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Old 03-30-2004, 02:20 AM   #706
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Applications for musicians

I would like to see more applications for musicians on Linux. I simply can't imagine writing music by programming in Lisp... and the graphical music software I've seen on Linux is a far cry from what I'm used to.

My favourites on Windoze are

- Jammer Pro
Generates band accompaniments from chords.
Similar to Band-in-a-Box (

- Capella 2004 (this is a German page)
Notation software, similar to Sibelius (
but much less expensive and can be scripted in Python.

- Obtiv Octava (this is a German page)
Similar to older versions of Capella; supports composition better.

I would pay an upgrade price for the licenses I already have and the full price for those I don't yet have (Capella).
Old 04-01-2004, 08:34 AM   #707
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I think Futuremark 3D Mark 2000 or 2003 should be posted because us Linux users need a benchmarking utility for our graphics.
Old 04-01-2004, 05:45 PM   #708
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OpenOffice is my choice 99.9% of the time, I have back-uped MS Database stuff, OpenOffice won't open up..
Old 04-02-2004, 11:41 AM   #709
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I've never had any trouble out of OpenOffice. I guess I haven't opened up some of the stuff that may be supported.

Will SoundForge be available for Linux anytime?
Old 04-03-2004, 04:53 AM   #710
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WINAMP... I don't care how good any of the players on linux are I don't like any of them half as much as Winamp. Supposedly Nullsoft are working on it but they don't wanna create too much hype cause AOL might say no.
Old 04-03-2004, 05:21 AM   #711
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have you seen XMMS?
Old 04-03-2004, 05:33 AM   #712
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Question Winamp

WINAMP... I don't care how good any of the players on linux are I don't like any of them half as much as Winamp.
Makes no sense to me.
Old 04-04-2004, 12:48 AM   #713
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Cool Edit pro 2, Awesome track, music editing program since i cant find any for linux
Old 04-04-2004, 09:13 PM   #714
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Adobe Photoshop has frequently been mentioned. Fortunately, Adobe Photoshop 7.0 can be made to run under Linux. Codeweavers make CrossOver Office which can be used to run Adobe Photoshop 7.0 under Linux. I use their product to run Adobe Photoshop 7.0, MS Word 97, MS Excel 97, and MS Powerpoint 97 under Linux. The very latest versions of those products are not currently supported. Here is where they talk about using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 under Linux:

On the Codeweavers webpage it says "CrossOver will run 95% of all Windows applications by the end of 2005." That claim is about half-way down the webpage below:
Old 04-05-2004, 04:36 PM   #715
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Windows programs in Linux?

What kind of Windows program can be used in Linux? I mean, using WINE.

I cannot leave Windows because there is not a Matlab or Protel for Linux. Dreamweaver and Flash MX are my favorites web design programs. I need it!.
Old 04-05-2004, 07:39 PM   #716
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aren't winamp and xmms the same thing - i got xmms and i looks the same, and the skins from winamp work?!
Old 04-05-2004, 10:07 PM   #717
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Acid. definatly Acid (2.0, too). Acid rocks.
Old 04-06-2004, 02:56 PM   #718
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Mc Dialer - see at
it's kind of callback/callthrough isdn phone server
Old 04-06-2004, 03:39 PM   #719
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1) PTC ProDesktop... Its a great piece of CAD software, they did ProEngineer! (
2) PIC Simulator IDE... Great piece of PIC Chip programming software (

The above two pieces of software and the fact that I cant begin to see how to configure my Belking Wireless PCI card are the only thing stopping me moving to linux permantly
Old 04-07-2004, 12:33 PM   #720
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For I all of software I need are included in linux.
But I wait the next version of linux for a better support of all hardware.
Thus quickly the next version of the kernel !

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