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If you could choose one closed source software to become open

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If you could choose one closed source software to become open source, what would it be?
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WinRar
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>>51557373
4chan
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media preview (good windows program, but chinese)
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>>51557373
HFSS (high-frequency structure simulator)
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>>51557373
Microsoft Windows
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>>51557373
foobar2000, definitely.
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CS 1.6
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>>51557476
>muh gayms
>>51557423
>muh moozic
>>51557406
>muh animoos
>>51557414
>muh M$ botnet

Be serious.
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Probably either Foobar2000 or Daemon Tools. For all their posturing about being the better image mounter, WinCDEmu still doesn't support multi-track discs, so I'd love to have an open source Daemon Tools.
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OS X, so the community could fix the mess that Crapsemite and El Crap are, and revert to the old design.
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>>51557414
this
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>>51557373
Microsoft Office
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>>51557503
I am serious. Make Windows free and open-source and there might be some decent forks.
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AutoCAD since the alternatives all suck
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Premiere. There is literally no good free non linear video editing software.
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>>51557583
Good idea, preferably an older version too
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>>51557373
Photoshop and the vast majority of home users will no longer have an excuse to stay on windows.
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adobe suite
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>make widely used piece of software open source
>suddenly 1000 competing forks
>main project lines get taken over by self righteous autists who shoehorn in their own code and fuck up everything
>everything becomes utterly broken
>program dies
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>>51557566
iirc xp is open source for research.
>forks
You have a shit load of shitty linux forks. Stick to those.
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>>51557683
Didn't know about XP, but it'd be cool to have a real alternive to ReactOS.
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PROLETARIANS:
Destroy ALL WINDOWS PRODUCTS!
Destroy ALL LINUX FOKRS, SPOONS, KNIFES, KERNELS AND SHIT!
Join ALL forces to make ONE OS and ONE KERNEL for OUR SOCIALIST FUTURE!
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>>51557566
Is'nt there reverse engineered fork of Windows by Russians?
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>>51557757
Who would want to waste time reverse engineering Windows?
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>>51557779
The Chinese and Russian governments.
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>>51557642
Sartre is god tier philosopher faggot.
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>>51557373
CATIA
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>>51557757
>>51557779
>>51557788
Are you guys talking about ReactOS?It hasn't even got out of Alpha state after 2 decades.
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The Xbox 360 software

Does that count? Lots of good games I'd like to play on an emulator
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>>51557841
Is'nt React OS just Wine/Linux or as I have recently started calling Wine+Linux?
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>>51557373
Windows, not because I like it, but because WINE will actually finally work.
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>>51557757
Probably, but reverse-engineered/disassembled software =/= open-source
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>>51557406
>>51557414
>>51557423
>>51557617
These.
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>>51557841
See >>51557735

>>51557861
No, and it's "isn't", not "is'nt". It's a contraction for "is not".
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>>51557373
MatLab.This is the only piece of non free software forced down my throat by my teachers.Also maybe Autocad but my syllabus does'nt have mandatory autocad course although new students in my collage has.
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>>51557931
Just tell your professors that you are going to use Python.
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>>51557373
Windows itself.
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Matlab/Simulink
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>>51557951
>replacing matlab
>with python
Thats like replacing a Java with Javascript
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The radio/wireless chipset drivers for common Android phones.
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It'd be nice if Win7 was open sourced. It should be integrated with Linux so that it has the UNIX file system hierarchy and UNIX line endings, but keeping the same GUI (control panel / task manager and all) and get rid of Windows Registries. This way we won't need WINE and it'd be an easy switch for the avg Win user to migrate to Linux.
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>>51557414
Only this.
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>>51557373
Matlab. Probably.
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>>51557522
I still don´t understand how they managed to fuck this program up that badly.

I was constantly using it arround 2000 and it was awesome.

These days I don´t pirate games anymore because it´s too easy to simply get them for cheap on steam, but the last time I did and wanted to get deamon tools again it had turned into a steaming pile of shit
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>>51557584
Agree. Premiere is god tier.
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>>51557407
>>51557423
>>51557476
>>51557522
>>51557554
>>51557584
>>51557603
>>51557617
I don't want them to be open source.But I wish they had a Linux version
>>51558007
Probably this
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>>51558280
It is called Octave.
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Sony Vegas.
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>>51558489
CS 1.6 is nativly available on Linux via Steam for a long time now.
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Office
That will truly wnd hegemony of linux in gov and office spaces
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>>51557736
fuck off
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FruityLoops
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>>51557476
there's an open source hl1 engine in the works by russians
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>>51560941
fork lmms, make its default setup be not pure shit
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>>51557373
ida pro
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Photoshop
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ITT: people who don't know that open source means dogshit when it comes to rights granted.
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>>51559216
Octave is worthless without Simulink, might as well use Python.
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>>51560983
this
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>>51561018
I would never use Python, but I use Octave all the time. What do you do with Simulink? It looks like it could be useful if you have the FPGA code generator.
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