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Old 03-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #4996
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A Good E-Reader (Highly Customizable so You Can Turn On and Off Various Features Easily)
So... I'm sure this is mentioned elsewhere in here, but...what I am finding is there are no really good E-Readers that allow you to keep your annotations for yourself such that those annotations are highly portable/scalable.

The following post (another I started a while ago), highlights this pretty well:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...le-4175448041/


Anyway, my big request these days.
 
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #4997
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What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
Hello

I'd like to see DVD Profiler ported to Linux. The alternative apps available for Linux now don't compare with it, or at least they didn't back when I last checked them out around 8 months ago. Currently I must keep a working Windows box on hand just for running DVD Profiler, and I'm not at all interested in trying it under Wine.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #4998
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Winword.exe 2000 would be great
 
Old 03-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #4999
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Winword.exe 2000 would be great
Huh? You can't use LibreOffice to replace a 13 year-old version of Word?
 
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #5000
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What I cannot understand is why so many public authorities seem to be in the thrall of Micro$oft, paying out taxpayers' money to support poor quality software. Perhaps we should be lobbying our representatives in government to use open-source software?
Probably because support for Linux desktop software ranges from poor to simply non-existent, open source software especially. The support infrastructure simply doesn't exist. Existing vendors would not be able to fill the need. Then there's the fact that you'd be looking at re-training literally a million users, re-certifying compatibility with existing systems and files, and re-auditing the entire security process....all of which would cost a substantial amount of money and time. A lot of people just don't want to rock the boat. And last time I checked, Red Hat licenses weren't cheap.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #5001
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easyPhp. I managed to have an apache server and a working php5 in my knoppix distribution, I know that it is possible to have mySql and phpMyAdmin, but I prefer the easiness of easyPhp.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #5002
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What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
Lacking only a business software.

CAD: ZWCAD, NormaCS
Accounting software: 1С.
Law department: Consultant+
 
Old 04-04-2013, 02:57 AM   #5003
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CAD: ZWCAD
For alternative to ZWCad you could definitely try BricsCAD - http://bricsys.com/en_INTL/

It's at least as good a clone of ACad as ZWCad is (if not better), and it's got a native Linux version. It's not free though, but cheaper than ACad LT. You can try it for a month to see if it fits your needs before buying the license.

I've been able to use it on Ubuntu, but had some issues getting it to install properly on Fedora x86-64. It's using some 32 bit libraries which make the install process a bit difficult on 64 bit systems.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:15 AM   #5004
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For alternative to ZWCad you could definitely try BricsCAD - http://bricsys.com/en_INTL/

It's at least as good a clone of ACad as ZWCad is (if not better), and it's got a native Linux version. It's not free though, but cheaper than ACad LT. You can try it for a month to see if it fits your needs before buying the license.

I've been able to use it on Ubuntu, but had some issues getting it to install properly on Fedora x86-64. It's using some 32 bit libraries which make the install process a bit difficult on 64 bit systems.
I know about BricsCAD.
BricsCAD Linux Version don't have support LISP, BRX, has some problems with substrates and printing.
Is isn't have interface such as OpenOffice.Org Python-Uno.

All the software in the organization we have a Free SoftWare, except for listed earlier, and some analysis programs, which is unique and in the windows.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 01:22 AM   #5005
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BricsCAD Linux Version don't have support LISP
Strange when I tested V11 Lisp worked just fine on Ubuntu (did you try it, they're up to V13 I think). Though some of the Visual Lisp extensions were impossible to use since they work through ActiveX/COM (which is a strictly Windows thing). E.g. this lists the ActiveX application object through BC on Ubuntu.
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?to...5662#msg445662
See how the Lisp portion works fine, it's the object itself which contains blank data?

As for BRX (the BricsCad version of AutoCAD's ObjectARX extensions), they do note that these work except if the BRX links to MFC classes. Which again is understandable, MFC = Microsoft Foundation Classes: the API used to produce dialogs / windows / buttons / etc. in Windows.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 01:42 PM   #5006
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FreeOTFE

Also, an update would be nice. Not sure if the project is even active.
 
Old 04-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #5007
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It is clear that MFC, ActiveX/Com, MFC, WMI and other MS API are not work in Linux. And, it is not bad. And it is not needed for us. But sometimes need an analog, like the one that is at OpenOffiсe.Org, to automate the design process.
We are tested BC. May Be it is the best CAD-system from Linux, But,LISP encryption is still under development.


1C is already ported, but:
first, this project is still wet;
secondly, not ported additional needed programs.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 01:58 AM   #5008
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We are tested BC. May Be it is the best CAD-system from Linux, But,LISP encryption is still under development.
So? It's one feature which is in development for Linux, ZWCad doesn't even work on Linux. BC's windows version does allow for encryption - they simply still need to port that item over to Linux.

In my mind the ability to encrypt interpreted LSP files is a minor thing at best. A much more decent alternative would be to enable compilation (either to bytecode FASL files or directly to binary executable), neither ZW/BC can do that (not even their windows versions), but ACad can at least compile to FASL. 2 main reasons: (1) encryption of LSP files is not even close to as good a code obfuscator as compilation is, and (2) compiling also increases the code's execution efficiency (encryption might even decrease that).

As for MFC/ActiveX/COM, ZW also uses these - so if they ever did go and port to Linux, they'd have the same issues. Now if ZW/BC/AC was written to use something like wxWidgets instead of MFC that would make it very easily portable (similar to OOo). This tends to be the major stumbling block for programs to port across to another system: they originally were written using a specific system's libraries instead of an already portable library set.

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:05 PM   #5009
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May be some design, drafting software such as AutoCAD, GIS etc that are more useful for engineers can be ported to Linux which will increase the usage of Linux by many companies
 
Old 04-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #5010
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I don't know, may be our LISP-scripts was written with any zwcad-features (i am not cad-user, i am only administrator), but some our LISP-scripts make a wrong mark in BricsCAD in Linux (Windows version are not tested). :-(
 
  


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