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Old 11-30-2005, 08:32 AM   #2116
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Quote:
Originally posted by YellowKnife
to play games on linux just install Wine

And even this isn't necessary if what you want are the newst hits: Quake IV, Doom3, Cold War and Tremolous. And even some mayor all-time hits like all the Doom. Quake and Wolfenstein Saga. And also online games like Vendetta Online.

I personally only miss these two or similar titles. I use Wine to play Steel Panthers WWII and sometimes to do weird things such as trying to install IE 6 LOL (yeah, I know it's crap, but I have lots of fun doing it.

And more: I like the Win32 GUI of the fabulous 7Zip (a native win32 GPL application!), it runs like a charm with Wine, so that I even set it up as my default archiever (so I can distribute archives also to my friends using Windows).

Wine is a piece of gold, just a pity that DirectX is not directly supported, but I can live w/o it.


P.D.: I also had the famouse MS-Windows Wordpath running on a SUSE 9.1, ROFLMAO.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 08:51 AM   #2117
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wine dose not always work, maybe it is the games I have SimCity3000, Need For Speed II se, etc

as for my previous post, those from M$ would expect to have there scroll wheals work out of the box
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:44 AM   #2118
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I'm sure it's been said but iTunes comes to mind.
I'd really like to see ProTools on Linux. I run it on a PwrMac G5 now (basically BSD under the hood) but being able to use a lower cost Linux PC would be a nice touch.

BTW, has anyone tried CodeWeaver on Suse 10? I'm thinking about trying it. My kids want to plug their iPods in and run iTunes on their PCs.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 07:13 AM   #2119
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AFAIK there is a native solution for usign iPods in Linux, so you won't have to use weird emulators:

GTKpod

More info:
iPod on Linux
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:41 PM   #2120
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Ms Project and Ms Visio

i really would like to see a solution to read and modify Microsoft VISIO and Project files y linux enviroment.


Greets.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:27 PM   #2121
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Hi!
I forgot one program I really really would like to be available in Linux:

Caligary Truespace !!!

I know that it's possible to run it, as I asked the people at Caligary if they would give support.

IMHO this would be a breakthrough for them: The modeler is the most intuitive I ever saw, even a n00b can do really impressing stuff just after half an hour of trying the program.

I would buy it even if it where propietary software. If it became OSS I would commit ritual suicide in the bonzo fashion!!!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 04:02 PM   #2122
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Quote:
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Hi!
I forgot one program I really really would like to be available in Linux:

Caligary Truespace !!!

I know that it's possible to run it, as I asked the people at Caligary if they would give support.

IMHO this would be a breakthrough for them: The modeler is the most intuitive I ever saw, even a n00b can do really impressing stuff just after half an hour of trying the program.

I would buy it even if it where propietary software. If it became OSS I would commit ritual suicide in the bonzo fashion!!!
What modler are you talking about. I use IRONWorks in M$. loobing for one in Linux.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 05:28 AM   #2123
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Caligary Truespace is a classic. It began way back in the Amiga age.
It was very primitive indeed, but whe it changed to the i386 architecture it became the most intuitive modeller. Although the fist version did use scanlines and had very primitive ray-tracing features. But you was able to do some interesting things, like simple animations in no time.

The interface is very different form any other: The main screen is full-window and have to raise a window for each viewport.

The way of applying deformations, textures and materials is also very intuitive...

I'm trying to set up BLender in a similar fashion, but it's not the same. Not that it's worst, just different. And BTW, Blender is in some ways more advanced than CT.

So it's more a matter of easiness and fast creation, as a matter of intrinsic quality: I don't think it's much better than Blender, even in it's last versions.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 06:14 AM   #2124
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I went to the CT site. Very interesting, but right now I am only interested in Open Source stuff,

I if I ever get back to M$ I will try it out as it a great deal less then IronCAD, Solid Works and Pro Engineering. Incidently, MicroStation, a CAD program, has excellent modeling features as well as being the primere CAD system.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:18 PM   #2125
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I haven't used it since 1998, LOL...
Right I tried to install version 1 (freeware) using wine... I don't use Win on any of my 3+1/2 machines.

I'm pretty sure we could have something like this in FOSS just tweaking a bit with Blender's interface. The advantage of CT is the interface, not the tech, Blender is industrial-strenght, there are even ppl like the creators of MakeHuman (a character modeler plugin), which use Blender to *sell* meshes to film studios...
 
Old 12-02-2005, 03:27 PM   #2126
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WOW! I just downloaded Blender. What can I say.

If I can learn how to use it, it might fight right into what I doing.

Thanks
 
Old 12-03-2005, 12:56 AM   #2127
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Well, Im just a 'Newb', not real up on what is and what is not available, but im a drummer and love to download good music to mix and practice to. if it is available then my apologies, but if not then id like to see some companies like limewire make thier stuff compatable with linux. Its interseting that you started this thread, Jeremy because, I really want to switch over to being a fulltime linux user, but the main thing holding me up is the software compatability issue. Oh and pc security software like Norton. id definately be willing to pay the going price!
 
Old 12-03-2005, 05:17 AM   #2128
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nokia pc suite
the most important thing is to backup the phone contents in case any thing happened
 
Old 12-04-2005, 11:30 AM   #2129
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ported to linux

UltraEdit - one of the two programs that still keep me in Windows. (Another one is Excel - which is used in the company i work for, because it is an informal standard in financial industry. BTW: can anybody send me a link to a good article on Open Office/MS Office compatibility, especially in area of Macros)
 
Old 12-04-2005, 04:22 PM   #2130
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Originally Posted by Timur Sakayev
UltraEdit - one of the two programs that still keep me in Windows. (Another one is Excel - which is used in the company i work for, because it is an informal standard in financial industry. BTW: can anybody send me a link to a good article on Open Office/MS Office compatibility, especially in area of Macros)
NO Macro compatibility... MS office uses Visual Basic macros, wich are strictly-speaking amlost impossible to implement on Linux.. perhaps you offdoes ice should move into this century and stat using a wiki or a database..

Also what does Ultra edit do?
 
  


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