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are there any alternatives to these microsfot programs?

Postby jett on Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:36 pm

photoshop is one of the main reasons i dont switch to linux entirely.
along with games dont work and linux is missing alot of applications
cd/dvd/iso/burning/riping/decrypting/encrypting program
adobe premiere replacement
adobe after affects replacement
adobe flash replacement
adobe dreamweaver replacement
swf3d prelacement
netbeans ide c++
utorrent
a money management program
quicktime player
real player
google earth
if im wrong and you guys know replacements for these,
please let me know.
thanks
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Postby techne on Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:29 pm

I can offer Linux equivalents for a few of the Windows programs that you mention. The Linux equivalent follows the Windows program.

cd/dvd/iso/burning/riping/decrypting/encrypting program

K3b

a money management program

Gnucash

If you only want to view Quicktime movies and Real media formats, then I believe a Linux equivalent exist for those:
Mplayer (included in Mint Bea)

In terms of Photoshop, what do you do with the software? If you only edit photographs, then The GIMP is a very able equivalent to Photoshop. As far as I know, it handles Photoshop plug-ins too. However, the GIMP does not have anything like Photoshop's Web image creation adjunct program (ImageReady).

Also, I just found my bookmark for the Web page on Linux equivalents:

http://www.linux.ie/newusers/alternatives.php

That page also links to another site that focuses on artistic/graphic uses of Linux:

http://www.linuxartist.org/
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Re: are there any alternatives to these microsfot programs?

Postby scorp123 on Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:51 am

Hi,

you may want to read this article maybe: http://www.pcmech.com/show/os/917/1

As for your list ...

jett wrote:photoshop
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 :lol:

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 ...

jett wrote:and linux is missing alot of applications
I definitely don't think so! :lol:

jett wrote:cd/dvd/iso/burning/riping/decrypting/encrypting program
k3b

jett wrote:adobe premiere replacement
adobe after affects replacement
Jashaka, http://www.jahshaka.org/
kino, http://www.kinodv.org/
CinePaint, http://www.cinepaint.org/
Cinelerra, http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php3

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: http://www.codeweavers.com/
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
What's that??

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.


jett wrote:utorrent
ktorrent
azureus
bittornado-gui

... and probably many others I forgot to list ...

jett wrote:a money management program
gnucash

jett wrote:quicktime player
real player
mplayer
vlc
xine
... just to list the best ... and besides, just to mention that there is a Linux version of RealPlayer in case you did not know :lol:

jett wrote:google earth
HA ha ha ha! Good joke :lol:
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

jett wrote:if im wrong and you guys know replacements for these,
Quod erat demonstrandum! :lol:

But hey, if you still like Windows XP better, you're of course free to use that (you have a license, right? :D ). Nobody forces you to use Linux.

Regards,
Scorp123
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Postby AlsaPhil on Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:04 am

Hi scorp!

You're absolutely right :D
But thanks God, some million people will always stay on the M$ highway... otherwise we would be obliged to find a lobotomy software running under Linux... and that would be much more difficult!!! :twisted:
Had a very big desire to troll... I sincerely apologize for this... I swear, usually I am not a bad boy :lol: :lol: :lol:
But seriously, is it so complicated to accept - sometimes - that things are done to be learned and that it is better to have some reflection before acting :?:
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Postby scorp123 on Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:27 am

FrenchyPhil wrote:You're absolutely right :D
Merci beaucoup mon ami!

FrenchyPhil wrote:Had a very big desire to troll...
Yes, me too. :lol:

Regards!

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Postby rlozano on Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:29 am

if you keep looking back to things you are doing and things you are using in M$, then you'll never give yourself a chance of moving forward and exploring new things out there. why? coz at the end of each day, you'll end up whining. :D

so, my humble suggestion is, if you really desire, and your heart desires to move on and leave M$ behind, then by all means, you will find what you need and what you're looking for..... ;-)................... even better....
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Postby 900i on Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:17 am

You "yunguns" won't have seen this old site before methinks.

http://microsoft.toddverbeek.com/
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swf3d

Postby jett on Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:34 am

swtf3d allows you to import 3ds max, 3d images into swf to view online.
yeah i dont there is an alternative for this one.
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Re: swf3d

