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Dual sim phone with 23meg camera

Dual sim phone with 23meg camera





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I am getting to know many new programs and cool apps This needs to be addressed me thinks. And apperently now AP: Reviewed by chris H from With on 30th Jan 23meg pondered for Sim long time whether to go Dual the S2 or the 4S previously was a iphone 3GS user. Battery life seems pretty fair, bout a day and a half, moderate use. So I used Bluetooth to transfer photos but it just saved them on Camera pc as thumbnails so the pics Phone tiny and would blur if expanded!
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dual sim phone with 23meg camera

dual sim phone with 23meg camera

dual sim phone with 23meg camera

dual sim phone with 23meg camera

dual sim phone with 23meg camera

dual sim phone with 23meg camera

dual sim phone with 23meg camera

dual sim phone with 23meg camera

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A big issue for this phone has always been battery life, and because of this I prepared by purchasing an upgraded battery! I checked all my connections in the back and they are all plugged in correctly. My daughter, who got her white S2 a couple of months before me has also had problems with her S2, the microphone has all but stopped working making it sound like she is silent calling people, the headphone jack has packed up and, despite trying various chargers, the phone wont charge properly. I’m still learning linux so it will be a while before I can even think of getting rid of windows. Firewire in general would be noticeably faster for video transfer than USB 2. It is important to inform people that if they delete their Skype folder, that they will be deleting ALL their Skype history: I’ve never had a problem with it.

A big issue for this phone has always been battery life, and because of this I prepared by purchasing an upgraded battery! However, it is still in my cupboard at home, unopened.

For my personal use, I have found the battery is lacking in some circumstances, but my lifestyle means I have rarely been caught short. I accept that for other users, battery life has been worse, but for my use it has been acceptable.

I tend to charge my S2 once every 1. However if I have had a mad browsing session or have been playing heavily on a certain game involving a catapult and irate poultry, it soon depletes!

But seeing as my wi-fi is always on at home, and I have emails synching regularly too, the battery lasts long enough for me. I have found tweaking screen settings has helped, as well as restricting social networking sites and turning off haptic feedback.

Internet connectivity and browsing has always been flawless, and fast. However, I find there are a few issues at the moment with the web browser occasionally locking up.

I think, though, this may be down to some unwanted bloatware rather than any fault of the phone. The browsing experience is quite fluid once you get used to it, and you can add and manage favourites with relative ease.

One thing that is frustrating, though, is that you can’t close down the browser completely without using task manager. When only one browser window is left open, it would be nice to be able to close it and exit to home screen.

But you can’t, so your browser is always open in the background unless you close it via task manager. Another element of the browser that I think could have been tweaked is the downloads page.

Once you have viewed a download and deleted it from your list, it does not delete the file from the media folder. It would have been nice to have the option to delete both for those occasions where you download something only to decide you don’t actually want it.

It just means having to delete things manually, but it would have been nice if they could have incorporated a menu where you get the choice to delete the actual media at the same time.

All in all, though, these are very minor gripes. One final point to mention is that I use wi-fi when at home and during longer browsing sessions the phone gets quite warm.

It concerned me to start with because I wondered if it was going to cause any damage, or premature screen burn out but thus far I have seen no ill effects but I accept that at only 13 months old there is time for it to develop some yet.

One major gripe that I currently have, though, revolves around non-removable programs, one in particular. I am, of course, talking about voice talk! I think my ‘home’ button may be faulty now because even after only one press, voice talk opens and is doing so with annoying regularity at the moment.

Suffice to say I wanted to remove it, but can’t. I could live with that if I could just turn it off, but alas I can’t. For a supposed fully customisable operating system, I find that curious and a bit annoying.

One thing I have used quite a lot is the camera, and I have to say for a phone camera and a Samsung one at that it is pretty respectable. It has plenty of settings and takes some good quality snaps.

Video recording is great if the light is good, but in low light conditions it gives very noisy footage. I can’t really complain though as it is a phone, not a camcorder! Although the phone comes with editing software, I have never used it so I cannot comment on that.

Texting is quite easy, but then I only use the standard Samsung keyboard. I tried the ‘swype’ and keypad sweeping settings and found it to be unreliable and clunky – more of a marketing gimmick than a real-world feature.

I daresay I could have kept at it, but if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, right? A point I want to make here is how fragmented some of the OS options are. For instance, in messaging you can set many options for SMS, MMS etc, but there are no settings for input which would lead you to believe there are none.

So you have to exit and go to the main system settings in order to change that. Except you don’t, you just have to press and hold the screen in your message field and an input menu opens.

There is yet another menu in the keyboard itself for changing predictive text and other options. Being new to Android, I have always felt it is counter intuitive to have so many fragmented options menus, but as I have become more experienced I have become more familiar with how Android and Touchwiz work so I have reached a state of competence.

That said, why can’t all the settings for messaging be in one place? Finally, this phone will not let you send SMS messages greater than 3 messages long. I have no idea why.

Anything longer than 3 messages gets automatically converted into an MMS, and there is no way of changing it that I could find. As with everything else though, these things are minor gripes, but if they were addressed they would go a long way to making the experience a little more enjoyable.

One feature that I found out about by complete accident is this phone can be used as a turn by turn satnav! Granted, it kills the battery, but when your actual satnav dies unexpectedly when you are in the middle of London, it is a really nice surprise to find out your phone can do the job just as well!

I was actually speechless that it worked so effectively, and got me to my next appointment on time. I have used it several times since and although it works brilliantly in major cities, it is a little more hit and miss in countryside areas.

That said, as a backup I think it is an awesome feature. I have never used this phone for music, so I cannot comment on that element. Emailing is a fairly nice experience, and the phone has the built in ability to view.

I use a Blackberry as a work phone, and the S2 surpasses it for it’s ability to open complex documents. I also like how the S2 synchs with my mailbox so if I delete something on my phone, it removes it from the servers inbox too.

However, I use my S2 with a Hotmail account and have never been able to get it to work with the junk folder. There is a list of all the folders that I have in my account, but if I select junk, it says ‘refreshing’ but nothing ever loads.

This is a little frustrating as sometimes I get important emails come through that go to junk and I would like to be able to access that folder in the same way I do my inbox without having to use the internet browser to log into my account.

Overall, though, emailing is a good enough experience and the phone handles things competently. Apps are easy to come by, and the Play store is easy enough to navigate. However, I feel that a lot of apps want unreasonable access privileges to my phone, and because of that I am very selective with what I install.

The previously mentioned title involving irate poultry is one example. Initially the app only wanted basic access rights, but as soon as the next update came out it was asking for a lot more.

Why does a game I play need to know my GPS location? Why does it need to know who I am talking to on my phone? I don’t believe it should need any more access than phone state so that it can allow incoming calls etc.

I didn’t update because of these unreasonable ‘rights’. What frustrates me about the Play store is that some of the main titles are not available to buy. They are free ‘ad supported’ apps that are nothing more than a front to mine personal data from people in my opinion.

I am very careful with what I install on my S2, and other than a couple of apps, it has remained pretty much as it was when I had it. Every day elements of this phone are also present and functional.

Calendar, alarm clock, calculator etc. There appears to be a bug with my phone where if I press my clock display it will not open the clock menu. I had to put a separate shortcut on my home page for the clock to access it.

It’s only a little niggle, but one I believe should not be there. Overall, I have been really happy with this phone. It has taken some getting used to but it is a brilliant phone for the money when compared to it’s closest rivals.

I would recommend the S2 to those who want a versatile phone but do not want to pay the earth. Granted it is not a top spec phone by todays standards, but for the money it is a great choice.

I have decided to give the Nexus 4 a try and see if I can finally settle into Android. I will be keeping my S2 as a backup though as although it feels less intuitive to me than my 3G, it has not only been reliable but also extremely useful.

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Reviewed by shelly from uk on 22nd Oct Amazing phone, i love it! Was using the blackberry before and that seems so slow now.

Reviewed by Sumant from UK on 21st Sep Amzing fatures and definitely the best phone on market before S3 although a real awful battery life. I am into 15th month of my contract of 18 months and I have to recharge battery after hrs of use.

Intemittently disconnecting HD screen interface. Overall big bang mobile but as usual a very very poor batter Reviewed by ace from Jamaica on 6th Sep Such a device. I am walking around with my laptop.

M from uk on 4th Sep All rounder Galaxy s2 Android is a very good quality light weight truly smart phone. Get it enjoy it. I used it for seven months no complain.

After only a few weeks I sold this and bought as a last minute replacement a Sony Xperia P – whilst this started off well, just like the HTC did, it’s really not that great and after only another few weeks I have made the decision to sell this, and buy a new Galaxy S2.

I was considering the Galaxy S3, but it’s just a little too big for my liking. I compared the specs of the S2 even though I knew them already with my fiancee’s Xperia S, and for all of the benefits of the Sony, there were ten for the Samsung.

After years of being a Nokia fan, I am well and truly a Galaxy S2 fan. Reviewed by freddy from Costa Rica on 19th Aug Simply amazing phone fast light and stetics kick others phones off Rating: Reviewed by Mardave from Flintshire North Wales on 1st Aug I am very disapponted with this phone as the screen keeps blackening out, and keeps moving around from up right to sideways when browsing through internet and making phone calls.

Not ideal phone for hard of hearing as the volume not very clear on speaker mode. Difficult to hold as it to streamline to thin as you are catching the side buttons, which turns off and altering the volume as well.

It’s going back and out comes again my Blackberry as it is a better phone Rating: Reviewed by Paul from N. Ireland on 26th Jul Brilliant phone. Great design and very fast.

Works well on ice cream sandwich 4. Well worth buying Rating: I have had three in a row which have been faulty and Orange now refuse to replace with a different model until their “diagnostic system” says so.

Oftenhave to turn it off and back on again just to make a phone call, and the same to receive email. The dictation “tap and speak” does not work at all. The screenlock does not work, so if the phone cannot be carried in your pocket without a case as you end up randomly calling people.

I have never had a whole days battery life out of it – if I have been out for the whole day there is no chance of using the phone on the way home. If using frequently eg for internet battery will not last past lunchtime.

I was persuaded into buying this phone by staff in an Orange shop – worst purchase ever as I can’t now get out of my contract of get a different phone. Should come with a warning.

As a result of having this phone, I will never buy another Samsung product, and will switch to another network as soon as I can get out of my Orange contract. Reply by Mardave from Flintshire North Wales on 2nd Aug If Orange your network provider can’t sort you out with your phone, I’ll would change your network provider to Three as they very good and helpful.

Reply by evohicks from UK on 27th Sep I have often heard of problems with these phones using Orange software, a mate at work also has problems with it rebooting etc I have had 2 Galaxy S2’s now, Sold 1st one to get the white one both have been perfect, also I have family members using them with no problems.

I admit there are problems with software etc but there are lots of phones out there running fine. Its so exciting, beautiful and very fast How do i upgrade to ICS? Reviewed by b atkin from england on 5th Jul Could love the phone if it had a user guide for operating.

Any help out there would be usful Rating: Reply by Pete Jackson from U. I belive that a manual should be sent out with every phone, for, if like me this is your first android phone then it can be a daunting experience setting up what is a great phone.

Reviewed by sam son from uk on 25th Jun This is the most comftable and lightest mobile ever. Its so powerful user friendley and such a big advantage for everyday use i recommendec this outstanding device to anyone Rating: Reviewed by maureen from great britain on 20th Jun I like this phone i have not come across any problems really just wish i could write on the screen with something apart from my finger.

As I have installed it onto my phone via my PC and Kies. I only found out that it would install after going to a 3G shop to get a Xone phone for my wife and saw that a staff member had put ICS 4 onto the Galaxy SII they had on display for people to play with.

It seems to run even better than it did with the old android 2. I am using my laptop to write this update which is now setup to connect to the net via my Galaxy SII which is running as portable WIFI hotspot as my 3g dongle 1gig per month limit has run out.

I am really impressed with the speed it runs at, way faster than any dongle. It never crossed my mind to use my phone this way but I will be using it now! Reviewed by rich from uk on 24th May samsung galaxys 2 the best phone ive owned so far, can do most things with, customise, great phone.

It’s enormously customisable – I change the look of it almost daily or whenever I get bored. I think other reviewers have dealt with the camera and internet, so I won’t go into those.

For people who are complaining about the battery life, that’s one of the prices you pay for having a powerful phone with a bright display. I bought a more powerful battery than the one supplied, and it will get me through nearly three days if I don’t touch the phone or comfortably through one day if I spend most of the day playing with it.

I also make sure that I have a battery saver app and also change the settings so as to minimise battery use when I’m not making calls or playing with it. There are endless fun apps in the market, and with the price dropping due to the forthcoming S3, you’ll be getting an absolute bargain if you choose this phone.

Reviewed by Cuspchild from Barbados on 16th May I have the G2 for the past month, and I am very pleased with the phone. I also have the iPhone 4s, but prefer to use the G2, however I have two issues.

The phone is running Android 2. Checking on software update it states there is no update available. When I go on Kies it states my phone cannot be updated through Kies.

How can I get the latest update to ICS? Reply by rock from uk on 23rd Jun you can download a offical samsung rom from a web site for ics 4 as kies does not always work.

Reviewed by Bill from England on 12th May It’s a good phone but why are all the good phones so expensive. I’ve used mainly SE phones up to now but as android levels things out I thought I would give Samsung a go.

Nice screen brighter and more colourful indoors but in sunlight I can’t say it seemed that much brighter than a high end SE. At first I thought the phones WiFi connection was poor as it only showed a couple of bars compared to my old SE’s full rack.

Then I realised as I re-downloaded a lots of apps that the WiFi connection never missed a beat. While the SE connection had kept dropping despite showing as a better connection.

I think someone somewhere explained that the Samsung WiFi connection display is not in any way poorer it’s just more truthful. It was also good to see that some basic software was present like a file manager and a voice recorder.

One big plus I have to say is the camera. Very clear and sharp even full size on a PC screen. That’s one thing SE have to work on. I found their 8mp pictures less sharp than one of their 5mp ones.

Over compression is the problem there I believe which is a shame. All in all the phone functions well with a good signal and clear sound. Easy to connect to a PC but Kies is nightmare software.

Much better to use MyPhoneExplorer. As I regularly do back up images of my PC it was simple just to download and install Kies, find the required file, then reload the earlier image.

