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Old 09-14-2021, 10:50 AM   #6796
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All distros & desk top environments aren't as feature rich
Manjaro has brave, chromium & chrome in the repository
If you want to stay in the shallow water do a from scratch KDE or Gnome install, which have a more complete set of defaults, the other DE's require more set up
 
Old 09-14-2021, 12:25 PM   #6797
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Oh, good to know... Thanks
 
Old 09-14-2021, 11:28 PM   #6798
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Messengers at all

Linux sorely lacks messenger support.
For example China's QQ or WeChat for Desktop.
For QQ it have some Linux client but it works somehow incomprehensibly. And it cannot be launched directly from the browser how it must be. Of course, there are difficulties with translation and you need a built-in ability for this.
Some other messengers do have linux support-Viber, Whatsapp and Telegram. It's good.
The Pidgin is very good program but it have cut support for messengers and it is inconvenient to use it for such a cases. Although the idea of putting all messengers in one program is very good.
In addition, you need a program to quickly translate pictures into text with the subsequent translation of the text into other languages. This is important for Chinese sites where a lot of text is included in images.


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Old 09-18-2021, 03:53 AM   #6799
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Even software that has a Linux version can work differently than the other OS's and that's enough to make jumping over a struggle.

I really want EditPlus Please

Thanks
Read: "I'm not willing to learn new things, please instead make software that does things exactly like I'm used to!"
Or: what do you think is a greater struggle: you jumping over to Linux, or someone else creating new software for your usage habits? For free???
 
Old 09-20-2021, 08:06 PM   #6800
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A FOSS version of a full-fledged PDF program like Adobe Acrobat, Qoppa PDF Studio, etc.
 
Old 09-20-2021, 08:20 PM   #6801
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Oh yes,

Even software that has a Linux version can work differently than the other OS's and that's enough to make jumping over a struggle.

I really want EditPlus Please

I need several browsers in the distro's software repositories - being a newbie to Linux I do not want to 'install' by hand. I did chromium & Tor for one laptop, but I don't want to have to do this for all my machines 7. FireFox is great, but I want Brave too.

This one is not super important, but it would be nice to have -S3 browser https://s3browser.com for use with AWS.

Thanks
What distro are you using? Brave is easily installable under Debian or derivatives using their .deb download which creates an apt list file for the Brave repository so that you can get updates when you perform a system upgrade. If you're an Arch or Arch derivative user, Brave is available as a binary snapshot via the AUR (Arch User Repository). I installed it without a hitch.

EditPlus...that is a nice program. I used that exclusively when I ran Windows. If my memory serves me well, I think I ran it under Linux using Wine. Of course, you'd have to install Wine which is a bit large.

On the other hand, there are a plethora of text/code editors available for Linux. Surely you could find something that should meet your needs; e.g. Bluefish, Ant, etc. Although there's a bit of a learning curve, I learned to use Emacs and I now use it exclusively for all of my text file editing needs and Emacs Org mode is really nice for notes, tips, etc.

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Old 09-23-2021, 12:35 AM   #6802
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A FOSS version of a full-fledged PDF program like Adobe Acrobat, Qoppa PDF Studio, etc.
Define full-fledged.

Because plenty of very capable Linux FOSS PDF software exist.
 
Old 10-01-2021, 04:43 PM   #6803
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UPS software for A.P.C.

I would like to see UPS software for A.P.C. battery backups. They only support Windows now.
 
Old 10-11-2021, 05:47 AM   #6804
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I just want VMware to be ported to Linux. That's all. THAT'S ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
 
Old 10-11-2021, 08:33 AM   #6805
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I just want VMware to be ported to Linux. That's all. THAT'S ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
But.... But WHY. Virtually all virtualization technologies have started on Linux or BSD (or mainframes) and been ported or ripped off. Why go to a proprietary product when there are FOSS packages with greater power and less cost? Go Xen, or QEMU/KDM, or one of the container systems such as PODMAN, OpenVZ, LXC, etc.? With all of those tools out there, why VMWARE?
 
Old 10-12-2021, 06:20 AM   #6806
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I just want VMware to be ported to Linux. That's all. THAT'S ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
But there already is a version for Linux. VMware Workstation can be downloaded from this link for instance: https://www.vmware.com/products/work...valuation.html
 
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:12 PM   #6807
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Just one application for our home use. PrintShop from Broderbund. It is the only application that my wife really likes. There is no alternate in Linux for easy of use and features. Yes there is the overkill apps like Gimp, Scribus, and a few others... Bits and pieces here and there, but not something you can point to and say "This is the Linux alternate to PrintShop". Anyway, I have to keep a Windows 7 VM available just to run this one piece of software... I'd gladly pay for the package too as my wife uses it a lot and I do some times.

Nothing else comes to mind as everything else is covered by something. Office apps covered by LibreOffice. Firefox for browser, Thunderbird for email client, VLC for media, KiCad, Keepass, FreeCad, gcc, g++, gfortran, Python, Free Pascal, etc. etc. etc.. KDE works well as the GUI too. Dislike Gnome. But that to me is a strength of Linux -- free to choose what works best for you -- unlike Windows.

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Old 10-13-2021, 02:39 AM   #6808
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^ So many of those "porting" wishes are really only about combining a very specific set of features into one program, not about functionality as such.

When I started to grow into a Linux poweruser I realised that my approach to functionality changes - basically away from "one app to bind all features", and more towards "one operating system to provide all features".
Interoperability.
 
Old 10-14-2021, 10:43 AM   #6809
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Problem is the general user coming from Windows has expectations. And when there is no 'reasonable' alternate to what they have been using, they walk away disappointed. There is no interest (for most I suspect) in becoming a power user.... For example, I just changed a laptop over to Linux (KUbuntu) from Windows 7 for my dad who is in his 80s. All he wanted was to be able to get to Chrome or Firefox, Libre Office, print when needed, look at photos, play music, and play a few card games and such. Was an easy transition and he now has his 'rabbit' trail now to get to things. No interest what-so-ever in power user status. He was/is happy. My wife has no interest in being a power-user either. Hence, I had to setup a VM to get to her favorite PrintShop application (would not install properly under Wine... I tried) . I am a programmer by trade since '86 (Vax, CPM, DOS, Windows, Real-time embedded Systems, Linux experience) so no problem for me as I 'really' like working in Linux... All our home systems (laptops, server, desktops) run KUbunuu 20.04 LTS and of course all the RPIs run PI OS (32 and 64bit).

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Old 10-15-2021, 12:09 AM   #6810
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Programs for linux

Would like to see TurboTax and HR Block Tax software, Good blue ray player software, and Garmin GPS Update software to name a few.
 
  


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