AlternativeTo.net is also really handy for finding programs that are like the one you don't want to pay for. It lists if they are free or shareware/limited, has likes by users, and some have reviews or comments.
Alternativeto.net is such a useful website. I find it useful if I'm moving between operating systems for example. And I need to find a Mac OS version of a Windows application, or an Android version of an iOS application.
Site is generally useless. https://alternativeto.net/ has existed for many years, has 100x the options, and is crowd sourced.
“Curated” lists are only better if crowd sourced options do not exist, or are of poor quality.
There is quite a lot of free and open source flashcard software. The idea that multiple independent people would upload nuclear secrets on the online, information farming, flashcard platforms is just.. Ridiculous!
Firefox/Chrome = Brave Gmail = ProtonMail YouTube = BitChute Twitter/Reddit = Gab Google = DuckDuckGo/StartPage/Qwant WikiPedia = InfoGalactic FaceBook = Minds
I'll second the AnyDesk recommendation. It works great, lightweight, free for personal use, and hits all your requirements. Also, here's a good resource I like to use to find alternatives to software.
Create a script that calls wget with all the appropriate mirroring options so all he needs to do is supply the URL. And even that can be prompted for.
Here are some other options: https://alternativeto.net/software/httrack/?license=opensource&platform=linux
Linux desktop is really gotten good at being a daily driver for a while now.
It's seen as bad practice to use your phone for something that could've been done easier trough your computer. Of course it's your own call in the end, but people will point it out/comment about it lots of time. Please use ShareX or an alternative to make taking screenshots a whole lot easier for you :D
PrtSc saves the images to your local WoT directory under the folder "screenshots".
Since you obviously have a tier x I'm sure you know it, but then again I also spent 2 years playing this game without knowing I could hold
RMB to lock my turret in place. Telling never hurts ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ﾉ
You could also dual boot. Takes up more space on the hard drive, but gives bare metal performance for each OS. Also has the benefit that if you are unable to find a replacement app right away for ones you use in Windows, you can still have relatively easy access.
I have switched to Linux exclusive approx 2 yrs ago, I used a few apps that were only available on Windows, but have found replacements, and do not regret the switch. The only issues that I have experienced have been non linux native multiplayer games and anticheat. If there is a native Linux version, it's all good.
Check out https://alternativeto.net/ to see if there are alternatives to whatever apps you use in Windows.
If Google's street view doesn't show you a decent image (or even if it does and you want to look for even more) then check out this list of Google Street View alternatives.
Or rather use Sumatra PDF instead of FoxIt as Sumatra PDF is totally free and open source. It is basic and fast and according to AlternativeTo.net almost as many people like Sumatra PDF.
As far as I'm aware there's no way to find more detail than that from Settings in Windows, unless maybe you reach out to Microsoft directly. As others have suggested, looking in Task Manager sorted by Network might help too. It might also be worth installing an application to monitor network activity. I don't have any personal experience with using applications like it, but there's a long list of them available.
As a side note, if you want to dual boot windows and linux, its better to have both OSes on separate disks as you won't have the issue of Windows overwriting the grub boot loader. That's how I'm doing it and haven't had any issues so far.
This has been known, but there's not much that can actually be done about it. People tried. But if you file any kind of complaint with them, all of that information gets forwarded to the company you're filing a complaint against.
TLDR; Don't file a complaint with them unless you want a bunch of whackos getting your personal information.
What might be more effective is contacting companies that use Cloudflare and letting them know that you don't feel comfortable with a nazi corporation potentially handling your user info. And instead campaign for those services to go to competitors. https://alternativeto.net/software/cloudflare/
If you care about this issue at all, the best thing you can do is if you have any services that use Cloudflare that you're paying for, send them a ticket via customer support and complain there.
EDIT: If people need more reason to dislike Cloudflare. Back when people were filing complaints against 8chan for hosting child porn, Cloudflare did the same thing and forwarded the information of the people complaining to the admin of 8chan. It's service run by shitty people and there's less scrupulous services on the market.
I just looked on Alternativeto and the best alternative seems to be Lively Wallpaper. I highly recommend using Alternativeto to find alternatives to software.
It's better to encourage people about a better solution than to tell them what they are doing is wrong.
