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Old 04-05-2010, 08:07 AM   #4111
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Originally Posted by puszikam View Post
Would like to have Quicken and an Income Tax program (e.g. TaxAct) ported.
I just did my taxes on-line with TaxAct (and LinuxMint). Unless you want to go back and re-do it, you don't have to download and install and keep anything. If I want to change a number here and there, I can import the PDF into OpenOffice and edit it. I'd rather use Linux and a secure website than a standalone program on Windows. Death, taxes and Windows malware....
Old 04-05-2010, 12:15 PM   #4112
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And of course there are tools like GNUCash that could be used in place of Quicken.
Old 04-05-2010, 01:34 PM   #4113
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"Ping Plotter"
guess it's a gem of a program, especially when we're connected to terrible ISP's. Was just googling around for Ping plotter for Linux and see there's a high demand.
Old 04-06-2010, 11:29 AM   #4114
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Originally Posted by MensaWater View Post
And of course there are tools like GNUCash that could be used in place of Quicken.
Tried it and it doesn't really compare to Quicken. Besides I have many data files with Quicken backup as well as several years of Quicken data.
Haven't tried TaxAct
Old 04-08-2010, 05:44 AM   #4115
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Originally Posted by MensaWater View Post
If it were up to me the Federal government and the States themselves would at least have on line fill in and submit forms. There is no reason we should have to pay a 3rd party to interact with our government via the internet in the information age. Some states do have this capability already - e.g. North Carolina.

What gets me is most of them DO allow for online payment. They're happy to accelerate you getting money to them but nothing else.

This year I had to file my Federal by paper since that is the only way to submit proof for the new home buyer's credit - that too is ridiculous in my opinion. These days we have copiers that can scan and convert documents into PDFs for email. Why don't taxing authorities have ways to submit docs like that?
In the UK not only can we enter online the Government encourages you (you have longer deadlines etc).
Old 04-14-2010, 08:29 PM   #4116
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We need full open driver support for every piece of hardware out there. Especially network cards, webcams, special laptop features like extra keys, tv cards (usb!), etc...
Closed source programs I would not prefer in the Linux environment. Lets not waste time on getting closed source programs ported. At the end of the day it will all be a question of return on investment for the big software companies out there to continue a Linux product line or not.
And sometimes they just can't be bothered maintaining to development cycles anymore. So there goes your own investment and upgrade advantage!
Remember PhotoShop used to be available for Linux...
Lets stay independent and make a positive contribution to the open source alternatives out there! Get involved, contribute!!!
Old 04-15-2010, 02:45 AM   #4117
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Lightbulb Ham Radio DeLuxe or similar ?


I don't have the time to go through 275 pages of request or replies and I may have already posted this before. My brain's memory is failing me more an more these days.

There is an bloated-coded, WIN program for Amateur (Ham) Radio use called Ham Radio DeLuxe. It allows ham operators to use digital communications modes (cw, PSK-31, PSK-64, BPSK. Hellschriber, etc.), log contacts, save them in contest formats and other neat programs included.

The author has refused to code it, but does give the code away as "open source" as I last understood. I don't have the brain to learn or re-learn programing, but it would be worth fifty dollars (US) to have this as a much smaller coded, Linux application. It would be better if it were FREE, like it's WIN predecessor.

IF WIN HRD doesn't have it, it would be nice to have a Grey Line forecaster, Great Circle map for plotting DX paths for reception and transmission and a World clock map showing the current time (In relation to GMT, UTC, or Zulu).

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Old 04-15-2010, 01:55 PM   #4118
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SPSS, Endnote, and QSR's NIVO 9 would be useful to me.
Old 04-15-2010, 10:25 PM   #4119
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One app, MediaMonkey, best music manager I've seen and user friendly---no configure this and configure that. Would be nice to have the rest it would give me. I wonder if there is an up-to-date tutorial on how to import MM using Wine? I've been looking for days, but most material is way old. I'm a newbie which means I know how to do very little in Linux Mint 8, especially if it involves using command line---of course, I'm very good at copy and pasting.
Old 04-16-2010, 06:37 AM   #4120
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@lindam: Have you try Amarok (KDE)? I think it's good for music management. I used MediaMonkey before, it's quite slow for my box (or may be my library is too big for my box? )

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:24 PM   #4121
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vietred---I have not tried Amarok, although I have been investigating the possibility. I tried VLC and I just am too ignorant of the nomenclature---too many things to configure that I have not the least clue. I wasn't even sure it was written in English. I need something EASY but thorough. I ended up uninstalling vlc and replacing with Banshee. I like Banshee, but it just isn't MediaMonkey.

When you said MM ran slow for you---was this in Linux through Wine? I'm still looking for a thorough but easy to understand instruction/tutorial on how to get MM using Wine and then how to correctly configure it so it is useable for me.

I won't quit using Linux if I can't get MM, but it keeps me going back to Vista just to use this one app and a couple others that I haven't found equivalents for in Linux.
Old 04-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #4122
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Originally Posted by KimVette View Post
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.
Eh, if someone can find that script, please post it here...
Old 04-20-2010, 04:32 AM   #4123
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TeraCopy. It's copy/move/paste speed is really shock.
Old 04-20-2010, 08:02 AM   #4124
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Originally Posted by vietred View Post
TeraCopy. It's copy/move/paste speed is really shock.
Total Commander on Windows and Krusader on Linux can do most of those functions, maybe even all of them (I am so far stuck with Krusader 1.9 on CentOS 5.x).

Have you tried latest versions of Krusader?
Old 04-21-2010, 05:40 AM   #4125
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Krusader? I'll give it a try. I'm using PCManFM (LXDE). P/s: LXDE + Ubuntu core is really fun, and tired too .


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