What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
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I am missing something like PIM/evolution/outlook calendar but with plugins letting you synchronize from one side with different calendar standards and from the other with different phones/PDAs and so on. This is what I really miss on linux.
And some small needs:
MS Visio - or other alternative for drawing diagrams and so on.
I can't find any good CAD - this is also something I am missing.
There are no simple media collection tools, all of them require installation of the database and are powerfull but often very complicated.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
I support the idea of a database, but please include the available Linux alternatives for each wanted program.
And put a restriction on adding entries in the database: only those users who can prove they searched for alternatives and tried those alternatives, and can indicate where these are insufficient are allowed to add entries. Or at least the requests of those who haven't tried anything should be printed in a different color.
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
Forget Windows and forget SPSS.
Join the scene at
and start doing real statistical analysis
(what is it with this you-can-not-post-urls-unless-blah-blah.)
Rslogix and Rslinx are programs to communicate and program Allen Bradley PLCs (Programable Logic Controllers) the back bone of any automated production facility.
If they could be ported in it would open the door to a lot of corporate users. Might be a big leap for Linux overall.
another one which i'm sure would be widely appreciated would be to have a linux port of IBM's drivers for the Active Hard Drive protection in all of their newer/est laptops. This feature is absoltely amazing in Windows, and has no doubt protected my laptop on many occasions.
I don't know why IBM didn't implement this on a BIOS level, but the next best thing would be for them to release either a linux driver, or the hardware information necessary for the third-party development of a driver