> Use ShareX or Greenshot, they are both much better than lightshot.
By giving a clear and easy path to a solution you make it much more likely that people will head your advice.
Honestly, I see your point, but Linux is probably the best thing about the steam deck, that, and the open stance Valve decided to use.
As a long time Linux user, I frequently get asked why X doesn't work on Linux. I often refer to AlternativeTo. You may not get X program to run on Linux, but you will most certainly find an alternative which does and most likely also follow a FOSS license.
while I know GIMP's been mentioned already, if you're looking for other alternatives for whatever reason, apply whichever filters you need here:
I personally use Krita for drawing and GIMP for editing/spritework, so I can recommend both of those, but find what you like
Keyboard Maestro's feature set is outstandingly expansive even among paid software, which means we will probably never see a free product that can cover all of KM's features. It would be more helpful to look for software that can replace a subset of its features.
Depending on what you want from KM, Hammerspoon may be a good alternative. You can also look up on AlternativeTo for other options.
I strongly recommend against using Google for any anti-capitalist organising. See here for more info, and here for a rundown of secure email service options.
https://alternativeto.net/ is a good site for checking open-source, privacy friendly alternatives to various software and services.
I use Tusk as Evernote alternative and am happy with it, https://snapcraft.io/tusk
Otherwise, do you know this site ? https://alternativeto.net
I saw this on there, https://alternativeto.net/software/opennote
This is the standard for obtaining YouTube videos: http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/
Web of Trust was brought down because they were stealing and selling the data of users who had installed the extension.
A good way to know if software is decent or not is just running a few searches for it. I find that if software does not appear on https://alternativeto.net/ then I will not bother with it.
In the past, I have used an application called Sitesucker. It downloads the entire website and then you can browse it just like a normal online blog but it will be offline, saved, and archived on your system. You can find alternatives to that over here.
Here are a few Open Source alternatives to Google Forms for next time:
Many researchers actually use LimeSurvey and a lot of universities and schools have a setup of that software already. It's a bit hard to use but easy to set up though, SurveyJS is a bit easier to use but harder to set up.
Whenever you are looking for a linux equivalent for a piece of windows software you can check: AlternativeTo which helped me a lot to get similar programs to what I was used to on windows.
YSK that there exists quite a few alternatives to Microsoft Office that function as more or less drop in replacements for Microsoft Office as long as you don't use features designed for power users (e.g. scripting)
Also if you study any STEM field make sure to learn LaTeX as soon as possible, as you will have to (or want to) write your papers with it.
Dual boot is probably the better solution. Especically since you are using them for school. Also check to see if any of them can be run using WINE. You can check for WINE compatibility here: https://appdb.winehq.org/
Check for alternative applications: https://alternativeto.net/
Using a VM might work as well, try it, it might work well for your use case.
fdupe -r [path1] [path2] [path3]
will show identical duplicates, to keep only one of them use
on windows you probably need cygwin or try smth from https://alternativeto.net/software/fdupes/?platform=windows
No tags, but there's a list.
Selfhosted list - https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted
Sysadmin list - https://github.com/n1trux/awesome-sysadmin
Alternativeto.com is awesome for exploring alternatives - https://alternativeto.net/software/owncloud/?platform=self-hosted
Namecheap.com is what I've used for 6+ years, get your own domain name and buy their cheapest hosting plan - and you'll get e-mail services on your own domain name with a choice of webmail clients and connectivity to your mail clients of choice. They manage everything other than content and basic configuration.
And there are tons of direct competitors in that space:
Hosting services like these will have a thing like CPanel that lets you manage it through a GUI, and that will have automated deployment capabilities for a ton of things, including Wordpress, if you really want a public or private website. etc.
If you go this route, make CERTAIN you have reminders and calendars reminding you of the domain name renewal and the hosting plan renewal dates. Last thing you want is to accidentally have everything disappear because you were on vacation when they sent a one week reminder.
alternativeto.net is a great resource to find alternatives to popular programs. You can even just search for "alternativeto [app name]" and see results in your search engine. That feature is built-in to DuckDuckGo.
Some app alternatives take a bit more digging to find than others, but there are a lot of great free open source alternatives which you can use, customize, check the source code, and directly support the project via donations.
