Table of Linux alternative to Windows software

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Author: bluwulf PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 12:34 am    Post subject: Table of Linux alternative to Windows software
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One of the largest difficulties in migrating away from Windows to Linux is the lack of comparable software. Newbies usually search for analogs of Windows software for Linux, and advanced Linux-users cannot answer their questions since they often don't know too much about Windows Smile. This list of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux is based on our own experience and on the information from the visitors of this page (thanks!).

This table is not a static - new programs can be added both to left and to right sides, and it is not fact that right column will be filled immediately. In the future we plan to migrate this table to the PHP/MySQL engine, so visitors could add the program themselves, vote for analogs, add comments, etc.



For the table go here :

The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.






Dan.M suggested adding this additional site to the one above, he indicated that this site is "more thorough and much more up-to-date"


Open Source Alternative - Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software








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Author: ShaolinTigerLocation: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:57 am    Post subject:
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That's a truly excellent list, thanks for posting this.

I've always wondered if there was something like this, but thought such a god-send couldn't exist Smile

Now I know...I always have this problem as Linux programs tend to have such weird names (GIMP anyone?) Laughing

Author: flwLocation: U.S.A. PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 2:30 am    Post subject:
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That is the best and most complete Windows to Linux list I have ever seen and suggest everyone look, print, or bookmark it. Yes, its that good.

Author: bluwulf PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:01 pm    Post subject:
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You may also find this site helpfull too ... It's for those having problems with printing in linux .....

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Welcome to the LinuxPrinting.org website. We have resources to help with printing under free operating systems like GNU/Linux and the BSDs or under commercial UNIX-like systems such as Solaris and OS X.



LinuxPrinting.org


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Author: PosideonLocation: UK Baby!!! PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:08 pm    Post subject:
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this is a type of post ive been waiting for ages, top post dude, excellent for a linux noob like me

Author: bluwulf PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:43 pm    Post subject:
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Nice to know I could be of some help to the community !

Author: Cyber^DLocation: Denmark, SJ PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:27 am    Post subject:
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bluwulf wrote:
Nice to know I could be of some help to the community !


Indeed, really nice link you posted there...

Author: ZarnickLocation: Brazil PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:52 am    Post subject:
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Man, that's a usefull site....I always searched for something like Cakewalk....and now I've found it...thx.

Author: scapermoyaLocation: Los Angeles PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:13 am    Post subject:
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ya right, well thats why they invented dual boot, so i can still suck at counter strike.
chinchill.^.

deep thought: what would the *nix version of counterstrike be called.....

Gronox? Sitx? Plones? (insert random, yet super cool word)?

Author: shakin PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:30 pm    Post subject:
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scapermoya wrote:
ya right, well thats why they invented dual boot, so i can still suck at counter strike.


Counter-strike works very well under WineX. I've been able to switch all my gaming over to Linux: Unreal Tournament, UT 2003, Quake 3, Counter-strike, etc.

Author: ShaolinTigerLocation: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:56 pm    Post subject:
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Rosegarden is a fantastic peice of software, I'm surprised you haven't seen it before _Mhz

It's been reviewed in all the Linux mags and they've had a stand at both the recent Linux expo's I've been to.

It's very well regarded in the music world Smile

Author: ZarnickLocation: Brazil PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 7:28 am    Post subject:
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My only question for these midi-sequencer or cakewalk like programs, is if it works withouth ALSA, cousa I think I don't use ALSA for the sound, I use the kernel module.

Author: uncletomLocation: Isle of Man PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 2:41 pm    Post subject:
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Oh how much use i could have made of this site in my dissertation!!! Top find fella, just a bit big to print!

Author: RoboGeekLocation: LeRoy, IL PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:44 pm    Post subject:
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thats sweet!! Now excuse me while I go download till my drive is full!!

Author: viksitLocation: India PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:39 pm    Post subject:
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theres only one word for this site. Amazing!

I think sfdc should give a link to this site from some prominent sub-page..!

Author: 97cr250Location: S34TTL3 PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 10:55 pm    Post subject:
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I agree, this should be on the main page or something... it just made my day! oh geez... I really am a nerd....
97cr250

Author: gr33ndataLocation: DMZ PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:28 pm    Post subject:
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How about an alternative for Real Player (Real One) on linux ??

Author: N4N01D PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:17 pm    Post subject:
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Thats great thanks... I'm going to be going over to linux soon and this was a big problem i had come across, i don't want to have to use wine for everything, which would sort of defeat the purpose.

Cheers

Author: TheKLF PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject:
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Excellent find! Very Happy

Author: eliazarLocation: NJ PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:52 am    Post subject:
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Awesome site.
I have barely touched Linux yet, but I know this list will be useful soon!

Author: dfx PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject:
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gr33ndata wrote:
How about an alternative for Real Player (Real One) on linux ??


Real makes an open source player called Helix.

https://player.helixcommunity.org/

Author: Dan.MLocation: Jacksonville, FL USA PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject:
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Here's another site that is more more thorough and much more up-to-date: http://www.osalt.com/

Might want to update the original post with that link.

Author: bluwulf PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject:
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Thanks Dan.M, I have updated the initial post.



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