Talk:Linux software equivalent to Windows software

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Notice, suggestions, etc.

Made a whole bunch of minor edits, mostly adds. Changed Cakewalk to Cakewalk/Sonar for example. Mostly I added software, though I suggest we create a security sub section which includes AV software as that is a common question I get when helping noobs. I also suggest emulators such as QEMU. As for a really old discussion I agree in that we should not separate KDE, Gnome, XFCE and X apps. Realistically most people mix them up pretty heavily no matter what desktop they use and users are confused enough as it is when they first start. Draciron March 1, 2011

News readers

Ok, it has been ignored long enough. Someone made a request for Newsreader software a LONG time (year?) ago, and it should have been added by now. If it's not here when I return, then I'll be adding it myself. Also, Bittorent and P2P software should be added too.--Sepero 06:40, January 13, 2007 (EST)

Avast blues

I removed the link to the Avast Antivirus Website ( to discourage use of that program on Linux. On a Fedora default installation, Avast incorrectly identifies an image file as a virus. Avast has repeatedly been told about this issue and refuses to correct it.--Sepero 20:43, January 12, 2007 (EST)

Notice, Windows applications

Ok, I've added more Apps on the MSWindows side. I mainly put OSS apps over there, because having the same app on both OS's makes for an easier transition.--Sepero 21:02, Nov 11, 2005 (EST)

Add news readers?

How about usenet news reading programs (ie: Forte Agent/Free Agent)? ~~

--Jsm 13:17, September 15, 2006 (EDT)


Just wondering, would it not be good to divide the applications by group? When I use Ubuntu I rather install gnomebaker then k3b, because the later will load kde libs when starting up, and that makes it rather slow. So it would be something like k3b(kde), gnomebaker(gnome), Xfburn(xfce), etc... I know these seem obious but not all are. Or something like - GNOME : gnomebaker, etc, etc KDE : K3b, etc, etc XFCE: xfburn, etc, etc - you get the point...

If I may, I disagree Jsm. Many newbies are confused about DE's and think that they are not be able to run Gnome apps on KDE, and vise-versa. This separation with only help to further install that confusion. --Sepero 18:09, December 30, 2006 (EST)

Add tuxfutter?

Just came accross this one, don't know if it's gonna be of use but just in case : Questynux 03:25, January 19, 2007 (EST)

Linux equivalent to Macromedia Dreamweaver....

Is there any software that is equivalent to Dreamweaver for producing database driver dynamic websites on the fly??? If so, please list that software too.


The structure of this page makes it confusing. E.g. we have "Utilities", "Network" and "Scientific". What is if I look for a scientific network utility? I have to search in three chapters. I may not notice that I have to do this and skip after the first one. In my opinion, the structure from appliCation is best:

  1. 1 Office and Productivity
  2. 2 Multimedia Applications and Devices
  3. 3 Networking and Internet
  4. 4 Education
  5. 5 Games

--ThorstenStaerk 07:35, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

DTP package

Tried adding to the DTP Publishing section, but the spam filter says it's blacklisted.

True, this is a commercial app, but it's low-cost, and probably the single most powerful DTP program available to Linux users; I mean, Scribus is a very nice app, but it just doesn't compare. --Dmbreakey 15:40, April 2, 2011 (UTC)

Edit blues

I get the following message when I try to edit the article, just trying correcting "Wordpad" to "WordPad".

The page you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site.
The following text is what triggered our spam filter: blacklist error

What can be done about it? --Peter Mortensen 20:58, July 4, 2011 (UTC)

GNOME Applications

All GNOME applications seem to be strangely absent where a KDE application is available?

The Libre version replacement of Open Office should certainly be listed


I wonder if the Networking section could be better described. When one thinks of networking, maybe people are thinking network tools. Maybe Internet Software or Online Apps or something. Pigzag (talk) 08:27, April 21, 2019 (EDT)

System Tools

I wonder if things such as gparted and other system tools should be in their own section, rather than office/productivity. Pigzag (talk) 08:27, April 21, 2019 (EDT)