Is there a similar application for Windows?
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 9:32:03 PM
No, you read it right. Being now more than a month using Ubuntu full time, I have been experiencing several open source applications. Some of them are new to me, some were already in my stock, but now they are even better, definitely ready for my desktop.
These are the highlights of what I've been using.
All of these above are available for Windows too, and I have used them for a while now in both platforms. They are must-have applications for me.
The new kids on the block
I have found in the last weeks several applications that make my life easier, all of them just as handy as "sudo apt-get install".
These are Mono-based. They prove how mature this project has become.
I also started using the dict utility, GnomeBaker instead of K3b, Firestarter as my firewall, nessus to keep my systems free of vulnerabilities, and Thoggen to rip my DVDs.
I remember myself months ago searching for applications in Linux to substitute my Windows applications of choice. Now is the other way around in many cases. I'd like a firewall for windows as configurable and easy-to-use as Firestarter, a photo manager as rich in features as F-Spot, and a desktop search system as clean and fast as Beagle.