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Never going to happen. Try Banshee, as a media library/player application it is top notch. It will sync with your iPod or just about everything else.
Originally Posted by Jon N.
& Quicktime. 'Nuf said.
Every mainstream distribution provides a method to shoe-horn the codecs into the system. I've not yet encountered a video that won't play on my openSUSE 11.1 install after adding the [via one-click-install] bad-codecs repository.
As much as I would love to see ExpertGPS ported to Linux so I can use it Ubuntu in native mode, I'd be surprised to see it happen
Doesn't ExpertGPS use TerraServer (microsoft) as its map server ? If that is the case, I wonder how cooperative Microsoft would be to a software developer creating products that run on the OS that will (hopefully) destroy windows someday.
By all means I, in no way implied that we were pirates! That moniker goes to the Apple crowd. I'll download and install Banshee. It worked before. The question was, "Which application would you like to see ported to Linux?" Y'all got my answer. B.T.W., we now have 3 new Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Linux boxes happily running in Fresno, CA. Taking a byte out of M$ - one system at a time.
...I hope you are not suggesting that everyone using an open source alternative is a pirate. One thing has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
I have to agree with you here, the assumption that everyone using open source software would be ridiculous.
Perhaps I should have worded my entry differently, like "I like using a service like iTunes for purchasing music, unlike those Windows-using pirates who are destroying media and ripping off record companies and movie studios..."
L.O.L.! XD Yep, FloridaBSD, Debian is dreadfully slow in production. Maybe Mark Shuttleworth should buy 'em out! That would move production up a bit! I just wanted the codecs for Q.T., and iToons, so that all of us would eventually benefit. The new Songbird App looks really nice as a 1.1. It's still too rough around the edges yet, though. These happy switchers of mine were brave people, tired of the sub-standard standard of M$, & I was able to convince them of the securer, & more versatile world of Ubuntu Linux. Soon, if Songbird can get to flight, and make URL radio tranferrals into its radio easier (like in Rhythmbox & Banshee), it'll blow iToons out of the cyber-water! As an app, let's see Photoshop directly ported to Linux! That would open up our world, totally! Have fun...think Linux!
is there some proprietary app that actually does that?
Actually, iTunes. No joke. I was reading that some folks use iTunes to catalog their documents, and the ID3 tags apparently don't corrupt the PDF.
OTOH, I just discovered Knowledge Tree, which may do what I want. It's a commercial document management system of some kind, and there is also a GNU version of it. I'll try it out shortly here.
[EDIT] I just installed KnowledgeTree. It's mainly designed for a multi-user office setting. It has a web interface, so it installs a web server, along with mysql. I'm generally impressed with the way it handles metadata. What I don't like is that unlike iTunes, the directory structure outside of the tool is cryptic and practically unusable. Eg. I added a PDF file, and under the hood the file was saved in "/opt/ktdms/Documents/00/1" (and "1" is the filename). A meaningful folder tree can be created within the web GUI w/ a lot of mousing around, but outside the tool the actual structure is useless. Moving files is painful.. multi-step process, and compulsory justification for moving a file must be given in a text box. Screw that. It's perhaps good in a corporate environment, but too cumbersome for home use.
Because being nice matters. Are you totally sold on SUSE 11.1? I would like your feedback.
SUSE != openSUSE. openSUSE is the free / openly developed distribution. SUSE usually refers to SLES which is the commercial enterprise edition; there is also SLED which is a commercial desktop distribution. Please do not refer to "SUSE". I am specifically referring to openSUSE.
As for "totally sold". Beats me. I *USE* the LINUX desktop. I'm not using it out of curiosity, or for some political ideology, or to have something to tinker with. I've found openSUSE to WORK well and generally stay out of the way; being current enough without the agony of being bleeding edge. Note that I've been a UNIX admin for almost 15 years so I'm capable of futzing about - but I have an entire network to deal with, the last thing I want to do is spend lots of time getting my personal laptop/desktop to work. openSUSE provides something that does that: WORKS.