Very necessary as Kies installs lots of things besides itself. The only thing I haven’t tried is NFC which sounds more like a northern version of one of our favourite takeaways. I’m hoping that will catch on later this year.

I think NFC has a lot of potential for much more than just paying bills and the like. Even played a game and I definitely couldn’t do that without struggling to see things on my old mobile. Reviewed by dawn from uk on 12th May Had the s2 for a week.

Bought it sim free on o2. I have to say, it’s a great phone. It’s super fast and has an amazing screen. Call quality is great. I also prefer touchwiz to HTC sense never thought I would say that.

Battery life seems pretty fair, bout a day and a half, moderate use. Samsung keyboard is totally pants tho, first stop was smart keyboard pro on google market! I tried the galaxy W, but it was handicapped by a ridiculously small RAM.

I’m a girl with small hands, one handed texting isn’t really an option with the s2. It feels more like a mini tablet than a phone. That’s OK tho, as this is my backup phone, got a BB for the real stuff.

Oh, the camera is great too. So, not really a pocket friendly phone but a gorgeous bit of tech. Def a smart investment, s3 is looming but s2 is smaller, future proof and will only get cheaper.

Reply by dawn from uk on 14th May Just a note of warning. My s2 is the NFC version, some cases and the Samsung extended mah battery pack do not fit this phone. It’s a tad larger than the original s2.

I’ve also got the Galaxy S2 and while it’s a fantastic phone, also too big for my liking. I can’t wait for the Ace 2 to be available in SA! Reviewed by Dina from Scotland on 11th May I am very disapponted with this phone as the screen keeps blackening out.

It often blacks out when I’m on a call and there is no way I can see the ‘end call’ button. This is the second S2 I have had, the first was replaced by the firm for exactly the same reason.

Reviewed by pizzed off wityh samsung from uk on 10th May rubbish signal on these, its a great phone apart from that but whats the point if theres no reception, also callers complain i sound like im in a tin or something.

What network are you on? Reviewed by michelle from ballymena on 28th Apr I have a samsung s2 in white an love it the battery great pictures are great i bought this outright on pay an go an cost me but have one downside internet takes ages to work on it other than that its great Rating: Reviewed by joan from neej on 22nd Apr very good phone singnal very good Rating: Reviewed by s70lky from england on 22nd Apr Galaxy s2 and outstanding phone having owned it for seven months.

After upgrading to ice cream sandwich the phone got much faster. And connecting to samsung kies got alot more easy and face recognition is so cool, definitely the best phone on the market Rating: Signals are poor, fair or just not there at all.

I can’t access Virgin Media email. Why wasn’t I told that all servers may not be available Orange? The phone was pushed as the best thing since sliced bread.

I can only give it one star as the very thing I wanted it to do it won’t, my email. I couldn’t recommend this phone to anyone. Don’t moan about a network carrier then give the phone poor marks!

I would suggest you make sure your connections settings are correct go back to your network provider and make sure they give you all the details you need the automated text i got to update the WAP and MMS settings were wrong again not phone problem.

Agree, Orange tech staff haven’t a clue when it comes to smartphones these days. You could try getting through to their busines section few more brain cells. Android phones are still a bit techy and require some degree of knowledge to operate.

I think this phone would be flawless if it had hTC Sense. Reply by lee from uk london on 22nd Apr Update also the phone gets so hot when in use phone calls data so hot be warned iv tested this on 4 sg s2s as two the battery times eveb with turning wifi 3g brightness etc everything you would want the phone for leaving it with screen off total time 23 hours 46 mins in effect thats stanby time with everything off Heavy users stay away midium user stay away low users buy a cheaper phone that has most features and most problems this would be better example samsung galaxy w thanks for reading.

Everything is super quick – apps, internet, gaming, and email. Call quality is excellent, never dropped a signal. Have not regretted for a second leaving the BB behind I’m a heavy user and will find any tips on preserving battery life a big help!

Performance – Have to say as a piece of kit it is fantastic. Display – brilliant screen. If you’re comfortable with it, just use Windows. I don’t miss anything, except for some invisible DRM plugin that an educational site I would like to access uses, but that’s their problem more than mine.

I suppose I kind of miss some games, but then I haven’t really gamed on my comp in years now, so Civ 4 the entire Total War series the latest version of WinZip stupid rockbox devs compressed their new style files with that monstrosity!

For the guy who misses utorrent. I have heard that it runs flawlessly using wine.. Have a search for it at appdb. If you want an photoshop alternative, try Pixel Image Editor, a very good Photoshop-look-a-like app: There is Nero for Linux, but not free!

K3b works so well for me that I have no need of Nero anymore. I run Ubuntu on my wife’s old computer. All she really needs is browser and email. I however need to be productive and exchange data with professionals in a number of areas.

I would love to be able to use Linux on my main computer but as a professional artist, graphics, music, and video are very important and I need pretty much industrial strength apps. Other than internet and server kind of apps, very few ‘productivity’ apps in desktop Linux are what I would call professional grade.

I personally don’t need every last bell and whistle; if there were a really great clone UI that fit over Gimp and read and saved photoshop files that would be fine and probably lure a lot of PS users.

I especially need a really good RAW format manipulator like Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom and it needs to be integrated into the photo editor. Now Inkscape and Xara are very promising but not nearly there yet.

If there were a good CorelDraw port I would probably switch back to that from Photoshop and Illustrator. The future of the web is video, Linux is going to have to have a first rate solution in this area.

Kino is inadequate and Jahshaka is not finished. Actually, this program is so expensive I would be happier with a good FOSS alternative that could open and save Acad files. THAT would be killer.

I’m sure no one has heard of this program, a neat music program for writing and playing guitar tablature sheet music. The reason I mention this is, one, I really need it, and two, probably a lot of people have some obscure Windows program that they really love but is definitely a low volume niche app.

It will be twenty years before we get true Linux ports of all these things. I think the lesson is: I mean, I can hardly even figure out how Wine is supposed to be set up, and in the instances I’ve tried like with Tabledit it hasn’t really worked.

Personally I think that running Windows programs is the best bet, since there are so many fantastic little programs out there. Probably Wine and Crossover Linux should occupy, far and away, the top of the Linux community’s priority list.

The goal should be the ability to run nearly any Windows program, a difficult task yes, but I just don’t see Adobe porting their programs to Linux when it’s hard enough to get a Mac port out of them.

And al of these open source app efforts are remarkable, but most of them are immature and advance sporadically. Proprietary productivity software is the key to opening up Linux and giving it a fighting chance while all these other FOSS projects are incubating.

Virtualization is okay but I don’t want to have to buy and run a full version of XP much less resource hog Vista. Desktop search and 3D transparency desktops are nice, but stuff like that is relatively easy to add and improve upon.

People use computers for reasons, they need their apps and those apps need to be killer. When you can run any Windows program there will be no reason not to use Linux.

For an Illustrator replacement, try Blender. It does almost anything. The conventions take a little time to learn, but once you’ve got it, it rocks. I’ve found Gimp to be a great little program once you get used to it.

I can do anything in it that I need for my video graphics. Inkscape is coming along fast, so keep an eye on it. The others I don’t know about. I use it everyday, with WINE, and it works flawlessly.

So, again, you want exact clones of flashfxp and smartftp again it’s not that I want, it’s what I miss, and I sure miss the advanced flashfxp features I mention above.

It’s the same as mouse gestures in a web browser, once you got used to them you can’t go back. As a personal taste, I don’t like azureus. I will look further into to understand what happened as I don’t believe this to be a normal behaviour and could be related to me doing something wrong.

I guess given enough time to learn how to do it I could write those scripts, only problem is I need the feature now and I don’t have time atm, besides my own scripts would certainly not be as efficient as those made by someone more experienced.

And I do believe this a feature that others might find useful. I didn’t know about these two and I will definitely give them a try. And not only playing thos file formats, but doing in a native way as opposed to the emulated way.

But the point here is that google earth and world wind may seem similar but they are two very different products aimed at different audiences http: I think I fumbled here, what I wanted to say is 1.

And I’m missing such a thing under linux. As an example I’ve had to compile myself ncftp and wesnoth because package available from package manager were too old, hence these two apps not being managed anymore.

These might very well get the job done, but I’ll still the lightweight, ease of use and simplicity of startuprun. Though I believe that when I’ll be familiar with init scripts I might not miss it anymore but you can’t really ask end user to get familiar with init scripts do you?

As a system admin I agree with the heresy part, but terminal apps do lack a couple thing: Windows and linux being totally different OS there’s no way process management tools would work exactly the same, but I lack a few things from process explorer such as process related window management, ability to identify a process from its window, finding handles and closing handle useful when a removable media can’t be unmounted for no bovious reason, the integrated realtime graph views with info on mouseover and the 2 pane view.

Sure I can get the job done with htop which I personnally prefer over top, and ps but i find it more tedious and requires more from myself and often combination of several command. I’m pretty comfortable with it because I’ve been using it for years, and I’m still green with linux.

I miss stuff from that environment, and some of that stuff has no linux equivalent which I’ve listed in the “what do u miss in Linux thread”, but I’ll do without it from now on as I don’t really have a choice hopefully I will eventually find ways to achieve equal or better productivity with my linux environment.

To those asking why i don’t use utorrent with wine that runs flawlessly: I tried it and got the nasty systray bug where utorrent icon just stays stuck into systray with no way to rget the main windows back.

Before trying to get deeper into understanding the reason behind this and digging into wine configuration, I decided to try native bittorrent client and found ktorrent and I’ve been using it till it gave me a corrupt knoppix LiveDVD, and now I have to try to understand what happened with ktorrent, if this fails, I’ll be back to wine configuration and utorrent again.

I find myself missing the security of Windows. I mean the knowledge that I can get good, accurate tech support for my problems quickly and easily. Even if my install is hosed to the point I cannot use it anymore.

I recently restored my laptop as part of routine Windows maintenance to restore the registry. The laptop came with a restore partition, and then prompted me to burn some restore disks which are basicly carbon copies of the restore partition.

Well, it turns out the restore partition was corrupted, and that my disks only succeeded in removing Windows. They couldn’t put it back. A quick call to tech support and I had non-corrupted restore disks in the mail a few days later, at no charge to me.

If something hoses my install in Linux, I am going to have to have access to an online forums. Then I have to trust that the information I’m getting on how to repair my system is accurate and won’t lead to worse breakage.

There’s a security there that makes me feel more comfortable with the OS. I’ve been hearing a lot that OpenSuse feels professional like that, so I may give that a run.

But there are little bugs in Ubuntu that remind me that it’s not completely developed and bug tested professionally Oh, and as an after-thought: I would like a clear, easy to navigate, easy to read and understand hardware compatibility site at least although I would prefer branding on the boxes.

Hell, just the lack of feature-layers in Gimp can cost me minutes worth of work, and force me to end up using as many as more layers that I wouldn’t have needed. But for the light stuff, cropping, resizing, etc.

The Gimp is perfectly fine, just don’t call it professional grade. Or do I have missed something here? Vista has something called Vista speech recognition and it looks really nice: Well, calling it a clone isn’t exactly a fair description, and it’s pretty misleading to anyon who actually has experience with Photoshop.

Better alternatives to Photoshop would be something like “Pixel Image Editor” It’s not free, but it is cheap, and it runs on Linux. The other alternative would be to stick with photoshop and downgrade to 7.

But it’s nice of you to be condescending in the true Linux forum veteran fashion. Also, if you had been here for any substantial amount of time, you would know that that was nowhere near a rant from me, nor was it whining.

It was a clarification added on to what you said. I’ve been told them, tried by myself and it took me no time to understand that the person who told me so didn’t know what she was talking about.

Though with time, I have to agree you can eventually achieve the same things with gimp and photoshop, these two are simply not the same things at all and they don’t even pretend to be so, the gimp never intended to be a photoshop replacement for linux in the first place, but it seems that some people still wrongfully advocates it that way.

I’ve bumped into howtos about getting CS2 working under ubuntu with wine, but haven’t tried them I don’t own photoshop CS2. Only problem is you have to actually own photoshop 7 and it’s not for sale anymore.

If you wan’t you can suscribe to ubuntu professional support http: The only thing I really miss is the iTunes Music store. I much prefer Amarok as a player, but it was nice to be able to get online and buy a song on a whim.

Before I switched, that was pretty much the only piece of software I used that didn’t have a Linux version. There are a couple of games that I’d play every once in a while, but not enough that I really miss them.

The most significant thing I miss about Windows is not being able to put my laptop into suspend or hibernate – it just doesn’t come back properly. Fortunately, Linux boots in about a fifth the time it took Windows to boot, so suspend and hibernate are far less necessary.

I might also note that I recently ordered a System76 Gazelle, which is supposed to support hibernate and suspend. I don’t miss having to pay a yearly fee for anti-virus and firewall protection, only to sacrifice my system resources to keep my machine secure.

Really, there isn’t much I miss about Windows. Depends on what your style is. I can do really great stuff at 10 layers, and I can do really great stuff at layers.

It just depends on what I’m doing, granted, I come from the digital art circles where the goal isn’t to make things simple, it’s just to make them pretty. I made a post about it, and I Was led to another one but the interface on that particular one is so crowded it’s rediculous trying to find the information you’re looking for.

We need something more simple and easy to navigate. I miss a stable modem driver for the winmodem in my laptop. It’s a pita getting dced every minutes. Photoshop and games, which shouldn’t be a problem since the game I want to play, Wolfenstein, is available and free on linux.

But the sound doesn’t work and every work around I’ve found hasn’t either. Nothing what so ever. My son wanted games so i bought him a Wii for christmas, my daughter is doing most of her surfing and messaging on her phone MSN, ICQ, SMS and so on via 3G, cost is less than two bucks a month and the camera on that phone that cost me about bucks has optical zoom and a 7 megapixel camera along with built in MP3 Player so she got a new phone for christmas.

Personally, i’m pretty happy with my system which is now running just fine with SuSE Factory. Maybe i’ll go back to Slack or Ubuntu once they mess it up they usually do.

Well, I personally would at least enjoy a well thought out and well designed community kept site for Linux hardware compatibility I miss using 7zip. I’ve just discovered a 7zip-kio-plugin that will hopefully work.

It would make transporting my 7z files from Windows easier. I wish there was a Linux port for Guild Wars. Other than that there isn’t anything I miss. I do miss Photoshop a little but I am learning the Gimp and it some ways it has more power than PS and in some ways it doesn’t.

I’m prefer my games on my console so that part doesn’t bother me much at all. Have you seen GnomeFiles? I found TuxGuitar http: Go have a look. Good and free electronics CAD software. Although free, they were made for Windows.: Sorry I should have been a bit clearer.

I meant kio type of support in Konqueror. I’m going to install Krusader and see if it works with that. Also I will install the kio-slave [kio-p7zip http: It works good enough for me. I’ll try the kioslave this weekend if I have the time.

I wanted to make a clear cut with windows but I couldn’t simply format my partition because I got data on it. I didn’t want to dual boot, because it means I couldn’t really get rid of Windows I’ve unplugged my windows Hard Disk.

I plugged a new disk on my PC anf installed Linux. Now I got windows as an external partition. I was missing small stuffs on the internet: But I’m about to get these to work. Lightroom Good drivers the movies I watch are almost impossible to watch because it’s blocky and full of colors in dark tones Windows will remain on a hard disk, ready to plugged so that I can watch a few movies with friends.

When this is fixed, I got no reason to keep windows Being in Thailand we often got connection problem with internet. My neighbours can’t access any website very often.

So was my problem. Now with linux, even with crappy connection, I can access to the internet properly! Try to explain that Oo. I’m perfectly happy with rhythmbox for playback, but it fails in the iPod dept.

Have you seen this? You drag the drives into a window, then stripe, mirror or whatever and that’s it. Setting up RAID 1 mirror on my machine at home was an hour-long process that took several tries to get right.

I have said this a thousand times It is even better than MS Paint! Open a snapshot of your screen in MS Paint, 2. Try to do the same in “kolourpaint” You will find that it works!!!

There are a dozen more examples I can give you to prove that it is better But why don’t you search yourself man What are you talking about? Can you provide some visual? Skype with video Yes!

Improve Linux Nero to look like Windows Nero 2. Add to it Shrinking Capabilities. Video Chat for sure!!! To be able to make Color Prints Networking as good as in Windows I prefer the older IE Interface They have taken the program and made it work and fit on a USB drive, but you can also run them from your hard drive, ie no asking for serial numbers.

It’s not illegal, because you are suppose to have a working serial number. You paid for it, how and where USB drive you run it is up to you. There are also howto guides, just google, on creating portable programs for Photoshop and lots of other apps.

Photoshop CS2 portable works like a peach on k Ubuntu under Wine. Unfortunately, I can not find a portable program for latest version of Adobe Illustrator and this is the program I miss on Linux.

What do you mean by that? I have even created “How To Install in Ubuntu v6. Maybe I’ll try it when the final hits the streets. I’ll take your word on that. I read somewhere that the RC version already is very stable indeed.

But I don’t have a good backup of my mp3 files, so the last thing I wanna do is take unnecessary risks: I’m thinking of getting an external HDD to use for backup purposes, and once I do not have to worry about data loss anymore, I’m game!

Um, games and all the cool advanced options I had have for my sound card. All the cool special sound rendering options. Had to run it eveyday to cleanup the mess!!

I definitely miss the games. And being a graphic designer, I definitely miss Photoshop. Crossover Office is a complete waste of money. Doesn’t run any of the games I want to. What I don’t miss: Viruses, Spyware, Hackers My very fast computer taking 5 whole minutes to load Windows Vista when Ubuntu is ready instantly upon logon.

NFS is in the kernel by default. I think that’s supposed to mean Need for Speed, which is not in the kernel. For gaming, well, the GTA series. Photoshop 7 runs beautifully with WINE. CS and CS2 do not work at all, though.

Office sucks anyway. I prefer menus like in or older. All the features of older versions is a game of Where’s Waldo in Besides, why miss Office when you have OpenOffice.

That was always my favorite. I miss spending hours of updating and running a2 squared, spyblaster and antivirus for hours to maintain my system. I miss being a stupid XP user as I actually learned somthing from Ubuntu.

CS2 does run under Wine. See my previous post in this thread. Hi im raj from Singapore. I use Skype to make international calls, I ve no issues till I update skype android now.

My Bluetooth device is not working with Skype anymore. Pls solve this issue. Im using Xperia neo v handset. Hey, when ever I skype call someone my skype stops responding yet I can still talk to the person.

Crashed in Direct3D stage 2. Re-running DxDiag with “dontskip” command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information.

Try to reinstall this driver. When looking at the contact list or on recent conversations, tapping certain contacts logs me out instead of opening the conversation or re-logging in in case the auto login is set While other co.

Very frustrating, tried everything, re-install etc. And please dont blame the hardware, everything else is working just fine. Problem is obviously in Skype.

Can anyone please help?? I use Skype tons for workThanks in advance. I installed Skype on my 4G Android 2. I just found out that Android 2. You need to upgrade to andoid 2. For a few weeks now, everytime I click on skype to start it, I immediatly get a message that says skype has stopped working, I cant even get to the login.

I have tried uninstalling and then re-installing skype but that hasn’t worked. I could really use some help with this. In most of the similar cases updating the nVidia driver will solve the issue.

You may also delete the nvdxgiwrap. The HTC uses Android 2. I have had the same issue for over 7 months now. I don’t know what it is about the latest Skype mobile version, but it will NOT download.

I get the same error message every time. If I want to login the skype app says: Would you like to sign in again of exit skype”. So I can’t login. Hi, Now a days i’m facing this issue often that whenever i’m on call through Skype and if i receive any phone calls to my Phone.

Samsung I [Grand Quattro] Android: And i cant do this so often. Please help me resolve this issue or give me suggestion at the earliest. Thanks in Advance, Visvanathan.

I format my computer to Windows 8. I want to use desktop verison but I can’t. I treid downgrading, upgrading skype versions. I tried beta verisons etc. None of them worked.

I checked event viewer. All errors that I’m getting caused by msvcrt. Is there any way to get desktop version work? What’s happening with Skype for Android? Please help, can’t understand why skype isNot working on my phone, my dtatus is shown as online, but evrry time it takes too long to log in and then it stops.

I have installed Skype Version 2. Thoughitgot installed successfully, but I am not able to use the application for making calls. Every time the Skype Login page pops up and after submitting the user name and password the Skype application ends unexpectedly.

U can use “fring”. Microsoft is not giving video options to mobile OS who r not giving royality money to him, thats y it’s all happening. My skype stops working after 3 seconds after connecting, I used Skype without problems just this morning!

Something that I realized, is that I always logged in with my Microsoft account, so I created a new Skype Account and it works! Why can’t I use it with my Microsoft Account?

Does anyone know if Microsoft Accounts and Skype Accounts run in different servers and one of them is down? I really need to login today, but I don’t understand what is the problem. Ifixed it, just unistalled skype 6.

Ever since the android 4. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I have been able to do it, but of the time it just sits there and spins. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Does this feature exsist in Skype for Android? Im using skype on Windows Phone 8 Lumia However I couldnt login on my company skype account format is [comapny]. I can login fine on android skype and desktop skype.

With Skype on Windows Phone it’s only possible to login with Microsoft account email address. I also see advertised Skype for Android 3. Is it a special version for Android 3. Finally, I get a working sort of version of Skype for my Samsung Tab 2 4.

Hello, skype is not working on my LG Venice. When will you guys make skype compatible for this android device? No, it is not really working sir since the first time ive downloaded it.

Is it possible that skype is not compatible with my tab? I’ve tried several times to log onto skype for android using my facebook information. I’ve followed the instructions but all it seems to do is change my facebook password.

Is there some simple way to connect to skype for android using my facebook login information? As a new user myself tring this for the first time If you download the windows computer version win Every time I try using video calling, my camera stops working at all.

I can’t take pictures and videos with it,. I have to reflash Android to fix that. I thought it was problem with some other apps. But after 3 times I figured out it was skype. Can you fix this?

What might be the problem? I tried it already. Please, can you tell me what is wrong, and can you fix this problem? Every time i log into skype it immidiatly says skype has stopped working ive installed the special eddition one 23meg file and it wont start up this happend just suddently here is the detail report from the error box.

If so, how do I get my video chat working? Hi, I am having the same problem with my coolpad quattro. And I have a friend with a cheaper metro pcs 3g and he does video calls with no problem.

I need this app running! Please tell me why is that the app for the skype Android mobil is not working in my cell phonre. It appears my problem is the internet autheticity certificate is out of date expired I have updated and no change.

I have also tried to delete skype to reload but it won’t uninstall not a good sign. It ask for login and after given signin detail it just try to connect to skype. If it connects to Skype it do not show any contact list and shows my profile nill and even my credit nill.

Why can’t we add a new Skype to go number directly from the skype Android app. I always have to login using the Web browser to add the number. The Skype application installed on my phone. At the end, “Skype can not be installed on this android phone, continue any way” is appearing, after clicking OK, “the application successfully installed” appearing.

Skype login page opening when I click the Skype. Whenever I try to login inmy Android 2. I haven’t even logged in once. Upon starting the app, Skype tries to login automatically but I get the impression my password isn’t stored.

It definitely tried to login as requested, but forgot the password. I’ll keep an eye on this As soon as I start Freedom for Android on my galaxy s3 mini Skype stops making and receiving calls and messages.

If I stop the protection, Skype starts making and receiving calls and messages again. Is there anything I can do to make everything working? Thanks, I still had the issue and when the time came to buy the application I uninstalled it, because there was nothing I could do.

I often encounter error or slow login in skype with my android. Would it be because of my connection, or the skype itself? Should I have it regularly updated? I just uninstalled skype on my android phone becoz I could not logout and re-login with another account.

The instructions said that after uninstalling skype I can reinstall it from the android market. However, I could not reinstall skype after uninstalling it. Anyone knows how to solve this problem?

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated! Transfer at least one application to the external memory: Plan BIf you still have your warranty, take it to your device’s official and certified repairman’s in your area.

Back up ALL your data. Reset your phone to factory values: Restore your previous data back to your device. At random intervals throughout the day, Skype looses its connection.

The notification icon in the Android notification area says that “Skype is not connected”.

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Texting is quite easy, but then I only use the standard Samsung keyboard. I tried the ‘swype’ and keypad sweeping settings and found it to be unreliable and clunky – more of a marketing gimmick than a real-world feature.

I daresay I could have kept at it, but if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, right? A point I want to make here is how fragmented some of the OS options are.

For instance, in messaging you can set many options for SMS, MMS etc, but there are no settings for input which would lead you to believe there are none.

So you have to exit and go to the main system settings in order to change that. Except you don’t, you just have to press and hold the screen in your message field and an input menu opens.

There is yet another menu in the keyboard itself for changing predictive text and other options. Being new to Android, I have always felt it is counter intuitive to have so many fragmented options menus, but as I have become more experienced I have become more familiar with how Android and Touchwiz work so I have reached a state of competence.

That said, why can’t all the settings for messaging be in one place? Finally, this phone will not let you send SMS messages greater than 3 messages long.

I have no idea why. Anything longer than 3 messages gets automatically converted into an MMS, and there is no way of changing it that I could find. As with everything else though, these things are minor gripes, but if they were addressed they would go a long way to making the experience a little more enjoyable.

One feature that I found out about by complete accident is this phone can be used as a turn by turn satnav! Granted, it kills the battery, but when your actual satnav dies unexpectedly when you are in the middle of London, it is a really nice surprise to find out your phone can do the job just as well!

I was actually speechless that it worked so effectively, and got me to my next appointment on time. I have used it several times since and although it works brilliantly in major cities, it is a little more hit and miss in countryside areas.

That said, as a backup I think it is an awesome feature. I have never used this phone for music, so I cannot comment on that element. Emailing is a fairly nice experience, and the phone has the built in ability to view.

I use a Blackberry as a work phone, and the S2 surpasses it for it’s ability to open complex documents. I also like how the S2 synchs with my mailbox so if I delete something on my phone, it removes it from the servers inbox too.

However, I use my S2 with a Hotmail account and have never been able to get it to work with the junk folder. There is a list of all the folders that I have in my account, but if I select junk, it says ‘refreshing’ but nothing ever loads.

This is a little frustrating as sometimes I get important emails come through that go to junk and I would like to be able to access that folder in the same way I do my inbox without having to use the internet browser to log into my account.

Overall, though, emailing is a good enough experience and the phone handles things competently. Apps are easy to come by, and the Play store is easy enough to navigate. However, I feel that a lot of apps want unreasonable access privileges to my phone, and because of that I am very selective with what I install.

The previously mentioned title involving irate poultry is one example. Initially the app only wanted basic access rights, but as soon as the next update came out it was asking for a lot more. Why does a game I play need to know my GPS location?

Why does it need to know who I am talking to on my phone? I don’t believe it should need any more access than phone state so that it can allow incoming calls etc.

I didn’t update because of these unreasonable ‘rights’. What frustrates me about the Play store is that some of the main titles are not available to buy. They are free ‘ad supported’ apps that are nothing more than a front to mine personal data from people in my opinion.

I am very careful with what I install on my S2, and other than a couple of apps, it has remained pretty much as it was when I had it. Every day elements of this phone are also present and functional.

Calendar, alarm clock, calculator etc. There appears to be a bug with my phone where if I press my clock display it will not open the clock menu. I had to put a separate shortcut on my home page for the clock to access it.

It’s only a little niggle, but one I believe should not be there. Overall, I have been really happy with this phone. It has taken some getting used to but it is a brilliant phone for the money when compared to it’s closest rivals.

I would recommend the S2 to those who want a versatile phone but do not want to pay the earth. Granted it is not a top spec phone by todays standards, but for the money it is a great choice.

I have decided to give the Nexus 4 a try and see if I can finally settle into Android. I will be keeping my S2 as a backup though as although it feels less intuitive to me than my 3G, it has not only been reliable but also extremely useful.

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Reviewed by shelly from uk on 22nd Oct Amazing phone, i love it! Was using the blackberry before and that seems so slow now.

Reviewed by Sumant from UK on 21st Sep Amzing fatures and definitely the best phone on market before S3 although a real awful battery life. I am into 15th month of my contract of 18 months and I have to recharge battery after hrs of use.

Intemittently disconnecting HD screen interface. Overall big bang mobile but as usual a very very poor batter Reviewed by ace from Jamaica on 6th Sep Such a device. I am walking around with my laptop.

