SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS: VB alternatives

Maurice Murphy m1625 at rogers.com
Tue Jan 16 20:07:20 UTC 2007


earth walker,

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.
>
> HTH
> EW.
>
>
>   
>> 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 
>> improvement:
>>
>> 1.  Read/Write ability for ntsf disks/partitions without tweaking would be 
>> great.
>>
>> 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 
>> year!
>>
>> 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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