[Tfug] pps's with audio

erich erich1 at copper.net
Fri Sep 11 07:04:02 MST 2009

         Hmmm, I guess the answer is "no".  I used to think that MS was
the maker of "bloat"-ware, that is, an application that has numerous
features shoveled into it that begin to blur its scope. But guess what?
Us too! The linux kernel, for example, gets ever larger with each


Claude Rubinson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 09:11:48AM -0700, erich wrote:
>> My multimedia PC doesn't have ooffice installed on it, and I'd
>> rather not get a sledge hammer to crack a walnut. Is there a minimal
>> multimedia app that can view, (just view), a Power Point slide show
>> that has audio accompaniment?
> Unfortunately, when all you have is a sledge hammer, you've got to use
> the sledge hammer or do without the walnut.  If you're willing to go
> the non-free route, MS's PowerPoint Viewer works under Wine.  (Though
> installing Wine seems even heavier than OOo.)  In Debian, it's been
> repackaged as pptview.
> C.
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