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Tuxluver 02-09-2005 08:01 AM

Hehe
 
Quote:

Originally posted by linuxnoobhelp

Internet Explorer- no better browser

Are you sure you don't mean "no worse browser"???

Snipersnest 02-09-2005 08:44 AM

Who would want "Internet Exploder" on thier Linux box as a primary browser??

You people don't really understand that MS products won't be ported to Linux.....To me thats the whole point behind Linux, its to forget MS.

I still wouldn't mind seeing a better Photoshop program, Gimp is ok...but people have gotten used to the Photoshop layout. I also want to see ImageReady...It'd be handy to have, it won't run on Wine either :(

henryg 02-09-2005 12:03 PM

Re:
 
most people are not technically inclined
most don't even know what linux is - and that includes IT staff, teachers, technical support helplines
looks like i am exagerating?
just ask anyone in the street - do a survey

people still equate computers with windows
so a lot of innocence is to be expected if
the rare occasion happens of such user migrating

i say its a bonus and i say we should go very very easy
on the complete non-technical newcomer.

people never seen another browser but internet explorer
and got extremely used to it
not everyone are smart whizz kids like us :)

if you are understanding and patient
you won't scare these people running back into windows

one utterly non-technical person that migrates to linux
is one wave of spam less to worry about
their pcs are hosts to these things
and obviously they are not aware.

go gentle ok?

.. i dont mind flaming "experienced" people - that is alright :p

danieljames 02-09-2005 06:49 PM

I agree
 
Quote:

Originally posted by ceedeedoos
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 :)

Yes, this would be great. I am a Psych student and that would be great. It is kind of irrelevant that OOo does a lot of the same stuff, since SPSS is a respected and expected lab tool.

also be great to see macromedia porting their gear.

gypsy_rabbi 02-10-2005 11:09 PM

The coolest command I've ever seen is also the simplest: on the Mac command-line, you can say "open file" and it'll Do The Right Thing (figure out how to open it, pull it up, make coffee, etc.).

I think Windows has something similar too: you can just type the filename on the command line and it'll pick the right software to open it. It still surprises me that the Linux command line, usually so powerful, can't do that by default (yes, I know you can turn on options in the kernel that'll let you do this, but even that doesn't work as well as the Mac version).

GR

jc_firestorm 02-10-2005 11:24 PM

Maxthon (internet explorer)
Mozilla is great and all, its just not my bag...btw where can i get wineX?

Russ_m9 02-11-2005 12:51 AM

well i would like see:

1.Unreal Editor (any Version)
2.Liberty Basic (for my Kids)
3.Shockwave Plugin (for my kids and wife they love Neopets)

and that would make me a happy person all around.

Russ

Snipersnest 02-11-2005 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by jc_firestorm
Maxthon (internet explorer)
Mozilla is great and all, its just not my bag...btw where can i get wineX?

Well WineX is no longer supported...They've started calling the project Cedega now. It costs $15 for the initial download and $5 a month after 3 months. The $5 is only for getting support on the forums and getting new updates. So once you pay the $15 your good for 3 months worth of updates and the program is yours.

www.TransGaming.com

switcher 02-11-2005 11:41 AM

iTunes
or someone make gtkpod usable it is pathethic as of now.
Winamp or any audio/video player that does not crash like totem or xmms and such I saw winamp for linux the other day but does not look good.
I never thought I will use real player and it is a sad statement when M$ media player 10 is also better than anything on Linux platform by factor of 10 in terms of out of the box usability and features. Seriously it is a shame of the whole open source community not to be able to write anything that just works on majority of formats you have to get real player for that yuck.
Anything else hmm for me I would love with something like all of adobe software and we would happy like piggies.
Direct x 9


:D

KimVette 02-11-2005 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by gypsy_rabbi
The coolest command I've ever seen is also the simplest: on the Mac command-line, you can say "open file" and it'll Do The Right Thing (figure out how to open it, pull it up, make coffee, etc.).

I think Windows has something similar too: you can just type the filename on the command line and it'll pick the right software to open it.
GR

The equivalent on Windows is "start"

also BTW if you really want that functionality in X on Linux, do some searching on this board - I think there was a script or utility discussed a couple of weeks ago which offers similar functionality in Linux.

SabaumLinux 02-11-2005 08:14 PM

what about port the game Warcraft 3 to linux?? i like this game very much and i imagine it won't be easy.. but this will really be a revolution for the players of this game. Lineage 2 is a good game too, think about it....

netsurf 02-12-2005 08:14 AM

hmmm some sort of profile manager for wine would be useful so that people would be able to load all the settings for that piece of software so i
could look online for the problem that have been solved this would be very popular for newbes as all they would have to do is load the profile and run program what do you think?

Present 02-12-2005 05:31 PM

ANY GOOD ACCOUNTING PACKAGE!!!

Such as:
Peachtree
DAC
QuickBooks Pro

First mover here wins the market share!

hamza11050 02-12-2005 06:07 PM

i would like RDC from windowz to be ported to linux and the client from the MAC. i would like to start up a kde session from my Mac os X panther. i dont mind how slow it is, i just want to get it up.

henryg 02-12-2005 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Present
ANY GOOD ACCOUNTING PACKAGE!!!

Such as:
Peachtree
DAC
QuickBooks Pro

First mover here wins the market share!

dunno if these are good but am compiling a list of them:


MoneyDance
Quasar
Linux General Ledger

if you know of any more please let me know

also check this:

http://www.linuxsoft.cz/en/sw_list.php?id_kategory=32


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