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Old 07-02-2004, 05:38 AM   #916
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Re: What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?


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Originally posted by Thorkyl
mmm let me think

Erwin data modeler - http://www.ca.com
Skype - http://www.skype.com
ftp voyager - http://www.ftpvoyager.com
TextPad - http://www.textpad.com

Ms SQL Server enterprise manager - like that will ever happen

there are a few more but will start here
Erwin data modeler - really don't know what it is or what it does. But if its a statistical or analysis tool be sure there are similar programs. Anything academic-like you can find in Linux.

Skype has been ported for Linux ... you will find it on the same site.

FTP Voyager .. while you may be comfortable with this particular version, there are many v good FTP client for Linux though.

TextPad - same thing, I haven't researched but even in Kate or KWrite - if I type HTML, it colours accordingly, if I write C++ it does the same including making the curly brackets collapsable (ie [+] or [-]) .. Now if I get that just by the most basic Text Editor in Linux, I am sure there are more powerful stuff out there. Do search.

MS SQL Server - that would help me, I have looked around and nothing. Of course MS would never port that - but I was looking for a clone or something functionally similar. I think noone ever felt inclined writing such an easy software. With the advent of Mono and C# - such thing wouldn't be too difficult to achieve. If I come across something similar and good I will let people know.

Update: DataDino to access SQL Server - at least it's faster then Enterprise Manager (has its fine share of peculiarities tho)

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Old 07-02-2004, 11:57 AM   #917
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Realplayer with ALL the features. I downloaded one of Realplayer for Linux, and it's just a simple player, which I don't need. I want to organize my media.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 03:54 PM   #918
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CAMTASIA STUDIO !!

Now that is a program I am not sure it has a Linux Equivalent.

If anyone knows - please let me know!
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:47 PM   #919
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maybe games as it seems that lots of people like games... a lot.
the individuals might try to team up to provide usefull and more professional programs. I am myself writing an xslt editor in java to provide something a little bit less advanced than oxygenxml ide. if i have enough time to complete it , it will be gpl. if people create java programs, there are no real dependencies to check except the presence of jar files and the jvm used by the client. some softwares are poorly written, quick and dirty, but usefull and not yet professional. It might be because they don't have enough time, help and support...

to conclude, it is possible to develop professional looking, friendly ,fearturefull programs on linux but it does take time....especially when you are alone...to program, test, distribute, document
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:38 PM   #920
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ide like to see halflife/counter strike
 
Old 07-03-2004, 12:07 AM   #921
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Quote:
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ide like to see halflife/counter strike
Yep. I play them on linux with winex, but it would be nice to have native linux versions of more games... Like the native RTCW (wolfenstein) GOTY edition I downloaded the other day
 
Old 07-04-2004, 07:07 PM   #922
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Talking What I would like

I would Like Lotus Notes ported to Linux then I could do all my School work in Linux! I would also like CSE HTMl Valadator for linux and Top Style CSS Program.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 06:50 AM   #923
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Re: Re: Visual Basic

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Originally posted by henryg
If you want to run Visual Basic.NET you should look at MONO
It's pretty powerful and would run most apps (but I find still a pain to install).
There is also DotGnu which apparently does the job pretty fine (but I never tried).

If you want to run Visual Studio 6.0, then that will be tricky - I never installed it on Wine.
And am not sure if there are any issues with VBRUN60.DLL or not.

Now if you want to just expand on your Basic but under Linux ...
There is a wealth of different types of Basic for Linux, from very simple educational (and so perhaps useless) - to fully featured, event driven and GUI oriented.
Gambas is one of them.
There are probably other links, but am in a rush now - and they are not difficult to find.
You can get Basic for OpenOffice too, so you can do many macros and automation apps just like MS Office.
Thanks for the suggestions...Il try checking out the links that you had sent me... Thanks again...

Sak-en;
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:27 AM   #924
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Some comments:
Why would anyone want MS Office on Linux? OpenOffice may lack some features, but it's relatively young, and it can incorporate features faster than commercial office packages.
For AOL (and a plethora of other protocols), there's GAIM.
TextPad doesn't event compare to basic editors in Linux.
For HTML/CSS validation, you could always use w3c's site =p http://validator.w3.org/


However, I would really like to see Photoshop ported to Linux. It's power is unrivaled. Flash is also important to me as a web developer.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 01:25 PM   #925
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Msn Messenger

Msn Messenger
 
Old 07-06-2004, 05:27 PM   #926
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Re: Msn Messenger

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Originally posted by chiller2123
Msn Messenger
AMSN
JMSN <-- could be tricky to install for some (need to set JAVA Environment variables), but nevertheless it's kinda cute.

