Software mirgration from Windows for my friend

Xian ian at
Sat Jan 15 02:58:46 PST 2005

On Saturday 15 January 2005 03:50, Sergei Gnezdov wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to consider if my friend can migrate from windows.  Do you know
> of a good user friendly alternatives (may be not as powerful)?  I might
> be able to answer most of the items, but I'd like to make sure that I
> know about the options:
> Alternatives for:

This is what I use, it all came from the ports collection and installed 
without fuss.
> - MS Office XP.  I don't think he has very complex documents.
The office collection that comes with KDE
> - ACDSE 5.0, Photoshop.  I am not convinced that he edits or creates
> images.
> - WinRAR and WinZIP
> - WinAMP
Xmms (only under FeeSBIE), it even looks and feels like WinAMP
> - Virtual CD
> - Some kind of CD Burner
I use burncd and mkisofs from the command line. Can't be bothered with getting 
a GUI one at the moment
> - Some DVD Player
Ogle, tho I need to set OGLE_OSS_RESET_BUG environment variable, cos there's 
something up with the sound drivers for my machine (FreeBSD 5.3R and onboard 
sound on a A7V600-X motherboard). Now that's worked around Ogle is extreamly 
good, it does DVD menus as well.
> - AC3filter
> - Decoding DVD to AVI (I have no idea why anybody would need this)


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