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Old 08-27-2020, 07:14 AM   #6751
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AltspaceVR. The developers recently dropped support for two of their Android-based clients (Oculus Gear and the 2D Android app), leaving some of us high and dry, so a Linux version of any of the remaining clients would be nice.

More generally, VR works pretty well on Android but could be better on GNU/. Good support for any of the big PC-based headsets would be a leap forward. I think Steam is doing something in this direction.

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Old 08-27-2020, 07:47 AM   #6752
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No. It took me a while, but I realized I do not want ANYTHING ported to Linux.

Develop on Linux, and once you get it right port it to Windows, Mac, Android, and IOS.
It makes no sense to develop on the platform where development costs the MOST and then port it everywhere ELSE! Develop first on Linux where it is CHEAP, then port to other platforms.

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Old 09-08-2020, 03:01 PM   #6753
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Why I can't install it from Software Manager?
 
Old 09-09-2020, 06:15 AM   #6754
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Why I can't install it from Software Manager?
Mint (NOT MintDE) pulls software from parent UBUNTU repos. UBUNTU now supports several applications INCLUDING GIMP only as flatpack or snap packages.

Mint can use those, but the MINT team and most users object to the SNAP/FLATPACK requirement, overhead, and behavior. There is an alternate REPO you can add to get the real deal, instructions available on the internet.
(see https://ossmalta.eu/new-ubuntu-ppa-h...-ubuntu-20-04/ for detail.)

This, and my preference for Rolling release model, is what directs me to MintDE. MintDE pulls from the Debian repos, which gives it access to far more DEB applications without SNAP or FLATPACK. In some ways Mint (non-DE) is more polished, but you also have to put up with some *buntu based cruft, or deal with the fallout from *buntu based cruft.

(Not that Debian is perfect, but that -almost a team- does an AMAZING job. Especially considering how well they get along. Or don't!)
 
Old 09-11-2020, 12:01 PM   #6755
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SPSS .. It's a program for statistical analysis... though many things can be done in OpenOffice.org I haven't found any specific statistics program for linux that's interoperable with SPSS (university requirement)

so yes, SPSS would be on the top of my list
Hmm... You could try SPSS for Linux.
 
Old 09-12-2020, 07:55 AM   #6756
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Hmm... You could try SPSS for Linux.
Or PSPP, the open source clone of SPSS.

For pure statistical power, and ignoring SPSS compatibility, you could learn to code R. But that would be for grad work where publishing and results are more important than the University standard software.
 
  


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