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Linux Equivalents of Windows Software

There are many articles about why and how to convert to Linux, and all the sites praise Linux for a 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 the comment box below and I will have to the list:

CategoryWindowsLinuxComments
BrowserFirefox

Internet Explorer

Opera

Safari

Firefox

Epiphany

Konqueror

Opera

File ManagerWindows ExplorerDolphin (KDE)

Nautilus (Gnome)

Media PlayerWindows Media Player

iTunes

Amarok

Banshee

Exaile

gtkpod

Rhythmbox

Songbird

Totem

There is much other software for both Windows and Linux however these are few of them.
Mail ClientOutlook Express

MS Outlook

ThunderBird

Kontact (KDE)

Evolution

ThunderBird

CD / DVD BurnerWindows Media Player (very basic)K3b (KDE)

GnomeBaker (Gnome)

Coaster

Brasero

Goobox

Graveman

Grip

Serpentine

Instant MessengerYahoo

MSN

GTalk

Pidgin

IRC

ICQ

Kopete

Pidgin

Gajim

Gabber

Smuxi

XChat

Office SuiteMS Office

Star Office

Open Office

Star Office

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

IDEEclipse

XEmacs

.NET Studio

EditPlus

TextPad

NotePad

Eclipse

XEmacs

KDevelop
Anjuta

Mono

Scaffold

OpenLDev

Kate

Gedit

Kedit

.NETMicrosoft Visual StudioAnjuta

Code::Blocks

Eclipse

Geany

KDevelop

NetBeans IDE

.NET DevelopmentMicrosoft .NET FrameworkMono
XML EditorXMLEditConglomerate

KXML Edit

Web ServerIISApache
Programming Languages.NET

Java

PHP

Perl

Python

Java

PHP

Perl

Python

GraphicsPhotoshopGIMP

F-Spot – Photo Manager

3D Studio MaxArt of Illusion

Blender

Dia – a diagramming application

K-3D

Image Viewer, Image ManagerMicrosoft Image viewer

ACDSee

gThumb – Image Viewer

Eye for GNOME (GNome)

KphotoAlbum (KDE)

Kview (KDE)

Cornice

Gwenview

Imgv

AdobeAdobe IllustratorInkscape – a vector drawing application.

Skencil

Xara Xtreme

CADAutoCADK-3D

QCad

BRL-CAD

FTP ClientFileZillagFTP

Filezilla

FireFTP

KFTPgrabber

Download ManagerGetRightDownloader for X

GWGET

KGet

AccessoriesMS CalculatorGcalctool

SpeedCrunch

OthersMS ProjectPlanner – Project Management Software
System ToolsDisk Management

Partition Magic

GParted – Partition Editor
Search ToolGoogle Desktop Search

Yahoo Desktop Search

Beagle

Google Desktop

DatabaseMS SQL Server

MySQL

MySQL
AstronomyMegaStarCelestia

Stellarium

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