Insert list of dozens of software here that use the same tools.
There’s more beyond this that aren’t naturally considered photoshop alternatives that are just basic editors.
I don’t buy this. If anyone can provide a registration from Adobe, Inc. proving “most the tools/options” are copyrighted, this sounds like something a rumor mill churned up or there is outright confusion. There may be trademarks and patents on parts of the software created by Adobe in its entirety that’s only found in Photoshop, but that’s expected. Lots of software have home grown features. That said, photo editing existed before photoshop became a standard. So did these tools. I’d be happy to be proved wrong for the sake of knowledge and throw more in the Adobe hate fire. However, This seems too far fetched.
Synergy is great, it's just not free. Just make sure you get it from the source and not some random site. - There are several other programs that do the same thing, I'm just not sure if any of them work on Mac. - Multiplicity, Mouse Without Borders, Barrier...check out https://alternativeto.net/software/synergy/
Save your money. JDownloader has a Linux version.
There even other Linux software options to choose from as well.
Linux has every single tool you need. You just need to know it's name and learn how to use it.
There are multiple tools to increase your privacy in Windows 10 home edition.
I can't dispute the need to use Tor to remain anonymous, but these at least will make your windows experience more private.
i know these have native Linux versions: >Google Chrome
>Discord + Canary
>WinDirStat (via kDirStat)
>Youtube-DLG (via youtube-dl)
>A fuckton of Chrome extensions (will they still work on Chromium?)
extensions usually target the browser and dont know/care what the browser runs on.
i know these have viable replacements
(most archive managers have similar or even more functionality and at least one is included by default)
>Everything (Search app)
inxi maybe? a whole fuckton of system info tools are on Linux
>Classic Shell >Rainmeter
Linux Desktops are insanely customizable, and the Whiskermenu from the XFCE desktop comes very close to Windows 7's look and feel of the start menu.
These are some where i believe there are viable replacements
Seems to work via Wine/Crossover. third party VST plugins might be problematic
These are some i know to be problematic
>Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Pro/After Effects/Audition CC
they say you can use Gimp and Krita for image editing, but seriously, they are far from nice to use
Some of the programs are to help you install software without installing the bundled crapware. Telling OP to "You dont need this" in a tech support thread is a sin, but i'm making it here. Most of the time when installing software on Linux, you will be using a package manager or portable install. . no unchecking boxes needed.
for everything else: https://alternativeto.net/ type the name of the program and set platform to Linux only in the search
You should know that behind an app, a videogame, a movie, etc. there is a team of people who spent months or even years working hard in order to create a product which they can make profit of it.
When you download illegally that product, you’re basically stealing their work. You’ll enjoy their work but you won’t give them a single cent to pay the time they spent developing that product. Is that fair?
If you’re student or you don’t have enough money to pay for those products, you should know there are many legal alternatives.
For example, a Netflix or HBO subscription is relatively cheap and you can share it with some friends to pay less. About video games, nowadays there are really good free-to-play games (Valorant, Fortnite, PUBG Mobile...) And about software, there are many free and legal software alternatives to the popular ones (for example LibreOffice is a really good alternative to Microsoft Office).
If you want to know more free and legal alternatives to the software you need, I recommend you to visit the website https://alternativeto.net/.
Have a nice day.
Ah, I'm not familiar with editing on Android. You might check alternativeto.net to try some apps out. I check this place whenever I'm looking to try new apps
I mean, Google is one of the biggest companies in the planet, they have tons of resources they can throw away to get tons of services, so I don't think its as easy as "make mozilla Google 2.0"
Even if you want to get services to integrate with FF (like Pocket), there's a lot of stuff you'd need to check out, Alternativeto made a list about alternative services and... well, it's extensive.
There's also some services that simply cannot be really replaced, such as YouTube, it simply requires way too much storage and popular acceptance.
the only big thing that i learned about the change is to use https://alternativeto.net/ to find most easily alternative to some apps. ex:Alternatives to hwinfo32
If you're rely on a piece of software for something as critical as you suggest, you should be keeping up to date on the latest changes, and probably using the ESR release to maintain stability.
