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[digg-me] Below is the full list of Windows Software equivalents for Linux. If you can suggest better list you’re welcome to comment here! 🙂

Windows Software Linux Equivalent/Alternative
3D Studio Max
K-3D (http://www.k-3d.org/)
Wings 3D (http://www.wings3d.com/)
Art of Illusion (http://www.artofillusion.org/)
Blender (http://www.blender.org/)
GTKSee (http://gtksee.berlios.de/)
gthumb (http://gthumb.sf.net/)
KuickShow (http://kuickshow.sourceforge.net/)
ShowImg (http://www.jalix.org/projects/showimg/)
Gwenview )
GQview (http://gqview.sourceforge.net/)
Eye of GNOME (http://www.gnome.org/projects/eog/)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
okular )
Xpdf (http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/)
Evince (http://www.gnome.org/projects/evince/)
ePDFView )
KPDF (http://kpdf.kde.org/)
Adobe Audition
Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)
Adobe Illustrator
Skencil (http://www.skencil.org/)
Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/)
Karbon14 )
Xara Xtreme for Linux (http://www.xaraxtreme.org/)
Adobe PageMaker
Scribus (http://www.scribus.net/)
Adobe PhotoAlbum
F-Spot (http://f-spot.org/Main_Page)
KPhotoAlbum (http://www.kphotoalbum.org/)
digiKam (http://www.digikam.org/)
Adobe Photoshop
CinePaint (http://www.cinepaint.org/)
Gimpshop (http://www.gimpshop.com/download.shtml)
Krita )
GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/)
Adobe Premier
PiTiVi (http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Main_Page)
LiVES (http://lives.sourceforge.net/)
Cinelerra )
kdenlive (http://kdenlive.sourceforge.net/)
Jahshaka (http://www.jahshaka.org/)
Ant Movie Catalog
Moviefly (https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/lmc/)
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
Kopete )
Pidgin (http://pidgin.im)
APC PowerChute
Network UPS Tools (http://www.networkupstools.org/)
Apcupsd (http://www.apcupsd.com/)
PowerD (http://power.sourceforge.net/)
Sound Juicer )
Rubyripper (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Rubyripper)
ripperX (http://ripperx.sourceforge.net/)
Grip (http://nostatic.org/grip/)
KAudioCreator )
aviManager (http://avimanager.sourceforge.net/)
GCstar (http://www.gcstar.org/)
Tellico (http://periapsis.org/tellico/)
Alexandria )
Griffith )
vMovieDB (http://vmoviedb.sourceforge.net/)
Katalog )
Quanta Plus (http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/)
Geany (http://geany.uvena.de)
Nvu (http://www.nvu.com)
Screem (http://www.screem.org/)
KompoZer (http://www.kompozer.net/)
Bluefish (http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html)
k9copy (http://k9copy.sourceforge.net/)
OGMRip (http://ogmrip.sourceforge.net/)
Thoggen (http://thoggen.net/)
xdvdshrink (http://dvdshrink.sourceforge.net/)
DVD Rip-O-Matic (http://dvdripomatic.sourceforge.net)
qVamps (http://vamps.sourceforge.net/)
dvd::rip (http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/)
AcidRip )
HardInfo (http://hardinfo.berlios.de/web/HomePage)
Lilypond (http://www.lilypond.org)
Denemo (http://denemo.sourceforge.net/index.html)
Rosegarden (http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/)
NoteEdit (http://noteedit.berlios.de/)
Brahms (http://brahms.sourceforge.net/)
F4L (http://f4l.sourceforge.net/)
Forte Agent
Pan (http://pan.rebelbase.com/)
LMMS (http://lmms.sourceforge.net/)
Hydrogen (http://www.hydrogen-music.org/)
Google Desktop Search
Google Desktop (http://desktop.google.com/linux/index.html)
Beagle (http://beagle-project.org/)
Guitar Pro
TuxGuitar (http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/home.html)
Banshee (http://banshee-project.org/Main_Page)
aTunes (http://www.atunes.org/)
Quod Libet (http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet)
SongBird (http://www.songbirdnest.com)
Exaile (http://www.exaile.org/)
Amarok (http://amarok.kde.org/)
Listen (http://listengnome.free.fr/)
Rhythmbox (http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/)
gtkpod )
Legacy Family Tree
GRAMPS (http://gramps-project.org/)
FrostWire (http://www.frostwire.com/)
Meal Master
krecipe (http://krecipes.sourceforge.net/)
Gourmet Recipe Manager (http://grecipe-manager.sourceforge.net/)
Microsoft Access
Kexi )
GNOME-DB (http://www.gnome-db.org/)
Microsoft Excel
KSpread )
Open Calc (http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.html)
Gnumeric (http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/)
Microsoft Frontpage
Quanta Plus (http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/)
Nvu (http://www.nvu.com)
KompoZer (http://www.kompozer.net/)
Bluefish (http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html)
Microsoft HyperTerminal
minicom )
GtkTerm (http://freshmeat.net/projects/gtkterm/)
