New to Linux? Need a program?

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  1. gary4gar

    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    One thing that I noticed Ubuntu really needed was a place for newer users to be able to find out what apps to use. I know when I first started Linux less than a year ago, my biggest questions were "where is the Linux winamp" or "what is the Linux version of _______ program." So the purpose of this thread it to make a conversion chart. This will be a work in progress for a long time, so please chime in with good ideas for conversions. Only open source stuff please, and only the most developed programs in each category so as to not confuse. And nothing that isn't in the main/universe also please. I will also list programs that have Window's or OSX ports since a new user might not have any experiance with OSS).

    Windows to Linux Conversion:

    In Windows --------- In Ubuntu

    Internet Explorer --------- Firefox

    Microsoft Office --------- OpenOffice.org

    Winamp -------- Xmms

    Photoshop --------- Gimp

    AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, IRC instant messaging --------- pidgin

    Word Pad (or notepad) --------- Gedit

    Windows Media Player --------- Totem

    iTunes --------- -for playing music:
    -----------------------------Rhythmbox
    ----------------------for iPod Syncing
    --------------------------------Gtkpod

    ID3 tag editor ----------------------- easytag




    MIRC -------- Xchat

    Premiere (Movie Editing) --------- kino

    Bittorado --------- Bittorado
    (don't you love
    native ports)

    Dreamweaver --------- Nvu

    CDex ---------- Sound Juicer

    Nero -------- Gnomebaker

    Outlook Express --------- Evolution, Thunderbird

    Snood ---------- Frozen-bubble

    Partition Magic --------- Gparted

    eMule ----------- aMule
    Soulseek ------------- Nicotine
    DC++ -------------- Valknut
    any multitorrent client ------------ Azureus
    any download manager --------------- D4X or Gwget
    regedit -------------------- gconf

    Adobe Illustrator ------------ Inkscape

    Remote Desktop Connection ------------ Terminal Server Client

    Windows Explorer ------------- Nautilus

    Windows Picture and Fax Viewer ------------ Image Viewer (Eye of GNOME)

    Paint ------------- Jdraw

    Kubuntu:

    Internet Explorer --------- Konqueror

    Microsoft Office --------- OpenOffice.org/KOffice

    Winamp -------- Amarok (with the small view)

    Photoshop --------- Gimp

    Aol Instant Messenger --------- Kopete

    Word Pad (or notepad) --------- Kwrite

    Windows Media Player --------- Kaffeine

    iTunes --------- -for playing music:
    -----------------------------Amarok
    -----------------------------Juk
    ----------------------for iPod Syncing
    --------------------------------Gtkpod

    MIRC -------- Xchat

    Premiere (Movie Editing) --------- kino

    Bittorado --------- Azureus QT/Qtorrent
    (don't you love
    native ports)

    Dreamweaver --------- Nvu

    CDex ---------- Kaudiocreator

    Nero -------- K3B

    Outlook Express --------- KMail

    Snood ---------- Frozen-bubble

    Partition Magic --------- Qparted

    EDIT: Here is a much bigger list on another site for those that don't see what they need here:

    http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html

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    Good job Gray. I hope it will be helpful to all users migrating from Windows to Ubuntu
    or Kubuntu. Actually there are a plethora of applications that can be downloaded
    from the Repositories!! Including Chess game. AbiWord, and lots & lots of apps.
     
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    Nice... make it a sticky...
     
  5. Desmond David

    Desmond David Destroy Erase Improve

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    Great Job,

    Quite Simplified my hunt for these tools.
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Nice links, bookmarked them. Also, add this to the major topic lists. Its really good for Windows shifters IMO
     
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    GNUrag FooBar Guy

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    IMO,
    Nero ------ K3B
     
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    @anurag : Just now i burned a dvd+rw with growisofs, was painless, to say the least.. I just had to put the necessary files to be burned, within a dir and execute growisofs within it, it executes mkisofs automatically and burns the iso created. 8) ;)

    I personally wud put cmd line tools up-front, because the REAL dependencies for burning cd's or dvd's in gnu/linux is not kdelibs for k3b or gtk stuffs for gnomebaker or whatever :| , i encourage all of u to start using cmd line tools.

