FTP is a great way to transfer files to the cloud, and you have some pretty good choices of FTP clients on Linux. However, our favourite is the powerful, cross-platform FilezZilla.
Linux is rife with awesome file browsers, so if you don’t like the one that came with your distro, you have a lot of choices. Our favourite is the insanely feature-filled Krusader for KDE.
Whether you can’t live without that one Windows app or you just want to try out a new Linux distro, virtualisation is a great way to go. Our favourite virtualisation app for Linux is the free, powerful VirtualBox.