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====Windows====
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'''We urge all Windows users to switch to a free [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html GNU/Linux distribution] as soon as possible.'''
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This collection is maintained by the [[Free Software Directory:Free software replacements|Free software replacement]] project team.
  
You may want to check the [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Runs-on/Windows Runs-on/Windows category] for more software.
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.html Microsoft's software is malware], we urge all Windows users to switch to a free [https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html GNU/Linux distribution] as soon as possible.'''
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Here is a list of popular free software applications that run on Microsoft Windows — along with the proprietary applications they replace. If you are still a Windows user, you can take a first step towards free software by installing these applications.
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When we say these application programs are [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html free software], we're talking about freedom, not price. It means that you are free to use these programs constructively, either alone or in a community, while respecting the freedom of others. The source code is available, so that you can study the software, adapt it to your needs, fix bugs, and release versions with new features. You can also convince or pay others to do these things for you. You are also free to give away and free to sell copies, under the terms of the applicable free software license. These programs are free software because you have freedom in using them. Free software develops under the control of its users.
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Microsoft Windows is a clear and instructive example of nonfree software. Its source code is a secret, so programmers cannot learn from it, fix it, adapt it to their clients (your) needs, or even verify what it really does. If you share copies with your neighbors, you will be called a “pirate”, and users have been threatened with imprisonment for this. Nonfree software is completely controlled by its developer, who also has power over the users. We started the free software movement because [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/freedom-or-power.html this power is unjust].
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Using free software on Microsoft Windows (or any nonfree operating system) is the first step towards freedom, but it does not get you all the way there. You're still under Microsoft's power as long as you use Windows.
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However, on this page we're concerned with the first step.
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==Free programs==
  
 
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{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="font-size:smaller"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Type
 
! Type
! Free program
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! [[Free_Software_Directory:Requirements#Free_software_replacements|Free program]][1]
 
! Replacement for
 
! Replacement for
 
|-
 
|-
! 3D computer graphics software
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! rowspan="3" | 3D computer graphics software
| [[Blender]]
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| rowspan="3" | [[Blender]]<br />
| Autodesk Maya ("Maya"), Autodesk 3ds Max
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[[FreeCAD]]<br />
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[[OpenSCAD]]
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| AutoCAD
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|-
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| Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
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|-
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| Autodesk 3ds Max
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|-
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! Accessibility {{High Priority Project}}
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|
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| Windows Narrator[2]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Anonymous P2P
 
! Anonymous P2P
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| DC++
 
| DC++
 
|-
 
|-
! BitTorrent client
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! Antivirus
| [[Tribler]], [[qBittorrent]]
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| [[#ClamWin|ClamWin]]
| BitTorrent
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| Avast Antivirus<br />
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AVG AntiVirus<br />
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F-Secure<br />
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus<br />
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McAfee VirusScan<br />
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Panda<br />
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Norton AntiVirus<br />
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|-
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! rowspan="2" | BitTorrent client
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| [[Tribler]]
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| rowspan="2" | BitTorrent
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|-
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| [[qBittorrent]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Compiler
 
! Compiler
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| Microsoft Visual C++
 
| Microsoft Visual C++
 
|-
 
|-
! Desktop publishing
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! rowspan="3" | Desktop publishing
| [[Scribus]]
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| rowspan="3" | [[Scribus]]
| Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress
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| Adobe InDesign
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| Microsoft Publisher
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|-
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| QuarkXPress
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Diagramming software
 
! Diagramming software
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| Microsoft Visio
 
| Microsoft Visio
 
|-
 
|-
! Document viewer
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! rowspan="3" | Document viewer
| [[Evince]]
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| rowspan="3" | [[Evince]]
| Adobe Reader, Microsoft Reader, Nitro PDF Reader
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| Adobe Reader
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| Microsoft Reader
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|-
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| Nitro PDF Reader
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|-
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! rowspan="2" | Email client, news aggregator[3]
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| rowspan="2" | [[Claws Mail]]
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| Microsoft Outlook
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|-
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| Windows Mail[4]
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|-
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! rowspan="7" | Multimedia communication {{High Priority Project}}
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| rowspan="7" | [[Ekiga]]<br />
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[[Gajim]]<br />
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[[Jami]]<br />
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[[Jitsi Desktop]]<br />
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[[Linphone]]<br />
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[[qTox]]<br />
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[[Wire]]
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| Line
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| Microsoft Skype
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|-
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| Paltalk Desktop
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|-
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| [[Free_Software_Directory:Free_software_evaluation|Riot.im]]
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|-
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| Signal
 
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|-
! Email client, news client, feed reader
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| Viber
| [[Claws Mail]], [[Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 
| Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail (included)
 
