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Author Topic: Linux based applications  (Read 2381 times)

dhayfule

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Linux based applications
« on: October 30, 2009, 01:22:25 AM »
Does Donation Coder plan to release a Linux version of the applications like Screenshot Captor, since I have transitioned from windows to Ubuntu and am feeling it to be a great transition.

Tuxman

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 04:27:26 PM »
There is no application which is actually "based" on Linux...

For most apps there already is a great Linux alternative. The import command perfectly does everything you can expect from a screenshotting app...

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zridling

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 10:03:37 PM »
Tuxman, I don't understand your reply. Could you elaborate?

dhayfule, congrats on the switch! Are you using Gnome or KDE (I presume Gnome since you said Ubuntu).

40hz

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 10:31:03 PM »
For most apps there already is a great Linux alternative.

Mostly true. But I still wouldn't mind seeing a version of FARR come out for Linux ... :)  ;)

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 08:01:04 AM »
Tuxman, I don't understand your reply. Could you elaborate?
Well then:

1) There is no application which is actually "based" on Linux...
Linux is a kernel. It could be hard to even imagine how an application should be based on it.

2) For most apps there already is a great Linux alternative.
Self-explaining.

3) The import command perfectly does everything you can expect from a screenshotting app...
Direct reply to the OP's request (Screenshot Captor). On Linux I take screenshots via import, it allows a wide variety of parameters and is usually a part of your distribution anyway.

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 08:10:48 AM »
@Tuxman, do you happen to know of an article that points out all the great Linux alternatives that replaces all the DC apps with instructions on how to use them if you're a Linux newb?

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 08:14:56 AM »
Not really, I don't even know about all DC apps ...  ;D

Does that help?

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2009, 08:51:42 AM »
Sadly no. Sites like those are a dime a dozen. Just see osalt.com for example.

It's really stuff like the import command that are very understated.

Thanks though for not taking offense. I was worried I might have come off sarcastic.  :P

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Re: Linux based applications
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 06:47:18 AM »
Thanks Tuxman! I was thinking too much. One of the things I really love is being "ready to go" after installation. At most, there's 2-4 apps I install from other repositories and that's it.