Home > English, OSS Solutions > Many Open Tools for Windows

Many Open Tools for Windows

This article was first written in January 2004 for 
the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/101)

There’s about time relatives of mine don’t want to change their operating system to Linux because they fear to be lost, but commonly use a lot of softwares under “test periods” to assist them in Windows because there’s a natural lack of some of these functionalities that you would want your computer to have.

Here is a list that will become longer with time of tools from the Open Source Community that run under Win32 OSes like a road-runner would run just in front of the bad and evil coyote.

The GNUWin II Project tries to do distribute a compilation of such programs and utilities.

The project Framasoft (in French) gathers Free Software projects in a huge directory.

Internet browsing and communicating

  • Mozilla (Firefox/ThunderBird/Sunbird) replaces Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Outlook
  • Sylpheed replaces Outlook Express
  • GAIM(now called Pidgin) replaces MSN Messenger, Mirabilis ICQ
  • Exodus replaces MSN Messenger, Mirabilis ICQ

Office suite & Tools

Imaging & Multimedia tools

  • Gimp replaces Adobe Photoshop, Paint, PaintShop Pro
  • imgv replaces ACDSee
  • Dia replaces Visio
  • MPlayer or VLC player replace Windows Media Player, QuickTime, RealPlayer

Backup and Compression

Remote control: SSH, Telnet, X

Relational DataBase Management Systems

  • PostgreSQL replaces Access, Oracle, MS-SQL Server
  • MySQL replaces Access, Oracle, MS-SQL Server
  • Firebird replaces Access, Oracle, MS-SQL Server

Web server

  • Apache replaces IIS (prefer version 2.x+)

Programming tools and languages

Network & Security tools


		
Advertisements
Categories: English, OSS Solutions
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: