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Old 20-07-2004, 12:55 AM   #46
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Thanks for the effort Bartholo.
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Old 26-07-2004, 05:52 PM   #47
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Originally posted by bullfrog
...and for those who can't get enough of MSN messenger..there's always amsn
Kopete is not so bad too but I prefer aMSN.
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Old 30-12-2004, 02:12 PM   #48
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any more ???????????????????????
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Old 07-02-2005, 03:16 AM   #49
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if this hasn't been already mentioned...

here's open source for windows...It's a compilation of open source prog for windows, covers quite a number of suggestions here and then some

http://osswin.sourceforge.net/
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Old 20-02-2005, 12:03 PM   #50
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Not sure whether this was posted b4, the server busy thingy made it impossible to search
A web list of alternative software with links too....abit old

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml
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Old 24-02-2005, 11:31 PM   #51
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MS Project >> MrProject (Liink:- http://mrproject.codefactory.se/) Part of GNOME Office
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Old 25-02-2005, 11:43 PM   #52
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And if all the preceding posts, freshmeat.net etc still don't help, this is your last hope before virtual machines, dual++ booting and self-coding.

I run the following currently pretty comfortably.

Acrobat Reader 5.5 (the linux version is ugly)
Photoshop 7 (i love gimp but hey, there's always space for photoshop)
ACDSee 3.1 (gqview doesnt animate .gif)
Filezilla (it's installed in my REAL windows and not in wine but it still runs perfectly so theres no need for gftp)
And out of curiousity, has anyone got Winamp5 fully working? The Media Library doesnt work in wine. And when I use wine to run it off my XP installation, the Media Library works but Winamp doesnt play. I will probably try to get the second method working.
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Old 25-03-2005, 04:02 PM   #53
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Have been trying out nVu. Quite happy with it so far. Wondering whether they will charge for it after the beta versions.

http://www.nvu.com/
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Old 03-06-2005, 05:37 PM   #54
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Have been trying out nVu. Quite happy with it so far. Wondering whether they will charge for it after the beta versions.

http://www.nvu.com/
I've used NVU along with the gamut of commercial and OS web dev software. Whichever one I try, I find that the default settings don't necessarily promote good web dev habits. Things like creating HTML tags in upper case, using "Transitional" DOCTYPEs and <b> instead of <strong>. If using OpenSource means you care about software quality to a certain extent, make sure you extend that care to the webpages you create (if you're a web developer of course).

Personally, I've been using a mix of Quanta, KDevelop (for Ruby projects) and VIM (quick!)
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Old 28-06-2006, 05:35 PM   #55
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Windows Media Player can be sub with Itunes or K-lite Codec Pack
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Old 28-06-2006, 05:48 PM   #56
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Windows Media Player can be sub with Itunes or K-lite Codec Pack
Open-source software, please.
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Old 28-06-2006, 05:52 PM   #57
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Windows Media Player can be sub with Itunes or K-lite Codec Pack
I would replace WMP with Media Player Classic or VideoLAN, both are open source and both are great media players, if not the best.

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Old 06-03-2007, 04:30 PM   #58
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I got this idea after reading this month's copy of PCAuthority Australia, having the same cover title. "Ditch Microsoft".

This thread attempts to show you alternative and tell you on the common pit falls you may have to "alternative software". it should jump start some who are starting out on Linux and this open source evolution on what alternative to use/ look for once their flavour of Linux is installed.

It'll be nice if anyone who has used the following post some feedback like what is compatible/good/nice and what to keep away from. I'll try updating this thread as and when new info is added.

I'll group them up nicely when the thread grows. Thanks for your input.