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Epiphany (http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/)
Opera (http://www.opera.com/download/)
Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/)
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org/)
Microsoft Money
KMyMoney (http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/)
GNUcash (http://www.gnucash.org/ )
Gnofin (http://gnofin.sourceforge.net/)
Grisbi (http://www.grisbi.org/)
Microsoft Office
GNOME Office )
KOffice )
OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org/)
Microsoft Outlook (Express)
Thunderbird (http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/)
Evolution (http://www.gnome.org/projects/evolution/)
Microsoft Powerpoint
Open Office Impress (http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html)
KPresenter )
Microsoft Project
KPlato )
OpenProj )
GanttProject (http://ganttproject.sourceforge.net/)
Planner (http://live.gnome.org/Planner)
TaskJuggler (http://www.taskjuggler.org/)
Microsoft Visio
Dia (http://www.gnome.org/projects/dia/)
Kivio )
Microsoft Windows Media Center
Freevo (http://freevo.sourceforge.net/)
Elisa Media Center )
MythTV (http://www.mythtv.org)
LinuxMCE )
Microsoft Word
Open Office Writer (http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.html)
AbiWord (http://www.abisource.com/)
Kword )
Konversation (http://konversation.kde.org/)
KVIrc (http://www.kvirc.net/)
BitchX (http://www.bitchx.org/)
Xchat (http://www.xchat.org/)
ChatZilla! (http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/)
irssi (http://www.irssi.org/)
Pidgin (http://pidgin.im)
Kid3 (http://kid3.sourceforge.net/)
Musicbrainz (http://musicbrainz.org/)
Pinkytagger (http://pinkytagger.sourceforge.net/)
EasyTAG (http://easytag.sourceforge.net/)
Cowbell (http://more-cowbell.org/)
Audio Tag Tool (http://pwp.netcabo.pt/paol/tagtool/)
MSN messenger
Mercury Messenger (http://www.mercury.to/)
Kopete )
aMSN (http://amsn-project.net/)
Pidgin (http://pidgin.im)
SharpConstruct )
Nero Burning Rom
X-CD-Roast (http://www.xcdroast.org/)
Brasero )
GnomeBaker (http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/)
Graveman! (http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/)
K3b (http://www.k3b.org/)
Ekiga )
Kismet (http://www.kismetwireless.net/)
SWScanner (http://www.swscanner.org/)
leafpad (http://tarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/)
NEdit (http://www.nedit.org/)
jEdit (http://www.jedit.org/)
Kate (http://kate-editor.org/)
gedit (https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit)
Scribes (http://scribes.sourceforge.net/)
tpad (http://tclpad.sourceforge.net/)
OrangeCD Catalog
GWhere (http://www.gwhere.org)
SciGraphica (http://scigraphica.sourceforge.net/)
Partition Magic
GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/)
QtParted (http://qtparted.sourceforge.net)
F-Spot (http://f-spot.org/Main_Page)
KPhotoAlbum (http://www.kphotoalbum.org/)
Linux Picasa )
digiKam (http://www.digikam.org/)
Pro Tools
Ardour (http://www.ardour.org)
KMyMoney (http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net/)
GNUcash (http://www.gnucash.org/ )
Gnofin (http://gnofin.sourceforge.net/)
Grisbi (http://www.grisbi.org/)
Nicotine )
Nicotine-Plus (http://nicotine-plus.sourceforge.net/)
ReZound (http://rezound.sourceforge.net/)
Total Commander
GNOME Commander (http://www.nongnu.org/gcmd/)
xfe (http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/)
Tux Commander (http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/)
Midnight Commander (http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/)
Krusader (http://krusader.sourceforge.net/)
Traktor DJ
Mixxx (http://mixxx.sourceforge.net/)
thin liquid film (http://thinliquidfilm.org/)
Audacious )
Amarok (http://amarok.kde.org/)
XMMS (http://www.xmms.org/)
Windows Media Player
KPlayer (http://kplayer.sourceforge.net/)
VideoLAN (http://www.videolan.org/)
xine (http://xinehq.de/)
mplayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html)
Windows Movie Maker
PiTiVi (http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Main_Page)
LiVES (http://lives.sourceforge.net/)
Avidemux (http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/)
Cinelerra )
kdenlive (http://kdenlive.sourceforge.net/)
ISO Master (http://littlesvr.ca/isomaster/)
KIso (http://kiso.sourceforge.net/)
Meld (http://meld.sourceforge.net/)
xxdiff (http://furius.ca/xxdiff/)
XdTV (http://xawdecode.sourceforge.net/)
tvtime (http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/)

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24 thoughts on “Windows Software <=> Linux Software”

  1. I would suggest under mp3 taggers, you add musicbrainz picard tagger 🙂 It fingerprints the song and matches it to a database of similar fingerprints online to tag the song.

