SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS: VB alternatives
m1625 at rogers.com
Tue Jan 16 20:07:20 UTC 2007
Many thanks for the suggestion. I'll take a look at Python. I have
used Real Basic, only in the XP environment. Expensive!
Maurice from Nepean
earth walker wrote:
> Hi there!
> 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
>> readily available.
>> 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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