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Old 01-24-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Can You Run It On Linux? 10 Vital Apps You値l Want When You Switch ...


http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/can-run...l-want-switch/

 
Old 01-24-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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GIMP is good but not as good as Photoshop.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 12:30 AM   #3
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I found this interesting recently:

http://itsfoss.com/french-university...rce-app-krita/
 
Old 01-25-2015, 03:05 AM   #4
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Krita is a paint application. May be has a subset of GIMP features.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 08:31 AM   #5
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I find little use for "switching," and no use for "dual booting."

It's often very useful to run seldom-used operating systems (like Windows) (or Linux ) in a virtual machine, but the fact remains that "the operating system is the horse, not the cart." Your choice of operating systems should be determined solely by the software that you want to run, which should be determined solely by what you actually want to do in your daily life. It is senseless to give up the use of whatever application is, "for you, The Tool for the Job."

If you want or need to run Microsoft Windows, do so!

(It might be a nag that s a lot "(phew-w-w-w-ww! what was that?") but(-t-t), it's still a horse.)

But, "do it properly." Buy a full-retail edition that can be secured, then clean-install that onto the hardware of your choosing, then secure the thing properly.

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Old 01-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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GIMP is good but not as good as Photoshop.
For your regular user, it is very good. Even for professionals it is good. Have you even used all the features of GIMP ? I know I haven't. Either way you can add your own scripts to GIMP and there are plenty of useful ones out there.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 12:02 PM   #7
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Over and over again these useless lists are posted and the same useless arguments are used. If I were alone in the world I could wipe out every bit of M$ that I have in my home and burn every single CD which even remotely refers to anything M$ related. Linux offers plenty alternatives for any task to carry out. The choices are more, the software is often better, faster or cheaper.

The truth is we live in a world with 1 billion (?) Windows users and we have to co-operate with many of them. With the first Word, Excel or Powerpoint document you learn that you are condemned to using exactly that M$ product to be able to co-operate. LibreOffice might be able to open or save those documents in a more or less compatible way, co-editing is impossible. Just look at Word tables, or Excel borders or graphics.

And this is just one example. I leave the other examples to the other readers. Only the same applications which were written multiplatform and compiled on various platforms usually offer sufficient compatibility. Thunderbird, Inkscape or Gimp itself are a few examples.

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Old 01-25-2015, 08:15 PM   #8
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for your regular user, it is very good. Even for professionals it is good. Have you even used all the features of gimp ?
well said !!!
 
Old 01-25-2015, 08:25 PM   #9
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Over and over again these useless lists are posted and the same useless arguments are used. If I were alone in the world I could wipe out every bit of M$ that I have in my home and burn every single CD which even remotely refers to anything M$ related. Linux offers plenty alternatives for any task to carry out. The choices are more, the software is often better, faster or cheaper.

The truth is we live in a world with 1 billion (?) Windows users and we have to co-operate with many of them. With the first Word, Excel or Powerpoint document you learn that you are condemned to using exactly that M$ product to be able to co-operate. LibreOffice might be able to open or save those documents in a more or less compatible way, co-editing is impossible. Just look at Word tables, or Excel borders or graphics.

And this is just one example. I leave the other examples to the other readers. Only the same applications which were written multiplatform and compiled on various platforms usually offer sufficient compatibility. Thunderbird, Inkscape or Gimp itself are a few examples.

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That's not quite true. None of my systems use Windoze and I often do better compatibility-wise that people who use Windoze. I've had Windoze users who said they couldn't open a file send by a teacher, so I open it in Libreoffice, convert it to a more compatible format and send it to them, and it works.

If I send people documents I use pdf export as much as possible. Even for presentations with Powerpoint, I always have an exported pdf with me. There are always people each presentation that are missing images or the file won't open or the layout is all messed up. This never happens with pdf, the format and images are always exactly as intended. Most people know what pdf is now, so it's not a issue to use pdf for this as well.

Same goes for other programs, you can export to a portable format and get excellent compatibility.
 
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That's not quite true. None of my systems use Windoze and I often do better compatibility-wise that people who use Windoze. I've had Windoze users who said they couldn't open a file send by a teacher, so I open it in Libreoffice, convert it to a more compatible format and send it to them, and it works.

If I send people documents I use pdf export as much as possible. Even for presentations with Powerpoint, I always have an exported pdf with me. There are always people each presentation that are missing images or the file won't open or the layout is all messed up. This never happens with pdf, the format and images are always exactly as intended. Most people know what pdf is now, so it's not a issue to use pdf for this as well.

Same goes for other programs, you can export to a portable format and get excellent compatibility.
I said co-editing. That is, jointly working on the same documents. It doesn't make sense to print a Writer document to PDF, send it to my co-worker and as him to review it or add comments. Same for Calc, where I did not see the same thing my co-worker saw before he sent the file. And when I edited the file and sent it back, it was altered beyond recognition.
Maybe I am the only Linux user who has to share Office documents with co-workers or who works in a team.

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Old 01-25-2015, 08:52 PM   #11
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Over and over again these useless lists are posted and the same useless arguments are used.
I don't disagree, but there's often something there I hadn't known before. I didn't know about pitivi for example.
 
Old 01-26-2015, 03:54 AM   #12
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I've had Windoze users who said they couldn't open a file send by a teacher, so I open it in Libreoffice, convert it to a more compatible format and send it to them, and it works.
Not just teacher-pupil, sometime staff in the same school can't communicate: at a previous school my wife often had Word documents sent from the senior management team to her work supplied laptop that she couldn't open, just as you describe. It seems money was short so they upgraded the senior staffs' machines and expected junior staff to use old kit and sort it out themselves. She copied them to my Linux box, worked on them, and then copied them back to send off.
 
Old 01-27-2015, 05:04 AM   #13
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I said co-editing. That is, jointly working on the same documents. It doesn't make sense to print a Writer document to PDF, send it to my co-worker and as him to review it or add comments. Same for Calc, where I did not see the same thing my co-worker saw before he sent the file. And when I edited the file and sent it back, it was altered beyond recognition.
Maybe I am the only Linux user who has to share Office documents with co-workers or who works in a team.

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No your not and that's why I have MS Office installed on my Linux boxes. I have better things to worry about than "will this retain format" not to mention I don't generate every product I use.
 
Old 01-27-2015, 07:51 AM   #14
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For your regular user, it is very good. Even for professionals it is good. Have you even used all the features of GIMP ? I know I haven't. Either way you can add your own scripts to GIMP and there are plenty of useful ones out there.
Yes, for the regular user GIMP can be good enough, for professionals it is often times not good enough, especially since 16 bit per color support is still not there (it was proposed for 2.8, but got delayed for 3.0, let's see when it finally arrives).

Having said that, I just got rid of my last Windows installation, since Skyrim works good enough with Wine and Torchlight 2 (which still has glitches on Wine) will get a native Linux version. There are some games that are still not ported, but mostly I am not longer interested in them. So for me the only applications that prevented a full switch were games, nothing else.

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Old 01-27-2015, 09:23 AM   #15
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Maybe Photoshop, not the basic version though. If I were to ask for it, CS5.

Also, a major step for Linux in the enterprise environment is CAD, so I would add AutoCAD or SolidWorks.

Corel WordPerfect X7 would be nice too, as LibreOffice lacks in support with Office.
 
  


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