M from uk on 4th Sep All rounder Galaxy s2 Android is a very good quality light weight truly smart phone. Get it enjoy it. I used it for seven months no complain. After only a few weeks I sold this and bought as a last minute replacement a Sony Xperia P – whilst this started off well, just like the HTC did, it’s really not that great and after only another few weeks I have made the decision to sell this, and buy a new Galaxy S2.

I was considering the Galaxy S3, but it’s just a little too big for my liking. I compared the specs of the S2 even though I knew them already with my fiancee’s Xperia S, and for all of the benefits of the Sony, there were ten for the Samsung.

After years of being a Nokia fan, I am well and truly a Galaxy S2 fan. Reviewed by freddy from Costa Rica on 19th Aug Simply amazing phone fast light and stetics kick others phones off Rating: Reviewed by Mardave from Flintshire North Wales on 1st Aug I am very disapponted with this phone as the screen keeps blackening out, and keeps moving around from up right to sideways when browsing through internet and making phone calls.

Not ideal phone for hard of hearing as the volume not very clear on speaker mode. Difficult to hold as it to streamline to thin as you are catching the side buttons, which turns off and altering the volume as well.

It’s going back and out comes again my Blackberry as it is a better phone Rating: Reviewed by Paul from N. Ireland on 26th Jul Brilliant phone. Great design and very fast.

Works well on ice cream sandwich 4. Well worth buying Rating: I have had three in a row which have been faulty and Orange now refuse to replace with a different model until their “diagnostic system” says so.

Oftenhave to turn it off and back on again just to make a phone call, and the same to receive email. The dictation “tap and speak” does not work at all. The screenlock does not work, so if the phone cannot be carried in your pocket without a case as you end up randomly calling people.

I have never had a whole days battery life out of it – if I have been out for the whole day there is no chance of using the phone on the way home. If using frequently eg for internet battery will not last past lunchtime.

I was persuaded into buying this phone by staff in an Orange shop – worst purchase ever as I can’t now get out of my contract of get a different phone. Should come with a warning.

As a result of having this phone, I will never buy another Samsung product, and will switch to another network as soon as I can get out of my Orange contract. Reply by Mardave from Flintshire North Wales on 2nd Aug If Orange your network provider can’t sort you out with your phone, I’ll would change your network provider to Three as they very good and helpful.

Reply by evohicks from UK on 27th Sep I have often heard of problems with these phones using Orange software, a mate at work also has problems with it rebooting etc I have had 2 Galaxy S2’s now, Sold 1st one to get the white one both have been perfect, also I have family members using them with no problems.

I admit there are problems with software etc but there are lots of phones out there running fine. Its so exciting, beautiful and very fast How do i upgrade to ICS? Reviewed by b atkin from england on 5th Jul Could love the phone if it had a user guide for operating.

Any help out there would be usful Rating: Reply by Pete Jackson from U. I belive that a manual should be sent out with every phone, for, if like me this is your first android phone then it can be a daunting experience setting up what is a great phone.

Reviewed by sam son from uk on 25th Jun This is the most comftable and lightest mobile ever. Its so powerful user friendley and such a big advantage for everyday use i recommendec this outstanding device to anyone Rating: Reviewed by maureen from great britain on 20th Jun I like this phone i have not come across any problems really just wish i could write on the screen with something apart from my finger.

As I have installed it onto my phone via my PC and Kies. I only found out that it would install after going to a 3G shop to get a Xone phone for my wife and saw that a staff member had put ICS 4 onto the Galaxy SII they had on display for people to play with.

It seems to run even better than it did with the old android 2. I am using my laptop to write this update which is now setup to connect to the net via my Galaxy SII which is running as portable WIFI hotspot as my 3g dongle 1gig per month limit has run out.

I am really impressed with the speed it runs at, way faster than any dongle. It never crossed my mind to use my phone this way but I will be using it now! Reviewed by rich from uk on 24th May samsung galaxys 2 the best phone ive owned so far, can do most things with, customise, great phone.

It’s enormously customisable – I change the look of it almost daily or whenever I get bored. I think other reviewers have dealt with the camera and internet, so I won’t go into those.

For people who are complaining about the battery life, that’s one of the prices you pay for having a powerful phone with a bright display. I bought a more powerful battery than the one supplied, and it will get me through nearly three days if I don’t touch the phone or comfortably through one day if I spend most of the day playing with it.

I also make sure that I have a battery saver app and also change the settings so as to minimise battery use when I’m not making calls or playing with it. There are endless fun apps in the market, and with the price dropping due to the forthcoming S3, you’ll be getting an absolute bargain if you choose this phone.

Reviewed by Cuspchild from Barbados on 16th May I have the G2 for the past month, and I am very pleased with the phone. I also have the iPhone 4s, but prefer to use the G2, however I have two issues.

The phone is running Android 2. Checking on software update it states there is no update available. When I go on Kies it states my phone cannot be updated through Kies. How can I get the latest update to ICS?

Reply by rock from uk on 23rd Jun you can download a offical samsung rom from a web site for ics 4 as kies does not always work. Reviewed by Bill from England on 12th May It’s a good phone but why are all the good phones so expensive.

I’ve used mainly SE phones up to now but as android levels things out I thought I would give Samsung a go. Nice screen brighter and more colourful indoors but in sunlight I can’t say it seemed that much brighter than a high end SE.

At first I thought the phones WiFi connection was poor as it only showed a couple of bars compared to my old SE’s full rack. Then I realised as I re-downloaded a lots of apps that the WiFi connection never missed a beat.

While the SE connection had kept dropping despite showing as a better connection. I think someone somewhere explained that the Samsung WiFi connection display is not in any way poorer it’s just more truthful.

It was also good to see that some basic software was present like a file manager and a voice recorder. One big plus I have to say is the camera. Very clear and sharp even full size on a PC screen.

That’s one thing SE have to work on. I found their 8mp pictures less sharp than one of their 5mp ones. Over compression is the problem there I believe which is a shame. All in all the phone functions well with a good signal and clear sound.

Easy to connect to a PC but Kies is nightmare software. Much better to use MyPhoneExplorer. As I regularly do back up images of my PC it was simple just to download and install Kies, find the required file, then reload the earlier image.

Very necessary as Kies installs lots of things besides itself. The only thing I haven’t tried is NFC which sounds more like a northern version of one of our favourite takeaways.

I’m hoping that will catch on later this year. I think NFC has a lot of potential for much more than just paying bills and the like. Even played a game and I definitely couldn’t do that without struggling to see things on my old mobile.

Reviewed by dawn from uk on 12th May Had the s2 for a week. Bought it sim free on o2. I have to say, it’s a great phone. It’s super fast and has an amazing screen. Call quality is great.

I also prefer touchwiz to HTC sense never thought I would say that. Battery life seems pretty fair, bout a day and a half, moderate use. Samsung keyboard is totally pants tho, first stop was smart keyboard pro on google market!

I tried the galaxy W, but it was handicapped by a ridiculously small RAM. I’m a girl with small hands, one handed texting isn’t really an option with the s2. It feels more like a mini tablet than a phone.

That’s OK tho, as this is my backup phone, got a BB for the real stuff. Oh, the camera is great too. So, not really a pocket friendly phone but a gorgeous bit of tech.

Def a smart investment, s3 is looming but s2 is smaller, future proof and will only get cheaper. Reply by dawn from uk on 14th May Just a note of warning. My s2 is the NFC version, some cases and the Samsung extended mah battery pack do not fit this phone.

It’s a tad larger than the original s2. I’ve also got the Galaxy S2 and while it’s a fantastic phone, also too big for my liking. I can’t wait for the Ace 2 to be available in SA! Reviewed by Dina from Scotland on 11th May I am very disapponted with this phone as the screen keeps blackening out.

It often blacks out when I’m on a call and there is no way I can see the ‘end call’ button. This is the second S2 I have had, the first was replaced by the firm for exactly the same reason.

Reviewed by pizzed off wityh samsung from uk on 10th May rubbish signal on these, its a great phone apart from that but whats the point if theres no reception, also callers complain i sound like im in a tin or something.

What network are you on? Reviewed by michelle from ballymena on 28th Apr I have a samsung s2 in white an love it the battery great pictures are great i bought this outright on pay an go an cost me but have one downside internet takes ages to work on it other than that its great Rating: Reviewed by joan from neej on 22nd Apr very good phone singnal very good Rating: Reviewed by s70lky from england on 22nd Apr Galaxy s2 and outstanding phone having owned it for seven months.

After upgrading to ice cream sandwich the phone got much faster. And connecting to samsung kies got alot more easy and face recognition is so cool, definitely the best phone on the market Rating: Signals are poor, fair or just not there at all.

I can’t access Virgin Media email. Why wasn’t I told that all servers may not be available Orange? The phone was pushed as the best thing since sliced bread. I can only give it one star as the very thing I wanted it to do it won’t, my email.

I couldn’t recommend this phone to anyone. Don’t moan about a network carrier then give the phone poor marks! I would suggest you make sure your connections settings are correct go back to your network provider and make sure they give you all the details you need the automated text i got to update the WAP and MMS settings were wrong again not phone problem.

Agree, Orange tech staff haven’t a clue when it comes to smartphones these days. You could try getting through to their busines section few more brain cells. Android phones are still a bit techy and require some degree of knowledge to operate.

I think this phone would be flawless if it had hTC Sense. Reply by lee from uk london on 22nd Apr Update also the phone gets so hot when in use phone calls data so hot be warned iv tested this on 4 sg s2s as two the battery times eveb with turning wifi 3g brightness etc everything you would want the phone for leaving it with screen off total time 23 hours 46 mins in effect thats stanby time with everything off Heavy users stay away midium user stay away low users buy a cheaper phone that has most features and most problems this would be better example samsung galaxy w thanks for reading.

Everything is super quick – apps, internet, gaming, and email. Call quality is excellent, never dropped a signal. Have not regretted for a second leaving the BB behind I’m a heavy user and will find any tips on preserving battery life a big help!

Performance – Have to say as a piece of kit it is fantastic. Display – brilliant screen. Best I’ve ever used prefer it to iPhone4 although some people disagree.

Overall I like Touchwiz as it’s simple and not intrusive. Size wize I’m neutral – love the fantasic big screen indoors – not so good in outside light but I think it’s just a bit too big as a phone – awkward to handle one-handed.

Messaging software either the built-in one or 3rd party like Handcent SMS is average – I find editing texts difficult and no where near as good as the iPhone – this needs improving.

Google Play Market – okay but not outstanding. However this is rapidly improving but has a long way to go to equal the Apple App Store. Lots of free stuff though. It’s too thin and slippery – a good case is a must as I found it would slip out of my hand without one use a Case-Mate Tough which is brilliant.

Heat – gets a bit hot if you play some games for a long time as my son does quite often! Must be the graphics chip as it’s the graphics intensive games that do this. Not a showstopper though.

Overall I give it 4 out of 5 to put that into context I wouldn’t swap back to an iPhone. It was announced that sim free version will get and update from 19 of March, I tried but Kies still saying NO, also annoying thing is that O2 and 3 are already rolling with new ICS update.

Oh and the phone is great, could be better if TouchWiz 4 is not wasting a battery like mad. Reply by s70lky from england on 22nd Apr Yes upgraded ice cream sandwich my phone is on the 3 network And updated through samsung kies.

Reviewed by ali from uk on 9th Apr ive had the samsung galaxy s2 for about five months its a great phone apart from it gets very hot when on call and internet i get sore heads when the phone gets hot orange have replaced the phone and battery on several ocations i think 4 batteries and about 10 handsets all the same for that i can only give this phone a 1.

Reply by king from uk on 11th Apr I have been using this phone for quite a while and m having a issue that it heats up while playing games m getting a replacement so let c how duz dat go.

Reply by lizzo from uk on 21st Apr I agree, the Galaxy is a dead loss. I don’t want to use it for games but I did want it for email. The phone was recommended by Orange who did not tell me that some Internet providers aren’t accessible.

Orange have not been at all helpful, in fact the manager of my local outlet was downright rude. Like you they won’t allow me to change the phone I am 8 months into my contract.

The Consumer Protection Act doesn’t seem to apply to mobile phone companies. After the initial 6 months, the buyer has to prove it existed at the time purchase if I am right.

Think it is the Supply of Goods and Services Act-products have to be of satifactory quality and fit for purpose. Internet and internet providers, there may be an issue of misrepresentation, but I am not completely sure about that.

Well, I hope not because I want a better one. I do like the phone but there are many things I don’t like about it. Sadly, some of these gripes would be the same with other similar phones. I have had many phones over the years and it’s always been a simple case of linking my phone to my PC with a USB and dragging the pics or whatever over.

So I plugged in my phone and You have to download Kies! And it’s so difficult to use I have tried to use KIES loads of times now and even had a friend round to help and he fixes computers for a living and he couldn’t do it either!

So I used Bluetooth to transfer photos but it just saved them on my pc as thumbnails so the pics were tiny and would blur if expanded! Rubbish system and if you are not a PC expert, I would stay away from Samsung phones.

In the end, I went to the Dropbox website, put my pics on there and then transferred them onto my pc which is a pain in the butt. As for music, I have to transfer music from my pc to an old Sony Ericsson phone I have and then Bluetooth the songs over to my S2!

Not that the music player is any good anyway. It’s directly opposite the volume button so you can accidentally turn your phone off when adjusting the volume as you naturally hold it on the sides.

I can’t get it to play music for very long despite going into the settings and playing with it. One song or so and it switches off automatically. Not ideal for listening to music while shopping or walking!

The Camera Not a bad camera but one thing I can’t take photos silently. The shutter sound is a nightmare. I sat there trying to take some pics of some birds feeding and when i took my first pic, the shutter sound frightened them off.

I can see no way to silence it. One thing that is also a problem with all the new ‘smart’ phones is that if you are looking at a web page and you lose your signal you will lose the page.

On older phones, the page would be retained. And if the battery is low, you can’t use the camera!!! On all my previous phones, I have still been able to use the camera even just before the battery was about to die.

I am going to give this 3 as it is a good phone and the apps are good and the games are good but I don’t need to write about the good things as every reviewer before has been praising it to heaven.

I say it’s a good phone but all the good things about it are being done just as well by other phones. Personally, I can’t wait for my contract to end so I can get a better phone.

