SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS: VB alternatives

Maurice Murphy m1625 at rogers.com
Tue Jan 16 20:44:42 UTC 2007


Justin Wong wrote:
> I also have big praises for Python.
>
> If you want to get started, here's a great (Free too!) book:
> http://diveintopython.org/
>
> Justin
>
> On 1/16/07, *Maurice Murphy* <m1625 at rogers.com 
> <mailto:m1625 at rogers.com>> wrote:
>
>     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> <https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=m1625@rogers.com>
>>>     Reply-To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>>      <https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=ubuntu-ca@lists.ubuntu.com>
>>>     To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com <https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=ubuntu-ca@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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Justin,

Many thanks!

Maurice from Nepean
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