Those are the most MSN-like clone.

GAIM, Kopete, + others - allow you to talk to MSN just the same.
They have sometimes features missing, sometimes extra features better than MSN-Messenger itself.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 05:48 PM   #927
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ninaw
Some comments:
Why would anyone want MS Office on Linux? OpenOffice may lack some features, but it's relatively young, and it can incorporate features faster than commercial office packages.
For AOL (and a plethora of other protocols), there's GAIM.
TextPad doesn't event compare to basic editors in Linux.
For HTML/CSS validation, you could always use w3c's site =p http://validator.w3.org/

However, I would really like to see Photoshop ported to Linux. It's power is unrivaled. Flash is also important to me as a web developer.

Gimp is progressing fast. I mean I hated Gimp 1.3 - felt almost embarrased by it.
And seriously couldn't understand people even trying to compare or saying it excels Photoshop.

But Gimp 2.0 was definitely a leap jump.
It's like if Gimp 1.3 reached say 40% of Photoshop, Gimp 2.0 reaches 75%.
I think it pays to study or read more about Gimp, because sometimes there are feature just the same as Photoshop but we are not aware how to get there. Undoubtedly there will be a few extra features lacking in PS itself. I like the idea of quick scripting of filters, in Photoshop you need to know nasty C++ for that.

The best clone for MS Word and Excel is the proprietory TextMaker and PlanMaker from Softmaker in Germany.

It's very beautiful and doesn't feel as heavy as OOWriter. I haven't played with it too much with them so best is to compare yourself.

Nevertheless I am saying it is a better "clone".
TextMaker will reminder you more of Ms Word than OOWriter say.
Not saying OO Writer is better.

My complaint with Open Office is the time it takes to open, it is really heavy.
But it is meant to be this way, I mean, its the sort of apps used by high-powered PAs.
If it's a question of just writing your memoirs with pics .. than use something a tad lighter such as AbiWord (or similar)
 
Old 07-06-2004, 06:05 PM   #928
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Quote:
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ide like to see halflife/counter strike
Maybe it's political why Valve doesn't do such a thing despite a petition.

Someone reason with me - if they can produce a Server version of Half-life for Linux.
Like many other Game Industry does (after all Linux is very good for gaming and a very stable server)
Why don't they port the client version?
They got the money. They got all the code - porting wouldn't be like some extraordinary feat. It's just a question of substituting DirectX calls to some SDL or Mesa equivalent (OK I better stop because this is not my field and I will end up talking crap :P) ..

ANSI C++ is cross-platform. So is OpenGL - so hardly any change there.
I guess only the MFC windowing and stuff would have to be made to X equivalent.

Anyway - despite *NOT* being an expert - I still intuitively feel that it's not some unsurmountable task to be achieved. They just don't do it for political reasons.

Bah! I personally would never buy a game to be emulated.
If I were to buy a game for my Linux - it will have to be native.

I am neither pro or against Transgaming.
It helps many gamers coming from Windows - so they dont feel the cold turkey or will have to dual boot into that nasty OS - so that is good. The only downside some people argue that Emulating Games prevents companies from bothering to port their creation to Linux - I feel its more than that - I feel its some dark and evil lurking ready to munch them alive if they dont comply muHaHaHAhA

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Old 07-07-2004, 03:15 AM   #929
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Cool Found a Macromedia Flash (clone)

It's called
F4lm
How good it is - I dunno
I've just installed it -
But that is good thing at least something like this exists and naturally it will only evolve.
Looks alright (from a distance)
It think its version alpha 0.1 - so more like a proof of concept ...

I couldn't find a website or link but I guess you just type in yum/urpmi/apt-get whatever your system is - and most likely it its there

if not try a search at rpm.pbone.net


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Old 07-07-2004, 07:23 AM   #930
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hey "henryg" thire is a native Macromedia Flash for Linux just not a native Macromedia Shockwave.
 
  


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