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Old 07-14-2009, 05:10 PM   #3766
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games, esp good sim games

not worth using win for games, imho, but i still miss a few of 'em . . .
 
Old 07-18-2009, 09:16 PM   #3767
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Adobe Flash Development Platform
 
Old 07-19-2009, 02:13 AM   #3768
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #3769
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certainly itunes or something equivalent that can get my ipod touch working in linux
 
Old 07-29-2009, 03:12 PM   #3770
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The only software that I'd like to have in Linux that I have on Windows is games, the problem is that not enough people are using Linux: most people don't know enough about computers to use it and they don't like the extra work.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 11:42 PM   #3771
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I have a friend that uses video editing software because he works in it, and even though he knows about Linux and he recognizes that Linux is more stable and better than Windows in many ways. he is not convinced because many programs he uses can not be installed on Linux. I told him that he can find similar free video editing software, but he said that as powerful as the software he uses, he haven't found them in free software so he prefers Windows.
It should be noted that he does not spent on those software, thanks to the famous torrents.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 08:39 PM   #3772
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LuisVII: You shouldn't say that, unless your friend's in a country without copyright...

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Old 08-03-2009, 01:53 AM   #3773
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What app would I like ported to Linux?

There is only one application I seriously miss having on my Linux machines. Terapin LOGO is a great programming language for kids as well as adults. A small set of simple commands allows one to move a turtle shape or triangle shaped object around a drawing space, leaving lines behind to form simplw pictures. As you progress you learn other commands and groups of commands which allow for some very complex graphics. There are even some 'fractal' programs around that work with LOGO so kids can create clouds, trees, snowflakes, and other cool stuff. .I have taught this to kids from preschool thru 6th grade in public school environments. This is a great introduction to programming and leads right into beginning 'BASIC" and I have never had a student that did not enjoy the time spent with this application. I have a precocious 2 1/2 yr old and I am faced with the possibility of having to buy a non-Linux machine just so he can learn 'LOGO'. Thanks, Jared
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:57 AM   #3774
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Dragon Age! It comes out at the end of this year and I want it. But I'm not going to buy it until WineHQ says it works. I'm not just BS'ing, either. For instance Doom3 is the only game I've bought in years. And I'm not even into first person shooters. I just bought it (and I beat it) because it looked alright and it's one of the very few games that runs on Linux natively. The only other game I've bought in forever is Warcraft III but that was back when I was a windows user.

I loved Baldur's Gate. When I first saw the box at Best Buy when I was a kid I started drooling. I definitely want Dragon Age but I'm not buying it until it runs on Linux some way or another.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 12:43 PM   #3775
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oh Puhleez

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linux.tar.gz View Post
Sorry about it, but Linux users are intelligent enough to understand that PLAYING CASINO ON NET IS THE BEST WAY TO PROVE HUMAN STUPIDITY. So they won't give money to mafia. Put your idea to thrash, plz.
This kind of absolute judgment based on ignorance is what i don't expect to see on a Linux forum. Try looking into the facts before responding with this kind of drivel.

(putting on my professor's hat)
Poker is a skilled game. People who become better at it make more money than those who don't put forth the effort, just like most fields of endeavor. This is not true of, EG, craps, roulette, slot machines, "poker" machines etc. In poker the house is not involved in the game, and therefor does not lose when you win. The house makes it's money by charging a preset amount for running the game (providing the website and software - or the table and dealer in real life).
(hat off)

Therefor, from a slightly more informed position, I agree with the earlier poster, we need to have client software from all of the major poker sites (FullTiltPoker, Pokerstars, UltimetBet, etc) The ones i have tried on wine failed miserably.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:01 PM   #3776
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Or...

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Originally Posted by bashphoenux View Post
certainly itunes or something equivalent that can get my ipod touch working in linux
Or, you could just cut the apron strings and dump the most proprietary music player ever!

IPod? - meh - My music/video player works great with Linux and ogg. It never stops me from playing any music i want to play, and never tells me what i can copy/move onto/off of it. It cost about 1/3 as much Vs similar ipod and i have been using it twice as long as my daughters 30G ipod lasted.

Oh, and by the way Amarok works great.

I purposely didn't put a brand name, because this is prbably true of about 20 different brands of players.

When one embraces FOS and Linux, one should really drop old habits like Apple and M$ as much as possible.

I wouldn't mind seeing something like a good FOS version of WinAmp before it went commercial. XMMS comes pretty close though.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:27 PM   #3777
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I would love to see Intuit Quickbooks ported over to Linux.

As for Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc components of Adobe CS4 (Creative Suite 4), It would be naive to hope that Adobe would expose its software for easy discovery and reverse engineering in Open Source Linux. My train of thought goes like this.

Adobe CS4 works great on MacOS.

MacOS is a flavor of Unix.

Then it shouldn't be that difficult to get the MacOS version of CS4 to work on Linux.

Please let me know if I am missing something in this train of thought.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #3778
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Off the top of my head, you're missing the rest of the Mac operating system ...

I'm reading that if a program is made for Windows, it has to be ported, but if it's made for Mac OS X, all you have to do is tinker with it.

Last edited by joeBuffer; 08-04-2009 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 08:48 PM   #3779
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Unhappy Quicken - any version

The one program that still keeps me tied to windoz is Quicken. I have tried several of the Linux alternative and found them lacking. So I keep a VirtualBox running Win XP so I can access my accounts.

I would also like to see audible.com get a linux interface to allow me to easily download their audio books. Presently I have to run them in my VB as well.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 01:36 AM   #3780
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jaredR View Post
There is only one application I seriously miss having on my Linux machines. Terapin LOGO is a great programming language for kids as well as adults. A small set of simple commands allows one to move a turtle shape or triangle shaped object around a drawing space, leaving lines behind to form simplw pictures. As you progress you learn other commands and groups of commands which allow for some very complex graphics. There are even some 'fractal' programs around that work with LOGO so kids can create clouds, trees, snowflakes, and other cool stuff. .I have taught this to kids from preschool thru 6th grade in public school environments. This is a great introduction to programming and leads right into beginning 'BASIC" and I have never had a student that did not enjoy the time spent with this application. I have a precocious 2 1/2 yr old and I am faced with the possibility of having to buy a non-Linux machine just so he can learn 'LOGO'. Thanks, Jared
Hi Jaredr.
Good news LOGO is available as Kturtle. Fedora users will find it in the Educational Group.

Last edited by rayfward; 08-04-2009 at 01:42 AM.
 
  


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