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  • 1. Alternatives to Proprietary Software
  • 2. Firefox instead of IE
    • Others Include:
    • Galeon
    • Konqueror
    • Dillo
    • Epiphany
    • Links
    • Chrome
  • 3. What Firefox Does Better
    • The Internet
    • The TLUG website and many other websites
    • No ActiveX exploits
    • Truly Free
  • 4. OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office
    • Others Include:
    • Koffice
    • Gnome Office
  • 5. What OpenOffice Does Better
    • No annoying talking paper clip
    • Uses a truly open format
    • Opens and saves in a lot more formats
    • Free
  • 6. The Gimp instead of Photoshop
    • Others Include:
    • CinePaint
    • ImageMagick
  • 7. What The Gimp Does Better
    • I've never used Photoshop so I personally don't know if it does anything better.
    • Made all the stuff for the TLUG website
    • Free
  • 8. Kompozer instead of Dreamweaver/Frontpage
    • Others Include:
    • Amaya
  • 9. What Kompozer Does Better
    • Original(2006-2007) TLUG website created in it
    • Still used to do quick tweaks to the TLUG website
    • Good first step into learning HTML
    • If you want horrible compatibility plagued web pages I don't suggest Kompozer but instead recommend you Frontpage and Dreamweaver
    • Free
  • 10. Pidgin instead of AIM/MSN/Yahoo
    • Others Include:
    • Kopete
  • 11. What Pidgin Does Better
    • A ton of protocols all in one program that can be used simultaneously
    • No advertisements
    • Truly Free
  • 12. Thunderbird instead of Outlook
    • Others Include:
    • Evolution
    • Claws Mail
    • Mutt
    • Balsa
    • Kmail
  • 13. What Thunderbird Does Better
    • Better spam filter
    • Less chance of getting a virus
    • Cooler name
    • Free
  • 14. Rhythmbox instead of iTunes
    • Others Include:
    • XMMS
    • Amarok
    • Banshee
  • 15. What Rhythmbox Does Better
    • Ever heard of that better than all the other lossy formats called ogg that iTunes doesn't support
    • Not an Apple product
    • Truly Free
  • 16. K3B instead of Nero/Sonic
    • Others Include:
    • Brasero
    • Arson
    • Gnome Toaster
  • 17. What K3B Does Better
    • Hands down the best cd/dvd burning application out there
    • Its just better get over it
    • Free
  • 18. VLC instead of Quicktime/Windows Media Player
    • Others Include:
    • Mplayer
    • Xine
    • Totem
  • 19. What VLC Does Better
    • Hands down the best media player out there
    • Simple interface but has a ton of features like format conversion
    • Plays every format ever conceived or at least the ones I've come across
    • Truly Free
  • 20. Evince instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Others Include:
    • Kpdf
    • GhostView
    • Xpdf
  • 21. What Evince Does Better
    • Nothing really, they are pretty equal in my use
    • Truly Free
  • 22. Virtual Box instead of Vmware
    • Others Include:
    • QEMU
  • 23. What Virtual Box Does Better
    • You get all the cool features without having to pay for them
  • 24. Gdesklets instead of Vista Sidebar
    • Others Include:
    • Screenlets
    • SuperKaramba
  • 25. What Gdesklets Does Better
    • You can create your own easily from scratch or you can use the templates provided
    • Runs on an infinitely better operating system
    • Free
  • 26. Firestarter instead of Norton Personal Firewall
    • Others Include:
    • IPTables
    • MoBlock
  • 27. What Firestarter Does Better
    • Linux Firewall>all windows firewalls for actually protecting you
    • Free
  • 28. RecordMyDesktop instead of Fraps
    • Others Include:
    • Istanbul
  • 29. What RecordMyDesktop Does Better
    • Can record wobbly windows, enough said
    • Truly Free
  • 30. Cinelerra instead of Final Cut Pro
    • Others Include:
    • LiVes
    • Kino
    • Avidemux
  • 31. What Cinelerra Does Better
    • You get all the same features except it cost you no money
  • 32. Why Have This
  • 33. When You Can Have This
  • 34. What Linux Does Better
    • Everything
    • Free
  • 35. Links
    • http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
    • http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprietary-programs-that-drive-you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alternatives/
  • 36. Questions?