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Created by Aravi, 1028 days ago, 1705 views

What are the best free alternate tool in linux for

MS Office 365

Media player

News apps similar to win 10.

Chat application

Skype

Other useful tools
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ha141027 days ago

@Aravi
1) LibreOffice, WPS Office
2)VLC, XBMC(KODI)
3) Snackr
4)Viber for Linux, Pidgin
5)Thunderbird
6)OpenShot,Kdenlive
7)Amarok
8)digiKam
9)Gedit
10)GNOME Tweak Tool, Unity Tweak Tool
11)BleachBit

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thsigit1027 days ago

If you are not confined to Ubuntu --or you can spare a 20 GB partition for alternative OS-- you can probably try Deepin.


From the website (https://www.deepin.org/en/dde/desktop-transplantation/)


deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to provide beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. deepin paid great attention to the easy to use experience and beautiful designs and developed a series of daily use oriented original applications like Deepin Store, Deepin File Manager, Deepin Terminal and Deepin Image Viewer, etc. It supports more than 30 languages and has 50 milion total download counts and ranks top 20 focus list.


It is a Debian-based distro like Ubuntu, and supported by a major company in China called Wuhan.


It develops its own Desktop Manager called DDE (Deepin Desktop Manager) and a handful of so-called original application listed here:
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/


Some screenshots: https://www.google.co.id/search?tbm=isch&q=appstore.deepin.org


Deepin on Distrowatch: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=deepin


There are many reviews on the web praising on Deepin, but I can't vouch for stability just yet. This distro is based on Debian Sid (unstable) and they have many plans ahead - https://www.deepin.org/en/developer-community/planning/


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To answer your questions, based on my desktop/laptop:


MS Office 365 -- an equivalent will be LibreOffice, OpenOffice, and WPS Office.


LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice, and installed by default by most Linux distro because they don't like it when OpenOffice was acquired by Oracle, after which it was discontinued and donated to Apache Software Foundation. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenOffice.org


WPS Office is developed by Chinese company, Kingsoft, and the interface design looks a lot more better than LibreOffice/OpenOffice (I do not use it, though)


Media player - Linux has a wide range of media player like Amarok, Clementine, Gnome Videos/Totem, etc. I tried each of them for a short period and arrived at VLC player for videos and gmusicbrowser for mp3 and other music files.


I like VLC because it can download subtitles while playing, and gmusicbrowser because it can automatically fetch song lyrics while you're listening. Sadly it doesn't receive much development lately. Latest stable release was 20-08-2015 https://gmusicbrowser.org/download.html. Although, Zesty still supports it: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/zesty/+package/gmusicbrowser


Image Viewer: design-wise -- unfortunately none is good enough.


Image editing: There are a handful of image editing software, too many to use at once. Each one of the following is either the same or more powerful than proprietary software out there: GIMP, Krita, darkroom (for photography); Inkscape (for vector design). I am sure there are a lot more than this very short list.


Chat application -- pidgin is still the main chat application in Linux. I do not use it because you can install Linux versions of Skype, Telegram, Google Talk (via Chrome). If you do Twitter perhaps you will like Corebird (https://corebird.baedert.org/)


It is probably worth also to check Franz (http://meetfranz.com/) -- It is a new software (first release 2016) I found a minute ago, but it supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and more.


Other useful tools -- It really depends on what you need. For work, I use FileZilla (an FTP tool), vim/gedit (text editor), console/command line, Apache/MySQL/PHP (they come native in Linux, yay!). I don't do games here but Steam also comes native on Linux. Double yay!

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CynthiaThompson265 days ago

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