Common Window's Applications for Linux

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The Gimp - Similar to Photoshop - http://www.gimp.org
Linux Video Studio - Similar to Pinnacle Studio - http://ronald.bitfreak.net/
Scibus - Similar to Pagemaker/Indesign - http://www.scribus.net
Sodipodi - Similar to Illustrator - http://www.sodipodi.com
aMSN - a Linux clone of MSN messenger - http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
Blender3D - alternative to high end expensive 3D software for windows - http://www.blender3d.com/
Nvu - Similar to Dreamweaver - http://www.nvu.com/



Any more you guys can think of post below and I'll add to the list.
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aMSN - a Linux clone of MSN messenger - http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
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devc++ -an IDE similar to Visual Studio
edit: I was mistaken, devC++ is windows only. :oops:



Blender3D -3D software, alternative to high end expensive 3D software for windows
http://www.blender3d.com/
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oh yah... almost forgot, Nvu - Simalier to Dreamweaver but made for linux http://www.nvu.com/
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um, isn't Dev C++ Windows only?
edit: I see tom the great fixed his post

I am pretty amazed by KDevelop, it's the best linux IDE out there IMO
http://kdevelop.org/
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rjstephens wrote:
um, isn't Dev C++ Windows only?

I am pretty amazed by KDevelop, it's the best linux IDE out there IMO
http://kdevelop.org/


Your right, it is windows only.. :oops: I swear it said somewhere that it was for *nix as well.... :oops:

anyways, this KDevelop looks pretty cool, I'll have to try it out once school it finished.
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best messenger out there is kopete. It will utilize msn, aol, and yahoo. Plus more.
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I think I installed aMSN but can not find it to use it :oops:

Where can I find this mystery tool??

Found it!! starting to enjoy this linux stuff, its just a bit of a head masher to begin with, mind I still got no sound :oops:
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what distro are you running?
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gaim - another IM programme, can cope wth most services, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, Napster, etc...
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Bluefish

Editor for experienced web designers and programmers. It supports many programming and markup languages, but focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites. Bluefish is an open source development project, released under the GPL license.
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I'm running redhat9 crazy to begin with, tinkering with it now great list keep up the good work

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gFTP an FTP GUI, very simple and straight forward to use.
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IMO gftp is pretty terrible. It doesn't even have an 'auto' transfer mode. It's terrible for transferring lots of files.

IMO the best linux FTP client out there is IglooFTP
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what about OpenOffice.org -- the whole Microcrap Office suite!
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Quote:
What about openoffice.org?

that comes with most distros out of the box, so listing it there would be pretty pointless IMO.
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eclipse -- extensible IDE for C/C++, Java, Perl, JavaScript, C#, Python, PHP,Ruby, XML, HTML, etc (also runs on Windoze)

simply excellent! words cannot decribe it -- you have to see it to believe it!

http://www.eclipse.org/
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Are there any p2p programs like dc++ in linux?
That would be cool..
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What about openoffice.org?

that comes with most distros out of the box, so listing it there would be pretty pointless IMO.


It's not really pointless, since not all distros come with it out of the box. And some of the other applications listed come with many distros as welll.

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Are there any p2p programs like dc++ in linux?
That would be cool..


there are bittorrent programs like azures(sp?) (search bittorrent on sourceforge.net) that will work with linux, can't think of any other ones off the top of my head.
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namas wrote:
Are there any p2p programs like dc++ in linux?
That would be cool..


I think DCGUI-Qt is even better than DC++.

Other applications:

XMMS instead of Winamp/Foobar
AbiWord instead of MS Word
Evolution instead of MS Outlook
XChat instead of mIRC
Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer

...and so on...
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OK, it's not GNU but I have a bit of a love affair with Opera.. No, I'm not religious about it.. On Windows I have been using Maxthon as an IE replacement.

