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I am an (amateur) musician & the dearth of suitable Linux apps
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this is where it all begins. with apps a complete system for multimedia.
As far as a nice application for music that you can mix and record on the fly MIXXX
I am trouble shooting the 1.12.alpha right now at it just blows away anything else out there as far as simplicity and the abillty to run 4 samplers at one time and the two decks 4 vinyls it is a serious work horse for a performer that wants to record live and broadcast at the same time and mixx all at once.
I do it all in Slackware 14.0 and 14.1 M$ has nothing of this quality unless you want karaoke apps.
I'd like to see Tom Tom sat nav update software ported over to Linux. It's the only reason I need MS Windows now. After Windows has failed me with hardware support for a perfectly good scanner, Linux came to the rescue
Silverlight so my wife can watch Netflix on her laptop and not have all that Windows viruses, malware, Anti-viral software, anti-malware software, and other crap to deal with!
Silverlight is actually fairly easy to setup on Linux now. There is a program called Pipelight which works with Wine. I run Netflix and Sky Sports through it and have no issues at all. There is a good waklkthrough by the team that manage Pipelight:
First off THANK YOU ALL for all you do to PROMOTE LINUX! I'm a recent convert from XP and have installed Zorin on 1 laptop and Linux Lite on 2 PCs (still have 3 PC's & 1 more laptop to migrate).
I would like to see Rootsmagic (also the name of the company) and Personal Historian (from the same company) native on Linux. Both are Family History related programs that are cutting edge that have features that GRAMPS doesn't have. I'd be willing to pay for both. I know Rootsmagic has bugs in WINE (I reported them).
I would also like to see Linux be made more user friendly so that it cleans Microsoft's clock (yes I'm not a MS fan and have really grown to dislike them over the years)! I'm trying to move others on XP over to Linux so I think this is key to getting software companies to look at Linux!