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Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives

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

http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprie ... ernatives/

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This is nice
Will make it sticky
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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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Great list. I definitely saw a couple apps I'd like to try.

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Very nice, yes Open Source in some aspects is behind, but hey, its also free. :)

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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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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
~cheers~

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anything to eplace Lotus Notes ?

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