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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2014, 06:40:09 PM »
 

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Thank you once again, Misko...and it all worked perfectly (at first I had thought something had gone wrong as i could not find Calligra, but a restart fixed it...lol)

Cheers,

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2014, 07:38:13 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2014, 11:02:57 AM »
 

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MS Visio replacement: DIA
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Briefly tried, on test box, not sure yet.??
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2014, 12:24:28 AM »
 

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Ok you have the Libre office lined through in some of those references, (at the beginning of the post) Why? Are they not working in LL?

I think I have used some of them and they seem fine but I will double check to be sure.

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2014, 04:55:12 AM »
 

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Ok you have the Libre office lined through in some of those references, (at the beginning of the post) Why? Are they not working in LL?

I think I have used some of them and they seem fine but I will double check to be sure.

Hello ohjrson,
thank you for your help. The Strikethroughs were on the original list, to denote they were part of the LibreOffice Suite.
You are correct they do work in LL.
Based on your post, I have now -
1/ removed the strikethroughs and added in superscript, being the first of these it's #1 , this will be more accurate/and informing, it is also a better way to reference that.
2/ I added in a Reference section for explaining this and any future superscripts.
3/ I gave you credit for your work in the "Removed" section, and clicked Thanks :-)
4/ I gave you credit for your work in the "Reference" section on superscript #1.

Your work helped me to improve the list for us all both now and in the future, and is very much appreciated.
Last Edit: September 13, 2014, 05:26:32 AM by bitsnpcs
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2014, 06:44:30 AM »
 

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Does that mean that LibreDraw now will work?

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2014, 07:01:06 AM »
 

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Does that mean that LibreDraw now will work?

:)

Hello Alex,
I do not have it installed, are you saying it does not work and should be removed from the original source list ?
Last Edit: September 13, 2014, 07:08:08 AM by bitsnpcs
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2014, 07:19:08 AM »
 

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The full Libre office suite is installed by default but is not visible. To see this option you click Menu,Settings, Main menu,then the left had column under XFCE. Choose either Graphics or Office (Depends which category you want to see it in) Put a tick under Libre Draw and close.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2014, 08:01:42 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2014, 12:22:53 AM »
 

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Ok you have the Libre office lined through in some of those references, (at the beginning of the post) Why? Are they not working in LL?

I think I have used some of them and they seem fine but I will double check to be sure.

Hello ohjrson,
thank you for your help. The Strikethroughs were on the original list, to denote they were part of the LibreOffice Suite.
You are correct they do work in LL.
Based on your post, I have now -
1/ removed the strikethroughs and added in superscript, being the first of these it's #1 , this will be more accurate/and informing, it is also a better way to reference that.
2/ I added in a Reference section for explaining this and any future superscripts.
3/ I gave you credit for your work in the "Removed" section, and clicked Thanks :-)
4/ I gave you credit for your work in the "Reference" section on superscript #1.

Your work helped me to improve the list for us all both now and in the future, and is very much appreciated.

Wow, Thanks Such an honor. I am sorry for not reporting back sooner but I did check they all worked fine. Thank you for the credit. I am proud to be a part of the LL forum and community.
I have recently convinced my neighbor down the hall to use LL 2.0 and he really seems to like it. He is also impressed with it (LL 2.0 or Beryl?) So that is great.

Anytime I can help with the improvements or what not please feel free to ask. After all we all benefit right?

I have also just upgraded tonight to LL 2.0 or BeRyl and I am happy so far with its performance. I just have one thing to test and then will be VERY impressed. (so far it seems to be on time) I will let you know more details later.

Thanks again.
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Simple, Fast, Efficient, Free, and Beats Windows all to hell.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2014, 06:29:39 PM »
 

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Hello ohjrson,

Thank You for checking they all work fine and reporting this back. :)
I am proud to be a part of the LL forum and community too.
It is really great you convinced your neighbor to try LL 2.0/Beryl, and that he likes it.

You are right, we all benefit, and in many ways.

I look forward to hearing how your test went on LL 2.0.
LL 2.0 was my first successful Linux install.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2014, 08:19:58 PM »
 

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Sigh..... :-\ Well... :o
The install for both my desktop and my Laptop were fine, until..... ??? wait for it.... ::)

I did the updates for the laptop (Acer Aspire 3000 with a Broadcom4318 Airforce one wireless controller) and then the wireless stopped working. :'( However I have loaded the live usb I used to install and it is working again. so I am waiting for a response.  ;D

Other than that hic up things are great.
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2014, 09:37:30 PM »
 

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Hello ohjrson,
I have put a link to a guide for you in your other thread, it uses a legacy open source driver, available via the link, there can also be another driver/s installed that needs removing for this to work, there are also instructions on removing them.
Some other pages I read were about loss of AP's so reducing/affecting connectivity with this model wifi , it was the additional driver that caused that and the removal solved it, it was added via updates so the method also includes a way to not receive that less favorable driver in future updates, so it would prevent a future problem such as this too.
This may be why the Live usb works well and the update that was installed caused the problem with the wifi to occur due to the driver conflict etc.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2014, 08:10:35 PM »
 

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Hello,

I have added a new alternative to the list today, Pan.
I installed it via the Synaptic package manager. The link is to the main page as there is manual there.

I tried it out tonight and Pan works very well indeed for both text and binaries on usenet.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2014, 06:37:29 PM »
 

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Hello,

I have added a new alternative to the list today, 'EasyTAG'.
I installed it via the Synaptic package manager. The link is to the main page.

I have been using this for just over a month now and it has worked out as a good replacement.
 


 

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