Linux Alternatives to Window Programs

It is true that many Microsoft programs that run on Windows will not run on Linux. Some you can get running with W.I.N.E.

The good news is the Linux has many alternatives, most of which are equal to or better than their Windows equivalent. Here are eight that I recommend.

  1. Alternate to Microsoft Office Suite
    LibreOffice at http://www.libreoffice.org
  2. Alternate to Notepad / Wordpad (Text Editor)
    Gedit at https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit
  3. Alternate to Photoshop (Graphics Editor)
    Gimp at http://www.gimp.org
  4. Alternate to Movie Maker (Video Editor)
    Kdenlive at http://www.kdenlive.org
  5. Alternate to Windows Media Player (Video Viewer)
    VLC Player at http://www.videolan.org/vlc
  6. Alternate to Microsoft Outlook
    Thunderbird + Lightning at https://www.thunderbird.net
  7. Alternate to Intuit’s Quicken
    GnuCash at https://www.gnucash.org/
  8. Alternate to Apple’s iTunes
    Clementine at https://www.clementine-player.org/

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is a philosopher and IT professional. He is an ordained Humanist minister, a Certified Meditation Teacher, and a decade-long Linux user.