I’m a big fan of free software. Now that I’m (at least temporarily) back on Windows (10), I’m finding the Windows equivalents of all of the applications I grew to love on Linux. Here’s a list of them, which I’ll add to as I continue to install new ones.
|The Gimp||Photoshop like image editor|
|Geany||Text editor that’s powerful enough to use for software development|
|utorrent||Bit torrent client that supports proxies. BEWARE: The default installation of utorrent installs adware.|
|Libreoffice||MS Office compatible free office suite|
|Freemake Video Converter||Video transcoder (e.g. DVD to mp4)|
|Videopad||On Linux, I’ve previously used Kino to edit video, but it is a disk hog,
very crashy, and produced glitchy output, some I’m going to give videopad a try
|Git for Windows||Source code management and interaction with github.com|
- qbittorrent, the bit torrent client I’ve used on Linux, doesn’t support proxies.
- The handbrake video converter failed to work on a couple of my DVDs.
- I tried out the oneshot video editor, but found it pretty useless due to its lack of a simple cut tool.