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Alternatives to Proprietary Software

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

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