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    Question 2013 "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    Way back when we were all much younger, there was a wonderful thread on UbuntuForums that is unfortunately now closed.

    It was called "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    Is there a modern-day version? Please rest assured I will be Googling myself silly looking for one but if there is already a list, it would sure save time.

    I am in the midst of migrating from Windows and would appreciate Linux correlates of Office (known about Open Office for years of course) as well as other Windows programs that you experienced folks deem worthy of a "sophisticate" like me.

    Thanks.

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    Re: 2013 "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    Haven't found such a list but there are other threads in the Cafe about that sort of thing. (Ubuntu's killer app and so on...)

    OpenOffice has now been superseded by its fork, LibreOffice. It has recently reached version 4.0 and is progressing much faster than OpenOffice now. There is also a KDE office suite called Calligra.
    http://alternativeto.net/ is a site especially dedicated to finding equivalents of every app you can think of on every OS you can think of.
    What kind of software do you need alternatives for? Linux equivalents aren't always exactly the same as their counterparts...
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    Re: 2013 "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    OpenOffice has now been superseded by its fork, LibreOffice
    Yes sir, just completed reading the history and evolution of Libre and know just enough to be confused. On the one hand, people say that OpenOffice just works; on the other hand, some people say OO is dead and Libre is more quickly evolving and attended to.

    Ugh! Which horse to ride.

    Actually these two links you should keep on your posts. They are really good:

    1) http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/

    2) Linux Manual - which I just downloaded in PDF form

    Maybe I better get grounded in Ubuntu first before I bother you folks. My apologies for being such a Nebie PITA.

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    Edit: I just checked out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareEquivalents but it appears a bit dated.
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    Re: 2013 "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    LibreOffice is probably the better choice because as it has been said before, it is more regularly maintained.

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    Edit: I just checked out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareEquivalents but it appears a bit dated.
    That's probably because I'm a bit "dated" my own self... lol
    I generally just run what Canonical throws over the fence, after so many years of running Ubuntu I got bored trying everything possible and stick with the defaults for the most part.

    Now, running the development release will keep you on your toes.
    But I enjoy being on the cutting edge and fixing broken systems, to each their own.
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    Re: 2013 "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    Quote Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post
    Yes sir, just completed reading the history and evolution of Libre and know just enough to be confused. On the one hand, people say that OpenOffice just works; on the other hand, some people say OO is dead and Libre is more quickly evolving and attended to.

    Ugh! Which horse to ride.

    Actually these two links you should keep on your posts. They are really good:

    1) http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/

    2) Linux Manual - which I just downloaded in PDF form

    Maybe I better get grounded in Ubuntu first before I bother you folks. My apologies for being such a Nebie PITA.

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    Edit: I just checked out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareEquivalents but it appears a bit dated.
    I'd really advise you to go for LibreOffice since the update to the 4.0 version. My experience working with it has really improved from that of the previous version.

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    Re: 2013 "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    I'm gonna mark this topic as "Solved", if you don't mind.

    Right now I don't feel I know enough about Ubuntu itself to even waste your time with questions. I've been with Windows from the beginning and through the entire evolutionary process. I sure can't expect the migration to Linux to be slam-dunk easy.

    Thanks for being so tolerant. Your passion for Ubuntu is infectious. I'm seriously impressed.

    Back at ya later when I know more.

    Dennis

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    Re: 2013 "Top 100 Open-Source Linux Apps"

    Mistaken Post
    Last edited by incurablegeek; February 26th, 2013 at 03:35 AM. Reason: Mistaken Post - No PDF Reader Installed in FF

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