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Old 06-30-2010, 04:37 PM   #4201
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And you are NO optimist. I'll guarantee that. In fact, you aren't a realist either, because you use OBAMA (hahaha, snicker) as the posterboy for Capitalism (hahaha, snicker).
ALL politicians ARE greedy bastards and cradle robbers. NO normal human will willingly join the politics. They ALL do that for personal gain and thirst for power. Few that are there by mistake have been deceived to think they can change something in cutthroat business.

There is one movie (Serbian cult comedy) clip that expresses my sentiment for politicians. Old First world war veteran about the Germans during the day when Nazi Germany carpet-bombed Serbian capital and invaded us because we were only country in the Central and South Europe that refused to join them: "I would place them all in front of the wall and a bullet to the head". But new politicians would just take their place, they would just be better at sweet-talk then their predecessors.

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #4202
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Photostory

I would like to see Photostory in Linux. Photostory is a dynamic presentation of photos where one can add music, comments and make different displays with photos.
 
Old 06-30-2010, 10:02 PM   #4203
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Thumbs up uncovering little gems as we stroll along the beach :)

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hhhmmm...one thing I wish it was possible is to access Netflix from Linux...but I guess that another matter entirely.

speter: have you tried Scribus?

ceedeedoos: do you know about R?
Y'know, what I keep perceiving out there, is a trend for good software based on UNIX being ported to Windows. Now, I 'think' that's what the case is with the software above, although if I'm wrong it doesn't change the validity of my assertion.

Another point, is that such software ported from UNIX tends to be much more stable than software originally built on the Windows platform.

I recall in the past coming across Scribus, but then getting sidetracked and not taking time out to give it a shake, and for my daughter, 'R' seems like something she can begin using next fall when she begins her Algebra II when entering 9th grade and also Bio I at the community college, as recommended by her counselor.

I love following these threads, as they tend to help me stumble across little gems like this.

Thanks @ceedeedoos!!!
 
Old 06-30-2010, 10:13 PM   #4204
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And yes, DUH, people come here for opportunity.
Hence, pursuit of happiness.
A few years back, we had a Nanny who reluctantly came here from another (wonderful) country for a year. Due to preconceived notions and assumptions, she wasn't at all keen on the US and let it be known, but I bit my tongue.

Her political outlook changed pretty quickly, although living on the beach didn't hurt I'm sure.

Long story short, when her year was almost up she was more than a little upset that I wouldn't marry her, so she had to scramble to bag herself an Orange County lifeguard. Now she's back and living happily in Sandy Eggo w/her ex-BayWatch hubby.

hm...

Oh, better keep this on topic right? It sure would be nice if I could port a girl like that to Linux

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:16 AM   #4205
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Correction:
I would like to see Microsoft's (sorry) Pin ball game for Linux.

(see what old age does to your brain?)

Last edited by bobb789; 07-01-2010 at 11:17 PM. Reason: I meant to say pin ball not ping pong.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 01:02 AM   #4206
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SPSS .. It's a program for statistical analysis... though many things can be done in OpenOffice.org I haven't found any specific statistics program for linux that's interoperable with SPSS (university requirement)

so yes, SPSS would be on the top of my list
Have you looked at GNU R. I haven't used SPSS but I have used SAS & R is light years ahead of my needs.

I really like being able to high light what I want then copy and paste it into R. Used with a text editor and spread sheet work goes fast. It is supposed to solve all problems that spread sheets have with dates that never were or never will be and their notorious inprecision.

Gordon
 
Old 07-01-2010, 05:58 AM   #4207
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The emphasis on games in this thread is an indication of how almost all of the broadly-used "serious" software is already available in one form or another: OpenOffice, Firefox, GnuCash, etc.

Unfortunately, though, I'm not Windows-free and will probably never be, even though both my wife's and my main machines run Linux only. After wasting resources for some time on VirtualBox I now keep an old laptop running Win XP next to my big box. I use it for a number of programs I use for Internet marketing and which will never have Linux equivalents.

