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Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Alexiy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:56 pm

What software would you like to be available for Linux? Not only alternatives to Windows soft, but also specially for Linux?

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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Pjotr » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:28 pm

An application to update my TomTom navigation device with, because currently it's only available for Windows and Mac OS. For years, this has been (and still is) the only reason why I ever launch a VM with Windows 7 in VirtualBox.

Can't think of anything else. For the rest, the Linux ecosystem offers me all I need. :mrgreen:
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by MintBean » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:55 pm

Photoshop or a decent alternative.

I would be quite happy if Gimpshop was still around. Gimp just seems to do things in unintuitive ways.

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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by BG405 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:08 pm

Rufus! Because I need an easy way to create GPT bootable USB installation media for UEFI machines and don't yet know how to do this with the tools in Linux.

Also as Pjotr said, support for TomTom as this will present a problem next time I want to update it, i.e. will have to put the hard disk with Win7 in whichever machine it came from and I've forgotten which one it was! It's been a while.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Reorx » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:46 pm

BG405 wrote:...I need an easy way to create GPT bootable USB installation media for UEFI machines and don't yet know how to do this with the tools in Linux.
Have you tried the Mint USB image writer? It is what I used to create the bootable USB sticks that I used to install LM18 Cinnamon and MATE on my UEFI experimentation machine with a GPT HD.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Moem » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:06 pm

A decent, free and full featured WYSIWYG HTML editor.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Alexiy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:16 pm

Moem wrote:A decent, free and full featured WYSIWYG HTML editor.
What editor are you using currently?

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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by BG405 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:27 pm

Reorx wrote:Have you tried the Mint USB image writer? It is what I used to create the bootable USB sticks that I used to install LM18 Cinnamon and MATE on my UEFI experimentation machine with a GPT HD.
I've used it for standard ones but don't remember seeing GPT options, I'll have another look and familiarize myself with it. As long as it does the job I'll be happy with it :) cheers!

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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Moem » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:13 pm

Alexiy wrote:
Moem wrote:A decent, free and full featured WYSIWYG HTML editor.
What editor are you using currently?
Dreamweaver 8, running in Wine.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Penn » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:46 pm

Pjotr wrote:An application to update my TomTom navigation device with, because currently it's only available for Windows and Mac OS. For years, this has been (and still is) the only reason why I ever launch a VM with Windows 7 in VirtualBox.

Can't think of anything else. For the rest, the Linux ecosystem offers me all I need. :mrgreen:
For me it's Magellan. Ironic that most GPS's use Linux and/or other open source but don't have end user Linux options to interact with the device. But I don't use my GPS as much as I used to so no big deal.

The only program I truly miss in Linux is MediaMonkey. No media program in Linux I have found can be an all encompassing media program, so I guess I'd like to see something than can do it all.

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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by xenopeek » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:28 am

Moem wrote:A decent, free and full featured WYSIWYG HTML editor.
free as in gratis or libre? Looks like right now you can't have both. http://bluegriffon.org/ is open source but to use all features a license must be purchased (but perhaps you don't need all the features). https://www.google.com/webdesigner/ is closed source but doesn't cost anything. All the other Linux native WYSIWYG HTML editors I know are long dead projects.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Moem » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:37 am

xenopeek wrote: http://bluegriffon.org/ is open source but to use all features a license must be purchased (but perhaps you don't need all the features). https://www.google.com/webdesigner/ is closed source but doesn't cost anything.
Bluegriffon is most likely what I'd use if Dreamweaver did not work in Wine, which it does. I don't mind closed source, but I do object to Google Anything.

PS There's SeaMonkey Composer. But it's not all that sophisticated. Works for simple quick changes, though.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by coder123 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:23 pm

Moem wrote:A decent, free and full featured WYSIWYG HTML editor.
What about sublime text? https://www.sublimetext.com/3
Linux and most of it's apps are the way it should be for the individual user. Free and and open source. And then there's Redhat for businesses that want to use Linux.

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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Moem » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:40 pm

coder123 wrote:
Moem wrote:A decent, free and full featured WYSIWYG HTML editor.
What about sublime text?
Doesn't seem to be WYSIWYG... or are they just not communicating it clearly?
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Alexiy » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:11 am

Moem wrote:
Alexiy wrote:
Moem wrote:A decent, free and full featured WYSIWYG HTML editor.
What editor are you using currently?
Dreamweaver 8, running in Wine.
What features of dreamweaver are most important to you?

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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Moem » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:06 am

Alexiy wrote: What features of dreamweaver are most important to you?
To be honest: first and foremost the fact that I'm used to it. But if I had to name something that's not so personal: WYSIWYG. I'm helpless without that.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Flemur » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:20 am

A simple video editor like avidemux, but which doesn't crash or get the audio out of sync.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by Portreve » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:46 am

I'd really like the program that automatically adds money to my bank account.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by JohnBobSmith » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:01 pm

Gaming software, and a lot more of it. Frostbite Engine 4 and Battlefield 1 anyone? Or maybe some more racing games? Perhaps porting newer Call of Duty's over. They're not all bad, :P. I've always liked shooters, so rainbow six siege would possibly be a fun one. Really anything with a great deal of destruction. So Red Faction Guerrilla would be nice too.

But, as we all know, none of this will ever happen... So I will keep dreaming. Or buy a PS4.
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Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Post by BG405 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:25 pm

Worms Armageddon would be nice, used to have hours of fun with it. Not sure where the CD is but can probably find a copy online and try it in WINE (which at the time of writing this I have never used) - it might even work OK on the netbooks using this method. Something to investigate, maybe tonight if I find the CD. :D
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