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Old 05-29-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
Beetle B.
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Table of Equivalents: Windows & Linux Apps Compari

Remember the Table of Equivalents (google to find the original page - I can't post links here)?

OK. Think I can do URL's now:

It's a great resource, but has not been updated in a long while. The point of the page is that people new to Linux are generally looking for software to perform certain tasks that they frequently performed while in Windows. However, they don't know what Linux software is available. So this table will let them look up the Windows software they used, and find an equivalent in Linux. The author announced in July of 2004 that he would be updating it, but still hasn't done it.

So, I decided to port it over to my wiki.

But, I really need help in updating it. It's mind bogglingly long.

Currently, you do not have to register to make changes on my wiki. Please do not abuse this (by throwing in random pages).

Note: Please, when you make changes, try to change the particular "task" you're working on from a numbered list to an unnumbered lists. Here's how you do it in Wiki:

*First Item
*Second Item
*Third Item
**Nested First Item
** Nested Second Item
*Fourth Item
As you can see, it's fairly easy to do, and will avoid the need to keep renumbering when something is inserted in the middle. You also don't need <br> tags.

For a concrete example, see the code for Web browsers (first item on the table).

Also, for editing purposes, do note that you can edit each section separately (each section has an edit link next to it).

Yes, I'm a newbie on this board, and this may be considered as spam by some. If the mods feel that way, feel free to delete this topic. I'm just going around on various Linux help forums and posting this, and may not return to see people's responses. If you have comments, please post them on the Discussion section of the page (link on top of the page).



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Old 05-29-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
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If you do this job I'd like to give some suggestion:
Don't make it too large:

I think it should contain the MS or Windows Specific software thay is well known for every user to quvivalent.

I've did at my little page something like that:

It contains less information but for someone who have never used Linux it might be more helpful because the information is summarized to most improtant packages.
Old 05-29-2005, 04:27 PM   #3
Beetle B.
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Well, I think both have their place.

The purpose of the table of equivalents is not really for browsing. It's more for people who say, "Man, I wonder if Linux has anything like mIRC". So they go to the Table, just do a search for mIRC, and see what options are available under Linux. It's meant for both common software and obscure ones.

I used the original table of equivalents for just that purpose for many, many things (most of which would not be found on a smaller list). My only dismay was that it was no longer being updated, so I took the initiative to convert it into wiki format.


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