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Old 1st June 2009, 11:15   #46
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Quick question? How is the compatibility with the other softwares (Anti-virus, system utilities, media players, etc) and games?
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Quick question? How is the compatibility with the other softwares (Anti-virus, system utilities, media players, etc) and games?
Umm not sure what you are asking.
Linux has its own media players etc., And you do not need any anti-virus etc in the normal run environment.
As for games, there are limited games available, the most notable being Unreal tournament,
To run windows game you need to run "WINE" which is an emulator to run windows applications.
However I would not advise that route to a newbie for big applications.
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I had 8.10 and windows till last month.
Now 9.04 with Vista.
Prefer 9.04 than vista. But have to keep both as to solve windows related issues for people.

But I have a problem on 9.04
  • The Reliance datacard does not work properly.
  • First of all you dont have a dialer. you have to use console for the connection (after configuring the usb modem)
  • The web browser is offline every time you open it. You have to manually un-check the work offline button to go online.
Does anybody have the solutions for these ?
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using wine is fairly easy. Just install it , and you should be able to run windows apps by just double clicking on them.

I finished playing max payne 1 and 2, worked flawlessly

If you are just trying out linux, try 9.04, but if you need it to be stable and reliable , stick to their stable releases.
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using wine is fairly easy. Just install it , and you should be able to run windows apps by just double clicking on them.
Cool. Can you give me the link to download WINE. I'm only using Windows as some applications I use at work only run on Windows. If they work on Ubuntu with WINE, then it's definitely Windows being thrown out of the Window for me. XP was ok but Vista sucks. Haven't tried out Win7.
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if you have ubuntu, from the top menu, select add/remove applications and in the list, just search for wine
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Ok. I basically wanted to see if I can run the same/similar Windows-based applications and games I'm used to, in Ubuntu. I wanted to get a first-hand user feedback on this. Thanks for the feedback.
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some stuff like vlc and firefox have linux versions, and there are open source alternatives for other applications - deluge instead of bitcomet/uTorrent, GIMP instead of photoshop. Chances are , there is always an equivalent linux app
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some stuff like vlc and firefox have linux versions, and there are open source alternatives for other applications - deluge instead of bitcomet/uTorrent, GIMP instead of photoshop. Chances are , there is always an equivalent linux app
And it's usually much better than the equivalent Windows application.
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Cool. Can you give me the link to download WINE. I'm only using Windows as some applications I use at work only run on Windows.

The question is answered already, but adding my 2 paisa - you do NOT need to look elsewhere for most applications for your GNU/Linux OS. The concerned distro will have their own repositories for each version.

What are the windows applications you run in office?
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  • The web browser is offline every time you open it. You have to manually un-check the work offline button to go online.
Your answer is here:-

[ubuntu] Firefox opens with offline mode [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums


If you are using how do you connect? Wvdial?

Have you tried gnome-ppp ?
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Ok. I basically wanted to see if I can run the same/similar Windows-based applications and games I'm used to, in Ubuntu. I wanted to get a first-hand user feedback on this. Thanks for the feedback.
That depends on which application you use in Windows.

For web browsing / playing movies and "basic" document editing, you will not miss anything in Linux. It has pretty decent apps. Usually for Home PCs, that would suffice.

Apps that serve a specific purpose would usually be missing and you would have to run Windows versions.

(e.g. CAD/ CAM, viewing dumps from CAT / MRI scan, Financial Auditing, Finite Element Analysis )
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have tried chromium browser(google) from one of the ppa's in Ubuntu Jaunty.it is fine but in early alpha stages with daily download of around 23MB.
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Midori browser with latest Webkit-gtk port.Try if you like to experiment.It also uses the latest webkit-gtk port.recent versions seldom crash(atleast for me!).
below is the repositories which you need to add to your /etc/apt/sources.list file as sudoer/root.
Ubuntu:Jaunty -

[code]
#webkit
deb Index of /webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src Index of /webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

#midori
deb Index of /midori/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src Index of /midori/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
[/code]
Here is my /etc/apt/sources.list for anyone interested:
pastebin - Ubuntu-Jaunty /etc/apt/sources. - post number 1443606

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What are the windows applications you run in office?
We use a lodicator software on ships. It's used to calculate the stability and the stresses on the ship for a particular condition.
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We use a lodicator software on ships.
^^^^

Most of such "Domain specific" software wont work on anything other then Windows.

For that, either use WINE or VMWare's virtual player that would help you run a Windows instance inside Linux. This software is free.

WINE does not work well with Audit requirements for such packages most of the time.
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