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Old 08-05-2010, 02:43 PM   #4246
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I'd like to see a Linux version of Norton Ghost.
No, not partimage... I mean, Norton Ghost.

Full backups, incremental backups, being able to pull individual directories or files from backup archives, password based encryption, all that jazz. And a GUI, too.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 04:39 AM   #4247
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What about Ghost for Linux also known as g4l.
 
Old 08-07-2010, 04:55 PM   #4248
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What about Ghost for Linux also known as g4l.
That one requires you to reboot your machine into a CD boot.

Not only is it not GUI-based but backing up external drives (which aren't your boot drive) require taking your computer out of commission when it comes to g4l.

For everything I need, partimage is better than g4l because at least I can backup an external drive without needing to reboot. Plus if you image a half-empty drive, compression deals with all the unused space.

I am also in doubt as to whether or not it will let you pluck individual files from the resulting archives. In addition, g4l doesn't have Samba support. *sigh* Ah, this'll go on forever...
 
Old 08-16-2010, 10:03 PM   #4249
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Take a look at
http://www.samba.org/ftp/rsync/rsync.html
 
Old 08-17-2010, 03:22 AM   #4250
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there are a few important things

1. archicad - there are some programs for linux but not that good (i found "sweethome 3d" that looks pretty good but it is too complicated to design a house with at least 2 levels- and i mean 'ground floor + 1 level')
2. fma agent - for sonyericsson phones
3. artisteer (well i do not care so much for this program as I already used it on windows to create my wordpress blog theme and that theme will not suffer any further modification, but i heard it is quite popular).
4. iTunes - for iphone/ipodTouch
 
Old 08-17-2010, 06:44 AM   #4251
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Access (2000 or 2003) from MS Office

Btw, yes! I know OOo Base, lazarus, knoda and even kexi 2.2.1).
Btw, no! I don't want Windows back.

But Access' combination of simplicity, programmability, (desktop) performance and robustness is outstanding yet by far. Even not being a professional programmer you could quickly develop even quite complex applications and standalone forms (not just some controls glued on top of a OOwriter window) that behave almost like compiled programs and did exactly what you intended them to do.

Best wishes to the kexi team, whose most recent re-start looks promising at least.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 08:35 AM   #4252
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Exclamation AutoCAD, Revit, 3d Studio, Impressions

And I don't mean some 5 year old version, or clone which is (at best) just as bad. I can run BricsCad under Wine (and they state they should have a native Linux version available soon), but it's still only the same as ACad2005 (no dynamic blocks, no tables, let alone constraints, etc.). Only now have they introduced Fields, which were available in 2005 already.

And that's just ACad. There's nothing coming close to Revit (either Structural, MEP, or Architectural). I suppose I could "try" to use Blender instead of 3d Studio, but then materials from ACad/Revit won't come through as they do automatically in 3dStudio (i.e. hours & hours of extra useless work).

I'd like to see a vector graphics package even remotely approaching to Impressions ease of use. Even in Windows there's no match (CorelDraw? Blah!).

As for PhotoShop? I'm happy to do what I do with renderings through Gimp. I don't need the full PS plethora.

BTW, is there some list for this thread? Or is it simply a mishmash of posts?
 
Old 08-17-2010, 04:43 PM   #4253
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Access (2000 or 2003) from MS Office

Btw, yes! I know OOo Base, lazarus, knoda and even kexi 2.2.1).
Btw, no! I don't want Windows back.

But Access' combination of simplicity, programmability, (desktop) performance and robustness is outstanding yet by far. Even not being a professional programmer you could quickly develop even quite complex applications and standalone forms (not just some controls glued on top of a OOwriter window) that behave almost like compiled programs and did exactly what you intended them to do.

Best wishes to the kexi team, whose most recent re-start looks promising at least.
Office 2000 and I think 2003 were made to run fairly on wine emulator, check winehq.org.

And I used to program in Access(2000/XP)+VBA+MSSQL for 2 years for Travel operator agency (do not ask!) and I can say it's highly complicated to do any real reporting and programing also.

Ooo Base on the other hand supports python and other programing languages, and is as much as I saw at the same difficulty level (excluding MS Office addiction).
 
Old 08-17-2010, 04:45 PM   #4254
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I'd like to see a vector graphics package even remotely approaching to Impressions ease of use. Even in Windows there's no match (CorelDraw? Blah!).
have you tried Inkscape?
 
Old 08-18-2010, 01:10 AM   #4255
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have you tried Inkscape?
Yes ... it's like comparing Paint to PhotoShop!
 
Old 08-18-2010, 04:04 AM   #4256
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I do not agree with the whole thread!!!!

I think, we must support linux software as a community, not try to bring proprietary software to it! A thread on what features you think are essential for the application you need would be a good option. Those who still need Windows, stay there suffering with all its bad stuff... I do not pretend to insult windows, but the software that you are able to control as you want, works just like you need. Sorry for my bad English...
 
Old 08-18-2010, 07:53 AM   #4257
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what about vlc, I would love to see VLC
VLC runs under linux.

According to the page it runs under

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

* Debian GNU/Linux
* Ubuntu
* Mandriva Linux
* Fedora
* openSUSE

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux
* Slackware Linux
* ALT Linux
* Arch Linux

You should be able to compile it under any linux distro. Read the info on that page
 
Old 08-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #4258
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RPM based distro's already have binary packages ready, maybe in third party repositories.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 01:04 AM   #4259
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I think, we must support linux software as a community, not try to bring proprietary software to it! A thread on what features you think are essential for the application you need would be a good option. Those who still need Windows, stay there suffering with all its bad stuff... I do not pretend to insult windows, but the software that you are able to control as you want, works just like you need. Sorry for my bad English...
I would agree ... if only there are comparable community software available. With the run-of-the-mill programs this is quite close (OOo instead of Office, Thunderbird instead of Outlook, Gimp instead of PhotoShop, Inkscape instead of Corel Draw [but not Impressions]). The problem comes with the "specialized" stuff. You could use Scribus instead of PageMaker, but what about the rest?

While there are some Open Source (or at least other Cloned Commercial products) of most of these, they are miles behind the productivity available from the Windows based systems. I'd rather pay the exorbitant fees to have a product which increases my efficiency 10 fold, than blunder on using an inferior product.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 02:07 AM   #4260
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What about donating support to those inferior products so they can get better? Big companies will NOT invest in Linux market, be sure of that. They have NO interest to invest 10-20% of their budget for 1-5% market.
 
  


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