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Old 12-25-2012, 07:44 AM   #4906
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I'm not burning BluRay video discs with NEROLINUX, but data discs using UDF. And Linux has no trouble reading UDF filesystems. The trouble is Brasero (and other burners) will not even recognise a BluRay media. SO the trouble is to do with the lack of burning apps which support BluRay media.
Anyway, K3B might be the way to go in the future, but as NERO continues to function under current kernels, I'll continue using it (and since I'm using Debian Squeeze, it'll be a while before NEROLINUX breaks). Hopefully Brasero will support it in the future.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #4907
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I'm not burning BluRay video discs with NEROLINUX, but data discs using UDF. And Linux has no trouble reading UDF filesystems.
Linux currently does not support writing to UDF version 2.5, which is the filesystem used for Bluray video discs.
 
Old 12-28-2012, 01:15 AM   #4908
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Can we have restore points in the OS. For e.g today I decide that the OS position is Restorepoint1. After 10 days from now I should be able to come restorepoint1. All programs and installations loaded within those 10 days will be removed and the computer will be as if it were 10 days ago.
One should be able to have various restore points in the OS. Please let me know if you need any more clarifications.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 06:57 AM   #4909
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Linux Restore Points

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Can we have restore points in the OS.......
Indeed here you can find why Restore Points are less meaningful in Linux, and how to get something that approach the aim simply.

Personally I make a "CloneZilla" copy of my system regularly, that lets you have more secure and reliable backup than a simple MSwindow$ restore point, on which, I've experienced, you cannot truly rely on. I make this CZ backup every time I'm going to install or modify something important on my system.

Also, the subject has been treated here yet

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:15 AM   #4910
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Burning to UDF 2.5 media (Blue Ray disc...)

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did you try Silicon Empire ?

If such experience has been done, I'm interested in your feedback
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:30 AM   #4911
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did you try Silicon Empire ?

If such experience has been done, I'm interested in your feedback
No Bluray drive here (and not interested to buy one, IMHO they are already obsolete for consumer use).

Last edited by TobiSGD; 01-03-2013 at 07:10 AM. Reason: fixed typo
 
Old 01-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #4912
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Looking for a Windows program to be ported to Linux. Microsoft Office is such a candidate.

As much as we criticize Windows 7 or 8, MS Office is still number one
 
Old 01-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #4913
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Would definitely like to see the LeapFrog toy management application ported to Linux. Of course, by the time *that* happened, my daughter will have outgrown the toys and there will be a *different* electronic device needing a Linux sync utility
 
Old 01-03-2013, 01:37 AM   #4914
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As much as we criticize Windows 7 or 8, MS Office is still number one
Just try Libre Office ... IMO it's more powerful than MSO (especially on large documents / spreadsheets). If you prefer the ribbon, then they are actually in the process of redesigning the UI. But for me, I'm no great lover of the ribbon - it's less efficient than even toolbars (but I prefer keyboard shortcuts).

As mentioned in a previous post here: The only items from MSO which I consider worth-while is Outlook and Access. Though an update: Outlook is entirely replaceable using Thunderbird (at least as far as I'm concerned). Access is still king of the DBMS GUI's, Libre-Office's Base is getting closer - but still a bit lacking in functionality.

As for Word/Excel/Power Point ... IMO it's a no-brainer ... Libre Office Write / Calc / Impress is simply "better". I even use them when I'm forced on Windows, even if I'm given a PC with MSO pre-installed - my first order of business is to install a portable version of LO (so it's easy to remove if I need to leave the PC clean).
 
Old 01-03-2013, 01:49 AM   #4915
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No Bluray drive here (and interested to buy one, IMHO they are already obsolete for consumer use).
Same experience from me. Even most software/games are now in download form - no more discs. It's just movies which come on the BD's, and even there the HD on-demand downloads seem to become more prevalent by the day.

Previously we used BD's as archival storage (due to large graphics files we would typically need about 5 BD's for a single archive, so DVD's simply didn't cut the cake). But the major issue was actually finding blank discs - it's very seldom an item you can buy off the shelf like a spindle of DVD's.

I'm not seeing a lot of new BD writers either. No big hu-ha as there used to be about CD / DVD burners, concerning speed / robustness. From this I gather it's not an item which sells a lot - thus suppliers don't focus such efforts as they used to on CD / DVD. Much more prevalent are stuff like external hard drives / USB sticks / flash cards, which seem to be the portable storage of choice these days.
 
Old 01-03-2013, 03:11 AM   #4916
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hmm, how while im dreaming, how about qbasic
Another yes for teaching and quick programs.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:53 AM   #4917
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If you have an Nvidea card, you can get a trial download of EARTH VIEWER free at http://www.nvidia.com/object/keyholenv.html -- Keyhole NV™ harnesses the power of NVIDIA GPUs. Fusing high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery, elevation data, GPS coordinates, and overlay information about cities and businesses, Keyhole NV delivers a streaming, 3D map of the entire globe to PCs powered with NVIDIA GPUs.

The result is a whole new way of looking at your world - reach out and "grab" the earth with your mouse, pan quickly to your area of interest (or select it from a placemark) and then zoom smoothly down to an individual building. Click the "terrain" button, tilt the viewpoint and see the earth's hills, mountains and valleys rendered in full 3D.

Sorry about the copy and paste.. Its sweet software.
Link not valid I am searching for the new one.
 
Old 01-03-2013, 06:13 AM   #4918
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on Blu Ray backup support

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No Bluray drive here (and interested to buy one, IMHO they are already obsolete for consumer use).
ehm, indeed they speak about it:
<<Support All type of Discs
silicon support all standard type of the optical discs like CD, DVD (DVD+R or DVD-R) and Blu-Ray. When you insert your disc in the device, silicon Automaticaly detect all about your discs. Re-Writable Discs Supported Also.>>

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:23 AM   #4919
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About Office suites

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.../... As for Word/Excel/Power Point ... IMO it's a no-brainer ... Libre Office Write / Calc / Impress is simply "better". I even use them when I'm forced on Windows, even if I'm given a PC with MSO pre-installed - my first order of business is to install a portable version of LO .../...
Yes, that's my opinion too (I'm working, using, teaching "office" tools since '90s); also, based on OpenOffice, Lotus IBM branded a restyled version of it, with a simpler seeming GUI, they called Lotus Symphony, an up-undertaken suite of the DOS old times ;-) ...
Could worth perhaps give it a try.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #4920
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ehm, indeed they speak about it:
<<Support All type of Discs
silicon support all standard type of the optical discs like CD, DVD (DVD+R or DVD-R) and Blu-Ray. When you insert your disc in the device, silicon Automaticaly detect all about your discs. Re-Writable Discs Supported Also.>>
All Linux burning tools I know of support Bluray media, reading and burning. What is not supported with them is UDF 2.5, which is necessary to burn Bluray video discs. If you don't need to burn video discs those tools work just fine.
 
  


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