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Alternative Software

This page contains just some software alternatives to Windows® applications. Many other alternative resources can be found by consulting the websites listed at the bottom.

1. Audio

1.1 Audio player

Alternative to Winamp, Windows Media Player

1.2 Audio Editor

Alternative to SoundForge, Adobe Audition

1.3 Stream Browser

1.4 CD Ripper

2. Video

2.1 Movie Player

Alternative to BSplayer; Windows Media Player; VLC

2.2 Video Editor

Alternative to Adobe Premiere

2.3 DVD Ripper

2.4 Screen Capture

3. Graphics & Draw

3.1 Images viewer

3.2 Images manager

Alternative to Picasa

3.3 Image Editor

Alternative to Adobe Photoshop

3.4 Vectorial Graphics Editor

Alternative to CorelDraw

3.5 3D Modeller

Alternative to 3D Max; Maya

3.6 Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Alternative to AutoCAD; MathCAD

4. Internet & Network

4.1 Web Browser

Alternative to Internet Explorer

4.2 E-mail

Alternative to Outlook Express, Outlook

4.3 Usenet/Newsreader

Alternative to Outlook Express, Forte Agent

4.4 Feed RSS reader

4.5 FTP Client

Alternative to FileZilla

4.6 Instant messanger

Alternative di AIM; ICQ; MSN; Yahoo!; Jabber

4.7 Chat

Alternative to mIRC

4.8 Direct connection

Alternative to DC++

4.9 Torrents

Alternative to uTorrent, BitComet

4.10 P2P

Alternative to eMule, LimeWire

4.11 VoIP

Alternative to Skype

5. Graphical User Interface

5.1 Desktop Environment

Alternative to Explorer, Aston, GeoShell

5.2 Window Manager

Alternative to Explorer, WindowsBlind, bb4win

6. Sviluppo

6.1 Web publishing

Alternative to Dreamweaver

6.2 IDE

Alternative to MS Visual studio

7. School

8. Games

Listed only free or open source games

8.1 Action

8.2 RPG

8.3 Race

8.4 Others

9. Office

9.1 Office Suite

Alternative to MS Office

9.2 Calendar

Alternative to Ms Outlook

9.3 Desktop Publishing

Alternative to Microsoft Publisher

9.4 Diagrams

Alternative to Microsoft Visio

10. System tools

10.1 File managers

Alternative to Total Commander; FAR

Alternative to Windows Explorer

10.2 Burning CD

Alternative to Nero

10.3 Partitions manager

Alternative to Partition Magic

10.4 Graphical Installer

11. Commercial Applications

12. Commercial games

13. Other

14. Useful Links to Linux software lists

Community suggested software

  • AcetoneISO - Mount ISO images and converts them. Transform video files and does a lot of other interesting little things.
  • Amarok - music player and manager
  • Amule - Great tool for file sharing and P2P
  • Clock warning light - great calendar with alarm
  • AllTray - Hides any window in the notifications
  • Ardour - Ardour Digital Audio Workstation (GTK2 interface)
  • Arista Transcoder - Media Converter
  • Assault Cube - Game shooter
  • Audacity - Record and edit audio, applying various effects and changes
  • Avidemux - A program to manipulate your own videos. Easy and intuitive.
  • BleachBit - Software for the cleaning of the software and general system (can save several hundred MB)
  • Blender - Great 3D graphics and animation program
  • Bashare - P2P program for the direct transfer of files. High-speed protocols than msn and \ or skype.
  • Bluefish - text editor and xhtml
  • Baobab - Disk Usage Analyzer
  • Celestia - To see the universe
  • Celtix - Create scripts and storyboards has never been easier
  • Cheese - Walk for web cam, video recording, shooting photos and some nifty effects.
  • Childsplay - Suite of programs for ages 6-12 years
  • Choqok - The same client for twitter.
  • Comix - Image viewer, recommended for reading comics, it also allows to read files without having to unpack.
  • Compiz - Needless to talk about it.
  • Conky - System Monitor on the desktop
  • Deluge - A program to download torrent
  • Déjà Dup - Utility Backup Utility
  • Dia - A program to produce charts and graphs
  • Dolphin - File manager for KDE
  • Dropbox - For the management of storage devices such as USB sticks
  • DVD:: Rip - Rip and encode DVDs into various formats such as avi / divx
  • EasyTAG - To quickly apply labels and information to mp3 files
  • Emesene - Program to use chat Messenger.
  • eToys - Environment for learning to program
  • Evolution - mail client for personal use and information
  • Flock - web browser tailored for social networks
  • Flush - torrent client in gtk
  • fontypython - Useful and convenient way to manage fonts
  • FreeMind - Outliner for text
  • Frostwire - Great p2p client for torrent
  • Frozen-Bubble - Popular game for Linux
  • F-Spot - Manager of images and photos for Gnome
  • Gambas - language similar to Visual Basic
  • Gaijm - Alternative use of Jabber
  • Gcompris - Suite of programs for ages 6-12 years
  • GcStar - Manage your collections of Books, Movies, Music in a unique and powerful program
  • Geany - Text editor (C + + and others)
  • gFTP - program for managing websites via FTP
  • gLabels - Program for creating labels
  • qmmp - Winamp clone qt4 complete and light
  • Gmount-iso - Software to mount the iso on virtual drives
  • Gnome-Do - Launcher for Gnome
  • Gnome Subtitles - Managing and synchronizing subtitles
  • GnomeMusicBrowser - an excellent program for organizing your music library
  • GnomePPP - Great tool for analog connections and mobile
