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Ray
12-28-2007, 11:30 AM
Here is a handy dandy list I find invaluable hope you do too!

Enjoy!

his is a handy List

Windows Software Linux Equivalent/Alternative
3D Studio Max
K-3D ( http://www.k-3d.org/ )
Wings 3D ( http://www.wings3d.com/ )
Art of Illusion ( http://www.artofillusion.org/ )
Blender ( http://www.blender.org/ )
ACDSee
KuickShow ( http://kuickshow.sourceforge.net/ )
ShowImg ( http://www.jalix.org/projects/showimg/ )
Gwenview ( http://gwenview.sourceforge.net/ )
GQview ( http://gqview.sourceforge.net/ )
Eye of GNOME ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/eog/ )
Adobe Acrobat Reader
okular ( http://kpdf.kde.org/okular/ )
Xpdf ( http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ )
Evince ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/evince/ )
ePDFView ( http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/ )
KPDF ( http://kpdf.kde.org/ )
Adobe Audition
Audacity ( http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ )
Adobe Illustrator
Skencil ( http://www.skencil.org/ )
Inkscape ( http://www.inkscape.org/ )
Karbon14 ( http://www.koffice.org/karbon/ )
Xara Xtreme for Linux ( http://www.xaraxtreme.org/ )
Adobe PageMaker
Scribus ( http://www.scribus.net/ )
Adobe PhotoAlbum
F-Spot ( http://f-spot.org/Main_Page )
KPhotoAlbum ( http://www.kphotoalbum.org/ )
digiKam ( http://www.digikam.org/ )
Adobe Photoshop
CinePaint ( http://www.cinepaint.org/ )
Krita ( http://www.koffice.org/krita/ )
GIMP ( http://www.gimp.org/ )
Adobe Premier
PiTiVi ( http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Main_Page )
LiVES ( http://lives.sourceforge.net/ )
Kino ( http://www.kinodv.org/ )
Cinelerra ( http://cvs.cinelerra.org/ )
kdenlive ( http://kdenlive.sourceforge.net/ )
Jahshaka ( http://www.jahshaka.org/ )
Ant Movie Catalog
Moviefly ( https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/lmc/ )
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
Kopete ( http://kopete.kde.org/ )
Pidgin ( http://pidgin.im (http://pidgin.im/) )
APC PowerChute
Network UPS Tools ( http://www.networkupstools.org/ )
Apcupsd ( http://www.apcupsd.com/ )
PowerD ( http://power.sourceforge.net/ )
CDex
Sound Juicer ( http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/so (http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer) )
Rubyripper ( http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Rubyripper) )
ripperX ( http://ripperx.sourceforge.net/ )
Grip ( http://nostatic.org/grip/ )
KAudioCreator ( http://www.icefox.net/programs/?program=KA (http://www.icefox.net/programs/?program=KAudioCreator) )
Collectorz
aviManager ( http://avimanager.sourceforge.net/ )
GCstar ( http://www.gcstar.org/ )
Tellico ( http://periapsis.org/tellico/ )
Alexandria ( http://alexandria.rubyforge.org/ )
Griffith ( http://griffith.vasconunes.net/ )
vMovieDB ( http://vmoviedb.sourceforge.net/ )
Katalog ( http://salvaste.altervista.org/ )
Dreamweaver
Quanta Plus ( http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/ )
Geany ( http://geany.uvena.de (http://geany.uvena.de/) )
Nvu ( http://www.nvu.com/index.php )
Screem ( http://www.screem.org/ )
KompoZer ( http://www.kompozer.net/ )
Bluefish ( http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html )
DVDShrink
k9copy ( http://k9copy.sourceforge.net/ )
OGMRip ( http://ogmrip.sourceforge.net/ )
Thoggen ( http://thoggen.net/ )
xdvdshrink ( http://dvdshrink.sourceforge.net/ )
DVD Rip-O-Matic ( http://dvdripomatic.sourceforge.net (http://dvdripomatic.sourceforge.net/) )
qVamps ( http://vamps.sourceforge.net/ )
dvd::rip ( http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/ )
AcidRip ( http://untrepid.com/acidrip/ )
Everest
HardInfo ( http://hardinfo.berlios.de/web/HomePage )
Finale
Lilypond ( http://www.lilypond.org (http://www.lilypond.org/) )
Denemo ( http://denemo.sourceforge.net/index.html )
Rosegarden ( http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/ )
NoteEdit ( http://noteedit.berlios.de/ )
Brahms ( http://brahms.sourceforge.net/ )
Flash
F4L ( http://f4l.sourceforge.net/ )
Forte Agent
Pan ( http://pan.rebelbase.com/ )
FruityLoops
LMMS ( http://lmms.sourceforge.net/ )
