April 2002 Meet - Minutes
Hello everybody, glad to be back writing minutes for the BLUG
meets. We had an interesting meet this time. Most significant of them
was the venue being changed from Fedtech to Ashraya International. The other
being this meet was on a Friday instead of the conventional Saturdays.
With HP ISO, Bangalore sponsering the meet, no body had to pay any thing. As usual,
we started late by an hour at 6:30pm. Mahendra opened by saying that some of
the voulenteers of LB/2001 had still not collected their coupons.
He rolled to the flavour of the Month "Running Windows
applications on Linux".
As per schedule, Kingsly started with a very
formal nice presentation on Wine, its history, purpose, how to get it and
finally how to configure it. He demonstarted wine's capabilities in two ways
With and without windows installed on the computer. Interesting demo,
with all the useful applications like notepad and other stuff was shown to
run comfortably on wine. He then showed how easy it was to configure and
run wine on systems with outÂ windows installed on it.
The next presentation was by our Good Old Atul, he kind of
continued from Kingly, showing more applications could be reliablely
run on Wine. His talk was basically on CrossOver Office. His slides were on Microsoft® Powerpoint® running on wine which appeared
no different that it running natively on Windows® platform. Atul showed a very useful tool to configure wine. In fact, he even demonstated the MS
installation starting smoothly on wine. Finally, he concluded by saying
that wine project has come far enough for compaines to choose to use
linux. He signalled the end of the meet for every hungry mouths to run
The food was excellent this time, which quickly dissappeared.
Everybody waited and got themselves a second helping. In all, this was
a cool meet. See you all next time...
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