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Old 01-05-2010, 06:56 PM   #3991
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I'd love to see espn360 work in linux. It's one of the few reasons I boot up windows!
 
Old 01-05-2010, 09:58 PM   #3992
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I'd love to see espn360 work in linux. It's one of the few reasons I boot up windows!
This is what I found in 5 min search:
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Re: Move Media Player and Linux?
You can install the Windows version of Firefox using Wine, then the Flash plugin for Firefox (also using Wine), then run Wine Firefox and install the player normally.

Some of the navigation's a bit choppy for me, but the videos play fine.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 02:52 AM   #3993
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Maybe you don't need a port.

Corbintechboy
Just googled Earthlink to see it is an ISP.

Have you tried Mozilla Firefox for a browser and Mozilla Thunderbird for an e-mail client? Linux and Win. You can download from mozilla.org, free beer.

Then look under Tools>Options or similar (Preferences maybe) to see extensive settings applicable. E-mail notifications included. Even shows on your welcome screen (Win) as you enter your account.

Don't know about the welcome screen notifications in Linux, but both do work in Linux. My Linux GPRS Razr V3 is faster than the iBurst Wireless connecting my Win Fuji-Siemens to the net. For single pages that is.

MY little list.

Filseclab firewall. This is a real whizz. You see everything and you are told of every single attack. You can set rules and see traffic. Also a log.

Filseclab Guardian Angel. Parental control. Haven't used it, but if it is as good as the firewall...

Free Download Manager. First it lets you query the download size. (I dropped Orbit Downloader). Then it splits the download to several mirrors and this does speed up the movement. Seen speeds of 146 MB/s. Histories, load settings etc, etc.

Glary Utilities. This has several features that may not be relevant in Linux, but it has an uninstall feature that works well. Come to think of it, the other features may just as well ease things for the newbie getting to grips with a new environment.

AllChars. By Jeroen Laarhoven. You can use any keyboard with say Ctrl(activator)-shft-^-e for caret-e. All the others go likewise.

Ah, this is too easy. Maybe. You catch flies with honey.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 06:42 AM   #3994
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Alas, Linux probably will never have a program for doing income taxes. The reason is that such programs need to be significantly modified every year, and no one in the Linux community is willing to make that ongoing commitment. And why should anyone be expected to?
If you are from USA, there could be some good news. It seams that there is absolutely no law that demands you to submit 1040 form, or pay federal personal income tax at all. There's supposed to be US Supreme Court rulings in that affect and IRS seams to lack ability to show you the law that says you have to do it. There was documentary made in 2006 that has that as an topic. So, if you do not need to pay taxes, you do not need to have program for it, hehehe.

Of course, bare in mind that I can not say if that is true or not.

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Old 01-06-2010, 06:57 AM   #3995
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Filseclab firewall. This is a real whizz. You see everything and you are told of every single attack. You can set rules and see traffic. Also a log.
Every Linux has integrated firewall, rock solid. If you need more, install Shorewall - you can even set bandwidth for separate services. Joined with webmin you can set it from web browser.

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Free Download Manager. First it lets you query the download size. (I dropped Orbit Downloader). Then it splits the download to several mirrors and this does speed up the movement. Seen speeds of 146 MB/s. Histories, load settings etc, etc.
Use Downloader for X ( d4x ). Same thing, all I need.

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Glary Utilities. This has several features that may not be relevant in Linux, but it has an uninstall feature that works well. Come to think of it, the other features may just as well ease things for the newbie getting to grips with a new environment.
Linuxes have their own installers/uninstalers. Faster and much cleaner then Windows. If you use CLI (command Line Interface) on Fedora just type like:
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yum remove <package name>
and you are done.

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AllChars. By Jeroen Laarhoven. You can use any keyboard with say Ctrl(activator)-shft-^-e for caret-e. All the others go likewise.
Both Gnome and KDE have small integrated programs/setting to do similar/same thing.