Hydrogen ( http://www.hydrogen-music.org/ )
Google Desktop Search
Google Desktop ( http://desktop.google.com/linux/index.html )
Beagle ( http://beagle-project.org/ )
Guitar Pro
TuxGuitar ( http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/home.html )
iTunes
Banshee ( http://banshee-project.org/Main_Page )
aTunes ( http://www.atunes.org/ )
Quod Libet ( http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet )
SongBird ( http://www.songbirdnest.com (http://www.songbirdnest.com/) )
Exaile ( http://www.exaile.org/ )
Amarok ( http://amarok.kde.org/ )
Listen ( http://listengnome.free.fr/ )
Rhythmbox ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/ )
gtkpod ( http://www.gtkpod.org/ )
Legacy Family Tree
GRAMPS ( http://gramps-project.org/ )
LimeWire
FrostWire ( http://www.frostwire.com/ )
Meal Master
krecipe ( http://krecipes.sourceforge.net/ )
Gourmet Recipe Manager ( http://grecipe-manager.sourceforge.net/ )
Microsoft Access
Kexi ( http://www.koffice.org/kexi/ )
knoda ( http://www.knoda.org (http://www.knoda.org/) )
GNOME-DB ( http://www.gnome-db.org/ )
Microsoft Excel
KSpread ( http://www.koffice.org/kspread/ )
Open Calc ( http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.htm (http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.html) )
Gnumeric ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/ )
Microsoft Frontpage
Quanta Plus ( http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/ )
Nvu ( http://www.nvu.com/index.php )
KompoZer ( http://www.kompozer.net/ )
Bluefish ( http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html )
Microsoft HyperTerminal
minicom ( http://alioth.debian.org/projects/minicom/ )
GtkTerm ( http://freshmeat.net/projects/gtkterm/ )
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Epiphany ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/ )
Opera ( http://www.opera.com/download/ )
Firefox ( http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ )
Konqueror ( http://www.konqueror.org/ )
Microsoft Money
KMyMoney ( http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/ )
GNUcash ( http://www.gnucash.org/ )
Gnofin ( http://gnofin.sourceforge.net/ )
Grisbi ( http://www.grisbi.org/ )
Microsoft Office
GNOME Office ( http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office/ )
KOffice ( http://www.koffice.org/ )
OpenOffice ( http://www.openoffice.org/ )
Microsoft OneNote
BasKet ( http://basket.kde.org/ )
Microsoft Outlook (Express)
Thunderbird ( http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/ )
Evolution ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/evolution/ )
Microsoft Powerpoint
Open Office Impress ( http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress. (http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html) )
KPresenter ( http://www.koffice.org/kpresenter/ )
Microsoft Project
KPlato ( http://www.koffice.org/kplato/ )
OpenProj ( http://openproj.org/openproj )
GanttProject ( http://ganttproject.sourceforge.net/ )
Planner ( http://live.gnome.org/Planner )
TaskJuggler ( http://www.taskjuggler.org/ )
Microsoft Visio
Dia ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/dia/ )
Kivio ( http://www.koffice.org/kivio/ )
Microsoft Windows Media Center
Freevo ( http://freevo.sourceforge.net/ )
Elisa Media Center ( http://www.fluendo.com/elisa/ )
MythTV ( http://www.mythtv.org (http://www.mythtv.org/) )
LinuxMCE ( http://www.linuxmce.com/ )
Microsoft Word
Open Office Writer ( http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.h (http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.html) )
AbiWord ( http://www.abisource.com/ )
Kword ( http://www.koffice.org/kword/ )
mIRC
Konversation ( http://konversation.kde.org/ )
KVIrc ( http://www.kvirc.net/ )
BitchX ( http://www.bitchx.org/ )
Xchat ( http://www.xchat.org/ )
ChatZilla! ( http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/ )
irssi ( http://www.irssi.org/ )
Pidgin ( http://pidgin.im (http://pidgin.im/) )
Mp3tag
Kid3 ( http://kid3.sourceforge.net/ )
Pinkytagger ( http://pinkytagger.sourceforge.net/ )
EasyTAG ( http://easytag.sourceforge.net/ )
Cowbell ( http://more-cowbell.org/ )
Audio Tag Tool ( http://pwp.netcabo.pt/paol/tagtool/ )
MSN messenger
