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Old 01-01-2019, 09:24 AM   #6601
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There's it's sister OS Chrome OS also which is similar but different and, also, converging.
And its other sister IOS (iPhones).
BTW: Mac OS (OS/X) is Unix-based too, although not Linux.
 
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:54 AM   #6602
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I think just Vegas Pro, openshot sucks, let's be honest
Have you tried DaVinci?
 
Old 01-02-2019, 12:55 PM   #6603
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By any chance does anybody know of any TurboTax or h&r block alternative for Linux? I think I can still use it online, but what am I missing out from the software version?
 
Old 01-03-2019, 05:27 AM   #6604
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By any chance does anybody know of any TurboTax or h&r block alternative for Linux? I think I can still use it online, but what am I missing out from the software version?
There's a thread on that; a quick glance doesn't look very hopeful.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ux-4175626092/

One of the few things that the UK government has done well, is Linux support for their tax software. All governments should do it.
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:50 PM   #6605
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There's a thread on that; a quick glance doesn't look very hopeful.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ux-4175626092/

One of the few things that the UK government has done well, is Linux support for their tax software. All governments should do it.
Thank you. This is helpful.
 
Old 01-05-2019, 08:19 AM   #6606
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The "community" is unwilling to make this simple effort. Clone the Win7 UI and ease of use. Stop the "find the hidden geek-tweak mystery" game with half UI and half cmd line interface and sys mgmt turning away new users by the millions.
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The Windows 7 U.I. was is and is holding the title of the best U.I. of all time. Linux needs to get with the times and go with a 100% G.U.I. option. There are some Linux distros that are close to 100% G.U.I. but not quite 100% yet as the command line gets thrown at you when you ask for help like it's the early 1980's.
not so wise words.



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Anybody that squeamish probably shouldn't be trying to administer a computer?
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there's a small Linux system with a tiny market share that you probably won't have hear of or seen called Android. It was specifically designed for people who don't want to bother about how their computer works and just want to use it.
wise words.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:45 AM   #6607
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By any chance does anybody know of any TurboTax or h&r block alternative for Linux? I think I can still use it online, but what am I missing out from the software version?
If you find something good, let me now please, I am also searchin' for decent alternatives
 
Old 01-08-2019, 11:02 AM   #6608
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While I understand this thread is lengthy and a bit nebulous, please try to keep it on topic moving forward.

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Old 01-16-2019, 06:33 PM   #6609
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My two all-time favourite computer applications are as follows:

ECCO Pro.
A Windows 95 Personal Information Manager. ECCO has been the best-loved program of its type. It's infinitely customizable. An unlimited outline structure is at the heart of all functions, with unlimited field lengths, which makes this application especially human-friendly. I've been using it for over 20 years, and still running it on a Windows XP box. Basic modes are scheduling, contacts, and general outlines. My life is in ECCO.

XyWrite.
The most powerful DOS Word Processor-Desktop Publishing program. Used in the magazine and newspaper industries during the 1980s, this is what was used to put out The New York Times and Smithsonian Magazine. XyWrite is controlled by a set of simple, easily-memorized commands. What I love about XyWrite is its lightning-fast handling. It's a writer's dream come true, allowing you to write almost as fast as you can think: the program doesn't bug you or interrupt your work.

Both of these programs never made it into the future due to strange happenings in the business arena. I like humane software: ECCO and XyWrite are at the top of my list, my all-time favorites.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:54 AM   #6610
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Hi:
You could try "Focus writer". I always liked the Commodore 64 software;they had a couple ,one was a database ,very simple to use ,and onother was like Scribus. .but much easier to use.
 
Old 01-17-2019, 02:43 AM   #6611
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XyWrite.
The most powerful DOS Word Processor-Desktop Publishing program. Used in the magazine and newspaper industries during the 1980s, this is what was used to put out The New York Times and Smithsonian Magazine. XyWrite is controlled by a set of simple, easily-memorized commands. What I love about XyWrite is its lightning-fast handling. It's a writer's dream come true, allowing you to write almost as fast as you can think: the program doesn't bug you or interrupt your work.
you can run it in a dosbox!
have you tried that?

if that doesn't work, there certainly is a few non-graphical (terminal) text editors with easily-memorized commants for linux, e.g. nano. that's not a word processor as such, but you could probably write LaTeX documents on it.
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:07 AM   #6612
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I would like to see a G.U.I. Luks encryption tool.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 05:03 AM   #6613
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I would like to see a G.U.I. Luks encryption tool.
GNOME Disks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME_Disks
 
Old 01-19-2019, 12:26 PM   #6614
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That doesn't have Luks encryption or any encryption.
 
Old 01-19-2019, 12:46 PM   #6615
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You could try "Focus writer".
There's a vim plugin with a similar idea:

https://github.com/junegunn/goyo.vim
 
  


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