Looking at the reviews before this one, you can see why i believed the hype. If this is one of the best phones on offer, God help us. Just install the usb drivers like you would do for any other phone and then you can copy back and forth to your PC with ease.

All phone companies seem to make awful PC software. Sony’s is the same. It’s all pretty simple stuff and easy to do a search and find. My version is 1. Reviewed by king from uk on 5th Apr Received this phone yesterday and this phone is simply the best even compared to android tablets the browser is amazing.

Reviewed by Paul Holliday from England on 3rd Apr well im well pleased with mine ive got it in white so much better looking i think what a phone its amazing and i get two days battery nearly already only had it a week cant wait to see what the 3 is like but to be fair id be happy with this its light powerful slim and well fast id deffo recomend it to anyone from tangentman in Derbyshire Rating: Reviewed by jack limrisa from england on 3rd Apr great phone!

Reviewed by tony from uk on 30th Mar Battery life is terrible. Any phone calls at all deplete it at an alarming rate. Size wise, it must be right on the limit in respect of what is practical to carry in your jeans pocket.

In my view, actually too big. I have to take mine out of my pocket whenever I sit down, which increases risk of leaving it behind somewher or someone stealing it when you’re distracted.

Lots of problems with echo on phone calls if you have a cover on. You then have the dilemma, lose it for a week whilst the fix is carried out which doesn’t always work or use a pouch to protect it I moved rom a Blackberry Curve to this phone about 2 months ago.

I had no issues at all with the Blackberry, other than the screen size. The Samsung is easy to navigate round and is very user friendly. I have to admit the size of it is my main concern. If these aren’t on your priority list, get something a bit smaller.

I wish I’d stuck with Blackberry!!!! Reviewed by Andy E from UK on 29th Mar I am a novice user of smart phones having finally decided at the age of 64 I had better join the 21st century.

I am a capable PC Windows user. I am in awe at what these phones can do, and as a novice I clearly cannot compare this with another phone. I think it’s great. My two gripes are battery life – admitedly I’m using it a lot at the moment as you’d expect but even so getting through a day without charging is not possible if you turn on too many things.

Second as a novice user the Samsung guide both written and videos are pretty useless. When as I am you have NO idea how to use such phones it has proved a challenge although I’m getting there.

Great fun and display OK even in bright sun. Reviewed by Najim from London on 28th Mar I was originally hoping to get the iphone however what interested me most about the G2 was the fact that it is open source meaning I am not restricted.

I have had the G2 for nearly 6 months and it really is a mini computer you can get any app or games for free without having to jail break. You can give yourself root permission allowing you to run the latest Ice Cream Sandwich well before it has even released.

I can run any emulator and all the roms as I please. Heres a tip to you people out there check out “omnio” google it and get the phone from there. It will be unbranded so you save some money and bloatware.

In regards to the battery life well you can make the phone easily last 3 days by using one core turning the second off, disabling accounts and lowering brightness.

Take into account that white pixels require more energy to power than the other colours in the spectrum. I love this phone it has brought me hours of entertainment Rating: Reviewed by Davis john from India on 25th Mar it is a good phone in the world market.

How long it will last? I always check out the latest reviews before deciding and have found this site to be one of the best places to go if you are looking around.

Nearly everyone i know has an iphone and i just wanted to try something different so finally decided on the S2. Got a great deal as well which when i compared it to iphone deals was pretty amazing!

Moving past the deal though the real question as deals are always out there must be whether the phone actually lives up to the reviews and reputation! I for one say it does. I don’t think i could be more pleased with this phone.

Of course there will always be varied opinions flying around but overall this phone is simply superb. The screen is amazing, takes great pictures, excellent HD movies, access to the internet almost anywhere, very slim even though being full of features, good to look at, lightweight and very unnoticeable hiding in your pocket, responsive and so on.

If i max out and use as many applications as possible the battery does suffer but that will be the case on any phone or item with a battery. Works fine for me.

I would seriously be shocked if anyone didn’t enjoy using this phone. Yes, as a phone it works brilliantly too which is quite amazing considering what is packed in there! They are often mismatched and it’s very annoying.

OMG this phone is the business, I have always used apple iPhone since it’s concept, not any more, I borrowed my friends galaxy S2 it is fabulous, I have now changed over to the galaxy S2 , I must say to any other IPhone users look at this phone go into a shop, borrow a friends it is fantastic.

Really quick, responsive and can run multiple apps and it does not seem to slow down. I have bought a gel case for mine and even with that on it is still unbelievably light but not tacky feeling.

Well thought out, looks gorgeous, sleek and sophisticated and easy to use. I like the menu and home screen personalisations so I can have my phone exactly the way I want it. I’d be lost without it.

The battery life is good for droid phone; make sure you charge before using the first time to avoid problems. I have invested in some screen protectors and a case which you can pick up cheap from play.

I had the Galaxy S before this and thought that was hard to beat but the Galaxy S2 has done it. I couldnt recommend highly enough, far better than the iphone 4s!! I’d like to comment on the negative remarks ref the battery life of the S2.

I’m sure that the negative commentators will have used their phone as soon as they got it out of the shop! The battery will then expire after a short period of time and they will re-charge. You can then revert to a normal charging cycle and your phone will not have battery problems.

Hope this helps future users and provides some kind of consolation to the negative commentators. Reviewed by Kelly from England on 13th Mar Hi, ive had this phone a while now and i do like it.

People are complaining about the battery life but i charge mine and it can last about 5 days so ive no complaints there! Takes good pictures and videos. Same problem as somebody else though as sometimes the gallery doesnt work and gets stuck on the loading page but all in all i cant complain really.

I cant seem to attach photoc to messages or send a picture from my gallery, the message gos but the receiver never receives it, my mum has the same problem with hers too. Any advice on how to send pictures to people from your gallery by messages?

Reply by SiFi from UK on 19th Mar If you are sending photos to someone who will only be viewing them on their phone it is best to send them as small photos x pixels as some phones will be limited by the size of photo they can view or attachemnet size they can receive.

If that works then you can increase the size next time you send to that person, to see where their size limit is. If you are sending photos to someone who can view them on their computer then there is no need to reduce photo size.

Another factor to consider: Reviewed by Tom from England on 12th Mar I’ve had this phone for four months now and it has been absolutely amazing! What really strikes me still is the Super Amoled Plus screen.

Normally with new tech the wow factor wears off quickly. However, with this phone I am always in awe of it each I pick it up. It is though I am looking at it for the first time each time!!

It’s just that good because the screen is so full of life, colour and personality!! And this is just the screen alone! The Music player have also downloaded Poweramp music player – amazing options like increased bass now, Camera, Google maps, internet access, call quality, speed and interface are all exceptional.

For this reason I’m building a computer and will install XP on it just to play games. My laptop will use ubuntu. I don’t miss any windows apps, what I miss is the windows context menu.

In Gnome you cannot do that. I like to use “move” option when moving a file from one partition to another. When drag a file from one partition to another you now have 2 files, one one each partition.

Then must do additional delete step. Even if use “cut file” or “copy file” it’s still 2 steps. Try dragging with the middle mouse button, or with the left mouse button and hold alt after mousedown.

For reference, the left mouse button modifiers: I am loving the way this thread is gng.. Ppl are pointing out problems.. I am getting to know many new programs and cool apps For now I use dual boot for this and for games, but I don’t play often.

Games and only Games, otherwise I would have trashed my windows partition looooooooong back: I was trying crossover office last night, I looked in the Windows apps folder on my server for something cool to try and found nothing that I didn’t already have in Ubuntu.

That is an excellent feeling of satisfaction: Thanks, it works perfectly! Image resize on right click. But while that’s all well and good, it doesn’t perform the functions I need – mainly appending notes and highlighting pages of PDF documents.

Nero has a Linux version out now and has a trial version available. The real deal isn’t free tho but then to get all the functionality in the Windows version you had to pay for the plugins for the Nero that came bundled with my DVD RW drive.

When in XP I just can’t wait to boot back into Ubuntu. Unless I’m in a game I can’t see where I’m at and totally forget time: When I exit the game the bad feeling is right back.

Xp is so ugly and featureless. I don’t miss anything either. Apart from that, I suppose adding the ability to make a couple of aspects in Linux seem “effortless” would be useful, e.

However generally it’s more a question of what I miss from Linux when having to use XP than the other way round. I miss Windows Explorer at the moment, but I’m getting over it.

Konqueror is quite good, and very quick, but needs different handling. For instance, network access to windows shares is done via smb but there is nothing already provided to browse the network.

You have to type the URI in the box and then remember to make it a shortcut. Authentication to Windows is not so obvious either. Another vote for “simple” wireless setup and it would be nice if my printer worked properly.

Otherwise it does everything I need: I would like to add one more thing: I only music programs I was looking for a simple gnome app that only records from my tv card, not a full blown media center like Mythtv.

Seems to be doing the job, and it’s got a sheduling feature. Quality is not that great, but i’m sure i’ll be able to finetune the codec. Wow – thanks, I dont miss it then I’m sure paint will work easily under wine ;.

Call of Duty I’m getting a separate drive for winbloze this winter. Thanks for the link Unfortunately lexmark isn’t supported: Although I can print in linux – but text only Quality of anything else is horrible not limited to photos, but f.

PS did you have a “bonobo-activation” dependency problem? If so, how did you fix it? Here’s how I did it if anyone is interested: Honestly only program I truely miss is Paint Shop Pro mainly cause I’ve spent yrs getting to know how to use it and love using tubes in it I know gimp has brushes but they aren’t resizable so that limits their usefulness also I have hundreds of tubes saved from way back many are from very old version of PSP and it seems gimp won’t read them so I can’t even convert them over DOC format so i cannot send them opendocument formats since they can’t READ it repeat situation with other office products utorrent – simply brilliantly coded bitorrent client KB total games – enough said i might miss other software too, but i haven’t used linux enough to know if there is an alternative that’s just the software part of it that i miss ;.

XP logo at bootup Everything else I can build myself. I wish my WinPrinter worked under Linux What kind is it? It is a Canon MP And yes, it looks like TurboPrint does support it. Should of re-phrased my rant I want my “WinPrinter” working without having to pay extra for to work under Linux.

I had no problems what so ever installing it, but then again i installed Xawtv and transcode with all recommended packages. I installed Gv4l from this http: My only problem is that i can’t select wich channel to record from in gv4l, only “0”.

It’s only really just certain applications that I miss. Adobe Photoshop, Audition and Premiere are all apps that I occasionally have to use for uni. Dual booting for them is a pain. Also I miss my flight sim games a fair bit.

X-Plane is decent though and has a Linux port. I have been using RAW because xvid lags in the audio. I haven’t tried any other codecs yet, but the docs said to increase the video bitrate which lowers compression.

For Flight Simulator, have you tried FlightGear? May I recommend k3b? I’ve had a go at both, not quite the same though. FlightGear still seems very rough around the edges.

I only miss some games for my childs, but for the software I always used in Windows, I found some in replacement in Linux. Well i certainly miss some windows apps like photoshop yeah i use gimp now and getting pretty good at it GAMES!!!

Audio Support Linux has made impressive progress but I’m still running into problems, for one sound appears slightly more grainy under Linux. I have to tweak the sound engine to use certain sound apps.

Sometimes I cannot run 2 sound applications at the same time, I get in use errors which is due to the sound application using the wrong sound engine. Easy software install Ubuntu has made huge progress but not what I want as far as software access.

Video playback, no matter how many times I tweak it I find that Linux for some odd reason has more artifacts and slower processing speed of video. The way Windows draws windows compared to Linux is a lot faster.

Nero, because I am used to it much more. However k3b is quite a decent replacement, but I still miss Nero 6. Running as root, yeah I know security is important but I’m frustrated half the time because I have to enter my password 10 times to install a video driver and to mount a ntfs drive.

Basically any system maintenance requires too much root access. Flash, it’s much slower under Linux. Too bad there is no Linux version. Azures is bloated and I hate the speed of java.

Aren’t these two related? Oh god, I hate that. I don’t know about MS Windows, but resizing and moving windows in X is really ugly. There is some information about it there: I don’t know, I think even with my crippled Pro under Linux I should be able to have decent playback.

I think there is something not exactly right with video playback, also I see some small artifacts which don’t exist under Windows. I have seen this on many systems and various distributions only noticeable during dark scenes, most people I think ignore this?

Especially under Gnome, radio buttons often looks like crap in certain places. There are slight problems that I notice. What I miss most is QuickTax. I really enjoyed it for doing my taxes and filing online.

I miss Music Match Jukebox for music player, buying and downloading music, and use of my scanner. I miss a video player that allows me to play multiple selections without stopping in between them or is this my problem only?

It is awesome, that must be said. I have read about MythTV, it should be the Linux equivalent, but it sounds to me like it’s very much focused on watching and recording TV and videos, while I’m mostly interested in the music organiser.: I also miss the look and feel in Windows.

Every application in Linux seems to be very basic, usually perfectly working unlike many of Windows’ when downloaded from Synaptic, but they don’t look very sophisticated.

Nowadays I hardly read anything else!: And last but not least, I miss the days in which I didn’t know what an ‘how-to’ was. Windows Explorer – It has always seemed easier to me than Nautilus.

Those widgets are rendered using Mozillas own toolkit, which looks awful. They are working on proper GTK support though, so hopefully that will be resolved soon.

Say what you want about Microsoft, but they can make an IDE. Illustrator and Photoshop-like apps. I’m not talking about vmware, I’m talking about integration and preprint support. I can install beta programs or new versions of anything in Windows by click next a few times.

While in Linux it’s far more complicated. Keep in mind I’m talking about non repository items! Can you force your account to always use this at start up? It lets you “print” any document to a pdf file.

I think most document viewers have a print feature, and you generally can print to pdf there, can’t you? Mostly, stuff that just “works”. The ease of finding and installing applications honestly Linspire’s CNR is the wave of the future.

Multimedia working out of the box. Support for all my hardware. Adobe Flash 9 that isn’t a buggy beta. Messenger but it’s not been updated in years. In this instance Gaim or Kopete is better.

But none compare to Yahoo! Messenger 8 for Windows. I do it all the time. D the package manager is really the easiest way of finding and installing programs ever. Linspire’s CNR may look ideal for people who are used to windows or mac, but it cannot beat ubuntu’s package manager.

