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littletinman
May 27th, 2008, 06:12 PM
A friend of mine uses a few programs all the time and i want to know if these programs have alternatives in linux. heres the list


Project Path
Visio
ACS

those are the main ones,

the others are;
itunes Ilike a really itunes identical thing)


Alright thanks a million all

sayakb
May 27th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Did you try running them with Wine?

sudo apt-get install wine

Amstell
May 27th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Not sure what those programs are, maybe list what they are for and you may get a better response.

As far as windows alternatives, wine is doing an excellent job. Crossover is made by the same people as wine but better support. Check them out.

iTunes will probably never be ported but Songbird is a great alternative. Still a little buggy as its not an official release yet, but Amarok works great.

Cheers

bumanie
May 27th, 2008, 06:24 PM
This list is quite extensive. http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Linux_software_equivalent_to_Windows_software

meindian523
May 27th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Not sure what those programs are, maybe list what they are for and you may get a better response.


+1.

HotShotDJ
May 27th, 2008, 06:26 PM
VisioKivio is one. I understand there are others. I don't know what those other applications are. Never used iTunes so I can't compare. Amarok is an excellent mp3 player.

If your friend requires programs that are identical to <fill in the blank> then he/she will probably not be happy with any other software, even if the alternative is technically better.

radagast1155
May 27th, 2008, 06:31 PM
I would look at Open Office Drawing to replace Visio

KingTermite
May 27th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Here are a few places to look at. They specifically give open source alternatives to various commercial software packages. Some are targed to Windows, some to Linux, many to both.

http://www.osalt.com/
http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprietary-programs-that-drive-you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alternatives/

Make Your own Adobe Creative Suite (CS) with open-source alternatives
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFqdOxVIXDM


For Visio, I'd use Dia (available in repository). Not familiar with the others.

nick_h
May 27th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Yes, I would also recommend dia.

radagast1155
May 28th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Amarok for iTunes
Mac will never make iTunes opensource so go with Amarok for the Music and VLC for the video

harsh_
May 28th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Nice One!!!