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    Posted: 30 March 2019 at 1:36pm
List of "FREE" tools you need, if you really want to be "Windows Free", including VMs.

I'll start this off..

FoxIT PDF Reader/Editor
KolourPaint - Simplistic Paint App, very similar to MS Paint
LibreOffice
ThunderBird - Email Client

Not found an app as robust as "Windows Rufus", for creating Windows UEFI Boot USBS from ISOs, but did find guides/shell scripts, that worked flawlessly.

Would love to write Python app, that cloned Rufus functionality, for Ubuntu/Linux.

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Think I tried Linux Room EQ Wizard, and it was acceptible,
Have got Hornresp to work in Windows 7 VM on Ubuntu, but no other way,
Not found Linux Spectrum Analyzer, as good as Spectrum Analyser for Windows,

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I got into Thunderbird a long time ago when outlook was JUST starting to be a P.I.T.A.

It's a great email client and I recommend it to everyone (theres a windows version too, as I'm still in the windows domain) just a shame they still haven't created a 'droid version. I would love that!!

...which distro are you using for your main work station?

I've only just found I can mount and install 'driod on x86 hardware and will be having a tinker in the upcoming weeks once I put about a dozen other projects to bed 

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I was a long time Centos user, as that means you are basically gaining Red Hat expertise.

Kernels/features always lagged behind, so I switched to Debian for a few years.

Now on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS as much more stable, than it used to be, and all sexy stuff there from first install, unlike Debian.

 


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If you are used to the red hat way of doing things, then why not use Fedora? 

As fat as software goes. Really depends what you use it for. 


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Originally posted by Danielr Danielr wrote:

If you are used to the red hat way of doing things, then why not use Fedora? 

As fat as software goes. Really depends what you use it for. 




I really like Debian stability, hence Ubuntu LTS is next best thing.

Also when you first install Ubunutu, so much stuff already setup, unlike many distros.

IMHO, Ubuntu hardware driver support is better than most other Linux distros.
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i moved to arch based distros a few years ago.. just really like the rolling release approach, rather than big system updates.
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Originally posted by levyte357- levyte357- wrote:

...Also when you first install Ubunutu, so much stuff already setup, unlike many distros.

IMHO, Ubuntu hardware driver support is better than most other Linux distros.


^ this! Couldn't agree more.
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Originally posted by djeddie djeddie wrote:

Originally posted by levyte357- levyte357- wrote:

...Also when you first install Ubunutu, so much stuff already setup, unlike many distros.

IMHO, Ubuntu hardware driver support is better than most other Linux distros.


^ this! Couldn't agree more.
As this distro is heavy geared towards being THE windows alternative I see why it has some much "out of the box". They want an OS that LIKE windows does a lot from the 1st install. Image how hated windows would be if you had to go and find all the little bits that make it so user friendly.
Note pad.
Paint.
Outlook.
IE.
disk management.
Calculator.
File manager.
WMP.
Auto Driver look up and installation.
...just the silly little things... (these are by no means "good" products, but they are "out of the box" installed and ready to go)

If more distros did this linux would be more widely used.

...my favourite variant of linux is the 'droid. My phone uses it and in a few weeks time so will another 2 X86 based computers around my house.
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I use linux mint on my desktop. So rock solid. Very user friendly as well.

Extra apps I install are

Audacious for my music player as it's like winamp classic
Audacity for audio editing etc
Soundconverter for fast bulk audio format conversion
VLC
Plex for media server
Balenaetcheter for burning sd, usb 



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