Lane
 
Old 07-02-2010, 05:32 AM   #4208
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Lately, I've been finding even Wine to have trouble when it comes to .NET programs.
I've even tried using Winetricks to install .NET, and also to force use of Mono in a separate wineprefix (Despite my dislike of Mono) to no avail in many cases.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 06:33 PM   #4209
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I really miss a more Finale-type notation programme for Linux. Using other programmes and Lilypond as the engraver is not that difficult, but it's also not that easy. There's a reason (other than the proliferation of Windows) that professional musicians use Finale - it's pretty simple and really powerful. Engraving/printing and savng as audio is a snap.

If something resembling Makemusic's less costly Finale Notepad existed, Linux for notation would get a real kickstart.
 
Old 07-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #4210
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Oh, really?

...I really, really, really dislike Obama. His communist policies are whats causing debt, not Capitalism...

U.S. national debt stood at around $11,000,000,000,000. That's eleven trillion dollars in case you have a problem reading numbers. Nine trillion dollars of that debt was generated by the Reagan, Bush1, and Bush2 administrations. Perhaps in light of this, you would like to rethink your ill considered comments.

Sorry, that was a bit off topic. Rather than seeing current Windows or Mac software ported to Linux/Unix, how about developing usable equivalents ala Open Office/Firefox/Gnucash/Chrome?
 
Old 07-09-2010, 07:14 AM   #4211
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If something resembling Makemusic's less costly Finale Notepad existed, Linux for notation would get a real kickstart.
Yesterday's giveawayoftheday.com offering was Magic Score Note, which I've used and prefer over Finale Notepad. I didn't have time to try to install under wine [smacks forehead]; besides, I'm not into self-flagellation.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 08:41 AM   #4212
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Yesterday's giveawayoftheday.com offering was Magic Score Note, which I've used and prefer over Finale Notepad. I didn't have time to try to install under wine [smacks forehead]; besides, I'm not into self-flagellation.
http://www.linux-sound.org/notation.html
 
Old 07-09-2010, 09:27 AM   #4213
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...I really, really, really dislike Obama. His communist policies are whats causing debt, not Capitalism...

U.S. national debt stood at around $11,000,000,000,000. That's eleven trillion dollars in case you have a problem reading numbers. Nine trillion dollars of that debt was generated by the Reagan, Bush1, and Bush2 administrations. Perhaps in light of this, you would like to rethink your ill considered comments.
I second that.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 10:44 AM   #4214
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Sorry, that was a bit off topic.
Please don't. It attracts off-topics answers, unfortuntately.

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Rather than seeing current Windows or Mac software ported to Linux/Unix, how about developing usable equivalents ala Open Office/Firefox/Gnucash/Chrome?
Technically it is better to develop FOSS equivalents. Developers look at it with an open mind, learn from failures of the past, remove less used features. Another good example is Inkscape which has the same power and functionality as CorelDraw but vastly different user interface. OO is not the best example, OOWriter is good but some options are really hard to find (like language which has to be set using the font dialog!), OOCalc is horrible and on no par with MsExcel (Hate to say that!)

However, commercially equivalent packages are doomed to fail. Try to convince an MsWord user to use OOWriter, while these programs are really equivalent. When Word switched to that dreaded ribbon no one complained and understood that they had to re-learn to use Word. Try to switch a user from Word 2003 (without the ribbon) to OOwriter 3.0 and (s)he'll complain.

You are right in your statement, but it is an imperfect (insane!) world.

jlinkels
 
Old 07-09-2010, 07:56 PM   #4215
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However, commercially equivalent packages are doomed to fail. Try to convince an MsWord user to use OOWriter, while these programs are really equivalent. When Word switched to that dreaded ribbon no one complained and understood that they had to re-learn to use Word. Try to switch a user from Word 2003 (without the ribbon) to OOwriter 3.0 and (s)he'll complain.

jlinkels
I haven't seen those complaints between OOwriter and Word 2003; more between Word2003 and 2007 if anything. And personally, I pretty much found it easy to get acquainted with the Ribbon (which is also the GUI for Nitro PDF).

I've been using MuseScore to 'replace' Finale. It's good, but it's no match, especially in the sound department. I appreciate however that the makers of Finale have splashed out a lot of cash to develop Garritan Orchestra, which really brings orchestral score-writing to life. Which is likely why Finale has a large price tag.

I suppose instead of lamenting, the best thing I could do is make sure to contribute to programmes like MuseScore to help bridge the gap- if only a little.
 
  


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