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Re: Re: UO-2 Telemetry Decoder Software

On Wed, Jan 03, 2001 at 02:20:40PM -0600, Mark West wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: John Magliacane [mailto:magliaco@email.njin.net]
> >Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 1:22 PM
> >To: Edward R. Cole
> >Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> >Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: UO-2 Telemetry Decoder Software
> >
> > Its fine and good we have all this software talent out there, but what am
> > I, an unliterate non-software developer "apps" user to do?  Where's my
> DSP,
> > NOVA, InstaTrack, IntaTune, Excell spreadsheets, {and several others I'll
> > spare you with in the name of brevity} etc. for Linux?
> Could it be possible that it does not exist because no-one wrote it? I
> wonder 
> if such SW would be available if somebody could make a living by selling it?
> And if someone ever does put it out, what are the odds of getting a suite of
> apps equivalent MS Office for free?
> Oh NO! did I just go and reveal another flaw with open source? 

Personally I don't think you know what in the heck you're talking about...

Let's go down the list:

DSP - Thomas Sailer, Johan Forrer, Phil Karn, etc wrote quite a few and there 
      is Unix support for the Motorola 56002 EVM.

Nova, InstantTrack (correct spelling), etc - Sattrack has been around for a very
long time, also Predict and Mtrack programs are available.

Office suites - Let's see open source, there is StarOffice, KOffice, another one
I can't think of... commercial products from Applixware and Wordperfect.

You don't even have to use Linux persay... I use FreeBSD most of the time. Most
Unix apps are portable across different varieties of Unix and hardware

Why don't you admit you're a Windows bigot and be done with it?

Mike N4CNW

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