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Old 06-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #3226
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Maybe someone has already said this but Winamp.

It really kicks the llamas ass.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 09:40 PM   #3227
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Lightbulb Why not mplayer or kmplayer?

If you download mplayer's rpm file directiy from the source, you will get all the codecs including the .AVI files that are played by Winamp. You can also play .FLV files as well.

Here is the link.

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html

While Winamp isn't all that bad, I prefer mplayer to it. I also have the full version of mplayer from softpedia for Windows Vista on Windows Vista Business. I also like how it runs on M$ (which is one of the few things that runs decently in M$)

The link above also has the Windows version as well.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 06:09 AM   #3228
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These are the ones that come to mind right now, but there are plenty of others. I've been on the publisher's own forum, people there swear up and down that they'd be glad to pay (reasonable) money for a Linux version, and so would I.

Until then, I'll work with geany and gedit. I've used Textpad under Wine, but some of the above didn't work quite right.
Why not post a project on micropledge.com and tell all your mates to support it?
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:52 PM   #3229
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Lotus Smartsuite v5, or at least Word Pro (word processor) and 123 (spreadsheet); I can't find another spreadsheet that works as well for me as Lotus 123.

Why do good things have to be "improved" until they don't work anymore...? (sigh....)


Info Select (database that stores notes, mail, etc. with search/retrieve capabilities) by Micro Logic <http://www.miclog.com/>.

I use both of these daily, have a ton of data in each, would really love to run them in Linux! Wine not too practical so far, at least I haven't been able to get these two (or anything else) to run in it.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 06:10 PM   #3230
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Lotus Smartsuite v5, or at least Word Pro (word processor) and 123 (spreadsheet); I can't find another spreadsheet that works as well for me as Lotus 123.

Why do good things have to be "improved" until they don't work anymore...? (sigh....)


Info Select (database that stores notes, mail, etc. with search/retrieve capabilities) by Micro Logic <http://www.miclog.com/>.

I use both of these daily, have a ton of data in each, would really love to run them in Linux! Wine not too practical so far, at least I haven't been able to get these two (or anything else) to run in it.
You can't use Openoffice writer as your word processer?
 
Old 06-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #3231
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You can't use Openoffice writer as your word processer?
Oh, Yes -- the OO writer is gangbusters, and I use it for stuff that I create NOW. The OO writer doesn't convert Word Pro documents; "converting" is a matter of copying text and completely re-formatting the document.

Unfortunately, the OO Calc is not much of a spreadsheet to start with, and can't work with my existing spreadsheet files. OO is constantly updated to be compatible with and competitive to MS Excel, neither of which will work with Lotus 123 files.

Bummer....

Last edited by Maximillium; 06-04-2008 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 11:25 AM   #3232
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You can't use Openoffice writer as your word processer?
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Why do good things have to be "improved" until they don't work anymore?
He said why.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 06:06 PM   #3233
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He said why.
How was I supposed to know he was talking about Oo.o writer in that quote, I'm not a mind reader, he could have been talking about elephants for all I know
 
Old 06-14-2008, 10:53 AM   #3234
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This thread is for letting vendors know that there is interest in porting one of their programs to Linux. Let us know what programs you would like to see ported and why. Details such as how much you would be willing to pay may be helpful as well. If there is enough interest for certain programs I will even contact the vendor myself.

--jeremy

I would like this one:

http://www.download3000.com/download...ome-19992.html
 
Old 06-14-2008, 01:59 PM   #3235
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I'd say the apps that I miss the most: Nokia PC Suite and Electronics Workbench/Multisim or a similar tool for circuit design.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 03:00 PM   #3236
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These have probably already been mentioned, but Quicken, TurboTax, and/or TaxCut.
I've been using Quicken Deluxe 98 with Crossover for some time now, and it works quite well. It's just a pita to have to purchase a product to install so that I can use another product I already own. True, I could install VirtualBox and then install Windows, and then install Quicken, but that's quite a bit of stuff to do just to use Quicken. With Crossover, I have my desktop launcher for QW98 right there, and it's quick and easy.
I've tried both TurboTax and TaxCut with wine and also with Crossover, and have not yet succeeded in getting either one of them to work reliably, if at all. So, for those, you either install Windows somehow, or use the on line versions.... another pita.
If these have already been mentioned, I apologize for the repetition.

owa
 
Old 06-15-2008, 11:33 AM   #3237
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I haven't used linux in about 10 years....

But I do remember a whitepage that told the equivalent of windows program and what linux software did the same...?

Why doesn't linuxquestions have the same whitepage put in place for new users to linux..?

Seen far to many responses to questions on this site and not real need to port over programs....

What makes Photoshop better then Gimp?

I don't follow the need for Photoshop?


Or even the need for Dreamweaver?

I really don't like Dreamweaver or any program that I can't edit code and understand it.....

Its a lot more work without Dreamweaver ,but I'm guaranteed in programing to see faster results... Smaller html code....

Editing increases 2 fold....

What advantage does Dreamweaver hold?

What makes some of these users stay with Fedora or Red hat spin off?

When you can't get mplayer to work correct... Are you trying to fix this like its Microsoft... Been there done that with RedHat 7.2 got mplayer to work after hunting down correct packages for it.... took about 3 weeks to get it to work thanks to .rpm's...
Fedora


Haven't found a linux distro like Ubuntu since coming back... Not even SUSE is able to run multimedia without all these issues.... to sound or video...

Still haven't tryed Gentoo.. makes me sad...

Tryed Centos5, PCLinux2007, Mint Linux, Suse 10.3, mepis, Zenwalk...

None would work with the laptop except Mint Linux based off of Ubuntu...

Still going to try all when I purchase Desktop....

Like my flavors...
 
Old 06-15-2008, 11:45 AM   #3238
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ops sorry got posted twice....

Last edited by culaterout; 06-15-2008 at 11:46 AM.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 01:16 PM   #3239
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I haven't used linux in about 10 years....
And yet experience with some distros which had not emerged yet 10 years ago?

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But I do remember a whitepage that told the equivalent of windows program and what linux software did the same...?
Those white pages (plural) still exist

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Why doesn't linuxquestions have the same whitepage put in place for new users to linux..?
Because they exist elsewhere In LQ people hate to duplicate. There are many of such lists. If you go backward in this thread a few weeks you'll see a list of them mentioned in one of the posts when this topic popped up again.

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What makes Photoshop better then Gimp?
The name Adobe Photoshop. That workshops are given for Photoshop. That bunches of $59,- 800+ page books exist for Photoshop. That it is a serious program because you have to pay bigtime to buy it. That hundreds of thousands of people have invested their money in learning Photoshop. That they tell other people how great a program Photoshop is. Because PCconnection sells it, while The Gimp is not sold shrink wrapped. Because people think there is no alternative for Photoshop.

It seems that software (all packages that you mentioned) is better not because it gets your work easier done, but because of the abovementioned reasons.

jlinkels
 
Old 06-15-2008, 03:43 PM   #3240
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Wow, this must be the longest thread in the history of linux forums....

Btw it would be great to see ported MS Robotics Studio and Visual studio express in the range of robotics suites for linux
 
  


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