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Old 02-23-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
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Cross Platform Software


I run Linux on my personal system but have to use windows at the office. I get frustrated at all the bugs and missing features in Windows/Lotus Notes/Office 2000 so I've started searching out cross platform software which I can run on my Linux machine and my office provided Windows machine. I'd like to make a list of good cross platform open ource software that can work on Linux/unix, Windows, and Mac.
So far I have a couple of the the well known Apps:

1. Open Office
2. Mozilla Suite (Mozillia,Firefox, Thunderbird, etc)
3. bitpim

Anyone know of others?
 
Old 02-23-2006, 08:36 AM   #2
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Acrobat Reader
Real Player
GIMP

Anything using a standardized file format. Actually, I think this is a better way to approach it. If we can establish common file formats, then each environment can have its own apps--no need to port everything to multiple platforms.

What I WANT to see ported:
Photoshop
ACDSee
various special-purpose photo tools
 
Old 02-23-2006, 10:13 AM   #3
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Somehwere I read that apps like photoshop will run well under wine, that disney paid a bunch of $ to make that happen.
I didn't know real player was, wonder if it will play those stupid .mov files that need quicktime.
I'd like to see something like acdsee too, I'm using digiKam but need something for the wife's windows box.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 10:52 AM   #4
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Audacity - sound editor for Windows, Linux and Mac
 
Old 02-23-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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Somehwere I read that apps like photoshop will run well under wine, that disney paid a bunch of $ to make that happen.
I didn't know real player was, wonder if it will play those stupid .mov files that need quicktime.
I'd like to see something like acdsee too, I'm using digiKam but need something for the wife's windows box.
I'm using Crossover and Photoshop only works up to--I think--v.6

Any details on the Disney thing??
 
Old 02-23-2006, 03:41 PM   #6
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If you're into programming Code::Blocks (Windows, Linux) and Eclipse (Windows, Linux, Mac) are some good IDEs.
 
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Any details on the Disney thing??
I've never heard that story before but Novell is pushing for that these days. There was something in the LXer news articles that get around here a little while back
 
Old 02-24-2006, 09:14 AM   #8
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I've never heard that story before but Novell is pushing for that these days. There was something in the LXer news articles that get around here a little while back

Its something I read somewhere once, that Disney uses adobe products but wanted to run them on open source and unix platforms so they helped adobe with making it work under wine. Don't remember where I read it though.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 03:35 PM   #9
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Azureus
Opera (gratis not free)
basically all Java apps
 
  


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