  • Gnote - Substitute Tomboy
  • gnusolfege - Keeping your ear trained to the musical notes (great for musicians)
  • google hearth - To view the planet Earth
  • Gparted - Easy management of partitions
  • GPRename - To quickly rename files
  • GRAMPS - management of the family tree of the family
  • GShutdown - Turn off the computer at specific times
  • Gscan2pdf - Create PDFs directly from the scan performed
  • gtk-recordmydesktop - To record the video output of the monitor
  • Gyaca Improved - For those who can not do without Yahoo Messenger
  • Handbrake - Convert any type of video without any restrictions (including DVDs). Ability to configure the output file to create your own video files with excellent quality.
  • HomeBank - For the home economic management
  • HPLIP Toolbox - If it has to do with HP multifunction printers
  • Inkscape - Vector Graphics Editor
  • Isomaster - Great software for the management of the ISO
  • Jclick - Program for learning
  • k3b - Excellent burning program
  • K9copy - To easily convert from dvd8 to dvd5
  • kaffeine - Watch and record digital TV
  • kdenlive - Videoeditor simple but good
  • KeePass - Manage passwords
  • Kexi - Simple database
  • Khangman - Hangman Game
  • Kicad - To design printed circuit boards
  • Kile Latek Editor - Learn latex
  • KMess - Great Clients msn
  • konqueror - Excellent web browser and file manager
  • Krusader - dual-window file manager
  • KShutdown - Turn off the computer at specific times
  • KTurtle - Logo language for children
  • Kvirc - complete and convenient irc client for Linux
  • Liferea - Very good and simple news reader
  • Listen - music player and organizer
  • Little Wizard - A program for learning to program, for children
  • Lyx - To write well and quickly latex
  • mp3gain Easymp3gain + - For the normalization of mp3 files
  • Mercury Messenger - Msn Client
  • Miro - Manager of RSS multimedia player with built-in
  • MKVToolnix - Kit to manage movies in Matroska format: extract the contents, create avi files by simply selecting that interest us
  • MLdonkey - How to get eMule, BitTorrent and DC + + all together
  • Nicotine-Plus - Great Soulseek client, ideal for fast download mp3
  • nmap - Network Scanner
  • Okular - Very good PDF reader, you can leave notes and notes
  • Opera - Web browser quickly and fully equipped
  • OSMO - A phone book
  • PDF Editor - PDF Editor File
  • picasa - View and edit photos easily
  • Pidgin - To communicate through the web call from irc MSN
  • Planner - Management of work and projects
  • Plasma-Desktop - remodeled and reprogrammed version of KDE interface Grin
  • Psi - Jabber client strictly in accordance with standards
  • pSX 1.13 - Play Station1 Fantastic emulator that requires no plugins
  • qelectrotec - To create diagrams
  • qmmp - Winamp clone
  • Qtiplot - For data analysis and scientific graphics
  • Recordmydesktop - software to record what happens on the desktop. Fast friendly and unique.
  • Rednotebook - Manage your privacy
  • remastersys - Allows you to: create a Live CD / DVD of Ubuntu and customized products; Make a backup of the entire system, including personal information, a CD / DVD Live installed.
  • ReZound - For audio editing
  • Screem - A program for creating web pages
  • Screen Ruler - Ruler always useful for the screen
  • screenlets - Various items for the desktop, clock, date, battery, weather and more
  • Scribus - page layout software creations of various kinds
  • Shutter - Software screenshots
  • Sound Juicer - Audio Ripping Tool
  • sondKonverter - A program to convert audio formats
  • startupmanager - Custom graphics and Ubuntu boot time
  • Stellarium - the sky astronomical simulation program
  • SuperTuxKart - very nice play
  • Synfig - 2D animation for professional
  • Tellico - Store movies, music and more
  • Texmaker - Latex Editor
  • Thunar - Powerful File Manager
  • Tidy - For the correction of xhtml code
  • Tremulous - Game shooter with great ambience
  • TrueCrypt - Cryptography their data
  • tucan Manager - Software for sharing files on Megaupload and Rapidshare
  • Tuxmath - Program arithmetic exercises
  • Tuxpaint - Drawing program
  • Ubucompilator - Application for compiling programs or creating the file in two clicks. Deb of an application
  • Ubuntu Tweak - Very useful tweak that makes the management of the OS fast and intuitive.
  • Unetbootin - Develop Linux on USB sticks
  • Urban Terror - online shooter game
  • USB creator - Ubuntu on USB pen with memory to keep the configuration on reboot
  • Viking - To analyze the data on my GPS
  • VirtualBox - Use XP without restarting
  • VLC - Universal Media Player
  • VYM View Your Mind - To build great logical map
  • Windows Tiler - To manage multiple windows as in windows
  • wine - to start programs in Windows
  • WebcamStudio - Professional software for the management of the webcam
  • WinFF - To convert video and audio files in any other format with a few clicks
  • xbmc (xbox media center) - Multimedia Display also transmitted through the wireless wifi network
  • XChat - IRC chat on For those who love
  • XSane - To use the scanner
  • Yakuake - Convenient retractable terminal
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