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Old 12-26-2003, 11:44 AM   #331
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Damn...that's a pretty elaborate list, LOL
 
Old 12-26-2003, 04:22 PM   #332
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Endnote. I think endnote would be no. 1 on my list.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 08:40 PM   #333
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Neither one is ever going to happen but... Everquest and M$ SQL Server. Those are the only two reasons I'm still using Windows. Everquest used to work with GLide (3dfx OpenGL) but has since gone totally DirectX. And we can all guess why M$ SQL Server will never run under Linux. Sybase is an OK alternative for those of us used to Transact-SQL. I make heavy use of DTS packages for importing/exporting data, however, and would hate to go back to using delimited extracts, bulk copy and temp tables for transformations. Oh well, life's a biatch, then you croak.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:05 PM   #334
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I don't know what linux software is out there yet as I'm just getting started the past several months, but here's my list:

Paint Shop Pro (jasc)
1st Page 2000 (Evrsoft)
EditPad
Outlook Express (I like the mail/news ease of use and I have a friend that likes to use stationery)
Sierra games (like 3D Mini Golf, Cool Pool, Hoyle card, board, and word games)
Make Linux's MPlayer more like MS's in that it could allow you to change the bright/contrast of a video, and also some really cool full-screen beat-driven effects)
Nero Burning ROM and EZCD Creator
Ahead InCD and Roxio's CD-RW driver
Future Crew's Unreal and Unreal II demos!
Tandy's Deskmate 3 Suite including their thesaurus, outliner, word processor (I miss those Darn!)
Delrina's WinFax
MiraScan's Scanner Driver/Software and the OCR software usually bundled with it

PhotoShop Plugins:
EyeCandy 3.1 and 4.0 (Alien Skin)
Flaming Pear filters (www.flamingpear.com)
Ulead Art Texture and Particle
Van Der Leigh Plugins
Virtual Painter (found at Jasc)
Fantastic Machine's Paint Engine
Pretty much support ANY .8bf photoshop plugins

I had a rather disappointing discussion in Jasc's forums (http://forums.jasc.com) about getting them to port Paint Shop Pro to Linux. The folks there pretty much flamed me out of the place saying basically that Jasc is in it for M-O-N-E-Y and that Jasc would LOOSE money if they made a Linux version of their program (note that this is their CUSTOMERS that were saying that!) Since they were all Windows users, they told me "nobody" uses linux, basically, and that it's not that popular. Even posting links from like ZDNet against Linux and pretty much telling me I should just stick to Windows and forget Linux and I'd be somehow better off. Of course I didn't listen (Still using Linux)
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:08 PM   #335
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Are there any good Video editing softwares for Linux? you know GOOD ONES, like Avid DVXpress, and Adobe Premier......

granted I can't edit vids, but I wanna learn, and those programs are like the benchmark for vid editing....

How about this...any USER FRIENDLY video editors? LOL.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 07:01 PM   #336
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Most everything I need has an equivalent, however the Adobe & Macromedia stuff would be useful, as would iTunes. Don't actually need them but would be nice. Visio, MS Project or at least something that can create compatible files would be good.

I would really like to see a full port of Lotus Notes client, Designer client & Admin client.

But as a home user it has to be games, all games, every game ever, just do stuff yer fekers !!!
I fed up of playing Q3 & WineX is a major disappointment.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 03:51 PM   #337
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I think I'll add what I want here..

I'd really like the toolset for Neverwinter Nights. It's admirable that Bioware made a Linux port of the game, but the toolset is one of the main reasons that I dual boot to WinXP.

Kazaa lite, because it's the only p2p program which lets me find the semi-obscure music that I like. Of course, I could just buy the CD's..

Oh, and obviously I would like more games (like Steam) being ported to linux, now that I have been enlightened of the evils of WineX. Maybe one day this will happen.

Come to think of it, those are probably the onlyt things stopping me from binning Windows. That and being forced to learn VBasic in Computing at school.

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Old 12-28-2003, 09:54 PM   #338
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Visio, MS Project or at least something that can create compatible files would be good.
Visio -> Kivio (kde.org)
MS Project -> MR Project (mrproject.codefactory.se/)
 
Old 12-29-2003, 07:46 AM   #339
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Originally posted by poison
Visio -> Kivio (kde.org)
MS Project -> MR Project (mrproject.codefactory.se/)
DIA
 
Old 12-29-2003, 07:51 AM   #340
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Here is a thought. Checked sourceforge to see what categories they considered important and how many project they had running... here are the stats.

Communications (9301 projects)
Database (3770 projects)
Desktop Environment (2051 projects)
Education (1873 projects)
Games/Entertainment (8635 projects)
Internet (14754 projects)
Multimedia (7270 projects)
Office/Business (2924 projects)
Other/Nonlisted Topic (1493 projects)
Printing (261 projects)
Religion (163 projects)
Scientific/Engineering (5337 projects)
Security (1585 projects)
Sociology (202 projects)
Software Development (10033 projects)
System (12143 projects)
Terminals (384 projects)
Text Editors (1631 projects)


What do we need? probably to join a few of those projects and help make them better, even, than quake3, half life, M$ Office, Macromedia, Oracle, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc) with better support, supporting more formats and using only GPL... Sourceforge is not the only project of this magnitude... freshmeat is a good place to help also...
 
Old 12-29-2003, 05:01 PM   #341
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I would be glad to help.. if I was a programmer, but to be honest I know nothing about programming...
 
Old 12-29-2003, 11:02 PM   #342
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nero 6 because it burns everthing out there that i have ran in to anyways
 
Old 12-30-2003, 12:18 AM   #343
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IMO Roxio is much better then Nero..
 
Old 12-30-2003, 07:56 PM   #344
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Originally posted by Crito
Neither one is ever going to happen but... Everquest and M$ SQL Server. Those are the only two reasons I'm still using Windows. Everquest used to work with GLide (3dfx OpenGL) but has since gone totally DirectX. And we can all guess why M$ SQL Server will never run under Linux. Sybase is an OK alternative for those of us used to Transact-SQL. I make heavy use of DTS packages for importing/exporting data, however, and would hate to go back to using delimited extracts, bulk copy and temp tables for transformations. Oh well, life's a biatch, then you croak.
Isn't there other makes of MySQL available? ...maybe from Sun Microsystems? ...or does MacroShaft own that? ...as far as EverQuest, it's an online game, so I tend to shy away from games set up like that. You gotta pay for the box, as well as each month of play, and I don't think you can play off line, can you? The last thing I need to put is a complete set of installation scripts for most mainstream programs (UT2003 did fairly good, but I need the software renderer there ).

...as far as Roxio vs. Nero, all the specs I seen indicate that Nero wins hands down, plus Roxio (according to the experiences of many, including myself) tends to have a dificult time funtioning reliably on a broad range of hardware. I personally use X CD-Roast for that.

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Old 12-30-2003, 07:58 PM   #345
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I am with you on EverQuest.. it would be a cool game.. but since you can't play it offline it kind of sucks..
 
  


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