After using Linux for a few years now, I am quite convinced there is very little that I can’t do on my Ubuntu that you can do on a Windows system. In many cases I can do things better.
I am going to make a list. This list will be of things that are of use to me. I won’t be entering things just for academic purposes of proving there is a Linux equivalent for something I don’t use.
|Use||Linux (specifically Ubuntu)|
|Word Processing||Open Office
– There are better options for formatted writing like LaTeX. I’m looking into it.
– Its terribly chunky and not presentable.
– It isn’t great, but it works ok.
|Burning CDs||I haven’t burnt many Cds thanks to the external harddrives that everyone has these days.|
– As good as, If not better than any windows specific player.
– Its available for windows as well
– Mozilla’s player, so addons aplenty
|Video Playing||VLC, Movie Player|
|Mail Client||Thunderbird, Evolution.
I like Thunderbird better because its sleeker and mail is better
|Virus Protection||Absolutely no need|
|Torrent Download||Deluge is the one I use. Vuze isn’t bad either. But nothing is as good as muTorrent. Can run through Wine if need be.|
|Image viewing & Basic editing||F-Spot photo managing is enough|
|Super image editing||GIMP isn’t good enough I hear. But so far I’ve managed to do everything I’ve wanted to with it.|
|PDF viewer||Okular! I feel very comfortable with this one. Lots of nice features and very light and fast.|
|Note Making||BasKet Notes! Haven’t tried out the latest version but its fast becoming as good as any. Support for documents, pictures etc.|
What do you use? Is there something that can be added to the list or some potentially better software?