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110 Victoria Street, Carlton
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In this talk, Daniel will look at options available to Linux users to use Windows applications on Linux. Why would someone want to do that? Mostly because someone else has made the choice for them and they are stuck - (Accountants are common culprits here!).
We'll look at options: virtualisation, Wine and alternative FOSS applications that provide equivalent functionality, things you may want to look for and at the end of the day, why you should really not be doing it at all!
(Also, I will not stray onto Andrew Pam's territory, ie: WIndows games on Linux)
Daniel is a long time Linux user and runs his own Open Source and Linux consultancy business GreenwareIT. He is also the Vice President of LUV and a Director of Open Source Industry Australia. (OSIA)
In a past life he was a Secondary School Teacher, and has maintained a strong interest in the use of Open Source and Linux in the Education Sector. Daniel has never used a Microsoft product as his primary operating system, and still does not know the meaning of the word "PowerPoint".
General Workshop Area:
At the LUV Beginner's workshop you can come along and work with Linux enthusiasts to assist you in setting up your system the way you want. This could include friendly advice on partitions, distributions, configurations, networking and specific applications. Bring your laptop!
The Melbourne OLPC Club meetings are co-located with the Beginner's Workshops. If you are interested in the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project, please come and join in!
VPAC is on the ground floor of Building 91, RMIT, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton, close to the corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets.
It is accessible by all Swanston Street trams and is is near to Melbourne Central train station.