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Re: Microsoft going after Linux?


From: Doctor Smith
Subject: Re: Microsoft going after Linux?
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:44:05 -0500
User-agent: 40tude_Dialog/2.0.15.1

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:33:24 +0000, Andrew Halliwell wrote:

> Doctor Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Add new voices. 
>> Map corrections.
>> Change/add the themes.
>> Community submitted items.
>> Add Points of Interest.
>> Plan routes on the computer.
>> Back up the unit.
>> Use the unit from the computer.
>> etc..
>> 
>> HOWEVER............
>> 
>> All of these uses software that runs under Windows and Mac only.
>> 
>> No Linux versions.
>> 
>> So if you are running Linux, the best you can do is back the unit up by
>> copying the file system.
> 
> Updating the map, adding voices, updating the firmware etc are all possible
> without using the windows software.
> 
> And it does run on wine (partially), backup works, firmware update doesn't
> but that doesn't matter cos it's just a matter of downloading and copying a
> couple of files to the tomtom. I've not tried the community stuff or adding
> PoI.

I wouldn't let Wine anywhere near a gadget like that.
What do you do when Wine bricks the thing?

People aren't interested in jumping through flaming hoops to utilize all
the features of their GPS.
They just want it to work so they can concentrate on USING it.

I launch the software, click on voices for example, audition them online,
pick and choose what I want and download it to the unit.

You have to figure out what file you want, where to put it and then AFTER
you have loaded it into the unit try and see if you like it.

There is simply NO COMPARISON between the Linux way and the Windows way.

None.

 


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