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rmcellig

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Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 19:58    Post subject:  Top things to use Wine for  

I am not a gamer so I don't plan on using Wine for that.

What are the top apps that most Puppy users use with Wine? This will help me alot in figuring out what I can do with Wine using Puppy Linux. Thanks!!
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Jasper


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Location: England

PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 20:09    Post subject:  

Hi,

Who knows? What is it you want to run and why can't you check for yourself?

Also, I recall you run a business and if so, doing what?

My regards
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 20:46    Post subject:  

Hi Jasper!

Thanks for getting back to me. I was just curious as to what Puppy users use Wine for aside from games.

I host a jazz radio show at the university of ottawa (24 years now). Love it!! I use puppy linux and Xubuntu for all of my audio editing and recording.

I do have an issue with my external Mic recording in Audacity but I think it would be an easy fix.
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musher0


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Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 21:05    Post subject: Re: Top things to use Wine for  

rmcellig wrote:
I am not a gamer so I don't plan on using Wine for that.

What are the top apps that most Puppy users use with Wine? This will help me alot in figuring out what I can do with Wine using Puppy Linux. Thanks!!


Hello, rmcellig.

In answer to your question concerning the top apps, I wouldn't know.

I, for one, use wine to take over where Linux leaves off, i.e. to run very specialized programs that do not yet have either a Linux version or a proper equivalent in Linux. I find that I use wine less and less, since this gap is progressively being filled.

TreeDBNotes, jpegcrop, CatsCradle, Ocean, are examples of specialized wine programs that I occasionally use.

Have a great day!

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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 21:22    Post subject:  

Hi MusherO

Nice to hear from someone who lives across the river. I have been looking forward to chatting with someone from the area who is into Linux. I wasn't sure if anyone in the region used Linux especially puppy Linux until now. Smile
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`f00


Joined: 06 Nov 2008
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Location: the Western Reserve

PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 21:29    Post subject:
Subject description: mostly ditto
 

dunno about most users - mainly some more text editors and a few graphic tools for me

metapad
notetab lite
xplorer² lite with editor²
irfanview
iconsextract
@iconsushi
fscap
htmlcolor and pixeur (color pickers)

niche-fillers to be sure (no full-blown win stuff that's better done natively anyway, imo)

the only add I'll probably be doing for wine is to enable a nice soothing yet interesting screensaver - the linux ones I've seen just look ugly/primitive/distracting... (sry about that, I called myself in for replacement pundit duty such as 'tis)

good gig, jazz radio at the U )
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Henry

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 21:55    Post subject:  

These are the ones I use almost daily:

Acrobat 4 with Quite Imposing, Personal Address Book, Calendar Program, SyncBack, Ocr-Sprint, and RootsMagic

These are mostly old, small, good, familiar (to me) ones I've used for many years. Well, you asked . . .
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RSH


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Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 23:17    Post subject:  

Hi.

I use PortableApps and different Applications. Mostly Kid3 and MP3Gain.

PortableApps Starter


PortableApps Directory


Portable Linux Applications Directory


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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012, 13:35    Post subject:  

irfanview
MSoffice 2003 (libreoffice does odd things to my extensive footnotes)
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RaptureWatcher

Joined: 05 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 01:41    Post subject:  

i use the Youtube downloader program (all You have to do is open the .exe file in Wine) Wine is great for small file size programs, i haven't had any problems except having to wait 25 seconds or so until the program window appears.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 06:57    Post subject:  

Format Factory video converter works fine under wine. I get the odd message that it needs to close, but it doesn´t and keeps going.
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jakfish

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 07:04    Post subject:  

For someone who uses a computer primarily for word processing, I find Word 97 is still the definitive application, especially for battery-operated computers. Its CPU usage is low and it can handle anything other than *.docx (which current abiword can process).

I'm a SoftMaker fan as well, but a Wine/Word97 arrangement is still my go-to.

Jake
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jakfish

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 07:21    Post subject:  

Also, HandBase--an excellent database app--runs on Wine. HandBase also runs on Android, Windows, Windows CE, so the databases are easily shared and without a need for conversion.

Jake
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Terryphi


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Location: West Wales, Britain.

PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 08:26    Post subject:  

For me these are essential:

Quicken 2000
Digiguide TV Guide

I don't use Usenet much these days but when I do Agent newsreader is much better than Pan.

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