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Old 10-02-2011, 04:34 AM   #4621
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Originally Posted by teckk View Post
http://musescore.org/
Found this if it will work for you.
Thanks for this suggestion, but I already knew about MuseScore's existence.
Not bad at all as a starter, but far from having Finale's capacities, and
MuseScore doesn't open Finale files. I have hundreds of scores made with
Finale 2001, and I'd like to work with Linux, and emulation does not work
well (I tried unsuccessfully).
MuseScore on the other hand is free, yes, but I'm ready to pay to have
Finale for Linux; what harm could that be? The one should not exclude the
other. Probably someone with the required knowledge and permissions should
port Finale for Linux after having convinced the guys from FinaleMusic?

Another program I'd like to have for Linux, in spite of many similar already
existing ones, would be Premiere, version 5.1 for instance. I'd like a video
software that just allows me to open non professional AVI and MOV files from
my camera, and allows me to manipulate easyly those as Premiere does, with
sound and image crossovers etc... And I'm only speaking of the Premiere LIGHT
version, which is more than enough for amateurs as me! I'd gladly pay for it.
Happily there's no need for PhotoShop thanks to Gimp ;o)
 
Old 10-02-2011, 07:56 AM   #4622
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I agree we need finale but Lily Pond has even better score graphics you install Rosegarden from Linux as a front end. The only thing bad is it is a bit harder to learn.
 
Old 10-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #4623
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There seems to be several odd misconceptions floating around on this thread:

1) The command line is (evil, scary, etc, etc). While I sort of agree tha the command line can be intimidating, there are at least 2 things that are useful to remember. First, you don't need to use it at all if you prefer not to. The fact that some help authors prefer it is just what it is, a preference. Help is always hard to find. We just need to be grateful that there is help at all. Second, there are things that you can do on the command line that are virtually (if not totally) impossible in the GUI. Here's a hypothetical problem. Say you're on a trip with your laptop and need to access the mail server at work, but because it's behind a firewall, all attempts to connect fail, as they should. However, you can connect to your desktop machine at work using secure shell (ssh). Using the command line, with a single command you can securely connect to your desktop using ssh and have it set up a secure tunnel to your mail servers, essentially making them appear as if they are located on your laptop. You can even do this on "Windows" with a lot of fussing and some 3rd party software, but you probably still need the command line. Is this "geeky"? Probably. Does this require some study to learn how to do? Definitely. Is it worth it? Depends on how desperate you are. And, as far as I know it requires the command line. In the end, it comes down to the fact that the command line gives you power. If you want/need it, then you have it. If you don't, well that's up to you.

2) That all win programs need to be ported to Linux to be used. Many of the Win programs that aren't ported probably won't be any time soon. Finale is just one example. For what it's worth, when I switched to Linux, I had the same problem with several Win only programs. The solution was to use a virtual environment. I use Virtualbox and have not yet found a program that doesn't run in the virtual Windows environment. Two of these are Autodesk products for which I already had a commercial license (AutoCad and Inventor). Another is a Visual Basic based program used to drive a 3D printer. There is also an App for managing our door locks that uses SQL and many other Win specific services. All run without any problems. Finally, I also run QDevelop on both (virtual) Win and (real) Linux machines for cross platform program development using the QT toolset. I have Win2K, WinXP and Win7 all installed (and can run them all at the same time).

The point is, that as more people switch to Linux and only run Windows as an interface to Win only software, the more likely it will be that software vendors will offer their products for both platforms. The real money is in support services anyway. As far as software producers are concerned, the more customers out there the more money is to be made. They don't care what OS you're using and if there are enough Linux users to sell to, they will find a way.
 
Old 10-07-2011, 12:41 PM   #4624
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There seems to be several odd misconceptions floating around on this thread:
1) in fact GUI vs command line is not appropriate. All sides have their cons. and pros., to get max of it combination is needed.
Like using Mail program on client side but keep archive directories on server.(workpc thunderbird mail + secure home pc mail dir mount).
Tuneup for pleasant workflow is always needed, question is can you do it yourself or hire someone.
2) There is big problems on software side development. As for me i choose long time ago true crossplatform approach = open W3C Web tech's, but many companies still like to support win platform ecosystem not only because it's most spread but because it provide business cycle and protects it (WXP software product works,Win7 oops BUY new version!).. etc including market push from microsoft side, government/education affiliates etc...,'fake' license check that actually works only in med-big bizz).
BTW: Vbasic support added in last wine, MSSQL can be installed on linux or just used over network,Maya/Photoshop worked fine in VirtualBox Win7+wineD3D driver enviroment
 
Old 10-08-2011, 07:52 AM   #4625
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I would like to see the latest Skyp ported with the camera interface to see the other party that is talking to you.

Mark L.
 
Old 10-08-2011, 03:26 PM   #4626
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Use of GUI and command line.

I believe both are needed. I'd like to be able to use the command line as in my day I was more than fair at using the DOS command line and batch files! I have yet to find a book to explain both bash, and scripting well enough to help me get anywhere near fair in Linux. Any book suggestions?
 
Old 10-08-2011, 05:23 PM   #4627
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I believe both are needed. I'd like to be able to use the command line as in my day I was more than fair at using the DOS command line and batch files! I have yet to find a book to explain both bash, and scripting well enough to help me get anywhere near fair in Linux. Any book suggestions?
http://linuxcommand.org/
 
Old 10-08-2011, 07:07 PM   #4628
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I believe both are needed. I'd like to be able to use the command line as in my day I was more than fair at using the DOS command line and batch files! I have yet to find a book to explain both bash, and scripting well enough to help me get anywhere near fair in Linux. Any book suggestions?
For "batch" files see my sig for Bash scripting

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Old 10-09-2011, 07:40 AM   #4629
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I would like to use "3d studio-max" in Debian or Linux Mint
 
Old 10-09-2011, 09:58 AM   #4630
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I would like to use "3d studio-max" in Debian or Linux Mint
Blender is quite mature open source 3D modeler software
Maya is available in 64bit RedHat(rpm's but i think it can be installed on debian) (and i think it is far better then 3ds max despite more complex learning curve)

Ehh if Metacrations company was still avaiable and ported their Bryce and Poser on linux.. imho their tools have best user UI.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 12:19 PM   #4631
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Want to see a native "3D sex villa" game. On Linux platform.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 12:29 PM   #4632
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I would like to use "3d studio-max" in Debian or Linux Mint
Mint is bad distribution. You better use centos. Or Fedora, if you want fresh packages.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 07:23 AM   #4633
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I would like to see the latest Skyp ported with the camera interface to see the other party that is talking to you.

Mark L.
I'm running "Skype™ (Beta) Version 2.2.0.35" on Ubuntu 10.10, which I think is the same as yours, and I have video.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 07:34 AM   #4634
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I'm running "Skype™ (Beta) Version 2.2.0.35" on Ubuntu 10.10, which I think is the same as yours, and I have video.
Yes, 2.2.0.35 has video support.

I'd like to see a current version of Skype ported to linux so I can choose specific input/output devices for audio. Having "PulseAudio server (local)" as the only option doesn't cut it, I'm afraid.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 08:02 AM   #4635
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I'd like to see a current version of Skype ported to linux so I can choose specific input/output devices for audio. Having "PulseAudio server (local)" as the only option doesn't cut it, I'm afraid.
I am not sure that is Skype's fault. Pulse does weird things and apparently it is shown as the only sound interface to applications. Remove pulseaudio, install ALSA and Skype is able to access any audio device. Granted, Skype should work with Pulse and it doesn't do that well.

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