Mercury Messenger ( http://www.mercury.to/ )
Kopete ( http://kopete.kde.org/ )
aMSN ( http://amsn-project.net/ )
Pidgin ( http://pidgin.im (http://pidgin.im/) )
Mudbox
SharpConstruct ( http://sharp3d.sourceforge.net (http://sharp3d.sourceforge.net/) )
Nero Burning Rom
X-CD-Roast ( http://www.xcdroast.org/ )
Brasero ( http://perso.orange.fr/bonfire/index.htm )
GnomeBaker ( http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/ )
Graveman! ( http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/ )
K3b ( http://www.k3b.org/ )
NetMeeting
Ekiga ( http://www.gnomemeeting.org/ )
NetStumbler
Kismet ( http://www.kismetwireless.net/ )
SWScanner ( http://www.swscanner.org/ )
NewzCrawler
RSSOwl ( http://www.rssowl.org/ )
Liferea ( http://liferea.sourceforge.net/ )
BasKet ( http://basket.kde.org/ )
Akregator ( http://akregator.kde.org/ )
Blam ( http://www.cmartin.tk/blam.html )
Straw ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/straw/ )
Notepad
leafpad ( http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/ )
NEdit ( http://www.nedit.org/ )
jEdit ( http://www.jedit.org/ )
Kate ( http://kate-editor.org/ )
gedit ( http://www.gnome.org/projects/gedit/ )
Scribes ( http://scribes.sourceforge.net/ )
tpad ( http://tclpad.sourceforge.net/ )
OrangeCD Catalog
GWhere ( http://www.gwhere.org (http://www.gwhere.org/) )
Origin
SciGraphica ( http://scigraphica.sourceforge.net/ )
Partition Magic
Partimage ( http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page )
GParted ( http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ )
QtParted ( http://qtparted.sourceforge.net (http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/) )
Picasa
F-Spot ( http://f-spot.org/Main_Page )
KPhotoAlbum ( http://www.kphotoalbum.org/ )
digiKam ( http://www.digikam.org/ )
Pro Tools
Ardour ( http://www.ardour.org (http://www.ardour.org/) )
Quicken
KMyMoney ( http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/ )
GNUcash ( http://www.gnucash.org/ )
Gnofin ( http://gnofin.sourceforge.net/ )
Grisbi ( http://www.grisbi.org/ )
SoulSeek
Nicotine ( http://nicotine.thegraveyard.org/ )
Nicotine-Plus ( http://nicotine-plus.sourceforge.net/ )
SoundForge
ReZound ( http://rezound.sourceforge.net/ )
TexnicCenter
Total Commander
GNOME Commander ( http://www.nongnu.org/gcmd/ )
xfe ( http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/ )
Tux Commander ( http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/ )
Midnight Commander ( http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/ )
Krusader ( http://krusader.sourceforge.net/ )
Traktor DJ
Mixxx ( http://mixxx.sourceforge.net/ )
Videora
thin liquid film ( http://thinliquidfilm.org/ )
Winamp
Audacious ( http://audacious-media-player.org/Main_Pag (http://audacious-media-player.org/Main_Page) )
Amarok ( http://amarok.kde.org/ )
XMMS ( http://www.xmms.org/ )
Windows Media Player
KPlayer ( http://kplayer.sourceforge.net/ )
VideoLAN ( http://www.videolan.org/ )
xine ( http://xinehq.de/ )
mplayer ( http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html )
Windows Movie Maker
PiTiVi ( http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Main_Page )
LiVES ( http://lives.sourceforge.net/ )
Open Movie Editor ( http://openmovieeditor.sourceforge.net/Hom (http://openmovieeditor.sourceforge.net/HomePage) )
Avidemux ( http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ )
Cinelerra ( http://cvs.cinelerra.org/ )
kdenlive ( http://kdenlive.sourceforge.net/ )
WinIso
ISO Master ( http://littlesvr.ca/isomaster/ )
KIso ( http://kiso.sourceforge.net/ )
WinMerge
KDiff3 ( http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ )
Meld ( http://meld.sourceforge.net/ )
xxdiff ( http://furius.ca/xxdiff/ )
Kile ( http://kile.sourceforge.net/ )
WinTV
XdTV ( http://xawdecode.sourceforge.net/ )
tvtime ( http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/ )
WS_FTP
gFTP ( http://gftp.seul.org/ )
FireFTP ( http://fireftp.mozdev.org/ )
Zbrush
SharpConstruct ( http://sharp3d.sourceforge.net (http://sharp3d.sourceforge.net/) )
ZoneAlarm
Guarddog ( http://www.simonzone.com/software/guarddog (http://www.simonzone.com/software/guarddog/) )
Firestarter ( http://www.fs-security.com/ )


