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Old 01-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #4696
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Absolutley correct


Generally, the kind of people who post issues about running thier software under WINE here are not looking for more control, just more "just works" from it.

I (as apparently you) personally prefer the toolsets and applications available under GNU and APACHE licenses (and with Linux distros) to anything under Windows, but not everyone agrees.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #4697
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1) I would like to see Micro Cap Electronic Circuit Simulator able to work in a version for linux, directly.

2) Finale, a music staff editor.

Those apps. are very good to do some useful work & for learning, too.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 01:34 AM   #4698
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There are serverel circuit simulators that I am aware of: qucs, ktechlab, gnucap, etc.

There are also music staff editors available. Lilypond is the most powerful, but it requires entering commands in a LaTeX style format. There are GUI's like Denemo, Note Edit, Musescore, and rosegarden. I don't think any of the GUI's are as powerful as Finale, but they are good enough for general, or educational purposes, and Lilypond provides more fine control than Finale (or so I've heard) if you know how to use it.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 02:32 AM   #4699
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Generally, the kind of people who post issues about running thier software under WINE here are not looking for more control, just more "just works" from it.

I (as apparently you) personally prefer the toolsets and applications available under GNU and APACHE licenses (and with Linux distros) to anything under Windows, but not everyone agrees.
I'd prefer those if at all available and / or half-way decent. In most of the common cases (i.e. the run-of-the-mill type program) the FOSS programs are comparable if not better than their commercial counterparts. But the speciality programs have such a small client base that FOSS groups have either not even tried implementing such, or the active programmers are so few that the project is decades behind the commercial proggies. It's basically a numbers game, if enough people use it chances are you'll find a FOSS alternative somewhere.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #4700
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2) Finale, a music staff editor.
I have used both Finale (Guitar) and MuseScore. From what I can tell, MuseScore does everything that Finale-Guitar does, and then some. I won't say it's perfect (it does occasionally crash, but then, as I recall, so does Finale), but it works and it works well. In fact, in my opinion, it does a better job of printing. I think that the output looks more professional. In addition, it is in active development and improves with each release. Try it out. There is somewhat of a learning curve when moving from Finale, since the UI and command set are different. Also, pertinent to the "crash" comment above, it does have a rather amazing ability to recover from the crashes. When you restart the program, it magically recovers most (if not all) of your work. When Finale crashed, it just lost all the work since the last save. Nevertheless, I would recommend saving your work from time to time, just in case.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #4701
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Some good (commercial) VST Plugins
 
Old 01-17-2012, 07:11 PM   #4702
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Admin. Please delete.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #4703
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What I was intending to say was that the 'owner' of those apps would/should consider to compile them to be readily runable in linux, too. I know there're alternatives for linux for those awa for many others. The developers should be paying more attention to a vaster developement in informatics: linux dev & acceptance by the general public.

Spread the word!
 
Old 01-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #4704
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I can't understand why e-book reader Kobo http://www.kobosetup.com/ has only pc/mac versions.

I don't have a windows machine in the house so need to 'borrow' one just to update the software on this device.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #4705
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You might be able to install the pc version with Wine, Calibre supports Kobo, although I don't think that would work for software updates.
 
Old 01-20-2012, 02:32 AM   #4706
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I have "Wine " on my Mint desktop , but I am still unable to access my Kobo reader ,even through Calibre.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #4707
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I can't understand why e-book reader Kobo http://www.kobosetup.com/ has only pc/mac versions.

I don't have a windows machine in the house so need to 'borrow' one just to update the software on this device.
Are you using the Kobo eReader? You don't have to update it from the Kobo Desktop application, it can update itself over Wi-Fi (see: http://download.kobobooks.com/learnm...ide_110225.pdf, p69)
 
Old 01-20-2012, 04:43 PM   #4708
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kobo reader update via wi-fi

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Are you using the Kobo eReader? You don't have to update it from the Kobo Desktop application, it can update itself over Wi-Fi (see: http://download.kobobooks.com/learnm...ide_110225.pdf, p69)
This is the solution. I've learned something Always_Learning, thanks.

I didn't realise that the Kobo eReader would update software via the wireless connection.

I'm using calibre to manage content, but I was concerned about keeping version up to date (because I really hope they improve this awful UI.)
 
Old 01-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #4709
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Hi - I've been reading this for 2 years or more and have learned. Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:47 AM   #4710
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