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Author Topic: Open source apps for Windows  (Read 4032 times)

rbistolfi

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Open source apps for Windows
« on: May 30, 2007, 08:26:56 pm »

I read a recent topic about the transition from win to linux, and some members of this forum suggested start installing some Open Source Apps on Win to see how the users reacts. I though could be nice to have a thread about nice open source apps that can run in Windows, so we can help to people who wants to do a migration.
I start:
My favourite os app for win is cdrtools frontend, I think is the best burning tool avaible! Bad for me, there is no Linux version.  >:(

http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.net/

And of course, Blender

http://www.blender.org

If you know about anothers, please tell us!
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Re: Open source apps for Windows
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007, 08:36:19 pm »

My favourite os app for win is cdrtools frontend, I think is the best burning tool avaible! Bad for me, there is no Linux version.  >:(
http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.net/
I read about a month ago that it was the next best thing to K3B for Windows, so I gave it a hopeful try, but it won't recognize my laptop's combo DVDRAM/DVDRW/CDRW burner... :(

If you know about anothers, please tell us!
Indeed. I've been using SeaMonkey, OpenOffice.org and Gaim on Windows for years now. The Gimp also works pretty good as a Photoshop replacement.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2007, 08:39:20 pm by Joe1962 »
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Re: Open source apps for Windows
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007, 08:44:39 pm »

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I read about a month ago that it was the next best thing to K3B for Windows, so I gave it a hopeful try, but it won't recognize my laptop's combo DVDRAM/DVDRW/CDRW burner... Sad

hmm, bad luck, it has all kind of advanced options and is user-friendly too, there is no burning job it cant do.
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Re: Open source apps for Windows
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 08:45:51 pm »

Obviously, OpenOffice.org and Firefox. Thunderbird for e-mail. SeaMonkey. Opera isn't open source but it's free as in beer and cross platform. It works the same in Windows and Linux and can even use the same e-mail files and many of the others (address book, notes, bookmarks, to name a few).

The Gimp has a Windows version. So does Scribus. AbiWord has a Windows version. XnView--I'm not sure it's open source. I *think* Inkscape has a Windows version. Audacity.

I haven't used most of these in Windows, just Linux. However, if we're talking about transitions to Linux, switching to these programs under Windows is a help because they are just about the same in Linux.
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Re: Open source apps for Windows
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 10:22:07 pm »

Below is a list of various apps I either use, or have used and been pleased with, on Windows:

Crimson Editor         text editor         open source
SciTE                  text editor         open source
KompoZer               html ide            open source
XnView                 image viewer        free beer
VLC                    media player        open source
foobar2k               audio player        free beer
NASA World Wind        global map viewer   open source
audacity               audio editor        open source
TightVNC               remote control      open source
Opera                  web browser         free beer
Firefox                web browser         open source
Seamonkey              web/mail/etc        open source
PuTTY                  ssh client          open source
VMplayer               virtual machine     free beer
pidgin                 instant messaging   open source
Blackbox for Windows   desktop shell       open source

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Re: Open source apps for Windows
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 10:24:19 pm »

Oops, thanks newtor, I'd forgotten vlc, which really blows everything else away in Windows with regards to playing stuff others fail on. Just needs a bit more ui work, lol.
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Re: Open source apps for Windows
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 06:16:04 am »

Oops, thanks newtor, I'd forgotten vlc, which really blows everything else away in Windows with regards to playing stuff others fail on. Just needs a bit more ui work, lol.

Indeed, WinVLC is one of the best multimedia apps.

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audacity               audio editor        open source

Wow! I didnt know audacity has a win version. We could add Hydrogen, a nice drums app.

http://www.hydrogen-music.org/

I will add a few games, for our guys who likes to play:

FligthGear
Tremulous
Alien Arena 2007

And other from my fav apps for win:

7-zip http://www.7-zip.org/
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Re: Open source apps for Windows
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 06:18:07 am »


I *think* Inkscape has a Windows version. Audacity.

I haven't used most of these in Windows, just Linux. However, if we're talking about transitions to Linux, switching to these programs under Windows is a help because they are just about the same in Linux.
--GrannyGeek

Indeed, Inkscape has a win version, I use it on my job.

EDIT: @newtor: Crimson is my win editor now, thanks!
« Last Edit: May 31, 2007, 07:04:59 am by rbistolfi »
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