Ubuntu Equivalent Programs

Ubuntu Equivalent Programs - Oneiric User Days

Introduction

So you are considering making the jump to Ubuntu from another OS or perhaps you already have, but now you are wondering how to get 'stuff' done. This, then, is the course for you.

You can find these programs by searching through the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Course Outline

Items marked c.p. are cross platform. They will be available on Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OSX

  • Basic Applications
    • Browser (Internet Explorer)
      • Firefox (c.p.)
      • Chromium (Google Chrome derives from this) (c.p.)
      • Epiphany
      • Konqueror (KDE)
    • Email client
      • Thunderbird (c.p.)
      • Evolution
    • Microsoft Office
      • LibreOffice - the fork of OpenOffice (c.p.)

        • Writer - alternative to Microsoft Word
        • Calc - spreadsheet alternative to MS Excel
        • Impress - alternative to MS Publisher
        • Base - alternative to MS Access
    • Microsoft Publisher / Adobe InDesign

    • Adobe Illustrator / Corel Draw
    • Adobe Photoshop / Corel Photopaint
    • iTunes / Windows Media Player
    • Windows Explorer / Apple Finder
      • Nautilus (GNOME)
      • Dolphin (KDE)
      • Thunar (XFCE)
      • pcmanfm (LXDE)
    • Notepad
      • gedit (GNOME)
      • kate (KDE)
      • Leafpad (XFCE & LXDE)

      • nano (command-line) <-- easiest

      • vi(m) (command-line) (c.p.)
    • Command Prompt
      • Terminal (GNOME, LXDE & XFCE)

      • Konsole (KDE)
  • Other handy apps
    • Transmageddon - simple audio/video converter

    • Audacity - audio recording & manipulation

    • XChat - for InternetRelayChat (IRC)

    • ubuntu-restricted-extras - installs many popular media codecs. May be illegal in some jurisdictions, so make sure you seek legal advice before downloading/using!
  • Links to websites

UserDays/14012012/Ubuntu Equivalent Programs (last edited 2012-01-14 10:47:29 by jpickett)