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Old 03-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #4966
Yves.legault
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missing software?


Well...

The way I see things, let's have opensource drivers and configuration utilities programs for all this hardware that is hitting the market.

The stranglehold of the few has leave room for the well-being of the many!

YLL
 
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:40 PM   #4967
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Well...

The way I see things, let's have opensource drivers and open source configuration utilities programs for all this hardware that is hitting the market.

The stranglehold of the few has leave room for the well-being of the many!

YLL
 
Old 03-02-2013, 01:16 AM   #4968
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Closest analogue is frootyloops. Very satisfied with options/effects etc. check it out.
VirtualDubMod.. well linux is "home" for ffmpeg library
Miranda.. used qutim/purple for some time but now when emphaty supports Gtalk/icq/irc etc.. and Skype available i stick to default preinstalled IM. All stuff and candy is present like popups etc.. just check gnome3/unity shell fully installed.
Soundforge: not seen anything that could beat not just the numerous features (there is even a paint-pencil so i can remove a short scratch manually), but also the excellent workflow it offers. Audacity is feature-rich but the workflow is way behind. I'll check fruityloops, though.

VirtualDub[Mod]: i use that thing because it has PRECISE previewing of audio interleaving with 0.1 or even 0.05 second changes 100% accurate. Not seen anything like that on Linux, maybe except avidemux, but that thing doesnt always proceed so exactly. Also handles 2 audio tracks well, again, with interleaving done right.

Miranda: I would use Pidgin but there is one thing i really dont like about it: i cannot specify the ONE EXACT action (hotkey) that eventually sends the message. Instead, it fires when i hit return or something. What if i'm not done editing and if the msg sent could offend someone because of an unfinished/badly put sentence... sending requires my explicit confirmation under any circumstance. I'm amazed that noone else seems to care. But Miranda works well under Wine, and its very slim, well programmed and serves me well.

Anyhow, thanks for the reply. Fruityloops, huh?
 
Old 03-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #4969
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A program I would like to see in the open source world!

It would quite nice, but a huge amount of work to get a top of the line electronic designer program like Altium Designer in the open-source world. Also, it is a very specific tool that only a very small audience can put to full use.

It is a very complex software dealing with printed circuit board design, component list, component size, component availability, inventory managment, supplyer and almost all the aspects of working with designing PC boards automated. It would definitely be a superb tool for a small R&D company to have this tool in his arsenal.

I do not know of an equivalent in the open source world... Unless I haven't looked hard enough!
 
Old 03-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #4970
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QQ
QQ provides an official linux client which has been broken since 2011, yet they still offer the old outdate broken version. Opensource efforts exist, but are also all broken since 2011.

QQ uses a penuin for their mascot and icon, very similar to Tux, which makes it very frustrating that it doesn't work!
 
Old 03-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #4971
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Soundforge: not seen anything that could beat not just the numerous features (there is even a paint-pencil so i can remove a short scratch manually), but also the excellent workflow it offers. Audacity is feature-rich but the workflow is way behind. I'll check fruityloops, though.

VirtualDub[Mod]: i use that thing because it has PRECISE previewing of audio interleaving with 0.1 or even 0.05 second changes 100% accurate. Not seen anything like that on Linux, maybe except avidemux, but that thing doesnt always proceed so exactly. Also handles 2 audio tracks well, again, with interleaving done right.

Miranda: I would use Pidgin but there is one thing i really dont like about it: i cannot specify the ONE EXACT action (hotkey) that eventually sends the message. Instead, it fires when i hit return or something. What if i'm not done editing and if the msg sent could offend someone because of an unfinished/badly put sentence... sending requires my explicit confirmation under any circumstance. I'm amazed that noone else seems to care. But Miranda works well under Wine, and its very slim, well programmed and serves me well.

Anyhow, thanks for the reply. Fruityloops, huh?
maybe Fruity loops.. i don't remember(i was looong ago) i just said LMMS act similar to fruityloops. Check Plugins section of attached track in LMMS i think there is something to remove scratch sounds.
VritualDub was my #1 choice for windows video edit because of speed and correct audio sync in most cases(hence it was even as video player best). But to say truth its just good transcoder/player with decent plugins not fully featured video editor. For little transcoding/audio grabbing i generally use number #1 option is mplayer command line switches(grabbing ps3 video input and saving feed, network video grabbing and transcoding on the fly) and vlc as second choice(now switched to DLNA network service setup).
IM etc... ctrl+ENTER? )) wine brings overhead and gui problems.. i prefer not to use it without good reason (games(rarely), Photoshop) + synergy client and windows dedicated pc made me forget about wine at all.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #4972
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I'm not really reading the conversation like i should but yous heard of Hydrogen (not just for drums) + Rosegarden?
 
Old 03-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #4973
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Hard Disk Sentinel

After having lost a HDD unexpectedly, I found that program and consider it essential. It *claims* to have a linux version, but it's not remotely the same thing - the "linux version" of it is nothing more than a cmdline-based polling tool, which makes it completely useless for the whole main point of the windows version: *Actively* notifying you of various potential problems, not just staying silent until you happen to remember to check it. (Yea, I know I could stet up some cron stuff with emailing, but at that point I'd be jumping through hoops just to poorly reinvent the real version of HD Sentinel.)

And then there's also all the graphical detail views that are missing in the linux version, and the temperature monitoring and even capacity monitoring (I know there are temperature monitoring widgets for linux, but I haven't found any that are nearly as good, at least for HDDs).
 
Old 03-05-2013, 11:56 PM   #4974
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Hard Disk Sentinel...
Usually in Linux you'd use a file system which is more robust than FAT*/NTFS. So you'd not need such "Sentinel" software to try and fix the inferior file system by constantly testing and/or monitoring it.

If you really want to make sure your data never corrupts or gets any lost bits, use the ZFS file system (arguably the best corruption prevention ever): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS

Most Linuxes can format a disc to that, and nearly all of them can at least use it. Otherwise you should be able to install it: http://zfsonlinux.org/faq.html
 
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #4975
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I would like QuickBooks to be ported over to Linux.
 
Old 03-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #4976
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I just got Rocksmith in the mail, so I'd like to add it to the list.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #4977
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Cheat engine!! Pleeasseeeee t____________t <3
 
Old 03-12-2013, 10:12 PM   #4978
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oops

Last edited by jamison20000e; 03-12-2013 at 10:25 PM. Reason: [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-qgum7hFXk"]Rodrigo y Gabriela - 'Tamacun' [/URL] Don't post fast lol ;)
 
Old 03-13-2013, 04:15 AM   #4979
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Cheat engine!! Pleeasseeeee t____________t <3
Cheat Engine has a good replacement called Game Conquerer, and it can also be done in Linux using the command line application scanmem
 
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #4980
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Photoshop

For professional photography, there is only one photo editing program and that is of course - Photoshop.

Port that, and I can get rid of Windows entirely.

Just as an aside, GIMP is brilliant, but without being insulting, it's not in the same league as Photoshop for high end retouching.
 
  


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