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Old 08-03-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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software equivalent


i would like to switch to linux, but i wanted to know if there are software equivalents from windows. fill in the blanks?

photoshop:=:gimp
messenger:=:gaim
microsoft office:=pen office (could i wine Microsoft office?)
dreamweaver:=:?
flash:=:?
solidworks:=:none i think
nero:=:?
matlab or mathematica:=:?
razr phone tools:=:? (to sync my calander to my phone)
media player:=:?(something to sync with my mp3 player which is just a flash drive)

also i know that wine can run windows software, probably games, too, but how intense of a game, say freelancer?

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Old 08-03-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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microsoft office:= yes you can wine Microsoft Office especially with CrossOver Office
dreamweaver:=are you looking for a wysiwyg editor? you might just want to wine this one too
flash:=not any good ones yet, but the mx version works on wine
solidworks:=not sure what this is
nero:=k3b is great
matlab:=works natively on Linux
razr phone tools:=don't know, sorry
media player:=you will probably need a separate utility for syncing, there aren't that many "full-blown" media players like iTunes of WMP. What mp3 player do you have?
 
Old 08-03-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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Nero has a Linux version, though I've never used it. You can use cdrecord on the command line (really, it's not hard. I don't know what people have against the CLI). For a graphical front-end to cdrecord, there's K3b (amongst others).

There are Linux versions of both MATLAB and Mathematica.

If your digital audio player is just a flash drive, presumably you can just mount it and copy the files to it.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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I don't know what people have against the CLI
The don't want to learn it. It take much more initiative to use the CLI than to point and click on a user interface that is probably self-explainitory. Many newcommers to Linux just want to escape Windows but aren't willing to put in the time to learn anything, thus they only want to use the self-expainitory gui's. Not that this post helps the thread, its just a little rant.

~Justin
 
Old 08-03-2006, 01:08 PM   #5
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wine seems to be a good answer for some things, i just would like to know more about its limitations. i just got into freelancer, and like it but i dont know how well games run under wine. i didnt think you really wanted to wine games.
If wine is very system dependent, then here are my laptops specs: pentium m 1.8, 2 gigs ram, ati radeon 9700 mobility 128mb, 6o gig 7200rpm hdd

my mp3 player is just a creative muvo tx. small and simple. i am sure i can drag files to it, not a big deal, but i was wondering more like if i make a playlist in whatever media player, i think many are similar to winamp as far as functionality? i would like an easy way for me to drag and drop files on it. my music is sorted by artist then album.

as for nero, i would like the ability to mount iso's to an imaginary drive, make an burn isos. make and burn video cds.

dreamweaver, i just like to be able to use both text and graphical. if it runs alright in wine i will use it.

flash is not an everyday thing, probably could wine it.

solidworks is a cad program, but i know that doesnt wine well i will just keep a dual boot setup for that
 
Old 08-03-2006, 01:56 PM   #6
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A quick Google >>
CAD Programs: http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
WYSIWYG html Editors: http://webdesign.about.com/od/htmled...tpwyslinux.htm
'ability to mount iso's to an imaginary drive' mount can do this I believe... loopback device something-or-another... Someone who isn't me will probably know more.
Make ISOs: mkisofs
burn ISOs: cdrecord/k3b
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Originally Posted by jeelliso
The don't want to learn it. It take much more initiative to use the CLI than to point and click on a user interface that is probably self-explainitory. Many newcommers to Linux just want to escape Windows but aren't willing to put in the time to learn anything, thus they only want to use the self-expainitory gui's. Not that this post helps the thread, its just a little rant.

~Justin
In good conscience, I can't respond to this as it would be hi-jacking the thread. There is an important point here, so let's start a new one---I will post it in "Linux--General"
 
  


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