Windows Desktop Software and The Linux Alternatives

When you move to a desktop such as Ubuntu, you should know that
there are many great Linux alternatives to the software you used to use
on Windows. Listed below is a a very nice compilation of the Windows
Softwares and their Linux Counterparts. Enjoy.

Description Windows Linux
Desktop / System software.
Text editor Notepad, WordPad, TextPad, Vim, Xemacs, …

1) Kedit (KDE).
2) Gedit (Gnome).
3) Gnotepad.
4) Kate (KDE).
5) KWrite (KDE).

6) Nedit.
7) Vim.
8)
Xemacs.
9) Xcoral.

10) Nvi.
11) Ozeditor.

Console text editor 1) Vim
2)
Emacs
3) Editor from FAR, editor from DN, …

1) Vim.
2)
Emacs.
3) Nano. (It’s a free implementation of pico)
4)
joe.
5) Fte.
6) Jed.
7) CoolEdit.

Multi-purpose text and source code editor SciTE, UltraEdit, MultiEdit, Vim, Xemacs, …

1) Kate (KDE).
2) Nedit.

3) CodeCommander.
4) SciTE.

5) Quanta Plus.

6) Vim.
7)
Xemacs.

8) Mcedit (comes with mc).

9) Jed.
10) Setedit.
(Turbo Vision looking style)
11) HT editor.

Text editor with cyrillic encodings support Bred, Rpad32, Aditor, Vim, Xemacs

1) Kate (KDE).
2) Nedit.

3) Fte (console).
4) Patched version of Midnight Commander.
5) Vim.
6)
Xemacs.

Viewing PostScript

1) RoPS
2) GhostView

1) GhostView.
2) Kghostview.

3) GV.

4) GGV.

Viewing PDF 1) Adobe Acrobat Distiller
2) GhostView
1) Acrobat Reader. [Prop]

2) Xpdf.
3) GV.

4) GGV.

5) GhostView.
6) Kghostview.

Creating PDF 1) Adobe Acrobat Distiller
2) GhostView

3) Ghostscript

1) Any Linux WYSIWYG program -> print to file -> ps2pdf. (Here’s an article about this).
2) Adobe Acrobat Distiller. [Prop]
3) PStill. [Shareware]
4) PDFLatex.
5) Xfig.

6) Ghostscript.
7) Tex2Pdf.
8) Reportlab.

9) GV.

10) GGV.

11) GhostView.
12) Kghostview.

13) Panda PDF Generator.

Crypto PGP, GnuPG + Windows Privacy Tools 1) GnuPG (console) + GPA, KGpg, and other frontends.
2) PGP. [Prop]
Disc volume encryption EFS (standard), PGP-Disk, BestCrypt, Private Disk Light 1) Loop-aes.
2) CFS.
3) TCFS.
4) BestCrypt.
5) CryptFS.
Task scheduler mstask, nnCron cron, at (standard, console). GUI: Kcron.
Outlook scheduler Outlook scheduler 1) KOrganizer.
Virtual CD VirtualDrive, VirtualCD, Daemon Tools, … 1) Virtual CD Kernel Modul.
2) “cp /dev/cdrom mycd.iso” + “mount -o loop mycd.iso /mnt/cdrom/”.
Text recognition (OCR) Recognita, FineReader 1) ClaraOcr.
2) Gocr.
3) Kooka.
Translators (cyrillic) Promt, Socrat Ksocrat (???)
Eng-rus dictionaries (cyrillic) 1) ABBYY Lingvo
2)
Socrat
3) JaLingvo
4) phpMyLingvo
1) Mueller.
2) Ksocrat.
3) JaLingvo.

4) phpMyLingvo.

5) dict+Kdict.

6) DictX.

7) Groan.
8) Mova.
9) Slowo.
10) Stardict.

Work with scanner Programs on CD with scanner, VueScan 1) Xsane.
2) Kooka.
3) Xvscan. [Prop]

4) VueScan. [Prop]

Antivirus AVG AntiVirus, NAV, Dr. Web, TrendMicro, F-Prot, Kaspersky, … 1)
Dr. Web. [Prop]
2) Trend ServerProtect.
[Prop]
3)
RAV Antivirus. [Prop] (Bought by Microsoft?)
4) OpenAntivirus
+ AMaViS / VirusHammer.

5) F-Prot. [Prop]
6) Sophie / Trophie.

7) Clam Antivirus.
8) Kaspersky. [Prop]
9) YAVR.

System configuration Control Panel, Msconfig, RegEdit, WinBoost, TweakXP, Customizer XP, X-Setup, PowerToys, Config NT, …

1) setup (Red Hat).
2) chkconfig (Red Hat).
3) redhat-config-<feature>. (Red Hat 8.0).
4) xf86config, xf86cfg.
5) Linuxconf.
6) Drakeconf.
7) Webmin.
8) yast and yast2 (SuSE).
9) sysinstall (FreeBSD).
10) /dev/hands🙂.

