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Old 12-19-2013, 01:15 PM   #5161
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PDF Xchange Viewer is the best PDF application out there for not only viewing. The free version has some extra features, and the pro version allows everything I ever need to do with a PDF.
(except for one feature, which more expensive PDF applications, intended as actual editors, claim to have, but implement poorly with very little success: editing text in pdfs made from sanned images). I paid 20€ for a license to the Pro version, it works on multiple machines, And I'd buy another one for my Linux installations if it existed.
 
Old 01-05-2014, 06:41 PM   #5162
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Dragon Speaking and native Netflix would be nice
 
Old 01-05-2014, 07:32 PM   #5163
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PDF Viewer

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PDF Xchange Viewer is the best PDF application out there for not only viewing. The free version has some extra features, and the pro version allows everything I ever need to do with a PDF.
(except for one feature, which more expensive PDF applications, intended as actual editors, claim to have, but implement poorly with very little success: editing text in pdfs made from sanned images). I paid 20 for a license to the Pro version, it works on multiple machines, And I'd buy another one for my Linux installations if it existed.
Have you tried Okular? It is usually found with KDE applications, but works with other desktops. I have not tried on scanned PDF's' but everything else that i have needed it for has worked. There are several add on features available for it.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 01:51 AM   #5164
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Another excellent pdf application is Master PDF 1.9 for Linux free for non commercial use. It works very well.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 12:30 PM   #5165
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Interesting information but unfortunately much too much of an 'overkill' for my purposes. About once a year, I build a small piece of solid wood furniture that fits a particular spot in the house. With no plans to follow, progress in my WW shop is tedious and trying to follow my wonky-looking sketches is a real challenge.
I have read that there is a German version of a SketchUp-like program but am unable to locate one. ??
Matthew
I use QCAD for my woodworking drawings. Good tutorial, very simple. Predefined objects (blocks) do not work and are an absolute mess. I don't need them for my one-of-a-kind WW projects.

I have noticed that objects like moldings look completely different in real life as when compared to 2D drawings. So I model my objects quite realistically in 3DWings. But 3DWings is not suited as CAD program IMHO. So effectively I create my drawings twice. Very stupid. But the time for QCAD drawings is negligable as compared to the woodwork. And the Wings is a bit more work but saves a lot of time and material.

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Old 01-06-2014, 09:37 PM   #5166
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i'd like to see what disney and the other studios did to fund codeweavers happen more often. they funded them to have photoshop7 work under codeweavers2.

this is more practical than trying to port everything currently on the market to Linux.
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WINE is the open effort on Linux to accomplish the same thing. Little by little WINE has been getting there. One thing to keep in mind: Having heard from some who work for Microsoft "Partners", at least some of those get at least as upset with Microsoft constantly "fixing" their programs to purposely "foil" WINE type efforts as do the rest of us. Especially when it means Window$ working programs quit as a result of the "fixing".

As for actual ports - well, first Window$ programmers have to change their thinking. Microsoft seems to adhere to a number of Dinosaur beliefs. For them it seems that more clicking is better than less to name one. For another, mixing Command Line with Graphic based commands seems beyond conceivable. The CMD (MSDOS) window in no way taps the ability of the OS. Command Lines (scripts) in Linux do. Linux Command Lines can even drive whole programs. They can start/stop and enter content and evaluate output. All with simple text files.

If you are a Linux user, take a look at one of your more helpful .sh scripts. Try to accomplish the same in Window$. For me at least, VB is a complete waste of time. The .sh scripts are much more flexable. Taking a good concept and making it marginally work under Window$ seems to be the norm. Porting one of those to Linux and doing it right pretty much demands a complete re-write. It is the difference in ideology.

Still - Porting (the full) AutoCAD to Linux is not a bad idea. (Ignore the Lite)
If AutoDESK was to actually do it right, full price would be acceptable. Production would soar.


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Old 01-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #5167
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Another excellent pdf application is Master PDF 1.9 for Linux free for non commercial use. It works very well.
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File seems to be improperly compiled. It is ELF instead of Stand Alone. Assuming the world has your complete setup is bad thinking. There is nothing wrong with offering a free pre-compiled binary. Just compile it stand alone. Or don't share.


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Old 01-06-2014, 09:56 PM   #5168
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The CMD (MSDOS) window in no way taps the ability of the OS. Command Lines (scripts) in Linux do. Linux Command Lines can even drive whole programs. They can start/stop and enter content and evaluate output. All with simple text files.

