[CentOS] Looking for some good alternatives for W*nd*ws programs

Wed Apr 20 02:45:32 UTC 2005
Michael Boman <michael.boman at gmail.com>

On 4/19/18, Olaf Greve <o.greve at axis.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
> Well, the installation of the dual W*nd*ws 2000 and CentOS boot worked
> swell. I have followed the instructions regarding first setting up Win2K
> on a separate drive, then making that the slave drive, and setting up
> CentOS on the second drive. After performing the Grub patch, it now
> works fine! :)
> I already like CentOS a lot, and I've got most of the important things
> set-up (i.e. Firefox, Thunderbird, Gaim, Openoffice, webserver software,
> ...), so I'm almost ready to roll.
> However... There are a few W*nd*ws programs which I actually like, and
> for which I'd like to get good Linux alternatives. I hope someone can
> make some good suggestions for that...
> In particular, I'm looking for good substitutes for the following
> W*nd*ws software:
> - Ultraedit (!!! very important !!!) - vi is cool for terminal stuff,
> but for programming etc. I prefer Ultraedit (column mode, multiple
> windows, replace in files, regular expressions, etc.).
> - Jasc Paint Shop Pro, or Adobe Photoshop - often The Gimp is mentioned,
> but is it really as powerful? I particularly like PSP (as I think it's
> more intuitive than PS), but over here at work we also use PS a lot... I
> fear this may be one of the very few remaining reasons to keep W*nd*ws
> at all on the 2nd drive...:(
> - Flash MX (7.20). I fear there is no Linux variant of this one, but I'm
> asking just in case...
> Cheers!
> Olafo

Give Cross-Over Office a try. It's fairly cheep and works pretty well,
and their list of supported programs just keep growing. That way you
can still run those applications you haven't found a OSS/Linux
replacement for without rebooting all the time.

Best regards
 Michael Boman