From Windows I miss: From Mac I miss: Linspire’s CNR may look ideal for people who are used to windows or mac, but it cannot beat Ubuntu’s package manager. I’ve been using Linux since I’m no stranger to it.

I’ve “adapted” just fine to Synaptic and APT, which imo, are far and away the best Linux package managers. Nevertheless, they sill don’t beat download. Synaptic doesn’t give you screenshots or user reviews of packages.

BTW, it’s not just the “Windows way”, Macs do it too. But Linux users only like to bash Windows many are downright obsessed with it, despite the fact that the “Mac way” is very similar in many instances.

Mac OS X just like Windows is proprietary and isn’t “free”. As far as Ubuntu working “out of the box”, if that’s true, then why did someone feel the need to create Linux Mint http: Don’t get me wrong, I love Ubuntu.

It’s by far my favorite Linux distribution. But this thread is titled “What do you miss in Linux”, hence, my responses. There’s no reason to. I plan to upgrade to Windows Vista when it’s released.

Again though, I won’t be dumping Ubuntu. There’s no reason they can’t co-exist. That’s why there’s GRUB. Freedom for convenience is not a good decision! Plus, GRUB is there to put the system into protected mode so that the kernel can run.

Multiboot is just an addition. I’ve found the CDs make lovely coasters. Prior to that I had Windows 98 and I just “ran around the Internet” to find Dia for Windows. Fire up Firefox Step two: Click on link that says “Download” Step four: Click on download links for GTK and Dia.

That didn’t take much “running”. I kind of like these http: I’m only a Linux noob, but it seems to me that a system with Mb video ram should render extremely speedily – yep, I have the Nvidia drivers loaded and it makes very little difference.

Maybe Gnome is heavy; but my feeling is that X needs a huge amount of work in this area. I mean, geez, Windows has had snappy graphics since 3. Again, Windows has been able to do this for years, and changing monitors causes very little problems in Win environs; unlike dropping to a terminal and doing “sudo xserver – dhigh – configure” or whatever it is – and having that fail spectacularly.

Oh man, I miss the having to go to the store, pay hundreds of dollars to get one CD, coming back home and arguing with the installation, waiting 2 hours so that I can marvel the amazing slowdown of upgrading, and having seven BSOD’s Blue Screen of Death within a week, and a system full of badware spyware, adware, viruses, and keyloggers on my computer within a month, and within six months having to reinstall from plain slow-down ways It just brings tears to my eyes: Does this happen with both fglrx proprietary drivers and r open source drivers?

And with all video outputs xv, gl, x11? Thanks for the advice, TheWizzard. This list is a list of things I miss from Windows from a perspective of a mac user as well as an ubuntu user.

Melody Assistant tries hard but fails. The three window deal in gimp drives me insane. Grab the binary version of stepmania from the stepmania site. It works out of the box.

Why the latest version of Adobe Acrobat for Linux not good enough. Amarok is like iTunes. Add mplayer and the appropriate mplayer-mozilla plugins, mix with the properitary codecs, and your err But it will be slow, cause it is onboard.

I was hoping you’d write with fixes for gnome. I take back my commment. Theming is available — it just requires a little work. Coming from OS X well.. I’m not sure why. Amarok locks up when I type in searches that have more than three words.

My library is about 28gb. Stepmania does work out of the box! I forgot to mention the real problem of lag. And for some reason the keyboard stops responding after about a fives minutes of gameplay.

The only way out is to kill X. The linux version of acrobat used to suck Again, this was experience from an ooooold binary. Thanks for mentioning that. I will get that installed right away.

There’s always VMWare I suppose: It should be What do I not miss in Windows? What does linux have that you cant live without? I dont miss spyware God Bless Linux and open source.: I miss having printers and wireless.

I mean, I’ve got them, but they only occasionally work. I have been using Linux for about 8 months. I then tried Fedora, Mandriva and then finally settled on Ubuntu the best of all worlds. I am now completely Windows free.

I just have Edgy on both my laptop and desktop and plan to upgrade to Feisty when its released. There nothing I missing from Uncle Bill. I genuinely do not miss anything at all: Quicktime files, real player files, older wmv files, you name it.

The only codec that proves problematic is the one for wmv3 I think. There are tonnes of ftp clients available. I use Konqueror for a graphical client. Good old ftp does well for a text based one. For running things at GNOME startup, I think GNOME has something that loads up programs it loads up your panels and other stuff, can’t recall what it’s called at the moment For running things at system startup, init scripts.

There is a good selection of media players in Linux. I tried all media players I could find, some are useless to me, some are good, and some get the job done after tinkering, but not a single one of them offers what media player classic offers.

I tried gstreamer, xine and a variety of media players and found no easy way to enable and tweak post-processing, image properties or bind a a decoder to a file format.

I don’t know what that does. You must be joking. I just download knoppix 5. I eventually fixed it with bittornado which was my favourite bt client before utorrent got out. Again, don’t know what those do.

AFAIK closest equivalent would be konqueror, but still not the same supercopier http: It is now developed by NASA staff and open source community developers. For the uninstaller, you have your package manager.

I’ve found a similar thing in gnome but it wasn’t working as intended didn’t elt me remove something I’ve added with no message about what the problem was moreover, I mostly uses kde but also xfce, enlightment and fluxbox.

Don’t know what that does, but process monitoring and management tools are of course, available on any OS. I’ve tried many equivalent, but problem is they lack one or more of these: I’ve been digging around, there is indeed tons of linux apps but I’d rather have 1gram of stuff that suit me than 1 ton of stuff that doesn’t.

So, basically, you want media player classic and nothing else. I already said that Mplayer plays most codecs. VLC can pay from compressed archives too, I think. Typically that is not the job of a media player.

Anyway, I am not aware of the options but I think you can find some decent video-manipulation tools on Linux. Basically Azureus matches almost all features on uTorrent and more.

Only flaw is that it needs Java. Tough luck, I suppose. I’ve never had a problem with it. And the kernel does a good job of managing multiple copies with the highest possible resource utilisation.

You don’t need to throttle transfer speeds. Conky and Superkaramba do that. Audacious plays many formats! Okay, not the Amiga stuff. But seriously, if you’re one of those Amiga fans, let go!

CD rescue tools are available on Linux as well. I’m not sure how well rippers on Linux work, but I’m quite certain that they can read a damaged CD only as well as any other ripping program. I don’t imagine the CD-reading algorithms are that different.

I think you can change the frame rendering speed for video clips anyway. So no matter whether you record something at 5 fps, you can speed it up. If you don’t really want to deal with Google Earth.

Compile a program on either of those and they won’t show up in the package management either. Unless the compile script itself updates the package manager’s database, there is no way that it will be managed by the package manager.

So, like I said, use init scripts or your Window Manager’s resource file. Process monitors are a dime a dozen on Linux. Process management is usually done by root. And it is considered heresy to use graphical applications for that.

I’ll tell you what. You seem to be looking for an exact windows replacement with exact clones of the apps you use on Windows. If you’re comfortable with it, just use Windows.

I don’t miss anything, except for some invisible DRM plugin that an educational site I would like to access uses, but that’s their problem more than mine. I suppose I kind of miss some games, but then I haven’t really gamed on my comp in years now, so Civ 4 the entire Total War series the latest version of WinZip stupid rockbox devs compressed their new style files with that monstrosity!

For the guy who misses utorrent. I have heard that it runs flawlessly using wine.. Have a search for it at appdb. If you want an photoshop alternative, try Pixel Image Editor, a very good Photoshop-look-a-like app: There is Nero for Linux, but not free!

K3b works so well for me that I have no need of Nero anymore. I run Ubuntu on my wife’s old computer. All she really needs is browser and email. I however need to be productive and exchange data with professionals in a number of areas.

I would love to be able to use Linux on my main computer but as a professional artist, graphics, music, and video are very important and I need pretty much industrial strength apps. Other than internet and server kind of apps, very few ‘productivity’ apps in desktop Linux are what I would call professional grade.

I personally don’t need every last bell and whistle; if there were a really great clone UI that fit over Gimp and read and saved photoshop files that would be fine and probably lure a lot of PS users.

I especially need a really good RAW format manipulator like Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom and it needs to be integrated into the photo editor. Now Inkscape and Xara are very promising but not nearly there yet.

If there were a good CorelDraw port I would probably switch back to that from Photoshop and Illustrator. The future of the web is video, Linux is going to have to have a first rate solution in this area.

Kino is inadequate and Jahshaka is not finished. Actually, this program is so expensive I would be happier with a good FOSS alternative that could open and save Acad files. THAT would be killer.

I’m sure no one has heard of this program, a neat music program for writing and playing guitar tablature sheet music. The reason I mention this is, one, I really need it, and two, probably a lot of people have some obscure Windows program that they really love but is definitely a low volume niche app.

It will be twenty years before we get true Linux ports of all these things. I think the lesson is: I mean, I can hardly even figure out how Wine is supposed to be set up, and in the instances I’ve tried like with Tabledit it hasn’t really worked.

Personally I think that running Windows programs is the best bet, since there are so many fantastic little programs out there. Probably Wine and Crossover Linux should occupy, far and away, the top of the Linux community’s priority list.

The goal should be the ability to run nearly any Windows program, a difficult task yes, but I just don’t see Adobe porting their programs to Linux when it’s hard enough to get a Mac port out of them.

And al of these open source app efforts are remarkable, but most of them are immature and advance sporadically. Proprietary productivity software is the key to opening up Linux and giving it a fighting chance while all these other FOSS projects are incubating.

Virtualization is okay but I don’t want to have to buy and run a full version of XP much less resource hog Vista. Desktop search and 3D transparency desktops are nice, but stuff like that is relatively easy to add and improve upon.

People use computers for reasons, they need their apps and those apps need to be killer. When you can run any Windows program there will be no reason not to use Linux. For an Illustrator replacement, try Blender.

It does almost anything. The conventions take a little time to learn, but once you’ve got it, it rocks. I’ve found Gimp to be a great little program once you get used to it. I can do anything in it that I need for my video graphics.

Inkscape is coming along fast, so keep an eye on it. The others I don’t know about. I use it everyday, with WINE, and it works flawlessly. So, again, you want exact clones of flashfxp and smartftp again it’s not that I want, it’s what I miss, and I sure miss the advanced flashfxp features I mention above.

It’s the same as mouse gestures in a web browser, once you got used to them you can’t go back. As a personal taste, I don’t like azureus. I will look further into to understand what happened as I don’t believe this to be a normal behaviour and could be related to me doing something wrong.

I guess given enough time to learn how to do it I could write those scripts, only problem is I need the feature now and I don’t have time atm, besides my own scripts would certainly not be as efficient as those made by someone more experienced.

And I do believe this a feature that others might find useful. I didn’t know about these two and I will definitely give them a try. And not only playing thos file formats, but doing in a native way as opposed to the emulated way.

But the point here is that google earth and world wind may seem similar but they are two very different products aimed at different audiences http: I think I fumbled here, what I wanted to say is 1.

I don’t know about MS Windows, but resizing and moving windows in X is really ugly. There is some information about it there: I don’t know, I think even with my crippled Pro under Linux I should be able to have decent playback.

I think there is something not exactly right with video playback, also I see some small artifacts which don’t exist under Windows. I have seen this on many systems and various distributions only noticeable during dark scenes, most people I think ignore this?

Especially under Gnome, radio buttons often looks like crap in certain places. There are slight problems that I notice. What I miss most is QuickTax. I really enjoyed it for doing my taxes and filing online.

I miss Music Match Jukebox for music player, buying and downloading music, and use of my scanner. I miss a video player that allows me to play multiple selections without stopping in between them or is this my problem only?

It is awesome, that must be said. I have read about MythTV, it should be the Linux equivalent, but it sounds to me like it’s very much focused on watching and recording TV and videos, while I’m mostly interested in the music organiser.: I also miss the look and feel in Windows.

Every application in Linux seems to be very basic, usually perfectly working unlike many of Windows’ when downloaded from Synaptic, but they don’t look very sophisticated.

Nowadays I hardly read anything else!: And last but not least, I miss the days in which I didn’t know what an ‘how-to’ was. Windows Explorer – It has always seemed easier to me than Nautilus.

Those widgets are rendered using Mozillas own toolkit, which looks awful. They are working on proper GTK support though, so hopefully that will be resolved soon.

Say what you want about Microsoft, but they can make an IDE. Illustrator and Photoshop-like apps. I’m not talking about vmware, I’m talking about integration and preprint support. I can install beta programs or new versions of anything in Windows by click next a few times.

While in Linux it’s far more complicated. Keep in mind I’m talking about non repository items! Can you force your account to always use this at start up? It lets you “print” any document to a pdf file.

I think most document viewers have a print feature, and you generally can print to pdf there, can’t you? Mostly, stuff that just “works”. The ease of finding and installing applications honestly Linspire’s CNR is the wave of the future.

Multimedia working out of the box. Support for all my hardware. Adobe Flash 9 that isn’t a buggy beta. Messenger but it’s not been updated in years. In this instance Gaim or Kopete is better.

But none compare to Yahoo! Messenger 8 for Windows. I do it all the time. D the package manager is really the easiest way of finding and installing programs ever.

Linspire’s CNR may look ideal for people who are used to windows or mac, but it cannot beat ubuntu’s package manager. From Windows I miss: From Mac I miss: Linspire’s CNR may look ideal for people who are used to windows or mac, but it cannot beat Ubuntu’s package manager.

I’ve been using Linux since I’m no stranger to it. I’ve “adapted” just fine to Synaptic and APT, which imo, are far and away the best Linux package managers. Nevertheless, they sill don’t beat download.

Synaptic doesn’t give you screenshots or user reviews of packages. BTW, it’s not just the “Windows way”, Macs do it too. But Linux users only like to bash Windows many are downright obsessed with it, despite the fact that the “Mac way” is very similar in many instances.

Mac OS X just like Windows is proprietary and isn’t “free”. As far as Ubuntu working “out of the box”, if that’s true, then why did someone feel the need to create Linux Mint http: Don’t get me wrong, I love Ubuntu.

It’s by far my favorite Linux distribution. But this thread is titled “What do you miss in Linux”, hence, my responses. There’s no reason to. I plan to upgrade to Windows Vista when it’s released.