Boot managers System Commander, PowerQuest Boot Magic, GAG, … 1) Grub.
2) Lilo.
3) ASPLoader.
4) Acronis OS Selector [Prop].
5) Ranish Partition Manager.
6) osbs.
7) Symon.
8) Smart Boot Manager.
9) Xosl.

10) GAG.

Hard disk partitions manager 1) PowerQuest Partition Magic [Prop]
2)
Acronis PartitionExpert [Prop]
3) Paragon Partition Manager [Prop]
4) Partition Commander [Prop]

1) PartGUI. (GUI for partimage and parted)
2) GNU Parted. (GUI – QTParted).
3) Partition Image.
4) fips.
5) Diskdrake (Mandrake).
6) Paragon Partition Manager [Prop].
7) Acronis PartitionExpert [Prop].
(review)

LVM + soft-RAID + parted + …

EVMS.

Backup software ntbackup (standard), Legato Networker [Prop] 1) Legato Networker. [Prop]

2) Lonetar.
[Prop]

3) Disk Archive.

4) Bacula.

5) Taper.

6) dump / restore. (console, standard)
7) Amanda (console).

8) Mondo Rescue.
(backups that boot and auto restore themselves to disk)

Making images of disk partitions 1) DriveImage
2)
Ghostpe
1) PartitionImage (GUI – PartGUI).
2) dd (console, standard).
3) Mondo Rescue.
Machine mirroring over network 1) ImageCast
2) Norton Ghost

1) UDP Cast.
2) Techteam’s UDP Cast Disks.
3) Ghost for Unix (g4u).

Task manager TaskMan (standard), TaskInfo, ProcessExplorer NT. 1) top (console, standard).
2) Gtop, Ktop.
3)
Ksysguard.
4) “ps aux|more”, “kill <pid>”
Automatic switch between English and Russian when you type Punto Switcher, Keyboard Ninja, Snoop No analogs😦.
Mouse gestures Sensiva 1) Kgesture.
2) wayV.
3) Optimoz.
TV program ??? Home Portal.
Text to speech MS text to speech 1) KDE Voice Plugins.

2) Festival.
3) Emacspeak.
4) VoiceText.

Speech recognition ViaVoice, DragonNaturally Speaking Yes, there are no usable speech recognition packages. But:
1) Sphinx.

2) ViaVoice. (almost dead…)

Stream text processing 1) Minimalist GNU For Windows (sed.exe)
2) perl
1) sed, awk.
2) perl.
PIM / DB / hierarchical notebook with tree view TreePad [Prop], Leo, CueCards 1) TreePad Lite. [Prop]

2) Yank.
3) TreeLine.
4) Gjots.

5) Leo.

6) Hnb – hierarchical notebook.

7) TuxCards.

Program for quick switching between resolutions and frequencies Integrated with system, comes on CD with video card

1) Multires.
2) Ctrl+Alt+”-“, Ctrl+Alt+”+”.
3) Fbset.
(when using framebuffer)

Search and replace text in files 1) Integrated with system
2)
Indexing service
3)
HTMLChanger
4) Any file manager
1) find (console, standard).
2) slocate (console, standard).
GUI:
1) Gsearchtool.
2) Kfind.
3) Any file manager
Local search engine with SGBD for indexing

1)
Indexing service
2) mnoGoSearch. [prop for Windows]

1) mnoGoSearch.
2) ASPSeek.

System monitoring System monitor (built-in) 1) top (console, standard).
2) Gkrellm.
3) Ksysguard.
4) Survivor.
5) “Hot-babe”. (If you can be shocked by nudity, don’t use it🙂.
Program for logs viewing Event Viewer (built-in)

1) Xlogmaster.
2) Analog.

3) Fwlogview. (firewall)

Data Recovery Tools R-Studio (supports Linux partitions) 1) e2undel.
2) myrescue.
3) TestDisk.
4) unrm.
5) Channel 16.
Text files encoder with automatic detection of character set ???

1) Enca.
2) Jconv.

3) Xcode. (cyrillic)
4) Asrecod. (cyrillic)

Alarm clock MindIt! 1) KAlarm.
Work with Palm Palm Desktop 1) Kpilot.
2) Jpilot.
Allows to carry on Palm .html files iSilo 1) iSilo.
2) Plucker.
Low-level optimization
(chipset, pci-bus)
Powertweak

1) Powertweak-Linux.

Bible On-Line Bible, The SWORD 1) BibleTime (KDE)
2)
Gnomesword (Gnome)
Convenient mouse scrolling Mouse Imp

???

Automatic change of desktop background ??? 1) Background Buddy.
Convenient switching of the keyboard language ???

1) GSwitchIt.

Windows registry editor RegEdit Kregedit🙂.

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