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acascianelli
September 1st, 2005, 04:34 PM
What Windows programs do you use in Ubuntu that are essential to you. Also, what Windows compatibility layer do you use (Wine, CXOffice, Cedega, etc).

Lotus Notes 6.5.1
- Need it for my job.
Visual Basic 6
- Need it for skool.
DVDShrink
- For backing up my Netflix movies so I don't destroy them ;-)

I use Crossover Office 4.2 Pro.

WildTangent
September 1st, 2005, 04:47 PM
DVD Shrink
Dreamweaver
Flash
Photoshop
Paint Shop Pro
EVE Online
Halo
Red Faction
all my other games run natively :)

-Wild

KingBahamut
September 1st, 2005, 04:48 PM
BF2 until cedega supports it

Then,

None.

acascianelli
September 1st, 2005, 04:51 PM
...
Photoshop
Paint Shop Pro
...

Why not use GIMP?


BF2 until cedega supports it

Then,

None.

I mean't what Windows programs do you run in Ubuntu.

Artificial Intelligence
September 1st, 2005, 04:58 PM
Both Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop are supported in Crossover office.

Ummm...Not much I miss...well there's some program I'm fond off, but spareble in the long run.



.:=The AI Dude=:.

glandula
September 1st, 2005, 04:59 PM
really only coolstreaming and pplive, using vmware

oh and winrar, im having problems with some .rar and all .ace files

xequence
September 1st, 2005, 05:01 PM
Why not use GIMP?

I dont know about anyone else, but I prefer PSP to the gimp. Just more familar.

WildTangent
September 1st, 2005, 05:02 PM
Why not use GIMP?
just isnt the same...

-Wild

Brunellus
September 1st, 2005, 05:04 PM
just isnt the same...

-Wild
is this a UI issue, or a specific tool issue?

Wolki
September 1st, 2005, 05:04 PM
What Windows programs do you use in Ubuntu that are essential to you. Also, what Windows compatibility layer do you use (Wine, CXOffice, Cedega, etc).

Nothing. A long time ago I was using IrfanView under wine, but after I found GQview there was no reason to anymore. I still have an old email program aroud for old email i didn't want to import, but I use that once every few years maybe.

Might have to look around for a program that can burn proprietary ISOs, but I'm too lazy :)

acascianelli
September 1st, 2005, 05:42 PM
I can't wait till Crossover Office 5 comes out :D

zenrox
September 1st, 2005, 05:53 PM
FLASH FXP
the only progam i really need
router thru router transvers
no linux app has come close
and i have tried every way to run it
so far i am forsed to run it on a win98se vmware 5

Spacecaptain
September 1st, 2005, 05:54 PM
Soundforge
There still is nothing that matches it anywhere.

Still, I'm using 100% ubuntu at home, and periodically looking around for new audio editing software developpements for it. Am never going back to windows...

About Gimp and Photoshop, I am a lot more versed in the latter one than the first. I would say that the difference is in the productivity wich is higher in PS, but i won't be compeltely sure untill i have dedicated more time to Gimp.
Also, PS is pretty fast at improving it's functinallity. I guess the fact that you have to pay big $$ for it shows somewhere...

xequence
September 1st, 2005, 05:57 PM
Ok... I just installed photofiltre (great windows art program) in wine. It works good.

Download it, its only 1.6 mb :)

I also downloaded PSP7 off limewire and im going to install it soon.

Wine is better then I thought :)

poofyhairguy
September 1st, 2005, 06:16 PM
Internet Explorer in Wine.

GeneralZod
September 1st, 2005, 06:21 PM
Nothing anymore :) When I switched, I was missing two apps - digiguide, and CDisplay. I wrote good-enough replacements for both and am now 100% MS free!

Luggy
September 1st, 2005, 06:43 PM
I think the only way reason I boot up to windows is to play video games (even though I could set up wine or similar programs) or run video that uses wmv9 or quicktime (which I can do as soon as I figure out how to install w32codecs in my chroot).

acascianelli
September 1st, 2005, 07:38 PM
Internet Explorer in Wine.

I'm speechless...

bjweeks
September 1st, 2005, 07:47 PM
Nothing anymore :) When I switched, I was missing two apps - digiguide, and CDisplay. I wrote good-enough replacements for both and am now 100% MS free!

We need more poeple like you! The one program i cant live without would have to be Google Earth.

neighborlee
September 1st, 2005, 07:58 PM
What Windows programs do you use in Ubuntu that are essential to you. Also, what Windows compatibility layer do you use (Wine, CXOffice, Cedega, etc).

Lotus Notes 6.5.1
- Need it for my job.
DVDShrink
- For backing up my Netflix movies so I don't destroy them ;-)

I use Crossover Office 4.2 Pro.

msaccess..need it bad for my small business invoicing system...without it I cant move 100% to linux..

another one is PrintArtist that I use for making custom envelopes for our mailings and haven't really tried finding alternative for yet since msaccess is the 'first' hurdle..I can bring .mdb IN to linux but using it and accessing the data like I do now i've not gotten past :(sigh

IF ONLY I had used lotus originally maybe all this would be non issue..although I guess I could try installing msacces i wine but im not sure id trust my data to it ...and codeweavers doesn't have support for msaccess l997 which is version I have.

cu
nl

Brunellus
September 1st, 2005, 07:59 PM
I'm speechless...
it's absolutely vital to check how your page renders in The Other Browser. as a courtesy to other users, y'know.

I run firefox and epiphany and dillo, and I end up checking up my buddy's stuff all the time (he has safari)

bored2k
September 1st, 2005, 08:03 PM
I can live without it, but I like The Rosetta Stone language software very much. I've been studying french for 3 1/2 years in an institute and after testing it, I must say it's very good. Plus, I'll be joining Japanese classes very soon so dual booting for it will help.-

MetalMusicAddict
September 1st, 2005, 10:55 PM
GordianKnot (http://gordianknot.sourceforge.net/).

Audiograbber (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) was one but I got that workin in WINE after using Mr.Bass's (http://www.mrbass.org/linux/ubuntu/dvdshrink/) guide for DVD Decrypter.

Photoshop (which I bought) is another. I love The GIMP but I have alot of knowlege in Photoshop. Ide like to find a good up-to-date book for The GIMP.

And of course games. Ive rediscovered PC games since I got my 42" plasma. ;) I have a HTPC.

jdong
September 2nd, 2005, 02:20 AM
I have a few:

1) Microsoft Streets and Trips: It's like having a GPS for 5 bucks... Very useful for travel. Get lost? Find a street name and number, and you can generate new driving directions :)

2) AutoCAD: Linux still doesn't have any full-fledged CAD systems, like NX UG or Autodesk stuff.

3) 3DS MAX: As much as I like Blender, it's still no match for 3DS for complex systems.

WebbyBabe
September 2nd, 2005, 02:22 AM
I can't live wihout:

Photoshop CS 2
Paint Shop Pro 9
Frontpage
PCTV USB2 \\:D/

NoTiG
September 2nd, 2005, 03:08 AM
I still havent found a program as good as bearshare in linux. it uses a bunch of networks and ends up being really fast, even though it contains adware unfortunately. I challenge anyone to dl 10 random songs from 10 random artists, and test how long it takes with bearshare vs any linux p2p client.

primeirocrime
September 2nd, 2005, 03:08 AM
I miss Cubase and even Logic [rats.. long gone from windows] and Soundforge.

