Viso Diagrams -> Linux
Greetings, This is my first post. before I get to the main part of it... Quick background. Playing with linux for 5 years. Getting offical training and certs next week as we keep implementing linux where I work. Well in anticipation of my certifications (LPIC) I want to show that I am dedicated to the switch so I am going to load some flavor onto my laptop. Mandrake, debian, or RH (most likely Debian).
I've found solutions for almost all of my apps except visio
I've seen Kivio and a few others but none are able to import my vss stencils from visio. This is critical to my move and any help what so ever would be appreciated (I have over 5000 Computer stencils)
Other programs I found equivilants for:
Email --------Outlook -----Choose one of hundreds
Office -------MSOffice ----Star Office
IM---------Trillian-----Gaim (any others ?????)
Dev-----Java php-----Java Php
DB ------MySql ------MySQL
Shares --- Win ------ Samba
Programs I'm missing:
Adobe acrobat (not the reader)
If you guys have professional/Enterprise apps or other solutions it would be greatly appreciated so i can purchase/aquire them and dedicate myself to the switch.
I'd rather not dual boot or use vmware as then i'm not being true to the change
For Photoshop replacement (although not a total replacement), look at the GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program)
Unfortunately, there is no full version of Acrobat available for linux at this point.
There are all sorts of web development packages for linux, but I don't know of any as friendly as Dreamweaver.
The Visio thing is just what happens when a program uses a proprietary file format.
Below is a great link for win/lin equvilents.
As for chat, try kopete or xchat (irc only). For acrobat, a great alternative is scribbus, although it's no where near as robust as arobat. Dia is a nice replacement to Visio, but you can't open Visio w/ it.
Check out the CodeWeaver's CrossOver Office package for running your Office apps (including Visio & PhotoShop) and even DreamWeaver.
I'm really hoping Macromedia ports their DreamWeaver suite over to Linux -- it's really the only application I miss.
However, for web dev, I work with Quanta Plus which is bundled with KDE 3.3.
For web browsers, you forgot to mention Mozilla Firefox!
For IM, Kopete is bundled with KDE, but only supports MSN (i believe).
Kopete supports all the major IM flavors.
By the way, I agree: Quanta is pretty sweet.
WOw thanks that library is awsome. I guess i will have to wait or draw them one at a time as a hobby or find someone who already has. I guess using the office program for $40 to run office and photoshoop and visio won't be too bad while i teach myself gimp and more :-)
thanks a million guys hopefully sooner rather then later i will be contributing more then taking.