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Old 03-19-2004, 07:01 PM   #661
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For all those out there wanting Dreamweaver, i sugges looking at Bluefish.

its great for the programming side, but if you after the wysiwyg side, i suggest Mozilla composer - or nvu, a new program based on mozilla composer.

About the kazaa thing, i know use GTK-Gnutella, and it does everything i needed kazaa to do
Old 03-19-2004, 07:12 PM   #662
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Buttonz & Tilez

A pair of small but useful Windows shareware utils for creating button sets and background tiles for web pages or whatever.

I know there's other apps out there that can do this, but I really liked these two - simple & easy interface, quick results, and a batch mode for creating a bunch of buttons in the same style.
Old 03-20-2004, 06:15 PM   #663
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Talking Alternatives Abound to ALL

well yes... it would be nice if one of these three "saw the light"....

1. quickbooks pro (intuit)
2. peachtree
3. DAC

we have used all three in our business, and have been in EXTENDED contact with all three requesting a port to linux. all three have been very ambivalent to the suggestion so our solution:

1. run proprietary software 1 more year using VMWare
2. run os alternative (sql-ledger most likely) at the same time, help with development if/when possible.
3. switch books next year and continue to help/promote os.

with the release of longhorn, many companies may take another look at linux, depending on the direction ms goes with it. if they have to recode to support longhorn, it may be worth the small expenditure to support linux during the next build.

bottom line
consider supporting/helping open-source alternatives if software companies don't care to port.

i realize the purpose of this thread is to help vendors identify the need to port to linux. and based on the hits so far, it seems to be gaining visibility and should serve its purpose for many programs. just remember os is about alternatives.

quick note to software companies:
the first one to port wins the market share! do you want to be the winner?
... plus, bonus note:
you cant camp in microsofts back yard forever. thats not how monopolies work. think about apps like netscape... eventually ms will want their back-yard BACK! wouldn't it be nice to have a broad and diverse operating-system base (beyond ms os's) when that happens?
Old 03-20-2004, 09:07 PM   #664
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That may be what happens that gets everyone involved with Linux.

It appears that Mozilla's taking over where Internet S*#$Sporer held.

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Old 03-21-2004, 01:33 AM   #665
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As a linux alternative to Kazaa/Kazaa lite, try Apollon. It connects to the Kazaa network (you need to download a plug in for the underlying network daemon) as well as OpenFastrack and Gnutella. Of course GTK-Gnutella is god too.

The linux kazaa client mentioned a page earlier has been locked out of the kazaa network, because they can't push ads to uses through it....
Old 03-21-2004, 03:44 PM   #666
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even thogh i hate microsoft i think the did a good job PhotoDraw i would like to see that ported
Old 03-21-2004, 05:33 PM   #667
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The one piece of software i'd like to see ported to linux is virtualpc!

At work, i use win2000 (installed over the supplied xp as there are apps i have to run under windows - Access, apache on win32, various apps we've written - I simply have to use windows as clients software relies on it.

I dont like windows, but i have to say win2k runs for a month without being restarted. Note i rely heavily on cygwin to cope with the shitty command line interface to win.

I LOVE virtualpc, as i can run linux on my desktop without restarting between it and windows all the time - i just wish i could do it the other way round (windows in a window on linux).

Sadly MS baught virtualpc, turned it into some "virtual server" thing... so i dont think we'll see vpc for linux - correct me if i'm wrong and there is a linux equivilent?
Old 03-22-2004, 02:22 AM   #668
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Cubase; Sonic Foundry Soundforge; Cakewalk.

I need a high-quality (many many 24/96 min) recording platform for my recording studio, and would love to run EVERYTHING through Linux. And I hate MACs too cuz ... well never mind, just an opinionated fellow . Actually, these programs may have a Linux release, I just haven't found any reference.
Old 03-22-2004, 09:58 AM   #669
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Webcam VCR software

I would like to find ANY type of webcam recorder for Linux similar to windows programs "Aloecam" "Webcam Watcher" , "Advanced LG" etc....only solution I found was to run Webcam Watcher in wine which uses more resources then I want to.

A webcam recorder cycles through a list of urls on a per cam basis (usually around 30 seconds) and pulls the current image if it has changed. A good one automatically slows down the pulls on inactive cams....
Old 03-22-2004, 03:45 PM   #670
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Toa Feng, which is supposedly only available for Xbox.
Old 03-22-2004, 04:51 PM   #671
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the intuit line of software like Quickbooks and Quicken.

the only reason i have not moved to linux a long time ago is Quickbooks does not run on linux that i am aware of. so im stuck in a M$ domain so i can access my accounting software via the LAN and TS(terminal service)

i am learning more about rdesktop now and love it, and do look forward to replaceing one of my workstations with linux and running rdesktop instead of win2k pro and TS.

if i could run quickbooks via linux, id drop my win2k server and install *nix to replace it and set up what ever is needed to run Quickbooks for my school.
Old 03-22-2004, 09:59 PM   #672
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I know there is already aim and yahoo messengers ported to linux but i would like to see voice over ip and video supprot in them...................... There are a few clones out that claim video support but ive had no luck

But video and audio support woule be nice in the yahoo and aim messenger ports...........
Old 03-23-2004, 11:48 AM   #673
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scp sftp ssh-agent

A GUI for ssh/scp thru numerous hosts. I know there is stuff like the fish protocol and other gui frontends for ssh conectivety in X but when you have to go "thru" hosts with ssh, as far as a firewall machine I have not found anything...
Old 03-23-2004, 11:52 AM   #674
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windows on linux (virtually)


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Old 03-23-2004, 12:01 PM   #675
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pdollb - cheers!
While thinking about it the other night, i figured somthing must exist....
After a bit on searching, i came accross vmware.
Now just have to fing time to try the demo, trash my win partition in the process and convince the boss to buy it for me!


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