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Old 07-31-2012, 09:42 PM   #4816
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DRIVERS!!! Why cant companies simply add *nix drivers to thier product cd's. I love linux, but im getting tired of hour long configs for the simplest of hardware. I spent nearly 11 hours trying to get my wireless network card to work ( it does now), but the lack of support from the company makes me thing again about buying from them.

Datapilot or snapsync.

Any equivalent of macromedia and adobe products.
I have to keep an installation of Windows 98 on a small USB drive in order to use my favorite scanner.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 09:48 PM   #4817
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Seven years later....

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- I would like to see US income-tax software (Tax Cut, Turbotax, Tax Act) ported to Linux.

It is very important to have more people switch from Windows, so your thread is very useful. For the time being it seems that only Freecell and Solitaire are easy to port under WINE.

The GIMP is excellent, but not sufficiently simple for occasional users, so something like Photoshop Elements or Paintshop Pro would be nice.

Biffle
I would like to see the IRS come up with its own software for individuals and businesses since they're after my money it only seems fair that they provide the software for filing.
States with income tax should also do so.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 10:11 PM   #4818
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Don't know Clementine, have used SongBirds before. Liked it very much except for one deal-breaker: When your library becomes large (in excess of 1000 songs) SB slows to a crawl - becoming unresponsive for most tasks (e.g. just changing the view to display another filter). I think it's because it uses Mozilla's built-in SQLite database for indexing the files - not too great when the index becomes huge.

At present, my favorite on Windows must be FooBar! It's got absolutely everything SongBird has (even if you install every single addon songbird ever had, foobar's got hundreds more), only in comparison to SB ... FB is FAST!!!! Even with my lib of 65000+ songs there is no wait for anything - all lengthy operations (like normalizing volume) runs as background processes, so the whole thing doesn't hog down for anything (unlike SB which hogs down when picking a new song to play).

But the thing which made me absolutely LOVE FB: FB's so customizable as to enable you to make it look and work any way you like without needing to know any programming. These custom setups are even exportable, some users have then uploaded their customizations so you can pick from already done ideas. There are several which make FB into a look-and-feel exactly like iTunes.

Unfortunately FB's owner refuses to move it to Linux. So I don't think we'll ever see it's absolutely AWESOME customizing interface

IMO, it is simply the most effective and powerful way to have any form of customization I've ever seen in any program! I mean: set the customization mode on, and edit the UI directly on the UI by dragging panels around to rearrange to your heart's content / right-lick delete / insert panels, change the formats of what each panel displays, add tabs, different views, etc. etc. etc. It's like having a full graphic IDE as the customization feature.
try Nightingale. It's Songbird back from the dead :-)
 
Old 07-31-2012, 11:15 PM   #4819
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Franklin Planner or PlanPlus

This is just about the last critical application I've been unable to find even remotely replaceable under Linux, free or otherwise. Franklin Covey is so in bed with Microsoft that they don't even support anything but Outlook as a Planner app anymore (other than their online service, like you can afford to have your crucial planning unavailable whenever you're unable to connect to the Internet). I've used some versions under WINE, but they're just too buggy to satisfy. I'd happily pay $100+ (twice what I used to pay Franklin Covey every 2 years) for a Linux version of just about anything from Ascend 97 through PlanPlus.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 08:58 AM   #4820
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Hi,
I can think of a few software like Adobe Photoshop, FlashMX, Director, Quicken Financial software, Shockwave and Adobe Illustrator to name a few.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 07:06 AM   #4821
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I vote for PSpice. I've tried Simetrix but, as good as nspice can be, there isn't a fully-integrated analog EDA suite for Linux. For logical (digital) simulation TkGate is awesome. Electric is difficult to use.

And AutoCAD also.
 
Old 08-03-2012, 02:54 AM   #4822
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I would like to see a really good video editting software, similar to Adobe Premiere. So far any FOSS alternative I've tried doesn't come even close to that.
 
Old 08-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #4823
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iTunes
Funny, I wouldn't allow iTunes or any Apple crapware on any system of mine.
 
Old 08-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #4824
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I would love to see Itunes ported to Linux so I can add music to my Ipod without using my mothers laptop, or if a Linux company released a device that is like or better then the Ipod that was open source would be amazing
Banshee, Amarok, Clementine, and Amarok all support iPods and similar devices.
 
Old 08-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #4825
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Did I say AVG? I thought I was writing about TaxAct. I do not run a virus scannor on Linux.
TaxAct is an online application, I've used it for years. What are you afraid of?
 
Old 08-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #4826
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Steam
Steam is just a platform to buy and deliver Windows games. Assuming you'd want the same content, you'd need to port ALL the games to Linux, or create a WINE-like environment for them to run in, which would not only be a major engineering challenge, but would create a big performance hit. I've heard that a Linux version of Steam has indeed been in development for some time, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
 
Old 08-03-2012, 06:57 PM   #4827
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Steam is just a platform to buy and deliver Windows games. Assuming you'd want the same content, you'd need to port ALL the games to Linux, or create a WINE-like environment for them to run in, which would not only be a major engineering challenge, but would create a big performance hit. I've heard that a Linux version of Steam has indeed been in development for some time, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Steam is in active development for Linux, Valve is currently porting L4D (using the Source engine) to Linux as the first game they will port and it is actually faster on Linux than on Windows: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTE1MjI
I hope to see a native version of The Elder Scrolls 6 on Linux.
 
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #4828
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(micro)Torrent with GUI. I couldn't get WebUI working. I used this in wine for some time and it was much faster than transmission, which just brakes whenever it want and don't use full speeds all the time. On an OT what light fast torrent client with gui would you recommend?
 
Old 08-12-2012, 04:27 PM   #4829
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(micro)Torrent with GUI. I couldn't get WebUI working. I used this in wine for some time and it was much faster than transmission, which just brakes whenever it want and don't use full speeds all the time. On an OT what light fast torrent client with gui would you recommend?

There are a plethora of Bittorent clients available for linux. Some examples are KTorrent, Transmission, Vuze, QTorrent, etc.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 01:55 AM   #4830
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(micro)Torrent with GUI. I couldn't get WebUI working. I used this in wine for some time and it was much faster than transmission, which just brakes whenever it want and don't use full speeds all the time. On an OT what light fast torrent client with gui would you recommend?
I know μTorrent is working on a Linux version. They've got a command-line server process going in Alpha testing at the moment: http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux
Thereafter they should be able to create a stand-alone (not web-based) UI in much the same way as Deluge does.

Though I think this particular application branch (i.e. torrent clients) is totally saturated already, we're all spoiled for choice. Here are some samples of similar Linux torrent clients: https://alinuxblog.wordpress.com/201...nts-for-linux/
 
  


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