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DarKnyht
February 19th, 2009, 03:59 AM
For those of us without a philosophical issue with Closed-Source, I thought I would post a list of the closed source apps that I have found that have helped with me transition into the world of Linux. Also am listing others that I have found.

Please feel free to add any that I have missed.

1. Nvidia Drivers - for my graphics Card
2. MoneyDance - the application that allowed me to start the journey
3. Neverwinter Nights - Tons of RPG fun.
4. World of Goo - Thank you 2d Boy for supporting Linux
5. Adobe Flash Player - Hulu.com time-shifting for those without cable.
6. Adobe Acrobat Reader - Prefer what I am used to.
7. Amazon MP3 Downloader App - Music store goodness without DRM
8. Skype - free phone calls, since have purchased a Skype Phone.
9. Opera - great backup to Firefox.
10. Picasa - Photo Editing.
11. PowerDVD Linux - DVD Player software offered through Canonical
12. Fluendo Codecs - MP3 Codec mainly, but others are available (again at the canonical store)

Suggested by others:

1. Google Earth
2. Turbo Print 2
3. Doom 3
4. Quake 4
5. VMWare Server and Workstation
6. Prey
7. Unreal Tournament 2004
8. Gridwars
9. FoxIt Reader

wmcbrine
February 20th, 2009, 08:44 AM
6. Adobe Acrobat - Prefer what I am used to.I find that my PDF usage is mostly:

1. Open the file
2. Page Down
3. Go to step 2

which works about the same in Evince as in Acrobat Reader. :) Is it different for you?

swoll1980
February 20th, 2009, 09:10 AM
I find that my PDF usage is mostly:

1. Open the file
2. Page Down
3. Go to step 2

which works about the same in Evince as in Acrobat Reader. :) Is it different for you?

I actually prefer Evince to adobe because it loads faster.

jespdj
February 20th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Google Earth.

Look at http://www.osalt.com/

DarKnyht
February 21st, 2009, 03:24 AM
I find that my PDF usage is mostly:

1. Open the file
2. Page Down
3. Go to step 2

which works about the same in Evince as in Acrobat Reader. :) Is it different for you?

Not really, but I use Acrobat daily at work. I am used to the interface and the look and feel. Plus if I recall correctly Evince doesn't allow searching of the text or the ability to fill out forms for printing. Both of these are features I use (large white-papers and for filling out insurance claims with my insurance).

DarKnyht
February 21st, 2009, 03:28 AM
Forgot to add Sun Java and Virtualbox. I have to use virtualbox to run an XP install unfortunately because my work. Mainly the remote support client and email system (never can get Lotus Notes to install correctly in Ubuntu, wish they would release a .deb version).

swoll1980
February 21st, 2009, 03:32 AM
Forgot to add Sun Java and Virtualbox.

Vbox is open source

Mohamedzv2
February 21st, 2009, 04:23 AM
How is Adobe flash compatible?

Ms_Angel_D
February 21st, 2009, 04:57 AM
Vbox is open source

there are two versions one is open source and one is not, the one that is not provides USB support.

wmcbrine
February 21st, 2009, 05:20 AM
Evince definitely supports searching. I don't know about forms.

smartboyathome
February 21st, 2009, 05:52 AM
IBM Lotus Symphony. I wish they would release this as open source and integrate the interface with OO.o 3. I love the interface, but hate the lack of features.

stinger30au
February 21st, 2009, 07:54 AM
you forgot turbo print 2

i bought it a few months ago

lets me use my canon i865 to ts full potential and clean the heads to

was quite cheap and allowed me to get rid of windows for ever


http://www.turboprint.info/

Methuselah
February 21st, 2009, 08:49 AM
VMWare server.

binbash
February 21st, 2009, 10:32 AM
you forgot turbo print 2

i bought it a few months ago

lets me use my canon i865 to ts full potential and clean the heads to

was quite cheap and allowed me to get rid of windows for ever


http://www.turboprint.info/

Nice software but it is pricey in my opinion

d3drocks
February 21st, 2009, 10:48 AM
Unreal Tournament 2004
Prey
Doom 3
Quake 4

these 4 run nicely in ubuntu right now.
(no, not through wine, they have actual linux ports)

phrostbyte
February 21st, 2009, 11:50 AM
Evince definitely supports searching. I don't know about forms.

Supports forms too.

phrostbyte
February 21st, 2009, 11:52 AM
The only closed source app I regularly use is Flash.

forrestcupp
February 21st, 2009, 02:35 PM
I find that my PDF usage is mostly:

1. Open the file
2. Page Down
3. Go to step 2

which works about the same in Evince as in Acrobat Reader. :) Is it different for you?Adobe Acrobat is not the same as Adobe Reader. Acrobat is the standard, expensive, top of the line software for Pdf creation. Reader is the freeware app that only allows you to view a pdf. There is a pretty huge difference.

I didn't know the complete Acrobat suite works in Linux.


IBM Lotus Symphony. I wish they would release this as open source and integrate the interface with OO.o 3. I love the interface, but hate the lack of features.
I'm pretty much the opposite. I can't stand Symphony's interface, but I love the extra features. I love that you can emboss text. The thing I like the most is Symphony's version of WordArt.

quanumphaze
February 21st, 2009, 03:21 PM
Gridwars: a clone of Geometrywars from Xbox arcade. There is a deb on playdeb.net

arch0njw
February 21st, 2009, 03:37 PM
VMWare server.


And Workstation. VirtualBox is still a little rough around the edges for me. They have some good ideas.

I also need to be compatible with work, so VMware Server and Workstation are more applicable to my needs.

wmcbrine
February 21st, 2009, 04:11 PM
I didn't know the complete Acrobat suite works in Linux.It doesn't. (Well, maybe under Wine, I dunno...) He meant Reader. He just didn't identify it correctly.

gletob
February 21st, 2009, 07:00 PM
How is Adobe flash compatible?

Umm because you can go on the adobe site and download .tar.gz, .rpm, yum, or .deb for linux.

Mohamedzv2
February 21st, 2009, 07:28 PM
I wasn't aware they had a linux version

Or did you mean flash player and not the program flash pro?

murman
February 21st, 2009, 07:30 PM
Foxit Reader

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/desklinux/

cardinals_fan
February 21st, 2009, 07:31 PM
FoxitReader. No other PDF reader can match it.

EDIT: This is seriously creepy...

DarKnyht
February 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Adobe Acrobat is not the same as Adobe Reader. Acrobat is the standard, expensive, top of the line software for Pdf creation. Reader is the freeware app that only allows you to view a pdf. There is a pretty huge difference.

I didn't know the complete Acrobat suite works in Linux.


I'm pretty much the opposite. I can't stand Symphony's interface, but I love the extra features. I love that you can emboss text. The thing I like the most is Symphony's version of WordArt.

You're correct. Reader was what I was referring too. Sorry for the confusion.

And I am referring to Flash Player, that is why I referenced Hulu.com where I use it the most.

handy
February 22nd, 2009, 05:46 AM
NeroLinux

I've been using the various versions since early 2.* it supports my hardware better than any native burner software that I have tried.

NeroLinux has always operated perfectly for me, even when burning disk after disk, which is when I have found the native burners fail, for me anyway.