Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2009, 06:27 PM   #3601
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0

Hi All,

I would like to see in my eeepc 701 (512mb)
with ¨basic¨ Xandros
also an option for installation of The Gimp
as where now is only Picasa, but Picasa is
not the same, has a different aim; then there
is kpaint as kde is in the background,
and perhaps this is good for an
additional paint program, but the help files
have to be downloaded from the Internet and
are not inside eeepc, and i do not see that
quickly how to change the background of a
picture for example in ¨transparent¨ in this
kpaint (this is why i tried to look for a help file...), which is easy in The Gimp.

I want to say that the basic Xandros is good
for (in all respect!!!!) computer illiterate
people like my mother, please bear in mind that for her eeepc 701 with
the basic xandros is a relief, but for people
experienced with more programs i guess gimp
must be included in the installation options
of this ¨basic easy simple¨ Xandros in the
eeepc 701.

Yet i may have more questions on eeepc 701 with kde in the background as where it comes to how to ¨unconstrain windows¨
and if i am not wrong especially kde windowsize is problematic, as xandros is using icewm; but perhaps this is too much eeepc 701 specific?? Not sure...

Also i would like to have more options for webbrowsers in my xandros eeepc 701, additional to firefox only; i do not have my sweet eeepc 701 for too long and have not experienced yet how to upload files onto a website in secure mode, but i know there must be a solution for this (or: i hope so).

If the simple basic Xandros at eeepc 701 can be modified like any linux system, it is okay for me when this (extra browsers, www file upload possibility) is not all pre-installed as long as some way to make this work in a reliable and technically secure way is possible and
helpful documentation (i am not an expert).

But so for installation option in a one click way of a complete version of The Gimp for my eeepc 701 xandros ¨basic¨ i would welcome.

I like the ´emptiness' of the Xandros ¨basic¨ version eeepc 701, but again:
then a one click away installation/remove option of The Gimp i guess does not clutter the ´emptiness´
as to where it could scare away
computer illiterate people who, as far as i noticed, now feel relief with the simple xandros eeepc 701 way (in comparison to ALL other computer systems known..., so i guess this is also
great about Linux: to make a very easy distribution for those for whom computer never will be ¨their thing¨ and i am also thinking now about the price tag as the linux version eeepc 701 is really very affordable and believe me how much stress all this all in all is preventing).

Myself i now am trying to find a
way to get The Gimp for my xandros
eeepc 701 ¨512mb¨, apart from other ´additional´ webbrowsers and try also to find how to get ssh access onto remote servers (my webspaces).

Hope i have expressed myself clear
for computer technical environment...

Best Wishes and many thanks for your support in documentation and helpful sudo commandline ¨syntax¨"and what more.
Patience on both sides...

***After several hours... i somehow
have been capable to install GIMP
in the ¨factory settings¨ Xandros version of the eeepc 701 series
512mb... and it seems to work, i am
happily surprised after a lot of searching and researching info of the geeks outthere. Thank you all, geeks, and thank myself for having persisted to try... but so GIMP installed here now at eeepc 701 ¨simple mode¨ Xandros...

happy... So the news may perhaps be that installing GIMP in this Xandros-version of the eeepc ¨701¨ is possible. But if you ask me how i did it, i am no geek and do not remember exactly now but only that i combined forum information and other www pages that i found and it took me hours but so gimp successfully installed in my system eeepc 701 xandros ¨basic¨ here. Sigh. Thanks again Geeks! ****

Last edited by ronny_d; 02-26-2009 at 05:01 AM. Reason: gimp suddenly successfully installed
Old 02-26-2009, 10:53 AM   #3602
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: Michigan, USA
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15

Originally Posted by LuisVIII View Post
I would like that in wine, one could install any windows (pirate) program we would like to, without no problem and as in windows, the wine could admit the cracks, for example, AutoCad, adobe package etc.
Perhaps you should license the proprietary software and use it legally? Pirating software is a crime. If you pirate software you are a criminal; please leave and don't sully the reputation of the Open Source community with your illegal and unethical use of software.
Old 02-26-2009, 10:55 AM   #3603
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: Michigan, USA
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
Start a new thread

Originally Posted by ronny_d View Post
I would like to see in my eeepc 701 (512mb)
with ¨basic¨ Xandros also an option for installation of The Gimp
as where now is only Picasa,
This is not about porting software to LINUX but a distribution specific question. You should start a new thread. Or perhaps there is forum specifically for EEE or netbook users.
Old 02-27-2009, 01:01 PM   #3604
Tux Rules
Registered: Feb 2009
Location: at my place
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 25
Hey ronny_d no offense man, but when you write some paragraphs in a forum, it has to be as short and concise as it can be. As I see it you really tried to put in a single page only your "thing", and that's not really nice. At the beginning you could wrote longer sentences in a row, and you definitely could use shorter spaces between paragraphs.

