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Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« on: September 05, 2014, 09:36:29 AM »
 

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Office Suites & Applications

Windows Application       Linux Alternatives
Microsoft Office (suite)       LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, KOffice, siag office, Calligra,
              WPS Office, EuroOffice2 , OnlyOffice
Microsoft Word       LibreOffice Writer1, OOWriter, AbiWord, KWord
Microsoft Excel       LibreOffice Calc1, OOCalc, KSpread, Gnumeric
Microsoft Access, dBase        LibreOffice Base1, OOBase, Kexi
Microsoft Powerpoint       LibreOffice Impress1, OOImpress, KPresenter, Impressive
Microsoft Project       OpenProj, Planner, Gantt, MOOS Project Viewer
Microsoft Publisher, Quark       Scribus
Microsoft Visio       gliffy, Kivio, LibreOffice Draw1, OODraw, DIA,
              yEd Graph Editor
Notepad, Wordpad        gedit, Kate, KWrite, Geany, XPad, notepadqq, Leafpad,
                Sublime text, Nedit, Atom
Business Card Designer Pro       gLabels
Adobe Acrobat viewer       Evince, Xpdf, Okular, Master PDF Editor
Adobe Acrobat Distiller       CUPS-PDF, LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org
Adobe Acrobat PDF editor       pdfedit, pdftk, pdfjam
Microsoft Money, Quicken       GnuCash, KMyMoney, grisbi, Homebank
Microsoft FrontPage, Dreamweaver       BlueGriffon, KompoZer, Amaya, Bluefish
Autodesk AutoCAD       Bricscad, FreeCAD
Evernote       Everpad, RedNotebook, NixNote, Springseed, Cherrytree,
              TagSpaces
Mealmaster       Gourmet Recipe Manager
ClipboardFusion       Clipman


Internet Applications

Windows Application       Linux Alternatives
Internet Explorer       Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Konqueror, Midori
videoGET       Minitube
Microsoft Outlook       Thunderbird, Kontact, Zimbra Desktop, Evolution
MSN Messenger       Pidgin, aMSN, Kopete, Emesene, Gabber, Psi
Microsoft Netmeeting       Ekiga
eMule       aMule
uTorrent, Azureus       Transmission, Ktorrent, Vuze, Deluge, qBittorrent, uGet
Skype (VoIP)       Skype, Ekiga, Jitsi, Google Hangouts
CuteFTP, WS FTP       FileZilla, KFTPgrabber, FireFTP
mIRC       Xchat, Pidgin, Konversation
UltraVNC, Remote Desktop       rdesktop, NX, TightVNC, x11vnc, SSH, Synergy, Vinagre, Remmina
Forte Agent       Pan

Multimedia Applications

Windows Application       Linux Alternatives
Adobe Photoshop       GIMP, GIMPshop, Krita
Adobe Photoshop Elements       F-Spot, KPhotoAlbum, gThumb, Gwenview, digiKam
Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator       Inkscape, Xara Xtreme
Microsoft Paint       Tux Paint, KolourPaint
Lightroom, Adobe Camera RAW       RawTherapee, darktable, LightZone, Aftershot Pro, UFRaw
Windows Live Photo Gallery       4K Slideshow Maker
ACDSee, Irfanview        XnView, Mirage, gThumb, GQview, Gwenview, Ristretto
               nomacs
3D Studio MAX, Maya       Blender, K-3D, Softimage, Maya
Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere       Kdenlive, Cinellera, Kino, LiVES, AviDemux, PiTiVi
                 OpenShot
TMPGEnc DVD Author, ConvertXtoDVD       DeVeDe, Bombono, Handbrake, 'Q' DVD Author
Videora, DVD Maker       Thin Liquid Film, DVDStyler
Windows Media Player       VLC, Totem, Kaffeine, xine, MPlayer, QMPlay2
                Rhythmbox, Clementine
Winamp, iTunes       Rhythmbox, Amarok, Banshee, Audacious, aTunes, Qmmp
Cubase, CoolEdit, Cakewalk       Ardour, Audacity, Beast, GNUsound, Rosegarden
NoteWorthy Composer       MuseScore, LilyPond
Guitar Pro       TuxGuitar, MuseScore
MP3Tag       EasyTAG, Puddletag

CD/DVD Recording

Windows Application       Linux Alternatives
Nero Burning ROM, Alcohol 120%       Brasero, K3b, X-CD-Roast, Xfburn
UltraISO, PowerISO       ISO Master, AcetoneISO, CDemu
Daemon Tools       CDemu

