There's always going to be that one program on Windows that won't work on Linux, even when using Wine. However, I always find that there's a better alternative to it. (Except for Star Trek Online. I've never been able to get it working on Linux, and I've had to shamelessly boot into Windows just to play it)
I'm sorry about the vague generalities, I'll play a little bit with LibreOffice since I haven't used it in a while and maybe the issues are gone, then I'll be more specific. One thing that I really like about MS Word is that you can select a line with just one click,while in Libre Office it takes dragging to select; on a long document that needs formatting, especially when you are running out of time it makes a big difference that click and drag vs just clicking. However the actual reason I stopped using Libre Office a while ago was that it was too slow and choked with a simple 250 page document. But I'll give it another try.
Try SoftMaker Office , it flies and it is made for Linux!
I just installed it and it looks very promising.
Things that cannot be done in Linux distros :
1.)Premium high quality gaming: Linux although housing a large no of native games it lacks developer support and games are usually of poor graphics and cannot match up to other platforms. Even Steam for ubuntu does not have high quality free games. So the only good games on ubuntu are paid games with the exception of a few games such as open arena, nexuiz etc. Microsoft's platform has a large collection of free to play demos which high quality graphics and visuals.So i really do request developers to rewrite classics such Need for Speed: Most Wanted, GTA:San Andreas etc. for Linux (of course they will be called by other names). I'd rather not use wine at all.
2.)Propreitary CADD software companies do not release their source codes and hence Linux does not have professional CADD software such as AutoCAD, CATIA etc.Although people may argue that Wine (Windows emulator) can run such windows software, in practice they have failed.
Hopefully developers start supporting these above two mentioned type of softwares and finally propreitary operating systems will be a thing of the past.
I'm not exactly sure what the point of this thread was.
And expect games to start flowing out when the Steam Box is released.
Nevermind this reply. It transferred over when the moderator moved a thread here.
Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.
My point being that I really love the way my distro [raring ringtail] works......
I'm just dissatisfied with the games available on it....
Quake 3 Arena was damn good, when i did come to ubuntu i didn't miss it coz openarena was already there...
But I used to play a lot Need for speed: Most Wanted and I really miss it....coz in this case there is no linux counterpart...
The more important things I miss are CATIA, Autocad and a few other CADD software.....
Hopefully things will change in the future :KS
A note to the developers : I'd really like these software on linux as well:KS