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So in other words not games, not office unless you are a professional copy editor etc.

I'm looking for real apps that have no equivalent in linux like photoshop for pre-print layouts or macromedia flash if you are a web designer etc.

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InDesign, Quark-Xpress and LinoPress among others come to my mind. All of them are needed for serious Magazine/Newspaper layout and the "Linux equivalents" don't cut it at all (they posess maybe 10-20% of the features that are needed for todays publishing). Lot of work to be done in that area.

Another thing Linux still lacks imho is a very good OCR scanning software (in Windows, there is e.g. Omnipage).

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Yep just retried gocr and its as bad as ever ... no change IMHO for the last few years!

 

And playing with scribus right now and ... yep its better than 1 yr ago but Im still wonderig if I want to continue ....

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The only thing that *I* need for what I do with my computer is income tax software. But that's something I don't forsee happening for a long time.

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There isn't a Lotus Notes client, which up until recently had been a big problem for me. I have it running successfully under wine, and posted my Tips & Trick on how to get it working.

 

It's mostly OK, apart from the mouse cursor disappearing so you can only see highlights moving around. Can be a bit freaky at first, but you get used to it. A Linux client would be better, but no idea if IBM will actually do anything about it or not.

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There isn't a Lotus Notes client, which up until recently had been a big problem for me.  I have it running successfully under wine, and posted my Tips & Trick on how to get it working.

 

It's mostly OK, apart from the mouse cursor disappearing so you can only see highlights moving around.  Can be a bit freaky at first, but you get used to it.  A Linux client would be better, but no idea if IBM will actually do anything about it or not.

Yep this is the weirdest situation, IBM and a linux version of the server but no linux client ?

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I agree, seems like they only are interested in captivating the server market with offering a Linux version of Domino. But then not actually realising that maybe, just maybe, that they might be running Linux on the desktop too :P

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i'm so happy that matlab has a unix/linux version. if there wasn't such a version, there would be octave or scilab. both good in their own ways.

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When I was producing signs, there was no linux software that would design, RIP for wide format print, or trace to line art for a cutter. The software I used, Flexisign Pro, was available in both windows and mac. I used both. No linux. This is $5,000 per seat software.

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I have noticed a lack of professional quality DVD authoring software. There are tools for transcoding, yes, but nothing like Sonic Scenarist.

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I use Flash in my site design now and then. I once found Flash for Linux. The project was in its infancy when I first visited that site, haven't tried it out yet... besides, I use Macromedia Flash on my Powerbook ;)

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