Server & Networking Applications

Windows Application       Linux Alternatives
Microsoft IIS       Apache, lighttpd, Zope, thttpd, Yaws, nginx
Serv-U FTP Server, Filezilla FTP Server       vsftpd, Pure-FTPd, ProFTPD
File/Printer Sharing       Samba
Microsoft Exchange       Zimbra, Open-Xchange, Citadel
Microsoft Sharepoint       KnowledgeTree, Open-Xchange
Small Business Server       ClearOS, Zentyal, SME Server
NetLimiter       L7-filter, MasterShaper, trickle, Bandwidth Arbitrator
PA Server Monitor       ZenOSS, Nagios, Zabbix, Ncid
Inssider       LinSSID
Norton AntiVirus, McAfee       ClamAV, Avira, AVG, Avast
ZoneAlarm, Sygate Firewall       Firestarter, FireHOL, Guarddog, Gufw, KMyFirewall

Utilities

Windows Application       Linux Alternatives
Norton Partition Magic       Gparted, Qtparted, Parted Magic
Norton Ghost       Clonezilla, Partimage, g4u, dd, Redo Backup, qt4-fsarchiver
                          TimeShift
Winzip, WinRAR, 7-zip       File Roller, Ark, Karchiver, 7-Zip, Xarchiver, B1 Archiver
Capsa Network Analyzer       Wireshark, Ethereal
Bitvise Tunnelier       Gnome SSH Tunnel Manager, HotSSH
FreeFile Sync       FreeFile Sync, rsync, rsnapshot, duplicity, ZBackup, Back In Time
Dragon Naturally Speaking       Simon

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Changes to Source List by Linux Lite Community

Reference (Section Added) -
1 Components of the LibreOffice Suite. (thanks to ohjrson).
Merging of listings.
2 Contains proprietary components. (thanks to avj).

Programs Added -
01/ qBittorrent alternative to uTorrent.
02/ QMPlay2 alternative to wmp (thanks to misko_2083).
03/ LinSSID alternative to Inssider (thanks to N4RPS). Thanks especially to the   
       author/maintainer for his individual help to me.
04/ Redo Backup alternative to Norton Ghost (thanks to rokytnji).
05/ qt4-fsarchiver alternative to Norton Ghost (thanks to rokytnji).
06/ Calligra alternative to Office (thanks to misko_2083).
07/ Midori alternative to IE (thanks to misko_2083).
08/ Minitube alternative to videoGET (thanks to misko_2083).
09/ Nomacs alternative to Irfanview (thanks to misko_2083).
10/ DIA alternative to Visio (thanks to Wirezfree).
11/ FreeFile Sync/FreeFile Sync (thanks to Wirezfree).
12/ Simon alternative to Dragon Naturally Speaking (thanks to Wirezfree).
13/ Pan alternative to Forte Agent.
14/ EasyTAG alternative to MP3Tag.
15/ Puddletag alternative to MP3Tag (thanks to riser).
16/ Geany alternative to Notepad & Wordpad (thanks to riser).
17/ Handbrake alternative to ConvertXtoDVD (thanks to riser).
18/ Xfburn alternative to Nero burning ROM (thanks to gold_finger).
19/ gLabels alternative to Business Card Designer Pro.
20/ FreeCAD alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD (thanks to riser).
21/ Everpad alternative to Evernote (thanks to altman).
22/ XPad alternative to Notepad (thanks to altman).
23/ Ristretto alternative to ACDSee (thanks to riser).
24/ PiTiVi alternative to Windows Movie Maker (thanks to riser).
25/ 7-Zip alternative to WinZip (thanks to riser).
26/ TimeShift alternative to Norton Ghost (thanks to riser).
27/ rsync, rsnapshot, duplicity, zbackup, BackInTime alternatives to FreeFileSynch (thanks to 
      riser).
28/ notepadqq alternative to notepad/wordpad (thanks to altman).
29/ Gourmet Recipe Manager alternative to Mealmaster (thanks to gold_finger).
30/ Jitsi, Google Hangouts alternatives to Skype (thanks to riser).
31/ Sublime Text, LeafPad alternatives to Notepad (thanks to riser).
32/ Vinagre alternative to Remote Desktop (thanks to riser).
33/ OpenShot alternative to Windows Movie Maker (thanks to riser).
34/ Rhythmbox alternative to Windows Media Player (thanks to riser).
35/ Xarchiver alternative to WinZip (thanks to riser).
36/ Cherrytree alternative to Evernote (thanks to ukbrian).
37/ BlueGriffon alternative to Dreamweaver (thanks to N4RPS).
38/ MuseScore alternative to Guitar Pro (thanks to altman).
39/ uGet alternative to uTorrent (thanks to altman).
40/ yEd Graph Editor alternative to Microsoft Visio (thanks to LL-user). 
41/ nedit, Atom alternatives to Notepad, Wordpad (thanks to LL-user).
42/ Master PDF Editor alternative to Adobe Acrobat (thanks to LL-user).
43/ nginx alternative to Microsoft IIS (thanks to LL-user).
44/ WPS Office alternative to MS Office (thanks to altman).
45/ Impressive alternative to MS Powerpoint (thanks to altman).
46/ TagSpaces alternative to Evernote (thanks to altman).
47/ EuroOffice alternative to MS Office (thanks to altman).
49/ Clementine alternative to WMP (thanks to br1anstorm).
50/ NCID alternative to PA Server monitor (thanks to kstuart).
51/ Clipman alternative to ClipboardFusion (thanks to kstuart).
52/ Remmina alternative to UltraVNC (thanks to pedrito).
53/ Qmmp alternative to Winamp (thanks to NN).
54/ B1 Archiver alternative to WinZip, WinRar, et al. (thanks to NN).
55/ DVDStyler alternative to Windows DVD Maker (thanks to NN).
56/ 4k Slideshow Maker alternative to Windows Live Photo Gallery (thanks to NN).
57/ OnlyOffice alternative to Microsoft Office (thanks to NN).
58/ Rawtherapee, Darktable, Lightzone, Aftershot Pro, UFRaw alternatives to
      Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (thanks to robinc).