I'd have to agree with about http://www.eclipse.org truly a great IDE framework

Some more of my open source favourites:

KBear for ftp.. a 'tabbed' ftp client. http://kbear.sourceforge.net/
Webmin (could I call it the Linux mmc equivalent?) http://webmin.com
Nagios (is there a Windows equivalent?) service/host monitoring software http://www.nagios.org/
Cacti / RRDtool (great for graphing stats of whatever you want) http://www.raxnet.net/products/cacti/

I remember my very first Linux install.. I never knew anyone who had played with Linux.. I had to choose between KDE and Gnome and didn't know wtf they were:

I give KDE the thumbs up as a Window manager

red-carpet http://www.novell.com/products/desktop/update.html -> Windows Update
or
http://urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php if you are using Mandrake

while we are at it

Bash -> Windows Command Line (but comparing them is chalk and cheese)

If you are into "Virtual Machines" then check out http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/ to emulate the Macintosh and install MacOSX on Linux or Windows .. comparable to Microsoft Virtual PC ?

http://www.open-xchange.org/ alternative to M$ Exchange

For P2P on Linux, you can't go past http://www.amule.org/ I think lmule is available also

Well, that's a bit of a list of my basic Linux needs :)

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P2P - giFt
has plugins for fasttrack gnutella openft .. opennap i believe. appolon is a kde front end for it. check out the site. if you can get it to work, its great. (although the fasttrack network has almost nothing of use these days.)[/url]
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May be I'm stupid, but i can't find anything to watch my DVD, tried VLC but it told me that I need dozen of other rpms in order to install it.
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namas wrote:
Are there any p2p programs like dc++ in linux?
That would be cool..


i use limewire
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ilyawizard wrote:
May be I'm stupid, but i can't find anything to watch my DVD, tried VLC but it told me that I need dozen of other rpms in order to install it.

Try Xine or MPlayer...
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namas wrote:
Are there any p2p programs like dc++ in linux?
That would be cool..


i personally use the bit torrent network and use azureus on my mandrake as the client.
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so how come nobody mentioned wine - http://www.winehq.com
for installing those windoze applications that just aren't available on linux.
or for those stubborn people who use linux but still have win apps that they want to use? lol
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And of course, winex and cedega (spelled right? maybe its cegeda, I don't remember) versions of wine with directx support. I think they have successfully emulated some popular windows games through it.

There's also the VMWare workstation, which you can install and then setup any version of Windows on it like a normal PC. It does cost money, but last time I checked there was a free beta you could download.

I'm off to switch into Mandrake now. ;P
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yes, its cedega. and they've been able to successfully run more then a few windows games, lol.
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Anjuat Similar to DevC++
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that is very good to know, i'm going to have to try that out because i tried installing Dev-C++ in linux with wine but it was just bad.. lol
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AnarchY SI wrote:
that is very good to know, i'm going to have to try that out because i tried installing Dev-C++ in linux with wine but it was just bad.. lol


I have been using it for the last 6 months and its just perfect.
:D
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Why are you guys even bothering typing in links :P

BEST RESOURCE EVAR! http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin- ... able.shtml (scroll down)
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How about Quanta+ for HTML editing. It has a good code editor with autocomplete, integrated FTP, and limited WYSIWYG capabilities. I like it better than NVU.

http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/


BTW, if any of you play games, they have native versions of:
Unreal Tournament 2004
Doom 3
Neverwinter Nights
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Ian wrote:
Why are you guys even bothering typing in links :P

BEST RESOURCE EVAR! http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin- ... able.shtml (scroll down)
404 not found
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it appears as though this is quite similar to what the person who posted the 404 was going for.. http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html


this looks like another good one http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Lin ... s_software
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If there a Flash Alternative, to work on Linux

Will Macromedia Flash work on Linux, it aint anything to do with Microsoft
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yes, macromedia flash will work in linux but they only have a 32 bit version of flash available. so if you are running one of the 64 bit versions of a distro, you're going to have to install a 32 bit browser along with the 32 bit flash. (if you dont know which you have, its most likely 32 bit)
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For a flowcharting program the equivalent of MS Visio in Windows, I use Dia. Available on some distros and also ported as Dia for Windows.
http://www.gnome.org/projects/dia/
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iTunes - Amarok for KDE
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Garibaldi wrote:
iTunes - Audacity for KDE

do you mean amarok? for an itunes equivalent.. because audacity is more geared towards editing audio files, not playing them or organizing your music in a library. thats more the function of amarok or the equivalents to..
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AnarchY SI wrote:
Garibaldi wrote:
iTunes - Audacity for KDE

do you mean amarok? for an itunes equivalent.. because audacity is more geared towards editing audio files, not playing them or organizing your music in a library. thats more the function of amarok or the equivalents to..

