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Old 05-29-2010, 05:48 PM   #4156
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There are MANY PDF capable viewers, Evince, xPDF, ...., so Adobe's application is not so much needed. Some even evade PDF security measures.
 
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:47 PM   #4157
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VST plugins, the ASIO driver and also good media player software. Video editing software, and also allot of games. I'd say microsoft office but I think it's unreliable and openoffice makes up for it. However if there was something else that was better but not linux compatible I would like that ported.

I was just about to post a topic like this. I was wondering why there is no good commercial or proprietary software for linux. Allot of the DirectX dependencies for windows could be made up for. I'm sure allot of companies have come up with software that has good processing capabilities.

Mac uses allot of powerful software.

What I'm getting at here is multimedia. It is one of the most processor consuming things a computer can be used for. Although this is just one thing I think it is important.

Has anybody noticed this? All the best commercial software seems to be for Mac and windows. Why? Mac OS X is actually based on BSD and with apples stuff added to the BSD base it is brilliant. Why can't some other Unix/Linux system commercial or open source have as many capabilities? Why are there not that many commercial Linux distributions? And why do they all use the same sorts of drivers like OpenGL or ALSA? Why are some of the most used tasks for a modern computer not possible with linux?

Any good OS has the potential to do anything with the hardware it runs on. Companies just don't want to make software for a free system that they don't think will give them any gain. Mac and Windows are commercial software and there is lots of software available for those systems because they know it will make them money.

Just want to share my view on that. Microsoft or Apple, they are as bad as each other. Companies need to wake up and make their software more POSIX compliant.

EDIT: BTW if I said this in the wrong place please move this to a new thread.

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #4158
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Hi! Dear Dr.Love73. Thanks for giving info on other pdf viewers. In fact I used KPDF for printing one document. I have earlier used xpdf. But some sites need only adobe! One then becomrs helpless. Any way thanks again for giving useful suggestions.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:39 AM   #4159
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Hi! Dear Dr.Love73. Thanks for giving info on other pdf viewers. In fact I used KPDF for printing one document. I have earlier used xpdf. But some sites need only adobe! One then becomrs helpless. Any way thanks again for giving useful suggestions.
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In that case go to the http://www.adobe.com with your Linux browser and download binary installation for Linux. I do not like it very much, but it works as far as i know.
 
Old 05-31-2010, 03:05 PM   #4160
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If memory serves, when I was still using Ubuntu, the Evince reader had a plugin (if it wasn't some other package providing it) that allowed it to pretend to be Reader for Firefox, in much the same way that Totem pretends to be Windows Media Player.
I could be wrong though, as it's some time since I used Ubuntu, and Evince is not my default document viewer any longer.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 08:53 AM   #4161
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Software needed on Linux:
1) Dreamweaver. This by far my most important demand. MX works fine with Wine but not Dreamweaver CS5. I am progressively climbing the learning curve to be able to use GIMP instead of Fireworks
2) Turbo Tax. Every year I try with Wine but it does not work and I need full reliability for my money...

One can understand the marketing logic that prevents Mircosoft from porting its Office Suite, but Adobe is not in the OS market. So producing a Linux version of Dreamweaver would only increase sales without damaging any market share. Because of the high quality of the software, I'm ready to pay the on-going price.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 11:20 AM   #4162
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Supporting other platforms, as well as development costs are against it. Do not forget that in today's twisted US originated capitalism only measure of the success is how much profit you created for your investors, here and now.

CEO's of software companies can not justify 5-10% investment in new OS platform when that platform has only 1% of the market share. Not to mention that those on the top in those companies are also directly stimulated to keep profit margin as high as possible with percentage of the pure profit they make.

There is no point in whining about it, that is the world we are creating with every little decision and action we make. Like to buy something because it is cheaper even if we KNOW it is not good in the long run.

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:36 PM   #4163
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Ovi suite

This will help users with their dayly sync.
Wammu does not support all Nokia Phones, even if it is a good product!
 
Old 06-01-2010, 07:11 PM   #4164
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AutoCAD - It won't happen, but I wish it would.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 04:23 AM   #4165
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Lightscribe

Any good application to create and burn CD/DVD Label with lightscribe.
Example, 4L from LaCie have less options in version on linux instead of version on mac or windows. http://www.lightscribe.com/gettingst...x.aspx?id=1670
Nero don't have cover designer.
It's some template for OpenOffice, but all in one application will be good.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 06:13 AM   #4166
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Any good application to create and burn CD/DVD Label with lightscribe.
Example, 4L from LaCie have less options in version on linux instead of version on mac or windows. http://www.lightscribe.com/gettingst...x.aspx?id=1670
Nero don't have cover designer.
It's some template for OpenOffice, but all in one application will be good.
I've been thinking about concocting just such a piece of software, but I'm not sure I could do it alone.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 11:14 AM   #4167
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I would like to see a program like Microsoft Money.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 02:44 AM   #4168
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I'd like to see Intuit's Quicken brought over. It will kind of run in Wine, but it breaks several of the features.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 06:22 AM   #4169
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Adobe CS*

Adobe CS* doesn't work on wine so I'm forced to use earlier and outdated versions of the software or have a duel boot with windows (Which is a really crappy OS).
 
Old 06-05-2010, 09:30 AM   #4170
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I would think both Quicken and Autocad would boost Linux numbers.
 
  


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