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California
12-28-2007, 03:18 PM
Ray, I use OpenOffice-Win instead of Word and find it excellent. Likewise Firefox-Win, it's much better than IE.

But I haven't found free equivalents as good as Photoshop Elements, NewsRover, or TaxCut. They are worth paying for.

Could you put up a similar list but limited to s/w that is free, maintained, and considered excellent?

What's the advantage of Linux for the home user? I'll never need server or multi-user capability.

I bought a Linux book-with-cd years ago and spent a whole week straight trying to make it run. Finally I read in PcMag or somewhere (pre-internet) that the boot module in the latest release was never going to work right; my install was worthless. I haven't been back. Don't need the frustration.

That was a loong time ago. I had a similar experience with OS/2. I set it up and everything worked nice but there were no serial drivers available above 9600 baud so my state of the art $200 14.4k modem ran slower. There never was a fix for that as far as I know.

I know modern stuff is far better than the bleeding-edge early releases but if it's going to take a week to learn and set up for no improvement in the user experience, why bother? Any O/S should simply serve up applications. XP seems to do that ok. What's the Linux advantage?

Ray
12-29-2007, 09:03 PM
check my post on super ez linux install......leave your windoze intact and functioning......and try ubuntu......lemme know what u think.

California
12-29-2007, 09:19 PM
try ubuntu......lemme know what u think.What would I run under ubuntu that I might like?

The os exists to host applications, its not just something to go and admire.

RNE228
01-02-2008, 09:32 PM
and try ubuntu......lemme know what u think.

I loaded and booted Ubuntu at work for some test. didn't really get to use the OS; just nedded to boot it. Loaded very easy; made Win look like a real pain. Also came with a word, power point, and excell like programs.

It looked so windowsish it was scary. I did some solaris stuff some years back; it was fun to fiddle with VI for a couple minutes :thumb: Funny, that old Sparc-20 I was on had all kinds of windowing and gui stuff:tiphat: