Journal of computing related issues for Web Authoring, and general topics using Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Linux Windows Equivalent Programs

There are some key applications I use in my Windows system that will need to be matched with Linux equivalent. Here is the results of my studies to date, note I am only listing programs of interest to me.

Common - versions for both Linux and Windows
  1. OpenOffice (Opensource Office Suite - so good I did not install MS Office on new PC)
  2. Picasa photo viewer and entry editor
  3. Firefox web browser
  4. GIMP - Photoshop type program - currently getting to grips with this
Web based available to both Linux and Windows
  1. Googlemail
  2. Google "Office"
Windows - Linux equivalent
  1. NotepadPro editor and HTML builder
    -> KATE as editor QUANTA PLUS as HTML builder

  2. Photoshop Elements (mainly used to catalogue my photos currently 16,000+)
    -> F-Spot Great news is that if you save Tag information to file in PSE then when you Import into F-Spot the Tag information is automatically loaded.

Applications still to be resolved

This does not mean that there is none, just I have not either found them or decided yet

  1. SERIF PagePlus - Publisher application
  2. SERIF WEBPlus - High function web developer
  3. SERIF MOVIEPlus - High function but complicated movie editor
  4. PDA synchroniser
  5. Mediaplayer
  6. CD/DVD writer
  7. FTP
  8. DivX MP4 support

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