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Old 07-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #5071
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Visio
Lync
Outlook
Vmware Vsphere Client
Xenserver client

These are the only reasons i have to keep around a crappy little windows VM.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 01:17 AM   #5072
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Outlook
Please no! Sorry, not trying to tell you you're wrong. But I really don't want that buggy thing anywhere near me again!

Give Thunderbird a try. Even if I'm forced to still work on Winblows I've drowned that particular kitten in the river. And replaced it with TB, there's just so much extra which TB offers and OL does extremely poorly (if at all) that I haven't looked back again.

As for Visio, it depends on what you use it for. Perhaps Dia might serve you, but here I'm not too sure if you're using some other functionality - not knowing Visio on an expert level .
 
Old 07-26-2013, 07:43 AM   #5073
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Post hemm something even better exist...

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Visio
Lync
Outlook
Vmware Vsphere Client
Xenserver client

These are the only reasons i have to keep around a crappy little windows VM.
....

Visio
>>>>>>>>> tons of apps (even free)
see HERE
or HERE

For the following all, Lotus Domino,Websphere,Sametime are all better and more experienced than M$ stuffs, and moreover Window$/Unix/Mac flavoured, plus the s/w detailed beside

Lync
>>>>>>>>> any SIP/XMPP client (1-4-all: Pidgin) or Sametime ...

Outlook
>>>>>> (if U don't use SmallBusinessCustomerManager) from Gmail to Thunderbird everything is good, and Lotus Notes

Vmware Vsphere Client
>>>>>> Lotus Domino or XEN or why not turning thin client via browser attached to a good workgroup server ?

Xenserver client
>>>>>> XEN or why not .... (as above)

Anyway take a googley ...

Hope you find your happiness somewhere else than M$ home

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Old 07-27-2013, 01:11 AM   #5074
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....

Visio
>>>>>>>>> tons of apps (even free)
see HERE
or HERE
I must say, compared to Visio, SmartDraw is simply years ahead! Just sorry it's not available under Linux. It's not even working under Wine: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...cation&iId=268

I don't know of an alternative which works as well as SmartDraw.

But looking at that comparison video, I don't see why Visio isn't easily replaceable with Libre Office's Draw / Pencil / Dia - they all have the same capabilities as Visio.

The only thing I can see in Visio and not the others is that silly Gannt chart. IMO it's nothing better than making a fake Gannt inside a spreadsheet. There are lots of true Gannt software even comparing them to M$ Project instead of Visio.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #5075
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MP3Directcut
http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html#dwn
fast & easy to use Mp3 editor
I did a bunch of quick n dirty edits of LP's
using the the bar graph to find the pause or other quiet parts
my goal was to have 4-8 minute tracks even on albums where a whole side was a track

I haven't found something close for linux yet
I would rather learn a new interface than use wine
 
Old 07-29-2013, 02:07 AM   #5076
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MP3Directcut
Have you tried Audacity perhaps? http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

I think it might even be possible to write a python script for it so it can do this splitting automatically. There might even be one of those already.

Edit: They've actually even got a tutorial for doing exactly what you describe: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/T...inidiscs_to_CD

Edit2: And it has a tool already built-in called silence finder (which might just do the splitting automatically) http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/S...ing_Parameters

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #5077
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Have you tried Audacity perhaps? http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

I think it might even be possible to write a python script for it so it can do this splitting automatically. There might even be one of those already.

Edit: They've actually even got a tutorial for doing exactly what you describe: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/T...inidiscs_to_CD

Edit2: And it has a tool already built-in called silence finder (which might just do the splitting automatically) http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/S...ing_Parameters
I haven't tried audacity for editing for a couple of years
the interface took far too many mouseclicks per track, which made it too slow

I never had any success with the auto pause detection, to break up long passages into separate tracks
 
Old 07-29-2013, 06:21 PM   #5078
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I think it might even be possible to write a python script for it...
Hey! Python is a REAL programming language! And one I happen to be neck deep in at the moment.