See as I've just did :-), a single enter between paragraphs it's more than enough, and yeah you should open a new tread for your problems of interest. Please don't take it as an offense or something like this, I'm just making a fair observation, 'cause you should never stop learning as long as you live. I know this from my own experience.

It's amazing how much you can say in such a few words, doesn't it?
Old 02-27-2009, 01:01 PM   #3605
Tux Rules
Registered: Feb 2009
Location: at my place
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 25

Last edited by Tux Rules; 02-27-2009 at 01:07 PM.
Old 02-27-2009, 05:06 PM   #3606
Registered: Mar 2008
Distribution: Ubuntu Lucid
Posts: 131

Rep: Reputation: 19
SourceBoost PIC C compilers

SourceBoost PIC C compilers because then i'd actually buy a copy. stick that in your pipe and smoke it :P this will never happen, but Halo too!!

heh heh. bill gates will never crumble (ARS*!!)

Old 02-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #3607
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2008
Location: Minnesota (USA)
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
Another vote for UltraVNC. As I spend much of my day remoting into servers all over the country, its an app I cannot live without. Currently using it through Wine but would be nice to have a linux version. Due to increased security with the latest versions (if memory serves UltraVNC 1.0.2) WinVNC, TightVNC and any others I have tried are not compatible due to security and when setup to authenticate to the domain.
Old 02-28-2009, 08:39 PM   #3608
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0

There must always be an xterm.

Needless to say.
Old 03-02-2009, 10:28 AM   #3609
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2009
Location: SW Michigan
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quicken, TaxAct, and Family Tree Maker
Old 03-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #3610
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: California,USA
Distribution: Archlinux
Posts: 206

Rep: Reputation: 21
Adobe photoshop !!
Old 03-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #3611
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Chilliwack,BC.Canada
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 2,079

Rep: Reputation: 58
Originally Posted by ronny_d View Post

There must always be an xterm.

Needless to say.
are you sure you are in the right thread?
Old 03-02-2009, 06:16 PM   #3612
Vasile Sorin
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Bucharest-Romania
Distribution: Linux Mint 8 - Helena
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 16
all Adobe products

all Adobe products
Old 03-02-2009, 10:00 PM   #3613
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: varanasi,india
Distribution: FC4
Posts: 74

Rep: Reputation: 15
I'm darn sure people must have asked for this before, but this thread's gotten so long that its going to take a lot of time
to sift through each post.

I would really love to see Google Talk ported to linux.

Of course, there are alternatives, but they have their quirks.
1. pidgin (no voice... the voice/video part is in development but I dont suppose they have an ETA for that)
2. Empathy (bad voice quality... still this is the best available out there :-/)
3. jabbin ( everytime someone suggests me this, I give it a shot... but it still has to work for me)
Old 03-03-2009, 06:20 PM   #3614
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Windows 8.1, Debian 7
Posts: 91

Rep: Reputation: 49
World of Warcraft! =)
Really bugs me that I have to use Windows to play this!
Old 03-04-2009, 02:59 AM   #3615
Josef Lauei
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2008
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
SPSS. It is the only reason why I still have to use Sun's Virtual Box. All other software that I use (including the expensive Mathematica) has a Linux version. Has anyone tried installing and running SPSS under Wine?


cad, clone, debian, dreamweaver, drivers, editing, editor, education, eeepc, elite, etch, flash, future, gimp, itunes, keyboard, kppp, linux, lotus, macro, macromedia, mandriva2007, modem, music, news, newsreader, nntp, office, open,, pdf, photoshop, pim, port, porting, poster, printing, program, programs, quicken, recognition, shockwave, sled, software, softwares, sound, source, speech, suse, usenet, video, wvdial, xandros

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What games would you like to see ported to Linux? jeremy Linux - Games 1515 Today 03:16 AM
Linux Programs Ported to Windoze ddpicard General 15 08-05-2010 07:59 PM
Has Winamp been ported to Linux? neilcpp Linux - Software 48 05-31-2010 04:00 PM
Exeem to be ported to linux cadj Linux - Networking 0 01-27-2005 12:02 AM
New Forums! Want a game ported to Linux? Jimbobbob Linux - Games 5 10-04-2003 02:31 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration