Every new potential user of some Linux distribution solves, among other habits, alternatives to their favourite and daily used Windows programs. He wants his new operating system to be full-fledged so he does not need to use dualboot Widows / Linux and occasionally boot to MS Windows. Of course, this option is common and many use dualboot if they use any specific Windows program or learn to change habits as a Linux user. I just want to show that a regular user can have both Linux installed as a single OS and its program selection will be sufficient.
Nowadays, you do not need to install some Linux distributions right away and cut some of the disk before the user is convinced that he wants to use Linux. Just download one of the Live CDs, drop it on the USB disk (https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/), boot from it and see the distribution in practice. Or install it on a virtual PC and try it at https://www.virtualbox.org/. Most of the programs I'm describing are tested or installed in Linux Mint distributions, I prefer GTK applications for the MATE desktop.
Everyone has their favourite photo viewer and editor for editing them. There are a number of programs in Linux, with distributions already in their base pack. In MS Windows I used XnView and XnConvert (formerly FastStone Photo Resizer), for those who want to use it I still have a good message, they are multiplatform and they will work in Linux http://www.xnview.com/en/. I chose the gThumb viewer for the speed and overall response and the "caja-image-converter" file extension for the bulk reduction of photos. I will mention the excellent editor GIMPhttps: //www.gimp.org/, which knows almost everyone, and those who know how to use it, they will definitely do a good job with it. If you have some RAW files on the disc (the enthusiastic photographers know what I'm writing), you can edit them and print them through RawTherapee http://rawtherapee.com/. Hugin http://hugin.sourceforge.net/, which I know from Windows, will help you build panoramas. Program Cheese is used for webcams and all you need to do with them.
Unlike "graphics" where you'll get used to other programs then Adobe Photoshop or Windows Paint, the program selection for the Internet is largely identical to MS Windows. Programs such as Filezilla, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Skype, or Thunderbird are multiplatformed. You can also use the jabber jailbreak Gajim to use both Linux and MS Windows, or you can use the multi-protocol Pidgin https://www.pidgin.im/. You will not miss even sharing a desktop via TeamViewer http://www.teamviewer.com/sk/, which can be found on its home page. If you download torrent files, Linux will provide you with Transmission, or you can install Frostwire http://www.frostwire.com/, for example. For normal file downloading, use wget - uGet program http://ugetdm.com/, or use the DownThemAll Firefox extension! https://addons.mozilla.org/sk/firefox/addon/downthemall/.
Most Windows users use MS Office as the office. Personally, I only use this option for exotic files, I have MSO assigned to my Virtualbox under Windows where I share a folder for disk access. To create and open Linux documents in LibreOffice https://sk.libreoffice.org/, this office suite is also multiplatform and I use it as a priority for all documents and spreadsheets. There are a number of programs for browsing PDF files, such as Evince https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince and Okular, and I use the older version of Adobe Reader alongside Evince. When copying text, I helped Window with Clipboard History, I replaced it with Glipper desktop extension https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glipper, Parcellite is also good.
To begin with, I mention a program that almost everybody knows nevertheless on any operating system - VLC media player VLC http: //www.videolan.org/vlc/, as well as MPlayer will go with different graphics extensions such as SMPlayer http: //smplayer.sourceforge.net/en/mplayer. NERO burners can use instead Brasero https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Brasero, you can edit song tags at EasyTAG https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/EasyTAG, or convert music in SoundConverter http: // soundconverter.org /. You can find more music players in Linux, I like the simple Audacious http://audacious-media-player.org/, or Clementine https://www.clementine-player.org/, which I replaced for foobar2000. I recall from the previous article the Radio Tray Internet Radio http://radiotray.sourceforge.net/, which I replaced TapinRadio.
I deliberately opened the Windows folder with installs to go through programs I did not mention the alternatives. I will not mention all those disc cleaners, registers, and antiviruses if anyone wanted to control, for example, instead of MS Windows Partitions you can use ClamAV or its ClamTK frontend http://clamtk.sourceforge.net/. To synchronize the disk in laptop and USB external drive, you can use Allway Sync in MS Windows, same app in Linux GUI rsync - Grsync http: //www.opbyte.it/grsync/ . Daemon Tools and Win32 DiskImager replace "mintstick" in Minte, you can use console commands in other distributions or, for example, Furius ISO Mount https://launchpad.net/furiusisomount. Each distribution uses its own program to create and extract "WinRAR" archives, just add the necessary libraries by archive type. Or, you can add PeaZip http://www.peazip.org/ to your distribution. Even the Total Commander users do not have to miss, I use the multiplatform muCommander http://www.mucommander.com/, KDE is visually suited to Krusader http://www.krusader.org/. And I still remember one program. Windows partition I backed up with Macrium Reflect, Linux and other OS can clone Clonezilla http://clonezilla.org/.
I did not write about the installation of the programs, it is specific for each distribution, most of the programs are in the repositories, and a few packages have to be downloaded from the site. I wanted to show a brief selection of programs - alternatives to MS Windows programs. When I wrote this article I realized how many programs are already multiplatform - if their user is used to them, they do not have to change habits. I have found that Foxit Reader https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/ is a multiplatform, nice surprise. Linux itself has a lot of good quality programs too, and it is quite likely that after a while, MPs you downloaded will be replaced by those of the repositories. I personally use as a single OS just mentioned Linux Mint.
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