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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2014, 10:11:12 PM »
 

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I would like to add the following:
Notepad/wordpad: Geany
Video conversion: Handbrake
MP3 tagging: Puddletag

Most Windows apps can be replaced by similar/better ones on Linux.  The only exception I ran into with a generic app (excluding things like Fidelity brokerage app, etc.) is Quicken.  It is the only app for which I maintain a Windows virtual machine as the 2014 version does not work under Wine, and I have tried all the alternatives.

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2014, 11:11:52 PM »
 

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I would like to add the following:
Notepad/wordpad: Geany
Video conversion: Handbrake
MP3 tagging: Puddletag

Most Windows apps can be replaced by similar/better ones on Linux.  The only exception I ran into with a generic app (excluding things like Fidelity brokerage app, etc.) is Quicken.  It is the only app for which I maintain a Windows virtual machine as the 2014 version does not work under Wine, and I have tried all the alternatives.

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Hello riser,

Thank You for your contributions to the list :) , I am sure they will be helpful for your peers in the community, all have now been added.
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2014, 11:15:25 PM »
 

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Great list, thanks for keeping it updated.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2014, 11:26:00 PM »
 

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Hello Scott(0),

I am glad I was given the opportunity to do the list and to update it as members share their replacements.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2014, 11:56:47 PM »
 

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Great list, thanks for keeping it updated.

I'll second that.  Very nice, Bitsnpcs!

Noticed one obvious choice missing under CD/DVD burning software -- xfburn.  What, you don't like the one that comes standard on LL or something?  Just kidding.  ;)
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2014, 02:13:40 AM »
 

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Noticed one obvious choice missing under CD/DVD burning software -- xfburn.  What, you don't like the one that comes standard on LL or something?  Just kidding.  ;)

Hello gold_finger,

well spotted, it is important for new and existing community members to know there is a burn program included in LL  :)
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2014, 06:54:28 AM »
 

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The only exception I ran into with a generic app (excluding things like Fidelity brokerage app, etc.) is Quicken.  It is the only app for which I maintain a Windows virtual machine as the 2014 version does not work under Wine, and I have tried all the alternatives.

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Hi,
I was a Quicken user for @ 12 years,
I moved to ACE Money(Mechad) in 2009,
Never looked back, and it runs fine in Wine.

Not yet started looking at "Linux" Finance apps.

Dave

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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2014, 11:26:42 AM »
 

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Hello,

I have added a new alternative to the list today, 'gLabels'.
I installed it via the Synaptic package manager. The link is to the main page.

gLabels is a program for making up labels and business cards.
You can make and add your custom QRCode to your labels or cards with what ever information you wish embedded into that, such as website url, email address, phone numbers etc.
It can also do cd and dvd labels.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2014, 11:45:29 AM »
 

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Nice addition, thanks.
 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2015, 07:47:58 PM »
 

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Another addition for AutoCAD replacement should be FreeCAD


Also, I would like to suggest that where there are several Windows apps with identical list of replacement apps, they should be combined into a single line to reduce the length of the list (e.g. MS Access / dBase, uTorrent / Azureus, etc.).


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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2015, 08:35:34 PM »
 

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Hello riser,

I have added in FreeCAD now.
I have merged MS Access/dBase, uTorrent/Azureus, and Wordpad/Notepad.
I have stated your credit for both - replacement software, and also in removed section for merging suggestion.
I have also clicked thanks button for your help to the community  :)
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2015, 09:22:53 PM »
 

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I might also add Everpad on Linux for Win Evernote .
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2015, 12:55:05 PM »
 

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Hello altman,

I have added Everpad now, and stated credit to you.
I have also clicked thanks button for your help to the community  :)

I have also added additional Evernote replacements on Linux, including RedNotebook which is available in Synaptic,. NixNote (formerly known as Nevernote), and Springseed.


 

Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2015, 01:32:27 PM »
 

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Hello altman,

I have added Everpad now, and stated credit to you.
I have also clicked thanks button for your help to the community  :)

I have also added additional Evernote replacements on Linux, including RedNotebook which is available in Synaptic,. NixNote (formerly known as Nevernote), and Springseed.

Lol , hey thanx mate , appreciated .

Nevr touhgt RedNoteBook was available from Synaptic , I installed it trough ppa .
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Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2015, 03:04:16 PM »
 

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Never thought RedNoteBook was available from Synaptic , I installed it through ppa .

Yes it's available from Synaptic. I checked this again to make sure.
Maybe it was not available at the time when you installed the ppa.
 


 

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