If you want to migrate to Linux and looking for a bit of information over the web, we will see that what we are told by all sides is that first we got used to using programs that go well with Linux, but from our present system (read, or Windows Mac). Then, migrate to Linux or not, we will have learned that there are very viable alternative to our programs, and we could save thousands of tickets (or avoid seeking trout serials, cracks, key generators, etc …).
The problem is: how do I know what are the equivalents to programs that use more? Fortunately, this question already have made many people before, and have decided to give us a hand in this regard. There are many articles, forums and even posts on Web portals that are intended to guide us through this arduous task.
A advice: options prentenden not be exact clones of the programs that we know. This means that the openoffice prentende not be identical to MS Office, and that the Amarok prentende not be the same as the Windows Media Player, nor that the Firefox intended to copy the Explorer. The idea is to offer at least the same functionality (although in many, many cases, free alternative to the hugely outweigh closed).
Here are some links left:
Freealts: This site allows you to find alternatives, which are broken down by category and have a pretty clear description. Very good.
This article from The Nation list quite a few interesting alternatives. The comments from users have greatly enriched.
This table is an alternative but to all who are floating around out there. Always try to find some that are more or less updated!