I migrated from Windows to Linux with the following steps:
- Switched gradually to Open source software that can run on Linux as well as on Windows
- Generated files that can be read on both Windows and Linux systems
- Run Linux in parallel with Windows in a dual-boot system
- Eventually completed transfer to Linux as the main OS
There are a few Windows programs that I run on Linux using Wine.
Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Firefox tips
We have switched from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. Currently we are using the English version. LibreOffice works great in both English and Hebrew.
For viewing PDF files we are using Foxit Reader for 64-bit Linux. This reader has a fast display of files and includes multi-tab interface.
Software for bibliography management
We are using Mendeley for generating reference lists for publications.
Bitmap image editing: Gimp
Molecular biology software
- Molecular Graphics Visualization Software
- Bioedit and embedded software for sequence comparison and alignment.
- GeneDoc for multi-sequence comparisons.
- Molecular Biology Databases
- Sequence tools
File Manager: Freecommander
E-mail client: I switched from Outlook Express to Thunderbird.