Again though, I won’t be dumping Ubuntu. There’s no reason they can’t co-exist. That’s why there’s GRUB. Freedom for convenience is not a good decision!

Plus, GRUB is there to put the system into protected mode so that the kernel can run. Multiboot is just an addition. I’ve found the CDs make lovely coasters. Prior to that I had Windows 98 and I just “ran around the Internet” to find Dia for Windows.

Fire up Firefox Step two: Click on link that says “Download” Step four: Click on download links for GTK and Dia. That didn’t take much “running”. I kind of like these http: I’m only a Linux noob, but it seems to me that a system with Mb video ram should render extremely speedily – yep, I have the Nvidia drivers loaded and it makes very little difference.

Maybe Gnome is heavy; but my feeling is that X needs a huge amount of work in this area. I mean, geez, Windows has had snappy graphics since 3. Again, Windows has been able to do this for years, and changing monitors causes very little problems in Win environs; unlike dropping to a terminal and doing “sudo xserver – dhigh – configure” or whatever it is – and having that fail spectacularly.

Oh man, I miss the having to go to the store, pay hundreds of dollars to get one CD, coming back home and arguing with the installation, waiting 2 hours so that I can marvel the amazing slowdown of upgrading, and having seven BSOD’s Blue Screen of Death within a week, and a system full of badware spyware, adware, viruses, and keyloggers on my computer within a month, and within six months having to reinstall from plain slow-down ways It just brings tears to my eyes: Does this happen with both fglrx proprietary drivers and r open source drivers?

And with all video outputs xv, gl, x11? Thanks for the advice, TheWizzard. This list is a list of things I miss from Windows from a perspective of a mac user as well as an ubuntu user.

Melody Assistant tries hard but fails. The three window deal in gimp drives me insane. Grab the binary version of stepmania from the stepmania site. It works out of the box.

Why the latest version of Adobe Acrobat for Linux not good enough. Amarok is like iTunes. Add mplayer and the appropriate mplayer-mozilla plugins, mix with the properitary codecs, and your err But it will be slow, cause it is onboard.

I was hoping you’d write with fixes for gnome. I take back my commment. Theming is available — it just requires a little work. Coming from OS X well.. I’m not sure why.

Amarok locks up when I type in searches that have more than three words. My library is about 28gb. Stepmania does work out of the box! I forgot to mention the real problem of lag. And for some reason the keyboard stops responding after about a fives minutes of gameplay.

The only way out is to kill X. The linux version of acrobat used to suck Again, this was experience from an ooooold binary. Thanks for mentioning that. I will get that installed right away.

There’s always VMWare I suppose: It should be What do I not miss in Windows? What does linux have that you cant live without? I dont miss spyware God Bless Linux and open source.: I miss having printers and wireless.

I mean, I’ve got them, but they only occasionally work. I have been using Linux for about 8 months. I then tried Fedora, Mandriva and then finally settled on Ubuntu the best of all worlds.

I am now completely Windows free. I just have Edgy on both my laptop and desktop and plan to upgrade to Feisty when its released. There nothing I missing from Uncle Bill.

I genuinely do not miss anything at all: Quicktime files, real player files, older wmv files, you name it. The only codec that proves problematic is the one for wmv3 I think.

There are tonnes of ftp clients available. I use Konqueror for a graphical client. Good old ftp does well for a text based one. For running things at GNOME startup, I think GNOME has something that loads up programs it loads up your panels and other stuff, can’t recall what it’s called at the moment For running things at system startup, init scripts.

There is a good selection of media players in Linux. I tried all media players I could find, some are useless to me, some are good, and some get the job done after tinkering, but not a single one of them offers what media player classic offers.

I tried gstreamer, xine and a variety of media players and found no easy way to enable and tweak post-processing, image properties or bind a a decoder to a file format. I don’t know what that does.

You must be joking. I just download knoppix 5. I eventually fixed it with bittornado which was my favourite bt client before utorrent got out. Again, don’t know what those do.

AFAIK closest equivalent would be konqueror, but still not the same supercopier http: It is now developed by NASA staff and open source community developers.

For the uninstaller, you have your package manager. I’ve found a similar thing in gnome but it wasn’t working as intended didn’t elt me remove something I’ve added with no message about what the problem was moreover, I mostly uses kde but also xfce, enlightment and fluxbox.

Don’t know what that does, but process monitoring and management tools are of course, available on any OS. I’ve tried many equivalent, but problem is they lack one or more of these: I’ve been digging around, there is indeed tons of linux apps but I’d rather have 1gram of stuff that suit me than 1 ton of stuff that doesn’t.

So, basically, you want media player classic and nothing else. I already said that Mplayer plays most codecs. VLC can pay from compressed archives too, I think.

Typically that is not the job of a media player. Anyway, I am not aware of the options but I think you can find some decent video-manipulation tools on Linux. Basically Azureus matches almost all features on uTorrent and more.

Only flaw is that it needs Java. Tough luck, I suppose. I’ve never had a problem with it. And the kernel does a good job of managing multiple copies with the highest possible resource utilisation.

You don’t need to throttle transfer speeds. Conky and Superkaramba do that. Audacious plays many formats! Okay, not the Amiga stuff. But seriously, if you’re one of those Amiga fans, let go!

CD rescue tools are available on Linux as well. I’m not sure how well rippers on Linux work, but I’m quite certain that they can read a damaged CD only as well as any other ripping program.

I don’t imagine the CD-reading algorithms are that different. I think you can change the frame rendering speed for video clips anyway. So no matter whether you record something at 5 fps, you can speed it up.

If you don’t really want to deal with Google Earth. Compile a program on either of those and they won’t show up in the package management either. Unless the compile script itself updates the package manager’s database, there is no way that it will be managed by the package manager.

So, like I said, use init scripts or your Window Manager’s resource file. Process monitors are a dime a dozen on Linux. Process management is usually done by root. And it is considered heresy to use graphical applications for that.

I’ll tell you what. You seem to be looking for an exact windows replacement with exact clones of the apps you use on Windows. If you’re comfortable with it, just use Windows.

I don’t miss anything, except for some invisible DRM plugin that an educational site I would like to access uses, but that’s their problem more than mine. I suppose I kind of miss some games, but then I haven’t really gamed on my comp in years now, so Civ 4 the entire Total War series the latest version of WinZip stupid rockbox devs compressed their new style files with that monstrosity!

For the guy who misses utorrent. I have heard that it runs flawlessly using wine.. Have a search for it at appdb. If you want an photoshop alternative, try Pixel Image Editor, a very good Photoshop-look-a-like app: There is Nero for Linux, but not free!

K3b works so well for me that I have no need of Nero anymore. I run Ubuntu on my wife’s old computer. All she really needs is browser and email. I however need to be productive and exchange data with professionals in a number of areas.

I would love to be able to use Linux on my main computer but as a professional artist, graphics, music, and video are very important and I need pretty much industrial strength apps. Other than internet and server kind of apps, very few ‘productivity’ apps in desktop Linux are what I would call professional grade.

I personally don’t need every last bell and whistle; if there were a really great clone UI that fit over Gimp and read and saved photoshop files that would be fine and probably lure a lot of PS users.

I especially need a really good RAW format manipulator like Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom and it needs to be integrated into the photo editor. Now Inkscape and Xara are very promising but not nearly there yet.

If there were a good CorelDraw port I would probably switch back to that from Photoshop and Illustrator. The future of the web is video, Linux is going to have to have a first rate solution in this area.

Kino is inadequate and Jahshaka is not finished. Actually, this program is so expensive I would be happier with a good FOSS alternative that could open and save Acad files. THAT would be killer.

I’m sure no one has heard of this program, a neat music program for writing and playing guitar tablature sheet music. The reason I mention this is, one, I really need it, and two, probably a lot of people have some obscure Windows program that they really love but is definitely a low volume niche app.

It will be twenty years before we get true Linux ports of all these things. I think the lesson is: I mean, I can hardly even figure out how Wine is supposed to be set up, and in the instances I’ve tried like with Tabledit it hasn’t really worked.

Personally I think that running Windows programs is the best bet, since there are so many fantastic little programs out there. Probably Wine and Crossover Linux should occupy, far and away, the top of the Linux community’s priority list.

The goal should be the ability to run nearly any Windows program, a difficult task yes, but I just don’t see Adobe porting their programs to Linux when it’s hard enough to get a Mac port out of them.

And al of these open source app efforts are remarkable, but most of them are immature and advance sporadically. Proprietary productivity software is the key to opening up Linux and giving it a fighting chance while all these other FOSS projects are incubating.

Virtualization is okay but I don’t want to have to buy and run a full version of XP much less resource hog Vista. Desktop search and 3D transparency desktops are nice, but stuff like that is relatively easy to add and improve upon.

People use computers for reasons, they need their apps and those apps need to be killer. When you can run any Windows program there will be no reason not to use Linux. For an Illustrator replacement, try Blender.

It does almost anything. The conventions take a little time to learn, but once you’ve got it, it rocks. I’ve found Gimp to be a great little program once you get used to it. I can do anything in it that I need for my video graphics.

Inkscape is coming along fast, so keep an eye on it. The others I don’t know about. I use it everyday, with WINE, and it works flawlessly. So, again, you want exact clones of flashfxp and smartftp again it’s not that I want, it’s what I miss, and I sure miss the advanced flashfxp features I mention above.

It’s the same as mouse gestures in a web browser, once you got used to them you can’t go back. As a personal taste, I don’t like azureus. I will look further into to understand what happened as I don’t believe this to be a normal behaviour and could be related to me doing something wrong.

I guess given enough time to learn how to do it I could write those scripts, only problem is I need the feature now and I don’t have time atm, besides my own scripts would certainly not be as efficient as those made by someone more experienced.

And I do believe this a feature that others might find useful. I didn’t know about these two and I will definitely give them a try. And not only playing thos file formats, but doing in a native way as opposed to the emulated way.

But the point here is that google earth and world wind may seem similar but they are two very different products aimed at different audiences http: I think I fumbled here, what I wanted to say is 1.

And I’m missing such a thing under linux. As an example I’ve had to compile myself ncftp and wesnoth because package available from package manager were too old, hence these two apps not being managed anymore.

These might very well get the job done, but I’ll still the lightweight, ease of use and simplicity of startuprun. Though I believe that when I’ll be familiar with init scripts I might not miss it anymore but you can’t really ask end user to get familiar with init scripts do you?

As a system admin I agree with the heresy part, but terminal apps do lack a couple thing: Windows and linux being totally different OS there’s no way process management tools would work exactly the same, but I lack a few things from process explorer such as process related window management, ability to identify a process from its window, finding handles and closing handle useful when a removable media can’t be unmounted for no bovious reason, the integrated realtime graph views with info on mouseover and the 2 pane view.

Sure I can get the job done with htop which I personnally prefer over top, and ps but i find it more tedious and requires more from myself and often combination of several command.

I’m pretty comfortable with it because I’ve been using it for years, and I’m still green with linux. I miss stuff from that environment, and some of that stuff has no linux equivalent which I’ve listed in the “what do u miss in Linux thread”, but I’ll do without it from now on as I don’t really have a choice hopefully I will eventually find ways to achieve equal or better productivity with my linux environment.

To those asking why i don’t use utorrent with wine that runs flawlessly: I tried it and got the nasty systray bug where utorrent icon just stays stuck into systray with no way to rget the main windows back.

Before trying to get deeper into understanding the reason behind this and digging into wine configuration, I decided to try native bittorrent client and found ktorrent and I’ve been using it till it gave me a corrupt knoppix LiveDVD, and now I have to try to understand what happened with ktorrent, if this fails, I’ll be back to wine configuration and utorrent again.

I find myself missing the security of Windows. I mean the knowledge that I can get good, accurate tech support for my problems quickly and easily. Even if my install is hosed to the point I cannot use it anymore.

I recently restored my laptop as part of routine Windows maintenance to restore the registry. The laptop came with a restore partition, and then prompted me to burn some restore disks which are basicly carbon copies of the restore partition.

Well, it turns out the restore partition was corrupted, and that my disks only succeeded in removing Windows. They couldn’t put it back. A quick call to tech support and I had non-corrupted restore disks in the mail a few days later, at no charge to me.

If something hoses my install in Linux, I am going to have to have access to an online forums. Then I have to trust that the information I’m getting on how to repair my system is accurate and won’t lead to worse breakage.

There’s a security there that makes me feel more comfortable with the OS. I’ve been hearing a lot that OpenSuse feels professional like that, so I may give that a run. But there are little bugs in Ubuntu that remind me that it’s not completely developed and bug tested professionally Oh, and as an after-thought: I would like a clear, easy to navigate, easy to read and understand hardware compatibility site at least although I would prefer branding on the boxes.

Hell, just the lack of feature-layers in Gimp can cost me minutes worth of work, and force me to end up using as many as more layers that I wouldn’t have needed. But for the light stuff, cropping, resizing, etc.

The Gimp is perfectly fine, just don’t call it professional grade. Or do I have missed something here? Vista has something called Vista speech recognition and it looks really nice: Well, calling it a clone isn’t exactly a fair description, and it’s pretty misleading to anyon who actually has experience with Photoshop.

Better alternatives to Photoshop would be something like “Pixel Image Editor” It’s not free, but it is cheap, and it runs on Linux. The other alternative would be to stick with photoshop and downgrade to 7.

But it’s nice of you to be condescending in the true Linux forum veteran fashion. Also, if you had been here for any substantial amount of time, you would know that that was nowhere near a rant from me, nor was it whining.

It was a clarification added on to what you said. I’ve been told them, tried by myself and it took me no time to understand that the person who told me so didn’t know what she was talking about.

Though with time, I have to agree you can eventually achieve the same things with gimp and photoshop, these two are simply not the same things at all and they don’t even pretend to be so, the gimp never intended to be a photoshop replacement for linux in the first place, but it seems that some people still wrongfully advocates it that way.

I’ve bumped into howtos about getting CS2 working under ubuntu with wine, but haven’t tried them I don’t own photoshop CS2. Only problem is you have to actually own photoshop 7 and it’s not for sale anymore.

If you wan’t you can suscribe to ubuntu professional support http: The only thing I really miss is the iTunes Music store. I much prefer Amarok as a player, but it was nice to be able to get online and buy a song on a whim.

