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What soft to replace a complete Windows by a complete Linux?





PhB2007
Hi everybody
I'm used to use some Win software I didn't find for Linux ...

For example :
- Zone Alarm + Ad-aware + Spybot ;
- MS Publisher ;
- Partition Magic to manage my hard disk config ;
- Drive Image to backup my partitions ;
- Paint Shop Pro (I know Gimp but I have some difficulties to appreciate/like its interface) ;
- RAW plug-in for my digital camera (Canon) ;
- Power Producer Gold (video transfer and DVD authoring from camera) ;
- TMPEnc to code DVD to DiVX/XViD ;
- DVD Shrink to copy my DVD (I don't like to have original movies in the car or the plane) ;
- Coldfusion MX, Flash3, Swish ;
- several games I play w/ my 6 yrs-old son ;
- Audiograbber to put my audio CD to MP3 and onto my Palm ;


I'd like to install Ubuntu, Open Office and alternative apps to the ones I quoted above.
Arnie
You're not going to find alternatives to all those applications. Especially the video stuff is going to be hard. I do know of some Linux DTP programs, such as Scribus.
{name here}
PhB2007 wrote:
Hi everybody
I'm used to use some Win software I didn't find for Linux ...

For example :
- Zone Alarm + Ad-aware + Spybot ;
- MS Publisher ;
- Partition Magic to manage my hard disk config ;
- Drive Image to backup my partitions ;
- Paint Shop Pro (I know Gimp but I have some difficulties to appreciate/like its interface) ;
- RAW plug-in for my digital camera (Canon) ;
- Power Producer Gold (video transfer and DVD authoring from camera) ;
- TMPEnc to code DVD to DiVX/XViD ;
- DVD Shrink to copy my DVD (I don't like to have original movies in the car or the plane) ;
- Coldfusion MX, Flash3, Swish ;
- several games I play w/ my 6 yrs-old son ;
- Audiograbber to put my audio CD to MP3 and onto my Palm ;


I'd like to install Ubuntu, Open Office and alternative apps to the ones I quoted above.

There definately isn't anything that can truely replace all those applications on linux. Your best bet is to hope that there are a few that come with them, and Wine, which will allow you to run some Windows applications, though not all are compatible yet.
outofnicks
I agree with the Wine recommendation, but if that doesn't work for you the alternative would be VMware Server installed on Linux, and Windows installed into VMware. VMware Server is a free emulator but of course you would need a licensed copy of Windows. You'd need a bare minimum of 512 mb of RAM for this. I have not tried VMware Server as I only have 256 mb of RAM but Wine has worked well for my needs.
Maxus
outofnicks wrote:
I agree with the Wine recommendation, but if that doesn't work for you the alternative would be VMware Server installed on Linux, and Windows installed into VMware. VMware Server is a free emulator but of course you would need a licensed copy of Windows. You'd need a bare minimum of 512 mb of RAM for this. I have not tried VMware Server as I only have 256 mb of RAM but Wine has worked well for my needs.

Isn't it vmWare workstation?
I use that now and works fine Very Happy
outofnicks
Quote:
Isn't it vmWare workstation?
I use that now and works fine


Workstation costs $189 USD, VMware Server is free--two different products.

http://www.vmware.com/
{name here}
If you have a good amount of processor power you can also go with bochs, but if you have a slower computer you won't even be able to run DOS competently. Wine with VirtualPC with Windows might also work, and without the problems of slowdown. I don't have any reminence of linux on my machine left so I can't test anything.
JamesBond
for a firewall, u can use firestarter for linux..
as for others, i don't have an idea..
Jaan
ubuntu is good for beginners. all those softs you want are readily availible. you just have to really get into it. personally i favour debian. if you don't want to learn linux (ie too lazy to dedicate) then you can just install ubuntu (10 mins) and install wine, which allows you to run windows apps flawlessly. That would be the easy way out. That's not the point of linux though.
redice
I find a topic here:

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/54507.html

It may be help. I have read such a topic , it give a table of software which replace the windows's. You may find it here:

The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.Last update: 16.07.2003, 31.01.2005, 27.05.2005, 04.12.2006

http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
ashok
Or may be u can use windows emulator on linux to run those softwares...
simplyw00x
Quote:
- Zone Alarm + Ad-aware + Spybot ;
- MS Publisher ;
- Partition Magic to manage my hard disk config ;
- Drive Image to backup my partitions ;
- Paint Shop Pro (I know Gimp but I have some difficulties to appreciate/like its interface) ;
- RAW plug-in for my digital camera (Canon) ;
- Power Producer Gold (video transfer and DVD authoring from camera) ;
- TMPEnc to code DVD to DiVX/XViD ;
- DVD Shrink to copy my DVD (I don't like to have original movies in the car or the plane) ;
- Coldfusion MX, Flash3, Swish ;
- several games I play w/ my 6 yrs-old son ;
- Audiograbber to put my audio CD to MP3 and onto my Palm ;


