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Old 06-04-2005, 12:36 PM   #1801
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This week I'd give my kingdom for a Bitware. Just the fax part would do.
Also, something to play them .movs.
(I might withdraw that if mplayer installs okay.)
 
Old 06-04-2005, 04:57 PM   #1802
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Also, something to play them .movs.
(I might withdraw that if mplayer installs okay.)
mplayer and xine both play avi, mpeg, and mov files wonderfully, providing you have the latest codec libraries installed.

Now, getting mplayer configured properly for your browsers is the trick. I got sick of having to search for the plugins all the time every time I upgrade a browser, so now in each browser I delete the plugins directory and create a symbolic link from {browserdirectory}/plugins to /opt/mozilla/plugins and since then browser upgrades and plugin upgrades have not given me any problems on any boxes I've done this on. It's much better than adding more search paths to konqueror or copying all of the latest plugins to /opt/firefox/plugins again.

I wish the various distributions would just do this out of the box. A standard location for plugins should exist - maybe /opt/mozilla/plugins or better yet /opt/browser/shared for shared resources, and /opt/browser/shared/plugins for plugins.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 04:03 PM   #1803
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DVDShrink. Please.
(but apparently its author is unknown and unwilling to port it)
 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:51 PM   #1804
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if apple ported Logic 7 to linux, id be a happy man - but thats not gona happen as apple bought logic from emagic so they would bring more people to mac (from windows).

(logic is the industry favorite audio sequencer - id say at least 80% of the pro music maket use it)

So.... im still waiting for a linux alternative; rosegarden (authough it is a f*ckin good open source project) is still in the stone age compared to logic.


PS. GIMP IS BETTER THAN PHOTOSHOP !!! iv used photoshop for the last 5 years or so, and i ditched it after installing 6000+ fonts as it kept crashing on load - iv now been using gimp for about a month, and once you get into it... i actually prefer it. it has a tiny bit further to go and then it will leave photoshop behind. RESPECT TO THE GIMP TEAM, UR BIG.

peace
 
Old 06-07-2005, 05:32 PM   #1805
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PS. GIMP IS BETTER THAN PHOTOSHOP !!!
Now I KNOW some users here are blind zealots!! Your post is cold, hard proof of that!
 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:24 AM   #1806
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ok lol, maybe i did get a bit carried away :P - but iv been using gimp for a while now, and i feel it is extremely under-rated. i dont work primarily in the graphics industry, but i know a bit about design, and iv made some pretty good stuff with gimp - and i find it more productive (for me) than photoshop to use. (once you've adapted to its layout)

thats just what i think!

peace
 
Old 06-09-2005, 06:33 PM   #1807
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Talking

I would like to see copernic Agent Professional and copernic summerize.

Last edited by hughes28105; 06-09-2005 at 06:34 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 06:41 PM   #1808
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DVDShrink. Please.
(but apparently its author is unknown and unwilling to port it)
DVD::Rip is actually superior. Try it out sometime!
 
Old 06-10-2005, 07:52 AM   #1809
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IT IS TIME TO CLOSE THIS THREAD

It 's a fact that many (not all) program on windows is better than
it's version on Linux.
So why would we waste time here to talk about that fact and
see it never change. How many program has been listed here?
How many of them have been sucessfully ported to linux?

So I suggest stopping dream and let's work, Let port these
program to linux yourself rather than dream of someone do
it for you.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 08:48 AM   #1810
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Yeh, but don't you need the source code...and some companies, like macromedia aren't going to just give the source away.
 
Old 06-11-2005, 02:18 PM   #1811
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Just one app on my mind at the moment is dBPowerAmp, which is a great tool for converting music files.

EDIT: I just discovered that it runs under Wine...

Last edited by Talyz; 06-16-2005 at 02:17 PM.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 06:43 AM   #1812
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I dissagree that all windows programs are better than their linux equivelents.
if you actually think about it, most linux programs ur talking about havn't even reached version 1 yet - they are still on 0.19 etc. so think about when them programs have reached version 3 or 4 ....

and also, remember that *nix has been used almost always for networking till a few years ago. So most software is just getting started. give linux less than 5 years and it will have defeated microsoft.

i much prefer to use:
- OOo - not M$ office
- Firefox - not M$ IE
- Bluefish - not dreamweaver (html is so easy, why do you need to design it graphically!!??)
- xine / totem- not winamp
- gftp - not whatever u use on windows
- giFT - not kazaa (gift is much better!)
- gedit - not notepad - ha ha ha, gedit is so much better
- gimp not photoshop - i just prefer it, authough photoshop is still a bit better (not for long :-P)
- *nix not windows !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

infact, the only software i use that isn't sutable on linux is:
- logic 7
- cubase SX3
- (and for certain clients, reason 2.5)

** but thats what Mac is for! ** - multimedia

btw Mac = unix

actually, theres no need for windows at all

by the way, are you using kde or gnome? - look at how much better they are than microsoft's telly-tubby-land XP GUI.

peace
 
Old 06-12-2005, 07:47 AM   #1813
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Magix
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:37 PM   #1814
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I would like to see Macromedia Studio MX 2004, Microsoft Streets and Trips, and Adobe Photoshop Elements ported to Linux.

I realize that HTML editors like Bluefish and Quanta Plus are available. I also realize that purchasing a handheld GPS or Palm device could curve the need for using my Linux laptop as a GPS mapping system. And likewise, I also realize that GIMP and other graphics programs are available.

While there are some promising open source equivelents, I'm sorry to say there are none that can rival any of those three software packages.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 08:06 PM   #1815
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FWIW, Macromedia just announced that they intend to contribute to the eclipse project.
 
  


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