Killer App Alternatives

The Linux Journal covers an iTunes shiny red fruit alternative Juice (homepage) providing cross platform access to podcasts.

A key suite of software many people require when using a computer is word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. The first cross platform one that comes to my mind as a solid alternative to commercial offerings is Libre Office though I don’t know what the state of The Document Foundation vs. Apache Foundation OpenOffice incubation might be to bring the OpenOffice name back to this excellent software product.

What apps do you find people must have when coming to Linux from other platforms?

P.S. As a reminder, our 4th Sunday meeting at Bobby G’s is this Sunday, April 22nd. I hope you can join us. As we skipped the 2nd Sunday due to Easter it’s been quite awhile.

P.P.S. Mark your calendars for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin release party coming up this Thursday at 7PM in SF at the Thirsty Bear and the Ubuntu Developers Summit May 7-11 in Oakland.

One thought on “Killer App Alternatives

  1. Hmm, looks like Juice needs packaging for Ubuntu and Debian. Someone did some work on 0.03 but it hasn’t been kept up to date. Juice version 2.1 is the latest.


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