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Old 01-12-2006, 02:11 PM   #2236
saturndude
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Does xosview count?


Dear Pinknick (and everyone),

This might not qualify, since it used to exist for linux, but there used to be a graphical program called xosview. Using information in the /proc filesystem, it showed neat bar graphs of CPU use, ethernet throughput, hard disk throughput (read/write), and interrupts (I used it under FVWM and KDE, but it probably ran under other window managers too). Because of the changes between 2.4 and 2.6 kernel, the rise of USB devices, changes in the /proc filesystem and possibly other factors, I believe it was discontinued. Could be trivial to rewrite for 2.6 kernel, I don't know.

Pinknick: Have you tried Inkscape http://inkscape.org? Inkscape has layers (like Corel Draw), "connection points" (good for wires in electrical diagrams), "grids", "outline", "pattern fill" and (to me) a good "look and feel". It is open source (free as in beer) and exists for MS Win, POSIX (*BSD), Linux, and OS X. It uses XML format for storing files, and I think it can import clipart or photos from a number of formats.

Just last night I gave the URL to my instructor at school (heating and air conditioning, night school for adults wanting new careers). Using symbols for relays, motors, switches, temperature and pressure sensors, fuses, etc. it looks great for furnace, air conditioner and heat pump diagrams. Just use the outline of the furnace's circuit or "logic" board, with "connecting points". If you need to show the individual traces or the microprocessor, other tools are more suited to that.

I suppose it could be just as useful for less technical stuff like handbills or other advertising, but I haven't used Inkscape that much yet.

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Old 01-14-2006, 11:17 AM   #2237
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I, for one, also support an xWindows version of 7zip.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 04:36 PM   #2238
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I would like to have drivers for my printer Canon Pixma iP 2000 working on my Linux Debian!
 
Old 01-15-2006, 10:33 AM   #2239
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I would like to have drivers for my printer Canon Pixma iP 2000 working on my Linux Debian!
It will most likely never be ported. HP printers rule All Linux drivers.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 03:57 PM   #2240
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Originally Posted by jlinkels
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

jlinkels
Yeah...
Unfortunately there is nothing really good to make projects of apartments.. Maybe except Cycas.


I would also comment posts about drivers to different peripherals.. This is interesting question, because on one hand people won't use linux that much as they use MS Windows when there will be no peripherals supported, but on the other when I choose products I choose these that are supported under Linux and this is differentiator from producer perspective. They should create such drivers to make their products more competitive.
I think that compromise regarding this question lies somewhere between and in my opinion free developed drivers should be only made to the products that their producers support Linux somehow.
If not - they should not be supported.

All the best;
 
Old 01-15-2006, 04:04 PM   #2241
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saturndude

Pinknick: Have you tried Inkscape http://inkscape.org? Inkscape has layers (like Corel Draw), "connection points" (good for wires in electrical diagrams), "grids", "outline", "pattern fill" and (to me) a good "look and feel". It is open source (free as in beer) and exists for MS Win, POSIX (*BSD), Linux, and OS X. It uses XML format for storing files, and I think it can import clipart or photos from a number of formats.
Saturndude,

This looks pretty nice for simple pictures. I will get through it and what is more convenient it is available and maintained in apt repository.

Thanks for the tip.

All the best;
 
Old 01-15-2006, 07:03 PM   #2242
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Please port Ocean

This is a free local document search program http://www.bahai-education.org/ocean/ for Writings from the Baha´i Faith as well as Writings from Buddhism, the Bible, etc. and which returns the highlighted results in the right-hand pane of a two pane window. i´ve been looking for something like this for a long time now and have only found Data Mine but have been unable to successfully install and run it. Programs like this are easily translated into other languages. Have a nice evening!
 
Old 01-16-2006, 12:52 PM   #2243
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My changes to Linux

I would like to see documentation written on the 8th grade reading level. The instructions should tell you what to do. I would like to see printer drives added more.
I would also like to see go back added. So that if you mess up you have a starting point. You should be able to use software within 5 minuets to an hour max.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 04:48 PM   #2244
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Originally Posted by AllenM
I would like to see documentation written on the 8th grade reading level. The instructions should tell you what to do. I would like to see printer drives added more.
I would also like to see go back added. So that if you mess up you have a starting point. You should be able to use software within 5 minuets to an hour max.
AMEN!!
If you want to see the worst, look at "Blender" a very powerful solid modeling program and "Gimp" . Also compare a fresh install of Windows XP with Ubuntu or Knoppix. These are actually programs themselves. enough said.

I have been programming for over 20 years. These are industrial programs and a great deal of programming time has been spent in making them easy to learn and use because the people using them are not computer people.

Another point, KDevelop, a programming application, has very deep "undo", "redo" functions as do many of the newer programs. I think this is what you mean by "go back".
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:44 AM   #2245
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Mostly I would like to see more porting of software that cater to the industrial automation market. Software that are used to program/configure automation devices such as PLCs. There are also human interface packages like wonderware that would be nice if they could run under linux. Isagraf is a software that is more universal and follows IEC standards, it can target a linux embedded device as an automation controller, however the workbench only works in windows. OPC (object linking and embedding for process control) although promoted as an open standard, the most popular OPC-DA only runs in windows utilizing DCOM, OPC-XML should be more "open". I have a BLOG http://linuxautomation.blogspot.com/ where I kinda place info I find about linux in the automation world. This area needs a lot more attention.

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Old 01-17-2006, 11:16 AM   #2246
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It helps port commercial software into Linux?

I think that is necessary to create free native tools. They -Microsoft and Adobe- have enough power as we can give them more.

Maybe we can port free tool into commercial OS. That helps.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 04:03 PM   #2247
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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
How about PSPP at http://www.pspp.org. Does a quite a lot of SPSS stuff in compatible format.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 06:10 PM   #2248
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I would very much like to see uTorrent to be ported on Linux.

Been using it a lot under Windoze and now I really start to miss it. =\
 
Old 01-18-2006, 08:57 AM   #2249
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I'm assuming uTorrent is a torrent based downloading utility? There are plenty of those for linux, such as Azureus. Granted, they might not be the same, or have the same features, but just google a torrent client for linux search and see what comes up
 
Old 01-18-2006, 04:21 PM   #2250
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I'm assuming uTorrent is a torrent based downloading utility? There are plenty of those for linux, such as Azureus. Granted, they might not be the same, or have the same features, but just google a torrent client for linux search and see what comes up
Yep, thanks for the advice.

I'm already using Azureus at the moment since it is the second best torrent client that I know of. Also used it under Windoze for months... before uTorrent appeared.

The good thing about uTorrent is that in spite of its tiny size and extremely low memory usage, it includes pretty much everything I would expect from a decent torrent client.

Just read from their FAQ that they are planning to do a Linux version sometime in the future. Heh, let's hope for the best. ^^
 
  


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