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Old 12-17-2006, 09:02 AM   #2686
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A nice text editor, like source edit or notepad++

if there is a nice one for linux out there, please pm me
Old 12-17-2006, 12:43 PM   #2687
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Most assuredly "Quicken" followed by "Forte Agent" and "Directory Opus". One other program in addition to these "Linux stoppers", would be "DriveCrypt". Unless and until I can find suitable open source replacements for these programs, I'm stuck with Winders.
Old 12-17-2006, 01:25 PM   #2688
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Originally Posted by moredhel
A nice text editor, like source edit or notepad++
What about Kate (comes with KDE) or gedit (comes with Gnome)? Oh, and Bluefish is an excellent editor for web programming

tymentide - What about TrueCrypt instead of DriveCrypt? TrueCrypt is an extremely powerful encryption tool - just check out their site to find out what it can do.
Old 12-17-2006, 03:52 PM   #2689
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A nice WYSIWYG web editor (like Dreamweaver), Photoshop, and Flash.
Old 12-17-2006, 03:52 PM   #2690
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NetObjects Fusion - web editor

Koolmoves - flash animator (i'm told this works with wine)

Last edited by klarsin; 12-17-2006 at 03:54 PM.
Old 12-18-2006, 11:52 AM   #2691
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gedit is too simple, and so is kate really, but it's a bit better.

bluefish is just what I was looking for, thanks
Old 12-18-2006, 05:30 PM   #2692
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this thread and "Why Do You Use Linux or Why Did You Switch?" has to be the longest running post. First post was 10-19-13 by Jeremy. Lets hope the software venders sit up and take notice and follow Unreal Tournament's example
Old 12-18-2006, 07:04 PM   #2693
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Originally Posted by Pete Dogg
...6) Kazaa
I realise trying to leave a message for someone who posted a few years back is pointless, but still:

Kazaa is notorious for having installed so many adware, spyware, and other malicious programs on people's PCs.

Is there a version of LimeWire for linux? Last I checked it's open source, so it shouldn't be too hard to get a linux port.

Stuff I'd like to see:
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, or San Andreas
- Adobe Flash. Or a similar app from the open source community
- Hmm, I don't think there's anything else. I'm not too demanding from my PC.
Old 12-18-2006, 10:14 PM   #2694
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Yes Jorophose yes there is a version of limewaire for linuex. It comes in source and rpms. I don't about debs's
Old 12-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #2695
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Although I haven't done it for a while, I seem to remember installing limewire using apt-get a couple of years ago on a Knoppix box.

Of all the things I do with my computer, there are all sorts of open source and linux native apps for just about everything.

Except games, most of the biggies never see the light of day on linux. And the absence of half decent vendor supplyed drivers is a thorn in my side (I am particularly annoyed with PCI winmodems).
Old 12-20-2006, 12:01 AM   #2696
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Limewire is a Java program. It'll run on Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris, BSD and any other system that has a Java implementation ("write once, run anywhere").

And if you really want to get onto the KaZaA network, I suggest looking up the giFT daemon.
Old 12-20-2006, 03:24 PM   #2697
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Question Decent yahoo and paltalk tools

Yes, I know yahoo craps on the linux world it so freely steals from by rewriting protocols as often as some of them change their socks, it seems. As with Paltalk, it seems that a linux backend running system like them should be able to accomidate linux.

Desperately needing Paltalk and discovered this link somewhere to run it under GAIM.

Has anyone heard of it or gotten it to work? Would really hate to go back to window$ over something as silly as not being able to get into paltalk.

I did download and install and it gave no errors. There are no errors for any of it and am not getting this thing to work in paltalk.

If anyone would have any ideas, please let me know. I would be most grateful.

THanks in advance.
Old 12-21-2006, 01:50 PM   #2698
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Speaking of IM tools, gaim is great for talking to MSN messenger clients, but it doesn't support the "remote assistance" rubbish XP has built in. It seems very VNC like, is there any way to get VNC(or any other desktop sahring tool) to talk to it? It totaly annoys me that I have to use win XP to help my mum with her emails (the absolute only reason I use it). I would install VNC, but as a non technical long time windows user, as soon as she sees an icon she dosen't recognise (even one that I piont out when I install it) the machine is at the store for a reinstall faster that you can say "spyware, what spyware?".
Old 12-23-2006, 09:40 AM   #2699
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Bible Codes/Torah Codes

And please don't tell me it will work with WINE... WINE doesn't work on my AMD64-FC6(i386) system.
I have MEGA-GIGABYTES of disk space 1.5GB of RAM a stable environment, but there is a real hang in WINE... so... Porting such an app to Linux would make my research project a LOT easier than working out the research papers on my FC6 with 'TeX and using M$xp to view the textual content via disk switching.
my two cents.
Old 12-26-2006, 07:10 AM   #2700
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editplus just because it has that nice ftp plugin.


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