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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby jotrago on Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:57 am

There is also a site dedicated to this topic. CHeck out

http://www.osalt.com/
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby JCH2 on Thu May 29, 2014 1:56 pm

jotrago wrote:There is also a site dedicated to this topic. CHeck out

http://www.osalt.com/


Thank you for pointing this out, as I was having trouble finding some central sources. I have dabbled with Linux for a couple of years but only switched fully in the last two months. Unfortunately, I find Osalt to be poorly maintained and woefully out of date in many areas. Are there any other sites like it, either independant or attached to one or more of the distro sites?

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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby steanne on Thu May 29, 2014 8:21 pm

http://alternativeto.net has a filter to limit results by license type.
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A Full List of Proprietary apps and their Linux Alternatives

Postby MacLindroid on Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:02 am

http://www.linuxappfinder.com/alternatives

You can add to this list if you come across an omission as well. :)
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby RobRobinson on Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:25 pm

Wow! Thanks for that link. I have bookmarked it so I can keep going back.
Thanks again.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby darkonc on Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:59 am

ebaut wrote:good topic, but some programs like Abletone, 3D Max, Photoshop, etc. have no similar analogs in linux =(
I wish soon it become wrong :D

3dmax -> blender, k3d, wings3d , etc.
Photoshop -> gimp et al.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby Banzai Beagle on Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:32 am

MagnusB wrote:Still, sadly, technical software are still way behind in open source. Both AutoCAD and MATLAB breaks all competition, for 3D CAD Pro Engineer is the king. Hopefully we will see some improvements in the open source in the near future...

Where can one acquire this king of CAD?
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby sammy66 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:54 am

I am a Linux/Mint newbie but so far love it. What I really miss so far is an application like "Where Is It" or "Advanced Disk Catalog" in Windows world. I am not talking about something like CD/DVD catalogin software. I have 4 internal hdd's with files/appz/images I want to search for at anytime. How to do it in Linux ? Anyone with solution ? Gnome Catalog doesn't seem to work the way I want
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby donalduck on Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:04 pm

sammy66 wrote:I am a Linux/Mint newbie but so far love it. What I really miss so far is an application like "Where Is It" or "Advanced Disk Catalog" in Windows world. I am not talking about something like CD/DVD catalogin software. I have 4 internal hdd's with files/appz/images I want to search for at anytime. How to do it in Linux ? Anyone with solution ? Gnome Catalog doesn't seem to work the way I want


I think you'll find gThumb handy with images.

As a more generic approach, just open the Terminal and learn how to use find command, especially with the -iname option.
There is a lot of advantages working directly with the text terminal, it is worth to learn indeed 8)
And after that, use aliases for your favorite image viewer, and code a little shell script to encaspulate several commands and shorten the text you type...
BTW If you haven't got millions of files on your file system, search on the fly should be very quick.

usual find examples:
Code: Select all
find ~ -size +100k -name "*Search*.jpg" -print
find / -type f -iname "*search*.jpg"  -print 2> /dev/null
man find
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby sergio1234 on Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:58 am

I think there are a lot of programs in Linux replacing the Windows ones. Brackets for HTML/CSS/Javascript is very good for Linux too.
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