[OT] Shockwave on Linux

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 06:16:55 EDT 2009

For those of you who are wondering (Mark Weider ???):


which I understand are FREEly downloadable:


A fantastic resource (well, Mark, if you can put up with the
English accents).

sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.

Bernard Devlin wrote:
> Richmond,
> It looks like you might have solved your problem.  However, you may be
> pleasantly surprised by Wine.  There may well be circumstances in
> which it will provide a good solution.
> I run Lotus Notes under Wine on my Linux netbook, which has a
> relatively slow processor and only 512mb of RAM.  Yet Notes runs
> faster under Wine than on my much faster dual processor Vista laptop
> with 1gb of RAM (even with all of Vista's eye candy stripped out and
> all unnecessary services stopped).
> I realise that the Wine community is not able to tune their code for
> every Windows app, and Notes is probably one of those where they have
> spent considerable time getting it to work.
> But still, I was astonished to see what Wine can do.  Note to self:
> remember, Wine is not an emulator.
> Bernard
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Richmond Mathewson
> <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> However, the Shockwave
>> Player can be installed
>>                  on Linux with CrossOver or by running a Windows version of
>> a supported browser
>>                 in Wine (with varying degrees of success)."
>> Which sounded really heavy and not at all suitable for my Pentium IIIs. As
>> well as involving too
>> much hard work on my part :)
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