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    Suggestions for Linux apps

    Given that I'm now playing with Ubuntu I'm giving some serious consideration to trying my hand at replacing my existing WinXP apps with Linux based versions. The only problem is I've no idea where to start so I thought I'd open up the floor to suggestions.

    Right now my core apps are:

    - Ultra Edit Studio 6
    - MS Outlook
    - Dreamweaver & TopStyle
    - MS OneNote
    - CuteFTP Pro
    - ExamDiff Pro
    - Various win32 unzip/rar, etc.. utils
    - Nero Burning ROM

    Everything else I use like VNC, firefox, etc... is already supported so it's really suggested close matches that would be a big help.

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    Re: Suggestions for Linux apps

    Well outlook you could use Evolution for. I recently made the switch from outlook to evolution.

    CuteFTP you could use gftp.

    Unzipping and unraring, well apt-get install unzip unrar and then the built in archive manager will work with those filetypes too.

    K3B would possibly be able to replace nero.

    Some of the other stuff i'm not so sure about but there'll be alternatives or you could try to use wine to get them to work.

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    Re: Suggestions for Linux apps

    There is no good equivalent to Dreamweaver which is one thing stopping alot of businesses changing to linux

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    Re: Suggestions for Linux apps

    This site has a good selection of Open Source alternative (not necessarily linux) applications:
    http://www.osalt.com/

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    Re: Suggestions for Linux apps

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    This site has a good selection of Open Source alternative (not necessarily linux) applications:
    http://www.osalt.com/
    You are a lifesaver... the aptana app looks to be a keeper too as Ajax is next on my list.

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