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Old 01-31-2006, 02:58 PM   #2281
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordSurvivoR
Take a look here: http://wiki.winehq.org/BenchMark-0.9.5
in some cases, Wine gives better performance than *unspeakable word* XP cool, right?

Cheers,
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It is still an emulator, and because of the different nature of Windows and Linux, programs will never run as smoothly under an emulator as they would on their native system.

So yes, there still is a need for native Linux ports, even if Wine does improve slightly.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 04:43 PM   #2282
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Interesting approach by Novell

Hello all,

I received this link in a newsletter I am subscribed to. So I suppose that it is new. If not, I am sorry!

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/16646.html

Maybe a suggestion for someone from us to contact Novell and point them to this thread?

jlinkels
 
Old 01-31-2006, 05:24 PM   #2283
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Data Mining?

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Originally Posted by backpacker
Are there no data mining or text mining software on Linux platform?
I know this is not what you mean, but there are a lot of powerful tools at your disposal like wget, find, grep, even text editors (I use vim). There are great variety of tools that can help you to dig around, suck information in from the net swirl it about and spit it out in a manner that is meaningful to you.

It does take some work, but every time I've needed to do something like that I've been truly amazed. These are actually the kind of things that made me switch. It's been a long time since I even tried to use (ahem) the other operating system to do anything useful, well I'm sure playing games has its uses, but that's all Windows is for me now.

However, if you can point out some examples of programs that run on other operating systems, that would be useful to me. Just so I can see what I'm missing.

Thanks
jer

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Old 02-01-2006, 07:09 AM   #2284
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ive just got a email from google i beta testing piccasa for linux
 
Old 02-01-2006, 10:28 AM   #2285
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Smile windows media player

this is my first time posting !hi guys!
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:20 AM   #2286
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Windows Media Player???


Doesn't make much sense, does it?
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:00 PM   #2287
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viso

this is the ms tool for nice flowchart state diagram drawings.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:01 PM   #2288
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yes viso is a good tool to have. not sure if there are any similar or better tools in linux.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 08:12 PM   #2289
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yes viso is a good tool to have. not sure if there are any similar or better tools in linux.
Kivio, Dia
 
Old 02-05-2006, 12:14 PM   #2290
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actually, I wouldn't mind seeing something a lot like windows media player for linux at all. All the time I used windows with openoffice, gimp, and gaim I was still using windows media over winamp or itunes. I've got a lot of music, and it was good at keeping track of it all. Maybe this is just because I haven't yet found the better open-source program, but in my <24hrs of linux use, I'm already unhappy with XMMS, Totem, MPlayer, and that A one with the wolf, can't remember it's name. If there were a Linux media player that did everything WMP10 did, plus TV, I'd be one very happy new user.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 03:50 PM   #2291
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hmm....how about iTunes instead of WMP10? Totem does fine on movies(imho).
 
Old 02-06-2006, 11:34 AM   #2292
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Any Adobe programs would be nice. Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat, etc.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 01:46 PM   #2293
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Windows Media Player???


Doesn't make much sense, does it?
windows media player doesn't make sense on windows, why port it to linux? I think maybe something that would play all types of win med player files would be useful though.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 03:15 PM   #2294
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IMO, amaroK (that A with the wolf) is the best player available, better than winamp.
Don'n know what kind of files did you open, but, in my case, MPlayer opened everything...

Cheers,
Daniel
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:33 PM   #2295
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I've liked Amarok ok, although i'm tempted to switch to XMMS for the plugins and support in general. If I could get Amarok to play more formats and have some cool features like windows media did, I'd be happy with it. I'm using xine for video with great success (except for DVD, but that's probably not xine's problem), I just wish I could have it all in one program
 
  


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