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Windows Alternative on LInux..(use GNU/Linux)

Office and Productivity

Windows apps   ↓ Linux apps   ↓ Description   ↓
Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, KOffice, Siag Office Office package
Word OOWriter, AbiWord, KWord, LaTeX Word Processing
Notepad, Wordpad, TheGun, EditPlus, SciTE KWrite, Kate, BlueFish, Gedit, Joe Text Editors
Access, dBase, Foxpro, Paradox Kexi, OOBase Database
Excel, Lotus123, QuattroPro OOCalc, Gnumeric, KSpread Spreadsheet
Visio Kivio, Dia Diagramming
PowerPoint OOImpress, KPresenter Presentation
Microsoft Project Manager RationalPlan, MrProject, Imendio Planner, Kplato Project management
Outlook, Thunderbird + Lightning, Sunbird Evolution, Kontact, BALSA, Thunderbird + Lightning, Sunbird Personal information managers
Alcohol 120%, Discjuggler, Easy CD Creator, Nero Burning ROM K3b, XCDRoast, more CD burning
Quicken, Microsoft Money, TurboTax GnuCash, KMyMoney, jGnash, MoneyDance, Grisbi, PLCash, CrossOver Office with Quicken, lazy8ledger Accounting
ActiveSync SynCE Synchronization with Windows Mobile devices
WinEdt, TeXnicCenter Kile, Texmaker, LyX LaTeX IDEs
Veritas Backup Exec, Cobian Backup UniSon, Veritas Netbackup, more Backup
Google Desktop Beagle, Recoll, Google Desktop Desktop Search
Norton Ghost Partition Image, g4u, Mondo, dd Disk imaging
Norton Partition Magic QTparted, GParted Disk partitioning
Disk Size Explorer File Light, Konqueror Disk usage analyzers
Filemon, Regmon syscalltrack system call tracking (file monitor & others)
WinMerge, SyncToy Meld, Unison, Synkron, rSync File synchronization
Windows Update, Add/Remove programs apt-get, Aptitude, portage, rpm, urpmi, yast, yum, Synaptic Every Linux distribution has an infrastructure to manage installed software which is quite different from Windows. For instance, all updates are handled by a single program. See package management.
WinRunner xautomation automating interactive applications
7-Zip, Winzip, Winrar Karchiver, File Roller, ark, hjsplit; command line tools Archivers
chkdsk fsck check your file system (and the hard disk beneath it) for errors
Daemon Tools mount, GMount-ISO ISO mounting
Disclib gWhere Disk cataloging programs

Desktop Publishing

Windows apps   ↓ Linux apps   ↓ Description   ↓
Dreamweaver, NVU, KompoZer OOWeb, NVU, more Web Design
Quark, Quark Express, Microsoft Publisher Scribus DTP software
Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader, Xpdf, Kpdf, Ghostview, Evince; more PDF readers
Adobe Acrobat Distiller, PDFCreator CUPS-PDF,, kprinter — can convert to pdf. more PDF authoring
Adobe Acrobat PDF editor pdftk, pdfedit, pdfjam, more PDF editing tools
SilverFast xSane, VueScan scanning
FinePrint page-crunch, mpage, Kprinter, psnup/PSutils, pdfnup/PDFjam Document printing/reformatting tools


Windows apps   ↓ Linux apps   ↓ Description   ↓
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Opera, Lynx, etc. Firefox, Galeon, Konqueror, Netscape, Opera, more Internet browsers for the World Wide Web.
Outlook Express, Outlook, Thunderbird, Pegasus, Lotus Notes Kontact, Evolution, Thunderbird, Claws Mail Sylpheed Email clients.
ICQ, MSN Messenger, AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), Trillian, Pidgin PidgIn, Kopete, aMSN, Gabber, Emesene (MSN), Centericq Instant messaging software.
Microsoft Netmeeting Gnomemeeting
Microsoft HyperTerminal minicom
FileZilla FTP Client, WS FTP, Bullet Proof FTP, CuteFTP FileZilla FTP Client, KFTP (KFTPGrabber), Kasablanca, FireFTP, Konqueror, KBear, CrossFTP, Nautilus FTP clients. Note that dedicated FTP clients are rarely needed on Linux, since the default file manager can usually browse FTP shares. Several GNOME programs can directly open and edit files on FTP, SFTP and WebDAV shares.
mIRC Konversation, Quassel, KVIrc, XChat, BitchX IRC Clients
UltraVNC, TightVNC, RealVNC, Remote Desktop TightVNC, RealVNC, rdesktop, FreeNX, x11vnc, Synergy, XDMCP, SSH with X11 forwarding (-X or -Y option) Desktop Sharing
MailWasher KShowmail
Forte Free Agent, Thunderbird, Pan Thunderbird, Pan, Sylpheed, See More Clients Here News Reader (Usenet newsgroups)
eMule aMule ED2K P2P network clients
Azureus, utorrent Azureus, Qtorrent, Ktorrent, bittornado, Deluge, Transmission BitTorrent P2P network clients
Skype, Voipbuster Skype, Linphone, OPenwenGo, Ekiga VOIP software
Bitvise Tunnelier gSTM gSTM is a front-end for managing SSH-tunneled port redirects.


