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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

#11 Post by Mauser » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:41 pm


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#12 Post by skidoo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:15 pm

a supplemental on-topic PSA:


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#13 Post by stsoh » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:09 pm

as one recent linux newbie, i came across this;
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian
let's leave to those experts knows best.
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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

#14 Post by skidoo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:07 pm

http://www.linuxalt.com/
lists windows {{{---}}} linux equivalents and alternatives for various software titles
example:

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Nero Burning Rom 	

    Brasero (http://perso.orange.fr/bonfire/index.htm)
    GnomeBaker (http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/)
    Graveman! (http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/)
    K3b (http://www.k3b.org/)
    X-CD-Roast (http://www.xcdroast.org/)
====== also ======

https://www.osalt.com/
worth a look, but AFAIK the sites list(s) haven't been updated since 2012
Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software
Our mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products.
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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

#15 Post by skidoo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:23 pm

https://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives
provides an "alternatives lookup" list similar to linuxalt.com

the https://linuxappfinder.com/ site also provides categorized pages of software
(its categorized lists are well-populated, but are not up-to-date)

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Backup & Recovery
Business & Finance
Communications
Databases
Development
Editors
Education
            Geography
            Guides
            Language
            Math   {----------------- example: the Education::Math subcategory page lists 17 software titles
            Metapackages
            Miscellaneous
            Reference
            Religion
            Science
            Tools
Games
Graphics
Internet & Networking
Multimedia
Office
Scientific & Engineering
Security
System
System Management
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Virtualization

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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

#16 Post by skidoo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:37 pm

a curated collection of "golden oldies" (gtk, fltk) gui applications
https://412collection.neocities.org/index.html


"Linux App Finder's mission is to catalog useful GNU/Linux programs and provide a great resource to discover new apps."
https://linuxappfinder.com/


the Linux Alternative Project (formerly the Linux Equivalent Project) lists Linux equivalents and alternatives to Windows software
https://www.linuxalt.com/

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