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Old 02-16-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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What would be the best alternatives for some windows programs?


Hey,
I just switched from Windows 98 to Linux Mandrake 9.2, and I need help with the following things:
How do you import/capture a video(s) into Main Actor?
How do you add a second or third movie into LiVES?
What is a good program that is like Kazaa, but doesn;t need to be compiled? Where can I download it?
What are the replacements for the following programs:
Enersoft SiteGenWiz (webite creator with auto made frames) =
Command & Conquer Red Alert 2, Renegade, and Tiberian Sun =
What are the different features of each environment (gnome, kde, etc....) and which is best for schoolwork, buisness, and gaming....

I will update this post if/when I need more programs, but thanks for replying with your good advice.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 07:51 PM   #2
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Well, as for the Command & Conquer games, I have an alternative that is very fun indeed. It is only with tanks, but it is a riot if you manage to get a bunch of friends together . It's called netpanzer, check it out.

http://netpanzer.berlios.de/

(It's not the same, I know. It's worth looking into)
 
Old 02-16-2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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hey, thanks. Also, to add to my previous post, is there a way to port red alert 2 and renegade into linux? I got them for a christmas gift and LOVE them....
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:00 PM   #4
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I don't know, someone with more experience with WINE will be able to tell you (winehq.com). Personally, I use a dual boot because I like to play CS at LAN parties. Sorry I can't be more specific.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:16 PM   #5
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welcome to linux!

I would look at overnet /edonkey to replace your kazaa. I was using emule to get onto overnet under windows and I was blown away by how much stuff is on there and how much less garbage files are on there. That should be fairly easy to find and install. Just go to rpmfind and look for ed2k-gtk-gui and get the core overnet or edonkey file from the overnet site. There is a difference in how the 2 work and that's all explained on their site.

For RTS gaming, your choices are starting to get better under linux. I am a big Red Alert2 fan myself, but haven't yet installed under linux. I was able to use the winex rpm file to get a Starcraft install that worked, I imagine there is a good chance that it works for red alert as well. Get the winex cvs rpms here: http://www003.portalis.it/115/winex.html

Regular wine apparently doesn't support some directx features as well as winex, so you might want to go that route first.

A linux-native RTS that is really really good is Globules 2. It is in beta but is very playable. I was surprised at the depth achieved by this project and he just added another developer to the project.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 01:12 AM   #6
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Well with the windows managers there is really no difference. You have to play around with them and see what you like. I use kde and I like it. Explain more with the following requests:
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How do you import/capture a video(s) into Main Actor?
How do you add a second or third movie into LiVES?
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What is Main Actor and LIVES?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 09:53 AM   #7
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Main Actor is the video editing studio on the linux cd that is closest to macs final cut pro, and LiVES stands for Live inputer Video Editing Studio, and is also on the linux cd. If you have a better video editing software that is free and easy to install, i would be more than happy to try it.

Also, is there any video format converters (.avi to anything linux compatible) as most of my .avi files won;t play on any player that is on the linux disks.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:39 PM   #8
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mplayer and xine should both play .avi well. I see them. As well as DiVX, XViD, VCD, quicktime, and all the popular formats. Good luck
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:48 PM   #9
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I haven't found anything that prebuilds that stuff, but you might want to explore the other things available (which allow you to mess with your pages a bit more without messing them up). there's Quanta and Nvu (which I kinda like for its ease of use and simple power). You may want to try OpenOffice. It makes pretty good pages and there are a few templates you can follow. For that matter, you can make any document you want in the wordprocessor and save it as html.

BTW, did you fine that SiteGenWiz crashed a lot? I could never trust it. I relied on others.
 
  


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