They should port them to gnu/linux, a lot of people would buy them. But in a year or two I will not be missing them because I have faith that Audio apps in gnu/linux are going to get better and better. [and easy for stupid people like myself]

benplaut
September 2nd, 2005, 06:06 AM
Fireworks
MS Office XP (sorry, Impress just isn't good enough)
MSIE (web devel)

all with Crossover Office 4.2 :)

Lovechild
September 2nd, 2005, 06:14 AM
There aren't any programs I couldn't live without, but I would like a program that could do the same as Visual Studio.NET (please note I want the source code for said program and it must be GTK2 - MonoDevelop is looking good so far especially the plans to integrate Stencil)

npaladin2000
September 2nd, 2005, 06:46 AM
Well, there's a couple for me. Until GNUCash makes it to GTK2 I'd rather use Quicken (GTK1 looks ugly). WOrks nice under CrossoverOffice4.

Need to run WinRAR because I need something that will open up SFX Zip files (The Linux utils don't). Again, fine under Xover 4.

And, unfortunately, I need Internet Explorer too. The HR app at work doesn't work with Firefox...or anything else but IE (ActiveX controls). Really suchs, but good thing that works under Crossover4 too.

nrayever
September 2nd, 2005, 07:00 AM
Need to run WinRAR because I need something that will open up SFX Zip files (The Linux utils don't). Again, fine under Xover 4.



i think winrar rocks!! there are some thinks u can't do with rar-nonfree, limited... and npaladin2000 try winrar with cedega, compression speed empowered at least 150% compared to xover!!

maybe winace..... but not really

blastus
September 2nd, 2005, 08:41 AM
msaccess..need it bad for my small business invoicing system...without it I cant move 100% to linux..

another one is PrintArtist that I use for making custom envelopes for our mailings and haven't really tried finding alternative for yet since msaccess is the 'first' hurdle..I can bring .mdb IN to linux but using it and accessing the data like I do now i've not gotten past :(sigh

IF ONLY I had used lotus originally maybe all this would be non issue..although I guess I could try installing msacces i wine but im not sure id trust my data to it ...and codeweavers doesn't have support for msaccess l997 which is version I have.

cu
nl

I'm assuming you either built the MS-Access application yourself or paid someone a couple hundred to build it for you? Do you rely on Access forms and reports and stuff like that? It's not too hard to port MS-Access applications over to other platforms...but if you rely on complicated forms and reports then it can be a lot of work.

I once wrote an invoicing system for myself (because I was a contractor) back in 1998 in MS-Access because I didn't want to $buy$ Quicken for small business or whatever it was called. But then I got tired of MS-Access and ported it over to Visual Basic and MS-SQL, then I ported it over to PLSQL, then I was going to port it over to Java and HSQL but then I didn't need it anymore because I didn't need to produce any more invoices. So I finally laid my invoicing program to rest--just in time too because I got tired of running a bloated Oracle database server on my machine just to run my program.

BTW, no-one should be using or relying on MS-Access for anything but adhoc querying and certainly MS-Access should NOT be used over a network under any circumstances.

qalimas
September 2nd, 2005, 12:52 PM
I will proudly say not a single one, none, nada, zip, zilth, zero :D

I use no Windows programs, I have no Windows programs running on my computer, and as far as I know I don't even have WINE installed ;)

capitan.harlock
September 5th, 2005, 12:31 AM
I will proudly say not a single one, none, nada, zip, zilth, zero :D

I use no Windows programs, I have no Windows programs running on my computer, and as far as I know I don't even have WINE installed ;)

I'm definetly on your side. I had Windows also installed on my pc till 2002, there's absolutely nothing I'm feeling I miss.

floppy
September 5th, 2005, 03:45 PM
Just a quick list off the top of my head:

Macromedia Flash
Google Earth
ESRI ArcGIS (geographic information system)
Dantz Retrospect
Yahoo LAUNCHcast
various synthesizer, sequencer, and audio apps (too many to list)
[please don't tell me about equivalent music apps in linux :) ]

I'm still drinking my morning coffee. I think there might be some more.

Ampersand
September 5th, 2005, 05:48 PM
I have a few games for when I'm booted into windows. Google talk only seems to allow you to call between two windows computers as well.

Also, since my laptop has a slightly old ATI graphics card, I have to be in windows to get the svideo out working.

nszabolcs
September 5th, 2005, 06:54 PM
TotalCommander

i'm currently using mc but it hasn't got good mouse support (eg drag&drop and menus) , no tabs, much harder to configure

i've never liked nautilus (and any explorer like filemanager)

i hope somebody will make a usable filemanager for linux (traditional mc keystrokes, nice gui, mouse support, highly customizable, extendible with plugins)

escuchamezz
September 5th, 2005, 07:06 PM
FlashFXP
Winrar
Any of the instant messengers for the video feature - how long does it take them to code this FFS???

Someone write these programs for linux and it'll be great :razz:

escuchamezz
September 5th, 2005, 07:08 PM
I still havent found a program as good as bearshare in linux. it uses a bunch of networks and ends up being really fast, even though it contains adware unfortunately. I challenge anyone to dl 10 random songs from 10 random artists, and test how long it takes with bearshare vs any linux p2p client.

Limewire does a good job, connects to the same gnutella network.

Galoot
September 5th, 2005, 07:54 PM
Any of the instant messengers for the video feature - how long does it take them to code this FFS???
Mercury (http://www.mercury.to/) is okay if you don't mind a closed-source java app. It grinds a fair bit on my older PC, though, and is a pain to install.

Stormy Eyes
September 5th, 2005, 08:09 PM
FDISK -- so I can bloody get rid of Windows.

poofyhairguy
September 5th, 2005, 08:11 PM
Winrar:

There is a good unfree rar ready to be installed in Ubuntu.

poofyhairguy
September 5th, 2005, 08:13 PM
TotalCommander

i'm currently using mc but it hasn't got good mouse support (eg drag&drop and menus) , no tabs, much harder to configure

i've never liked nautilus (and any explorer like filemanager)

i hope somebody will make a usable filemanager for linux (traditional mc keystrokes, nice gui, mouse support, highly customizable, extendible with plugins)

Ever tried rox?

pmj
September 5th, 2005, 08:34 PM
FlashFXP

VirtualDub

QuickSFV (and other programs like it)

Media Player Classic

Winrar

DAMN NFO Viewer

Well, since I completely switched, I guess I can live without them after all. But it is difficult. I have found alternatives for all of them, but none of them come even close to being as good.

Edit: Oh, and Explorer. Really. Nautilus is WAY slower, buggier and less user friendly.

nszabolcs
September 5th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Ever tried rox?
Of course
but please dont compare rox to totalcommander, rox is far behind in usability
and the default settings are horrible (resizing windows if directory is changed, big icons instead of detailed file list)

What i want is easy to use from keyboard (mc keystrokes + shell), easy to use with mouse (selecting, right click menu, drag&drop)
Common tasks which should be easy to do: open file (enter), view file data (F3), copy file (F5), move file (F6), del file(F8 ), write shell command
Useful extensions:
archive plugins: open and browse/create archives, cd image files
network plugins: browse ftp, file transfer over shell
file view plugins: preview mediafiles (image, music, movie)

mc is usable from keyboard the other file managers are for mouse (with only one panel you cannot quickly copy a file with one keystroke so IMO two paneled filebrowsing is a must)
KDE has something close and gentoo file manager is good too but those still not as usable as tcmd.

