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Old 10-02-2008, 09:11 PM   #3391
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Yes, but I'm running 64-bit Debian Linux, so I'm flat out of luck when it comes to an Adobe Flash plugin, or Chrome, or Firefox, NONE of which care to get into the 21st century.
Well you should get adobe to make 64 bit flash for _any_ platform, let alone linux, 64 bit flash is not a linux problem per say
 
Old 10-02-2008, 11:57 PM   #3392
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I know this is going to sound different, but how about some of those early DOS utilities that seem to have gotten bypassed by Linux so far. DM.COM by Michael Mefford comes to mind. The superior quality of these utilities is that they are, in effect, a GUI. They require very few key strokes to work. Surely Linux can beat DOS on ALL counts and not just some!
 
Old 10-04-2008, 10:17 PM   #3393
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First of all, OpenGL is an open standard used by many Linux distros, Windows, and Macintosh, Microsoft doesn't own it. The graphics technology you're thinking of would be DirectX, which can never be fully ported to Linux. Anyway, getting back to subject, here are the apps I would like to see ported to Linux.

The entire Adobe Creative Suite (it works on Mac, why not Linux?)
The Microsoft Office Suite (again, they have a Mac version)
Yahoo Messenger (though they probably won't, since they can't pump linux
full of SPAM)
Adobe Air
Microsoft Internet Explorer (too many sites are IE only! would prefer it if they pass international law stating that no site may be engineered with a browser preference)
Halo (stupid proprietary Microsoft...)

And that's it! The world of open source has gotten to the point where few applications actually need to be ported. GO LINUX!

MiniDev,

Use the *nix Luke...
 
Old 10-05-2008, 01:44 PM   #3394
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First of all, OpenGL is an open standard used by many Linux distros, Windows, and Macintosh, Microsoft doesn't own it.
It was developed by Silicon Graphics Inc. And I think they own it still, not sure though.

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The graphics technology you're thinking of would be DirectX,
A subset of it, direct3d, would be the equivalent of opengl. Directx is a bigger product, with support for sound, networks, gamepads and much more things.

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which can never be fully ported to Linux.
No need either, there are lots of alternatives to all the pieces of directx. Anyway, as you say, it would be very difficult, since the kind of direct access that directx needs could only be achieved via heavy kernel patching, and that's never going to happen.


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Adobe Air
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/air/


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Microsoft Internet Explorer (too many sites are IE only! would prefer it if they pass international law stating that no site may be engineered with a browser preference)
Most times you can circunvent those problems by setting the USER AGENT of the browser you use to make it look like IE6, however, in ase you truly need it, you can make it work under wine. There's ies4linux, which makes the instalation of IE a breeze.

http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page
 
Old 10-06-2008, 11:25 AM   #3395
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QUickbooks would be great, then i could dump my xp vbox.
Well, I've never used Quickbooks, so I don't know everything it does. I use Homebank to keep track of my finances. You might want to take a look at it.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 02:59 PM   #3396
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Windows programs ported to Linux.

I would like IBM ViaVoice ported to linux. Linux does not have a dictation program (voice recognition). It is essential for anyone who writes a lot and is not a touch typist.
Its the main reason I still keep a Windows OS.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:21 AM   #3397
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I would like IBM ViaVoice ported to linux.
IBM ViaVoice used to have a Linux version, but they stopped offering it.

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 works quite well under Wine, give that a try.
See http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=13563
 
Old 10-08-2008, 05:55 AM   #3398
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adobe creative suite
adobe audition

Debian Development

Last edited by pinballwizard66; 10-22-2008 at 12:29 PM.
 
Old 10-12-2008, 01:11 AM   #3399
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How about someone port the whole of Window XP to Linux ... Now that's being wishful eh ...


Debian Kernel

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:54 AM   #3400
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How about someone port the whole of Window XP to Linux ... Now that's being wishful eh ...
What the hell...
 
Old 10-12-2008, 11:21 AM   #3401
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How about someone port the whole of Window XP to Linux ... Now that's being wishful eh ...
nooo........
what about the viruses?

the crashing?

if you want to port the hole of xp why not just get a copy of xp?

if you want the hole of xp than you would have xp not GNU/Linux!!!

or did you mean like what WineHQ is doing? which is not a port of m$
 
Old 10-13-2008, 02:50 AM   #3402
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if you want to port the hole of xp why not just get a copy of xp?
That's the smart answer. Are we talking about running an OS inside another one? It's not like running a calculator or a game.

being that seid, if what he wants is something that can run windows programs, there's wine.

If what he wants is somethings that is -in theory- 100% binary format compatible with windows, then there's ReactOS, google for it. Far from perfect though.

In any case, it's not "Windows under Linux", that's absurd, just like running MacOS X under Windows. You can do that inside a virtual machine (and separately from the main OS running on the machine) with any OS if you wish, though.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 07:58 PM   #3403
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well as always, i would really like to see...

Adobe Creative Suite(i am a heavy Auditions and Photoshop user) i like gimp and other alternatives. but they cant reach the functionality, and ease of Adobe's lines(as of yet).

Yahoo messenger(7+), Gaim, Kopete, Etc. all have there strong points. but sadly i feel, generally, YM's got the functionality built in i enjoy.

im pretty sure it wouldnt be that hard for them to add V4L/V4L2 and Speex plugin for audio to there apps. and keep there (in my opinion, Beautiful)interface that ive come to love.

~kingtiger
 
Old 10-15-2008, 08:10 PM   #3404
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well as always, i would really like to see...

Adobe Creative Suite(i am a heavy Auditions and Photoshop user) i like gimp and other alternatives. but they cant reach the functionality, and ease of Adobe's lines(as of yet).

Yahoo messenger(7+), Gaim, Kopete, Etc. all have there strong points. but sadly i feel, generally, YM's got the functionality built in i enjoy.

im pretty sure it wouldnt be that hard for them to add V4L/V4L2 and Speex plugin for audio to there apps. and keep there (in my opinion, Beautiful)interface that ive come to love.

~kingtiger
What doesn't pidgin, kopete and friends have that yahoo messenger has?
 
Old 10-16-2008, 12:48 AM   #3405
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Angry Lazy keystrokes etc.

I'd like to see AutoHotKey made available to speed up repetitive tasks. I've installed it under Wine but although it starts/loads without any sign of error messages it simply does not respond to the 'programmed' key combinations.
 
  


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