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Thread: Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

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    Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

    Brand new to Ubuntu - in fact brand new to Linux. I am an assimilated Microsoft user but that would be on the business side - Home wise, with the advent of Vista and looking at the cost of new hardware/software I am now an Ubuntu believer - LOL
    Be gentle - I am brand new to this but really like and am very excited about what I've seen so far - which is, I am sure, the tip of the Linux (Ubuntu) Iceberg.
    I'm most interested in learning more about how I can run some specific Windows programs on my Ubunto desktop - namely Microsoft Money, Turbo Tax, and how do I get my Windows Mobile Phone to sync with Evolution?
    Looking forward to the adventure...

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    Re: Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

    We use jGnash - http://jgnash.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page - in place of Quicken.

    Welcome!

    Mike Putnam
    http://wisconsinlinux.org

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    Re: Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

    Thanks Mike;
    Is there a listing anywhere in the Linux world that helps new folks like me to search for a software application by type? A lot of these applications have "funny names" such that when you look at the name you can't easily figure out what the application is all about...
    Peter

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    Re: Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

    I know this post was a really long time ago but I just found the wisconsin section

    Here's a pretty solid list of apps....

    http://www.linuxappfinder.com/alternatives

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    Re: Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

    Hi! I'm a Wisconsin guy, too (from Hillsboro).

    Another site, with a much more extensive listing of Linux apps is www.osalt.com. They've got a huge searchable database of commercial software, with their open-source counterparts, and vice-versa. All you have to do is type in the name of your Windows program in the search bar, and then choose from the alternatives listed below it!

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    Re: Hi Local Wisconsinities! New Guy here

    Welcome!

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