The changes you're so opposed to were announced more than two years ago. Addon developers have had a lot of time to port addons, and what can't be ported can often be replicated through other means (e.g. userChrome.css for multi-row tabs).
You shouldn't be relying on open tabs. Session restore is a convenience feature, not a backup solution. If your tabs are so important, you should be using bookmarks or a service like Pocket to keep track of them.
If you install 52ESR you should be able to recover your addons, tabs, bookmarks, etc. It will be supported for another ~8 months, which gives you plenty of time to evaluate your options.
Again, I'm not trying to come off as rude, but if you have critical data, you really should have a better backup solution than hoping your tabs are restored. Bookmarks, Pocket, or one of these alternatives. Best of luck, and if you need any help, feel free to ask, I'm sure someone here can offer some support.
Depends on what you need. A good resource is https://alternativeto.net/. Just type in the name of the software you used to use on windows, Specify linux as the operating system and it will give you popular alternatives to it.
This sounds like a solution to the wrong problem. Your forum software needs to be able to detect spam. Banning 200 users a day every day with any manual intervention at all is automating a band-aid fix. This is largely a solved problem: use some kind of CAPTCHA and/or one of these.
Usually, you want to look for "open-source" alternatives to closed (proprietary) software. It's not a perfect overlap: Some closed software can be free to use (ex: Unity Game Engine), and some open-source software only offer paid 'builds' (executable software) to help found development (Often in music, with tools like Vital or Ardour).
I don't want to promote any specific site, but honestly alternativeto is a good resource. It's not only "free" programs, but good general recommendations. If you want mine, honestly, it completly depends on what you want to do. Looking at doing art/creative work? Blender, Krita and Inkscape are part of my own toolset. Administrative work? You can use the LibreOffice suite, buuut MS Office is arguably worth it, especially if you want to be "plug and play" with your clients. So it really depends on a lot of things.
At the end of the day, freelancing is a matter of skills, not software. Even if you can't afford Photoshop, it doesn't change that Krita won't "magically" make artworks for you. Neither would PS. You can learn Python on your own, for free, but you don't just "learn to program", you usually need an end goal. Do you want to make games? diagram through programming? generative art? You can use LibreOffice Writer instead of Word, but what are you going to write? Is it interesting for your future clients? There's no program, paid or free, that magically make money.
I haven't tried any of those, but this website is always good when looking for alternatives:
And yes, while Calibre might not look the best, it's still very reliable and offers a lot of features.
On my plan of de-google I searched for services that substitute the gsuite. Like drive, documents, youtube... There are webs like https://alternativeto.net/ where you can find alternative and encrypted services.
There's a huge list of Fiverr competitors here though it should be noted that the BDS movement calls only for boycotting Israeli institutions that are engaged in or profiting from the abuse of Palestinian human rights and not necessarily for being Israeli alone. If, for example, they work with the Israeli government in any capacity, or if they give corporate donations to the IDF (like Strauss-Elite), that would qualify them for boycott.
Per BDSMovement.net: "BOYCOTTS involve withdrawing support from Israel's apartheid regime, complicit Israeli sporting, cultural and academic institutions, and from all Israeli and international companies engaged in violations of Palestinian human rights."
Installing programs with GUI:
If you've never used Linux or a terminal before, now doesn't need to be the time you start. There's an "app store" just like on any proprietary platform.
I believe r/privacy would be a better place for this, since they deal with it a lot and you can also find online guides like this one.
Otherwise there are people around here willing to help, but I only have my own opinion on these stuff, what I have alternatives to are:
Gmail: I personally prefer Tutanota, but most people use Protonmail who are real serious about this stuff.
Maps: You could try Qwant maps or Here WeGo (a lot more advanced, less privacy focused afaik)
Search: DDG, Startpage (a Google proxy), Qwant, Cliqz maybe?
Drive: I use Nextcloud, it's pretty good.
I have no idea about Voice, it's not even available in my country I think and I never really used Photos or Picasa before that.
I wish you luck on your journey, it won't be easy, believe me.
Time to learn an alternative to Solidworks. Two Lines seems like one of Linux alternatives could manage something like that.
