you may want to read this article maybe: http://www.pcmech.com/show/os/917/1
As for your list ...
I don't know what it is that people see in PhotoShop, I find GIMP far better suited to my needs. But then again I am using exclusively Linux since 1996 ... And somehow I survived without PhotoShop
jett wrote:along with games dont work
Did you try Cedega? http://www.transgaming.com
... It even works with some newer titles, speed is OK. I myself have a minimum Windows XP installation somewhere on a partition which I use from time to time for games; I don't use Windows XP for anything else. Besides I am considering to buy a Nintendo Wii
or a Sony PlayStation3
... or both. So gaming on the PC is not that much of a topic if you use consoles anyway ...
I definitely don't think so!
jett wrote:and linux is missing alot of applications
jett wrote:cd/dvd/iso/burning/riping/decrypting/encrypting program
jett wrote:adobe premiere replacement
adobe after affects replacement
It should be noted that some of those tools I mentioned above are available via "apt-get install ...
" or synaptic
; some others need to be downloaded and compiled manually as the writers don't have the time to create packages for all the many Linux distros.
jett wrote:adobe flash replacement
adobe dreamweaver replacement
You should talk to Adobe Inc. and tell them to make native Linux versions of their closed-source commercial applications. However, both applications you mention up there should be able to run via CrossOver
And there is the Flash for Linux
project ... I think they are still too new and haven't got any downloadable package yet. In order to get their software you'd have to use CVS (just follow their instructions): http://f4l.sourceforge.net/
... And here are some nice screenshots: http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=87799
jett wrote:swf3d prelacement
jett wrote:netbeans ide c++
What do you need that one for???? I may be wrong, but I think it is available here: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Text-Editing-Processing/IDEs/NetBeans-IDE-2029.shtml
There are tons of other IDE's in Linux. Eclipse
for example, that can handle most stuff a programmer would need. Maybe you could take a look at this list here?http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Devtools/ides.html
Many if not most of the free development tools that are listed there are available via synaptic
. The commercial closed-source ones have to be purchased and downloaded from their makers' websites, obviously.
... and probably many others I forgot to list ...
jett wrote:a money management program
jett wrote:quicktime player
... just to list the best ... and besides, just to mention that there is a Linux version of RealPlayer
in case you did not know
jett wrote:google earth
HA ha ha ha! Good joke http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
Besides, if you put the right repositories into your /etc/apt/sources.list
, you can easily download GoogleEarth via synaptic
Quod erat demonstrandum!
jett wrote:if im wrong and you guys know replacements for these,
But hey, if you still like Windows XP better, you're of course free to use that (you have a license, right?
). Nobody forces you to use Linux.