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Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby yamawho on Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:50 pm

Got this from another forum. A nice list to keep handy.

http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprie ... ernatives/
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:36 am

This is nice
Will make it sticky
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Reclaimer on Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:19 pm

Wow. lots of great apps, i like how they translate what the windows app does vs. the Open Source one. Thanks.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby MagnusB on Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:18 am

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...
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Lantesh on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:55 pm

Great list. I definitely saw a couple apps I'd like to try.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Nomad on Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:07 pm

Very nice, yes Open Source in some aspects is behind, but hey, its also free. :)
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Mapleblack on Mon May 12, 2008 12:25 pm

There are so many alternatives, I think it's hard to pick the 'best' alternative for a commercial program but it's a good list anyways.

For people who haven't bookmarked this one, do so :)
[Opensource Alternative] http://www.osalt.com
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Phosgene on Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:03 am

Very nice links in this thread. Don't forget The Linux Alternative Project, found at http://www.linuxalt.com/ this is essentially the same sort of thing as what you've seen above; Linux alternatives to popular windows software. It needs to grow, so your reviews and additions are very useful.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby brumdron on Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:11 am

I'm still missing good, free Linux music sequencing software. CubaseSX to ...?
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby dnmint on Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:44 pm

Looked at Turbocash site- equivalent on MS Money, the list says.
But most of thelinks are returning error 404.
Also the system requirements list Windows only. Wil it work on Mint?
Any nother OSS alternatives like Ace Money etc. I need for just personal accounting.
Thanks
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby ronnoc on Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:36 pm

dnmint wrote:Looked at Turbocash site- equivalent on MS Money, the list says.
But most of thelinks are returning error 404.
Also the system requirements list Windows only. Wil it work on Mint?
Any nother OSS alternatives like Ace Money etc. I need for just personal accounting.
Thanks


Try GFP, GnuCash, jGnash, or KMyMoney. Personally, as a former quicken user I just started using the KMyMoney (Which is only relevant to you if you are running a Mint KDE CE version... but I hear the others are fine as well).

There are also online financial applications (OS indifferent) making inroads quickly. Personally, I just don't like the idea of my financial data being held out there in the ether... but that's just me. Here is a link of several online financial options:
http://financialsoft.about.com/od/morefinancialsoftware/tp/Online_Software_List.htm

Finally, here is the argument for why some claim that online financial solutions are actually better than their fat-client counterparts (which admittedly I found somewhat interesting):
http://financialsoft.about.com/od/onlinesoftware/ss/OnlineSoftSecur.htm

I'm sure I'm not the only one this has happened to, but I discovered one of the online financial solutions accidentally by inadvertently just typing "Mint" in Firefox's address bar :? (http://www.mint.com - of course I meant to be typing http://www.linuxmint.com)

As a final note on this topic, my friend recently switched to Mint but simply could not (read: too lazy to) learn a new financial application, so I set up his Peachtree 2003 system on Wine and it runs perfectly fine.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby xnostradamusx on Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:35 pm

nice list it will be helpful for my known people who i suggest to migrate from linux and how they can still enjoy what theyre doing with their windows softwares without worries
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby mark.baas on Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:32 am

I would say Intipunku as an open source alternative for Picasa and iPhoto

You can download it at: intipunku.berlios.de
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby jeverettk on Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:47 pm

brumdron wrote:I'm still missing good, free Linux music sequencing software. CubaseSX to ...?

Have you sniffed around over at Rosegarden?
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby khelben1979 on Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:02 pm

Interesting list!
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby shane on Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:45 pm

OpenLaszlo really caught my eye... Looks like you can do some neat stuff with that... no Linux specific download link tho... makes you wonder how well it will work...
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby ebaut on Sun May 31, 2009 4:44 pm

good topic, but some programs like Abletone, 3D Max, Photoshop, etc. have no similar analogs in linux =(
I wish soon it become wrong :D
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Ozz on Sun May 31, 2009 4:57 pm

Looked at Turbocash site- equivalent on MS Money, the list says.
But most of thelinks are returning error 404.
Also the system requirements list Windows only. Wil it work on Mint?
Any nother OSS alternatives like Ace Money etc. I need for just personal accounting.
Thanks


I would like to recommend the Homebank program which is simple and efficient and allows you to keep track of your fiance (sorry a revealing typo) finance.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby DGMurdockIII on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:32 pm

Linux App Finder's mission is to catalog useful GNU/Linux programs and provide a great resource to discover new apps.
http://linuxappfinder.com/
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby DrHu on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:43 pm

dnmint wrote:Looked at Turbocash site- equivalent on MS Money, the list says.
But most of thelinks are returning error 404. Wil it work on Mint?
Any nother OSS alternatives like Ace Money etc. I need for just personal accounting.

Check the names if you get a 404 message, links often die off, because a page just doen't update any changes..
http://www.turbocashuk.com/
I need for just personal accounting
There is also the big two, gnucash(Gnome), or kmymoney (kde), or maybe homebank
http://homebank.free.fr/
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