    IMHO They r the real alternatives, not their bloated front ends. Sometimes a few things are bare necessary GUI tools like Image Manipulation Software like THE GIMP and the browser (optional, but i prefer firefox to lynx). Other than that its easier to and efficient to use cmd line software for work.
     
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    Nice info there.
    Just trying Kubuntu now a days :p
     
  10. nitish_mythology

    nitish_mythology OSS Enthusiast!

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    Is there any alternative of 3dsMax or Maya...
    I hv never used these soft,Are these soft availaible for Linux platform too...

    Alternative?
     
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    GNUrag FooBar Guy

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    In my small experience as a teacher, i've realised that not everyone is comfortable using command line tools.. i myself encourage them to use GUI utilities.. as long as it FreeSoftware it doesnt matter..

    After sometime i noticed, the smarter ones started using mkisofs on the server over ssh link since that server had a writer..
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    @nitish Maya is available for linux platform too. I have no idea of 3ds Max or other available alternatives.
    @ satissh What GNU says is completely true. It's difficult to go to command line mode right from the start, specially for most of us who come from Windows background. But, slowly and surely people who get interested will start learning from command line. Those who just need linux for basic work will work from GUI only. It doesn't matter for them how powerful command line is. For them it's a big hurdle to climb. For them computer and linux aren't something to learn and master, for them computers are just tools to get their work done. IMO, it just doesn't make sense for them to invest so much time into learning all that.
     
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    Great ! Definitely Sticky Material !
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    i want u all to post ur favraoite app.i am giving mine for example

    Distrobution:
    ubuntu bezzey
    Desktop envirment: GNOME
    Office suite: open office org
    Graphics viewer & editor: gThumb & gimp
    Broswer: Firefox
    Bittorrent client azureus
    Download manager: downloader for X
    Instant messenger: Gaim
    Mail client: Thunder bird
    FTP client: gFTP
    IRC client: Xchat
    Audio player: XMMS
    Vedio player: Mplayer
    All in one multimedia player: totem


    if i forgot any other categoary pls add it yourself as i am one day old in linux

    regards
    gary
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    OK here are a few of mine commonly used/preferred softwares

    Distrobution: slackware,ubuntu
    Desktop Envirment/Window Manager/CLI: Anything as long as it's not CLI all the time. CLI can't play multimedia :-(
    Office suite: Openoffice org 2
    Broswer: Opera (Non-OSS)
    Bittorrent client: Azureus
    Download manager: wget (nothing comes close)
    Instant messenger: Gaim
    Mail client & RSS Feed Aggregator: Thunderbird
    FTP client: FireFTP(plugin for firefox. very convinient for those who rarely use ftp, like me)
    IRC client: XChat
    Audio player: Amarok
    Vedio player: MPlayer
    All in one multimedia player: VLC - no competition
    Text Editor: joe, vi
    Server: apache2triad
    security: chkrootkit and rkhunter
     
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    Also blender - > 3d app
     
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    Hmm ..u shud definitely check out madplay. using mplayer from cmdline is the easiesst. just mplayer file.avi. :p
     
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    Distribution: KUbuntu Dapper Drake
    Desktop envirment: KDE
    Office suite: Oo_O
    Graphics viewer & editor: k-something :p
    Broswer: Firefox
    Bittorrent client dont use any.. will prefer BitTorrent anyday though...
    Download manager: DownThemAll for Firefox
    Instant messenger: Gaim
    Mail client: Thunder bird
    FTP client: gFTP
    IRC client: kirc
    Audio player: amaroK
    Vedio player: Kaffeine
    All in one multimedia player: Kaffeine

    New: Add them as well ;)
    Widgets: SuperKaramba
    CD/DVD Burning S/W: K3B - the best GUI version there is...
    Start panel aka Kicker: KBFX for the coolezzzt kicker buttons...

    Other stuff include KGoldMiner which is a mod of LodeRunner of yesteryears and is really addictive...

    Cheers,
    Praveen.
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Aah how did I forget them
    links2 and lynx - the command line browsers.
    Real handy when you need to access some online documentation when in CLI mode. I had found them very useful while attempting to install gentoo from CLI.
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    any screen shot app??
     
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