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    Software like these for linux?


    Hey guys I just switched over to linux as my main OS I still have an older computer that does windows 7 but I'll probaly switch over to it sooner or later. However some of these applications on windows I couldn't find for Linux I'm on ubuntu currently. If there is more way to explain like my kenerl or my info you need just let me know and I'll try my best to give it to you anyways here is some software that I used alot on my windows pc but I couldn't find on linux if you guys could offer me some suggestions or that would be great :'D

    Malware bytes
    Truecrypt
    Spotify
    puush
    notepad ++
    BlueStacks Allows me to use andorid apps on my laptop mostly use for "kik"
    utorrent right now using tixati guess this okay for now lol
    Winrar
    Itunes or somthing that can transfer music on to my ipod touch 5th gen
    Vpn- When I get the money I'm going to need a vpn for linux aswell


    Also for a "Linux Newbie" What software do you recommend getting?

    Thanks guys I look foward to reading the responses

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    Hi and welcome.

    Malware Bytes: Clam AV which should be in the repositories. I don't know if it is exactly the same but it does a thorough virus scan.
    Truecypt: Truecrypt! You will need to grab it from their web site as it is typically not in repositories because it has an incompatible licence.
    Spotify: No idea.
    Puush: No idea
    Notepad++: There are literally hundred of choices. Have a look at Geany which should be in the repositories.
    Bluestacks: No idea.
    uTorrent: uTorrent, transmission, deluge although that is not particularly lightweight.
    Winrar: unrar although it is a command line tool
    iPod management: Banshee, gpodder, Amarok, Rythmbox but as I don't have an iPod, I don't know how well they handle it or which versions
    Vpn: try openvpn.

    Hope this helps a bit
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    Should occupy you enough to find out what you need or don't need. The only thing personally for me that requires Windows still is motorcycle drm tuner software.
    Linux cannot still handle that (no interest in interfacing with all the different auto/motorcycle computer modules) and the software is way too expensive for me to experiment with with WINE.
    It is high dollar and run only once type, for one bike only.

    Howdy and Welcome to the Forum also.

    If there is more way to explain like my kenerl
    In terminal. Post what it spits out after you hit the enter/return key

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Hi and welcome.

    Malware Bytes: Clam AV which should be in the repositories. I don't know if it is exactly the same but it does a thorough virus scan.
    Truecypt: Truecrypt! You will need to grab it from their web site as it is typically not in repositories because it has an incompatible licence.
    Spotify: No idea.
    Puush: No idea
    Notepad++: There are literally hundred of choices. Have a look at Geany which should be in the repositories.
    Bluestacks: No idea.
    uTorrent: uTorrent, transmission, deluge although that is not particularly lightweight.
    Winrar: unrar although it is a command line tool
    iPod management: Banshee, gpodder, Amarok, Rythmbox but as I don't have an iPod, I don't know how well they handle it or which versions
    Vpn: try openvpn.

    Hope this helps a bit
    That's a really informative post. Thanks for sharing your preferences.

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    Program Winrar can change to a p7zip in Linux.

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    Lots of text editors will do the same sort of thing as Notepad++. Try gedit and kate. Both usually installable with sudo apt-get gedit kate or
    sudo zypper install gedit kate or
    sudo yum install gedit kate

    You will probably get an error message like gedit is already installed and is latest version

    For zipping and unzipping, I find the archive manager can open many formats, e.g. 7-zip, with or without password.

    For torrents I usually use Vuze and Azureus, which are new and old names for the same program.

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