Removed -
1/ Ubuntu One from Source list as this is now closed.
2/ Strikethrough replaced with Superscript #1 for clarity ( thanks to ohjrson).
3/ merging suggestions (thanks to riser).

Altered Links -
1/ Mirage, changed to Sourceforge link.
2/ trickle, changed to wiki.
3/ dd, changed to wiki.
4/ ClamAV, changed to correct url.

Please add your GUI alternatives, what they are an alternative to, and their link in replies, and I'll add them into the list.
Last Edit: May 21, 2018, 05:24:12 PM by bitsnpcs
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 05:35:55 PM »
 

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 05:52:59 PM »
 

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Thank you Valtam for stickying it and changing the title, also for your help  :)
The most thanks though for making an awesome Linux distro. I just collected my second issue of Linux Format today, it states next months issue will have an article about the best Distro's of 2014.
Last Edit: September 06, 2014, 09:15:32 AM by bitsnpcs
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Re: Useful Links
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 05:57:00 PM »
 

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Ghosting

http://redobackup.org/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qt4-fsarchiver/

Internet cli application/browser

http://www.uzbl.org/

Code: [Select]
$ apt-cache policy uzbl
uzbl:
  Installed: 0.0.0~git.20120514-1.1
  Candidate: 0.0.0~git.20120514-1.1
  Version table:
 *** 0.0.0~git.20120514-1.1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Flash and java work with no special tweaks. My favorite terminal based browser.

Radio streaming in terminal

http://moc.daper.net/

Code: [Select]
$ apt-cache policy moc
moc:
  Installed: 1:2.5.0~beta1+svn20131120-1
  Candidate: 1:2.5.0~beta1+svn20131120-1
  Version table:
 *** 1:2.5.0~beta1+svn20131120-1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

also a favorite of mine. Another is https://cmus.github.io/

Code: [Select]
apt-cache policy cmus
cmus:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.5.0-4build1
  Version table:
     2.5.0-4build1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe i386 Packages

A good file manager I also like is

Code: [Select]
harry@harry-Latitude-XT2:~$ apt-cache policy spacefm
spacefm:
  Installed: 0.9.4-1
  Candidate: 0.9.4-1
  Version table:
     0.9.4-1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe i386 Packages

http://ignorantguru.github.io/spacefm/

I know spacefm is not maintained anymore by ignorant guru but there are some killer plugins for burning isos and other things in it. Plus it is a double paned file manager. It does not take up much space and can run alongside Thunar.

Depends on ones tastes I guess.

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Re: Useful Links
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I just collected my second issue of Linux Format today, it states next months issue will have an article about the best Distro's of 2014.

I hope we make the cut :)
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Re: Useful Links
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Would like a focus on easy to use, simple GUI equivalents, no terminal stuff as our target audience are Windows folk :)
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I just collected my second issue of Linux Format today, it states next months issue will have an article about the best Distro's of 2014.

I hope we make the cut :)

The review score was very high for Linux Lite, I know which one I would vote for  ;)
It is out on the 30th September.
Last Edit: September 06, 2014, 09:15:03 AM by bitsnpcs
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Re: Useful Links
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2014, 02:50:52 AM »
 

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...our target audience are Windows folk :)

You rang? :)

Thanks to bitsnpcs for starting this thread.  As a not-terribly-bright, ex-Windows user, I really appreciate it.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
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For whatever reason the original title was changed back to "Useful Links'. I have changed it back again to ' Linux Replacements for Windows Programs '.
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...our target audience are Windows folk :)

You rang? :)

Thanks to bitsnpcs for starting this thread.  As a not-terribly-bright, ex-Windows user, I really appreciate it.

