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Old 01-05-2007, 04:03 AM   #2716
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Originally Posted by Phlosten
Photoshop would be number one in my book. Even though I wouldn't use it as I love The Gimp. If Adobe went and released some of their big apps for Linux it would be a Windows killer.

The single most repeated blocking point for people making a permanent switch to Linux that I keep hearing is that need for Photoshop or Dreamweaver or..
..Shockwave. I just found a good guitar tutorial site that requires Shockwave. I have Flash 9, but Shockwave is the last hurdle. For me, it's the little things--the embedded web media. It's so annoying not to be able to access a web site everyone else you know has no trouble with.

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:21 AM   #2717
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Originally Posted by alizard
Try it with VMware Server. With a Windows OS installed, it'll run practically anything that'll run on a native-mode Windoze box compatible with the installed Windoze version, and I'm 100% certain it runs in FC6.
I agree that your solution would work the easiest, but not everyone wants Windows on their machine. If we all wanted to run Windows in a virtual machine, there would be no point in porting any apps to Linux, and this thread would never have started. I don't even have a copy of Windows--now I have to buy not only Windows but VMware as well? I hope to avoid that if I can.
Old 01-05-2007, 04:08 PM   #2718
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Personal Ancestery File

I would like to see the LDS PAF program ported.
Old 01-06-2007, 03:53 PM   #2719
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Garmin's Map Source .

I know there are alternatives, but I feel very comfortable with it, in fact I use it in VMWare.
Old 01-07-2007, 06:47 AM   #2720
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Electronics Workbench, which is really old and simple. I haven't seen so easy utility for electronics on Linux, but maybe I'm wrong. This software doesn't work on Wine, because it has problem with pallette
Old 01-07-2007, 07:27 AM   #2721
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Software I'd like to see ported to Linux

Virtually all the software I like to see ported to Linux has been named in previous posts, so I won't go into it here, but one sort of CLASS of software I like to see is CAD programs, and not so much that there isn't enough of them out there but that the look-n-feel is so different on *nix platforms. Therefor, on to my own specific requests.

#1, of course, would be AutoCAD, and several of the rendering and morfing add-ins (e.g. Renderman) But, I have never plonked the money down for the original ACAD so I wouldn't be interested in paying that price for a Linux version, either.
#2 would be DesignCAD both 2-D and 3-D. I started using those 16 yrs ago in their original DOS interface, still used them when they sold out and came out with a Win interface, then dropped DOS. I'd love to see that on Linux, it's really the only software that keeps Windoze in my home.
Old 01-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #2722
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The Pro Tools digital audio workstation.

I have tried Ardour and other Linux apps. The interface does not hold a candle to Pro Tools, and the file formats are incompatible.

I am being almost literally forced to buy a Mac so I can keep up with my digital audio coursework. The PowerMac G4 Pro Tools workstations at the school work only with the HFS+ file format; if you want to work at home and then bring your external drive to school and open your sessions, or turn in projects, you have to use Mac.

I don't expect Digidesign (which makes Pro Tools) to support a Linux port anytime soon.
Old 01-09-2007, 06:14 PM   #2723
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Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop. I'd especially like to see 3DSMax 7-current ported, and it would be nice if CERTAIN companies of SIGNIFICANCE would keep up with Linux and continue to port their versions more 'officially', like ATI with drivers, Adobe with flash and shockwave, AOL Instant Messenger (they still have the same version for Linux as they did 5 years ago, it's disgusting).

If one big company... Adobe, Autodesk, anyone... if they just put a damned sticker on their boxed software with something like "Works with Linux (extra software needed)", just imagine how much their sales might go up.

I've kinda realized that Linux is an 'inside' thing because it's been so well forced 'outside', and people who don't use Linux have no idea how many people use it, and people who get into it for the first time are probably surprised just how many do.
Old 01-11-2007, 01:53 AM   #2724
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Only one reason I keep a Winslows box up is my favourite racing simulator Live For Speed.( Everything else in compute world I use Linux. One lousy GAME is all my Winslows box is used for now. And if I could convince the LFS crew to port to Linux, I would blow MS completely out of My life.

Old 01-11-2007, 09:10 AM   #2725
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womble MPEG video wizard DVD

I've been using this on my windows box and I've very impressed with what you get for the money I'm hoping I can get it to install with wine on my linux box but it would be great if they just made a linux version
Old 01-17-2007, 04:55 PM   #2726
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What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?

Definately the Yahoo Messenger and the Paltalk Voicechat programs .... the current apps that emulate them aren't fully functional
Old 01-17-2007, 06:07 PM   #2727
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Originally Posted by ahyup1
Definately the Yahoo Messenger
Yahoo Messenger for Unix already extsts.
Old 02-01-2007, 02:12 PM   #2728
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I still have to use windows for my work environment due to LogPlot from Rockworks. I haven't found anything like this for Linux.
Old 02-01-2007, 03:42 PM   #2729
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If one big company... Adobe, Autodesk, anyone... if they just put a damned sticker on their boxed software with something like "Works with Linux (extra software needed)", just imagine how much their sales might go up.
There is a version of Maya (autodesk) for linux and it is cabable of the same (if not more) than 3ds-max.
Old 02-03-2007, 08:46 AM   #2730
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I know it has been mentioned previously, but I need Sibelius to run on linux. In fact, this program is the ONLY thing holding me back from removing windows completely. and no, lillypad, rosegarden, etc. will not work for me. I absolutely must have sibelius 4 working with full midi capabilities. Every other program I need has a viable alternative in linux. I know music composers/educators are not the majority of linux users, but I believe there are enough out there. I have invested alot of time and money working with sibelius and no other music notation program comes anywhere close to it. Please, somebody, help us music geeks out!


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