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#1 Linoman

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 10:17 AM

Have you just moved to Linux from Windows or planning to but you have questions like; what word processor can I use in linux or what sound editing app? Then this thread is for you, please note this is compiled from various sources. (Please note I have edited this list on 08/04/06 so that it is easier to read and added more alternatives, ok quite a bit more)


E-mail Clients:

Windows:

Outlook Express,
Netscape / Mozilla, Thunderbird,
The Bat,
Eudora,
Becky,
Datula
Sylpheed / Sylpheed-claws,
Opera

Linux:

1) Evolution.
2) Netscape / Mozilla/Thunderbird messenger.
3) Sylpheed / Sylpheed-claws.
4) Kmail.
5) Gnus.
6) Balsa.
7) Bynari Insight GroupWare Suite. [Prop]
8) Arrow.
9) Gnumail.
10) Althea.
11) Liamail.
12) Aethera.
13) MailWarrior.
14) Opera.

Web Browsers:

Windows:

Internet Explorer,
Netscape / Mozilla,
Opera [Prop],
Firefox, ...

Linux:

1) Netscape / Mozilla.
2) Galeon.
3) Konqueror.
4) Opera. [Prop]
5) Firefox.
6) Nautilus.
7) Epiphany.
8) Links. (with "-g" key).
9) Dillo.
10) Encompass.

News readers:

Windows:

1) Agent [Prop]
2) Free Agent
3) Xnews
4) Outlook
5) Netscape / Mozilla
6) Opera [Prop]
7) Sylpheed / Sylpheed-claws
8) Dialog
9) Gravity
10) BNR2


Linux:

1) Knode.
2) Pan.
3) NewsReader.
4) Netscape / Mozilla.
5) Opera [Prop]
6) Sylpheed / Sylpheed-claws.
Console:
7) Pine. [NF]
8) Mutt.
9) Gnus.
10) tin.
11) slrn.
12) Xemacs.
13) BNR2.

Download Managers:

Windows:

Flashget,
Go!zilla,
Reget,
Getright,
DAP,
Wget,
WackGet,
Mass Downloader, ...

Linux:

1) Downloader for X.
2) Caitoo (former Kget).
3) Prozilla.
4) Wget (console, standard).
5) GUI for Wget: Kmago, Gnome Transfer Manager, QTget, Xget, ...
6) Aria.
7) Axel.
8) Download Accelerator Plus.
9) GetLeft.
10) Lftp.

FTP-clients

Windows:

Bullet Proof FTP,
CuteFTP,
WSFTP,
SmartFTP,
FileZilla, ...

Linux:

1) Gftp.
2) Konqueror.
3) KBear.
4) IglooFTP. [Prop]
5) Nftp.
6) Wxftp.
7) AxyFTP.
8) mc. (cd ftp://...)
9) tkFTP.
10) Yafc.
11) Dpsftp. (dead project)


Messaging clients:

Windows:

ICQ Corp,
MSN
AIM,
Yahoo, ...
Trillian ICQ

Linux:

1) Licq (ICQ).
2) Centericq (Nearly all IM protocols, console).
3) Alicq (ICQ).
4) Micq (ICQ).
5) GnomeICU (ICQ).
6) Gaim. (Nearly all IM protocols)
7) Ayttm. (Nearly all IM protocols)
8) Kopete.
9) Everybuddy.
10) Simple Instant Messenger.
11) Imici Messenger.
12) Ickle (ICQ).
13) aMSN (MSN).
14) Kmerlin (MSN).
15) Kicq (ICQ).
16) YSM. (ICQ, console).
17) kxicq.
18) Yahoo Messenger for Unix.
19) Kmess (MSN).
20) AIM.
21) MSNre. (console)

P2p apps:

Windows

Morpheus (Gnutella),
WinMX,
Napster,
KaZaA (Fasttrack),
eDonkey [Prop],
eMule,
TheCircle,
Bittorrent,
SoulSeek,
Direct Connect

Linux:

1) Mldonkey. (eDonkey, Soulseek, Fasttrack, Gnutella, Open Napster, Direct Connect, BitTorrent)
2) LimeWire. (Gnutella)
3) Lopster. (OpenNAP)
4) Gnapster. (OpenNAP)
5) eDonkey. (eDonkey) [Prop]
6) cDonkey. (eDonkey)
7) Gift client / server / fasttrack plugin (Fasttrack)
8) ed2k_gui.
9) Gtk-Gnutella. (Gnutella)
10) Qtella. (Gnutella)
11) Mutella. (Gnutella, console)
12) TheCircle.
13) Freenet. (fully anonymous p2p)
14) GNUnet.
15) Lmule. (eDonkey)
16) Xmule. (eDonkey)
17) Bittorrent.
18) PySoulSeek (Soulseek).
19) Loophole. (WinMX) [Prop]
20) Direct Connect.
21) QuickDC. (Direct Connect).
22) OverNet.
23) Apollon.
24) GrapeWine. (fully anonymous p2p)
25) Snark. (Bittorrent)

File Compression:

Windows

1) WinZip
2) WinRar
3) 7-Zip
4) WinACE
5) UltimateZip

Linux:

1) Ark (kdeutils).
2) Gnozip.
3) KArchiveur.
4) Gnochive.
5) FileRoller.
6) Unace.
7) LinZip.
8) TkZip.


