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Old 11-17-2011, 01:31 AM   #4651
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does anybody use foobar2000, the music player? it runs ok in wine...it's known to take a dump though when my NFS server crashes (to the point of freezing everything and killing the pulse audio module).

maybe the problem would happen anyway if it were native on here? i dunno, i just dont like running wine for my music player and wish it were a package.
I have used foobar under WINE in linux in the past. I dont bother anymore.

You will never ever see a foobar version for linux. Peter Pawlowski (foobar developer) has stated more than once he doesnt want to make a linux port for various reasons.

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You could take a look at foobnix, i tried it a while ago and decided to stick to banshee. But it might have improved over this time.
I tried it, and I wasnt impressed with foobnix.

Deadbeef is what I currently use with linux. I havent found ways to do all the customisation with deadbeef that I could with foobar, but its closer than any other player I've tried.
 
Old 11-23-2011, 03:35 PM   #4652
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I'd like to see the awsome FAST STONE VIEWER ported on linux...
 
Old 11-30-2011, 07:15 AM   #4653
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Hi. Maybe a dangerous question here related to programs I'd like to see ported to Linux. I'm doing it here because I didn't find the link to post new questions.
MacOSX seems to be a GUI on a Unix base. Is there a way to replace that protected interface with some Linux GUI as Gnome, KDE or LXDE? That might be interesting in some cases.
Paul
 
Old 11-30-2011, 11:43 AM   #4654
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Hi. Maybe a dangerous question here related to programs I'd like to see ported to Linux. I'm doing it here because I didn't find the link to post new questions.
MacOSX seems to be a GUI on a Unix base. Is there a way to replace that protected interface with some Linux GUI as Gnome, KDE or LXDE? That might be interesting in some cases.
Paul
Don't know if that is possible, but I would think that it will be easier to run one of the BSDs instead.
 
Old 11-30-2011, 01:26 PM   #4655
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Don't know if that is possible, but I would think that it will be easier to run one of the BSDs instead.
Indeed probably. Worth a try. Thanks for the suggestion.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 03:15 AM   #4656
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MacOSX seems to be a GUI on a Unix base. Is there a way to replace that protected interface with some Linux GUI as Gnome, KDE or LXDE? That might be interesting in some cases.
I wouldnt call OSX 'a GUI on a unix base', its a lot more complex than that.

But anyway, there was a project to get KDE going on OSX-

http://community.kde.org/Mac

I have no idea how well it works, I dont touch apple OSes/hardware....well, unless someone pays me to anyway.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 11:52 AM   #4657
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Thanks a lot for that link. Most interesting, and worth a try. Kind regards, Paul

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I wouldnt call OSX 'a GUI on a unix base', its a lot more complex than that.

But anyway, there was a project to get KDE going on OSX-

http://community.kde.org/Mac

I have no idea how well it works, I dont touch apple OSes/hardware....well, unless someone pays me to anyway.
 
Old 12-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #4658
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I would like to see Steam amd all the accompanying games ported to Linux.
Games are the sole reason that I still keep a version of windoze, otherwise I would happily be rid of it permanently.
 
Old 12-06-2011, 09:47 AM   #4659
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I love that this thread is so old, it is basically a time capsule for things that don't exist anymore.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #4660
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OSX without Apple proprietary GUI is named Darwin, released by Apple under open source license and can be freely downloaded here http://developer.apple.com/opensource/
 
Old 12-16-2011, 07:47 PM   #4661
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Running exe files in Linux

Good day Team.

I had always wanted to use Linux and very excited finding a PC with it at last.
My challenge though is how to run the .exe files that I some times download from the net.
Will be very happy to get the steps to follow.

Best regards

Ricaldo
 
Old 12-17-2011, 02:59 AM   #4662
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Good day Team.

I had always wanted to use Linux and very excited finding a PC with it at last.
My challenge though is how to run the .exe files that I some times download from the net.
Will be very happy to get the steps to follow.

Best regards

Ricaldo
Hi Ricaldo,

Welcome to Linux!

The short answer to your question is... "it depends!"

Generally speaking .exe files are programs for MS-DOS or Windows. Since Linux doesn't natively support Windows programs you'll need something else to help you run them:
Hopefully these links will get you started. You may need to do a bit of research to figure out which method works best for the particular programs you are downloading. Perhaps the easiest would be to run everything in a virtual machine, but you're going to need a licensed copy of Windows if you go down that path.

Good luck!
 
Old 12-17-2011, 08:49 AM   #4663
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Hi Ricaldo,

Welcome to Linux!

The short answer to your question is... "it depends!"

Generally speaking .exe files are programs for MS-DOS or Windows. Since Linux doesn't natively support Windows programs you'll need something else to help you run them:
Hopefully these links will get you started. You may need to do a bit of research to figure out which method works best for the particular programs you are downloading. Perhaps the easiest would be to run everything in a virtual machine, but you're going to need a licensed copy of Windows if you go down that path.

Good luck!
And of course the other option (since you mention EXE files downloaded) is to get the native Linux executables. They may not have an extension at all. Usually a linux program would come in an installation file with a DEB (for Debian based Linuxes) or RPM (for Redhat like linuxes), or some other install package. You can see these as similar to the windows MSI files, though in some cases a lot more comprehensive. Otherwise you could find something in a TGZ file (Tar-ed and GZip-ed) which could be just the file(s) executed by the program or even its source code, in which case you'll need to manually run it each time or install it through some tutorials on the net, or even compile it through Linuxes built-in compiler(s) - also search for some tutorials on this.

If you can find the alternative download for your particular brand of Linux, then I'd advise using those instead of the EXE files through Mono/Wine/Virtual machine - it would just be a lot more efficient. And that's what this thread is mostly about, we'd rather have the programs running directly in Linux than through some emulator / "similar" library / virtual machine.

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Old 12-17-2011, 09:33 AM   #4664
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Microsoft Visio or something that can read and write the equivalent
Microsoft outlook or something that can read and write the equivalent.
I haven't found any good substitutes for visio and I'm stuck with outlook.

It would be nice if I did not have to download a proprietary driver for the video card.
Since those drivers don't keep up with the kernel and distributions, I don't use them.

But Visio is most definitely at the top of the list.
 
Old 12-26-2011, 06:13 AM   #4665
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It would be nice if Linux did for Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre.
 
  


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