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Old 03-21-2010, 05:14 AM   #4096
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iTunes is an important application for iPhone/iPod touch users. There is obviously enough tools in the open-source market to achieve this. (See: gtkpod)

I would not pay a dime for it, but I don't care for the license so Apple can do whatever they want there.

I am quite sure this would bring quite a lot of new users to Linux. WINE simply does not work with iTunes enough to get the functionality on it's proprietary brethren. Really, it's not even worth the trouble, since it won't find a connected iPod anyway.

The argument here is that we paid the money for the device, we should be able to get it on an OS with a respectable market share, that beats the living crap out of Apple's own OS on the server front.

Petition, anyone? Or maybe a boycott. Even just enough emails to these people will get those lazy developers to actually develop something and not take half their OS from the open source community. C'mon Apple, this would make many people garner a nicer image of you, including myself.
 
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:36 PM   #4097
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Unhappy Lets have some suggestion on programs already in Linux.

I would love to see Gnome with a feature that KDE had (dont know if still available) That is you can set each desktop to a deferent background picture. (very cool).

Also in GTK+ why can't I limit the amount of decimal places displayed
in Gtkliststore as easily has I can in a Gtkspinbutton control.


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Last edited by rycedap; 03-31-2010 at 12:40 PM. Reason: no reason just to let you know I am now useing Ubantu 9.10
 
Old 03-31-2010, 01:28 PM   #4098
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yea so do I
 
Old 03-31-2010, 03:29 PM   #4099
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DirectX10 or a native graphics engine that will improve gaming; OpenGL isn't cutting it.
 
Old 04-02-2010, 08:03 AM   #4100
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Would like to have Quicken and an Income Tax program (e.g. TaxAct) ported.
 
Old 04-02-2010, 09:40 AM   #4101
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Question Tax writing software

Those of us with state returns cannot in general do our taxes on line. In addition, until online access uses PKI, I am chary of streaming such information on a stateless protocol where anyone can capture packets.

There is no reason that a commercial program could not succeed on Linux, not everything needs be free. The effort to maintain the tax tables up to date is worth paying for, though I do believe that Turbo Tax and H&R Block's tax program have gotten out of hand in terms of cost (I use TaxAct State).

There are other commercial programs that I would pay a reasonable amount for on Linux. Think of Windows in the early days, when MS Office was under $100 and Windows was under $50. Linux could duplicate this sensible price scheme and perhaps duplicate the early success of MS; just a thought.
 
Old 04-02-2010, 09:47 AM   #4102
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If it were up to me the Federal government and the States themselves would at least have on line fill in and submit forms. There is no reason we should have to pay a 3rd party to interact with our government via the internet in the information age. Some states do have this capability already - e.g. North Carolina.

What gets me is most of them DO allow for online payment. They're happy to accelerate you getting money to them but nothing else.

This year I had to file my Federal by paper since that is the only way to submit proof for the new home buyer's credit - that too is ridiculous in my opinion. These days we have copiers that can scan and convert documents into PDFs for email. Why don't taxing authorities have ways to submit docs like that?
 
Old 04-02-2010, 02:56 PM   #4103
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"Reply to thread" mail

Quote:
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Would like to have Quicken and an Income Tax program (e.g. TaxAct) ported.
Clicking the link in the "Reply to thread" mail used to bring me, already logged in, to the message referenced. Now, I'm brought to a login dialog on page 258, ending with message #3870, nowhere near message #4100 on page 274 (quoted here) referred to in the "Reply to thread" mail.

Wassup?
 
Old 04-02-2010, 11:41 PM   #4104
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Here's another one: Palm desktop. JPilot is fine, but ti can't beat the original. Course now they got the Pre and Pixi. Uhhh.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 04:42 PM   #4105
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WinGlucofacts 1.31 from Bayer. This is software to help manage Diabetes, and allows you to download readings from your meter to a database. I can't make it run under Crossover Office Linux Pro.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 05:14 PM   #4106
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WinGlucofacts 1.31 from Bayer. This is software to help manage Diabetes, and allows you to download readings from your meter to a database. I can't make it run under Crossover Office Linux Pro.
Have you mailed them and asked them? If they are willing to help with meter drivers and API, or better yet to provide source code (NDA, etc.), you might find some programmers that would port it.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 08:06 PM   #4107
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Quicken and TurboTax

If I could get quicken and turbotax ported to Linux, I would dump M$ all together forever.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 11:25 AM   #4108
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Navigational applications

Definitely navigational software like Streets and Trips. Many of us travel with laptops, netbooks and there is nothing as extensive as Streets available under Linux. Someone - pls?
 
Old 04-04-2010, 02:55 PM   #4109
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximillium View Post
Clicking the link in the "Reply to thread" mail used to bring me, already logged in, to the message referenced. Now, I'm brought to a login dialog on page 258, ending with message #3870, nowhere near message #4100 on page 274 (quoted here) referred to in the "Reply to thread" mail.

Wassup?
I seem to have found an answer to this, here:

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ed-out-795164/ covers this issue in quite a bit of detail. If the directions on http://www.linuxquestions.org/removecookies.php do not clear up the issue, please let us know.

--jeremy
Seems some still have problems, but it worked for me.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 04:15 PM   #4110
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Definitely navigational software like Streets and Trips. Many of us travel with laptops, netbooks and there is nothing as extensive as Streets available under Linux. Someone - pls?
It is age of GPS navigators and Google Earth, so there is lesser people willing to develop something like this. Not to mention price of quality maps and GIS data.
 
  


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