I still find Linux a little lacking when it comes to video editing apps like Movie Maker but for audio and business apps there's really nothing it can't do. In fact, I think Linux does some things much better... I dunno how Sound Juicer changes the bit rate on-the-fly but it produces the minimum file size possible at the maximum fidelity. I'm re-ripping all my CDs.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 07:09 PM   #5079
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I still find Linux a little lacking when it comes to video editing apps like Movie Maker
Final Cut Pro, Premiere and other prosumer Mac/Windows apps, sure. But Movie Maker: seriously?

Kdenlive is waaay better than Movie Maker.

Even OpenShot is better than Movie Maker.

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:27 AM   #5080
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Lives on Linux is way better than Movie Maker.
MM meh..
 
Old 07-30-2013, 07:42 AM   #5081
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Sound driver for Sony Vaio

After doing an update with Ubuntu 12.04, the sound to the Sony Vaoi stopped working.
I have tried various model optons such as "model=vaio". Nothing works.
So my request is to get the sound working again with an update.

Thanks,

Mark Lichtenstein
 
Old 07-30-2013, 10:39 PM   #5082
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I'd like to see Cisco's Packet Tracer ported to Linux. Use it frequently in school, but haven't had any luck running it in Wine.
 
Old 08-01-2013, 09:27 AM   #5083
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I haven't tried audacity for editing for a couple of years
the interface took far too many mouseclicks per track, which made it too slow
All software is slow until you become familiar with it

The interface is designed to be intuitive and easy to learn, so what you see initially is one mouse click for each action, but Audacity also has (customisable) keyboard shortcuts for just about everything (see the manual for details) which makes it extremely quick to get the job done.

As an example, to record a track, open Audacity and press "R", then press "Spacebar" to stop. What could be quicker than that? No setting up tracks before you start, no "arming" for recording, just press "R" (or click the Record button).

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I never had any success with the auto pause detection, to break up long passages into separate tracks
Audacity includes "Silence Finder" and "Sound Finder". Both work well provided that the gaps you are wanting to detect are "clean" and "silent".

These two effects are written in "Nyquist" which is a powerful scripting language based on XLISP. Nyquist scripts can be customised, or new ones written, requiring nothing more than a plain text editor (I use Scite, which has syntax highlighting for LISP).

Splitting recordings made from vinyl are a lot more difficult to detect due to clicks, scratches and rumble that make the "gaps" indistinct. I am currently developing a new plug-in (written in Nyquist) that is specifically designed to cope with detecting gaps in (imperfect) vinyl recordings. The plug-in should be available in the autumn.

Audacity is a well established open source, cross platform multi-track audio editor, and its continuing development is making it better all the time. If you want to do audio editing, it's certainly worth spending a little time getting to know this program (frequent winner in the LinuxQuestions Audio Authoring Application of the Year award).
 
Old 08-04-2013, 07:38 AM   #5084
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Audacity includes "Silence Finder" and "Sound Finder". Both work well provided that the gaps you are wanting to detect are "clean" and "silent".
What I think Garthhh is on about is that he either needed to place start-stop sections manually, or the silence finder would miss some and add extras in the middle of songs - which he'd then need to manually adjust. That's probably what he meant by "too many mouse clicks".

I think he's used to a program which has decent pre-sets built in specific for records. I.e. in one click it runs the "click repair" and noise filter to alleviate the hiss/scratches before running the gap finder. So the gap finder in that other program feels more accurate, because it already did all the other stuff beforehand (as the Audacity tutorial explains you should do manually).

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These two effects are written in "Nyquist" which is a powerful scripting language based on XLISP. Nyquist scripts can be customised, or new ones written, requiring nothing more than a plain text editor (I use Scite, which has syntax highlighting for LISP).
Awesome! If that be the case, I'm actually more inclined to use it than if it only had Python. I'm quite used to AutoLisp (for AutoCAD), which is another derivative originally also from XLisp, the Nyquist is possibly quite similar (at least in concept if not libraries).
 
Old 08-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #5085
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Hey! Python is a REAL programming language!
Are you joking? Python is a misery language in most coder opinions. Learn C++ instead.
 
  


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