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DeadSuperHero
June 16th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Hey everyone,
I'm working on writing an extensive list of compatible apps that are natively supported in Linux, to help Windows users with migration. So far, I have a working list, and I would like some suggestions for programs of any sort that could be useful.
Thanks in advance.

Web Browsers:

Internet Explorer: IE4Linux (http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page)

Other Browsers: Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/), Opera (http://www.opera.com/), Epiphany (http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/), Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org/), Flock (http://flock.com/), Lynx (http://lynx.isc.org/)

Messengers:


Yahoo Messenger: Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/), Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org/)

MSN Messenger: Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/), aMSN (http://www.amsn-project.net/), Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org/), Emesene (http://www.emesene.org/)

AOL Instant Messenger: Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/), Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org/)

Trillian: Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im/), Kopete (http://kopete.kde.org/)

mIRC: xChat (http://www.xchat.org/)


Office:


Microsoft Word: AbiWord (http://www.abisource.com/), OpenOffice.org Writer
(http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.html)
Microsoft PowerPoint: OpenOffice.org Impress (http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html)

Microsoft Excel: OpenOffice.Org Calc (http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.html), Gnumeric (http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/), KSpread (http://www.koffice.org/kspread/)

Quicken: Gnucash (http://www.gnucash.org/)

Microsoft Office: OpenOffice.org (http://www.openoffice.org/), KOffice (http://www.koffice.org/), Gnome Office (http://live.gnome.org/GnomeOffice)



Media:

Adobe Flash: Flash for Linux (http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&P2_Platform=Linux), Gnash (http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/), swfdec (http://swfdec.freedesktop.org/wiki/)

Windows Media Player: Totem (http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/), Amarok (http://amarok.kde.org/), Banshee (http://banshee-project.org/), VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/), Gnome Mplayer (http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer)

Winamp: Audacious (http://audacious-media-player.org/index.php?title=Main_Page)

iTunes: Banshee (http://banshee-project.org/) (for playback only), Wine (http://www.winehq.org/), CrossOver (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux/), SharpMusique (http://nanocr.eu/2005/03/31/sharpmusique/)

Media Creation:

Windows Movie Maker: PiTiVi (http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Main_Page), LiVES (http://lives.sourceforge.net/), Kino (http://www.kinodv.org/), KDEnlive (http://www.kdenlive.org/), Cinelerra (http://cinelerra.org/), Open Movie Editor (http://www.openmovieeditor.org/), Avidemux (http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/)

Sound Recorder, Goldwave: Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

Guitar Pro: TuxGuitar (http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/)


Adobe Photoshop: GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/), Pixel (http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?page_id=12), Krita (http://www.koffice.org/krita/)

FRAPS: Xvidcap (http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/), Taksi (http://taksi.sourceforge.net/)



File Sharing:


Soulseek: Nicotine-Plus (http://nicotine-plus.sourceforge.net/)

Limewire: Frostwire (http://www.frostwire.com/)


System Utilities:

Daemon Tools: Gmount-iso (https://launchpad.net/gmount-iso)
FTP: FileZilla (http://filezilla-project.org/), FireFTP (http://fireftp.mozdev.org/)

I'm currently working on expanding the list, so please make suggestions!

RiceMonster
June 16th, 2008, 08:18 PM
MSN Messenger: Emesene
Windows Media Player: VLC, Gnome Mplayer
Winamp: Audacious
Guitar Pro: TuxGuitar
Soulseek: Nicotine-Plus
Daemon Tools: Gmount-iso

TwiceOver
June 16th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Hrm, in my head I was saying to myself there is NO WAY GnuCash is even CLOSE to an equivalent to QuickBooks. After following the link it looks like they have made some enhancements since I last used it.

I'll have to try it out tonight. The only reason I have a windows VM is for Microsoft Money...

DeadSuperHero
June 16th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Thanks, I've added those into the list!


Hrm, in my head I was saying to myself there is NO WAY GnuCash is even CLOSE to an equivalent to QuickBooks. After following the link it looks like they have made some enhancements since I last used it.

I'll have to try it out tonight. The only reason I have a windows VM is for Microsoft Money...

The newer one is alot better than the older one. I'd say it's definitely comparible nowadays, but they still have work to do on it...

kaboodle_fish
June 16th, 2008, 08:40 PM
You might find http://www.osalt.com/ useful

Fedz
June 16th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Am I correct in posting this similarity:
FileZilla I used in Window$ and do in Linux/Ubuntu

FTP: FileZilla (http://filezilla-project.org)

timzak
June 16th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Hrm, in my head I was saying to myself there is NO WAY GnuCash is even CLOSE to an equivalent to QuickBooks. After following the link it looks like they have made some enhancements since I last used it.

