Alternative to Window 7.
Linux is one of the most popular alternatives to the Microsoft operating system.Some of the popular Linux operating system distributions for home users are Fedora and Ubuntu. It’s got all the applications you need – a web browser, word processor, presentation software, instant messaging, and much more.
OpenOffice provides a great alternative to existing commercial office suites. It comes with word processor, spreadsheet, presentation , drawing and graphing tool , tool for creating equations and formulae (Math) and finally a database tool which also build reports and forms. All components are multi-platform and multilingual. Development is sponsored by Sun Microsystems.
Alternative to Adobe Photoshop
If you feel at home in Photoshop, but need an open source alternative – Gimp is the way to go.Among its features you find: powerful painting tools, layers and channels support, multiple undo/redo, editable text layers. Gimp as a plug-in architecture and a scripting engine that allow easy extension of it’s functionality. More than a 100 plug-ins and scripts are already available. Also Gimp imports files from Photoshop (psd) and can also read scalable vector graphics (svg) files.
Alternative for Microsoft Outlook
This full-featured open source email client provides an excellent open source alternative to all commercial email clients.
5. VLC media player 1.0
Alternative for Windows Media Player
VLC media player – originally named VideoLAN Client – is a flexible media player available for virtually any operating system including portal/handheld computers. VLC plays all of the common media formats both video and audio – and plays you DVDs and todays popular DivX and MPEG4 movies.
Alternative for NERO
Brasero is a application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.
Alternative to Windows Movie Maker
Offers much more functionality than Windows Movie Maker. Open source, cross platform media playback, encoding, visual effects and editing digital content creation tools. .
Alternative to AUTOCAD
It is a complete replacement for AutoCAD. For any practical purpose, it implements all major features of AutoCAD in such a way that experienced AutoCAD users do not need additional training to start working with LinuxCAD.
Linux users who are new to CAD will find Users Manual an easy way to learn the CAD trade. There is so much similarity between LinuxCAD and AutoCAD, that while learning LinuxCAD, you will simultaneously learn AutoCAD.
Alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver
Quanta Plus’s features include multi-document interface, WYSIWYG editing and templates. Among the advanced features your will find team development, plug-in support and a PHP debugger. The objective of the team behind Quanta Plus is simply to developer the best tool for web development.
Alternative to AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.
Supported chat networks:
- Google Talk