Guide on how to switch to Linux (from beginner to beginner)

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides

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  • GitHub repo qtwebflix

    A qt webengine program for netflix

    I use QtWebFlix to watch my streaming services in Linux.

  • GitHub repo photoshopCClinux

    Photoshop CC v19 installer for Gnu/Linux

    For Adobe, there are currently two projects that automates installation of the CC version of Photoshop and Illustrator. For video, I believe the recommendation goes Da Vinci Resolve for Pro, Olive for Prosumer (YouTuber, etc.).

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  • WPS has by far the best UI, feature, and format compatibility with MS Office. It's proprietary, but if you NEED compatibility and OnlyOffice and Libreoffice don't work for your case, I'd recommend using this. Alternatively, you can install MS Office via Wine/Bottles (need installing corefonts, riched20, and msxml6 via Winetricks or Bottles dependency) or CrossOver which automates everything but is paid.

  • GitHub repo illustratorCClinux

    Illustrator CC v17 installer for Gnu/Linux

    For Adobe, there are currently two projects that automates installation of the CC version of Photoshop and Illustrator. For video, I believe the recommendation goes Da Vinci Resolve for Pro, Olive for Prosumer (YouTuber, etc.).

  • For newbies, I'd recommend using Bottles instead of normal Wine. Wine is great, I prefer it, but it's terminal-only, whereas Bottles have everything in UI with some automated setups.

  • GitHub repo winapps

    Run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office/Adobe in Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) and GNOME/KDE as if they were a part of the native OS, including Nautilus integration.

    You can try to use vm or vm with integration like winapps

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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