09-17-2010 10:02 AM - edited 09-18-2010 08:07 PM
Windows version Ubuntu’s version
Microsoft Office OpenOffice Suite
Word OpenOffice Word Processing
Excel OpenOffice Spreadsheet
PowerPoint OpenOffice Presentation
Access OpenOffice Database
Internet Explorer Firefox
advanced e-mail client Thunderbird
MSN / AIM / Yahoo / Gtalk / IRC Pidgen
Quicken / Quickbooks GnuCash
Microsoft Publisher Scribus
Microsoft Project OpenProj
Adobe Acrobat Professional “print to a PDF file” is built-in
Adobe Illustrator Sodipodi
Windows Media Player VLC
Nero CD/DVD burning Brasero
CD ripping Sound Juicer
BitTorrent / uTorrent Deluge
Windows Image Viewer F-Spot
Final Cut Pro / Avid Liquid Kino
Notepad Text Editor
muti-user collaborative editor Gobby
wifi network manager Wifi Radar
audio editing and/or recording Audacity
hyperlinked post-it notes Tomboy
desktop sharing / VNC / virtual Vinagre
WinZip File Roller, 7zip
Window Media Center / TiVo MythTV
graphic charting Inkscape
charting for programmers Umbrello
backup —to local or network Simple Backup
backup —to CDs or DVDs Home User Backup
backup —including config files QuickStart
WinRAR File Roller, 7zip
eMule downloading aMule
3-D Studio Blender
FTP client FileZilla
database management MySQL
audio handler PulseAudio
anti-virus / anti-spyware none needed
run Windows applications Wine, Wine Doors, Playonlinux
disk usage analysis Disk Usage Analyzer
And HERE is a link to Ubuntu's "Switching from Windows Page"
***I did NOT create the above list, I cut it from the NET. It does seem to be an up to date list of FREE tools/ application that doeswhat the windows version does***
09-17-2010 11:01 AM - edited 09-17-2010 11:02 AM
I'm not familliar with all of the packages mentioned in the list, but certainly Wine is not the "equivalent or better" of running native Windows programs, and you can't run a small business with GnuCash without quite a bit more HR investment than you can with Quickbooks.
Leave the hype to Windows, its not what Linux is about...
09-17-2010 12:25 PM - edited 09-18-2010 08:08 PM
Thanks for your input. As I stated I did not create all of the list, so there may be a better and easier alternative than GnuCash.
I will try to look it up later.
HERE is how a Linux Group converted an Office over to Linux.
09-17-2010 12:50 PM - edited 09-18-2010 08:08 PM
Another POV is that Windows is Locked Down, Linux is Open Sourced. Where when you come across a issue or error in windows they tell you it can't be done or you can not do that, Linux users say I can fix that. Everyday users that run into issues or something they would like to do reports it, The Linux Community (which is any user that knows what to program) fixes the issue and it gets released in a future update. Windows has an useless registry, linux no, Windows uses to much of your services and ram, linux very little ram used and services only run when the program is ran, does not stay on to cause conflicts like windows, windows NTFS needs to be defragged, linux's ext4 does not, windows AV companies create viruses to stay in business, no body wastes time to create viruses for linux (almost next to impossible) Mac and Linux have been hit before (no ones perfect) when about 70-80% use windows would you create a virus for anything else (I think not) And the reason RedHat is not free it's owned by M$.
09-17-2010 01:01 PM - edited 09-18-2010 08:09 PM
Oh forgot about this. Did you know that legaly your windows lisence is invalid if your PC is damaged by a Virus?
> Contained within the Microsoft EULA;
> This Limited Warranty is void if failure of the Product has resulted
> from accident, abuse, misapplication, abnormal use or a virus.
09-17-2010 02:01 PM
It is a handy list, I just think the note in the header about "equal to or better and free" is misleading. (Just curious, is Ubuntu pretty careful to include only "libre-" free software?)
I mention the Gnucash problem because I tried to convert a small, non-profit cooperative I was an officer with to Linux while convincing them to spend about $4000 on PCs and Linux support rather than $6000 on shiny new Macs. After spending weeks checking around everyone seemed to agree Linux had nothing to offer comparable to Quickbooks that didn't cost a great deal more in support _and_ require learning new systems that didn't have general applicability. I guess you could develop GnuCash to do any small business task with enough effort, but that isn't going to convince anyone who isn't already dedicated to FOS to convert...
09-17-2010 03:21 PM - edited 09-18-2010 08:09 PM
OK I removed that part. Like I noted I did not make that, So I just removed the quote.
09-17-2010 03:44 PM
Hmm.. I'm not sure that's how I'd interpret the warranty statement in the EULA.
I don't think it means that your license is void if you get a virus, but rather that the warranty of the performance of the software might be void. I would also postulate that it's not a permanent void. Reloading should be fine.
My interpretation is that MS is reasonably saying that if the OS malfunctions because it is infected by a virus that they aren't responsible to fix the code. I.e. if you escalate a bug as a normal course of action, they would support it under the terms of the warranty, but if the bug were the result of virus corruption, then they aren't on the hook.
In any event - interesting discussion, but in practice... clean the virus or reload, right?
Plenty of good reasons to like Windows or to like Linux.
Different strokes for different folks, right?
09-18-2010 09:35 AM - edited 09-22-2010 08:23 AM
LOL thats a good way of putting it.
I'm not sure where that part is in the EULA. Some Linux user had it as there signature. I thought it was funny. I would like to find it myself to see what it fell along.
I do love my XP though, Nothing can beat gaming with XP. he he
09-18-2010 01:13 PM
Open source doesn't mean free. Remember that guys.
The best OS for the user is that one who can use for their own needs.