[afnog] ISSUES with UBUNTU

Yasini Kilima ykilima at tra.go.tz
Mon Feb 13 13:06:27 UTC 2012

I will try this also when I get a system
I was trying to use my laptop on Windows 7 with VM player but failed to install WINE as the Ubuntu on VM Player does not support root logging, unless I don't know something to make it do,
I am a new Ubuntu Linux enthusiast


From: matogoro jabera [mailto:jaberamatogoro at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 3:45 PM
To: Yasini Kilima
Cc: Phil Regnauld; afnog at afnog.org
Subject: Re: [afnog] ISSUES with UBUNTU

Scribus is the best than even Publisher, because Scribus support layers while MS Publisher does not. Scribus is one of my favorite Graphics Package although you can also use inkscape vector.

You can also prefer to implement local policy in your Microsoft PC, go to start>run> then type mmc which you can set some policies on your local pc...I know your running Microsoft Softwares in your environment so I advice to check-out on the best way of managing the specific pc from viruses than just running away from the problem.

Thanks, Karibu
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Phil Regnauld <regnauld at nsrc.org<mailto:regnauld at nsrc.org>> wrote:
Yasini Kilima (ykilima) writes:
> Hello Phil,
> The reason why I want to avoid Windows OS is the issue of Viruses, The environment I will use the system is no INTERNET so I cannot update any Antivirus Software.
> By this means I will still need to run Windows OS on Ubuntu just for Microsoft Publisher.
> Thus if one inserts a flash disk with virus it will infect the Virtual OS just same as it would on a physical box.
> Thus I am trying to avoid as much as possible not to boot any Windows while benefiting from other Microsoft applications specifically Publisher.
       Hi Yasini,

       You are absolutely correct, and that is a very reasonable reason
       not to run windows. Apologies if that was stated in your original
       mail as a motivation, and if I didn't pay attention :)

       It would therefore be best to attempt Wine/Crossover, and possibly
       learn Scribus.


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