- Not necessary. Firestarter if you really have to.
- ??
- Gparted
- dd
- Gimpshop/Krita/Paintshop via wine
- F-Spot
- Diva/Kino/Cinerella
- Tovid
- DVD shrink via wine/others (they exist but I can't remember them off-hand)
- All via wine
- Cedega/wine
- Gnome CD ripper
{name here}
GIMPShop is just GIMP with a window backed behind it. There is no real difference except for the outdated libs it comes with that make it buggy.
Arno v. Lumig
- Zone Alarm + Ad-aware + Spybot: Although you're not really going to need it, ClamAV (anti virus) and FireStarter (Firewall)
- MS Publisher: I don't know what that is...
- Partition Magic: GParted
- Drive Image: I don't know, but I'm sure there is a package available.
- Paint Shop Pro: Gimpshop is gimp with a gui like photoshop.
- RAW plug-in for my digital camera (Canon): I don't know what you mean
- Power Producer Gold: Kino
- TMPEnc to code DVD to DiVX/XViD: There are loads of codec packs available
- DVD Shrink: Gnomebaker or K3B.
- Coldfusion MX, Flash3, Swish: GOnna be hard, but there are some web design programs available, like NVU.
- several games: There are loads, just google for linux games ;
- Audiograbber: Sox, Lame ;


I'd like to install Ubuntu, Open Office and alternative apps to the ones I quoted above.

Ubuntu comes with OpenOffice and a lot of other programs by default. If you're new to linux I suggest you download easyubuntu and automatix2, these are some programs that allow you to easily download, install and configure software.


Greetz,
Arno
mehtab
Yep Ubuntu is your best bet! It has some good features. But it doesn't meet all your requirements.
qscomputing
PhB2007 wrote:

- Zone Alarm + Ad-aware + Spybot ;
- MS Publisher ;
- Partition Magic to manage my hard disk config ;
- Drive Image to backup my partitions ;
- Paint Shop Pro (I know Gimp but I have some difficulties to appreciate/like its interface) ;
- RAW plug-in for my digital camera (Canon) ;
- Power Producer Gold (video transfer and DVD authoring from camera) ;
- TMPEnc to code DVD to DiVX/XViD ;
- DVD Shrink to copy my DVD (I don't like to have original movies in the car or the plane) ;
- Coldfusion MX, Flash3, Swish ;
- several games I play w/ my 6 yrs-old son ;
- Audiograbber to put my audio CD to MP3 and onto my Palm ;


You don't need adaware because spyware doesn't really exist for Linux (simplification but true enough for new users). You'll find a built-in firewall in most distros, but I can recommend Guarddog (google for it).

Publisher... I tend to use OOo Draw for things I would've used Publisher for before.

Partition Magic... you don't really need to partition except when installing. But Qt Parted is supposed to be good, but I've never used it.

Drive Image... why not just tarball your home directory? But there is a program to image entire partitions, I forget what it is called though.

Paint Shop Pro... preservere with GIMP; you may come to like it in the end.

Don't know about the others, look for mplayer / mencoder for video, they may help you.

Audiograbber... try KAudioCreator. It's an excellent ripping program.

HTH.
reddishblue
With all those problems I wouldn't switch to Linux, its not worth the bother of course its your choice...
prototype_angel
PhB2007 wrote:
Hi everybody
I'm used to use some Win software I didn't find for Linux ...

For example :
- Zone Alarm + Ad-aware + Spybot ;
- MS Publisher ;
- Partition Magic to manage my hard disk config ;
- Drive Image to backup my partitions ;
- Paint Shop Pro (I know Gimp but I have some difficulties to appreciate/like its interface) ;
- RAW plug-in for my digital camera (Canon) ;
- Power Producer Gold (video transfer and DVD authoring from camera) ;
- TMPEnc to code DVD to DiVX/XViD ;
- DVD Shrink to copy my DVD (I don't like to have original movies in the car or the plane) ;
- Coldfusion MX, Flash3, Swish ;
- several games I play w/ my 6 yrs-old son ;
- Audiograbber to put my audio CD to MP3 and onto my Palm ;

I'd like to install Ubuntu, Open Office and alternative apps to the ones I quoted above.

I'll give you a list of replacements:
zone alarm - not requred there are no virusses for linux
partition magic - gparted [very nice tool]
backup partition - there are some backup solutions available
digital camera plugins - picasa for linux or digikam
dvd authoring - gnomebaker has some tools
dvd shrink - vlc has some tools
coldfusion, flash, swish - Stick with windows if youw ant these three, but crossover office can run them
games- there are hundreds of educational games available
audiogrammer- gripper
simplyw00x
Quote:
zone alarm - not requred there are no virusses for linux

If you're running a computer that passes files in any way to a windows computer, ClamAV is a good idea. Firestarter is good if you want a simple way to manage open ports, which is a necessity if you don't have a router.

Quote:
games- there are hundreds of educational games available

And several non-educational ones, in which I'm sure he's far more interested Wink Enemy territory, tremulous, Unreal Tournament (GOTY to 2004), Quake series, Postal series etc. etc.
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