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MSI only offered user manuals in Windows extraction format
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 02:53    Post_subject:  MSI only offered user manuals in Windows extraction format  

I need a manual for an MSI motherboard so I downloaded one. The manual was in .PDF format, but it was packaged in a Windows 32 bit self extracting executable. I tried to unpack it with Linux but couldn't.

I tried to run it in DOS but that wouldn't work either.

I don't have Windows, so I thought I'd try and run it under Suse with Wine and it worked.

Nothing important, just a rant. It sort of irritates me when a major motherboard manufactur packages user manual downloads in a Windows only extraction format.

It would be silly if they only offered user manuals in a Linux only format.

But it doesn't seem out of place to make it Windows only, I guess.

My opinion is that Linux has not reached the critical mass yet. The day will come when they will package things for everyone.
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 04:03    Post_subject:  

John Murga was meant to be creating Wine for Puppy
but he has been busy galavanting about with an anti-geek person (I believe they are known as "women")

ah well there may be more to life than Puppy . . .

Confused

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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 04:20    Post_subject:  

I think it depends on the woman. I can imagine a woman more interesting than Puppy. I fear that she only exists in my imagination.

Back to the subject of Wine. Wine would be nice, but I've become independant enough of Windows software, I can hardly think of what it has that I want much of. Photoshop and some DOS utilities, but Wine doesn't do DOS.

How about DOSEMU for Puppy?
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 04:26    Post_subject:  

I got a (supposedly) 2200 AMD XP processor from AMD on an RMA yesterday. But the MSI motherboard and Linux only see it as 1350 AMD XP.

I went clear through the manual and can't figure out why it won't see it as 2200 I called AMD and they are going to send me another one, because they don't know why either.
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 08:22    Post_subject:  

Well I'll just boycott MSI
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