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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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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rjstephens wrote:
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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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