>but my only problem is the security or the way Google uses are data the way its fu**ing do so any advice
GoogleDrive is very secure so I don't see a problem with that unless you use the same password for everything or give your password to someone or answer to a phishing attack. So at the question "How save Googe drive is" the answer would be "Very save !".
Then you have "privacy" and "anonymity". Anything Google related has a huge problem with that meaning there is none of that with them. You want security ok. You want privacy : no. So from there you want either to look into alternatives to Google Drive or else use something like Cryptomator (or anything else doing similar job and as good) before sending your data to Google Drive.
Alternatives to Google Drive : you can look into Nextcloud. Hosting it yourself is fun (when everything works as expected) or you also have Nextcloud providers such as Woelkli, Hetzner, etc.... which will cost money but why not ?
Find more about good storage options : www.privacytools.io
Find more about alternatives : https://alternativeto.net/software/google-drive/
You could use a program like StableBit DrivePool (and here's a list of some alternatives to it: https://alternativeto.net/software/stablebit-drivepool/) to create a virtual drive. If you add a drive to the pool,or replace a small drive with a larger one, the virtual drive gets larger, and your library setup doesn't need to change.
Maybe as a good all-in-one, but if you're wanting to start recording there's OBS for recording and tons of free video editors that could probably be just as good or better and free.
In fact there are a lot of great alternatives to Github. None of those lack features that most developers uses daily!
Do you work on Apple?
Get an app called FlowState
It makes you write first, edit later.
Just start putting down shitty sentences.
Rewrite them later.
Edit: or other platforms: https://alternativeto.net/software/flowstate/ Edit2: I'm writing my thesis atm (as evident by my sudden increase in Reddit use). I know what you mean about the crazy accumulation of research notes. Just get something on paper, put a tag on everything that needs referencing or looking up later.
https://alternativeto.net/ - lets you find alternatives for win-only programs you're using
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application - will give you an idea what might work if you're really tied to certain applications.
http://steam.bravehost.com/ - will tell you how much of your games have native linux version (or a bit more, some are working even if they don't show it, because developer doesn't have resources/whatever to officialy support it. One such example is Hurtworld)
You were probably downvoted because you linked to a page that isn't remotely helpful. AlternativeTo is a great website but in this case those results are not at all what they asked for.
Mattermost, RocketChat, Matrix, etc are all text based alternatives to Slack. Technically they are alternatives to Skype in the Instant Messaging way but not for what most people want in terms of Skype.
In fact, only one of those results actually has any kind of video functionality and even that one is restricted to LAN usage only.
I get quite some mileage out of AlternativeTo.net. I also discover lots of new software by general web search with terms like how to foo the bar in ubuntu.
When I switched from Windows, I visited AlternativeTo.net all the time. I found enough alternatives that I've been really happy on Linux. And between SteamOS's rising popularity and Humble Bundle, I haven't run out of PC games either.
I understand that you like it how easy it is to use Windows Apps on Zorin, but you should remember that it's still an simulation and you should use applications for your platform if possible.
Check out Alternativeto and use the Linux filter to find alternative software you would use on Windows.
Linux is awesome, Linux is an Open Source community, so try to use Open Source software.
uTorrent has become malware on windows and has never supported Linux very well.
Take 2 seconds to install a different client like qbittorrent
Instead of wanting to install exactly the same software that you are used to consider native software for your present platform.
My main note taker is TiddlyWiki. But it doesn't have an official rich text editor so it might not be for you.
You probably already know about alternativeto:
They list joplin at the top. I'm thinking of checking it out, since it can be made secure, if that's what matters to you.
Really the only reason to use SN over a host of other solutions is because it's encrypted and synchronized.
The only reason to get premium is for the plugins and maybe the file attachment.
But, for me, the biggest problem with SN is that the plugins don't work when you're offline on mobile even for paying customers. I don't believe for a minute that there is a technical reason for this loss of functionality. I think it's more of the heavy-handed DRM protection that's trying to prevent users from buying a month of SN and getting the plugins for longer. So they do an overkill and delete all the plugins every time you're offline, even if you're a paid-up customer. I've done enough Android programming to recognize that it probably takes MORE work to delete your plugins every time than it would just to leave them in place.
