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Old 07-27-2004, 01:48 AM   #1
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Cool Apps you didn't know that ran on Linux


Hi

I was wondering what applications/programs/games run on Linux, that the average new Linux user wouldn't have guessed of.

So far I can think of:

Yahoo messenger
Adobe Acrobat reader
RealPlayer 8
Unreal Tournament 2004
Netscape Navigator



And I read that Cyberlink has a version of PowerDVD for linux (bundled in Trbolinux 10.0F)


Anyone got any more to add to the list???


Cheers :-)
Forrest.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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AOL Instant Messenger (although it's got less features than the Windows version)
Flash Player
Snes9x & Zsnes....all my old Super Nintendo games run on Linux,
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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MSN Messenger, ICQ
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:40 AM   #4
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Untidy List

I will correct and tidy this up, but this is a quick list (before me rushing off to work)

Now defunct: CorelDraw, CorelPaint - Corel WordPerfect (they released a proof-of-concept but am sure it wasn't good)

Maya, Mathematica, Pov-ray, Blender

Oracle Database which is apparently free only to play with.
Many other development tools like Websphere, Eclipse, etc have Linux version

Skype, Helix and RealPlayer 10

Limewire

Netmeeting .. (ie GnomeMeeting)

but I guess anything else now will either be a clone, or a compatible/similar program
rather than the real thing released by the firm.

Last edited by henryg; 08-20-2004 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 03:18 AM   #5
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Probably well known but enemy territory plays fine on linux.....
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:48 AM   #6
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Probably well known but enemy territory plays fine on linux.....
I played ET on my old computer running Windows 98 and it ran horribly. Graphics were blocky, framerate was choppy, etc. A couple months later I got rid of Windows on that same machine and installed Linux, and the game ran incredibly well. I was quite surprised (in a very good way of course)
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:16 PM   #7
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thanks people

I can also think of Macromedia flash player (but not shockwave)


Forrest.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:07 PM   #8
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Here are just a few of the applications that used to keep me on my windows box, Until I found out they run on linux!

Americas Army Operations
Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
Postal 2
Unreal Tournament 2004
Quake 1,2, and 3 Arena
VMWare
 
Old 07-28-2004, 04:57 PM   #9
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Yahoo messenger
Adobe Acrobat reader
RealPlayer 8
Unreal Tournament 2004
Netscape Navigator
True enough, but it's worth noting that the Linux versions of first three are inferior to the Windows versions, as are a lot of Linux versions of propuar free programs! In most cases where there is an inferior Linux version, it's actually better to use a third-party clone/compatable program!

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And I read that Cyberlink has a version of PowerDVD for linux (bundled in Trbolinux 10.0F)
Thanks for telling me this! I've been looking fopr a descent Linux DVD player for ages!
 
  


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