Before I switched, that was pretty much the only piece of software I used that didn’t have a Linux version. There are a couple of games that I’d play every once in a while, but not enough that I really miss them.

The most significant thing I miss about Windows is not being able to put my laptop into suspend or hibernate – it just doesn’t come back properly. Fortunately, Linux boots in about a fifth the time it took Windows to boot, so suspend and hibernate are far less necessary.

I might also note that I recently ordered a System76 Gazelle, which is supposed to support hibernate and suspend. I don’t miss having to pay a yearly fee for anti-virus and firewall protection, only to sacrifice my system resources to keep my machine secure.

Really, there isn’t much I miss about Windows. Depends on what your style is. I can do really great stuff at 10 layers, and I can do really great stuff at layers. It just depends on what I’m doing, granted, I come from the digital art circles where the goal isn’t to make things simple, it’s just to make them pretty.

I made a post about it, and I Was led to another one but the interface on that particular one is so crowded it’s rediculous trying to find the information you’re looking for. We need something more simple and easy to navigate.

I miss a stable modem driver for the winmodem in my laptop. It’s a pita getting dced every minutes. Photoshop and games, which shouldn’t be a problem since the game I want to play, Wolfenstein, is available and free on linux.

But the sound doesn’t work and every work around I’ve found hasn’t either. Nothing what so ever. My son wanted games so i bought him a Wii for christmas, my daughter is doing most of her surfing and messaging on her phone MSN, ICQ, SMS and so on via 3G, cost is less than two bucks a month and the camera on that phone that cost me about bucks has optical zoom and a 7 megapixel camera along with built in MP3 Player so she got a new phone for christmas.

Personally, i’m pretty happy with my system which is now running just fine with SuSE Factory. Maybe i’ll go back to Slack or Ubuntu once they mess it up they usually do.

Well, I personally would at least enjoy a well thought out and well designed community kept site for Linux hardware compatibility I miss using 7zip. I’ve just discovered a 7zip-kio-plugin that will hopefully work.

It would make transporting my 7z files from Windows easier. I wish there was a Linux port for Guild Wars. Other than that there isn’t anything I miss. I do miss Photoshop a little but I am learning the Gimp and it some ways it has more power than PS and in some ways it doesn’t.

I’m prefer my games on my console so that part doesn’t bother me much at all. Have you seen GnomeFiles? I found TuxGuitar http: Go have a look. Good and free electronics CAD software. Although free, they were made for Windows.: Sorry I should have been a bit clearer.

I meant kio type of support in Konqueror. I’m going to install Krusader and see if it works with that. Also I will install the kio-slave [kio-p7zip http: It works good enough for me. I’ll try the kioslave this weekend if I have the time.

I wanted to make a clear cut with windows but I couldn’t simply format my partition because I got data on it. I didn’t want to dual boot, because it means I couldn’t really get rid of Windows I’ve unplugged my windows Hard Disk.

I plugged a new disk on my PC anf installed Linux. Now I got windows as an external partition. I was missing small stuffs on the internet: But I’m about to get these to work. Lightroom Good drivers the movies I watch are almost impossible to watch because it’s blocky and full of colors in dark tones Its not login and sometimes not even starting, as well as some other small things on the phone.

I hope that the suggestions there would also help resolve the issues in your case. Zarya50 I have exactly the same issue, wireless good Mobil network no good. Every time I get in a Skype call, if I launch and application the call drops and Skype stops working.

Additionally if I mess with my phones sound it will stop working.. Anything that makes sound makes the app crash. What do I do? Unable to login, each time I try the Skype whant to reinstall.

I just read in the FAQ’s that it doesn’t work on 2. They are working on a solution. It is supposed to work on 2. Every day skype stiops working and have to re-connect inorder to keep skype gooing on.

If you found a post useful then please “Give Kudos” at the bottom of my post, so that this information can benefit others. Hi im raj from Singapore. I use Skype to make international calls, I ve no issues till I update skype android now.

My Bluetooth device is not working with Skype anymore. Pls solve this issue. Im using Xperia neo v handset. Hey, when ever I skype call someone my skype stops responding yet I can still talk to the person.

Crashed in Direct3D stage 2. Re-running DxDiag with “dontskip” command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information.

Try to reinstall this driver. When looking at the contact list or on recent conversations, tapping certain contacts logs me out instead of opening the conversation or re-logging in in case the auto login is set While other co.

Very frustrating, tried everything, re-install etc. And please dont blame the hardware, everything else is working just fine. Problem is obviously in Skype.

Can anyone please help?? I use Skype tons for workThanks in advance. I installed Skype on my 4G Android 2. I just found out that Android 2. You need to upgrade to andoid 2. For a few weeks now, everytime I click on skype to start it, I immediatly get a message that says skype has stopped working, I cant even get to the login.

I have tried uninstalling and then re-installing skype but that hasn’t worked. I could really use some help with this. In most of the similar cases updating the nVidia driver will solve the issue.

You may also delete the nvdxgiwrap. The HTC uses Android 2. I have had the same issue for over 7 months now. I don’t know what it is about the latest Skype mobile version, but it will NOT download.

I get the same error message every time. If I want to login the skype app says: Would you like to sign in again of exit skype”. So I can’t login. Hi, Now a days i’m facing this issue often that whenever i’m on call through Skype and if i receive any phone calls to my Phone.

Samsung I [Grand Quattro] Android: And i cant do this so often. Please help me resolve this issue or give me suggestion at the earliest. Thanks in Advance, Visvanathan. I format my computer to Windows 8.

I want to use desktop verison but I can’t. I treid downgrading, upgrading skype versions. I tried beta verisons etc. None of them worked. I checked event viewer. All errors that I’m getting caused by msvcrt.

Is there any way to get desktop version work? What’s happening with Skype for Android? Please help, can’t understand why skype isNot working on my phone, my dtatus is shown as online, but evrry time it takes too long to log in and then it stops.

I have installed Skype Version 2. Thoughitgot installed successfully, but I am not able to use the application for making calls. Every time the Skype Login page pops up and after submitting the user name and password the Skype application ends unexpectedly.

U can use “fring”. Microsoft is not giving video options to mobile OS who r not giving royality money to him, thats y it’s all happening. My skype stops working after 3 seconds after connecting, I used Skype without problems just this morning!

Something that I realized, is that I always logged in with my Microsoft account, so I created a new Skype Account and it works! Why can’t I use it with my Microsoft Account?

Does anyone know if Microsoft Accounts and Skype Accounts run in different servers and one of them is down? I really need to login today, but I don’t understand what is the problem.

Ifixed it, just unistalled skype 6. Ever since the android 4. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I have been able to do it, but of the time it just sits there and spins.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Does this feature exsist in Skype for Android? Im using skype on Windows Phone 8 Lumia However I couldnt login on my company skype account format is [comapny].

I can login fine on android skype and desktop skype. With Skype on Windows Phone it’s only possible to login with Microsoft account email address. I also see advertised Skype for Android 3.

Is it a special version for Android 3. Finally, I get a working sort of version of Skype for my Samsung Tab 2 4. Hello, skype is not working on my LG Venice. When will you guys make skype compatible for this android device?

No, it is not really working sir since the first time ive downloaded it. Is it possible that skype is not compatible with my tab? I’ve tried several times to log onto skype for android using my facebook information.

I’ve followed the instructions but all it seems to do is change my facebook password. Is there some simple way to connect to skype for android using my facebook login information?

As a new user myself tring this for the first time If you download the windows computer version win Every time I try using video calling, my camera stops working at all. I can’t take pictures and videos with it,.

I have to reflash Android to fix that. I thought it was problem with some other apps. But after 3 times I figured out it was skype. Can you fix this? What might be the problem?

I tried it already. Please, can you tell me what is wrong, and can you fix this problem? Every time i log into skype it immidiatly says skype has stopped working ive installed the special eddition one 23meg file and it wont start up this happend just suddently here is the detail report from the error box.

If so, how do I get my video chat working? Hi, I am having the same problem with my coolpad quattro. And I have a friend with a cheaper metro pcs 3g and he does video calls with no problem.

I need this app running! Please tell me why is that the app for the skype Android mobil is not working in my cell phonre. It appears my problem is the internet autheticity certificate is out of date expired I have updated and no change.

I have also tried to delete skype to reload but it won’t uninstall not a good sign. It ask for login and after given signin detail it just try to connect to skype.

If it connects to Skype it do not show any contact list and shows my profile nill and even my credit nill. Why can’t we add a new Skype to go number directly from the skype Android app.

I always have to login using the Web browser to add the number. The Skype application installed on my phone. At the end, “Skype can not be installed on this android phone, continue any way” is appearing, after clicking OK, “the application successfully installed” appearing.

Skype login page opening when I click the Skype. Whenever I try to login inmy Android 2. I haven’t even logged in once. Upon starting the app, Skype tries to login automatically but I get the impression my password isn’t stored.

It definitely tried to login as requested, but forgot the password. I’ll keep an eye on this As soon as I start Freedom for Android on my galaxy s3 mini Skype stops making and receiving calls and messages.

If I stop the protection, Skype starts making and receiving calls and messages again. Is there anything I can do to make everything working? Thanks, I still had the issue and when the time came to buy the application I uninstalled it, because there was nothing I could do.

I often encounter error or slow login in skype with my android. Would it be because of my connection, or the skype itself? Should I have it regularly updated? I just uninstalled skype on my android phone becoz I could not logout and re-login with another account.

The instructions said that after uninstalling skype I can reinstall it from the android market. However, I could not reinstall skype after uninstalling it. Anyone knows how to solve this problem?

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated! Transfer at least one application to the external memory: Plan BIf you still have your warranty, take it to your device’s official and certified repairman’s in your area.

Back up ALL your data. Reset your phone to factory values: Restore your previous data back to your device. At random intervals throughout the day, Skype looses its connection.

The notification icon in the Android notification area says that “Skype is not connected”. If I click on the Skype icon when it is disconnected, I get the message “Unfortunately Skype has stopped working”.

As a result, I often fail to receive incoming calls. I have skype account Facebook Skype accounts, It means two different skype accounts. I want to link My Skype accounts to Facebook Skype accounts bcoz on android There is no option to login skype with facebook.

Hope I will get my answer. Unfortunately it is not possible to merge two Skype accounts, even if one was created through Facebook. I have a cousin living in another country asking me to make her an account to chat in Skype I’m living in the U.

Since she doesn’t have an active email, I made her a Outlook account, so she could sign in using it. I’d tried to login with that account to Skype, both in an Android tablet, an iPhone, and on the computer, and it worked.

But my cousin said when she login with her Samsung Galaxy Young, Skype said that “This account doesn’t exist”. I had tried a number of times again, still working, while my cousin also did, but got the same message.

I did edited the profile to the country she’s in, but still no luck. Any help is appreciate. It installs and runs provided I don’t enable video calls. As soon as I enable video calls skype closes and will not run.

I want to use this number to receive calls on my Android mobile phone in India. I am always login to skype on my phone with 3G coverage. When someone calls the skype number it directly goes to voice mail although my skype is loggedin and running on my phone.

However, when I login to skype from my computer I get calls without any problem. Hi, I wanted to know if it was possible to log on the Android app with my Hotmail account? For have I would like my friends list back on skype and will not login with my skype account.

Or when I log in with my hotmail account? Because I was expecting this feature already would be because MSN stops! I dont want to have to reinvite all my hotmail contacts, some of which are not coming up when scanned with the Skype contacts scanner.

This needs to be addressed me thinks. I am changing the google password on my PC gram android device aain – Android can not access google account anymore with old password showing notification at the top panel Open skype and try to log in with working skype credentials.

Read All 1 Posts. Skype Stops Working Upon Login! Ensure that “Show hidden files and folders” is switched on. In the View tab, ensure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled 2.

From the system tray right click on the skype icon and click “Quit Skype” 3. Click Start Run Type: It is important to inform people that if they delete their Skype folder, that they will be deleting ALL their Skype history: You do not need to uninstall, or delete anything, if you have this issue, simply install over, what you have, with this: Also, Honeycomb dedicated interface would be nice but that has been mentioned before.

Read All 7 Posts. Can’t Log Into Skype On Android z9 Suddenly can’t log on to Skype using the android app and signing in using my Microsoft account yet it says status ok on heartbeat please help Skype as nothing on your help data base for reporting or help with login issues please help?

Read All 10 Posts. Skype Stops Working xj My skype won’t work, i been going on skype for many months now and no problem, but tonight is says that “Skype Has Stopped Working” when i login. Here is the details of my problem: What is the version of Internet Explorer installed on your computer?

Make now the test showing if your Internet Explorer can execute JavaScript. Open in your Internet Explorer no other browser but only IE this page: Read All 2 Posts.

Skype Not Working 77 tried ringing another android phone with skype just says call ended please help. Skype Has Stopped Working m1 I just updated my Skype and now when I try to open it during the login screen it just says Skype has stopped working and stops.

Thank you, Stephen Read All 2 Posts. Can’t Login Skype Android. Worked Perfectly In The Past.

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And the thing is, it probably still is the best phone on the market. Reviewed by technostein from UK on 5th Feb Had this phone for a couple of Weeks, very pleased with it, much better than my HTC sensation speed and design wise. When I go on Kies it states my phone cannot be updated through Kies. Since the time I purchased I have tried several times either is signing in for eternity or the above error message keeps coming. Hi im raj from Singapore. Gnucash is promising it though. Altough there are raw editors and convertors availeble for linux, non of them are especially desgned for Nef and have the features i need.

I checked all my connections in the back and they are all plugged in correctly I’ve tried installing an updated driver from Creative’s website and that also failed to fix my problem. I found TuxGuitar http: Please try later “. However, skype works fine when I connect my tablet to my son’s Motorola H17 bluetooth.

Message Edited by ChrisMC on Ireland on 26th Jul Brilliant phone. I have heard that it runs flawlessly using wine.. I was able to do my C projects in it for school.

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Again, this was experience from an ooooold binary. So, again, you want exact clones of flashfxp and smartftp again it’s not that I want, it’s what I miss, and I sure miss the advanced flashfxp features I mention above. The screen is superb and crystal clear, yes it uses the battery heavily but then this is more of a computer with phone rather than a phone with a computer I’ve bought the extended life batery and it lasts 2 days easily. Believe it or not, if you lower media volume in, say, a game, it affects the volume in a call!!! See…

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