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Old 10-29-2003, 02:10 PM   #106
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Originally posted by Robert0380
all Adobe and Macromedia stuff
I am going to have to agree 100%

the only reason i am trying to dual boot is because i am getting photoshop and macromedia studio (starting a web business-i want to do it legitimately)

another thing is eTools call me a nerd, but i've started a game playing dungeons and dragons. not the best yet, but i'm getting the hang of it.
Old 10-29-2003, 03:00 PM   #107
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apple doesn't play nice w/ anything open

Originally posted by viniosity
definitely iTunes
If apple will not let iTunes play ogg files, they probably aren't going to port their products to linux.
but I agree with you.
Old 10-29-2003, 07:01 PM   #108
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i think every program should be ported to linux, it is such a good os that everything should run on it so we need windows for nothing. (including games) GO LINUX

Old 10-30-2003, 06:23 AM   #109
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Originally posted by alexr186
i think every program should be ported to linux, it is such a good os that everything should run on it so we need windows for nothing. (including games) GO LINUX

i just found out there's a new ATI driver upgrade and a new port for Homeworld to Linux !

- perry
Old 10-30-2003, 10:40 AM   #110
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Keynote, why not?

I am a Linux newbie, but my idea is that a nice software to see running on Linux would be Keynote. This presentation software is awesome and it would be terrific to see it running on Linux. It already runs on MacOSX which, as I understand it's just a dialect of Unix.
Old 10-30-2003, 11:30 AM   #111
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My votes are for:

Solid Works
Paint Shop Pro
Quick Time

Old 10-30-2003, 11:54 AM   #112
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there's a new wwii strategy game something like c&c except on steriods and based on actual units used in the war. very nice, very pretty, very uptodate and for the life of me, i cannot remember the name of it.

in any event, i'd like to pick that up and have it run under Wine so that i can play it on a OpenGL window. they way it should be. true, it should be ported to linux like everything else.

my idea would be to write a game like that in Java and then it would run anywhere....

just my 2 cents worth

- perry
Old 10-31-2003, 08:03 AM   #113
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I know that Visual Basic is M$, but is quicky to make Apps, but I never change Linux!
Old 10-31-2003, 09:03 AM   #114
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* MYOB Premier (Accounting, inventory and POS etc)
* All Macromedia products

Then I will give Windows the royal boot

Old 10-31-2003, 01:40 PM   #115
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my votes for


Old 10-31-2003, 03:17 PM   #116
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I would like to see a real Schematic Capture program and a Verilog or VHDL compiler.

Xilinx has one for their products but since I use Lattice parts I have to use their software and there isn't a Linux version.

I can't even find a "compiler" or hardware simulator for Linux that I can develop in then move to the Lattice software.

Forced to use Windows.

Also, if Microchip could make MPLAB for Linux that would be great. I know gpsim and gpasm work but I'd just like to see them step up and make it.
Old 10-31-2003, 09:56 PM   #117
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ACT 6.0

I definately would like to see act ported to linux. I find the new features that were added after the program lost the 'symantec act' label such as integrating the alarms notification into the tiny sideact utility were especially useful.

Now I get audio and popup alerts when I have a critical appointment or phone call to make and I don't need to run the bloated Act application in thebackground all the time. I just run a small database monitor and note taking program in my windows systray.

I'd love to see this ported over to linux.
Old 11-01-2003, 04:11 AM   #118
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i am not only posting it on my behalf, but on behalf of the entire community of nfs5 fans back here in by little country side...

we play it , we love it , and thats a part of our lives .its the only reason for most of us to have a window still left.

we really wait for the day when the electronic art guys make the move ..
hope they would see this thread ...
so count it as not one but a 50, or even a 100.
Old 11-01-2003, 07:38 AM   #119
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Hey Guys

Well this should cause uproar, but oh well...
Microsoft Visual Studio.Net
I have to face it, the only programming language I know is C#.
I am learning C & C++ but Visual Studio.Net is the best IDE for programmers.
(I know it will never happen, but I can hope)

Diablo 1,2, and LoD expantion pack. (I have never been able to get wine to work, lolol)

Of course Macromedia Studio MX

I would have said Adobe Acrobat reader, but thats already been done, as I found out when I bought SuSE 8.2 Pro

Nero would be nice, but it proberly won't happen, so K3B will have to do.

Notepad, sorry guys, but nothing else compares to the simplicity of it.

Thanks Guys
Old 11-01-2003, 01:21 PM   #120
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you're right, it will never happen. Even though Hell just froze over in the form of Apple's iTunes for Windows. Speaking of which, the app I'd most like to see for Linux is:

Yes, XMMS is nice, but there's no real full featured media player app available for Linux. iTunes was just ported to Windows, which has to be more work than porting from Unix to Linux. That's what I'd really love to see in the future.

Also: Paint Shop Pro and/or Photoshop. I personally would use PSP more because I lack any need for the deep featureset of PS and have an old PII 400MHz so I like to minimize load times. But for those who are professionals PS would give Linux more momentum and more market share in the desktop area (which is good). PhotoShop is the most famous and popular image editing program, to the point where it has become a verb (e.g. "I'll just photoshop the dead tree out") often used regardless of what image editing program is actually used.
John C. Dvorak (a writer from PC Magazine) suggested that Adobe port PS in an earlier column of his, and the response from Adobe is that it was unlikely.

Also: MSW Logo. An implementation of Berkley Logo with a full featured editor, multimedia and window functions, and many more capabilities. It's open source, but I lack the programming knowledge to make such a conversion, especially considering system calls and such.

Which goes back to the question of how difficult a program or app is to port to Linux.
From my understanding, the WINE works by emulating the windows environment and responding to and translating Windows system calls into Linux/Unix system calls. Therefore commands to open a file at C:\documents\mysite.html would become openfile /home/<user>/mysite.html
This is simple enough for some apps but there are many many system calls that are more difficult to translate (e.g. fork, opensocket) and that's where it gets sticky. converting from the Windows GUI to the Xwindow system is even harder, since they use fundamentally different interfaces (Windows uses system calls, X uses socket connections)

So especially for a large application, porting can be difficult. And after this you must make all changes to both sets of code, and maintain both equally.


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