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Old 01-01-2005, 02:27 AM   #1396
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2 years ago:

Family Tree Maker
iTunes
KaZaA
Internet Explorer 6
Test Drive 5
Grand Theft Auto III
Aqua GUI from Mac OS X
HP RecordNow
PowerDVD
DVDXCOPY
Microsoft Office XP

Today: (Why I was able to completely remove my Windows partition permanently, and very comfortably go completely SuSE 9.1 Pro)

Family Tree Maker > FTree
iTunes > iTunes for Windows now installs and runs in Crossover Office
KaZaA > LimeWire; and besides, with everybody getting law suits for downloading mp3's nowadays I'm better off with iTunes in cxoffice anyway
Internet Explorer 6 > Mozilla works just as well, and I like it better because I can block pop ups without buying any extra software
Test Drive 5 > Outdated; Test Drive 6 is out now, and Test Drive 5 or something similar probably works in WineX (or whatever they renamed it)
Grand Theft Auto III > Known to work in whatever they renamed WineX
Aqua GUI from Mac OS X > There are now great Aqua themes for GNOME
HP RecordNow > K3B
PowerDVD > MPlayer-1.0pre5-pm.1.i686.rpm to replace the stock SuSE 9.1 RPM which for copyright reasons can't play DVDs.
DVDXCOPY > lxdvdrip works with one command, has tons of options, and creates beautiful results
Microsoft Office XP > OpenOffice.org is better and free too, not to mention

Who needs WIndows programs anymore? Once they make a Linux equivalent it's usually better anyway because it constantly evolves, as opposed to Windows programs which only evolve when a company gets enough complaints about a particular problem and the company starts to lose sales, and even then they only fix the bare minimum that they have to to get by with getting people to continue buying their program. There is a reason we left Windows; it sucked and was filled with errors and shortcomings of all kinds; why bring it's problem with us to Linux now that we already have constantly evolving and reliable Linux equivalents for most Windows programs? And why port a Windows program, when a brand new Linux equivalent to that program can be written to be even better than the equivalent Windows program through constant evolution? Get over you addiction; Windows is more addictive than cigarrettes for the majority of people in the world; you can't just quit by smoking less everyday; you have to quit cold turkey and never look back even partially or you will never quit. Virus 95, VIrus 98, Virus Mistake Edition, Virus 2000, Virus Xtra Problems, and next up. Virus Longhorn, with even more pretty childlike icons, and just as little defense agains viruses unless you pay extra and buy anti-visus program to defend your disfunctional out of the box operating system. Why bring programs to Linux that were designed to run on an error-prone virus meant for no other purpose than to make money, which never worked that well to begin with, which is why we are even discussing porting its programs to a different operating system and not just being content using these programs on Windows? It just doesn't make sense! If you are that reliant on your Windows programs, lock yourself in a room for a month without Windows, like a recovering drug addict. You don't need it; life goes on without Windows and its programs.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:20 AM   #1397
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FTree
http://www.vjet.demon.co.uk/ftree/

Gramps (Another genealogy program that unfortunately does not play nicely with SuSE)
http://gramps.sourceforge.net/

iTunes (Must use Windows version)
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Crossover Office
http://www.codeweavers.com/

LimeWire
http://www.limewire.com/

Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/

Cedega (What replaced WineX)
http://www.transgaming.com/

Test Drive 5
Have to buy it or copy it.

Grand Theft Auto III
Have to buy it or copy it.

Aqua themes for GNOME
http://themes.freshmeat.net/

K3B
http://www.k3b.org/

MPlayer-1.0pre5-pm.1.i686.rpm (for SuSE 9.1 to replace stock non-DVD version)
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i686.rpm.html

lxdvdrip
http://developer.berlios.de/projects/lxdvdrip/

OpenOffice.org
http://www.openoffice.org/
 
Old 01-01-2005, 12:17 PM   #1398
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Dreamweaver MX 2004
 
Old 01-01-2005, 12:24 PM   #1399
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Main program (as opposed to game) I'd like to see ported to Linux is the Rhapsody Client. I like the idea of paying a set fee to listen to a large library of music anywhere I'm connected to the net, and not having to fill up my own disk with copies. Since it allows me to specify a playlist, and save those playlists, it's the closest I've seen so far to the "Celestial Jukebox" concept.

