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Old 11-27-2004, 12:40 AM   #1321
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Half Life 2
 
Old 11-27-2004, 08:59 AM   #1322
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Quote:
Originally posted by mikieboy
Thanks Henryg

I've tried Rosegarden. It's good but VST is very full featured. Haven't tried Ardour and Audacity though. I guess I should give them a whirl and check out your post

Mikie
Yeah Rosegarden has a while to go - I really hoped to see it working but on Mandrake and Yoper it doesn't

What I would suggest always - is that those program are open source; and I do realize not everyone is a programmer - but even simple things like joining their mailing list and contributing with comments and advice - even cataloguing easy question & answers can help.

Recently I found out that Bluefish doesn't have ASP / .NET / C# and VB highlighting extensions.
I emailed them - and their reply was: Here - you could write one for us

Which reminds me - I have to revise my regular expressions
 
Old 11-27-2004, 03:52 PM   #1323
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nero burning rom.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 08:12 PM   #1324
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well I dont know about you people but I think it would be nice to see norton internet security ported, along with their world famous virus software. but what do I know Im just a newbie trying to get clamva installed
 
Old 11-27-2004, 10:55 PM   #1325
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I've used nortan what a piece of junk. The last time I had a M$ WinXP machine I couldn't even get the junk to install. I had to go and buy a second virus software "pc-cillin" it found a virus that was preventing Norton from installing. Now what good is a virus scanner if it wont load because you have a virus already? As for clamva it available as an rpm for Mandrake and installs easyly
 
Old 11-28-2004, 03:44 AM   #1326
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well I dont know about you people but I think it would be nice to see norton internet security ported, along with their world famous virus software. but what do I know Im just a newbie trying to get clamva installed
A lot of new people are asking about AV software / firewalls / and Security Utilities.

The fact is - at least for today - you seriously don't need anything like that.

Here is a Linux vs Windows story:

My ADSL went down for 1 month.
I urgently needed to access the internet - so had to use a dialup.
I have a desktop and a laptop - no dialup modem (couldn't find one) but remember that there is an internet dialup inside the laptop and I could then form a network.
One problem though - it was a "winmodem" and while it is possible to make that work I couldn't afford the time and effort. And I shall be cursed! I wiped the laptop and installed Windows XP

All very well - .. network looked fine ; laptop didn't have any important files anyway - and Windows XP kept warning me of an activation which I am not entitled anymore - since I've reinstalled the OS more than 7-8 times or something.

Despite having the internal XP firewall on - and killing any server services I wouldn't be needing - I got infected with a nasty virus in less than 2 hours! It kept shutting down my laptop. I didn't even surf the net.

My friend said "Well your fault! You should have something like Norton Antivirus! before anything else!"
(Yeah sure $50 extra for an OS that will be wiped out soon anyway). Also there is the argument that I should have done an Update (mmm 3 hours downloading would still get me infected)

But I just came to the conclusion - how incredibly dependent *and* accustomed Window users are with third party security software. And then they come to Linux ....

There probability of you getting a Linux virus is 0.0000000.....0000...0000...00 %
You have to work extremely hard into getting ur machine infected with a Linux virus.
Like installing a very old version of Red Hat 6.2 and then trying to find the code on line for a proof-of-concept virus (ie written in a lab just to show then it was possible) - compiling the code and execute it.

To get a worm - you would have to have an old unpatched version of Apache running.
And again find the code of a real Linux-server worm (extinct these days) - compile and run it.
Unless there are some Linux/Window Apache worms in the wild - haven't checked yet.

Sill unlike Windows - Linux Desktops usually have all servers either disabled or not installed at all. People just want to check their email, surf the web, play games - not have a full Internet Service Provider running from home (which is the jobs of servers).

Linux comes with IPChain switched on - a basic firewall - that will protect most people from extremely rare server hack attempts. Further to that - most Linux distribution come with automatic security updates - making the job of a hack attempt frustrating - verging on the impossible (specially for non-servers: ie my machine and yours).

Some distribution such as Mandrake give you extra security levels: ranging from "default" - to " paranoid".

The only advantage of having an anti-Virus in Linux - is that it will clean any window virus attachment (in case you want to forward it to someone else). Anti-Viruses in Linux can be beneficial if you run a mixed enviroment and Samba shares.

To be free from any trouble just remember the simple rules:
- dont run program as root unless you really have to.
- dont install anything that doesn't come from a trusted source. Some packages - auto check itself and won't install if it has been tampered with - and most sources provide the MD5 signature if people want to double check them.
- never share your login password and specially your root password
- have your security updates on auto

Those rules comprise your "Security Software" and you will never ever need something like Norton.

Last edited by henryg; 11-28-2004 at 03:46 AM.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:46 PM   #1327
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Very small request... CDex.

I just want a really good CD ripper... though I think Grip might run it close if I get a few 'issues' sorted with it!

Almost unbelievably that's all I can really come up wth... that's all I miss from windows, OK maybe C&C Generals!
 
Old 11-28-2004, 10:34 PM   #1328
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Norton/symantec products were and are shitty products. Like the "OS" they are supposed to protect.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:51 PM   #1329
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If the tax preparation software, e.g. Intuit's TurboTax and others like TaxCut, etc., were to have Linux offerings each year, I might never have to boot XP or W2K again. My preference with tax software is to use PC-based instead of Web-based, simply for privacy reasons., although privacy is pretty much dead and buried these days. Still, these are seasonal software packages I continue to buy each year.

doc
 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:07 AM   #1330
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I'd like to see...

Bearshare
Kazaa
tmpgENC
 
Old 11-29-2004, 06:02 AM   #1331
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Inventor, Autocad, Quark Xpress

Autodesk Inventor and Autocad
Quark Xpress

Thats all I'd need to power off my w2k pc for good.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:53 PM   #1332
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I am not sarcastic.

1. Everything that Macromedia sells

2. Everything that Adobe sells

I would pay the same price as they charge for their windows versions, but I am hoping they would crank it down
 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:56 PM   #1333
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It would be nice if the speciality software that came with hardware add ons also ran on linux.

I always feel cheated when I get a new piece of hardware, and it makes no provisions for linux whatsoever.

This has happened to me with a call waiting modem that could do a zillion things but the linux software available sucked, similar situation for my haugepauge card, & dvd rw.

I am facing a similar situation now that I am shopping around for a video transfer unit.

I buy hardware, I use linux, and I am not an uber geek.

I would choose one comparable brand over another if they provided userfriendly software for linux,.......or even GOOD documentation.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:30 PM   #1334
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Thumbs up

It would be nice to see Ventrilo and Terragen ported to *nix.
That is two programs i *really* miss.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:56 PM   #1335
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I would like to see MS Autoroute ported
 
  


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