That's so awful to hear. You can still make decent training with PowerPoint (better than nothing and the Articulate community posts free PPT templates) but maybe you can find something here:
There are plenty of alternatives out there that respect privacy. Both for mails (protonmail first one that comes to my mind) and for android, which is indeed open source and with a little bit of work could be made clear of all the google services and cluttering bloatwares.
Alternatives are out there just look for them. Is it going to be easy? More than you think.
A good starting point would be to seek them on https://alternativeto.net
If we do not start taking our privacy seriously we are going to regret it.
> but the App Store is because it is the only place to publish and purchase apps on iOS
It's also perfectly legal to jailbreak your iOS device and install software directly without the need of an app store at all.
This site lists alternatives (duh) to all sorts of sites and software. Need Photoshop but don’t have money? They’ll tell you free software equivalent etc.
At least try breaking things up.
I listen to at least an hour of music throughout the day everyday. I also dedicate time for listening to podcasts, lectures or an audio book, hands off, while cooking, house work & doing my stretching routine. These are rules I made and follow. Same for walking a bare min of 1/2hr everyday. It's non negotiable. I have also taken breaks and regularly kill off my made up on-line personas and birth new ones. If you find you are attached to your Karma score/online reputation then that''s a warning sign you are not in the drivers seat. I can't even remember how many I have killed off just on Reddit alone. Suffice it to say, I'm a serial killer.
And if you must fuck up your millions of years of evolutionary circadian rhythms to the MAX and make yourself vulnerable to almost every health issue there is, including depression and anxiety, at least install an App to lessen the damage.
> Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? > > Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? > > During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. > f.lux > > f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. > > It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better
Ah, then you're quite lucky then!
To be honest, I got it for quite cheap (about 30$) along with other software, but primarily got it for Vegas Pro 14. And oh God, it was delivered with adware. Easily uninstallable the first time I installed it. Second time I installed it on this proper gaming-capable laptop, no adware was installed with it (like, popups from the company Magix themselves about products). But besides that, it's a decent editing program. I would recommend looking at alternatives first though: https://alternativeto.net/software/sony-vegas/
alternativeto.net Lets you find an alternative to nearly any piece of software.
I guess it is a good idea to review the list of software you are using to see if you can replace some of it with something better.
I have a strange feeling when I see someone using for instance WinRAR while Open Source alternatives exist. (Thank you, baby duck syndrome.)
Ubuntu is free.. I've been using LTS versions more than 3 years now, no blue-screen-of-death even once.. and no pesky viruses...
I use xfce desktop-environment, light weight and windows-like
use https://alternativeto.net/ to find if there are programs similar to ones you know on windows...
easy to get answers for most common issues (stackoverflow/unix.stackexchange/askubuntu/reddit/etc)
learn command line and you'll find it very useful in programming (though there are plenty of options these days to get linux-like cli on windows too)
Here are a few. I use OneNote at work, which is free. I can pull up a screen of what I want, hit CTRL+S, and then highlight what I want to screenshot. Then you can write whatever you want next to that, give it a title, save it into a "book" for later. This is how I make documentation for things at work.
If this were for class, I would probably be taking notes with a laptop and use my phone to take pictures of the whiteboard if needed. Adding scanned documents should be pretty simple, though, if hand-written is more your thing.
It is a site that shows you alternatives to any software you are looking for. If there is a paid application you would like to use?, you can find a free or open source version. Do you like a program but it slows down your computer? You can find a lightweight alternative.
This is a medium/hard task to build from scratch. I'd suggest try finding something that fits before building it.
Also... I made, what seems, the opposite some time ago: https://github.com/impshum/checkin-thing
I've been using [Foobar2000's](r/foobar2000/) to reorganize my library, specifically the "File Operations > Move to..." wizard, but that probably won't be the best option for you unless you are already familiar with foobar2000 because there's some setup/learning curve involved with it.
There are quite a few standalone "tag and rename" tools/apps for windows, from what I've observed MusicBrainz Picard seems to be very popular.
r/musichoarders might be the best place to investigate this, for example:
using search terms like "library, rename, tool, reorganize" etc pulls back quite a few results like the above.
