SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS: VB alternatives
earth_walker at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 16 18:05:42 UTC 2007
Have you looked into Python for your programming needs? The syntax is
simple, it can be used for both scripts and as compiled executables, I'd
imagine a short learning curve for a VB user, and it has powerful features
from other languages that make it a breeze to use.
Also, RealBASIC is an object-oriented, cross-platform BASIC that works on
lInux. I know nothing about it.
>From: Maurice Murphy <m1625 at rogers.com>
>Reply-To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com
>Subject: SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS
>Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 10:52:04 -0500
>I must admit that I am a Debian Linux addict. I have spent much time with
>Xandros Professional as a lay beta tester. Unfortunately, Xandros was not
>too happy on my HP Media box, so I returned to Ubuntu for a second look.
>I'm impressed! I now use Ubuntu as my primary operating system. I only
>revert to XP to tweak some Visual Basic apps. that I built as a volunteer
>for a couple of charitable organizations.
>Again, I really like Ubuntu, but I do have some suggestions for
>1. Read/Write ability for ntsf disks/partitions without tweaking would be
>2. More detailed help needed for the installation of network printers. It
>took me some time to get everything working. The Xandros Printer Wizard is
>something worth looking at;
>3. Could not Gimp Help be loaded automatically with the Gimp? I want to
>use the Gimp, but this would be made a lot easier if the Help file was
>4. An ability to import Thunderbird addresses and messages from the XP
>version would be really nice to have. I'm not a great fan of Evolution. I
>prefer Thunderbird with the Lightning extension for calendars, etc.
>5. Small bug: if you don't shut down Skype manually before a restart, you
>end up with a Skype crash, which also negates any selected Screensaver.
>I'm still looking for a Ubuntu friendly replacement for Visual Basic that
>does not involve a massive language learning effort. I will be 82 this
>Once again, I'm very happy, very happy, very happy with Ubuntu! Besides, I
>really like the philosophy that drives its development.
>Take care all. Happy and healthy 2007!
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