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Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

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open source!!! yea!!....?? uhh umm... attack page bro. :roll:

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mickmick wrote:...
Except above mentioned CD/DVD catalogizer - cdcat I have found this sw which seems to be cool also, give it a try :)
gwhere it is also in repo so install it by Synaptic 8)
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Does anyone know if there's a Linux alternative for a Windows .NET based program called StaxRip? Don't recommend running it in WINE either. I prefer natively running apps.

http://staxmedia.sourceforge.net/

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Thanks, I was aware of Handbrake but it is no longer supported with current versions of Gnome.

The command line stuff isn't comparable to StaxRip. StaxRip is basically the GUI for all of the command line. It uses command line driven apps such as BeSweet, eac3to, x264, DGIndex, MKVtoolnix, AviSynth, VirtualDubMod, etc but provides a quick and easy GUI interface. Even a person with zero media encoding experience can use StaxRip. I think if someone could make such a thing for Linux it would be quite an app to have.

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And what about Openshot?
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Elisa wrote:And what about Openshot?
Hmmm, I'll check that out and give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Just a short notice who use p7zip for creating 7z and in the same time aren't on gnome & nautilus: I've wrote a short mini how-to for creating/testing 7z archives on KDE desktop => http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/255
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Thank you for presenting this. As a complete newbie this list is invaluable for my progression onto Linux. Great.

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I'd like to suggest a great website which I've used to find some great alternatives to proprietary apps.
They're not all Linux based, but many are.
Since i discovered this site, i can't live without it.

http://alternativeto.net

Just search for the app you want to replace, and it will offer you a bunch of alternatives.

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Good find, Elisa :D

Bookmarked and added to the list.
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I think the Mp3tag sw for Window$ is not proprietary but just I've found a cool Linux alternative to that - Puddletag -> http://puddletag.sourceforge.net

Give it a try :wink:
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qbicdesign wrote:I'd like to suggest a great website which I've used to find some great alternatives to proprietary apps.
They're not all Linux based, but many are.
Since i discovered this site, i can't live without it.

http://alternativeto.net

Just search for the app you want to replace, and it will offer you a bunch of alternatives.
saved my life ...............

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This is a useful list, especially for those still using Windows apps. However, the list is almost 3 years old now and could stand a revision.

The article uses the term "open source" to describe free software, and uses the word "free" in the context of "no cost", a common mistake. Open source is not necessarily free software, and "free" software is not necessarily free in terms of cost! Free software comes under the jurisdiction of the GPL and its derivatives, and therefore is subject to the copyleft provisions of the GPL. Open source software may or may not be covered under the GPL and therefore is not necessarily "Free" software. This might be seen as nitpicking, but these terms have important legal definitions in the world of GNU/Linux. Other terms have been suggested and used to describe non-proproetray software, many of them ambiguous and confusing, and even contradictory.

Richard Stallman, author of the General Public License and its derivatives, specifies the use of the term "Free software" to describe software which comes under the GPL and can therefore be copied, modified, installed and distributed without restriction provided the GPL documentation remains attached to the software. 8)

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

http://proc.linux.cz/ekvivalenty.html - more detailed but it's in Czech [use google translator if needed]
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FINALLY! This post tells me what to download if i cant get the windows version. GREAT PIECE OF ADVICE!

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http://shengchieh.50webs.com/tuxslinks.html

this list is a bit dated :(

But, still has lots of usefull stuff in there :D
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Wow ... it has been over three years since I started this thread :mrgreen:

It's also been almost as long since I came to visit.

Decided to get back into Linux Mint 11 main edition 32bit and I'm really like it ... installed it last night.

I wanted to replace my windows 7 on my HDTV pc with Mint but ran into a snag trying to play Blu-Ray disks.

From what I've read you need to get MAKEMKV and then rip to hdd or stream to a player like VLC.
http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224

Is there another easier way?

Sounds like more trouble than it's worth so I left windows 7 on the TV pc and started playing with Mint 11 on and other and here I am

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