  2. cool men ..

    Its great to have a equivalent Windows-Linux list of programs ..

    My problem in Linux is Im not know the name of programs that I want .. until now . COOL!

    thx again ..

    PD: Im not speak english, zorry about horrible speling =S

  3. For image viewing I use gwenview mostly, although there are plenty of different image viewers for linux.

    For video editing perhaps kino or pitivi.

    I've used kino a few times and the results are pretty good. I also have pitivi installed but I don't recall ever having used it 🙂

  4. Just went back and checked out pitivi.. I can't even get it to import most of the clips I have here, which would be the main reason I never used it. And I can't figure out how to do transitions, or trim clips, or anything at all really. The wiki documentation keeps telling me to click buttons and menu options that I simply don't have on my screen.

    Suggestion: drop pitivi off the list, replace it with kino.

  5. nice to see lists like this… i was a die hard windows user…compiz blew me away and makes vista look like donkey crap. I want to migrate to linux but need some confidence in the software available. Lists like this are just whats needed: a flash linux prg, I hope so

    Thanks….. your time was well spent now if you have a COD 4 linux prg I am sold

    John the Rabbi

  6. Great list! Makes my switching to Ubuntu a lot easier.

    On another note regarding Bruce Wagner's comment: I think that when you spend a couple of hundred dollars on a peace of software, one might not be too inclined to make another purchase for software that is similiar. However, most Linux apps are free. This makes it easier to experiment with apps that on the surface "do the same thing". In turn one can see the differences in apps and how how is better, faster or easier at a particular task over one another.

    I speak from expirience because when i spent my money on frontpage 2003 i was not interested in how things where done in dreamweaver. Frontpage could do (at that time) everything Dreamweaver could. was dreamweaver better? I see now that it could've been. But i had already spent my money and did not want to throw that out and then go spend more.

  7. thanx a lot

    to everyone

    makes Engineering softwares cheaper

    these softwares do make windows look"CRAP"

    after all WIN VISTA turned out bad

    unfortunately, all the files aren't compatible wid windows version

    is there any solution to that

  8. What do I do about most other things like wavepad to record songs I hear online, mp3gain to increase the volume of songs I record, games by Blizzard entertainment and such. Is there no way to create a Windows “shell” of the sorts that provides a similar environment that windows programs will accept. Everyone talks about escaping windows but we all need the stuff that windows works. No one sells Linux compatable software. Well at least every single program I use has nothing to do with Linux.

    What do I do about that? Is there another OS better than windows and not Linux that will run my stuff? I mean it’s not like I still have the crummy auto windows update service. It’s been disabled for months now. But I use NOD32, skype, devcpp, jdk commander, context and more. It doesn’t seem one escapes windows unless they abandon windows compatibility first.

  9. You can use vlc to record things online. Or mplayer, but that’s a little more fiddly. Those will dump the web stream directly to file so you can be recording and still do other things that make sound without interfering with your recording. Also arecord will record the output of your soundcard if you want to listen to the stream and record it at the same time.

    programs such as normalize-audio or mp3gain (It’s open source so there’s a Linux version too!) can automatically set audio files to the same average volume level. You don’t need windows for that.

    For the games, you might find virtualbox-ose acceptable. It creates a ‘virtual machine’ that you can install Windows onto, complete with a virtual network, sound and video card. I use it for testing websites but I think the 3d support is fairly good so you could probably play games in it.

    You might also like to try the most recent version of WINE.

    Another option; take a look at some of the quite good native Linux games that already exist; Urban Terror, Nexuiz, OpenArena, Glest, Wesnoth, sauerbraten, World of Padman, Teeworlds, frets on fire, stepmania.. these are a few that my kids play and none of them cost a thing.

  10. This list looks to be somewhat behind the times. I'm surprised that as an alternative for itunes, songbird is not listed which is probably the most used alternative for itunes today. As for a replacement for Microsoft Internet Explorer, many are using google chrome or chromium today. Looks like someone needs to go over this list and bring it up to date.


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