I am trying to make the move over to Linux 100% on my main desktop computer, and I need to know if there is a comprehensive list someplace that I can use to check if all my Windows software has some type of equivalent replacement under Linux.
I have done web research, but it has become tedious to check all the respective apps. It would be wonderful if there was a list that, for example, said something like "If you use Macromedia Dreamweaver in Windows .... this is the Linux program that is closest to it all around, etc."
If no such list exists, then I hope it's ok to ask for some opinions here on specific software ....
I do the bulk of my work in Adobe products, InDesign 2.0 (Professional layout software), Photoshop, Illustrator (vector graphics) and some Acrobat work when necessary. I also do use Dreamweaver.
My main concern is to find Linux equivalents for Illustrator and InDesign; these programs would have to be able to open files created in the other mainstream software, such as Quark and PageMaker, and they would have to produce file formats that professional printers can accept, such as EPS files.
So far, it seems to me that Gimp would be the photoshop replacement, but I have not yet played enough with it to see if it really does everything I can do in Photoshop, 500MB+ file sizes and around 100 layers or more (I have not yet opened a normal working file in Gimp because I am clueless on Samba
Anyway, thanks for any information on the list
oh, P.S. - I know there is always the option of running a windows emulator, like the Mac people do, but I would much rather avoid that if possible.