I'll have to try it out tonight. The only reason I have a windows VM is for Microsoft Money...

I'm a former MS Money user who ran it in VM. I finally made the switch to Gnucash a couple of months ago. It took a little getting used to, but now I actually prefer it to Money. I like the "category" system over the "payees" system, but initially, I didn't want to touch anything that didn't show payees like Money does. Now, I like being able to see every penny I've spent in every category at a glance, without having to generate a report.

One other thing I had to get used to was no online banking. It can be done in Gnucash, but you must compile yourself (which I don't have the knowledge or patience for). I ended up saving some fees from my bank for not using online banking anymore, so that was a plus too.

fatality_uk
June 16th, 2008, 08:58 PM
1) See my sig.
2) There are a lot of "Alternative Apps" threads that have already been posted. I suggest you have a quick search of the forums because if you want to build a list quick, they are all there.

zmjjmz
June 16th, 2008, 09:19 PM
AYTTM is like Pidgin...
Kazehakase is another web browser...
(Why Lynx though. That's out of place. links2 -g or elinks are more appropriate)
Other web browsers are Skipstone and Netsurf and Dillo.
Siag Office can be a decent replacement for Excel and Word, and you can also use oleo for another spreadsheet type.
Ted makes for a good word processor too.

Oh, and don't forget Rhythmbox and BMPx

Also, as an equivalent to Windows Media Center, MythTV

miggols99
June 16th, 2008, 09:35 PM
FTP Client - KFTPGrabber
mIRC - Konversation
MSN messenger - Kmess
Quicken - KMyMoney
Windows Media Player - Exaile

regomodo
June 16th, 2008, 10:09 PM
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klange
June 16th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Autocad 2007 - ?

QCad. Definitely not a perfect replacement - in fact, CAD software is (from what I've heard over and over and actually experienced first had) the *one* piece of software you may want to stick to Windows or would have to use Wine for.

aysiu
June 16th, 2008, 10:28 PM
http://www.linuxappfinder.com

timzak
June 16th, 2008, 11:26 PM
QCad. Definitely not a perfect replacement - in fact, CAD software is (from what I've heard over and over and actually experienced first had) the *one* piece of software you may want to stick to Windows or would have to use Wine for.

I've heard the same about mapsource software for gps geeks.

regomodo
June 16th, 2008, 11:56 PM
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cardinals_fan
June 17th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Microsoft Word: Kword
Microsoft PowerPoint: Kpresenter

klange
June 17th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Adobe Lightroom - ?

From what I've read on the Wikipedia page, Lightroom doesn't seem that special. It's like a simple photo editing tool for "professionals". Maybe F-Spot? It has editing tools for "post-production work" and is of course a "photo manager"...

regomodo
June 17th, 2008, 08:08 AM
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haruki
June 19th, 2008, 10:06 PM
AYTTM is like Pidgin...
Kazehakase is another web browser...
(Why Lynx though. That's out of place. links2 -g or elinks are more appropriate)
Other web browsers are Skipstone and Netsurf and Dillo.
Siag Office can be a decent replacement for Excel and Word, and you can also use oleo for another spreadsheet type.
Ted makes for a good word processor too.

Oh, and don't forget Rhythmbox and BMPx

Also, as an equivalent to Windows Media Center, MythTV


Yes, please add Kazehakase - I just started using it last night and it's fantastic. I'd had heaps of flash woes in Firefox - even after much effort spent trying to fix it. Kazehakase worked right out of the box, a really amazing browser. I've not had one problem with it so far. I only wish I'd come across it sooner.

http://kazehakase.sourceforge.jp/

chris4585
June 19th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Windows Media Player: Totem, Amarok, Banshee, VLC, Gnome Mplayer

You forgot quodlibet :)

jakupl
June 26th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Windows Movie Maker: PiTiVi (http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Main_Page), LiVES (http://lives.sourceforge.net/), Kino (http://www.kinodv.org/), KDEnlive (http://www.kdenlive.org/), Cinelerra (http://cinelerra.org/), Open Movie Editor (http://www.openmovieeditor.org/), Avidemux (http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/)


No way. I have tried them all, but they are useless.
I can't make any videos now... I want my video editor to be able to read flac, ogg, jpg and other stuff so I can have a seperate audio track... no freaking way.

atomkarinca
June 26th, 2008, 09:24 PM
eMule -> aMule (http://www.amule.org/)