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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:02 am 
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I would like to find Linux alternative programs for the ones I currently use in Windows.

I have found some, but I'm unsure about the rest. Did I locate the best replacements?

Here is what I have so far:

Windows Programs [LINUX Version or Alternative Program(s)]

Mozilla SeaMonkey [Mozilla SeaMonkey]
Mozilla FireFox [Mozilla FireFox]
FreeAVG [FreeAVG]
Malwarebytes Anti Malware [?]
Spybot S&D [?]
CCleaner [BleachBit]
Avast [?]
Belarc Advisor [?]
unhide [?]
Daemon Tools Lite [?]
Calculator / Paint [in Distro]
Notepad / Wordpad [in Distro]
Solitaire /Games [in Distro]
Opera [Opera]
LEGO Digital Designer [LDD?, LCDad, LDRAW]
WinAmp [Audacious]
VLC mediaplayer [VLC mediaplayer]
Voobys [?]
Sothink Movie DVD Maker [?]
Java [Java?]
Realplayer [Realplayer?]
Quicktime [Quicktime?]
Shockwave [Shockwave?]
WinFF [?]
Microsoft Silverlight [Moonlight / Pipelight]
Adobe Reader XI [Adobe Rader XI?]
Flashplayer [Flashplayer?]
K-lite Codec Pack [?]
Handbrake [HandBrake]
Avatar Sizer [?]
WinZip [PeaZip, Penzip?]
WinRAR [File Roller?]
Pixel Toolbox [?]
Creative Software ZenXtra MP3 Player [Gnomad?]
Kodak Easyshare Digital Camera [?]
AoA Audio Extractor [?]
Panzera Programs [Use WINE?]
AVGO Free Dailymotion DLer [?]
Slice Audio File Splitter [?]
Boxoft Flac to MP3 freeware [?]
HJ-Split [HJ-Split]
Haali Media Splitter [?]
Free DVD ISO Burner [?]
BurnAware Free [?]
Medieval Cue Splitter [?]


Am I on the right track? Are the alternatives I found the best? What about the ones I didn't find [ ? ]?

Once I locate the proper programs, I can rid myself of Windows. lol :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:08 am 
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Its a big list to go through, but bear in mind linux is not windows so you won't need anti malware, antivirus may be, but again pretty useless - I have never had malware or a virus on my linux machines or any macbook. If you do require an anti virus, I recommend ClamAV.. Avoid Bleachbit, it has great potential for hosing your system. 7Zip does most zip functions and works with rar files..

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:51 pm 
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This is just a list of programs I use often, or semi-often.

Any Linux version would make my switch much more easier. If Linux has some of this preinstalled, let me know. What names do those programs have?


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