Just my .02 worth.

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Yup, I have one of those blog things.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 04:29 PM   #1400
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HtmlKit would be my choice.

Once you get used to it, there is no other editor.
Wish I could use it on my linux box.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 12:11 AM   #1401
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Let's try our best to make all the good programs run in Linux and even better.I hope the game Starcraft can run in Linux one day.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 02:37 AM   #1402
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Before porting software from Window$, maybe we should devote a thread to porting software between desktops.
For example it would have been nice to be able to use K3B in Gnome without having to install kde-core (or base). Same thing for Krusader.

Does this make any sense?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:50 AM   #1403
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by LUB997
2 years ago:

Who needs WIndows programs anymore? Once they make a Linux equivalent it's usually better anyway because it constantly evolves
[/QUOTE

i think that is why this thread hasn't been locked. Eventualy, over time, people won't have excuses anymore and all the needs will be met, and then some. Well, unless your a huge gamer and shell out $3G every year or two for a completely new system. Eventualy, those will probably be the only people still putting money in M$'s pocket which I am fine with. It's not up to linux to save those people, it's the game development companies that thier tunnel-vision locked into the hardware manufacturers.

Last edited by mipia; 01-03-2005 at 01:54 AM.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 09:59 AM   #1404
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ian B Christie
What about Maple or Mathematica ? Or are there open source equivalents already?
There is a Mathematica version for Linux
but I dont recommend it - as many ill thought ports
it was just done for the sake of it Ŧ without real effort to give it a decent GUI

same thing with Maya
donīt expect a learnerīs cheaper edition for either.

Octave is the nearest (Iīve heard) to Mathematica which is open-source
but Iīve never played with it yet

Last edited by henryg; 01-03-2005 at 10:14 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 01:28 AM   #1405
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STUDIO MX 2004 (dreamweaver, fireworks, flash, freehand), and PHOTOSHOP 7.0 or 8.0 CS
This is my only need for windoze xp and would be so happy i'd piss my pants if they released linux versions of these. i am currently running flash mx, dw mx, & ps 7.0 through crossover office(wine) but i just want the real thing so i am sticking with xp for mx 2004.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:03 AM   #1406
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I wish for a Linux mIRC version with all those great add-ons, I don't like xchat, to much cmd lines for a GUI interface, and BitchX and Irssi don't look right.

Iknow mIRC runs with wine but, I think it would be better if it gets linux native...

Other software...

Photoshop!!
IExplorer... .. Just kidding... but maybe and ActiveX control for Mozilla, or something like a Java Activex Controler ... crazy stuff to keep it secure...


People still uses Kazaa?? Seens a discover emule and bittorrent I forgot about kazaa...
 
Old 01-04-2005, 11:50 AM   #1407
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This is more two programs that I think should be created:
* KDE program for torrents (only real one I can see out there is Azureus, and it runs on Java)
* KDE program to run on Gnutella Network (Limewire seems the best; Java again).

(p.s. I like KDE )

Last edited by apokryphos; 01-04-2005 at 11:52 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 11:55 PM   #1408
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Adobe Photoshop.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 09:03 AM   #1409
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Given the length of this thread, Linux still has quite a few gaps.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:52 PM   #1410
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@duke

the posts are from newcomers to linux
not aware of alternatives

most post are duplicates anyway

so hardly a way to measure "gaps"

you should find photoshop, dreamweaver and half-life being repeated a dozen times (not to mention stuff like "Internet explorer")
 
  


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