Postby scorp123 on Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:39 am

jett wrote:swtf3d allows you to import 3ds max, 3d images into swf to view online.
Like someone really uses this?? :roll:

However, on Linux you can record anything on your desktop into a SWF file. In other words: If you can display it somehow on your screen, you can also record that into a SWF file. That's pretty much the functionality you describe, except that this comprises the entire desktop (single windows possible too if you know how ... but I am not going to waste my time explaining that to you now ... ) and not a specific file format:
http://wolphination.com/linux/2006/06/3 ... r-desktop/
http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/09/18/1349218
http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/vnc2swf/

There is even a dedicated program, "ScreenKast":
http://sourceforge.net/projects/screenkast

And before you ask:

Free 3D rendering software for Linux:

http://www.3delight.com/
http://www.blender.org/


Commercial 3D rendering software for Linux:

AutoDesk Maya
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/in ... id=7635167


jett wrote:yeah i dont there is an alternative for this one.
As I see it you just come here again and again to complain again and again why you can't use Linux and why Windows is "better" and you keep asking for alternatives of software you probably aren't even using yourself. 3DS Max ... tssss, give me a break! That piece of software alone costs way over $3000. You're not gonna tell me that you have a legal license for that one?? Same for some of the other apps on your list. You're just trolling around I guess?

And besides it would help if you wrote complete sentences in proper English and not spam the forum with your half-sentences. Can you focus on that? :lol:

Ciao,

Scorp123


[ EDIT --- added screenkast to the links above ... ]
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yeah i can

Postby jett on Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:57 pm

here is my perfect lol english and sentence.... you like it?
to bad, anyways yeah thanks alot for helping me. i guess
im not compaining idiot. im getting input so i can post on my personal site. so others can also be informed. now go crawl up in a corner and cry yourself to sleep. =)
have a nice day!

P.S. if you dont want to reply to my questions then dont and dont tell me what to do.

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Re: yeah i can

Postby scorp123 on Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:09 am

jett wrote:here is my perfect lol english and sentence.... you like it?

Yeah much better :lol:

jett wrote:now go crawl up in a corner and cry yourself to sleep. =)
have a nice day!

As a matter of fact I am really close to crying. :? It's 5:00 in the morning here and it's the second night I can't sleep anymore. I got paged around 3:00 for some really stupid customer issue ... Oh man. :lol:

What's the URL of your site anyway, now that you mentioned it?
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sorry

Postby jett on Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:13 am

im sorry for my last post. i got a little out of control. i havent created the site yet but i am ordering the domains right now. os-life.com
everything about open source technology. who do you work for?
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Re: sorry

Postby scorp123 on Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:40 am

jett wrote:im sorry for my last post. i got a little out of control.

Hey, no problem ... same here, BTW. I apologize for my arrogance towards you ... I am really a nice person if I get enough sleep. Or else just keep the coffee flowing and coffeine levels high ... not too high though :lol:

jett wrote:who do you work for?

I probably shouldn't mention them here ... They'd kill me if they saw that I provide "free support" here :lol: ... even during my "working hours" :lol:

Nontheless I can't sleep now. :?

Oh well ... the Internet is big, and there are many things to try out and to see :lol:

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jett

Postby jett on Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:16 am

do you use irc? last time i was in there no one else was there, but i would start going there again if other people were also interested?
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Re: jett

Postby scorp123 on Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:20 am

jett wrote:do you use irc? last time i was in there no one else was there, but i would start going there again if other people were also interested?

Yes, I'm in there from time to time. But you are right, most of the time the channel is empty ...

BTW, as for finding alternatives, check out this page: http://www.linuxeq.com/
Someone (I forgot who, sorry) posted that link here in another thread in the forum.
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thanks

Postby jett on Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:56 am

great thanks man!!!
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p2p

Postby jett on Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:10 am

does anyone know if there is a program that connects to the mp2p network for linux?
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Re: p2p

Postby scorp123 on Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:52 am

jett wrote:does anyone know if there is a program that connects to the mp2p network for linux?


http://lt.k1011.nutime.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2517#2517
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Postby stafio on Tue May 01, 2007 8:58 pm

Osalt is another good site with (only) open source alternatives to commercial software. This site covers Mac OS and Windows as well, but a good number of the programs are available for Linux.
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