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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2017, 07:48:53 am »
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2017, 08:47:35 am »
What Windows OS are you wanting to install.
I have Dell Windows XP Home OEM Install Discs.

I appreciate the offer, though I could install XP, I have an old XP install disc around here somewhere with a retail license.  The problem with XP is that it can't be activated anymore, at least not on the Internet (not that I want to get on the Internet with XP.)  You may still be able to do it over the phone, I'm not sure.  Of course, there are ways around that, but I don't know if they actually work.  I understand some of them just extend the time period you have to activate.  (I hate that stupid crap)  I may give it a shot after my vacation, which starts Thursday.

I could go 7, but I destroyed my 7 discs and license keys last year.  No going back.  :))  Besides, 7 really ticked me off.  BSODs right and left.  It was something to do with the motherboard and memory, or Nvidia, or something in my desktop.  I just know I have absolutely no issues with Peppermint on that same computer.

Edit:  Actually, I may have put XP on my old Pentium dual core system a while back, I just don't remember if I replaced it with Peppermint or not.  I was trying something that wasn't working, so I may have.  I'll have to boot that computer and take a look.
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2017, 09:25:00 am »
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2017, 09:41:21 am »
It has XP on it but my hack to stop the activation thing didn't work, so it tells me it needs activated, but when I click on the thing it says it's activated.  ::)  I'll have to reset the activation thing tonight.

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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2017, 07:26:27 am »
Are there any Windows-only programs that you miss in Linux?


Yes... for photo archiving & management I miss IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/ maybe one day, when I feel more energized, I'll try running it in WINE... 

Hi Spence,

I like to keep things simple, personally gThumb works for me, it mirrors how I arrange my "Picture" folder and able to transfer photos between M$ to Linux, keeping j-peg and png integrity.    ;)

I list folders numerically 000 to 100 as 001_My_Pix, 02_Family, 03_Children, 05_Profile_Pix, 010_Amazon_Purchase_Screenie, 011_eBay_Purchase_Screenie, 012_Utility, 15_e-Book_Project, 030_holiday_snaps_Germany 032_holdiay_Snaps_Greece, 050_Odds_&_Ends, etc etc. If theres is a need to expand I create another folder within the main folder as a new ongoing chapter.

Occasionally I miss the easy set up wizard of M$. But naught else. Shotwell, hmmmm, unprintable......! Digikam, overkill for my needs, but an excellent tool.   :D
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2017, 02:21:42 pm »

Hi Spence,

I like to keep things simple, personally gThumb works for me, it mirrors how I arrange my "Picture" folder and able to transfer photos between M$ to Linux, keeping j-peg and png integrity.    ;)

I list folders numerically 000 to 100 as 001_My_Pix, 02_Family, 03_Children, 05_Profile_Pix, 010_Amazon_Purchase_Screenie, 011_eBay_Purchase_Screenie, 012_Utility, 15_e-Book_Project, 030_holiday_snaps_Germany 032_holdiay_Snaps_Greece, 050_Odds_&_Ends, etc etc. If theres is a need to expand I create another folder within the main folder as a new ongoing chapter.

Occasionally I miss the easy set up wizard of M$. But naught else. Shotwell, hmmmm, unprintable......! Digikam, overkill for my needs, but an excellent tool.   :D

I have just installed this and will play with it for a bit... my personal consternation is with the way transferring photos from each successive cell phone has changed the exif data... so all photos appear to have been taken on the day of transfer... i emptied the palm pre photos by transferring them to the laptop... dates all changed... then again with each of the Nokia Windows phone trade ins all names and dates changed again...  same again for both my Samsung phones...
fortunately I have maintained a separate back up which never moved on or off any cell phone... but it's just aggravating...
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2017, 07:57:23 pm »
Is it not just the file that's got the date of copying on it?

https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/27245/is-there-a-free-program-to-batch-change-photo-files-date-to-match-exif

cooolio... thanks so much murraymint... will be playing with this tomorrow...
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2017, 05:06:19 am »
@Skara  have you looked in to http://mypaint.org/downloads/
I have this installed on Peppemint 7 on my daughter's machine.
She uses a Wacom tablet to draw most of of her manga.
She used to complain that GIMP is not a drawing application with the choppy strokes  etc....:-\ ....looked fine to me but I guess I don't have that special eye LOL ;).  We went through Inkskape, and krita but they just did not hit the spot..... but mypaint does what  she wanted.

Anyway she has been using mypaint  for just about a 9 months now and has been very happy, with it, and it really shows in her work.
 

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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2017, 02:23:58 pm »
I used GIMP for several smaller projects and never had any problems with it. There are probably some limitations, though I never really felt them. One cannot compare it to Photoshop, obviously, since Photoshop is a whole "suite". Then again, GIMP is not a memory hog like Photoshop :P.

I used to work in Blender a lot in the past (skeleton rigging, weight painting, armor and clothing models for Oblivion and Skyrim, etc.). From what I heard, it's considered a reference for 3D software in the graphics industry.

The only thing I really truly miss is commercial games, especially the old ones. If they don't work well in WINE, there is nothing one can do...

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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2017, 03:35:01 pm »
Is it not just the file that's got the date of copying on it?

https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/27245/is-there-a-free-program-to-batch-change-photo-files-date-to-match-exif

After a few days of play, I deleted the program, for it kept telling me "no exif data detected" or #somesuchmess... I am deciding The Universe is wanting me to let go of my photo filing OCD tendencies  ;)
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2017, 08:05:57 am »
To refresh my memory, I installed windies 10 on an old Dell, set it up, got it looking reasonable, battle royal with windies permissions and location of my computer, then notification for apps. I turned them OFF, windies on reboot turned back them ON.

Net result, bye, bye windies. Do I miss the hassle, no.....!  ;)
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2017, 03:36:24 pm »
Quote from: cavy link=topic=4836.msg61065#msg61065 date=1506524757
Net result, bye, bye windies. Do I miss the hassle, no.....!  ;)[/quote

I don't miss any of the Windblows hassles either
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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2017, 04:06:12 pm »
I think the last time I owned a Windows computer(At Home) was 2005 that's when I moved full-time to Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog).  Still have that CD I got from Canonical. 8)
Don't really remember any of the Windows applications I used back then.  :-\

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Re: One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2017, 05:11:43 pm »
I think the last time I owned a Windows computer(At Home) was 2005 that's when I moved full-time to Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog).  Still have that CD I got from Canonical. 8)
Don't really remember any of the Windows applications I used back then.  :-\

I did not own a computer (Lenovo N200 laptop until 2008) and only discovered Linux in 2011. lol  8)
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