Steve1961
September 5th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Unfortunately I still need to use MS Office XP for excel and access as I need to transfer lots of spreadsheets and databases from home to work and vice versa. I like open office but I need fully functioning, and completely excel compatible, pivot tables. I bought CX office and this solves the problem. I'm not even sure there is an open source access equivalent.

Other than that I rarely boot windows now, apart from when I need to do online banking - my bank's website only supports internet explorer and I don't trust the SP 1 version that you can install in CX office. Scrub that, I don't trust internet explorer at all, but I've no choice with this one site. Occasionally I also need to use specialised statistics software such as SPSS, and for that I'm stuck with windows.

nszabolcs
September 5th, 2005, 10:18 PM
VirtualDub

try avidemux



Winrar

lots of people seems to like it.
i dont know what's so special in it, i never used it under xp. (i used a totalcommander plugin to browse/compres/decompress rar files or other universal archivers like powerarchiver, izarch (it's free))

yhotg
September 5th, 2005, 10:18 PM
I really really need one (1) program
Babylon translator
i can't leave without it. my productivity went down like to 0 without it, i lost a lot of time looking words and translations in the net.
i'm trying with the linux dictionaries but is like if all of them were for amateurs.
i just NEED babylon or something where to use all the babylon dictionaries and glosaries.

.......

i am not sure if it is any help but why to use winrar when u can use 7zip? ok, is for windows too but is open source, reads anything, opens anything that i tried, etc etc, i don't know if it is posible to use it with wine but ...

....

mmmhh err, oh yes, i need IE (blushing) -- there's a site i need to check ones a week and only works with that "thing"

yhotg

pmj
September 5th, 2005, 11:17 PM
lots of people seems to like it.
i dont know what's so special in it, i never used it under xp. (i used a totalcommander plugin to browse/compres/decompress rar files or other universal archivers like powerarchiver, izarch (it's free))

There are many good programs for handling compressed files for Windows, but Winrar is the one I like best. On Linux though I find nothing. Everyone seems to recommend File Roller, which is absolutely terrible. It's slow, buggy and dangerous. If you're not careful you could modify an archive by mistake by doing something as simple as beginning to drag and drop a file out of the archive, change your mind and let it go which makes File Roller recompress the whole archive. Dragging and dropping in general is broken with File Roller in gnome/metacity/whatever. Works fine in fluxbox though so I'm not sure what's to blame here.

jdong
September 6th, 2005, 02:30 AM
I personally like KDE's file management and archive management system. Konquerer bridges files with their viewers seamlessly. Archives open like folders, utilizing an embedded Ark (archiver). README's can open seamlessly too, turning your browser into a mini-text editor.

arnieboy
September 6th, 2005, 02:47 AM
yahoo launchcast radio on qemu.. thats the one thing I cant live without and I keep cursing yahoo for not releasing a linux version.

poofyhairguy
September 6th, 2005, 06:49 AM
mc is usable from keyboard the other file managers are for mouse.

Interesting.

Mishura
September 6th, 2005, 07:22 AM
A while back, I had something installed (It was default in SuSE < 8.1) that allowed mouse actions in a terminal enviroment (No X). This allowed me to use a mouse with Midnight Commander.

Trouble was, that terminal mouse program would mess up X11 mouse actions, sometimes making the cursor skip around constantly, or just stop completely.. so I killed it.

Now, if you run MC in a Terminal emulator like Konsole, you get mouse action, but not in a very friendly manner. Since I grew up on DOS and using stuff like XTree and a few other applications, I'm quite used to full keyboard action, so it doesn't bother me (Am I sounding old yet?)

If your using KDE, try Krusader, with is a Commander-like File manager. It'll work with Gnome or XFCE if you got the QT and KDElibs installed. Or better yet, play with Konqueror to activate it's commander view.. its in there somewhere.

And to continue the Windows programs I can't live without:

1. Battlefield 1942 (can't play online with Cedega.. punkbuster related)
2. Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale games. Planescape: Torment works fine with Cedega though.
3. Daemon Tools (Linux has the mount command, no real good frontend for it though. It can't mount proprietary CD images either. This is where ccd2iso and bchunk comes in handy, but only goes so far.)
4. Aim + Adhack* and I'll tell you why: Webcam support + Voice chat. Some people I know what that audio/visual thing going on and I'm fighting that tooth and nail. :)

*Ad hack kills the ads in AOL's AIM client. Pretty nifty. Makes it kinda usable. Gaim still kills!

slux
September 6th, 2005, 09:06 AM
Me? When I rarely happen to try Windows I have great trouble finding equivalent software for the great apps that I've come to depend on my GNU/Linux desktop. It's that way around.


yahoo launchcast radio on qemu.. thats the one thing I cant live without and I keep cursing yahoo for not releasing a linux version.

What's so special about that one then? Why not listen to the huge amount of Shoutcast stations and browse them thru something like Streamtuner? Or go p2p radio and try Peercast stations (http://wwww.peercast.org/).

If it's the station custom crafted to your own taste, how about checking out last.fm (http://www.last.fm/) , a great service that also provides shoutcast streaming easy to listen in any mp3 player that supports basic streaming.

zorba64
September 6th, 2005, 09:43 AM
None.
Don't use one.

lisje
September 6th, 2005, 10:43 AM
It's stupid but I run IE and MS Office in Crossover Office...

>> IE: because I need to check my website for IE compatibility

>> Office: because stupid me has made password protected word-files and can't open them in OpenOffice... stupid me didn't know much about computers and prob. thought this was very clever of me.. password protected :-P

buellman
September 6th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Still waiting for a Linux version of SPSS but hell will freeze over the day it will released :-) I tried it with crossover office and it starts but at the same moment it starts an error like "SPSS-processor failed to load" :-/ so i can't use it.
Oh well... I need to reboot for scanning dokuments since sane doesn't support my canoscan d1250 u2. Damn Canon...

Greets. Buellman

klepas
September 6th, 2005, 12:13 PM
Nothing. I never became a 'power-user' of Windows, and thus when I switched to Linux, at the age of 12 and a half I was overwhelmed, and bloody happy with the app variety that was there. Now I'm 16, I use a massive repetoire of apps instead of the proprietary counterparts, and I have yet to really find a situation where I think to myself I need to get the proprietary version.

I do some graphic design, and apart from that just work on the computer, and I love what I use, from source code to compiled apps. :-)

I use Gimp, Inkscape, Abiword, OpenOffice, Kontact/Evolution, Konqueror/Firefox and many more each and every day, and they definitely live up to my expectations as well as keep me looking forward to every new release.

When it comes to proprietary in general, I prefer the free version - even if it does not yet compare to the proprietary counterpart. But that's just me I guess. :-)


Cheers.

one_ro
September 6th, 2005, 01:16 PM
Still waiting for a Linux version of SPSS but hell will freeze over the day it will released :-) I tried it with crossover office and it starts but at the same moment it starts an error like "SPSS-processor failed to load" :-/ so i can't use it.
Oh well... I need to reboot for scanning dokuments since sane doesn't support my canoscan d1250 u2. Damn Canon...

