What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
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Like a lot of people here, I'd like to see SPSS (or PASW statistics, I think it's the same thing under a different name) ported over.
Also, would like to see commercial games generally released for linux, you'd think there would be an obvious target market for things like Elder Scrolls etc. I'm running on a laptop so don't generally have the resources to run a virtual machine for these.
Finally, and what would make the most difference to me, iTunes. I bought a lot of my music on the iTunes store several years ago when I was still using Windows as my main OS and as a result I can't play DRM files in Linux (although not all of the tracks are DRM). Probably good reasons for this but still, would be nice to have some support, especially since fewer users of Windows must be good for Apple, even if they're using Linux.
As far as porting is concerned, i wouldn't mind itunes on linux. I have tried, but itunes never launches. I personaly never tried it, but i guess if you treat a mac application as a folder,(right-click, show package contents,) eventually you will find a terminal executable file,
(in the MacOS folder,) but i have never tried to run it in linux, For fear of some grotesque crossover issue, but, if it is terminal, it just might run.
Last edited by anutherguy; 03-21-2011 at 01:04 PM.
If you're only interested in adding/removing your own music from your iPod, I suggest trying gtkpod. Personally, I redeem free songs from Starbucks on the iTunes Store and, unfortunately, you need iTunes for that. The iTunes 10 installer on Playonlinux works well.
The program I would like to see ported is called File Commander... I use it to update my portable hard drive with the current contents of 'My Documents'... It works very well and is written by Emil Fickel at www.efsoftware.com. It is the onlu program I use to update the contents of my portable drive.