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Old 08-27-2020, 08:47 AM   #6751
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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, 04:01 PM   #6752
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Gnome Commander

Why I can't install it from Software Manager?
 
Old 09-09-2020, 07:15 AM   #6753
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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, 01:01 PM   #6754
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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, 08:55 AM   #6755
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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.
 
Old 11-16-2020, 01:20 PM   #6756
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This may have been mentioned already but I miss BBEdit and would like a Linux version, although it is certainly never going to happen.
I also liked Airmail until they started charging a monthly fee.
 
Old 11-18-2020, 09:13 PM   #6757
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A light version with All games removed, their nothing but a waste of space for me.
A better app`s list incorporating apps that will work with debian from Mint - Ubuntu - Arch Linux etc.
I think it`s about time app`s - packages were made to work with all Linux distros not just a specific one, this would make Linux the new Windows and quickly take market share away from windows.
Abetter PM system would be nice Pigeon just doesn`t cut it.
Something peer to peer - 1 to 1 and encrypted.
Something simple to allow webrtc web-cams, p2p 1 to 1 for communication or one to many with a limit of course that could use a vpn to hide ip address ** if user already has one **
You can add MYKI password manager just ask the company first but it is free for personal use.
A built in security program to lock files - folders so they can`t be "edited - moved - deleted - opened " without a password with encryption for all file types.
 
Old 11-19-2020, 02:20 AM   #6758
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^ Give me a penny for every utterly inconsequential "call to arms" post like this!
This post is created from a blueprint, versions of which I've seen dozens of times during the past decade or so.

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A light version with All games removed, their nothing but a waste of space for me.
I assume you mean a distro. This already exists. Have you taken a deep look at all the distros on distrowatch.com? Apparently not.

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I think it's about time app's - packages were made to work with all Linux distros not just a specific one
"I think it's about time" - that's code for "I'm not a developer but I know exactly how you should develop it".
Personally, I shudder at the brave new world you envision.
I like my distro & its package management & the packages provided just the way they are. Maybe because I actually understand how they work.
But hey, what you want already exists, it's called snaps/flatpak/appimage and it's a f***ing disaster esp. for newbs like you. Plenty posts here on LQ to prove that.
Also, this xkcd applies.

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this would make Linux the new Windows and quickly take market share away from windows.
The new Windows? No thank you.
Anyhow, what market share? You are comparing apples to oranges. MS sells Windows, and makes deals with manufacturers. I do not want GNU/Linux to do any of that. I want FOSS to remain a (fundamentally) non-commercial grassroot thing, not more corporate.

The rest of your post is just a whine & moan about certain apps that don't do exactly what you want.
If you actually bothered to roll up your sleeves and get into it you'd realise that it's all there, all the features and improvements you "demand".
 
Old 11-20-2020, 12:25 AM   #6759
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Add Tor Browser.
 
Old 11-20-2020, 02:19 AM   #6760
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Add Tor Browser.
And that is just complete nonsense.
 
Old 11-20-2020, 10:56 AM   #6761
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Add Tor Browser.
I take it that you did not give that any thought or even a second of research before posting. Perhaps you should now.
 
Old 04-15-2021, 10:32 PM   #6762
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I think the Adobe platform should be ported over to Linux. The Adobe group says there is no way that will happen. Maybe we could get Magic's Vegas Pro ported over also. Maybe all the Corel Programs also
 
Old 04-16-2021, 04:53 AM   #6763
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I think the Adobe platform should be ported over to Linux. The Adobe group says there is no way that will happen. Maybe we could get Magic's Vegas Pro ported over also. Maybe all the Corel Programs also
Follow the money.
I don't know about Adobe, but years ago Corel had "Corel Linux' and "WordPerfect Office for Linux." Along came bent willy G who made a $135 dollar (Canadian) "investment" in Corel and within weeks both of the aforementioned products disappeared without so much as a whisper.
 
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:33 AM   #6764
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Follow the money.
I don't know about Adobe, but years ago Corel had "Corel Linux' and "WordPerfect Office for Linux." Along came bent willy G who made a $135 dollar (Canadian) "investment" in Corel and within weeks both of the aforementioned products disappeared without so much as a whisper.
I remember that. Think I even installed it. If memory serves, it even worked fairly well. I keep Win 7 on a virtual drive so I can use Corel.
 
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:35 AM   #6765
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Toad for Oracle
Toad for DB2
Toad Edge

There was also Free Toad (like in “free toad sloth ), but I cannot find it now.

Chances are, I would not be here, if there had not been Toad ...

Edit: I am aware of the fact that you do not need Toad to do anything that Toad does. But you know why I want this tool if you have ever used any one of its incarnations.

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