Greets. Buellman

SPSS 8 works fine in CrossOver Office (tested it myself). However, you don't get the same functionality as in v12 or v13... Oh well, until it is ported to Linux it is the only program I have to work in Windows for. But having VMware everything is perfect :)

nszabolcs
September 6th, 2005, 03:16 PM
Interesting.
hmm ?
is there a way to copy/move files between directories in nautilus/rox/konqueror just using the keyboard ?

gw90se
September 6th, 2005, 03:23 PM
The only thing I need Windows for at home is my Garmin GPS software. So, I set up an old box with a kvm for when I need it. Now, my only OS is Ubuntu on the main system.

Work? Well, thanks to all their specific software, I use dual booting here.

foxy123
September 6th, 2005, 04:23 PM
the only Windows programme I have to use is IE, just because a few sites are not compatible with anything else... though I have found few walkarounds for some of them... No, another thing is MSOffice, which I have to use sometimes to check compatibility of Excel charts....

apart from that Linux provides everything I need...

PatrickMay16
September 6th, 2005, 05:00 PM
I can't live without some midi sequencing programs I use in Windows. I like to compose/mess around with music, but I don't know of any Linux programs which are good for this.

jdodson
September 6th, 2005, 05:22 PM
none.

ufa
September 6th, 2005, 09:47 PM
World of Warcraft :(

poofyhairguy
September 6th, 2005, 10:36 PM
I can't live without some midi sequencing programs I use in Windows. I like to compose/mess around with music, but I don't know of any Linux programs which are good for this.


Rosegardern

http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/

arnieboy
September 7th, 2005, 04:57 AM
Me? When I rarely happen to try Windows I have great trouble finding equivalent software for the great apps that I've come to depend on my GNU/Linux desktop. It's that way around.



What's so special about that one then? Why not listen to the huge amount of Shoutcast stations and browse them thru something like Streamtuner? Or go p2p radio and try Peercast stations (http://wwww.peercast.org/).

If it's the station custom crafted to your own taste, how about checking out last.fm (http://www.last.fm/) , a great service that also provides shoutcast streaming easy to listen in any mp3 player that supports basic streaming.
the last.fm linux player is awesome dude. thanks a lot for the pointer :) cheerios!

BAshworth
September 7th, 2005, 05:10 AM
Only two, but they are two big ones in my household.

My holdout.. AutoCAD. Nothing in Linux comes close yet, and I don't suppose it ever will.

My wife's.. Trillian. Gaim just doesn't have the features she wants, and she can't skin it. Kopete is in the same boat. Tried like all hell to get her converted over, but that was her sticking point.

arnieboy
September 7th, 2005, 06:04 AM
Only two, but they are two big ones in my household.

My holdout.. AutoCAD. Nothing in Linux comes close yet, and I don't suppose it ever will.

My wife's.. Trillian. Gaim just doesn't have the features she wants, and she can't skin it. Kopete is in the same boat. Tried like all hell to get her converted over, but that was her sticking point.
u might wanna bookmark the following link:
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html

graabein
September 7th, 2005, 09:30 AM
is there a way to copy/move files between directories in nautilus/rox/konqueror just using the keyboard ?
I use gnome commander (http://www.nongnu.org/gcmd/). It is pretty close to total commander. You can use F5/F6 to copy/move and tab to switch between panes.

Hobbsee
September 7th, 2005, 11:14 AM
The sims 2.

And to a small degree, dreamweaver (yes, i know I can run that under wine - tried it, and gave up for a while)

jeremy
September 7th, 2005, 06:39 PM
I desperately miss the Blue Screen of Death, I used it so very often and never even had to start it myself (I think it must have run on a cron tab or somesuch). I admit that it could have been improved upon, it could have asked me if I wanted it to invoke itself before doing so. What I really loved about it was the way it gave me so much useful information about windows' unique use of memory.

However, there are a few aspects of inux, in this case, Kubuntu, that make me think that I will just have to live without the familiar Blue Screen of Death, but before I do so, I would like to commit this ode to perpetuity:

Fare thee well,
BSOD,
RIP,
You be,
For me.

veratyr
September 7th, 2005, 07:43 PM
GordianKnot rippack. Iv'e tried dvd:rip and transcode but its just not as good. Also games of course.

YourSurrogateGod
September 7th, 2005, 07:45 PM
Mostly games, that's pretty much what I need windows for. The rest of the stuff I could get around without. Although I personally think that Visual Studio .NET is a pretty darn good IDE, but I don't need it (it's easier to debug the apps than with gdb, which has a pretty steep learning curve.)

GeneralZod
September 7th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Mostly games, that's pretty much what I need windows for. The rest of the stuff I could get around without. Although I personally think that Visual Studio .NET is a pretty darn good IDE, but I don't need it (it's easier to debug the apps than with gdb, which has a pretty steep learning curve.)

Visual Studio also supports Edit and Continue with C++, which is God's Gift to the programming world. I wish the GNU toolchain supported it :(

YourSurrogateGod
September 7th, 2005, 08:06 PM
Visual Studio also supports Edit and Continue with C++, which is God's Gift to the programming world. I wish the GNU toolchain supported it :(
This is a really stupid question, but...

What do you mean?

DirtDawg
September 8th, 2005, 12:38 AM
Photoshop
Illustrator
Wacom Tablet Support
Battlefield 1942

YourSurrogateGod
September 8th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Photoshop
Illustrator
Wacom Tablet Support
Battlefield 1942
Is there a major difference between Gimp and Photoshop?

bored2k
September 8th, 2005, 01:02 AM
Is there a major difference between Gimp and Photoshop?
Not just one. Like, 3 thousand.

EnderTheThird
September 8th, 2005, 02:15 AM
Microsoft Money 2006
-- I've tried Gnucash, but I just didn't like the interface. All of the categories are all set for Money and I use the reports quite a bit too. Once Money 2006 comes out for PPC it'll be a lot easier (not being able to sync SPB Finance with it is a pain).

Microsoft Activesync
-- I've used Multisync with Ubuntu before, and it worked well enough for syncing contacts, but I still need easier access when installing/removing programs and using the calendar.

Microsoft Office 2003
-- Mostly associated with my PPC and needing to sync my contacts, calendar, etc. in case I need to do a hard reset. I also feel more comfortable when working with more sensitive documents in Office, in the event that a conversion doesn't work out quite right. But when I make backups of all of those documents onto my Linux HDD (*sigh*, I hate NTFS), I won't have any problems using OpenOffice a bit more often to see if it'll do what I need it to.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
-- One of my online homework sites uses Shockwave, so as far as I know, this is pretty much my only option. From what I've heard, you can't get Shockwave to run on Firefox in Linux. :(

Games (read: World of Warcraft)
-- I've just had absolutely no luck with getting this to run with Cedega. The fact that I have an ATI Radeon 9800 AIW doesn't help either though.

Windows Media Center
-- With its integration with XBox 360, I'll probably continue to store most, if not all, of my media files on my NTFS drives so that I can stream them using the X360. That will probably save me some headaches of getting the component out working well with my Radeon anyway. And controlling all of those functions using my Harmony 880 remote with the X360 will make my life so much easier! A better Winamp-esque program would make listening to my MP3s a better experience though. I miss its media library and Amarok's doesn't seem to be quite as organized, but I haven't used it very much yet. Not being able to edit my ID3 tags because they're on an NTFS drive doesn't help at all either.

