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Old 06-16-2008, 10:58 PM   #3241
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This is a record for any forum i have been a member of well over 1k in posts on 100 pages. OMFG that is a shit load of bytes.

I like to see a port of Microsoft Access and a port of NotePad++.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 11:06 PM   #3242
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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....

One size fits all solution for this is 69USd Sun Star office, and it runs under Linux, windows and OS X, i know your saying why pay for it when open office is free 9as in beer) but it is a far superior application to open office.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 12:15 AM   #3243
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This is a record for any forum i have been a member of well over 1k in posts on 100 pages. OMFG that is a shit load of bytes.
It means there are a lot of people who want to see applications ported to Linux. I just hope this gigantic thread is taken as proof that there is a market for Linux software, especially for the repeatedly listed applications such as the Adobe suite.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 01:24 AM   #3244
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there are two apps that i use under Windoze that keep me from going 100% Ubuntu;

1) Red Chair Notmad Explorer - i have tried Gnomad which is good, but Red Chair is better (IMHO)...

2) GuildWars - depending on GW, Wine and Kernel Versions, this may or may not work on Ubuntu... at the moment, NOT.... i have had it working in the past, but it runs like a slug. at most, i have ever had 4-5 fps in Wine, compared with 22+ in Micro$hite... it is a shame the developers couldn't create a true OpenGL client... it's all DX10 these days...

rant over

Last edited by Robhemmings; 06-17-2008 at 01:25 AM. Reason: added IMHO
 
Old 06-17-2008, 07:19 AM   #3245
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I like to see a port of Microsoft Access and a port of NotePad++.
MSAccess? Are you sure? In my experience it is one of the crappiest Office programs. Not scalable (if you have more than a few thousand records it becomes unbearable slow) and with every release you have to convert your files to a downward INcompatible format, real nice if you share your database. A scripting language which is not bad as such, but with varying specs from one version to the next.

I agree in wishing a good database frontend (connectable to MySQL) in which it is easy to write applications, but let's hope it doesn't become an Access clone. Open Office has Base but I am not sure it meets the requirements. The OO programming language is horrible, both in syntax and development environment, but that might be due to inmatureness.

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Old 06-17-2008, 03:52 PM   #3246
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I dream a linux route planner like Microsoft Autoroute or Route 66.
Autoroute doesn't work with wine, but route66 do.
If KDE Marble will not became a route planner we need one, for Europe at least!
 
Old 06-18-2008, 01:26 AM   #3247
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game,game,game....

Last edited by rong889; 06-18-2008 at 01:28 AM.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:30 PM   #3248
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I vote for H&R Block's Taxcut program.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 02:30 AM   #3249
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I vote for H&R Block's Taxcut program.

I second that, and would like to multiply that by oo; although I'm caught
in a fit of 'irrational exuberance'. LOL
 
Old 06-21-2008, 10:53 PM   #3250
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Porting software to Linux

What would I not give to have Borland C++ ide ver.5.5
Then I could really think of leaving M/Soft totally.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 05:32 AM   #3251
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What would I not give to have Borland C++ ide ver.5.5
Then I could really think of leaving M/Soft totally.
Borland already works in Linux but costs 1,000 plus dallors friend had it... I don't know if it supports C++...


Borland is one awesome program...

later...
 
Old 06-22-2008, 12:23 PM   #3252
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What would I not give to have Borland C++ ide ver.5.5
Then I could really think of leaving M/Soft totally.
there are lots of good IDEs for linux, have you tried any?
 
Old 06-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #3253
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Originally Posted by Maximillium:
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....

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One size fits all solution for this is 69USd Sun Star office, and it runs under Linux, windows and OS X, i know your saying why pay for it when open office is free as in beer) but it is a far superior application to open office.
Hello "Hawk":
Given that a professionally maintained version of OO is probably better than the open source version, does that mean its spreadsheet will work with my Lotus 123 .wk1 and .wk4 files?

I can't even FIND a "macro" function in either Excel or OO Calc that doesn't resemble C++. They are nothing like the macro language in 123.

If Lotus products are never ported to Linux, I'm stuck with Macrocrap for 14 years' worth of spreadsheet files.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 09:01 PM   #3254
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Originally Posted by Maximillium:
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....



Hello "Hawk":
Given that a professionally maintained version of OO is probably better than the open source version, does that mean its spreadsheet will work with my Lotus 123 .wk1 and .wk4 files?

I can't even FIND a "macro" function in either Excel or OO Calc that doesn't resemble C++. They are nothing like the macro language in 123.

If Lotus products are never ported to Linux, I'm stuck with Macrocrap for 14 years' worth of spreadsheet files.
how does basic resemble C++?
 
Old 06-22-2008, 10:55 PM   #3255
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how does basic resemble C++?
Oh good grief. Basic, C, C+, C++ Cobol, Carborundum -- I'm not a programmer. All I know is there is NOTHING in OO or M$ that will work with my spreadsheets. I don't give a damn what kind of code it is, it doesn't run my spreadsheets. Quibble be damned, I need some help here, and it comes down to porting 123 to Linux somehow, or being stuck with Macrocrap.
 
  


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