We urge all GNU/Linux users to switch to a free distribution as soon as possible.
|Type||Free program||Replacement for|
|3D computer graphics software||Blender||Autodesk Maya ("Maya")|
|BitTorrent client||Tribler, qBittorrent|
|Document viewer||Evince||Adobe Reader|
|Email client, news client, feed reader||Claws Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird|
|Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone
|GNU Ring, Linphone||Skype, Signal|
|Instant messaging client||Pidgin, Telegram||ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger|
|Live USB||Etcher, Ubuntu Live USB creator||UNetbootin|
|Media player||VLC media player (VLC)||RealPlayer Basic|
|Office suite||LibreOffice (OpenOffice.org fork)|
|Online storage||ownCloud (client only)||Dropbox|
|Raster graphics editor||GIMP|
|Text editor||Emacs, Gedit, Vim (included)|
|Vector graphics editor||Inkscape, Xfig|
|Web browser||GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork), Midori||Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox|
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