Productivity::

Text editors:

Windows:

Notepad,
WordPad,
TextPad,
Vim,
Xemacs, ...
Notepad2

Linux:

1) Kedit (KDE).
2) Gedit (Gnome).
3) Gnotepad.
4) Kate (KDE).
5) KWrite (KDE).
6) Nedit.
7) Vim.
8) Xemacs.
9) Xcoral.
10) Nvi.
11) Ozeditor.

PDF Viewers

Windows:

1) Adobe Acrobat Distiller
2) GhostView

Linux:

1) Acrobat Reader. [Prop]
2) Xpdf.
3) GV.
4) GGV.
5) GhostView.
6) Kghostview.


Office Suites:

Windows:

Microsoft Office
Open Office

Linux:

Open Office
KOffice


Multimedia:

Audio Players:

Windows:

1) Winamp
2) Zinf
3) SnackAmp
4) Soritong
5) Apollo
6) K-jofol 2000
7) Sonique
8) C-4
9) Media Box Audio / Video Workstation 5
10) Blaze Media Pro
11) NEX 3
12) Real Jukebox
13) Windows Media Player


Linux:

1) XMMS (X multimedia system).
2) Noatun.
3) Zinf. (former Freeamp)
4) Winamp.
5) Xamp.
6) GQmpeg.
7) SnackAmp.
8) Mplayer. (Frontend: Kplayer).
9) Xine. (Frontends: Sinek, Totem)


CD-Burner Apps:

Windows:

Nero,
Roxio Easy CD Creator

Linux:

1) K3b. (KDE)
2) XCDRoast.
3) KOnCd.
4) Eclipt Roaster.
5) Gnome Toaster.
6) CD Bake Oven.
7) KreateCD.
8) SimpleCDR-X.
9) GCombust.
10) WebCDWriter. (CD burn server, usable from any remote browser with Java support)
11) CDR Toaster.
12) Arson.
13) CD-Me (Creation of audio-CD).

CD-Rippers:

Windows:

1) Cdex
2) MusicMatch
3) Streambox Ripper
4) Audiocatalyst
5) WinDac
6) Audiograbber
7) Media Box Audio / Video Workstation
8) CD-Copy
9) Blaze Media Pro
10) Real Jukebox
11) Windows Media Player
12) Nero
13) VirtualDrive
14) VirtualCD
15) Audacity

Linux:

1) Grip.
2) Audacity.
3) RipperX.
4) tkcOggRipper.
5) A Better CD Encoder.
6) cdda2wav.
7) Gnome Toaster.
8) Cdparanoia.
9) Cd2mp3.
10) Dagrab.
11) SimpleCDR-X.
12) RatRip.
13) AutoRip.
14) Sound Juicer.

Graphics Editiors:

Windows:

1) Adobe Photoshop [Prop]
2) Gimp
3) Paint Shop Pro [Prop]
4) Pixel32 [Prop]
5) Corel PhotoPaint [Prop]
6) Macromedia Fireworks

Linux:

1) Gimp.
2) ImageMagick.
3) Pixel32. [Prop]
4) CinePaint.
5) RubyMagick.
6) Corel PhotoPaint 9. [Prop]

Video/Movie views:

Windows:

1) BSplayer
2) Zoomplayer
3) Windows Media Player
4) VideoLAN
5) Winamp3
6) Mplayer
7) RealPlayer
8) Xing
9) Simplayer

Linux:

1) Mplayer. (Frontend: Kplayer).
(LiveCD distribution of Mplayer - MoviX).
2) Xine. (Frontends: Sinek, Totem)
3) VideoLAN.
4) Aviplay.
5) Winamp3.
6) Noatun.
7) KDE Media Player.
8) XMovie.
9) Kaboodle.
10) MpegTV.
11) Avifile.
12) Xmps.


Dvd-Players:

Windows:

PowerDVD,
WinDVD,
MicroDVD,
Windows Media Player,
VideoLAN

Linux:

1) Ogle.
2) Mplayer.
3) Xine.
4) Aviplay.
5) VideoLAN.
6) OMS.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:35 PM

ah, an extensive list. Thanks!

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 10:07 PM

neva knew most of dat stuff. well done.

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 01:37 PM

Wow, that's an AWESOME list. Gamer will like this...

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:12 AM

i think its important to try the alternative properly before we dismiss it.

So far i liked Redhat 9 and i am waiting on getting SUSE and Fedora which looks nice!

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:12 PM

More are coming soon. Please note this list is a basic summary of a full list found here http://www.linuxrsp....able-eng.html#5

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 05:07 PM

lino... CHILL MAN Lol :)

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 06:28 AM

I have a question: Where can you get Winamp for linux like it says in that list? :P

Edited by bogdan2412, 24 April 2006 - 06:29 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:27 AM

I have no clue... I suggest you go for XMMS, which looks like winamp a lot, or take amaroK, which is for KDE, but imo the best mediaplayer around, also comparing it to Windows players!

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:07 AM

what a MASSIVE list!!!! lol

its always very hard trying to find a program in linux when they have such different names!! thanks Lino!!! :P

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:13 AM

it is fairly extensive! :)

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:01 AM

Pleasure guys!

As bogdan2412 pointed out it says Winamp for linux is listed there. It was Winamp 3 which was later dropped and called Wasabi Audio Player which was an open source version of Winamp.

This link is what you are looking for

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Winam...ux/1002748075/1

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:11 PM

ooo cool, thanks lino :)

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 01:49 PM

this is a very interesting list, we should package them up :blink:




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