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Common distros usually provides a repository of nonfree software, we urge all GNU/Linux users to switch to a free distribution as soon as possible.

Type Free program[1] Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender

FreeCAD

Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
Accessibility Hpp-logo.png Orca
Anonymous P2P GNUnet
BitTorrent client Tribler

qBittorrent

Compiler Mingw-w64
Desktop publishing Scribus
Diagramming software Dia
Document viewer Evince Adobe Reader
Email client, news aggregator Claws Mail

Icedove[3]

Multimedia communication Hpp-logo.png

Ekiga
Empathy
Gajim
GNU Ring
Jitsi Desktop
KDE Telepathy
Linphone
qTox
Riot.im
Wire

Microsoft Skype
Signal
Viber
Instant messaging client Cryptocat

Pidgin (pidgin-otr)
Psi
PyBitmessage
Ricochet
Telegram

ICQ
Trillian
Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB dd[6]

Etcher

UNetbootin[5]
Media player VLC media player (VLC) RealPlayer Basic
Office suite LibreOffice
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Proxy server
Raster graphics editor GIMP

Krita
Tux Paint

Text editor Emacs

Gedit
Vim[2]

Vector graphics editor Inkscape

Xfig

VPN client OpenVPN
Web browser GNU IceCat[3][4]

Midori
Tor Browser

Chromium
Google Chrome
  1. This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for GNU/Linux distributions, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. All software in the Directory runs on GNU/Linux systems.
  2. Included in the operating system.
  3. Mozilla branded programs such as Firefox and Thunderbird are not free software unless their names are changed. This is due to Mozilla's trademark policy that forbids selling copies of unmodified executables.
  4. GNU IceCat is a freedom focused fork of Mozilla Firefox ESR.
  5. Recommends nonfree software.
  6. We don't know any GUI program

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