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Old 12-27-2002, 02:51 PM   #1
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Linux Programs Ported to Windoze


I have used Star Office and now Open Office for a long time. One day I was bored and decided to see what other Linux programs I could find that has been ported to Windows. I was suprised at how many I found.

Since there is times I am forced to run Windows I think it is so cool to be able to use programs I am used to on Linux. Just never relised there where so many. Here is a list of the ones that I have and or use:

AbiWord
Audacity
CDRTools which has cdda2wav, cdrecord, and others. With different frontends.
Everybuddy
Frozen Bubble (Love this game)
GAIM
GhostView
Ogg Vorbis of course
Open Office
VNC
WinGIMP

That's what I have at the moment. I have been suggesting these to people when they say they want M$ Office, Word Perfect, PC Anyware or Photoshop. I love having a program that I can tell them is free and ALMOST the same as the expensive ones.

I know there is differences and they are not 100% compatible but it is soooo cool to have a choice.

If y'all know of anymore please list them.

Thanks,
Dave
 
Old 12-27-2002, 02:59 PM   #2
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Don't forget these browsers:

Netscape
Mozilla
Opera
 
Old 12-27-2002, 03:00 PM   #3
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Do you count prog's run via cygwin. I found out you can even run things like kde and gnome under windows with cygwin
 
Old 12-27-2002, 03:02 PM   #4
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Man, can't believe I forgot mozilla and my Phoenix. I like that browser.

dave
 
Old 12-27-2002, 03:09 PM   #5
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schatoor, the ones I have listed I don't use cygwin to run them. They have actually been compiled for the 'doze enviroment. (At least that is what I gather.)

Although looking at the cdrtools, there is a cygwin1.dll in the program directory.

This has become like a hobby for me. Trying to find Linux Ports for Windows Native software. My office is to cheap to buy Photoshop so I got everyone using WinGIMP. They did not want to spend the $650.00 X 3 for it. Took some getting used to but everyone here are doing what they wanted to do with Photoshop.

Dave
 
Old 12-28-2002, 12:25 AM   #6
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Too bad there isn't one central place for announcing Linux software ports and companies working on releases. I don't think software companies have a good handle on how many Linux users are really out there. It's harder to track because the majority are "adders" as opposed to switchers.

It'll pick up steam as more corporate customers experiment with Linux workstations and thin clients.
 
Old 12-28-2002, 05:50 AM   #7
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Have a look at the OpenCD project.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 12:42 PM   #8
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Talking I don't get it!

"i want all these nice, good, things from "the FREE world", but i have SO MUCH? good reasons not to quit MY windoze, could you port it to US?!": NO!, we shouldn't port anything to winsomething, it's lost developpers time!. How much apps and games the wincom(community!) have ported to GLinux?....i mean freely in both senses. Lin users keep on trucking, win users keep on rowing(HARD!), and have a nice time (half, (for the wins!), sarcastic tone.). Reine.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 01:08 PM   #9
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Erm, you do realise that that thread has been dead since 2002?
 
Old 07-13-2008, 04:59 AM   #10
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no, i didn't, anyway so, the thread woke up!.Read the thread!Read the thread!. Reine.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 01:43 PM   #11
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Quote:
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"i want all these nice, good, things from "the FREE world", but i have SO MUCH? good reasons not to quit MY windoze, could you port it to US?!": NO!, we shouldn't port anything to winsomething, it's lost developpers time!. How much apps and games the wincom(community!) have ported to GLinux?....i mean freely in both senses. Lin users keep on trucking, win users keep on rowing(HARD!), and have a nice time (half, (for the wins!), sarcastic tone.). Reine.
I don't really know how difficult it would be to port a program from one OS to another, but I don't think it's really that difficult. I understand that C is portable across environments, with relatively minimal rewriting.

FOSS really has nothing to do with Linux, or Windows, for that matter. Philosophically, why shouldn't an open source application be available for Windows? I can't think of any good reasons. In fact, introducing open source can be a way to open the eyes of folks who would otherwise be ignorant of their software and OS choices.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 01:40 PM   #12
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I have all softwares I need but my brother is an architect and he needs the AutoCad. I think he would pay the full price for it.
Regards.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
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Resurrected for a second time!
 
Old 08-04-2010, 05:47 AM   #14
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Bury it at a crossroads with a stake through its heart.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 06:30 PM   #15
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Hi

I wonder why nobody ever ported some Windows programs to Linux, ROFL, like registry editor, or or defrag.exe... LMAO
 
  


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