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jeremy 10-19-2003 12:14 PM

What programs would you like to see ported to Linux?
 
This thread is for letting vendors know that there is interest in porting one of their programs to Linux. Let us know what programs you would like to see ported and why. Details such as how much you would be willing to pay may be helpful as well. If there is enough interest for certain programs I will even contact the vendor myself.

--jeremy

trickykid 10-19-2003 12:18 PM

I'll start off I suppose. When I'm lazy, I have to admit, I do like using Dreamweaver to create web pages. So that is one application I wouldn't mind being ported over.

And of course a second one would be Photoshop. I like the Gimp but I still can't wing myself from not using Photoshop for graphic editing/creation needs.

Cheers.

speter 10-19-2003 12:31 PM

InDesign. TeX's great for books, but InDesign is much better suited for magazine/brochure layout.

Steve

XavierP 10-19-2003 12:43 PM

Trickykid - Dreamweaver MX will work with Wine.

However, I agree that web design tools - Flash, Dreamweaver, etc should be ported. I don't see why developers can't produce either a Linux version seperately or include it in the main packaging.

I'd be willing to pay full price for them.

Jeremy - does the list include games or would that be a seperate thread?

corbintechboy 10-19-2003 12:45 PM

isp
 
Hello,

I now have broadband, but when I had dial up I would of liked to see earthlink namely port there software to linux. It worked flawlessly but to have the software and for it to tell me when I had email would of been great. Plus I could of put the cd in and let it set it up for me so I would have not had to worry about dns and such. I just think it would of been great. As far has how much to pay it would of payed for itself always a noob looking for an easy way to get internet working.

ceedeedoos 10-19-2003 12:47 PM

SPSS .. It's a program for statistical analysis... though many things can be done in OpenOffice.org I haven't found any specific statistics program for linux that's interoperable with SPSS (university requirement)

so yes, SPSS would be on the top of my list :)

trickykid 10-19-2003 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by XavierP
Trickykid - Dreamweaver MX will work with Wine.

However, I agree that web design tools - Flash, Dreamweaver, etc should be ported. I don't see why developers can't produce either a Linux version seperately or include it in the main packaging.

I'd be willing to pay full price for them.

Jeremy - does the list include games or would that be a seperate thread?

I would think Games are software too.. ;)

And yes, I know Dreamweaver you can get working with Wine but were talking about actual ported over, without the use of Wine, hence the reason this thread has started. There are tons of applications that are only made for Windows but can work with the help of Wine, but that's not the point of this thread.

Regards.

Kurt M. Weber 10-19-2003 12:48 PM

VirtuaGirl...

trickykid 10-19-2003 12:48 PM

Re: isp
 
Quote:

Originally posted by anti_microsoft
Hello,

I now have broadband, but when I had dial up I would of liked to see earthlink namely port there software to linux. It worked flawlessly but to have the software and for it to tell me when I had email would of been great. Plus I could of put the cd in and let it set it up for me so I would have not had to worry about dns and such. I just think it would of been great. As far has how much to pay it would of payed for itself always a noob looking for an easy way to get internet working.

It would help if you specified the actual name of the software you use and want ported or the name of the ISP that gives you this software....

Regards.

jeremy 10-19-2003 12:48 PM

XavierP,

Good question. I'll create a separate thread for games in the Games forum. I think it would make the most sense to keep them separated.

--jeremy

trickykid 10-19-2003 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Kurt M. Weber
VirtuaGirl...
Can't get a date I presume... ? Seriously, I don't think were covering this type of software or find it appropiate on a site like this.

Regards.

jeremy 10-19-2003 12:53 PM

Here is the games thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=105965

You snuck your response in while I was typing Drew ;) While games are software I think since they have a sub-forum a separate thread makes sense.

--jeremy

corbintechboy 10-19-2003 12:57 PM

Earthlink
 
hello,


I did put earthlink in the post I meant the earthlink connection plus software. I am sorry if I was not clear.

trickykid 10-19-2003 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jeremy
Here is the games thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=105965

You snuck your response in while I was typing Drew ;) While games are software I think since they have a sub-forum a separate thread makes sense.

--jeremy

Works for me, your the boss... :p

XavierP 10-19-2003 01:01 PM

Trickykid - apologies, I read it as if you were having to drop back into Windows> Maybe I'll keep my big mouth (keyboard?) shut in future. :P

Thanks Jeremy, I had visions of this thread becoming overrun and actual programs being buried by requests fo certain games.

I have seen some games sites offer a small program to allow their Windows games run on Linux. If this were possible for programs then we wouldn't need to buy 2 versions of the software.

I know of a few people who would switch if Macromedia would allow ports.

