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Linux Equivalents of Windows Software Featured

Written by  15 Oct 2008 1550

There are many articles about why and how to convert to Linux, and all the sites praise Linux with common reason:

  1. The freely distributable software
  2. Open Source code
  3. Open file formats
  4. Favorable licensing terms
  5. Improved security
  6. Support from the Linux community
  7. Wide variety of platforms


However, until a desktop user is provided with real alternatives to the existing software that is been currently used, migration to a different operating system is going to be very difficult.

There is more application software available for Windows. Then again, there may be sufficient Linux software for your needs.

Following is the flat list of Linux Equivalents of Windows Software I know about, you are free to add your list in comment box below and I will had to the list:

Category

Windows

Linux

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Browser

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Opera

Safari

Firefox

Epiphany

Konqueror

Opera

 

File Manager

Windows Explorer

Dolphin (KDE)

Nautilus (GNome)

 

Media Player

Windows Media Player

iTunes

Amarok

Banshee

Exaile

gtkpod

Rhythmbox

Songbird

Totem

There are many other software for both Windows and Linux however these are few of them.

Mail Client

Outlook Express

MS Outlook

ThunderBird

Kontact (KDE)

Evolution

ThunderBird

 

CD / DVD Burner

Windows Media Player (very basic)

K3b (KDE)

GnomeBaker (Gnome)

Coaster

Brasero

Goobox

Graveman

Grip

Serpentine

 

Instant Messenger

Yahoo

MSN

GTalk

Pidgin

IRC

ICQ

Kopete

Pidgin

Gajim

Gabber

Smuxi

XChat

 

Office Suite

MS Office

Star Office

Open Office

Star Office

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

 

IDE

Eclipse

Xemacs

.NET Studio

EditPlus

TextPad

NotePad

Eclipse

Xemacs

Kdevelop
Anjuta

Mono

Scaffold

OpenLDev

Kate

Gedit

Kedit

 

.NET

Microsoft Visual Studio

Anjuta

Code::Blocks

Eclipse

Geany

KDevelop

NetBeans IDE

 

.NET Development

Microsoft .NET Framework

Mono

 

XML Editor

XMLEdit

Conglomerate

KXML Edit

 

Web Server

IIS

Apache

 

Programming Languages

.NET

Java

PHP

Perl

Python

 

Java

PHP

Perl

Python

 

Graphics

Photoshop

GIMP

F-Spot - Photo Manager

 

 

3D Studio Max

Art of Illusion

Blender

Dia - a diagramming application

K-3D

 

 

Image Viewer, Image Manager

Microsoft Image viewer

ACDSee

gThumb - Image Viewer

Eye for GNOME (GNome)

KphotoAlbum (KDE)

Kview (KDE)

Cornice

Gwenview

Imgv

 

Adoebe

Adobe Illustrator

Inkscape - a vector drawing application.

Skencil

Xara Xtreme

 

CAD AutoCAD

K-3D

QCad

BRL-CAD

 
FTP Client FileZilla

gFTP

Filezilla

FireFTP

KFTPgrabber

 
Download Manager GetRight

Downloader for X

GWGET

KGet

 

Accessories

MS Calculator

Gcalctool

SpeedCrunch

 

Others

MS Poject

Planner - Project Management Software

 

System Tools

Disk Management

Partition Magic

GParted - Partition Editor

 

 

Search Tool

Google Desktop Search

Yahoo Desktop Search

Beagle

Google Desktop

 

Database

MS SQL Server

MySQL

MySQL

 

Astronomy

MegaStar

Celestia

Stellarium

 

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