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Linux softwares vs Windows software





VicTor
For people who are still afraid moving to Linux, here a short list of substitute software you will find:

Windows Linux
explorer
Linux
Firefox
mozilla
opera
galeon
dillo

Windows
outlook
Linux
kmail
evolution
mozilla-thunderbird

Windows
icq
Linux
sim
Licq
gnomeicu
micq (text base)
kopete
gaim

Windows
msn
Linux
Amsn
gaim
Kmess
kopete
sim

Windows
skype
Linux
skype

Windows
flashget
Linux
Kget
Wget
Dx4

Windows
limeware (Gnutella)
Linux
apollon
limeware
gtk-Gnutella

Windows
emule (BiTorrent)
Linux
amule
azureus
gnome-BiTorrent

Windows
Office suite
Linux
openoffice
Koffice
gnome-office

Windows
Winplayer
Linux
xine
mplayer
totem
VLC
kaffeine

Windows
winamp
Linux
noatun
xmms
juk
kaboodle
beep media player

Windows
photoshop
Linux
gimp
krita
Windows
Norton anti-virus
Linux
????? (no virus on linux)

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List undone ! please continue.

Looking for something else, ask me !
drbrennan
I never could make the switch to Linux. Hardware was more of a problem than software for me. Not to mention initial installation and configuration nightmares. Of course that was 5 years ago at the beginning of the Linux revolution!
mars
there are many softwares in linux,and They ara free.
Dino
linux is open source, so you can easily modfying your linux os exactly how you want
bananaphone
some i haven't heard of - I'll have to check them out!
VicTor
drbrennan wrote:
I never could make the switch to Linux. Hardware was more of a problem than software for me. Not to mention initial installation and configuration nightmares. Of course that was 5 years ago at the beginning of the Linux revolution!


Exactly !

Today Linux O/S is ready for home-user as default desktop.

If you afraid from the installtion, you can try the Live-Cd version.
dcshoes23
Even with the software replacements, windows xp is just more mainstream and there is some software that just has no alternative. I will try installing linux or doing a livecd and see how well and long i can run with it and not run into any conflicts or situations where i have to boot back into windows. Also linux being free isn't really an issue for me because I have a MSDNAA license so I get windows and a bunch of other software for free.
drpiga
A big problem in linux tough is dvd stuffs ,there is no alternatives yet
about programs like dvd shrink to manipulate with dvd menus,encoding,decoding etc.
Also a worth to mention that almost all Adobe powerful software packages
doesn't support linux (except the reader) so linux in most cases must be booted as second OS Sad
VicTor
drpiga wrote:
A big problem in linux tough is dvd stuffs ,there is no alternatives yet
about programs like dvd shrink to manipulate with dvd menus,encoding,decoding etc.
Also a worth to mention that almost all Adobe powerful software packages
doesn't support linux (except the reader) so linux in most cases must be booted as second OS Sad


As you writed, and it's true, all the softwares that dealing with DVD edit, are much better in windows.
The big reasone for that is because there are many software patents on those kind of products.
rafazamboni
Quote:
Windows
Norton anti-virus
Linux
????? (no virus on linux)



he is serious same that the Linux does not have virus...

I always stow in doubt in installing the Linux, I go to try now...

Already I used the Linux Kurumim Live-CD (version of the Debian - Brazilian)

Now with this history of the virus then, I go to install exactly, the anti-virus leaves my PC slow..

I did not only like it Office it Linux, I am this the system I am almost perfect...

But I heard to say that he is possible to twirl applications of the Windows in the Linux, this I am truth?
ocalhoun
There are antivirus programs for linux!
They are sometimes usefull for troubleshooting a windows intall that will not boot.

anyway, why don't you post the prices of these programs, too. That'll show why to switch to linux.

also, some windows programs can be made to run on linux, so a person switching from windows to linux won't have to give up everything they are used too. I got starcraft to work on my SuSE distro without many problems, although it ran slowly.
VicTor
ocalhoun wrote:
There are antivirus programs for linux!

Yes there is (Calm anti-virus)....but it's not for end-users, only for servers that working with other windows stations :Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for Unix. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment scanning).

ocalhoun wrote:
anyway, why don't you post the prices of these programs, too. That'll show why to switch to linux.

Maybe later on...too lazy those days Cool
But everyone must know that all the linux software are free as a gift !

ocalhoun wrote:
also, some windows programs can be made to run on linux

That's right !
For that you need an emulator.
I am using Wine emulator to run some windows application, like WORD, MSN Messenger (for camera support).
From time to time I need to run the whole windows thing (in other word: put windows in linux window), so I use other emulator called Qemu. have a look:



Full size is here:
http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xp3hc.jpg
VicTor
OK I took another screenshot of my linux machine runing Windows software, for those who still afraid to try.

You can see from top-left: Explorer, Skype, MSN-Messenger, Word, OutLook.

It's possible to run more Win's software...you can find here a list:
http://frankscorner.org/index.php


n0obie4life
http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6765

One was made here.

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