What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
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Originally posted by YellowFin i have tried xine yes it plays cds, but like i said suse removes those features due to some copyright law, so my xine is a limited version,i tried to install the outside version but wasnt able to get it to play dvds , so therefor there shoud be a better dvd software (that can read encrypted dvds, vcds from roxio dont have any security tihngs that prevent you frmo reading them., same thing w/ nero. i dont want to copy dvds and reburn them, first its illegal and second its a waste of cds)
go to http://www.roxio.com and tell them you want a Linux version of the Roxipo CD DVD creator for Linux. Tell them they need to get the Roxio Player to work with DVD's that are (C) and protected, so that you can play them, not copy them. I think FreeBSD and SuSe need to get off it and wake up, not everyone is out there to steal the DVD movies, we just want to be able to watch them, since not everyone has 2 DVD Players for the Home like me.
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I have been using computers for the past few years. I have a small list of softwares (propritery) which if ported to linux could go a long way in pushing the OS to the mainstream.
1) Photoshop - because almost 99% of the graphics artists around the world use it. (ps: I am a great fan of GIMP)
2) Macromedia Director - because most of the Multimedia CD's including some encyclopedias (boxed products ) and educational Cds ( a big hit amoung the parents of school going kids) are created using macromedia director.
3) Macromedia Flash - Not compulsary but would have been nice
4) Apple Quicktime player - because I find the movie clips in many important websites like news sites having a video clip of quicktime format.
5) Adobe Acrobat - And I am NOT talking about acrobat reader which is already ported to linux.
6) Adobe Premier - The most popular video editing software.
7) Adobe Illustrator & Corel Draw - Both are popular in the desktop publishing industry. And an equvalent of the same power and flexiblity is lacking in the linux platform.
8) MS Office - heh heh, I am not pulling anybody's leg - MSWord is having a strong following. And in many places a word processor is synonymous to MSWord. Though I use OpenOffice.org for my needs and am fully satisfied with it.
That is all that come to mind at the present.
I really don't care for games and I think that the games that are installed by default in linux are really good and will do.