Need Program Alternative Rec's

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HSChronic, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

    Aug 25, 2007
    Ok here is the background:

    I work for a computer business that purchases old systems from business that have no use for them anymore. Most are old Dell C-Series Laptops, in order to resell these at a cheap price we keep the existing COA OS, which in this case is Windows 2000.

    Recently we started playing with the idea of putting Ubuntu on these laptops, since they really don't have the power to run anything besides 2k or Linux. So I ask you guys for a list of alternatives to the Windows based program.

    So far we have come up with this

    IE - Alt Firefox
    MS Office - Open Office
    E-Mail - Thunderbird
    IM Client - ??
    PDF - ??
    Media Player - Does VLC have a linux build or is one built in?

    Good getting started/support sites.
  2. duh

    duh MDL Member

    Jan 20, 2009