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Old 02-05-2014, 08:25 AM   #5191
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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. ]
All of chrome is closed. Sure, its built off Chromium which is open source, but all of chrome is closed source.

Its a neat way to defray development costs, with the added bonus of this-

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Wow, guess I can't read

From the Chrome License

Source code for Google Chrome is available free of charge under open source software license agreements at http://code.google.com/chromium/terms.html.

-cmf
Dont believe the hype! Read the URL...."chromium". Its not a link to the chrome souce code.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 12:38 PM   #5192
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There is a very strong statistical set of programs called R

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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
R is what you should reearch for information and suitability. It is in a league of SPSS and other Statistics packages.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 11:43 PM   #5193
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All of chrome is closed. Sure, its built off Chromium which is open source, but all of chrome is closed source.
Yep, it's a similar thing as per Apple's OSX. Even though OSX is built on a BSD kernel (which might be open source), OSX itself is certainly NOT.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 03:09 AM   #5194
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Yep, it's a similar thing as per Apple's OSX. Even though OSX is built on a BSD kernel (which might be open source), OSX itself is certainly NOT.
Actually, the OS X kernel is a Mach 3 microkernel with parts of BSD and Apple's I/O-Kit mixed in. Also, Apple releases the core of its OS (but not the graphical system) under the Apple Public Source License: Darwin
 
Old 02-11-2014, 05:55 AM   #5195
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LogMeIn

The last time I was working from home, I was having trouble connecting to my company's network. The person at the Help Desk wanted to remote into my computer and had me go to the site LogMeIn123.com. When I went to the site, I was prompted to install a Windows executable. I tried installing it with Wine, but it didn't work correctly. It would be nice if there was a Linux alternative.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 11:47 PM   #5196
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The last time I was working from home, I was having trouble connecting to my company's network. The person at the Help Desk wanted to remote into my computer and had me go to the site LogMeIn123.com. When I went to the site, I was prompted to install a Windows executable. I tried installing it with Wine, but it didn't work correctly. It would be nice if there was a Linux alternative.
I can't understand what they're trying to do ... Linux has many similar (if not better) remote connection alternatives, some command-line only (for things like remote server admin) others with graphical interface and/or shared desktop. It can even work with the same remote desktoping protocol which is built-into newer windows (if you install something like rdesktop).

This is actually something where Linux was decades ahead of any Microsoft product. Since the earliest times of Unix the very idea behind it was to use the system from somewhere remote. Only lately (last 10 or so years) has Windows gotten this afterthought RDP protocol.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 02:17 AM   #5197
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Picasa

I would like Google to port Picasa to Linux.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 06:34 AM   #5198
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I would like Google to port Picasa to Linux.
There was a Linux version of Picasa, but Google stopped support for it.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #5199
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CubicExplorer. The amazing filemanager which I used for years in windows. So far could not find a filemanager in Linux with a foldertree on the left on each tab and the ability so bookmark sets of tabs.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 11:16 PM   #5200
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There was a Linux version of Picasa, but Google stopped support for it.
Actually, it was the ms-windows version packaged with WINE so it would run in Linux.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 11:48 PM   #5201
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CubicExplorer. The amazing filemanager which I used for years in windows. So far could not find a filemanager in Linux with a foldertree on the left on each tab and the ability so bookmark sets of tabs.
Have you tried SpaceFM as suggested in your thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...35#post5120235

If that's still not sufficient for you then I'd suggest testing numerous FM's until you find one which works for you. There are 10's (if not 100's) of them to try out. E.g. from these I've only ever used Dolphin & Nautilus.

But because I started in DOS using Norton Commander I greatly prefer Krusader above all other FM's - I still find it the most productive way of copying / comparing / etc. In DOS you had 2 main FM's (though a lot of clones doing something similar) - NC using 2 pane browsing, and PCTools using the folder tree on left and file-list on right - even if it has tabs, the 2 pane approach is still more productive for me. And since Krusader has tabs per pane also, that's also not an issue. Even on Windows I prefer a 2 pane FM, either FAR-FM (console driven exactly like NC) or FreeCommander (closest match on Windows to Krusader) - both allow for multiple folders in each pane (either through tabs or like FAR's using keyboard shortcuts).

All I can say is give it a spin to see just how much nicer it is to see and work with both folders (source & target) at the same time instead of one window/tab hiding the other.
 
Old 02-20-2014, 06:29 AM   #5202
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I've tried about 15, thats why I'm asking. Still working on trying to get spacefm installed.

thanks.
 
Old 02-20-2014, 07:50 AM   #5203
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I can't understand what they're trying to do ... Linux has many similar (if not better) remote connection alternatives, some command-line only (for things like remote server admin) others with graphical interface and/or shared desktop. It can even work with the same remote desktoping protocol which is built-into newer windows (if you install something like rdesktop).

This is actually something where Linux was decades ahead of any Microsoft product. Since the earliest times of Unix the very idea behind it was to use the system from somewhere remote. Only lately (last 10 or so years) has Windows gotten this afterthought RDP protocol.
I agree

there are many good linux remote connection tools, problem is using them requires some level of cooperation by the help desk [systems administrator] which is rarely forthcoming
 
Old 02-20-2014, 09:39 PM   #5204
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Zonealarm, BlackICE, various of antiviruses, Line, QQ,
 
Old 02-21-2014, 04:37 AM   #5205
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I agree

there are many good linux remote connection tools, problem is using them requires some level of cooperation by the help desk [systems administrator] which is rarely forthcoming
You might have to ask a further question: If the support can only be done through a Windows RDP client, are you sure that the support personnel won't go haywire when they see your Linux desktop?

I'm already not too happy giving some stranger access to my personal computer, I'd be extremely averse to someone who already showed that they have no clue about my operating system.
 
  


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