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Old 10-26-2013, 06:01 PM   #5116
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I would like to see Quicken ported. I now run quicken under Crossover. It is working okay but would feel more secure if it was running under linux directly.
I also would like to see Microsoft Streets and Trips ported. But since it is Microsoft that is probably not going to happen. I hate to say it but Streets and Trips is one of the very few MS programs that are really good. If not ported then I would like to see support under either wine or Crossover. Thanks
 
Old 10-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #5117
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itunes man.
 
Old 10-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #5118
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Corel Draw. And UPDATE Skype so I can actually SEE what I'm paying to see. Acrobat Pro (not likely since Adobe has recently been doing its best to abandon anything not windoze).
 
Old 10-31-2013, 08:48 PM   #5119
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I would really like to see all of this software come over to Linux. Then I might finally be able to give up Windows and Mac OS X. However, I really do not see large vendors porting really quickly until manufacturers begin to create computers with Linux installed by the manufacturer. If this day ever comes however I want the Adobe suite to come over to Linux.
 
Old 11-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #5120
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foobar2000

I've really tried all the players out there but didn't find one as customizable and feature rich as fb2k.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #5121
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A complete professional all-in-one package of TOTAL OBD & ECU Auto Diagnostics™ not just a generic OBD2 package.
 
Old 11-04-2013, 04:15 AM   #5122
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foobar2000

I've really tried all the players out there but didn't find one as customizable and feature rich as fb2k.
Given deadbeef a try?
 
Old 11-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #5123
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Given deadbeef a try?
yup! its pretty close but still not close enough.
 
Old 11-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #5124
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suggestions for porting to linux

I agree with trickykid that photoshop would be good but do not agree with the paying part and believe linux should stick with it's philosophy and values of free internet to allow everyone not just priveliged people with the ability to pay access to the educational and vocational opportunities the internet can offer. I would also like picassa to recieve continued support and ported to more flavors of linux.(i read it was going to be abandoned soon).
 
Old 11-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #5125
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iTunes

Carbon Copy Cloner
 
Old 11-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #5126
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foobar2000

I've really tried all the players out there but didn't find one as customizable and feature rich as fb2k.
Agree. I also find that one the absolute best of all. Far in excess of any other commercial, freeware or (even) open-source media manager I've seen. But I think it was discussed in this thread somewhere already, apparently the project owner of foobar2000 (it is an Open Source project) simply refuses to even attempt porting it.
 
Old 11-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #5127
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I agree with trickykid that photoshop would be good but do not agree with the paying part and believe linux should stick with it's philosophy and values of free internet to allow everyone not just priveliged people with the ability to pay access to the educational and vocational opportunities the internet can offer. I would also like picassa to recieve continued support and ported to more flavors of linux.(i read it was going to be abandoned soon).
'Free in price' is different to the open source philosophy.

Picasa never had 'real' linux support (it was just a windows version using WINE) and it is no longer supported, already abandoned-

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We launched a WINE-based version of Picasa for Linux in 2006 as a Google Labs project. As we continue to enhance Picasa, it has become difficult to maintain parity on the Linux version. So today, we’re deprecating Picasa for Linux and will not be maintaining it moving forward.
http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/201...in-spring.html

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Agree. I also find that one the absolute best of all. Far in excess of any other commercial, freeware or (even) open-source media manager I've seen. But I think it was discussed in this thread somewhere already, apparently the project owner of foobar2000 (it is an Open Source project) simply refuses to even attempt porting it.
Foobar2000 is _not_ an open source project. The SDK is open source.....the core is closed and will remain closed.

I'm pretty sure that the person who said that its never going to be ported to linux on this thread would be me.

Not dismissing foobar, its a brilliant player, but after using other media players and other software (e.g. transcoding, tag editing) for a while I'm a bit less impressed by foobars 'does everything' approach. Oddly enough, what I do miss most is a 3rd party addon that doesnt work with any current foobar version ('single column playlist'), and the mini filemanager.

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Old 11-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #5128
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i see a lot of people suggesting the porting of programs linux already has very good alternatives for.. but one type of program that keeps me keeping a dual boot of windows (besides gaming, which maybe steam will change).. is a good 3d solid modeling program, id LOVE to have the autodesk suite on linux.. like autodesk inventor which i use quite extensively.. id even settle for a linux version of solidworks.. the linux alternatives arent nearly as good
 
Old 11-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #5129
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X-Rite Colour Checker, Photoshop and/or Lightroom and related softwares, I'm using GIMP at the moment, but it doesn't yet handle 16-bit images

TurboTax for e-filing my tax returns
Overdrive Console for accessing e-books (Adobe Digital Editions does run in Wine, but most of our local libraries offerings require Overdrive)

Yamaha Digital Music Notebook and Yamaha Musicsoft Downloader for use with my Yamaha keyboard
"You can use TaxAct with Ubuntu -- even e-filing"
 
Old 11-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #5130
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i see a lot of people suggesting the porting of programs linux already has very good alternatives for.. but one type of program that keeps me keeping a dual boot of windows (besides gaming, which maybe steam will change).. is a good 3d solid modeling program, id LOVE to have the autodesk suite on linux.. like autodesk inventor which i use quite extensively.. id even settle for a linux version of solidworks.. the linux alternatives arent nearly as good
Too true! I've found adequate alternatives to nearly everything I have to use in daily work. Sometime even a lot better than the Winblows alternative.

If it was only AutoCAD then I'd wave goodbye to AutoDesk nd opt for BricsCAD instead (close enough IMO). It's when you get to those special purpose proggies like Revit and Inventor where there is simply NO ALTERNATIVE.

Even 3dStudio can be overcome in most cases by using blender. But I'm not an animation artist. I spend less than 1% of my time using 3ds, so can't see the use of training myself in Blender. I spend 90% of my time in Revit so would easily jump at another Linux/BSD/any other alternative, but still can't find a true replacement.

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