Nechos 10-19-2003 01:09 PM

it's photoshop and dreamweaver i'd like to see under linux...
nero is great peace of software, it really should be ported...i've tried at least dozen of burning apps, but nero is n 1

banderson 10-19-2003 02:35 PM

I wish sprint would write a Linux version of their wireless card manager, so I could use my wireless internet card under Linux.

dtee 10-19-2003 02:43 PM

Speech recognition program like DragonNaturally Speaking Preferred.

I am a translator, and the biggest boost in personal productivity came when I bought DNS. Linux will not be my office system until there is a comparable speech recognition program. I'd certainly be willing to pay the market price.

megaspaz 10-19-2003 03:09 PM

nothing really new here from my end.

photoshop
illustrator
indesign
bryce
coreldraw
macromedia studiomx

i wouldn't actually be willing to pay full price, but i would pay the student/educational discount
:jawa:

hindenbergbaby 10-19-2003 03:48 PM

I'm too newb to use Wine at this point, and there's really nothing new to post here, so chalk up one more vote for Dreamweaver MX, Paint Shop Pro (which, call me crazy, but I like more than Photoshop), and boy, I'd never use Windows again if a) I could get Black and White working under Linux (or XP, or Win2k... has anyone gotten that to run on ANY OS?) or the Sims 2 when it comes out.

But the big one: DREAMWEAVER. Quanta is nice, yes. But it's just not Dreamweaver.

shoe

Edit: I bought Macromedia Studio MX with a student discount... would be willing to pay that $200 alone for Dreamweaver.


k_brother 10-19-2003 04:50 PM

I'm wondering what efforts does it cost company's to port their games to another platform. Do they have to rewrite the code entirely or is it easyer than that.

And if anyone is ambitous: make a program that port window programs to linux programs. So I buy Photoshop and port it with that program (that I also bought, sounds pretty legal). :-D I know I'm dreaming if it was possible somebody would of thought about it before and be f*cking rich now :-D.

But anyway the base question: what efforts does it takes for company's to port their software.

frieza 10-19-2003 05:31 PM

hmm, how while im dreaming, how about qbasic

Mike Blick 10-19-2003 07:00 PM

Quicktime player. I know mplayer supports it but sometimes its still hard to get those really new movie trailors to work.

speck 10-19-2003 08:03 PM

Reason and OOTP

Speck

frieza 10-19-2003 08:20 PM

playerpro, true it isn't free, but it's a really kick a** mod player with a really great interface

rberry88 10-19-2003 08:26 PM

My only remaining use for Winblows is Activesync for my PocketPC. I doubt MS would allow it to be ported but we can dream.
note: I have looked at the linux alternative but its not quite ready for prime-time yet.

rberry88

megaspaz 10-19-2003 08:40 PM

oh yeah. i guess softex's bay manager would be a nice one to port over for laptop users.

mcleodnine 10-20-2003 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by banderson
I wish sprint would write a Linux version of their wireless card manager, so I could use my wireless internet card under Linux.
Damn. I'm pretty sure that the GPRS wireless cards are covered in the 2.4.20+ kernels because I just ordered a $550 card card from my cell provider based on a lot of Googling. If I read the docs correctly it's just a matter of treating the cards as modems with IP/name server info added by the user. Otherwise it's a short hop to eBay :)

dukeinlondon 10-20-2003 03:39 AM

Fusion net objects. Linux needs a website editor for beginners.

macewan 10-20-2003 06:37 AM

i'd like to see what disney and the other studios did to fund codeweavers happen more often. they funded them to have photoshop7 work under codeweavers2.

this is more practical than trying to port everything currently on the market to Linux.

bitpicker 10-20-2003 07:53 AM

Let me just add my voice to the chorus of 'Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Corel Draw' and whatever other publishing software there is both in bitmap, vector graphics and DTP.

I'd be ok with GIMP for bitmaps if it supported CMYK and process colours better, and if Linux had decent support for tablets. Scribus looks promising for DTP, but there is nothing to compete with Corel Draw, Freehand or Illustrator yet.

Payment is of course the other problem - with the exception of Corel Draw these programs in their Windows versions are much too expensive for the consumer market while the professional target group is (as I believe) not the target group for Linux yet, they often use not even PCs but Macs.

Let's say that for a powerful vector graphics software, ported or new, I'd be willing to pay up to 300,- depending on features.

Robin

mfeat 10-20-2003 09:10 AM

TurboTax

XavierP 10-20-2003 09:18 AM

With the above in mind - Sage and MS Money. 2 extremely popular programs.

FLOODS 10-20-2003 09:26 AM

My DirecWay software for satellite internet. Guess this is over with now though, because they came out with a new modem that doesn't connect through USB (uses a NIC card now), and has on board drivers. Glad they saw the light, even though they said they won't support Linux. They did it for mac users.

ichbinesderelch 10-20-2003 11:35 AM

i would like to have some stuff for 'sony net md players', like openmg jukebox, to transfer music files to my md player without changin to windows..

ichbinesderelch 10-20-2003 11:45 AM

just found out that there is some project up and running..

tcaptain 10-20-2003 11:55 AM

D'Music for me. Its one piece of software that stops me from wiping windows from my network completely since so far I've been unable to use my SO's mp3 player in linux.

