[Lvlug] Re: LVLUG (fwd)
Michael S. Dunsavage
mikesd at frontiernet.net
Wed Apr 28 09:57:28 EDT 2004
Linc Fessenden wrote:
> Here is the reply I received back from the fab4linux people....
> -Linc Fessenden
> In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 20:07:04 -0700 (MST)
> From: raby1 at imap4.asu.edu
> To: Linc Fessenden <linc at thelinuxlink.net>
> Subject: Re: LVLUG
> I, too, run Slack and I asked about this myself. Unfortunetly the company
> does not want to do other packages right now. The said while they are in the
> testing phase they are going to stick to the deb and rpm. The rpms do install
> on Slack and they have all the dependencies in a directory. It just needs to
> be moved into the correct place. I apolize for this situation, but the
> company feels differently than I.
> As for the screenshots, there are some in the demo area, however it has
> come to my attention that the demo is done in powerpoint and is cause some
> linux users problems. This is being worked on.
> Thank You for you comments,
> Michael Raby
> On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Linc Fessenden wrote:
>>I will pass this offer on to the rest of my LUG.
>>I do have a couple questions though after reviewing your website...
>>I noticed there are only 2 packages available, deb and rpm. Many many of my LUG members run Slackware. This does not help.
>>Also, how about a screenshot?
>>On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 19:05:57 -0700 (MST)
>>raby1 at imap4.asu.edu wrote:
>>> My name is Michael Raby, and I am a member of the Phoenix Linux User Group
>>>in Arizona. I am, also, affiliated with a software company that is developing
>>>a piece of software for Linux users. This company is in the beta testing
>>>stage with this software, and they are asking for Linux users help. On their
>>>website they have a link for downloading the beta version. They are asking
>>>for those interested in trying this new software to download it and run it for
>>>a couple of days/weeks till they get a feel for it. Then they are asking if
>>>the user could fill out a survey giving their opinion on the product. Once
>>>all the testing is complete this software is going to be sold, so they are
>>>offering a free copy of the software to anyone who tests the software and
>>>fills out the survey.
>>> I am writing you to ask if you think any members of your Linux user group
>>>would be interested in helping out with the testing of this software, if you
>>>would be so kind to pass on this information to the group. The website for
>>>the software is:
>>>The link for beta tester is on the top of the page just right of center.
>>> Thank You in Advance,
>>> Michael C. Raby
>>>About the software:
>>> Fab4linux is a new way to browse the desktop of your favorite linux
>>>system. When the program is running it will give you a GUI at the bottom of
>>>your screen, which will allow you to browse your computer by using the
>>>keyboard. It is fully configurable, giving you the option of what each letter
>>>does what. It supports full macros. For instance, you can set it up to have
>>>'k' open your web browse, so when the program is running all you have to do is
>>>press 'k', and it will open up the web browse you programmed in. It, also,
>>>allows you to browse documents and directories quickly using single keys on
>>>the keyboard, and you could open up the documents in the same way. It really
>>>is a neat program, and they company would linux users opinion on what they
>>In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...
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That already pushes me away from trying it.
Michael S. Dunsavage
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