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Old 12-27-2011, 04:37 PM   #4666
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what do I want to see ported to LinuX?


ALL of them!
 
Old 12-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #4667
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It would be nice to have more Adobe products (especially Adobe Flash Pro). But the main thing I would love is Reason or even FL Studio and a more flexible use of VST instruments. It's the only reason I keep my Windows 7 partition.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 11:59 AM   #4668
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It would be nice to have more Adobe products (especially Adobe Flash Pro). But the main thing I would love is Reason or even FL Studio and a more flexible use of VST instruments. It's the only reason I keep my Windows 7 partition.
Since you obviously own a copy of Windows, why not install it into a VirtualBox virtual machine? It's much better and simpler than dual-booting. Moreover, it makes for much better use of disk space.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #4669
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Graytech Software has two excellent programs - CAD X11 and GTWorks. The first is a drafting tool and the second a 3D modeling tool. I'm told by the owner, Carl Gray, that these were originally *nix but have been ported to that other OS. Their footprint is miniscule (in the 700KB range!) and they are both extremely powerful. They are a little difficult to learn, but once you do, you'll be able to draw any object quickly. I have already contacted them about this, but have no response yet. Not sure what the story is, because Mr. Gray has always been very responsive. I will let you know what I find out.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #4670
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TaxAct

I have two computers and I really need only one. My main machine is Linux-only (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 at the moment. I will probably upgrade to RHEL 7 when it comes out). The other run runs CentOS most of the time and Windows XP Home SP3 once a month to update Windows and AVG. And the only reason I run Windows at all is to do my taxes. I refuse to run that on line with a web browser.

So if I could run AVG on Linux, I could get rid of the other computer entirely. The environment would thank us.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #4671
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So if I could run AVG on Linux, I could get rid of the other computer entirely. The environment would thank us.
Just run Windows in a virtual machine like Virtualbox, no need for a second computer for Windows.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #4672
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Smile I request PhotoShop

I agree: PhotoShop is used by my Sweetheart & I a lot. Plus we use the Essentials too.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 02:31 AM   #4673
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I would like to see Wordperfect available on Linux. Have tried all the other imitations and still find WP just so.....so have to resort to dreadful microsoft from time to time.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 02:58 AM   #4674
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In my professional life I would love to be able to control VM's in our VMware cluster without windows. So a vSphere client would be my first wish.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 05:56 AM   #4675
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So if I could run AVG on Linux, I could get rid of the other computer entirely. The environment would thank us.
AVG has a Linux version.

AVG Free for Linux

I'd like to see the Webshots Desktop Manager and Weatherbug taskbar applet ported. I've appealed to the devs several times over the past few years, but they're still waiting for Linux to gain a larger user base.

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #4676
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TaxAct, not AVG.

Did I say AVG? I thought I was writing about TaxAct. I do not run a virus scannor on Linux.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #4677
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all of them!
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:00 AM   #4678
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I would like to see Wordperfect available on Linux. Have tried all the other imitations and still find WP just so.....so have to resort to dreadful microsoft from time to time.
WordPerfect was available for Linux and I own a copy, but several years ago now mickeysoft (microsoft) made a 150 Million Dollar, Canadian, "investment" in corel and both WordPerfect for Linux and corel Linux quietly disappeared without so much as a whisper. There were pictures in the press of gates and whatever scumbag who was/is running Corel shaking hands over the "investment." Basically, mickeysoft paid corel to make WordPerfect for Linux go away. They still make a current version for ms-winblows. I haven't touched a corel product since and never will.

LibreOffice is a good substitute. You can open your old WordPerfect files and they look as good as when you originally created them in WP. However, you cannot save any changes in a WP format and have to use a different format if you wish to save the "new" document. Several options are available including the ODT format and several mickeysoft/word formats.

As other have mentioned, if you really have to run a ms-winblows application, it can be done by installing a version of winblows in to a virtual machine and your favorite ms-winblows application into that. VirtualBox does a very nice job.
Scanning in Linux, just plain sucks. Sorry, I've spent what must amount to several weeks, over the years, trying to get decent/clean/properly colored scans in Linux and it just doesn't work very well. What you do get is a very slow process and the resulting files are huge. I finally installed XP into VirtualBox and the HP scanning software into that. Xp thinks it is on a box on a network, but it is running as a desktop application and it runs very well. Actually, I think it runs better in VB than it does on a separate box.

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #4679
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Hi,

I still miss one thing about Wordperfect: it showed many codes (non-printing signs), so in case there were some problems one could see and check all the codes (including widows and orphans).
 
Old 01-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #4680
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Mrs SecretCode says the same thing. Good old "reveal codes".
 
  


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