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Windoze Linux compatible programs

Ray

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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 )
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 )
Rubyripper ( http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti )
ripperX ( http://ripperx.sourceforge.net/ )
Grip ( http://nostatic.org/grip/ )
KAudioCreator ( http://www.icefox.net/programs/?program=KA )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
GNOME-DB ( http://www.gnome-db.org/ )
Microsoft Excel
KSpread ( http://www.koffice.org/kspread/ )
Open Calc ( http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.htm )
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. )
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 )
LinuxMCE ( http://www.linuxmce.com/ )
Microsoft Word
Open Office Writer ( http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.h )
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 )
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 )
Mudbox
SharpConstruct ( 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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
ZoneAlarm
Guarddog ( http://www.simonzone.com/software/guarddog )
Firestarter ( http://www.fs-security.com/ )


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California

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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

Member
check my post on super ez linux install......leave your windoze intact and functioning......and try ubuntu......lemme know what u think.
 

RNE228

Bronze Member
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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:
 
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