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Old 01-09-2006, 07:23 PM   #2221
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Talking


Hi,

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.

All the best;
 
Old 01-10-2006, 05:28 AM   #2222
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itunes and more games.

amarok just doesnt cut it. xmms is just (well you know, winamp).

/weed
 
Old 01-10-2006, 09:53 AM   #2223
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>itunes and more games.


There is no use posting the same thing again and again.

The need for a database is getting critical as this thread continues to lengthen.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 10:24 AM   #2224
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Bearshare!!!!
 
Old 01-10-2006, 05:23 PM   #2225
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Pinknick,

Have you been looking at QCAD?

It covers all my 2D design needs, and I feel more at home using QCAD than I ever did in AutoCAD LT.

I agree with you about Visio. I use InkScape, but I miss the easy drawing of diagrams and predefined symbols

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Old 01-10-2006, 05:28 PM   #2226
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Duffmckagan,

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.

jlinkels
 
Old 01-10-2006, 05:34 PM   #2227
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MSProject(R):

I have to work together with someone else in this new project. My colleague is not currently using a project planning program, but he is on Windows(R) platform.

It took me 15 minutes to find and install Imendio. It works in Linux, and equally well in Windows(R) 2000(TM). The files format is XML, and of course he and I are able to share our files.

Imendio is not very feature rich, but it does what it has to do. And most important, it does not schedule tasks making its own decisions, my biggest frustration with MSProject(R).

jlinkels
 
Old 01-11-2006, 08:28 AM   #2228
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ceedeedoos
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

worldwideweb.r-project.org/

and start doing real statistical analysis

(what is it with this you-can-not-post-urls-unless-blah-blah.)


b.

Last edited by gloomy; 01-11-2006 at 08:33 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 12:34 PM   #2229
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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.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 12:35 PM   #2230
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Google Earth would be nice to.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 12:38 PM   #2231
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Please stop posting the same software again and again.
It hurts.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 12:55 PM   #2232
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if google earth was a repeat please remove it
 
Old 01-11-2006, 02:17 PM   #2233
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must be added: civilization 4.

hey, everything is not perfect after all.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 04:08 PM   #2234
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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
 
Old 01-12-2006, 03:27 AM   #2235
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We have everything we need except in genealogy. In spite of extensive research in this area there is nothing like Family Tree Maker - please! Phidor
 
  


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