Of course, I'm always looking for good/better programs to replace some of these programs. Unfortunately, I doubt I'll ever be able to completely get away from Windows, especially once I get my XBox 360. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

Paul Bramscher
September 8th, 2005, 02:26 AM
* Family Tree Maker.

Linux is lacking a decent desktop genealogy program written in something like c++ to handle the GEDCOM genealogy standard. The PHP programs out there are a little slow and not as polished.

* eBay tools in general.

My wife sells on eBay, prints postage here at home, etc. Most all of that stuff is written exclusively for Windows/Mac.

So until there are some linux options, I'm stuck with an XP box for legacy apps.

poofyhairguy
September 8th, 2005, 02:44 AM
My wife sells on eBay, prints postage here at home, etc. Most all of that stuff is written exclusively for Windows/Mac.


I see an Intel Mac in your future.

YourSurrogateGod
September 8th, 2005, 04:15 AM
Not just one. Like, 3 thousand.
*shrug* Since you're paying for the software, I guess you might as well get something big...

BAshworth
September 8th, 2005, 04:51 AM
u might wanna bookmark the following link:
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html

Thanks.. Briscad looks interesting, but it's only based on the Intellicad 5 engine, which still won't give me 100% compatibility with the latest version DWG files. Which is my big sticking point. (one of them :D )

arnieboy
September 8th, 2005, 05:08 AM
Thanks.. Briscad looks interesting, but it's only based on the Intellicad 5 engine, which still won't give me 100% compatibility with the latest version DWG files. Which is my big sticking point. (one of them :D )
well all i can say is that u might get a pleasant surprise a few months down the line. :)

Seti
September 8th, 2005, 05:24 AM
Oh, I really miss Bonzi Buddy. He was too cute. Tried to run it with wine; no luck. :cry:

I don't miss windows apps and I don't miss Windows.

benplaut
September 8th, 2005, 08:52 AM
Oh, I really miss Bonzi Buddy. He was too cute. Tried to run it with wine; no luck. :cry:

I don't miss windows apps and I don't miss Windows.

i thought Bonzi Buddy was spyware?! :?

foxy123
September 8th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Microsoft Money 2006
-- I've tried Gnucash, but I just didn't like the interface. All of the categories are all set for Money and I use the reports quite a bit too. Once Money 2006 comes out for PPC it'll be a lot easier (not being able to sync SPB Finance with it is a pain).

Microsoft Activesync
-- I've used Multisync with Ubuntu before, and it worked well enough for syncing contacts, but I still need easier access when installing/removing programs and using the calendar.

Microsoft Office 2003
-- Mostly associated with my PPC and needing to sync my contacts, calendar, etc. in case I need to do a hard reset. I also feel more comfortable when working with more sensitive documents in Office, in the event that a conversion doesn't work out quite right. But when I make backups of all of those documents onto my Linux HDD (*sigh*, I hate NTFS), I won't have any problems using OpenOffice a bit more often to see if it'll do what I need it to.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
-- One of my online homework sites uses Shockwave, so as far as I know, this is pretty much my only option. From what I've heard, you can't get Shockwave to run on Firefox in Linux. :(

Games (read: World of Warcraft)
-- I've just had absolutely no luck with getting this to run with Cedega. The fact that I have an ATI Radeon 9800 AIW doesn't help either though.

Windows Media Center
-- With its integration with XBox 360, I'll probably continue to store most, if not all, of my media files on my NTFS drives so that I can stream them using the X360. That will probably save me some headaches of getting the component out working well with my Radeon anyway. And controlling all of those functions using my Harmony 880 remote with the X360 will make my life so much easier! A better Winamp-esque program would make listening to my MP3s a better experience though. I miss its media library and Amarok's doesn't seem to be quite as organized, but I haven't used it very much yet. Not being able to edit my ID3 tags because they're on an NTFS drive doesn't help at all either.

Of course, I'm always looking for good/better programs to replace some of these programs. Unfortunately, I doubt I'll ever be able to completely get away from Windows, especially once I get my XBox 360. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

so why do you use Linux a all? It looks that for most of stuff you need Windows?

foxy123
September 8th, 2005, 10:10 AM
* Family Tree Maker.

Linux is lacking a decent desktop genealogy program written in something like c++ to handle the GEDCOM genealogy standard. The PHP programs out there are a little slow and not as polished.

* eBay tools in general.

My wife sells on eBay, prints postage here at home, etc. Most all of that stuff is written exclusively for Windows/Mac.

So until there are some linux options, I'm stuck with an XP box for legacy apps.
JBidWatcher a decent Ebay tool, though it may lack some functions comparing to to Win/Mac programmes... I heard that Ebay was encouraging more Linux stuff being developed this summer...

DirtDawg
September 8th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Is there a major difference between Gimp and Photoshop?

Aye, there be differences. Though the GIMP is highly advanced, it doesn't perform quit as well in some areas. Most times, GIMP and Photoshop are interchangable. Othertimes (CMYK), GIMP doesn't cut the mustard.

its_jon
September 8th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Its going to take some time to get used to gimp.

However its 'Sibelius that will make me keep the XP partition. Drop a midi file into it and you will see what I mean.

http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/home/home.pl


Mind you im still waiting for the next official Ubuntu release to find out if my DVD drive and usb modem will work first :roll:

escuchamezz
September 8th, 2005, 07:59 PM
i thought Bonzi Buddy was spyware?! :?

probably the most spyware infected pile of **** ever written, no similar program on linux yet [-X

Paul Bramscher
September 9th, 2005, 08:49 PM
JBidWatcher a decent Ebay tool, though it may lack some functions comparing to to Win/Mac programmes... I heard that Ebay was encouraging more Linux stuff being developed this summer...

eBay should start with TurboLister for Linux. But then eBay has been a bit of a monster lately. The only thing most people expect from them is increasing posting and sales fees on a regular basis.

nikita12
September 9th, 2005, 10:33 PM
i cant live without yahoo messenger i can chat everywhere with CAM
if they can solve this, i will definetly dispose my windows, any i will tell it to my friend to use ubuntu, to my family, to my fellow countrymen, schools, business establishment, because we love yahoo messenger :grin: O:) O:)

BLueSS
September 11th, 2005, 10:57 PM
i cant live without yahoo messenger i can chat everywhere with CAM
if they can solve this, i will definetly dispose my windows, any i will tell it to my friend to use ubuntu, to my family, to my fellow countrymen, schools, business establishment, because we love yahoo messenger :grin: O:) O:)
Gaim does Yahoo.

Deeze
September 12th, 2005, 05:12 PM
None whatsoever. There is some functionality in some software that would be nice to have, for example, functionality of Newsbin Pro vs Pan, but I get by just fine.

rpaller
September 12th, 2005, 07:26 PM
AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler

Muhammad
September 12th, 2005, 07:44 PM
Command and Conquer Generals... :|

daveisadork
September 12th, 2005, 07:44 PM
Engine Analyzer Pro, but it works well enough with wine.

NZ-Wanderer
September 25th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Hmm well all my major games like FS2004, SH3, X2 The Threat cannot be played using wine or that commercial program.

But most of all I still use XP for ACDSEE...

So far I haven't found a Viewer around that comes anywhere near Acdsee, and even tho wine supposed to support earlier versions of it, trying to read the installation and setting up guide of wine is like trying to read a foreign language...

floyd27
September 26th, 2005, 05:39 PM
....
-Trillian
-itunes
-speedfan
there are sme other overclocking/benchmark tools i miss but havent found or tired the linux equiv.........