Glad it is useful. I am in the same position.
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
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For whatever reason the original title was changed back to "Useful Links'. I have changed it back again to ' Linux Replacements for Windows Programs '.

I had not knowingly altered the title. I am unsure why it happened.
I notice today when I quoted and replied to a message it used the old title of that message on my  reply, as the message I quoted had the old title. I have edited my replies in the thread so that all the reply titles match the main one so it doesn't happen if they are quoted by anyone.
It may need doing to any others in the thread that use the old title so if quoted it uses the correct name.
Knowing this now, I realize as I had 2 windows open when adding the first additional links if that window or the first one had the old title as they had been open a while it may have saved it using that title ?
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2014, 04:14:57 PM »
 

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Nice bitsnpcs! This is very usefull for the people switching from MS.
I've started making something like this a while ago, but gave up. :)

Office

Calligra
https://www.calligra.org/
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Web

Midori is a lightweight web browser based on WebKit.
sudo apt-get install midori

Minitube a YouTube player
sudo apt-get install minitube

Usefull

Nomacs image viewer has some advanced features that I like.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nomacs/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt get-install nomacs
sudo apt-get purge nomacs && sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:nomacs/stable

Mintstick. Simple tool to write .img and .iso files to USB sticks. A GUI to write .img or .iso files to a USB Key.
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=752.0

Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.
sudo apt-get install kazam

Indicator Stickynotes is a small app, that allows you to pin stickynotes to your Indicator bar, in order not to forget things.
It has a nice interface and you can lock the notes.
You can make new categories in the settings and then choose different colors (text and background) for each category.
I prefer this one over the default Xfce4-notes.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes
removal
sudo apt-get purge indicator-stickynotes && sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes

Webcam software

Guvcview is a simple GTK+ interface for capturing and viewing video from webcams. It's better than Cheese.
sudo apt-get install guvcview

Cheese is a webcam application that supports image and video capture. It has a countdown timer.
sudo apt-get install cheese

Audio players

Qmmp is a feature-rich audio player with support of many formats. It is written in Qt and it's fast.
It supports Winamp and XMMS skins.
sudo apt-get install qmmp

Clementine is a QT-based music player focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.
 Summary of included features :
  - Search and play your local music library.
  - Listen to internet radio from Last.fm, SomaFM and Magnatune.
  - Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX.
  - Visualisations from projectM.
  - Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC
  - Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music.
  - Download missing album cover art from Last.fm.
  - Native desktop notifications using libnotify.
  - Supports MPRIS, or remote control using the command-line.
  - Remote control using a Wii Remote, MPRIS or the command-line.
  - Copy music to your iPod, iPhone, MTP or mass-storage USB player.
sudo apt-get install clementine

Audacious is a good audio player. It comes with gtk and winamp intrerface (look in the settings).
I haven't uset it much (because I like qmmp) but I think it has a an exelent playlist management.
sudo apt-get install audacious

Media players

QMlay2 and SMPlayer have great performance even on older hardware, but both ot them have great features.

SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats.
SMPlayer can play Youtube videos and it also includes a handy tool which allows to search for Youtube videos SMTube. It also includes skins. It's fast and full of features.
installation
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
removal
sudo apt-get purge smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa/smplayer

QMplay2 is QT-based and has some styles which can be changed to GTK+, Windows, Cleanlooks, CDE, Motif, and Plastique.
This player support almost all videos, music and subtitles.
Also video playback and Internet streams (eg wrzuta, youtube, http, rtsp, rtmp, mms, and more).
It offers several other options Equalizer, Downloader, and YouTube.
To add youtube videos to playlist copy url from the browser then go to QMPlay2 control+u, Direct address>Youtube videos and paste url.
installation
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:samrog131/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qmplay2
removal
sudo apt-get purge qmplay2
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:samrog131/ppa

Kaffeine is a media player for KDE. What makes it different from the others is it's excellent support of digital TV (DVB).
Kaffeine has user-friendly interface, so that even first time users can start immediately playing their movies: from DVD (including DVD menus, titles, chapters, etc.), VCD, or a file.
sudo apt-get install kaffeine
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2014, 05:39:30 PM »
 

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Thank you Misko! I am interested in the Calligra suite, I followed the link but I am unsure what to exactly download to install it in LL and have it work. Could you please point me to the exact file download?

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 06:00:34 PM »
 

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Thank you Misko! I am interested in the Calligra suite, I followed the link but I am unsure what to exactly download to install it in LL and have it work. Could you please point me to the exact file download?

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Version 2.8.1
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sudo apt-get install calligraversion 2.8.5 is avaiable from the kubuntu backports ppa
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install calligra
 


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