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post #11 of 25
>Apple Quick Time
Drop this immediately. I would refuse to install this.

edit: not sure if this is allowed to post but just torrent a copy of XP, install in a VM, then use a XP loader. Forget paying for windows. That or your school should be provinding a Windows XP/Vista/7 license. I know for all my IT classes I get 2x win7 pro keys, a few XP keys, and some Vista ones.
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yea VM is great idea...also might give their IT dept a buzz and see if they can tell you for sure. just a thought
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post #13 of 25
I do not think they are saying you must use IE6 or 7, they are just giving minimum requirements. I have used MathXL quite a bit and any discomfort you experience from having to use an Windows OS to make it work will be made up several times by the quality of MathXL. Once you are in MathXL you will not be able to tell you are running a Windows OS.

None of my Professors (even the Unix instructor) or the school Admin uses any Linux distro for work they must get done.I run an Untangle box and it runs a Linux distro but they do not give tutorials in Linux, just Windows and Mac OSes. The exclusion of Linux is the norm, not the exception unless you get real specific in the computer science end of things.
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post #14 of 25
What's with the note about AOL users?

I find it funny that they use RealPlayer. It shows how old the software must be, or at least how often this list is updated.
    
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post #15 of 25
Angel works fine in Linux, the community college around here has had it for a couple years now. You get problems with some video and obviously the pdf stuff, that's really it.
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post #16 of 25
You can use WINE if you're worried.
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post #17 of 25
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Quote:
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You can use WINE if you're worried.
!!! I could WINE the IE7! Brilliant!!! Now to find a copy of IE7...
    
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post #18 of 25
You need to use VirtualBox and acquire a copy of Windows XP.
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BAH! IE7 in WINE "sorta works" according to WINEHQ. I lost braincells the moment I clicked the 3rd accept button when trying to install this worthless microshat browser. I'm gonna roll with "Fook-it" until I have an issue that I cannot resolve, then I'll just try to load the stuff I need on the only winD'OHs compy in the house... my game/netflix machine. Better than buying something I sure as he11 don't want.

Thanks for your help guys.
    
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post #20 of 25
Wine will NOT work, period. Wine has a HUGE problem with supporting IE it isn't even funny. You could get FF to work, though why?

I'm on Angel 7.4 using Linux, have been for all my classes...

[edit] Just for emphasis...

ANGEL WORKS FINE IN LINUX

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