Sirin
September 26th, 2005, 06:03 PM
itunes, Quicktime, Konfabulator, Firetune, Google Earth, iLinc, Windows System Restore, and more.

Sirin
September 26th, 2005, 06:06 PM
....
-Trillian
-itunes
-speedfan
there are sme other overclocking/benchmark tools i miss but havent found or tired the linux equiv.........

For Trillian: GAIM
For iTunes: Rhythmbox
For Speedfan: I have no idea

The linux equivalents are less powerful, but they do provide some signifigance. Too bad Rhythmbox doesn't have the ability to play Podcasts or have it's own music store like iTunes.

hav0x
September 26th, 2005, 06:12 PM
speedfan - probably xsensors with some other app since it only does the readings.
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1628/xsensors4fh.png (http://imageshack.us)

Sahtor
September 26th, 2005, 06:20 PM
Only decent help tool for Utopia webgame
Utopia Angel

It runs under Wine but skips half the inputs.

Sirin
November 7th, 2005, 08:24 PM
What are some of the Windows applications that you just HAVE to have?

For me, it's this:

1. iTunes (Yes, Yes, amaroK and Rhythmbox might be better in performance, but you have to give props to iTunes. If it weren't for their nice and sleek music store with over 3 Million songs and exclusive songs, I would've ditched it.)

2. RealPlayer for Windows (I know this is available for Linux, but the Windows version includes a media library, a media guide and music store, the multiformat support, and not to mention the nice skin :D). Click here for a screenshot of Realplayer for Windows (http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/9801/rplaywin3ma.jpg) This is what Realplayer for Linux looks like, just a player. (http://clunkjay.net/blog/my-images/realplayer.jpg) :(

3. Macromedia Flash (I can't create a dynamic website without it.)

4. Quicktime (I have problems playing AAC on Ubuntu, and H.323-HD video is a no go for Linux :( )

5. Objectdock (KXDocker ruined my system :( )

6. DesktopX/Konfabulator (Yes, There is GDesklets, but there were not enough widgets, and most of them looked excatly the same. The dockbar widget was hell to configure and flickered 99% of the time it existed on my system.)

grizzly
November 7th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Talking of living without..

STROKEIT - MOUSE GESTURES!!!

Now most ppl havwe no idea what mouse getures are and have no idea what they are missing , sigh.. I NEED THIS LIKE AIR!! literally no exxagerations.
and the few in linux .. xstroke wayv etc are well 'pathetic' as compared to strokeit.

earobinson
November 7th, 2005, 08:32 PM
I cant live without the BSOD

(if your reply is only "BSOD" it gets changed to "Bsod" :()

BWF89
November 7th, 2005, 08:34 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=61605

Sirin
November 7th, 2005, 08:38 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=61605

Oh sorry, didn't see that... :)
Someone can lock this thread now.

Sirin
November 7th, 2005, 08:42 PM
1. iTunes (Yes, Yes, amaroK and Rhythmbox might be better in performance, but you have to give props to iTunes. If it weren't for their nice and sleek music store with over 3 Million songs and exclusive songs, I would've ditched it.)

2. RealPlayer for Windows (I know this is available for Linux, but the Windows version includes a media library, a media guide and music store, the multiformat support, and not to mention the nice skin :D). Click here for a screenshot of Realplayer for Windows (http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/9801/rplaywin3ma.jpg) This is what Realplayer for Linux looks like, just a player. (http://clunkjay.net/blog/my-images/realplayer.jpg) :(

3. Macromedia Flash (I can't create a dynamic website without it.)

4. Quicktime (I have problems playing AAC on Ubuntu, and H.323-HD video is a no go for Linux :( )

5. Objectdock (KXDocker ruined my system :( )

6. DesktopX/Konfabulator (Yes, There is GDesklets, but there were not enough widgets, and most of them looked excatly the same. The dockbar widget was hell to configure and flickered 99% of the time it existed on my system.)

Marcos.Rufino
November 7th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Definitely Supermemo. Supermemo is a mnemonyc tool I can't live without. More info, visit www.supermemo.com. I tried to use it via wine, but many of its functions don't work.

Other miss is Encyclopaedia Britannica. Ok, I use Wikipedia, but it is not the same thing.

xequence
November 7th, 2005, 10:50 PM
Also, Visual Basic is windows only (duh, it makes windows programs!). People can argue at how bad visual basic is, but it is easy and works. Its all the matters.


itunes, Quicktime, Konfabulator, Firetune, Google Earth, iLinc, Windows System Restore, and more

Windows System Restore? Uh, I think the point of it is if you get a virus to put it back before the virus... LInux doesent have viruses.

23meg
November 7th, 2005, 10:54 PM
Keynote
Eyesweb
vvvv
WhereIsIt

Malphas
November 7th, 2005, 11:15 PM
DVD Rebuilder
Foobar2000
Exact Audio Copy (EAC)
DGIndex
VirtualDub
AviSynth (cross-platform version in development)
Epson Print CD
PlexTools Professional (have yet to try PxScan/PxView)
Macromedia Flash MX
Adobe Photoshop
Google Earth

Sirin
November 8th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Windows System Restore? Uh, I think the point of it is if you get a virus to put it back before the virus... LInux doesent have viruses.

Of course it does, but they're so little in numbers. I meant if there is something you accidentally did to mess up your system, Windows System Restore can fix it. With Ubuntu, if I were to make a mistake, I would have to reformat and reinstall Ubuntu completely, destroying essential, irreplacable data. :rolleyes:

bluebyt
November 8th, 2005, 02:19 AM
Konfabulator (Don't tell me I can use Gdesklet or Superkaramba!)
Winrar (File roller, rar non-free missing feature "keep broken file")
Newsbin (Pan, Klibido not as good)

TimelessRogue
November 8th, 2005, 03:04 AM
None ... that's right, absolutely none as it turns out. I've had no problems finding Linux programs to replace ... and work as well as ... any Windoze programs I USED to use. And without that high financial and licensing overhead!

'Course I don't do games so that might not be the case if I did ... play games, that is.

And though I am not currently doing any website development, I did in the past with RH so I don't anticipate any problems doing that with Ubuntu ...

grizzly
November 8th, 2005, 11:29 AM
None ... that's right, absolutely none as it turns out. I've had no problems finding Linux programs to replace ... and work as well as ... any Windoze programs I USED to use.

In that case i doubt if you have evr played with windows software.


Another can't live without: POWERPRO
its loaded. 1.3 mb, fast n light. Fuctions it provides:
virtual desktop
cilpboard capturing
mouse gestures
bars menu(dock them)
time
calender
alarm, scheduler
note taking
keyboard actions : do all the stuff you can think of using keyboard, like open apps sending series of keystrokes change prioiry bring up the calender and much much more.
It can even like a file manager, with multiple methods of accessing files
tray support,
window manupalation -maximize, hide, tray it etc..

The above list is not only like 20% of all its features!!!
and its freeeee.

Pablo_Escobar
November 8th, 2005, 11:33 AM
From today now on I'll be Micro$oft free :) parition will be completly wiped out expanding my Breezy partition.
Heck, the last time I've booted into XP was a month ago :)
I won't miss anything :)

mpettitt
November 8th, 2005, 12:05 PM
In that case i doubt if you have evr played with windows software.


