What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
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Have you tried Gretl or Rats? Depending on your needs these might work.
I thought I remembered a Stats program from the past. SAS Statistical Analysis System ;
I went to Wikipedia.org and entered "SAS statistical" and got the expected "no such page" thing and then a lot of interesting information popped up.
As I remember it, SAS was designed for Window$ and one (person or group) made efforts to port it to Linux. Another faction wrote a "look alike" that ran on Linux, came with source in case the math routines needed correcting, and ran very well on Linux. Data sets were interchangeable between OSs.
SPSS I don't know. First time I have heard of it. Obviously not my field of endeavour. If you look SAS up on Wikipedia you might find what you seek. I have no base for comparison.
Mainly I would like to see google do everything it does in Linux. They ported Google earth completely but that's not a norm for them, there was never a working port of SketchUp and it didn't hold up well under Wine. They have put a lot of development muscle behind Chrome and Android which are both open and basically custom kernel Linux anyway. I would really like it if they went ahead and supported one or the other as a full desktop distro with access to the store and everything. I have to believe it would be easy for them, Lenovo and Samsung have both already taken halfhearted swipes at it but I think it has real potential. The ecosystem is already in place to make money at it as well.
...there was never a working port of SketchUp and it didn't hold up well under Wine...
To be clear, Google bought SkU from (At)Last in 2006, then spent a few years fiddling with its interface (many people I know who use it a lot actually hated what Google did to it - they still have old versions of SkU 6 installed since its usability in their opinion exceeds any new version). And since last year Google sold SkU to Trimble, so they've dropped that from their repertoire.
I wonder if it's some new management decision in Google - they've recently sold of Motorola Mobile as well. Perhaps they're starting to focus more on their most profitable aspects, if so it's a sad day for innovation - let's face it Google drove a lot of innovation (when they didn't simply buy it).
TobiSGD is correct about Google not being (entirely) Open Source. They're at best semi-open as with their Chrome browser where the core is open sourced, but not the full program. If you want to see a "real" open source browser then look at Mozilla's Firefox (source for the latest full program available here): https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/...de/Source_Code