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Old 12-28-2009, 03:00 AM   #3976
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I want, windows "my documents" system of find by size, modification date, origin date, and alphabetical order to be in Linux. Documents in Linux are hard to find and go missing.
Try using KDE. Between Dolphin (file manager, very nice interface) and Kerry Beagle, you should never lose a file.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 02:00 AM   #3977
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I want, windows "my documents" system of find by size, modification date, origin date, and alphabetical order to be in Linux. Documents in Linux are hard to find and go missing.

I would like Open Office have a "skin" of applications that look like Microsoft Office 07 and 10. That is the tool bar, or at least a help menu with clear instructions for cross use.
For file finding, you can also use Krusader's powerfull search engine, and if you want to search by name, command line command "locate" can show you where it was last time database was updated (each night or when you run "updatedb" command).

And I just looked at GNOME's "Places->Search for Files" option, it has all that you asked for. That is not good enough?
 
Old 01-01-2010, 01:28 PM   #3978
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I would be happy to see O&O Defrag, because I think this is the best defrag tool I have ever seen.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 12:07 PM   #3979
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Ndis Wrapper for all hardware - updatetable one

Hi i dont know much about linux but what i know is that an ndis wrapper for all hardware would be cool, imagen never having to look for driver again, make one wich supports ati and nvidia with sli and pshysicx etc.and an updater for the ndis tool u could call it vdisd :P
 
Old 01-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #3980
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Allowing windows drivers do interact with stable Linux kernel would be like standing in the middle of the busy highway hoping you would not be hit. Only reason why wireless cards have this option is because they do not interact with other hardware.

I think (but I am not sure) that ndiswrapper is only used to convert standard instructions for wireless cards to language understandable to card itself.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 03:41 PM   #3981
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Hi i dont know much about linux but what i know is that an ndis wrapper for all hardware would be cool, imagen never having to look for driver again, make one wich supports ati and nvidia with sli and pshysicx etc.and an updater for the ndis tool u could call it vdisd :P
No, the hardware vendors just have to be less greedy and let people freely have the info needed to write Linux drivers.

At least I found an old Radeon card that works with 100% open source drivers.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 07:14 PM   #3982
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Is there a sticky thread on this forum listing links to sites with links to Linux programs/alternatives?

Usually I google for it when I need something, but not always successful. Like this site I just happened to land on:
http://os.cqu.edu.au/oslinux/README.html

It would be nice if there existed a sticky thread or something else on this forum where a collection of these kind of links can be posted.

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Old 01-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #3983
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I usually first fire-up my GUI package installer/browser so I can see what I already have in my distribution (additional repositories really help). If I have not found anything good, then I google for what I want putting linux in front of the search. Like "linux CAD" or "linux vector graphics".

And when I run last search, First link was page on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Unix_software. This is nice place to start for a begginer.

Good start could also be Fedora's package database, or http://packages.ubuntu.com/, or package database for their distribution. If you are a beginner, you will be helpless anyway to add extra packages outside of built-in package installation system.

This means that if you are not familiar with installation process, you should keep within already built packages, or ask someone to to create a package for your distribution. If you know how to install, then you already know how to find what you are looking for.

Problem this suggested thread is that number of applications is enormous, and with so many categories. Database variant is much better. Adding applications in wikipedia and just linking to it somewhere on the forums could be the best choice.

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Old 01-03-2010, 08:25 PM   #3984
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I know my package manager is the first resort. I am a Linux user only since 2001.

Like I said google doesn't always give the right results.

The Wiki page you gave is nice, but for the world of it I could not find at least one of the packages I found on the page I indicated. That doesn't say much, but it tells that not all packages can be found that way.

Maintaining a database is a good idea and I wished it existed. But I imagine this, I just found that page I posted here. There are hundreds of packages mentioned. It is not a standardized format. No matter how dedicated I am to Linux, I won't manually compare this page to a database to see what is missing and add packages if I find one.

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Old 01-03-2010, 08:30 PM   #3985
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Intel pays open-source developers to make open-source drivers for most of the hardware they sell (save for what they put in Macs, of course).
Like my Intel GMA950 and processor/motherboard that works out of the box with almost all of the modern Linux distributions I have tried.
Why would they pay for those developers just to release all that codes source?
Because Intel cares. They want peoples computers to work no matter what they put on it.
So I would like to see more hardware makers follow Intels' example. I know there are a few out there already (but i forget which), but why shouldn't everyone; if their actually trying to make money?
 
Old 01-03-2010, 11:28 PM   #3986
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Hi i dont know much about linux but what i know is that an ndis wrapper for all hardware would be cool, imagen never having to look for driver again, make one wich supports ati and nvidia with sli and pshysicx etc.and an updater for the ndis tool u could call it vdisd :P
Have you ever tried finding a driver for Windows? It's a nightmare with all these small vendors going in and out of business. Vista and Windows 7 have trouble getting older hardware to work and the 64bit versions are often not used simply because people can't get 64bit drivers for their hardware.

NO THANKS!

Almost all hardware works with Linux, including my old PAS-16 sound card in a Pentium 60!

I'm not thrilled with NVidia and ATI still not open sourcing their drivers, but the pain of having to separately update their drivers each time my kernel is upgraded is manageable. The pain of having to hunt down Windows drivers for no-longer-supported hardware isn't.

NDISwrapper was a kludge that I've never found a need for. I certainly don't want to see similar things spreading through Linux. As for the gaming drivers, I'd prefer to see NVidia and ATI support open standards rather than their own proprietary initiatives.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 05:08 AM   #3987
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:13 AM   #3988
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Seriosly bad idea to post your email and phone number on the forum. You should edit your post and delete them as soon as possible.

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Old 01-04-2010, 06:19 PM   #3989
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Personally, I would like to see EVERYTHING ported to linux

Then there will be zero reasons to ever use windows and every operating system can be replaced with linux.

For games: any strategy games (c&c and blizzard stuff) and racing games (NFS).
 
Old 01-05-2010, 02:44 PM   #3990
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If I could use Best Practice on Linux it would be the Best!

"BestPractice is a musician's practice tool, to slow down or speed up music, either from an MP3 file or directly from a CD. Ordinarily the sound is distorted when slowed down our sped up - you get the effect like when playing a 33 rpm record on 45 rpm speed (remember the Chipmunks?). BestPractice tries to correct this, so you can slow down and speed up music, while keeping the original pitch. It is also possible to change the pitch of the music without affecting its tempo. Play along with for instance Eb tuned guitars without retuning your own, or slow down that high-speed guitar solo on a CD that you like to learn."



Home page sourceforge.net/projects/bestpractice/files/source codehttp://www.xs4all.nl/~mp2004/bp/Windows exe http://www.xs4all.nl/~mp2004/bp/#download
 
  


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