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  • #16
    I vote for VirtualDub, as implied here:

    (5) Compile a C,C++,Java,Fortran cross-compiler for Windows.

    This compiler runs on a Windows box. It compiles Windows source code and the resulting binaries will run unaltered on Linux. Ever wanted to compile VirtualDub so that it runs on Linux? This avoids having to port the source code.

    Code:
    cd /gcc/binutils-win32-linux 
    /gcc/binutils-2.18.50/configure --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu \ 
                --host=i686-pc-mingw32 \ 
                --target=i686-pc-linux-gnu \ 
                --prefix=/mingw 
    make 
    make install
    Code:
    cd /gcc/gcc-win32-linux 
    /gcc/gcc-4.2.3/configure --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu \ 
                --host=i686-pc-mingw32 \ 
                --target=i686-pc-linux-gnu \ 
                --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,java \ 
                --disable-libgomp \ 
                --prefix=/mingw 
    make 
    make install
    Now you copy everything in /mingw to C:\mingw on a Windows box and start compiling there. After you have compiled your Windows program, say VirtualDub, on your Windows computer, you transfer the resulting executable back to Linux and run it there. Of course, for most compilations you will also need to compile a version of the make program for Windows. You can compile the make program for Windows, on your Linux box, by using the cross-compiler you built in step (3).

    FROM: Free Compilers and Cross-Compilers for Linux and Windows.

    http://linuxhelp.150m.com/compile/gcc-compilers.htm

    Also: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8411

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    • #17
      I'd like to see some more/better guitar effect apps ported over to Linux as I play bass and need some crazy effects from time to time. I don't care for any specific one whether its Guitar Rig or whatever. Guitar Rig has a mac port so it couldn't be hard for Native Instruments to get it on Linux. I refuse to run it in Wine too because I don't get native asio that way unfortunately.

      The second thing I'd like to see is some more games obviously. And then the third one, hmm.. I don't really need anything other than that.
      Last edited by Malikith; 05-13-2008, 01:16 AM.

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      • #18
        I think the most important things lacking in Linux at the moment, besides the obvious (big-name games) are the little yet pervasive apps that everyone uses:

        1. Messengers -- Skype is in a very unstable shape with limited features, Yahoo and MSN are completely missing, while Pidgin and Kopete are valiant efforts but lack the important features like voice and webcam.

        2. Total Commander -- it is THE best file manager out there, and unfortunately Krusader and Gnome-commander don't even come close (they are clunky, unstable and ugly). MC is better but console-only unfortunately.

        3. IrfanView -- yes, we have a plethora of various image viewers, but they are unstable, featureless, and slow as hell. The fact that I prefer running IrfanView in Wine to any ot the native ones says it all.

        Frankly, if these three areas were covered 100% in Linux (the way playing videos is, with three excellent apps in MPlayer, VNC and Xine) then we could say that Linux is "ready" for mass adoption. As it stands now, people who are used to Win* need to adapt and compromise in order to make the switch -- sure, it's possible, but they'll always feel something is "missing".

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        • #19
          TeraTerm

          TeraTerm (or something similar). Minicom sucks beyond measure,
          putty lacks xmodem/zmodem support (and a menubar), and teraterm can't
          even display 2400baud serial line data in realtime when running under
          wine.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Jade View Post
            I vote for VirtualDub, as implied here:
            Have you tried avidemux2? I was a long time virtualdub fan until I started using avidemux2. I've found it to be as good (in somethings better) then old vdub.

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            • #21
              I like avidemux2, too.

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              • #22
                Cubase. With all the working VST Plugins system.

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                • #23
                  Foobar
                  Notepad++
                  floAt's Mobile Agent

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by mgc8 View Post
                    1. Messengers -- Skype is in a very unstable shape with limited features, Yahoo and MSN are completely missing, while Pidgin and Kopete are valiant efforts but lack the important features like voice and webcam.
                    http://www.amsn-project.net/ might help with the webcam support for MSN.
                    IrfanView -- yes, we have a plethora of various image viewers, but they are unstable, featureless, and slow as hell. The fact that I prefer running IrfanView in Wine to any ot the native ones says it all.
                    I've gotten used to Comix now although I really do miss Hamana I really liked it when I used windows.
                    http://miyano.s53.xrea.com/

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                    • #25
                      I've never had Skype crash on me ever since I've begun using it on my new laptop. Webcam works fine, voice chatting works fine.

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                      • #26
                        Adobe Lightroom - there is no open source end-to-end digital image workflow app that can hold a candle to it, especially on the tagging and sorting end of things - at least there are RAW processing options, from all the dcraw-based apps like UFRaw and the closed-source RawTherapee. Bibble is the best of the commercial Linux options, but it has a clunky UI compared to LR, while Lightzone shows real promise.

                        Adobe Photoshop - I had CS1 working in Wine for a while, but it stopped working for reasons unknown (possibly a font issue), and it never did close down tidily anyway. Again, there are no open source apps that bring everything to the table, though GIMP and Krita are converging on it. I've given up on the glacial development of Cinepaint.

                        There is no #3 in mind right now, but I'll post it if I think of one.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
                          I've never had Skype crash on me ever since I've begun using it on my new laptop. Webcam works fine, voice chatting works fine.
                          Unfortunately in my case it wasn't so rosy :-/ I tried it on various computers, both laptop and desktop, and indeed the newer versions seem not to crash -- however, they aren't very stable either, i.e. sometimes I can login and chat perfectly with voice and cam, and in the next minute it complains about not being able to connect, errors about the audio hardware (which works perfectly otherwise) and so on. I just can't rely on it the way I do with the windowz version which works flawlessly (and the new HD mode is quite astonishing when both parties have the right hardware)...

                          I also tried aMSN but it kept giving errors about my webcam, that was some time ago so I should give the newer versions a try. Also gYachi was promising in the Yahoo departament until it kindof died as a project. Kopete has some support but still patchy... etc. etc.

                          Originally posted by Aradreth
                          I've gotten used to Comix
                          Hey, thanks for that one! I didn't know about it and it seems to be a nice viewer, although quite unstable too -- it crashed on me the second time I ran it... *Sigh*

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                          • #28
                            i want VMware infrastructure Client....

                            apart from that... I'm with fine with apps on Linux, I do like winSCP but konqueror does it all, just prefer the way winSCP does it... and photoshop would be cool, but I'd rahter learn how to use the Gimp. I agree with IRFRANVIEW or whatever it's called, I really like it in windows and Kview seems to have a few really annoying problems on my system, but i've never looked any further so i'm sure I will find something.

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                            • #29
                              1. Addictive Drums
                              2. Ableton Live
                              3. Native VST support.

                              The whole reason i got into linux is because of the immense routing options JACK gives for audio work. It makes Rewire look like poop.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by mgc8 View Post
                                Hey, thanks for that one! I didn't know about it and it seems to be a nice viewer, although quite unstable too -- it crashed on me the second time I ran it... *Sigh*
                                I've never had comix crash on me maybe you where just unlucky.

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