If you are a Linux user, take a look at one of your more helpful .sh scripts. Try to accomplish the same in Window$. For me at least, VB is a complete waste of time. The .sh scripts are much more flexable. Taking a good concept and making it marginally work under Window$ seems to be the norm. Porting one of those to Linux and doing it right pretty much demands a complete re-write. It is the difference in ideology.
Microsoft's PowerShell relates to MS-DOS about the same way the Linux shell relates to C64 Basic. PowerShell is a full featured shell and with its ability to use the .Net framework it in some parts even excels the Linux shells.
 
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:08 PM   #5169
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I use QCAD for my woodworking drawings. Good tutorial, very simple. Predefined objects (blocks) do not work and are an absolute mess. I don't need them for my one-of-a-kind WW projects.

I have noticed that objects like moldings look completely different in real life as when compared to 2D drawings. So I model my objects quite realistically in 3DWings. But 3DWings is not suited as CAD program IMHO. So effectively I create my drawings twice. Very stupid. But the time for QCAD drawings is negligable as compared to the woodwork. And the Wings is a bit more work but saves a lot of time and material.

jlinkels

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jlinkels - anyone:
If you find a decent CAD program that runs under Linux, that is one that allows heads up drafting on rasters and handles 3D Objects ---

PLEASE> PLEASE> PLEASE> SEND ME THE LINK!!!!!!

LQ - make sure he/she/they get my address!

I have tried QCAD. Personally, I'm not a fan of it. As for Parametric (or whatever they are called) CAD programs, they are great for a limited variety machine shop but do not cut it in the day to day (general CAD) world. I think I've tried them all.


if searching to find this "page": keywords: QCAD Norseman01

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Old 01-10-2014, 12:57 PM   #5170
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We don't need no stinky windows programs

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Old 01-10-2014, 01:51 PM   #5171
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Microsoft OneNote. That's really the only Office program that is superior to alternatives I've found.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 02:17 PM   #5172
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Microsoft's PowerShell relates to MS-DOS about the same way the Linux shell relates to C64 Basic. PowerShell is a full featured shell and with its ability to use the .Net framework it in some parts even excels the Linux shells.
Yup.. It took some 20 or so years, but they finally realized it was needed.. I don't know however how sys-admins user indoctrinated with GUIs cope with it..

P.S. About two or so years ago I used to read a blog from a guy that was M$ affiliated and constantly presented PowerShell examples (I've lost the link since I'm no longer interested -- Google it, there are probably a dozens of such blogs.. ).. It was always funny to see how he considered the fact that you can do things from command line even more easier and faster than going through the GUI some kind of revelation..
 
Old 01-11-2014, 04:19 AM   #5173
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Microsoft OneNote. That's really the only Office program that is superior to alternatives I've found.
Really any one of these can satisfy your needs?
notably EverNotes ?

Let me know your tought about that, I'm interested in.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 11:31 PM   #5174
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We don't need no stinky windows programs

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On the whole I have to agree with 5HLZ, but in the particular that is not true. There are programs vital to specific disciplines that may never be ported from Window$ to Linux. Some because the "Manufacturers" simply do not wish to be bothered with reporting a less than glorious Quarterly Earnings and some because their clientele is not up to making the change and will never be a customer in that OS (not all people are easily re-trained) and some because they simply are not able and do not want that kind of egg on their face. There are major programs out there that work more by accident than intent. But we can wish. Things like WINE may be the only solution for those cases.

A small note: Ashton-Tate dBASE III+ runs much faster in a MSDOS emulator under Linux than it does in native MSDOS - on the same machine. No loss in accuracy, no "hickups". Same data set, same program, same hardware, yields overnight runs required for dBASE in native MSDOS and just a couple of hours via emulator in Linux. No porting required, no porting done. I believe that constitutes an improvement in production. This has held true through several different MSDOS emulators.

(Let me get my Flack-Jacket on.)

Also - games, while pushing the programming/hardware envelopes, are - in my opinion, otherwise a waste of time. The only user profit is to be an unpaid lab rat. Not entirely true, but close enough.

If, say a Web Page creator, is what you need to create a Web Page - the question is, is it really your creation? You are limited to what the program allows and how it allows it. That is the program dictating, not you. Yes, they work, that is, until the next release breaks your "work arounds" and you have to re-do 75% of your "was working" effort... Would it not be more certainly yours if you did ALL the thinking? Probably be less bloated and operate faster too. But don't mind me, I'm just mumbling in bits and bytes.

A good tool never tells me how to do my job.
It most certainly never tries to do it for me.
If I want to use a Screwdriver for a Chisel - so be it!


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Old 01-14-2014, 11:16 PM   #5175
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SPSS .. It's a program for statistical analysis... though many things can be done in OpenOffice.org I haven't found any specific statistics program for linux that's interoperable with SPSS (university requirement)

so yes, SPSS would be on the top of my list
Have you tried Gretl or Rats? Depending on your needs these might work.
 
  


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