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    Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Hi,

    I'm so new to Ubuntu I don't even know how to pronounce it! I'm currently downloading the installer for Windows to test drive on my Samsung NC10 netbook. However I do have quite specific requirements and wondered if anyone out there could LMK if these applications run ok.

    I'm a photographer who lives on my boat, and the apps I use are:

    - Photoshop CS3 (I think this can run with something called Wine)
    - Fransom GPSGate (identifies and splits a NMEA GPS signal)
    - Maxsea 10.3.5 (chart plotting software)
    - Foobar 2000 (audio jukebox)
    - VLC (guess this should work ok)
    - Adobe Premiere Pro (video editing software)
    - Adobe Audition (audio editing software - I make weekly podcasts)
    - FileZilla
    - Google Earth
    - Stellarium
    - Ugrib

    Then there's things like Avast and Superantispyware etc too.

    If anyone can point me to a list of apps that work on Ubuntu or could help out with this list of specific applications I would be very grateful.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    - Photoshop CS3 - Nope
    - Fransom GPSGate - Doesn't look like it
    - Maxsea 10.3.5 - Don't know.
    - Foobar 2000 - doesn't look like
    - VLC - Yes
    - Adobe Premiere Pro - No
    - Adobe Audition - No
    - FileZilla - Yes
    - Google Earth - Yes
    - Stellarium - Yes
    - Ugrib - Don't know

    For the ones that are no, there maybe some alternatives but it really depends on your needs and if you are willing to use something new.

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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Not all of them no.

    - Photoshop CS3 (I think this can run with something called Wine) - it does run with wine but limited functionality, try the gimp (http://www.gimp.org/)
    - Fransom GPSGate (identifies and splits a NMEA GPS signal) - Try Gebabbel (http://gebabbel.sourceforge.net/)
    - Maxsea 10.3.5 (chart plotting software) - Try Graphthing (http://graph.seul.org/) OR Linsmith (http://jcoppens.com/soft/linsmith/index.en.php)
    - Foobar 2000 (audio jukebox) - Try Rhythmbox (http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/) or amarok (http://amarok.kde.org/)
    - VLC (guess this should work ok) -YES
    - Adobe Premiere Pro (video editing software) - Try Kino (http://www.kinodv.org/) OR Cinelerra (http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php)
    - Adobe Audition (audio editing software - I make weekly podcasts) - Try Ardour (http://www.ardour.org/) OR Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)
    - FileZilla - YES
    - Google Earth - YES
    - Stellarium - YES
    - Ugrib - Try zygrib (http://www.zygrib.org/index.php?page=abstract_en) Site is in french but can be translated)

    I have not added links for the software which is available as that is downloadable from the repositories anyway.

    I hope this has been of help

    (btw. you probably will find no need for any anti virus software in linux at all, there are close or over 1 million viruses, 836+- of which affect Linux which security updates have managed to eliminate)
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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Wow, thanks for the really prompt reply, that's great!

    I should have been more specific when I said 'charting software'. That's actually a nautical chart plotting program, where the GPS signal is overlaid a nautical map (we call them charts).

    Unfortunately I have recently upgraded from Audacity to Audition. I really disliked Audacity, even though it's free. Also I am a very heavy user of Photoshop and I understand Gimp doesn't come close. Sadly it doesn't look like Ubuntu is for me.

    Still, these are my problems, not yours, so thanks once again for the prompt replies, I really appreciate it.
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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by demonboy View Post
    Sadly it doesn't look like Ubuntu is for me.

    Still, these are my problems, not yours, so thanks once again for the prompt replies, I really appreciate it.

    Always glad to help, and I would still give Ubuntu a go. Granted it may not do everything you want, but using Ubuntu doesn't mean you have to get rid of Windows or OSX.

    For example, I use OSX for some iMovie, etc. But Use Ubuntu for most of my Daily computing needs.

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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Well each user needs to use the operating system which is best suited for them and I hope one day Linux will incorporate the functionality that you need
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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Good point. I haven't stopped the download so I'll install and play with anyway.

    One question: will I notice a performance improvement with basics like web browsing and accessing large lists of music in a jukebox? I moved to Foobar because it was the only jukebox that could handle my 500Gb music library, for example.
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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by demonboy View Post
    Good point. I haven't stopped the download so I'll install and play with anyway.

    One question: will I notice a performance improvement with basics like web browsing and accessing large lists of music in a jukebox? I moved to Foobar because it was the only jukebox that could handle my 500Gb music library, for example.
    At least from my own experience Linux runs better/faster then Windows for most basic uses. And Rhythm Box handles my Music Library with not issues. Mine isn't quite as large as yours but close.

    Welcome to Ubuntu and the community, Hope you enjoy your stay.

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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by demonboy View Post
    Hi,

    I'm so new to Ubuntu I don't even know how to pronounce it!
    Just so you know, for future reference it is pronounced 'ooboontoo'.

    Hope you find enough to your liking to keep it and at least dual boot with windows.

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    Re: Can these apps run on Ubuntu?

    Well I'm definitely sold on the support, I'm amazed at the quick and comprehensive responses.

    I should say that whilst Maxsea probably won't run on 'Ooboontoo' , there is an open source chart plotting package called OpenCPN. Unfortunately this is a very niche market so I don't know how this will be developed in the future but since most boat owners have laptops on board, and are generally fairly savvy computer owners, I hope that OpenCPN continues to be developed.

    BTW - I'm running the Windows installer. It seems to be taking rather a long time. Is this because it is both downloading and installing at the same time?
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