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Can you guys please help me ditch Windows?

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I have been fed up with windows for quite a while now. When it works it works great, but it only works for about 2 months before I have to re-format :angry: . I have Ubuntu on my laptop and I love it, it just plain works. There are a few things that prevent me from completely switching from windows and I was wondering if people could point me to some programs that are similar. I am currently not savvy enough to mess with WINE, so I would like to find Linux alternatives instead of running windows programs through WINE. I will make a short list of programs that I need and hopefully someone can suggest some programs that are similar in Linux.

1) FlashFXP (needs TLS, SSL, Implicit SSL)

2) WinRAR

3) QuickSFV

4) Blowfish encryption for X-chat or other IRC client is also something i need to function.

I can't think of any others currently, but FlashFXP is a big one. I really need that and that is the big thing that is preventing me from switching. Any and all comments are welcome, thanks for the help.

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Hi,

 

I am pretty sure gFTP supports SSL and TLS. WinRAR is available for linux from winrars website

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I have been fed up with windows for quite a while now. When it works it works great, but it only works for about 2 months before I have to re-format :angry: . I have Ubuntu on my laptop and I love it, it just plain works. There are a few things that prevent me from completely switching from windows and I was wondering if people could point me to some programs that are similar. I am currently not savvy enough to mess with WINE, so I would like to find Linux alternatives instead of running windows programs through WINE. I will make a short list of programs that I need and hopefully someone can suggest some programs that are similar in Linux.

1) FlashFXP (needs TLS, SSL, Implicit SSL)

2) WinRAR

3) QuickSFV

4) Blowfish encryption for X-chat or other IRC client is also something i need to function.

I can't think of any others currently, but FlashFXP is a big one. I really need that and that is the big thing that is preventing me from switching. Any and all comments are welcome, thanks for the help.

 

1) FlashFXP - can work directly under Wine as anyweb suggested. Linux alternatives are KftpGrabber / Kasablanca (both of which claim to be "flashfxp clones").

 

2) WinRAR - well once rar is installed, you will find that File Roller / KArchiver, etc will have support for that filetype.

 

3) QuickSFV, well you can use md5sum / sha1sum .. lots of programs in Linux use those, much as such.

 

4) Blowfish encryption for XChat / IRC client - FISH can add that support.

 

Hope that helps. I did another topic with a similar type of questions :)

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