Software mirgration from Windows for my friend
v.velox at vvelox.net
Sat Jan 15 13:15:32 PST 2005
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 19:50:03 -0800
Sergei Gnezdov <sgnezdov at pobox.com> wrote:
> 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:
> - MS Office XP. I don't think he has very complex documents.
Texmacs, OpenOffice, KOffice, or AbiWord should all work nicely.
> - ACDSE 5.0, Photoshop. I am not convinced that he edits or creates
> - WinRAR and WinZIP
Several choices under ports/archivers.
> - WinAMP
XMMS or one of the many one in the ports.
> - Virtual CD
> - Some kind of CD Burner
I suggest a combo of burncd, mkisofs, and mc. It is not really
intuitive or whatever at first, but it works rather nice after reading
the related mans. If you want something with a more traditional GUI,
there are a few in the ports.
> - Some DVD Player
> - AC3filter
Both MPlayer and Xine should handle AC3 with out problems.
> - Decoding DVD to AVI (I have no idea why anybody would need this)
MPlayer is great for this and there are a few DVD ripping programs in
the portstree. Now if there only a nice front end to the win32 port.
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