11 Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux

We have lots of software available to use on Windows platform to complete our different work, but they are not free and when we go to run them on Linux so we don’t have any option. Don’t worry about it, today we are listing here 11 Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux in which most of them are also usable on the Windows platform. There are many alternative available for single software, but I just tried to list down some very similar and useful alternative.You are welcome to share if you know more Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux that our readers/viewers may like.


Alternative: Adobe Photoshop


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.


Alternative: Quick Books

GNU Cash

GNUCash is designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. Though not as powerful and wide-scale as Quick Books, GNUCash is a perfect open source tool for small business and personal finance purposes.


Alternative: Microsoft Office

open office

OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.


Alternative: Adobe Acrobat

PDF Edit

Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + commandline interface. Scripting is used to a great extent in editor and almost anything can be scripted, it is possible to create own scripts or plugins.


Alternative: ACDSee


The photo viewer is a fast, lightweight application for viewing images on your desktop. Installed with Picasa 3, it lets you to take a quick look at images without having to fully open the Picasa 3 program.


Alternative: Microsoft Internet Explorer


Mozilla Firefox is a fast and powerful web browser designed to run on both Linux and Windows. There are far fewer issues with spyware, adware, and pop ups making it far more secure than Internet Explorer.


Alternative: Adobe Dreamweaver


Firefox 3 sets the pace with dozens of new features, including the smart location bar, one-click bookmarking and blindingly fast performance. Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity. View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory.


Alternative: Microsoft SharePoint


Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform. The open source model allows Alfresco to use best-of-breed open source technologies and contributions from the open source community to get higher quality software produced more quickly at much lower cost.


Alternative: Adobe Flash


The OpenLaszlo platform allows developers to create applications with the rich user interface capabilities of desktop client software and the instantaneous no-download Web deployment of HTML. The OpenLaszlo platform is open source and free for development and deployment.

Anjuta DevStudio

Alternative: Microsoft Visual Studio

anjuta devstudio

Anjuta DevStudio has been designed to be simple to operate yet powerful enough to fullfil all your programming needs. Many features have evolved since the early days and several very attractive ones added.


Alternative: Winamp


Amarok is the music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface. Amarok makes playing the music you love easier than ever before – and looks good doing it.


Alternative: ViceVersa

Backup PC

BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server’s disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.


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