte? I am able to
> > copy and paste BOTH ways:
> > >Kate <==> MComposer. Using Suse/KDE, MComposer
> > 0.9.8.
> > >
> > >Matt
> > >
> > >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >From: Henry K van Eyken <email@example.com>
> > >Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 12:35:19 -0400
> > >Message-id: <3DB03847.firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >With Linux (RedHat/KDE), I can copy-paste from
> > Mozilla 1.0 to the Kate
> > >editor, but not the other way around. (01)
> > >Would very much appreciate a clue as to how to go
> > about overcoming this
> > >problem. Any hint where the solution may be found?
> > (02)
> > >Henry (03)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > Matthew.
> > Previously I used Netscape 4.7 's Composer and
> > TextPad for doing the
> > Fleabyte web pages. I would do writing and editing
> > of stories with
> > TextPad. One of TextPad's outstanding features is
> > that you can do the
> > window do the linewrapping. So you can copy/paste
> > text to Composer
> > without concern for embedded line returns.
> > Markup was mostly done by Composer's HTML with some
> > minimal touches done
> > directly on HTML's source text, which was also
> > rendered by TextPad.
> > This mode of operation is reasonably efficient.
> > Going to Linux presented a problem, but the closest
> > I could come (to my
> > knowledge!) is Mozilla's Composer with Kate.
> > Mozilla's Composer
> > (presumably) provides wellformed markup code. Kate
> > does not (to my
> > knowledge) have that nice line-return-free wrapping,
> > so this is
> > something I will have to live with, I guess. But
> > absolutely stymying is
> > the fact that I can't copy/paste from Kate directly
> > to Mozilla's Composer.
> > With a publication produced within mostly an
> > open-source community, I
> > have pangs of guilt going back to Windows without
> > first putting up a
> > good fight. However, I am not a religious fanatic on
> > this score so what
> > needs to be done needs to be done ...
> > Thanks for taking an interest in this. Appreciate.
> > Henry
> > P.S. noticed your paragraph identifications in your
> > e-mail. Neat!
> > P.P.S. Matt: Yesterday, I emailed this reply
> > privately to the email
> > address you gave, but it got returned as
> > undeliverable. H.
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