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Old 06-26-2004, 02:55 AM   #1
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Before switching to Linux, are there any good alternatives to these programs?

hi there, i'm absolutly new to linux and i think of migrating to suse 9.2. however, i really got used to a bunch of programs and just wanted to know if there are any alternatives or ports for the following progs:

opera 7.51
thunderbird 0.7
firefox 0.9
jcreator 3.0
Old 06-26-2004, 02:58 AM   #2
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opera, thunderbird, and firefox are all ported to linux! Not sure about the others though ...
Old 06-26-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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i dont think we know the functionality of the last two. post a description and URLs if you have them.

these them?

jcreator -
dont know anything about java programming. shell scripts is as far as i go with programming anymore.

snagit -

for screenshots i usually use 'gnome-panel-screenshot' util, but thees also a utility called 'xwd' [X Window Dump] that does screens. gnome-panel-screenshot dumps a graphic to .png format. so its completely ready for the web.

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Old 06-26-2004, 01:35 PM   #4
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From the FAQs of both JCreator and SnagIt one can read that there's no plans to port either of them to anything other than Windows.

I use GIMP to take screenshots. There's also a program called Xvidcap for capturing videos.

As for software development, finding IDEs (integrated development environments), even free ones, is easy: type "java ide" (with the quotation marks) in Google and hit the Search button. Hmm, let me see, Netbeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Borland JBuilder... The list goes on.

Old 06-26-2004, 01:48 PM   #5
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The best alternative to snagit is GIMP. Mostly used for photo editing, GIMP has a built in screen captor mode that allows for both capturing the whole screen as well as a single window. the plus side of using GIMP is it opens the catore in the image editing program and than the image can be saved in anyformat supported by GIMP. go to the GIMP's website they have a windows version that will let you get a feel for how it works.


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