Ken Guest wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 01:57:42PM +0000, John Madden wrote:
>> > Well, there's already a list of alternative software on linux.ie
> > (http://www.linux.ie/newusers/alternatives.php) which I would
> > consider to be a valuable resource. A lot of viruses etc. that
> > affect Windows do so through the user tools, mainly IE and LookOut.
> > So, replacing these with a more secure alternative would obviously
> > be in the user's interest (presuming they want security over
> > software they're accustomed to).
>>> Keeping that in mind, are there any other packages or projects that
> we should see on that page to show people that although an exact
> match of what they use on Windows might not be available, there is a
> very close match to the software they use which might even be more
> suitable to their needs.
Looking through the existing pages I've come up with a few comments and
some additions! I've posted it to list rather than to Ken to see if
I'll jog anyone else into coming up with anything?
Any chance of moving the Censorware/Web Page filtering from the top of
the page? I doubt it is the most popular reason for visiting the page
think it starts things on a bad footing. Perhaps do a bit of
re-ordering on the
whole page? It seems to have grown organically and is now quite jumbled up.
Am I correct in thinking Evolution + the now free Exchange Connector
provides a working exchange client solution to replace Outlook?
It appears Galeon is close to dead in the browser wars, remove it?
imho K3b murders everything else on Linux and probably beats most
commercial offerings as well. Mention it first? and also
Is Ogle really still the best DVD player for Linux?
Captures, composites and edits audio and video.
Recommends a very powerful system (dual 2.4GHz Opteron w/4GB RAM)
It might also be worth flagging on that page the programs people can run
natively under Windows to see if they will suit them? In what follows
intended as additions to the existing list), projects preceded by a * have
Windows builds, if I put it in brackets then the (official anyway)
is not complete.
The new stand alone email client from the Mozilla Project
Broadly similar features to kmail.
The new stand alone web browser from the Mozilla Project
The most popular browser on Linux
Web page Editors:
Known to produce very clean html when used carefully/sparingly!
An easy web page editor/creator built into the Mozilla suite
A project developing on the Mozilla Composer code
Powerful standalone web page editing program.
DVD Players / Change to Media Players?
Some mention should probably be made of the legal issues.
The Videolan project includes both a player and network streamer
Can play most popular/common audio and video formats
Straight forward and powerful video player
It is usually possible to configure MPlayer to play any video format
Includes mencoder for converting video formats.
Virtually a clone of winamp
Simple but useful audio editor
Record, edit and mix multi-track audio
Use (some) vst plugins under Linux
DV Video Editor, provides support for firewire video cameras
Converts video from virtually any format to most formats
Prepare DVD Video discs (including menus etc.)
Terminal Server and Remote Access
A Free implementation of NX
IDE built with java and using plugins to support many features.
Basis for PalmSource's own Developers Suite
Instant Messaging Clients
The most popular Instant Messaging client for Linux
Supports all the most popular networks in one client.
Peer to Peer Clients
Supports a number of peer to peer searching and downloading methods
Can be used by a wide number of front-ends
supports creating, formatting, moving and resizing all common
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