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Old 01-06-2010, 08:51 AM   #3996
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I'd like to see Windows ported over
 
Old 01-06-2010, 10:26 AM   #3997
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I only use Windows for these:
  1. Taxcut.
    But as soon as Taxcut no longer runs on XP. I'll buy a Mac laptop.
    Unless by that time Windows 7 is being sold on Ebay for less that $50.
    ($50 appears to be my price limit for dealing with Microsoft's poor quality.)
  2. The occasional game.
  3. When I'm unemployed and searching for work; I may use MS Word instead of Open Office.
    Because Open Office doesn't always display or print the exact same as Word.
  4. Diabetes related programs for tracking my diet, exercise, and blood sugars.
    Specifically Calorie King, Bayer's WinGlucoFacts Professional, Life Fitness Active Step Software, Bg Tracker 4, Health Diabetic Software.

Of all these; it's only the diabetes related programs that I use regularly/daily. And would like to be ported to Linux.
(Unless I get them working perfectly under Wine.)

--ET
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #3998
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If you are from USA, there could be some good news. It seams that there is absolutely no law that demands you to submit 1040 form, or pay federal personal income tax at all. There's supposed to be US Supreme Court rulings in that affect and IRS seams to lack ability to show you the law that says you have to do it. There was documentary made in 2006 that has that as an topic. So, if you do not need to pay taxes, you do not need to have program for it, hehehe.

Of course, bare in mind that I can not say if that is true or not.
It is absolutely true, but don't make a stand on it unless you want prison time. Substitute the word "kangaroo" for "tax" in "Tax Court".
Ref: http://www.losthorizons.com/
 
Old 01-12-2010, 04:22 PM   #3999
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I want the Pokerstars team to make a native Linux client.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 05:29 PM   #4000
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I want the Pokerstars team to make a native Linux client.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 04:37 AM   #4001
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Thanks, this helps.

DrLove,

On all counts, yes. Allchars was mentioned especially since there was another member earlier asking about programming keyboards.

There is another site where Linux Equivalents to Windoze are sported, yet you only see the names and some types. The really useful, small utilities are hidden somewhere. Maybe I should start a thread that goes "If you want to do this in Linux ..."

The hint on the firewall is just what I needed.

I found that Fedora 11 does not allow you to uninstall parts of that package or am I just plain dumb? Fedora 3 at least lets you chose what you want installed. Some of the other stuff will have to be looked at further, but thanks, this works for me.

I don't mind digging, but there is such a vast array of no-brain stuff everybody else knows about and I don't know where to get it. Why must Linux perforce be a black art? What's the point of Linux suffering at the hand of clever one-upmanship?

Hate the man all you like, but he kept focus like no-one else in history. It is time Linux became drop dead easy for newbies.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #4002
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X11vnc

A install of X11VNC with resumable sessions that's as simple as installing RealVNC on Windoze.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #4003
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Downloader for X if you can get it

DrLove73

Nice try. Went to softpedia, nixbit linuxlinks and a host of others over the last two to three hours.

chuchelo is the author and the site is d4x.krasu.ru. On googling Downloader for X, all the first links on the results page gets you to this site. It is the most Error 404's (File/url not found) I've ever seen.

So much for that then.

Now for the small keyboard utilities.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 04:48 PM   #4004
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Found Vim with custom keymaps. Very extensive, but seems to be the thing I need. I do ten finger blind touch typing and need to hit all sorts of things on the fly. 66wpm plus. The pinkies need to be trained in sub-conscious key sequences without supervision. It is neither nitpicking a symbols table nor the hotkeys as in macro programming. With five vowels, ^, ", ', upper& lower case all combined, then scientific symbols and whatnot it has to be completely flexible on demand.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 05:23 AM   #4005
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chuchelo is the author and the site is d4x.krasu.ru. On googling Downloader for X, all the first links on the results page gets you to this site. It is the most Error 404's (File/url not found) I've ever seen.
http://www.d4x.net/

I think most distributions have it in their repositories, either mainstream or third-party. I have it For CentOS, and I know there is for Fedora.
 
  


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