Otherwise, personally...its mostly the games I miss, the apps I pretty much have replaced now.

Edward78 10-20-2003 11:57 AM

McAffee (SP) Firewall, The guys on the screen savers (on techtv) said it is the best consumer firewall, and Ulead Cool3d (all versions) would be good, that is a pretty cool graphics app.

donlinux 10-20-2003 12:03 PM

You can add me to the Photoshop list. I'd also like to see some type of a gui relational database. Open office doesn't have one that I know of and SQL is not my cup of tea. I hate to admit that I still use Access but it's the best game in town right now. Tried it with Crossover and it does have some limitations. I'd also like to see a sync program to sync a database to my palm. I'm currently using smartlist to go on my windoze box. I've been unable to find a decent gui frontend to any virus software or spam killers although I'm early on in my search.

hw-tph 10-20-2003 12:40 PM

Emagic Logic Audio and Propellerheads Reason...these two apps are the reason I still have a Windows partition on my desktop. Hmmm....perhaps I should go knock on the Propellerheads' door? Their office is just down a block from here. :)

hw

Nechos 10-20-2003 04:23 PM

norton utilities(and antivirus too, but not so important for linux ;) ) is a great piece of software, i use it to "heal" windows all the time...

Pete Dogg 10-20-2003 05:49 PM

most important:
1) Dreamweaver - willing to pay $100
2) Fireworks - willing to pay $100
3) Paint Shop Pro - willing to pay $80
would like:
4) Photoshop (not for me personally, but others like it)
5) MS Active Sync (although if i switch completely, i can just buy a linux pda)
might be nice:
6) Kazaa

chii-chan 10-20-2003 08:33 PM

virtualdub
macromedia flash mx
kazaalite
ms office
easy to use gui?

darkseed2g3 10-20-2003 10:31 PM

I would like to see visual basic and some microsoft VC++ on linux , or maybe that
microsoft flight simulator or maybe even internet explorer. Hopefully someone took that sarcasim and ran with it. But in all serious I would like to see Snood. Thats such a hot game. Or maybe even Subseven :) just joking

darkseed2g3 10-20-2003 10:49 PM

For everyone out there, remember one thing. If there is a will there is away. Most of the programs i used in Windoze, I have personally made an equivlent to it. Or found someone else who has. Dont complain , learn a programming langauge and figure it out. Whats the worst that happens. You make the program and make mad money off it. I hate people who complain about things but arent willing to figure out a fix. Oh wow, you guys figured out how to send an email to someone telling them what SOFTWARE you want. Im not sure but one of the reasons of linux was to be diffrent. Its a smarter os and you still wanna use some store bought, spoon feed, canned software from the linux rejects. Where do you think the people who couldnt handle linux went, to microsoft . They where to scared. I am willing to help anyone , anytime , anyday , anywhere port software that is like the sh*t you used to use on your Wincrap pc. If someone wants to make some money, email me and Ill give a hand.

jayakrishnan 10-21-2003 03:50 AM

age of mythology

jnicol 10-21-2003 05:08 AM

This is my first post on this forum: Greetings to all of you guys!

I would like to see:

Steinberg's Cubase SX
Emagic's Logic

ps. Emagic has already stopped the support on Windows platforms, and the forthcoming versions of the product will be only supported on Mac's.

As far as wave editing programs Linux has plenty!

NewtonIX 10-21-2003 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by trickykid
I'll start off I suppose. When I'm lazy, I have to admit, I do like using Dreamweaver to create web pages. So that is one application I wouldn't mind being ported over.

And of course a second one would be Photoshop. I like the Gimp but I still can't wing myself from not using Photoshop for graphic editing/creation needs.

Cheers.

I second that

Gimp and Blue fish work but its just not the same

Obi-Wan_Kenobi 10-21-2003 10:16 AM

I would love to see Photoshop on Linux. I'd pay money for that! I know GIMP is cool and all, but it still doesn't match Photoshop for features. I would say Photoshop is the single proprietary software I know of which is worth every dollar it costs (unlike a certain brand of proprietary x86 operating systems, which isn't worth the price of the little discs it comes on).

Photoshop exists for OS X (which is cool), but I can't afford a Mac... :(

-= Obi-Wan =-

Pcghost 10-21-2003 10:52 AM

I would like to see competing products to MS Streets and Trips, as well as Age of Empires and Age of Mythology. I would really like to see a version of intellisync that runs on linux so maybe we could sync our Zaurus devices.


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