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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby DrHu on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:50 pm

shane wrote: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...

http://www.openlaszlo.org/download
http://www.openlaszlo.org/lps4.4/docs/i ... tions.html
--whole list of installs
http://www.openlaszlo.org/lps4.4/docs/i ... .html#unix
install instructions Linux..
A flash like competitor..
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby DrHu on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:58 pm

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...

Hopefully we will see some improvements in the open source in the near future...
Matlab is available on Linux
http://www.mathworks.com/products/matla ... ments.html
3D CAD Pro Engineer seems to be available on Linux: their site is down at the moment..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro/ENGINEER
http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/23681
http://www.ann.jussieu.fr/~gostaf/WildfireLinux/

There is also a fair amount of cad software for Linux, but if you need autocad specifically, then outa luck
3D cad Linux..
http://engineering-services.globalspec. ... _linux_cad

http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
http://lx-viewer.sourceforge.net/
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html
a lot of them can use or deal with autocad files..
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby zaq2wsx5tgb on Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:22 am

Thanks for the info, I knew about some of them, but not all.

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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby rich_roast on Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:08 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


I have a feeling I'll be corrected but I always thought blender was analogous to 3ds Max. I'm pretty sure that GIMP is similar, in some respects, to Photoshop.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby gcampton on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:09 am

rich_roast wrote:
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


I have a feeling I'll be corrected but I always thought blender was analogous to 3ds Max. I'm pretty sure that GIMP is similar, in some respects, to Photoshop.


Seconded, although I can only vouch for gimp, I use both gimp and photoshop and I can enter photshop, stick bob geldofs head on terminators body, place him in a fiery building, add all the neccessary reflections / singed parts, making it look completely realistic, and then enter Gimp and do the exact same thing... I do not understand why people say that gimp isn't capable of doing anything except very basic photo editing.... What is it exactly these people are trying to accomplish? or are they just to lazy to work around and learn gimp?
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby lagagnon on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:27 am

gcampton wrote: What is it exactly these people are trying to accomplish? or are they just to lazy to work around and learn gimp?


The latter for sure.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby rahul on Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:47 am

what a sex list man gr8 post :D
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Bit Mad on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:26 am

I didn't look too closely at all that, but I think it would be handy do provide such a list where the OS alternative is available in Windows as well as Linux, for users to get used to the open alternatives before switching.

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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby loveding on Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:57 am

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

Postby Farinos on Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:50 pm

Nice one!!! I am impressed. This is how it should be :) If someone uses Windows and really...really wanna turn his back on microsoft, this is a good reference for this!
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby lwhistler on Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:03 pm

Video editing on Linux is still far behind Windows Movie Maker and Apple iMovie. Everything listed below is a pain in the ass. Kdenlive is the best of the bad, but it has a long way to go. Installing and using these programs is a nightmare.



Linux needs a "GIMP" of video editing.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby dnmint on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:58 pm

Anything to eplace Lotus Notes ?
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby rich_roast on Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:56 pm

dnmint wrote:Anything to replace Lotus Notes ?


I believe Lotus Notes is available for Linux. I don't know about a floss replacement although I suspect that a combination of applications would effectively replace the IBM application's functionality if not compatibility with other Lotus Notes clients. Others will have more expertise.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Aevum on Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:09 pm

Just saw this list now, great link! Really..
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Trustnobody13 on Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:42 am

Great list of Open Source Apps,Thanks.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby bradthewanderer on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:50 am

Clonezilla is also a great free bit of software. It allows users to make a backup image of one's hard drive, its great to use when you have foobar'ed your computer. It can be used in Windows or Linux.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

Postby Detective RooTz on Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:23 am

That's a pretty nice find you have there. Thanks.
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby BopNiblets on Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:12 pm

A Paint.NET clone for Linux should be in there, Pinta, is in early development but looks promising :)
http://pinta-project.com
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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby DGMurdockIII on Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:10 pm

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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Postby CBR_Rob on Sat May 01, 2010 8:02 pm

DrHu wrote:
There is also a fair amount of cad software for Linux, but if you need autocad specifically, then outa luck
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Good cad software just needs to be easy to use. Have a way to snap to points, ability to work with blocks and external references, basic commands, easy command entering interface I have yet to come across one that will allow command line entering only toolbars, and since AutoCAD has such a big base it needs to be able to work with dwg's. So far all the open source cad software I have tried falls way short of the mark. I am trying Qcad right now and it also looks like it is going to miss the mark.
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