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The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alt

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The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alt

http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprietary-programs-that-drive-you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alte...
Worth a look if you are looking for an alternative to some of the "most used" programs on M$
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Re: The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alt

Good list Bookmarked, thanks
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alt

That is very handy indeed, likewise bookmarked - thanks biker955.
I'd suggest InfraRecorder too as an excellent (and tiny!) alternative to Nero - http://infrarecorder.org/
Ben_Brown
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Re: The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alt

Quote from: orbrey
...alternative to Nero

Surely you mean wodim and dvd+rw-tools Smiley
VileReynard
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Re: The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alt

Surely DeVeDe deserves an honourable mention?
Not to mention wget - oops I just mentioned it Smiley
Anyone producing serious Mathematics - possibly using LaTeX - ought to be looking at LyX
Compose your own pdf/ps files...

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Re: The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alt

Yes there are lots of programs we could suggest , like acidrip instead of dvdshrink, or audacious in place of winamp, RipOff in place of <anything that rips audio cd's>
Maybe worth creating a list of out favorite replacements?