Another can't live without: POWERPRO
its loaded. 1.3 mb, fast n light. Fuctions it provides:
virtual desktop
cilpboard capturing
mouse gestures
bars menu(dock them)
time
calender
alarm, scheduler
note taking
keyboard actions : do all the stuff you can think of using keyboard, like open apps sending series of keystrokes change prioiry bring up the calender and much much more.
It can even like a file manager, with multiple methods of accessing files
tray support,
window manupalation -maximize, hide, tray it etc..

The above list is not only like 20% of all its features!!!
and its freeeee.


But I can do all of those with stuff built into KDE... To be perfectly honest, can do all apart from the gestures with WinXP with nothing else loaded, and since I don't like gestures, this is hardly an issue.

As for windows things I would like to run in Linux, um, StreamRipper is quite nice, but I'm sure there is a Linux equivalent... Irfanview is much nicer than any of the linux image viewers I've tried, but can live without it. Would be nice if iTunes ran under Linux.
Other than that, it's just a few games (Baldur's Gate, Second Life, Pharoah).

Yes, Linux is my main OS, how did you guess? :-)

RawMustard
November 8th, 2005, 12:11 PM
Avisynth, but I hear version 3 will be ported to linux :D
VirtualDub, Avidemux is just not a replacement for Vdub yet and Editplus, I don't like any of the linux text editors, especially Gedit :(

ubuntu_demon
November 8th, 2005, 12:12 PM
I merged these two threads

The only thing that gets me booting into windows is my scanner (canon D646U).

I would like a good,stable and pretty itunes (-like) app with bittorrent support regarding podcasts.

A-star
November 8th, 2005, 12:59 PM
What I mis:
Subrip: to convert subtitles from idx/sub format to srt format.
Homebank: My bank uses a windows program to do their online stuff, although they provide a linux version which is horribly outdated.

and that's all I can think of now.

crypto178
November 8th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Homebank: My bank uses a windows program to do their online stuff, although they provide a linux version which is horribly outdated.

Ditto. (I suspect the bank you're talking about is ING (http://www.ing.be/))

Master Shake
November 8th, 2005, 02:54 PM
The BIke online poker, and Frugal Video Poker.

That's about it.

A-star
November 8th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Ditto. (I suspect the bank you're talking about is ING (http://www.ing.be/))
Yes indeed, that's the one I am talking about.
I have the windows version working under wine, so I am almost happy.

Samuel
November 8th, 2005, 03:36 PM
Adobe Photoshop - im just used to it and not used to gimp, PS has much more documentation to help you learn to use it.

Games - Cedega dosnt seem to support alot of my games. :(

TimelessRogue
November 16th, 2005, 12:13 AM
You couldn't be more wrong, Grizzly! I've played ... and played hard ... with Windoze since the very beginning. I wasn't saying that there is no Freeware out there to use ... but the freeware is of absolutely no use unless you've already paid for the OS again and again and again throughout the years. And ALMOST all of the USEFUL software costs, and cost dearly ... 'specially those with spellcheckers ...

And support is another issue. You just won't find peer support like you do in the Linux world.

I think you will also find replacements for pretty much any of your favorite Windoze programs with few exceptions.

My two-bits worth ... now that I have it to spend ...

katana2k
November 16th, 2005, 12:41 AM
i cant live without the following programs:

photoshop cs 2
dreamweaver 8

that is all...

PatrickMay16
November 16th, 2005, 01:52 AM
Earlier in this thread, I posted that I couldn't live without a MIDI sequencing program I used in Windows.
Now, I live without Windows. I have found a replacement for that program, Rosegarden. Heck, I can even run the old MIDI sequencing program I used in Windows using Wine. Though it doesn't work entirely correctly, it works well enough to be useful.
I even managed to get hardware midi working with my SoundBlaster Live!.

voth
November 16th, 2005, 11:25 AM
Really only one application/utility
- Clubbox (http://www.clubbox.co.kr/)

Though for the next few weeks I need access to:
- Powepoint
- Access
- Word
- Excel

After that I really only need Clubbox, no alt. for it that I know of.

DimaIL
November 16th, 2005, 02:38 PM
nothing...

But i use Windows and not Linux ... :(

Dima

MemoryDump
November 16th, 2005, 02:56 PM
- Photoshop (not crazy about GIMP since GIMP ISN'T Photoshop)
- Frontpage (slowly getting away from this beast)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements/Album & Adobe Premier Elements (way better all-in-one)
- Roxio Easy CD/DVD/Media Creator (I love these tools)
- the full Nero (not the gnomebaker ripoff)
- All the advance features/tools for my Epson Stylus Photo RX500!
- ACDSee

What's holding me off from completly switching to linux is mostly the media/multimedia stuff. I'm constently taking photos and uploading them to my PC so I can print them off on my printer. In windoze (sorry to say) it's soooo easy.. and in Linux it's just not the same.. you need like 20 apps it seems to make the simplest things work. :( Too bad Espson doesn't do like HP and release all-in-one drivers.. perhaps 1 day.. I'm crossing my fingers :)

akurashy
November 16th, 2005, 03:10 PM
can anyone show me a screenshot of dreamweaver and photoshop runs in CXoffice?. and do you guys bought CXOffice standard license ? :o

GazaM
November 17th, 2005, 02:32 AM
MemoryDump, most of those programs are fine, but FRONTPAGE!? That is the worst possible web site making program you could use. If you must use a graphical program to create a website use NVU, its way better than Frontpage and not just because its open source, its features are better too.

MemoryDump
November 17th, 2005, 10:25 PM
MemoryDump, most of those programs are fine, but FRONTPAGE!? That is the worst possible web site making program you could use. If you must use a graphical program to create a website use NVU, its way better than Frontpage and not just because its open source, its features are better too.

where I work we need to use Frontpage for managing both our INTER and INTRAnet sites since it uses NT/Domain security.. so I keep it around if I have to make tweaks for people or have to publish multiple webs.
I've used NVU (it's great) and DreamWeaver/Contribute however with the level of experience my web editors have it'll never work.
I use NVU for my personal sites :)
-MD

cdean
November 23rd, 2005, 03:38 AM
The other thing about GIMP is that it cannot do CMYK separations. I'd be able to set up and entire newspaper using Linux if GIMP could do CMYK.

futz
November 23rd, 2005, 04:20 AM
ThumbsPlus
http://www.cerious.com/

Hmm... I wonder if it'll work with Wine?

miatapaul
November 28th, 2005, 07:11 AM
What Windows programs do you use in Ubuntu that are essential to you. Also, what Windows compatibility layer do you use (Wine, CXOffice, Cedega, etc).

Lotus Notes 6.5.1
- Need it for my job.
Visual Basic 6
- Need it for skool.
DVDShrink
- For backing up my Netflix movies so I don't destroy them ;-)

I use Crossover Office 4.2 Pro.

There is a Linux version of Lotus Notes, but not sure where or how to get it. When I was at IBM there were folks using it. You might try IBM/Lotus web sites. dvdshink will run in wine with dvd dycriptor.

towsonu2003
November 28th, 2005, 07:21 AM
fifa2005

old-newbie
August 26th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Jazler.

