|Re: Windows site registry cleaner|
Message #7 Posted by bill platt on 10 Nov 2010, 3:32 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Garth Wilson
I wish I could be "windowless" but alas, I have to use many programs which are not developed for non-windows:
Abaqus (maybe they have a unix version, not sure about Linux releases),
GHS (old one is dos),
Rhino (soon to be Macompatible),
and I would like a good free FEM system...right now looking over Calculix in windows but maybe it is unix/linux supported by somebody...
It would be nice to rid myself of Windows, and yet some stuff is good, albeit in some cases only available in XP:
Movie Maker (works but so would many alternatives)
Notepad (so what, dos editor was just as good, that is simple)
I am sure all of these are more than replicated...I would be interested in a photo editor replacement. Office 2003 and later and Windows 7 crippled their usefulness by purposely replacing photo editor with a POS viewer hoping you'd buy the M$ bloatware Photo something PRO.
If only there were a way to get all these specialty expensive programs to run on non-windows....but companies that develop software won't waste time on platforms that are minuscule in market penetration.
Edited: 10 Nov 2010, 3:38 p.m.