Yes indeed I do. I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that this morning... I put Audacity but was thinking Amarok!
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hahah nicce.. 8-]
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http://gimpshop.blogspot.com/

For gimpSHOP. A few added features that just the gimp doesn't have

http://www.winehq.org/
WINE - which ports many windows apps to LINUX

http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack.html
For security and penetration testing

For forensics and recovering crap you thought was crap and deleted it but then found out "Hey I Need that!"
http://www.porcupine.org/forensics/tct.html
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mm..gimpshop is a good addition. the others aren't really windows applications for linux, but useful nonetheless.
pretty sure WINE has been suggested.
BackTrack is a live distro, not a program, and not a program thats a linux replacement for a windows program. lol however a useful/fun distro with a good number of security related applications.
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You are right my bad.
I was a security major.
Hard to get that outta my system.
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hahaha nice.. its all good.
you could always create a post dedicated to security tools? or something to that effect.
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what are the best msn clients and filesharing apps for linux. im a limewire fan and i want to use the limewire network but i dont know what to use. and i dont like aMSN. its just to damn clunky for my tastes. also i do alot of iming to my friends cell phones and neither aMSN or Kmes support that.

Casey wrote:
BTW, if any of you play games, they have native versions of:
Unreal Tournament 2004
Doom 3
Neverwinter Nights

HUH!? WERE!? i love ut2k4
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pretty sure the installer is on the ut2k4 disks.
if you like limewire, use limewire.
pidgin (formerly gaim) handles msn protocols and does allow im'ing to cell phones.
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how can I create a new ASCII file .....
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please dont post a question on a topic thats completely unrelated to your question, start a new forum post.

for such a basic question, do you really think you should be using linux..?
right click somewhere > choose create file.
(O_o)

if you still can't figure it out, google it.
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You can use the commercial Windows emulation framework called CrossOver Office on your Linux system to run certain applications, such as Microsoft Office. Check http://www.codeweavers.com for more details. CrossOver Office is based on Wine, which CodeWeavers supports directly.

To install applications that have .msi extension, you use msiexec command with /a option. The following installs the Mobipocket Ebook Reader:
Code: [ Select ]
 
msiexec /a mobireadersetup.msi
 
  1.  
  2. msiexec /a mobireadersetup.msi
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Abstracted from:
Richard Petersen, The Complete Reference, Ubuntu.
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hi everyone!

i think windows softwares are not needed for linux at all. linux has its own huge software repository.

but its a pity that even after more than a decade of linux being a champion in the OS world there are only few advanced 3d video games available on it. for this very reason most of the linux users (atleast amateur ones) keep their systems on dual boot with windows alongside linux for playing video games.
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a4asit wrote:
hi everyone!

i think windows softwares are not needed for linux at all. linux has its own huge software repository.

but its a pity that even after more than a decade of linux being a champion in the OS world there are only few advanced 3d video games available on it. for this very reason most of the linux users (atleast amateur ones) keep their systems on dual boot with windows alongside linux for playing video games.


That wasn't the intent of the thread; championing Windows apps on the *nix framework. The intent I believe was to offer alternatives that exist int he realm of *nix for windows users who have recently converted, tentatively installed or plan to install some form of *nix.
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ok.. sorry that i missed the point of this topic :roll: .

in that case i can suggest several apps like OpenOffice and abiword for word-processing as an alternative for microsoft office suite. Gnumeric can replace excel.
(but would you mind yet if i say that playing games like counter-strike and maxpayne (last version) on linux "with WINE" is slow and lagging on average machines :( . i think someone should find a way to port these games to linux! i'm sure many will like to buy such games for linux because at the end of the day we still have to buy any standard linux distribution.. :| )

but i do know some linux games like Eschalon. and yes not to forget quake (try it!) :) .

bye!
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I would choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice now that Oracle wants to charge for certain functions in OO.

Why buy a standard linux or Unix distro? Plenty of them are absolutely free (with various regulatory measures based upon the type of license each employ).

I use FreeBSD Unix (itself as a server platform and PCBSD as a desktop); neither charge a fee for use.
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yep i like FreeBSD too! I have a console-only version of FreeBSD that i use for basically learning unix commands.
earlier i didn't know much about *nixes and for running certain free *nix based programs on windows i used cygwin. it's a great tool but after some time i realized that moving to linux is simpler!
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LMMS == FL Studio (Audio Production)

Page: juz google it.
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Office
Libre Office Suite http://www.libreoffice.org/

IDEs
Codeblocks C++
Qt Creator
Eclips for Java

P2P Bittorrent
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Filezilla is a solid FTP client.
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Ubuntu is the easiest to begin with trust me.

I am now using Pinguy OS which is based on Ubuntu. Very nice to work with and very fast.

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