There is no radio automation software that even comes close on any platform!:guitar:

paukku92
August 26th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Since I am into programming, it's easy to find tools for Ubuntu. So I don't really need any Windows programs, which is a really good thing because the only computer that has Windows is under heavy use by my little brothers. Also, tuning Wine to make the programs work can be very frustrating at times.

JetskiDude911
August 26th, 2008, 02:34 PM
I don't really rely on any Windows programs. I haven't had a Windows machine for the past two years. I just loaded Windows XP on a machine a couple of weeks ago so I could work on slip-streaming XP SP3 into the install disc.

My main computer is a MacBook, but I do have an Ubuntu desktop.

If I had to pick one thing from Windows, right now it would probably be Internet Explorer so I can watch movies on the Netflix instant play. I'm pretty sure they'll support other browsers and platforms eventually though.

specter333
November 4th, 2008, 04:40 AM
EventGhost - www.eventghost.org. I use it extensively in conjunction with my home automation and many other games and applications. It's the one program that's keeping me from switching to Ubuntu.

Does anyone know of a similar program for Linux? Thanks.

zmjjmz
November 4th, 2008, 04:42 AM
K-Meleon...
It's such an awesome browser.

Kapitän Rotbart
November 5th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Wow, the time gap between the posts dated November 2005 and August 2008 is unreal.


I can't live without Bibliorom Larousse 2. Can't be "installed" in Wine, however I transposed an install I had in Windows and it works (fortunately I can easily mount the disc's ISO I created long ago using Gmount-iso and point to it using wine-config). It has two way translations between French and English, Spanish and German, plus basic encyclopedia, thesaurus and quotes. I prefer to use it without the Shockwave because it's so much faster.
Can't live without Minitab (I read SPSS is on this thread). I've learned how to use Minitab, and I've seen PSPP and it's purely commands (no GUI). I suppose I can live without it, unless I end up with a project requiring statistics software. I virtualize XP to keep this running.
I have Counter Strike installed in Wine (a friend of mine is a big fan so we play multiplayer games using CS in Wine). I also have WordWeb installed in Wine. I like the Gnome dictionary but WordWeb is amazing. I also plan on installing Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel when I find the install discs. Haven't had much time for games lately, though.
I miss the foobar2000, however I can content myself with Linux music players for now.

I must say I really haven't "needed" my virtual machine lately. I've been able to use the most essential apps in Wine or live without. I'm really happy with GIMP (something I used back in the Windoze days). I currently use the Virtual Machine to run MS Project 2003 (I'm teaching myself the application in order to be more employable...I was even turned down a Linux position because I never used MS Project before). Once that's done, I'll be using my virtual machine much less. I'll need it to syncronize a Windows Mobile PDA (thank God for USB support), so I suppose I'll turn on my virtual machine if it means I'll be earning money :P

Rubicon421
November 10th, 2008, 07:02 PM
I'm having a few problems with rar files using winrar installed through wine too. Have you figured out a solution or alternate program? I can't extract split archives.

dusted
November 13th, 2008, 04:24 PM
I'm having a few problems with rar files using winrar installed through wine too. Have you figured out a solution or alternate program? I can't extract split archives.
You can just sudo apt-get install unrar, then in the file browser, simply right click the first archive in the split set and it will extract the whole thing properly, I've done that for quite a few torrents.

Izek
November 15th, 2008, 07:40 PM
is this a UI issue, or a specific tool issue?

In my eyes, it's because gimp lacks adjustment layers.

Chame_Wizard
November 17th, 2008, 03:41 PM
GAMES :lolflag:

stoian
November 25th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Can't live without: Canon scanner program/toolbox.

For more than two years now my main o/s is Linux, but, alas, I cannot uninstall Wind0ze because I can't make my scanner work.

It is a scanner made by Canon, the model is: CanoScan N 340P.
It seems from the documentation I've read, that it should be supported, but XSANE starts scanning, and then it stops after one inch, and hangs there indefinitely. I have to kill the XSANE application.

I'm now using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
Could someone help, please?

Inxi
November 26th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Visual Studio .NET any version. I am not running this ******* through Wine.

Video games that have no Linux support and require too much computer power to run via Wine. Currently, I have none such because I bought a PS3. But once SCII comes out... that's why I still have a piece of my hard drive donated to XP.

uTorrent. Azureus sucks. But Wine allows me to run uTorrent fine...

Autodesk Inventor. FIRST stuff... I'll try it on Wine, though, but I feel it's not going to be fun at all.

Aenoble
November 27th, 2008, 06:23 AM
TVersity.

Mediatomb doesn't cut it for me :(

Digsby is nice on Windows too, but a Linux port is in the works.

rotata
January 19th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Wordweb
Jarte
Keynote (the notes keeper)
The Sims 1 - and all expansion packs

rduke15
July 31st, 2010, 12:11 PM
I can live without these Windows programs, but why should I? These are the programs for which I occasionally fire up my XP VM in VirtualBox:

My Banks offline payment program (works in Wine, but not the OCR scanner pen I use with it)
MyPhoneExplorer to send SMS messages and manage my phone
MS Access
A Brother program for my P-Touch 2420PC label printer
Total Commander (I use Krusader in Ubuntu, but it's quality is really not comparable to TC)


And a few things I use under Wine:

sol.exe (no other Solitaire is as nice as the original)
Harrap's dictionary


I also miss Winamp and it's great keyboard shortcuts which make it ideal as a player in the car (when you cannot operate a mouse or even really read the screen).

PS: wouldn't it be nice if someone would have the time to compile a list from this thread

2cute4u
July 31st, 2010, 06:08 PM
There are no windows programs I can't live without. I've lived my whole life without ANY of them.

prodigy_
July 31st, 2010, 06:14 PM
I've lived my whole life without ANY of them.
Then you don't know what you're missing, right? ;-)

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As for me:
uTorrent (native Linux version is going to be released, I know)
QIP
ACDSee
Winamp
MPC-HC
Daemon Tools

Probably Photoshop should also be mentioned, although it's primarily a Mac app.

wkhasintha
August 1st, 2010, 01:47 PM
Visual studio 2008
PowerDVD 10
Few Games

AllenGG
August 1st, 2010, 01:58 PM
The ................... (wait for it )

¨Blue Screen of Death¨

I also miss warts, poison ivy, flat tires on a busy highway when itś really cold.

PaulW2U
August 1st, 2010, 02:39 PM
I always go back to Windows to use Microsoft Money. If I'm doing anything to my website then I like to use TopStyle and HTML Validator. Apart from those three I have all that I want or need in Ubuntu.

nadej
August 2nd, 2010, 02:44 PM
stuck with SPSS gdmn it.

hbayar_morph
January 13th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Microsoft Silverlight (for UFC). I know about Moonlight, but it has to be latest version to able to watch fights

specter333
January 14th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Microsoft Silverlight (for UFC). I know about Moonlight, but it has to be latest version to able to watch fights

Seriously? Of all the media players I've ever used silverlight was the biggest piece of crap by far. I know they have a new version out, did they fix the problems from the last release? i.e. very, very, dark picture, audio and video never in sync, rebuffering even on the fastest internet connections. Just curious because it's not like ms to fix something just because it sucks.

ilovelinux33467
January 14th, 2011, 09:32 AM
AirVideo

grollie
June 2nd, 2012, 03:53 PM
Flightsim 2004 and Flightsim X. and some of the Automotive diagnostic software. Tried Flightgear but cannot get on with it with Framerates.