Update: Grouped them, hope it's good enough, feedback by posting here if you think some programs should be group otherwise. Thanks

Major Groups:
1.0 OSes Alternatives:
2.0 MS Office Alternatives
3.0 Multimedia (MP3 Player, Divx/mpg etcetc players)
4.0 Internet Utilities Alternatives:
4.1 FTP Alternatives
4.2 SSH
4.3 Broswers Alternatives Internet Explorer
4.4 Web Server Software Alternatives
4.5 E-mail client Alternatives
4.6 P2P Softwares Alternatives
5.0 Accessories Alternatives
6.0 Graphics Editing Alternatives
7.0. CD Creation Alternatives
8.0 Windows/ Luna Envirnoment Alternatives
9.0 Scripting/ Programming Language Alternatives
10.0 Database Alternatives
11.0 Visio Vs Dia
12.0 Windows Update Alternatives
13.0 Microsoft Project Vs ??? (contributed by Makando)
14.0 People Alternatives, who you wanna see lead the OS Nations?



1.0 OSes Alternatives:

Windows
Linux! (of course)

Redhat Link to official website
Mandrake Link to official website


2.0 MS Office Alternatives

Openoffice.org - Link to official Website
KOffice (contributed by tangent314)
Abiword (contributed by tangent314)


3.0 Multimedia (MP3 Player, Divx/mpg etcetc players)
Windows Media Player
mplayer (Linux) (contributed by tangent314)

WinDVD/PowerDVD
Xine - http://xinehq.de (contributed by hetfield)

Winamp
XMMS Link to official website

4.0 Internet Utilities Alternatives:

ICQ
Licq - Link to official website
Giam - Link to official website

More on
this thread.

4.1 FTP Alternatives

FTP
proFTPd - Link to official website

gFTP - http://gftp.seul.org/ (contributed by pclinux)

4.2 SSH
Putty - Link to official website


4.3 Broswers Alternatives Internet Explorer

Opera Link to official website
Konqueror (KDE) (contributed by tangent314)
Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird (contributed by tangent314)

4.4 Web Server Software Alternatives

Internet Information Services
Apache - Link to official website

4.5 E-mail client Alternatives

Evolution - Link to official website
Mozilla Mail (contributed by tangent314)
Mozilla Thunderbird (contributed by tangent314)

4.6 P2P Softwares Alternatives
Overnet http://www.overnet.com/download.html (contributed by jiehao85)


5.0 Accessories Alternatives

Notepad
Vim Link to official website
(X)Emacs Offical Website (contributed by tangent314)
Kate (KDE) (contributed by tangent314)
Pico (contributed by tangent314)
Nano (contributed by tangent314)
Joe (contributed by tangent314)


Calculator


6.0 Graphics Editing Alternatives

Photoshop Vs GIMP (contributed by Makando)
http://www.gimp.org/


7.0. CD Creation Alternatives

Nero Burning ROM
K3b - http://k3b.sourceforge.net/ (contributed by pclinux)


8.0 Windows/ Luna Envirnoment Alternatives
KDE - Link to official website
Gnome - Link to official website

9.0 Scripting/ Programming Language Alternatives
ASP

PHP - Link to official website


10.0 Database Alternatives
MySQL - http://www.mysql.com
Oracle - http://www.oracle.com


11.0 Visio Vs Dia (contributed by Makando)
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~alla/dia/


12.0 Windows Update ->
up2date http://rhn.redhat.com (contributed by pclinux)
red-carpet http://www.ximian.com (contributed by pclinux)

13.0 Microsoft Project Vs ??? (contributed by Makando)


14.0 People Alternatives, who you wanna see lead the OS Nations?

Bill Gates Offical Webby @ MS
Linus Torvalds - what's his webpage's URL?
Richard Stallman Link to official website



Anymore? Contribute please.
Whatever alternatives Open source offers, it pales in comparison to the paid ones.

Gimp Always loses to Photoshop.

MS office always functions better than open office.
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:37 PM   #59
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I would replace WMP with Media Player Classic or VideoLAN, both are open source and both are great media players, if not the best.
No wonder that player needs to shut down aero effects before it could work. SO it's a Open sourced freeware. No wonder.
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