Techie jumping in here. I'm a Linux-only OS user, installer (any OS), PC builder, security & recovery geek. I use Firefox, Chromium and Brave. I'd recommend trying them all, then after a month or so, uninstall the one/s you use less of. Brave is a Chromium based browser but has a great built-in ad blocker so no need for an extension (though I use uBlock Origin for the others).
Some recommended ACRCloud in the past.
I did not use it personally, so I can't recommend or caution against.
TechGumbo is a great YouTube channel for basically anything you might think of: best free apps, courses etc.
Also would recommend a website AlternativeTo as you can guess from the name it provides alternatives to everything.
Utorrent is kind of looked down upon nowadays. It had (has?) ads/cryptominer/bundled software. This is a great site for alternative software. Qbitorrent is kind of popular, deluge as well. I personally use Tixati.
There are also recommendations in this subreddit's sidebar
If you tried to download from official site, AV might have been triggered due to bundled software in installer or it just does not like utorrent. Also AVs usually show the reason / detection type. Most likely detection was PUP (potentially unwanted program) which is fine if you understand what you are installing
Pour Windows 7,
Soit on met à jour vers Windows 10 en achetant une licence, soit on utilise une alternative : https://alternativeto.net/software/windows-7/
Et si on peut rien faire du tout (et ça arrive), et bien, on blinde son PC (antivirus, pare-feu client,...). On blinde son réseau (pare-feu,...). On isole son PC des autres (si possible sans accès à Internet). On réévalue son utilisation et son comportement avec (on évite d'aller sur des sites tout pourris).
I've heard good things about anydesk, but I haven't tried it. I don't think it's open source but it's freer than Teamviewer which gets mad if it thinks you're using it on a business network without a license.
VNC is a good open source option but I think you have to open your router port for that, which you said was a no-go. You could also try this list to see if anything works for you:
We used "LogMeIn Hamachi" (a VPN Tool) or GameRanger for this. You can probably use any VPN Software to find the Pirate Game Servers of your friends in a "virtual LAN".
Some other Alternatives
For Borderless Gaming there is a free version on the GitHub page. Running it without running it through Steam should keep it from covering the game you're playing.
Controller Companion has an itch.io version for $3 USD (or more) which could be launched without using Steam and keep it from overtaking the game you're actually playing in the "Friend's Status" area. IDK if you would gain access to that by getting the Steam version, but I'm guessing not =\ You could try to find a free alternative over on alternativeto.net though.
A site that I often use when looking for a specific software or alternatives is alternativeto.net. You can filter search results by OS and license. Eg: This link will show alternatives to "Write Monkey" (mentioned by /u/karma-toes) and I set the filters to show only Linux compatible programs that are "free or open source".
Here are a couple websites that will help you find FOSS alternatives to closed-source software: Osalt and AlternativeTo.
Custom window managers worked well on Windows XP. Some of them work, although it's hit-or-miss and glitchy, on Windows 7. I don't think it's possible with 8 or 10, as MS has a thing for locking down the UI. The best you can do is a custom theme.
What do you use your computer for? You might be surprised to find that many of the games you play also work on Linux with a little WINE.
> One more side question, is there any system that I'd be able to put in place to have window snapping like Windows?
All the major Desktop Environment have that feature.
The file, compile, reload workflow is mostly for beginners. Because you should understand the workflow first before an IDE abstracts all that away and you are lost with the complexity of debugging an IDE.
There are many great IDEs for Linux. I am not a C/++ dev myself but i heard great things about CLion and Eclipse from a personal friend who is full time C and C++ developer. Most of the IDEs are cross platform. VS is one of the exceptions.
Like with all programs you have to try them and see what fits your need.
White noise is great. The generic ones on amazon are OK but the really nice way is to buy a little speaker with SD card and get a bunch (not too many) of noises of youtube. Some of the premade ones have very shitty sound quality or the recordings themselves are low effort (lots of repeating).
I have an android app called noice that mixes white noises for you from pre selected sounds. There are others that do similar for other platforms, here's alternativeto's list.
I hate fiddling with a bunch of tech when I want to sleep/relax so whatever is fastest will win.
Here are some programs/apps that let you create something like a police sketch by selecting from a menu of facial features:
I haven’t used any of them but one of them might do what you want.
Again, I am not looking for a list of every piece of software in existence.
In case anyone else looks at this thread I found https://alternativeto.net/ is a great place too.
