What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
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Who would want "Internet Exploder" on thier Linux box as a primary browser??
You people don't really understand that MS products won't be ported to Linux.....To me thats the whole point behind Linux, its to forget MS.
I still wouldn't mind seeing a better Photoshop program, Gimp is ok...but people have gotten used to the Photoshop layout. I also want to see ImageReady...It'd be handy to have, it won't run on Wine either
most people are not technically inclined
most don't even know what linux is - and that includes IT staff, teachers, technical support helplines
looks like i am exagerating?
just ask anyone in the street - do a survey
people still equate computers with windows
so a lot of innocence is to be expected if
the rare occasion happens of such user migrating
i say its a bonus and i say we should go very very easy
on the complete non-technical newcomer.
people never seen another browser but internet explorer
and got extremely used to it
not everyone are smart whizz kids like us
if you are understanding and patient
you won't scare these people running back into windows
one utterly non-technical person that migrates to linux
is one wave of spam less to worry about
their pcs are hosts to these things
and obviously they are not aware.
go gentle ok?
.. i dont mind flaming "experienced" people - that is alright
Originally posted by ceedeedoos SPSS .. It's a program for statistical analysis... though many things can be done in OpenOffice.org I haven't found any specific statistics program for linux that's interoperable with SPSS (university requirement)
so yes, SPSS would be on the top of my list
Yes, this would be great. I am a Psych student and that would be great. It is kind of irrelevant that OOo does a lot of the same stuff, since SPSS is a respected and expected lab tool.
also be great to see macromedia porting their gear.
The coolest command I've ever seen is also the simplest: on the Mac command-line, you can say "open file" and it'll Do The Right Thing (figure out how to open it, pull it up, make coffee, etc.).
I think Windows has something similar too: you can just type the filename on the command line and it'll pick the right software to open it. It still surprises me that the Linux command line, usually so powerful, can't do that by default (yes, I know you can turn on options in the kernel that'll let you do this, but even that doesn't work as well as the Mac version).
Originally posted by jc_firestorm Maxthon (internet explorer)
Mozilla is great and all, its just not my bag...btw where can i get wineX?
Well WineX is no longer supported...They've started calling the project Cedega now. It costs $15 for the initial download and $5 a month after 3 months. The $5 is only for getting support on the forums and getting new updates. So once you pay the $15 your good for 3 months worth of updates and the program is yours.
or someone make gtkpod usable it is pathethic as of now.
Winamp or any audio/video player that does not crash like totem or xmms and such I saw winamp for linux the other day but does not look good.
I never thought I will use real player and it is a sad statement when M$ media player 10 is also better than anything on Linux platform by factor of 10 in terms of out of the box usability and features. Seriously it is a shame of the whole open source community not to be able to write anything that just works on majority of formats you have to get real player for that yuck.
Anything else hmm for me I would love with something like all of adobe software and we would happy like piggies.
Direct x 9
Originally posted by gypsy_rabbi The coolest command I've ever seen is also the simplest: on the Mac command-line, you can say "open file" and it'll Do The Right Thing (figure out how to open it, pull it up, make coffee, etc.).
I think Windows has something similar too: you can just type the filename on the command line and it'll pick the right software to open it.
The equivalent on Windows is "start"
also BTW if you really want that functionality in X on Linux, do some searching on this board - I think there was a script or utility discussed a couple of weeks ago which offers similar functionality in Linux.
what about port the game Warcraft 3 to linux?? i like this game very much and i imagine it won't be easy.. but this will really be a revolution for the players of this game. Lineage 2 is a good game too, think about it....
hmmm some sort of profile manager for wine would be useful so that people would be able to load all the settings for that piece of software so i
could look online for the problem that have been solved this would be very popular for newbes as all they would have to do is load the profile and run program what do you think?