OK, So I thought it would be a good idea to make a post in the misc section that we could update/add stuff to as time goes on, or I get suggestions, so here it goes:
If you want to run:
AOL messenger- There is GAIM and Kopete, which do very well at more than just AOL, but msn messenger and others, so try and use them, there are updated a lot more than AOL messenger for unix.
Photshop- There is the GIMP which does a very good job at photoshop type stuff, so try that. There is also GIMPSHOP, if you want a photoshop like interface.
mIRC- IRRSI, Xchat, *****X
FTP client- GFTP KBear, Konquerer, Krusader, ftp
Internet Explorer- Links, Firefox, Mozilla, opera
Winamp- XMMS, Xine, beep-media-player
Paint- Tux Paint
MS Office- openOffice, abiword, Koffice
Outlook- thunderbird, Sylpheed
Powerpoint- OO Impress
Excel- OO calc
Word- OO writer
OK, so that is all I can think of at the minute, please post below if there is more and I will add them to the main post, along with you name next to it so it doesnt look like i am letting you lot do all the work.
PS: This is a good post for people who are new to linux/bsd or whatever. So please don't lock it