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Ug
12th February 2004, 12:04 PM
http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/table.shtml has a table of equivalent software to that available in Windows. Its a very extensive list covering nearly every type of software you can think of, and should certainly help if you've recently migrated from Windows.

mhelios
12th February 2004, 12:52 PM
Tables like this are a great resource for newcomers to "realise" that there indeed is just as many quality (err better IMO!) software products as there is in the windows world. And you don't have to sell you left leg to get them either! :p
The more uptake on these quality open source offerings, the better it will be as more companies support them and eventually better support for various platforms and faster development...etc. It's a continual cycle in the way business works.

Ug
12th February 2004, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by mhelios
Tables like this are a great resource for newcomers to "realise" that there indeed is just as many quality (err better IMO!) software products as there is in the windows world.
GIMP to me is the best example of this. Its a mind blowingly amazing program when compaed to the Adobe Photoshop series and won't cost you 300.

mhelios
12th February 2004, 05:13 PM
While we're on the topic of linux equivalences to windows, here's a short summary of the equivalences for various aspects of the Windows OS versus the Linux OS (filesystem layout, command line shell, software installation etc.)

http://www.cyber.com.au/users/mikem/training/lna4/notes/html/frameset.html

Bana
19th February 2004, 06:07 AM
Wow, two awesome links although the first isn't loading at the moment for some reason (but I can imagine how cool it is :) Here is a cool website with many free linux books: here (http://www.linux.org/docs/online_books.html)
I felt I needed to share :)

mhelios
19th February 2004, 09:23 AM
Great, thanks for that link Bana. :) Can't so no to free books eh! There's some good reading there too:
ESR's Cathedral and Bazaar and The Art of Unix Programming are two interesting reads; I own them in hardcopy, but free is even better!
I've been wanting to look at LFS for a while now, might take the opportunity some day soon.

MiNoS
20th February 2004, 10:20 AM
I don't know if anyone already posted this link, but a lot of help, information and how-to can be found on http://www.fedoranews.org/

mhelios
20th February 2004, 01:00 PM
Thanks, MiNos, we've already got that link in the main page. If you have any good Fedora Links, please post them to the Links forum.

Ug
20th February 2004, 01:06 PM
FedoraNEWS.org seems to be most peoples bible. ;)

mhelios
20th February 2004, 01:32 PM
Yes, I agree. Many great tutorials there. I've a tutorial I wrote there too I might mention:
http://fedoranews.org/contributors/matt_hansen/nautilus/

:)

Ug
23rd February 2004, 11:08 PM
One does not feel surprised.

Ug
22nd June 2004, 08:54 AM
*bumps the thread*