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Old 11-11-2003, 12:39 AM   #166
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Well, the only non-desktop application I'd like ported over would be Cerberus FTP, my favourite FTP server.
Other then that, everything is already covered by X-over Office.
Cept for:
Winamp
Shockwave
Outlook Express
Nero
and various games and console Emulators.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 10:44 AM   #167
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Reason virtual synth/sequencer- its beyond good. It would be nice to be able to program and mix kicking tracks on Linux.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 11:00 AM   #168
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Winamp
Shockwave
Outlook Express
Nero
XMMS
Fair enough
!?!?!?! Thunderbird or Mozilla. And in Windows, Thunderbird or Mozilla. They don't have gaping security holes
K3b
 
Old 11-11-2003, 03:16 PM   #169
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K3b is better than nero in my opinion because it's simple and gives a lot more information when it burns. All I want to see ported is games.

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Old 11-11-2003, 08:17 PM   #170
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double that, games. (and directx).
 
Old 11-11-2003, 08:35 PM   #171
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Well it think one program that should go to linux is Paint Shop Pro 7 i use it a lot in windows and im aout to upgrade to linux (mandrake) and i havent seen that they have it
 
Old 11-12-2003, 11:18 AM   #172
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Manny - Check out The Gimp. It's a little quirky, but powerful powerful.

I think THE killer app to give Linux full on credibility (now that OO.org is maturing nicely) would be AUTOCAD! This is probably the ONLY app that is keeping from running Linux on my business machine. I can do all of my office work in OO.org, graphics in The Gimp, but the darn technical drawings I have to deal with in AutoCAD are killing me. Now THAT would be something. Port AutoCAD and watch how many engineers/scientists that use it make the switch!

btw, all hail id software for their outstanding support of the linux gaming industry! (shoot, show your support and buy an extra copy of all their games to let them know we appreciate them! )

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Old 11-12-2003, 11:32 AM   #173
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/\ agree. All hail ID and Atari.

As far as aps, I've got what I need. I'd love to see more games available though. But with XMMS, the Gimp, OO.org and all the other aps that come with my distro, I'm set.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 12:36 PM   #174
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Yeah, science programs (like Mathematica, Mathcad, Orcad, Autocad), basically everything ending in *cad should have a Linux version... A lot of people would can windoze...

Actually, I think Cadence (the makers of Orcad) have a unix version, but it's $10.000 or more, so .... maybe a limited *free* version for us students?
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:48 PM   #175
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Terragen

Hi,

I am Andre Marcanth, newbie to Linux and newbie in this forum. This is the first time I post here and I am from Rio, Brazil. Well, I have seen many programs that you would like to be ported to Linux and would like to add Terragen, which is a very nice program to make landscapes. So, my list of programs would be:

Terragen
Adobe Photoshop
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
Macromedia Flash MX
Adobe In Design
Adobe Premiere

And many others that I don't remember now, but are mentioned here. Unfortunately, I live in a third world country and my currency here is devaluated compared to American Dollars, so a 500 dollar program would be something prohibitive for me (sorry my bad English). I think that, more important than paying for a software is to know if the sources are available. This is not common in the Windoze environment, so you can have spywares (even viruses) at will... and you have to worry (more than in Linux, I presume) about scanning your files for spywares, viruses and this can be a big headache sometimes... So, if I can trust the origin, I can think about paying for a software.

Just as a curiosity, I use Mozilla Firebird (excelent browser), Mozilla Thunderbird (excelent e-mail client), OpenOffice and many other GNU/GPL software. My Linux is Red Hat 9 (soon going to Fedora) running KDE 3-1.10.

Cheers,
Andre
 
Old 11-12-2003, 09:44 PM   #176
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welcome to the forum marcanth! Have you also taken the time to look at The Gimp? It is a pretty nice piece of software!

I just gotta say, I really believe that alot of people feel that they want these programs, often because they only really know the windows environment and its associated software. Personally, I have always felt that the best way to really get accustomed to something is to force yourself to use it on a daily basis. For instance. For me to really get a handle on linux, I just went ahead and made it my primary OS for my home machine. If I need to do something in a program, I either HAVE to learn the program, or go find one to use that is available.

Often times, I find that this method will produce some interesting effects in my computing life (Necessity is the mother of invention...). If you use The Gimp all the time, soon you will find that you could probably accomplish everything that you would ever use Photoshop for. And guess what? If you couldnt, then you can CONTRIBUTE! In this fashion, you will soon find that The Gimp (or any other piece of open source software at that) can far surpass what is being commerically offered!

So for my own part, I will continue to force myself to adapt to a new environment, only in this way can I fully appreciate the uniqueness that IS linux!

NOW, someone hand me a map, and point me to Mount Samba! I will climb this beast!

Last edited by pld; 11-12-2003 at 09:46 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 11:08 PM   #177
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Only programs for which I boot into Windoze:

Quicken
Palm Desktop


R
 
Old 11-13-2003, 06:42 AM   #178
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Hi,

Thanks for your answer, Pld. Well, I have played around with Gimp and found it very interesting but to tell you the truth, I still didn't used it much and if there is one thing that bothers me a little is Gimp's interface... all dialogs boxes are independent and I like to work with a large canvas even if the image is not big. The dialog boxes get one behind the other suddenly (mouse focus) and it is a little boring when I have to move it to front again... I don't know if I am getting to explain well. An old version of Dreamweaver was similar, but Photoshop is not. Do you know what I mean? I miss some Photoshop features in Gimp like a more complete curves tool, for example. Also, Gimp dialog boxes are very big. They take too much space and could be smaller (what a horrible English.... hehehe), I think.

I agree with you. Sometimes is difficult to force myself to use and use and use a Linux program like Gimp, but I am trying. I like Linux a lot and one day I intend to use only Linux. Another problem is when you are looking for a job. Companies ask for a professional with advanced skills in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, ASP, and other software you can only use in Windoze... Here in Brazil, trying to convince these people (the future boss) that they could also get good things using Linux will make them say "OK, I will look for another professional". What to do.... And when you get there, the OS they use is Windoze.

Anyway... I am a big fan of open source software and have found many of them that perform the same tasks (often even better) a proprietary program would do in Windows (Gimp, Cinelerra, Blender, OpenOffice, Quanta and many others).

But you are right, I have to force myself more and more to learn Linux software and learn Linux itself also

Thanks,
Andre
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:38 AM   #179
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As a Communications Technician I would like to see applications like Procomm Plus ported across.

It's basically an advanced Windows "Terminal" where you can make changes on the fly.
I use it daily at work for 2way programming, PABX's programming, RS232,422 communication and diagnostics.....

Then full DVD support
Hardware is still a major issue.
Far more support for Laptops and Office applications
Once Linux breaks into the Corporate Workstations then vendors will automatically support it...that's where the money is.

And yes, the company would pay full retail prices for the applications without even blinking.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 12:18 PM   #180
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Quote:
Originally posted by a2ps
double that, games. (and directx).
Hey Directx is a big shit of windows no need to port it. openGl is much better and itīs already on linux
 
  


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