You know what you want (for free!), but you don't know the tool? This is a list of software in Portage for Linux and Windows equivalents. This list is by no means complete, but it isn't meant to be. It is meant to get you going with your Linux-installation just as soon as possible.
Categories: net-im, net-irc, net-voip
- amsn: MSN client.
- pidgin: GTK based multi-protocol instant messenger with IRC support.
- irssi: (command line based) alternative for mIRC
- konversation: KDE based alternative for mIRC
- kopete: KDE based multi-protocol instant messenger with IRC support.
- kvirc: KDE based alternative for mIRC
- licq: alternative for ICQ
- psi: jabber client
- sim: alternative for ICQ, Jabber, MSN, SMS, Yahoo!, AIM
- Mercury: the most updated MSN client in java.
- WengoPhone: Wengophone also has a Linux version and is open source
- xchat: GTK based alternative for mIRC
[[EVA]]. KDE based alternative for QQ (OCIQ, Used offen in China)
- evolution: Gnome based alternative for Outlook.
- kontact: KDE based alternative for Outlook.
- kmail: KDE based alternative for Outlook Express.
- Mailody: KDE based alternative for Outlook Express that focuses on IMAP.
- mozilla-thunderbird: Popular and highly extensible GTK based alternative for Outlook Express.
- 32-bit binary package: mozilla-thunderbird-bin - excellent as a backup if Thunderbird fails (usually due to problems with extensions).
- claws-mail: Lightweight GTK based alternative for Outlook Express. Available plugins include GPG, RSS and PDF/PS viewer.
- Slypheed : Lightweight GTK based alternative for Outlook Express with small dependencies, suitable for small / minimalist system.
- emelfm2: GTK+2 file manager.
- konqueror: KDE based file manager.
- krusader: KDE based twin-panel (commander style) file manager.
- nautilus: Gnome based file manager.
- Rox-Filer: ROX desktop file manager.
- Thunar: Xfce file manager.
- dolphin: Upcoming KDE4 default file manager, focused on usability.
- easyftp: QT (KDE) based.
- FireFTP: Firefox extension.
- ftpcube: GTK based.
- gftp: GTK based.
- gtkfxp: GTK based.
- kasablanca: KDE based.
- kftpgrabber: KDE based.
- lftp: Command line based.
- ncftp: Command line based.
- swiftfxp: GTK based.
- FileZilla: GTK based.
- digiKam: KDE alternative for the proprietary software bundled with your digital photo camera
- FontForge: alternative for Fontographer / FontLab Studio
- gimp: alternative for Adobe Photoshop
- krita : koffice alternative for Adobe Photoshop
- gqview: alternative for Irfanview
- gwenview: alternative for Irfanview
- Inkscape: alternative for Adobe Illustrator / Macromedia Freehand
- kuickshow: alternative for Irfanview
- Scribus: alternative for Adobe InDesign / QuarkXPress
- dia : Gnome alternative for Microsoft Visio
- kivio : koffice alternative for Microsoft Visio
- Gliv : Opengl alternative to windows image viewer
- ShowImg: KDE alternative for IrfanView
- epiphany: Gnome based web browser.
- Extensions package: epiphany-extensions
- galeon: Gnome based web browser.
- konqueror: KDE based alternative for Internet Explorer
- mozilla-firefox: GTK based.
- seamonkey: Suite including browser, mail, chat and news clients. Alternative for Internet Explorer
- Kazehakase: Light and high customizable Browser based on gecko (mozilla).
- opera: Proprietary alternative for Internet Explorer
- amarok: KDE based. Alternative to iTunes player/WMP/WinAMP
- banshee: Gnome based. Alternative to iTunes.
- xmms: the first WinAMP like player supporting lot of plugins and based on first GTK.
- audacious: Originally based on XMMS. Alternative for WinAMP/WMP
- bmpx: Next generation Beep Media Player
- exaile: a media player aiming to be similar to KDE's AmaroK, but for GTK
- madplay: A lightweight console mode MP3 player
- mpd: Music Player Daemon
- Songbird: Not yet available in portage. Alternative for iTunes: ebuild gentoo-sunrise (portage overlay)
Video / DVDs
- kplayer: KDE multimedia player and library. Alternative for Windows Media Player. Also plays DVDs, video and audio CDs, TV and DVB channels. Uses MPlayer as the media playing backend.
- kaffeine: KDE based. Alternative for Windows Media Player (also plays DVDs)
- kmplayer: KDE based media player that supports mplayer, xine and gstreamer backends.
- mplayer: alternative for Windows Media Player
- realplayer: runs natively on linux!
- smplayer: QT4 based. A great and complete MPlayer front-end.
- totem : alternative for WMP, Menusupport for DVDs
- vlc: alternative for Windows Media Player
- xfmedia : alternative for WinAMP and Windows Media Player
- xine-ui: alternative for Windows Media Player (also plays DVDs)
- cinelerra-cvs: CVS (development) version of the professional video editing package.
- kino: Gtk based.
- kdenlive: KDE based.
CD / DVD Burning and Mastering
- gnomebaker: Gnome based.
- graveman: GTK based.
- k3b: KDE based.
- xfburn: xfce burning application based on GTK
- AbiWord : Only like MS Word. Decent MS Format support. Includes grammar check
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Evince : For opening djvu pdf and ps files
- gnochm : For opening .chm files
- Bibus : Endnote equivalent, supports both MS Word and OpenOffice.org, import/export to/from Endnote.
- ePDFView: alternative for Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Gnumeric : Gnome spreadsheet application, with the best statistical functions
- KOffice : like above without MS format support. Includes more specialized apps than even the full MS Office Pro
- kpdf: alternative for Adobe Acrobat Reader
- OpenOffice.Org: alternative for MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access, great support for MS formats
- StarOffice: commercial version of OpenOffice.org, includes extras (grammar check)
- XPDF: alternative for Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Okular: Upcoming KDE4 default document viewer, focused on usability.
- aMule: alternative for eMule
- Azureus: java bittorrent client (or bittorrent which is written in python)
- Limewire + gtk-gnutella: Gnutella client
- MLDonkey + Sancho: client and interface for bittorrent, Gnutella, FastTrack, etc.
- PySoulseek: python-based soulseek client
- nicotine: soulseek client
- Transmission: fast bittorrent client written in C.
- qtorrent: bittorrent client
- ktorrent: another bittorrent client
- rtorrent: fast and resource friendly bittorrent client
- Valknut: alternative for Direct Connect
- TIP Recommended Packages
- TIP Recommended Packages for newbies
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- HOWTO Lightweight package selection (using Xfce and suitable for office usage)
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- Microsoft Windows Software / Open Source Equivalents
- Open Source Alternatives
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