Wait. Take a few steps back.
First, what are you trying to install? Are you sure there is no proper Linux alternative instead?
Secondly, could it be run using Steam? Steam has Wine integrated which makes it all a lot easier.
Next up, what you have is a setup file. In essence, it's a self-unpacking zip for Windows. You'll need to first install it, and then you can run it.
The easier way to get started, is to download Bottles or Q4Wine. These are two applications that can help you manage Wine, the compatibility layer that can run Windows applications.
From there, it's trial and error. Don't forget to check the official documentation.
For future support requests; Always mention your Linux Distribution and some of the basic hardware (graphics card? laptop?). Also, unless it's something really sensitive, just tell us the application you're trying to run.
Plenty of alternatives, but I can't say I know what makes a PDF reader "minimal".
I have PDF Viewer Plus on my phone. It works, not sure what else can be said for a PDF reader.
Si t'as Win10 Pro sur ton PC perso, le bureau à distance peut marcher.
Sinon, un truc là dedans devrait faire l'affaire, mais j'ai pas d'expérience avec aucun d'entre eux...
Connectify or similar turns your laptop into a hotspot. Connect to the hotel WiFi with the laptop then connect the chromecast to the laptop hotspot.
You could do the same with a phone I expect but never tried it.
First off, backup any data that you need/want to keep.
You can completely replace Windows or you can dual boot with both if you want, then later remove the Windows partition and use it then with Linux or reinstall and repartition to use the whole drive.
Another thing to note, depending on the games you play, all/some/none may work on Linux. Check out https://www.protondb.com for the games you play to see how well they will work under Linux. A lot of games work fine under Linux, but most online multiplayer games with anticheat will not work, unless there is a Linux native port of the game. Example: Left 4 Dead 2 has a native Linux port and runs well, PUBG on the other hand does not. Also if there are any Windows apps that you normally use, check out https://alternativeto.net/ to find alternatives if there is not a native Linux version of a given app.
As for install, all Linux Distros have instructions for installing. You may also want to setup Virtual Box on Windows and install some Linux Distros in a VM to get a feel for the install.
Good new Linux user friendly distros would be Linux Mint or Ubuntu, if you have an NVIDIA GPU Pop_OS is good as it has an ISO with the NVIDIA drivers pre installed and configured.
There are a lot of options for distros, pick one and try it, you can always change to a different one later, and just about and Linux distro can be made to look like any other Linux distro by changing the Desktop Environment.
Not a developer, but you can always try different Linux distros in a Virtual Machine before you make the switch. This tutorial should get you started.
On websites like alternativeto.net you can view alternatives for software you use on you mac and if they run on Linux.
I started with mint cinnamon 19.3 (might be outdated now idk) and it was pretty good, especially for people who just used Windows.
For software you should check out:
It's not coding, but...
I absolutely loved making flash videos in high school (think new grounds bottom-of-the-barrel). My buddy got into it too after seeing some of the funny stuff I made about inside jokes.
They were horrendously shitty; bad stick figure animations and static photos floating across the screen to simulate movement but man it was fun.
I wish i kept doing it.
I know flash is coming up to the chopping block of its extinction, anybody know the current equivalent for making stuff like that?
Ninja edit: I found this page (https://alternativeto.net/software/flash-player/) is there anything in there that would be recommended?
I started creating Video Hub App over a year ago, I searched before I started because I didn't think there was much out there. After working for a few months I did some better searching and discovered there are quite a few alternatives, but I still thought they were not as good as what I was creating.
I've tried to add all that I could find to the AlternativeTo.net page -- so glance here to get a broad list: https://alternativeto.net/software/video-hub-app/
Look at https://alternativeto.net
You can select the license and OS
On the other hand my favourite is https://portableapps.com It has to attractive features (generally and roughly):
. Most portable software is open source
. It is portable and doesn’t really affect your system as installing software
for all operating systems: https://alternativeto.net/ is specialized to show apps that are similar to a known app.
you serach for an app you know and they present you alternative apps to the selected app.
For example the alternative to the gallery app quickpic can be found here: https://alternativeto.net/software/quickpic-android/
You can apply the filter "android only" to see only android alternatives