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Old 11-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
BDKale
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Hello all,

I was hoping I could list some programs that I use on Windows and people could give me some information on Linux based programs to replace them.

1: XBMC
2: Adobe Photoshop
3: Dreamweaver
4: Mediamonkey
5: Ember Media Manager
6: Vuze
7: Microsoft Office
8: Calibre
9: Sigil
10: iTunes
11: Mediaman
These are pretty much the only programs I use. Thanks for your assistance in advance!
 
Old 11-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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I recommend a "dual boot" so that you can continue to use Windows for your favorite Windows applications, and Linux for your favorite Linux applications.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Thanks Teckk, I've done a little research on it, I guess I need to reword my question.

What would people PERSONALLY recommend to replace these programs. =)
 
Old 11-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BDKale View Post
Hello all,

I was hoping I could list some programs that I use on Windows and people could give me some information on Linux based programs to replace them.

1: XBMC
...
doesnt xbmc-live-usb run on linux ?

also
2: Adobe Photoshop - consider gimp
3: Dreamweaver - shockwave flashplayer ?
4: Mediamonkey - never heard of
5: Ember Media Manager - never heard of (judging by the name would xbmc cover this)
6: Vuze - never heard of
7: Microsoft Office - consider open-office
8: Calibre - never heard of
9: Sigil - never heard of
10: iTunes - consider gtkpod, rhythmbox, amorok, banshee, ... although you cant buy stuff from apple; also consider amazon un-box to buy stuff from amazon
11: Mediaman - never heard of

also instead of just posting a specific program you mite get better answers if you also post what application they cover.

Last edited by schneidz; 11-02-2012 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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Quote:
1: XBMC
2: Adobe Photoshop
3: Dreamweaver
4: Mediamonkey
5: Ember Media Manager
6: Vuze
7: Microsoft Office
8: Calibre
9: Sigil
10: iTunes
11: Mediaman
I only know a couple...

1 XBMC has a Linux native version, even runs on the Raspberry Pi with the ARM version
2 Hmm... Possibly The Gimp though it's not operationally the same.
3 Dunno
4 Dunno
5 Dunno
6 Dunno
7 You've got Libre Office or Open Office which can handle Microsoft Office files
8 Calibre is available in native Linux to handle your e-book library
9 Dunno
10 I know something exists but as I don't use it...
11 Dunno

Note that just because I don't know doesn't mean it doesn't exist, it just means that I've never had to find an equivalent as I don't use all the programs you mentioned.

Play Bonny!

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #7
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Calibre runs on Linux. Just get it http://calibre-ebook.com/download

Since most Linux software is freely available you should just try various programs to see which you like best.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #8
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1: XBMC----------------> There is XBMC for Linux
2: Adobe Photoshop-----> Gimp, Inkscape. It will required some use to, there is lot of docs
3: Dreamweaver---------> Kompozer, BlueFish, Nvu, Again there will be some use to required
4: Mediamonkey---------> If this is just a music player then Amarok, Banshee, Rhythmbox (They also sync Ipods)
5: Ember Media Manager-> Miro, Moovida
6: Vuze----------------> Transmission, Ktorrent, Deluge and lot more torrent programs
7: Microsoft Office----> LibreOffice is the first choice but there are more non free office suits stuff for Linux
8: Calibre-------------> Calibre for Linux
9: Sigil---------------> There is Sigil for Linux
10: iTunes-------------> Amarok, Banshee, Rhythmbox, depend on what you are syncing I dont think they support the touch screen devices just yet but they do up to gen 6th ipods
11: Mediaman-----------> GCStar, Griffith

While you are at it go ahead and also install K9copy, VLC, and K3b.

All these programs will required you to get some use to, for some of them you will have to modify your software sources in order to install them. A dual boot is also a good idea if you really need to use windows, especially iTunes or it can be your opportunity to switch to Android.

Good luck to you.

Last edited by TroN-0074; 11-02-2012 at 01:23 PM.
 
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:12 PM   #9
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Vuse is a bit torrent client - Try transmission
Calibre - there is also a ebook reader plugin for Firefox that works well.
Sigil is an ebook editor. - http://code.google.com/p/sigil/ zipped up .xml files. They can be edited manually.
Itunes - I would not put that bloated spyware thing on an enemies machine. Look at gtkpod, banshee etc.
Adobe photoshop - I'm told does not have an open source equal. http://www.linfo.org/software_artists.html
 
Old 11-02-2012, 01:24 PM   #10
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First, another website:
http://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives?page=3

2. Gimp has most of the photoshop features, although it's more suited to computer graphics than for book/magazine production.
3. I don't know Dreamweaver (I've never had Windows!) but for writing html I'd use Bluefish. It's a text editor specialised for html, with autocompletion of tags, highlighting, etc. Not wysiwyg, but wysiwyw (what you see is what you want).
7. LibreOffice

1, 6, 8, 9. In Linux.

4, 5, 10, 11. Probably lots of things, but not my field.

Just dive in to your distro's repository (currently I recommend Mint or PLLinuxOS) and try what they have available. It's always best to go with the distro, rather than collecting odds and ends off the web Windows style; Linux software is more integrated and the stuff from the repo will be sure to work and will get updated when necessary.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #11
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You guys are awesome! Thanks a ton! Never would have gotten this kind of friendly feedback from the windows community lol
 
  


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