Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Linux Equivalent Project

One of the biggest stumbling block to the widespread adoption of Linux is the perceived lack of applications for it. Another is that a lot of people simply got stuck with the programs that they got used to using in Windows.

The Linux Equivalent Project is an informational website that tries to compile the open source equivalent of frequently used Windows software. People who wants to try out Linux can visit this
site and see if there is a free and open source equivalent of the programs they use -- allowing them to try out Linux without much hassle.

Looking at the list, their "roster" of programs may not be as extensive as I would have wanted but since the site is still in "beta", I'm sure it will mature gracefully given enough time.

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