Windows apps   ↓ Linux apps   ↓ Description   ↓
IIS, Apache Apache, iPlanet, thttpd, lighttpd, YAWS ZOPE Web Servers
Folder sharing, printer sharing Samba Share files and printers between Windows and Linux systems. Installed by default on most distributions.
IIS, FileZilla FTP Client & Server vsftpd, pure-ftpd FTP servers, for hosting files.
NetLimiter Trickle, Level 7 Filter, ClarkConnect, Bandwidth Arbitrator, MasterShaper Bandwidth shaping and management.
Exchange Citadel, zimbra, Open-Xchange Groupware (sharing of appointments, contacts, e-mail, documents, etc. between members of a group)
Sharepoint KnowledgeTree Manage and secure documents, collaborate around document creation and editing, full document contents indexing
Norton/McAfee Antivirus, ClamWin, AVG, AntiVir ClamAV, AVG Antivirus, Avast Home for Linux Antivirus software.
ZoneAlarm , Sygate SPF Guarddog, Firestarter, GUFW, iptables Firewall software


Windows apps   ↓ Linux apps   ↓ Description   ↓
Adobe Photoshop,Corel Photo-Paint, GIMP, GIMPShop GIMP, GIMPShop, Krita, Pixel (non-free high quality), LightZone (non-free high quality) Raster graphics editors
Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator Inkscape Vector graphics editors
Irfanview, ACDSee XnView, GQView, Mirage, GThumb Image viewers
3D Studio MAX, Blender, Maya Blender, Maya, Softimage, K-3D 3D modeling software
Windows Media Player, PowerDVD MPlayer, Xine, Totem, Kaffeine, VLC Video Players
SIA Smaart Live BRP-PACU Sound analysis
Winamp, Sonique, iTunes, aTunes amaroK, aTunes, XMMS, BMP, Audacious, noatun, RhythmBox, xine will play aac and wma, Banshee Music Players
Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements,Multiquence Cinelerra, KDenlive, LiVES, Kino, AviDemux Video EditOrs
Audacity, Cubase, CoolEdit, GoldWave Ardour, Rosegarden, Audacity, GNUsound, Beast Digital audio workstation software
Audio Catalyst, dbpoweramp, CDex Grip, Audacity Audio Editors
Cakewalk kmid, kmidi
NoteWorthy Composer, MuseScore, LilyPond MuseScore,LilyPond Musical score typesetting
GuitarPro, TuxGuitar TuxGuitar Guitar tablature editors
Microsoft Paint, Kid Pix, Tux Paint Tux Paint, KolourPaint Basic raster painting programs
Videora thinliquidfilm
TMPGEnc DVD Author, Roxio DVDit Bombono DVD DVD authoring software


Windows apps   ↓ Linux apps   ↓ Description   ↓
KTouch Touch typing tutors
Maple, Mathematica Maple, Mathematica, Maxima Computer algebra systems
Matlab Matlab, Octave, SciLab High level numeric computation environments
SPSS, Stata, EViews R-project, Stata, PSPP, S-Plus Statistical analysis
Verilog iverilog Verilog Simulator
Google Earth, NASA World Wind, Celestia, Stellarium Google Earth, Celestia, Stellarium, Marble, Geody Geography and astronomy

Enjoy linux.. use open source fsf.


  1. devendra permalink

    good one…
    open source is getting into market…
    the only thing it needs is person’s like u n me that can understand its feeling..

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