 
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|-
! Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone<br />(all-in-one)
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| WeChat
| [[GNU Ring]], [[Linphone]]
 
| Skype, Signal
 
 
|-
 
|-
! Instant messaging client
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! rowspan="4" | Instant messaging client
| [[Pidgin]], [[Telegram]]
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| rowspan="4" | [[Pidgin]] ([[pidgin-otr]])<br />
| ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
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[[Psi]]<br />
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[[PyBitmessage]]<br />
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[[Ricochet]]<br />
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| ICQ
 
|-
 
|-
! Live USB
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| [[Free_Software_Directory:Free_software_evaluation|Telegram]]
| [[Etcher]]
 
| UNetbootin, Windows To Go (included)
 
 
|-
 
|-
! Media player
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| Trillian
| [[VLC media player|VLC media player]] (VLC)
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| PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime, RealPlayer Basic
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| Yahoo! Messenger
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|-
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! rowspan="3" | Live USB
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| rowspan="3" | [[#Rufus|Rufus]]
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| [[Free Software Directory:Free software evaluation|Etcher]]
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| UNetbootin[5]
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| Windows To Go[4]
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! rowspan="4" | Media player
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| rowspan="4" | [[VLC media player]] (VLC)
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| PowerDVD
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| Windows Media Player
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|-
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| Apple QuickTime
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|-
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| RealPlayer Basic
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|-
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! Numerical computing
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| [[GNU Octave]]<br />
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[[Scilab]]
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| MATLAB
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Office suite
 
! Office suite
| [[LibreOffice]] (OpenOffice.org fork)
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| [[LibreOffice]]
 
| Microsoft Office
 
| Microsoft Office
 
|-
 
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! Online storage
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! rowspan="3" | Online storage
| [[ownCloud]] (client only)
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| rowspan="3" | [[ownCloud]] (client)
| Apple iCloud, Dropbox
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| Apple iCloud
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| Dropbox
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|-
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| [[Free_Software_Directory:Free_software_evaluation|Nextcloud]] (client only)
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|-
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! Proxy server
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| [[Privoxy]]
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|
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|-
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! rowspan="3" | Raster graphics editor
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| rowspan="3" | [[GIMP]]<br />
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[[Krita]]<br />
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[[Tux Paint]]
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| PaintShop Pro
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| Adobe Photoshop
 
|-
 
|-
! Raster graphics editor
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| Microsoft Paint[4]
| [[GIMP]]
 
| PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint (included)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Text editor
 
! Text editor
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[[#Notepad++|Notepad++]]<br />
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[[Vim]]
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| Notepad
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! rowspan="3" | Vector graphics editor
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| rowspan="3" | [[Inkscape]]<br />
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[[Xfig]]
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| Adobe Illustrator
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| Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
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! VPN client
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| [[OpenVPN]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
! Vector graphics editor
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! rowspan="3" | Web browser[3][4]
| [[Inkscape]], [[Xfig]]
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| rowspan="3" | [[Tor Browser]]
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| Chromium
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| Google Chrome
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| Internet Explorer[2]
 
|-
 
|-
! Web browser
 
| [[Midori]]
 
| Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer (included)
 
 
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|}
  
[[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) dropped Windows support after version [https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/icecat/38.8.0/ 38.8.0].
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# This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for the Microsoft Windows platform, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Runs-on/Windows Runs-on/Windows category] for more software. Windows-only programs may be listed here as well but has external links since the Directory only includes program entries for GNU systems.
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# Included in the operating system and usually not possible to remove.
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# {{Mozilla trademark policy issue note}}
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# [[GNU IceCat]] (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) dropped Windows support after version [https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/icecat/38.8.0/ 38.8.0].
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# Recommends nonfree software.
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===Windows-only free software===
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====ClamWin====
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[http://www.clamwin.com/ ClamWin] is a free antivirus tool with graphical user interface to the [[Clam AntiVirus]] engine.
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====Notepad++====
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[https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Notepad++] is a text editor that supports tabbed editing, which allows working with multiple open files in a single window.
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====Rufus====
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[https://rufus.akeo.ie/ Rufus] (the '''R'''eliable '''U'''SB '''F'''ormatting '''U'''tility, with '''S''') is a free portable application that can be used to format and create bootable USB flash drives or Live USBs.
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Contents
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==See also==
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Antifeatures|FSD: Antifeatures]]
  
==Log==
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==External links==
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* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-adobe.html Adobe's Software is Malware]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-apple.html Apple's Operating Systems Are Malware]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-google.html Google's Software is Malware]
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* [https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.html Microsoft's Software is Malware]
  
* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html
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[[Category:Collection]]
** Added Telegram
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[[Category:Free software replacements]]
** Added Mingw-w64 for most GNU/Linux. Could not find mingw at https://www.parabola.nu/packages/?sort=&q=mingw&maintainer=&flagged=, https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=mingw&searchon=names&suite=stable&section=all, https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=mingw&searchon=names&suite=xenial&section=all
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{{#set: Has assigned translator=LorenzoAncora}}
** Added Midori
 
** Added Xfig
 
** Added Mozilla Thunderbird -- GNU IceCat is a fork of Mozilla Firefox ESR, some add-ons run on both Firefox (and IceCat) and Thunderbird
 
** Moved Signal from "Free program" to "Replacement for". Added Skype to "Replacement for". Added GNU Ring and "inphone to "Free program".
 
** Moved UNetbootin from "Free program" to "Replacement for" (endorses nonfree GNU/Linux distros). Didn"t add [[FUSBi]] (abandonware) to "Free program"
 
** Removed Adobe FreeHand (Adobe Illustrator is already in the list) -- Since 2003 FreeHand development has been discontinued; in the Adobe Systems catalog, FreeHand has been replaced with Adobe Illustrator.
 
** Removed PageMaker, discontinued
 
** Removed AIM, discontinued (December 15, 2017)
 
** Removed Google Drive, a service not a software
 
** Removed Iridium -- https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libreplanet-discuss/2017-01/msg00009.html, https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libreplanet-discuss/2017-01/msg00056.html
 
** Removed Qupzilla -- https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-12/msg00011.html, https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-11/msg00005.html, and https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-11/msg00015.html
 
** Replaced Rufus (Windows only) with Etcher
 
** Replaced MSN (Windows Live Messenger, discontinued) with Facebook Messenger
 
** Replaced Napster with DC++
 
** Replaced Outlook Express (discontinued) with Microsoft Mail
 
** Replaced Windows USB/DVD Download Tool, WinToFlash, Windows USB Installer Maker with Windows To Go
 
** Cosmetic
 
*** Made the categories more unique
 
*** Replaced 3DSMax (formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max) with Autodesk 3ds Max
 
*** Replaced Blender3D with Blender (see menu bar Blender -> About).
 
*** Replaced ICQ chat clients with ICQ
 
*** Replaced InDesign with Adobe InDesign
 
*** Replaced Maya with Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
 
*** Replaced Paint Shop Pro with PaintShop Pro.
 
*** Replaced Reader (Windows 8) with Microsoft Reader
 
*** Replaced VideoLan Client with "VLC media player" (see menu bar VLC -> About).
 
*** Replaced Xara Xtreme with Xara Photo & Graphic Designer -- The Windows version was previously sold under the names Xara Studio, Xara X and Xara Xtreme
 
*** Replaced Yahoo with Yahoo! Messenger
 

Latest revision as of 13:00, 27 August 2021

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The GNU Webmaster translators are welcome to start these pages:

This collection is maintained by the Free software replacement project team.

Microsoft's software is malware, we urge all Windows users to switch to a free GNU/Linux distribution as soon as possible.

Here is a list of popular free software applications that run on Microsoft Windows — along with the proprietary applications they replace. If you are still a Windows user, you can take a first step towards free software by installing these applications.

When we say these application programs are free software, we're talking about freedom, not price. It means that you are free to use these programs constructively, either alone or in a community, while respecting the freedom of others. The source code is available, so that you can study the software, adapt it to your needs, fix bugs, and release versions with new features. You can also convince or pay others to do these things for you. You are also free to give away and free to sell copies, under the terms of the applicable free software license. These programs are free software because you have freedom in using them. Free software develops under the control of its users.

Microsoft Windows is a clear and instructive example of nonfree software. Its source code is a secret, so programmers cannot learn from it, fix it, adapt it to their clients (your) needs, or even verify what it really does. If you share copies with your neighbors, you will be called a “pirate”, and users have been threatened with imprisonment for this. Nonfree software is completely controlled by its developer, who also has power over the users. We started the free software movement because this power is unjust.

Using free software on Microsoft Windows (or any nonfree operating system) is the first step towards freedom, but it does not get you all the way there. You're still under Microsoft's power as long as you use Windows.

However, on this page we're concerned with the first step.

Free programs

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

FreeCAD
OpenSCAD

AutoCAD
Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
Autodesk 3ds Max
Accessibility Hpp-logo.png Windows Narrator[2]
Anonymous P2P GNUnet DC++
Antivirus ClamWin Avast Antivirus

AVG AntiVirus
F-Secure
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
McAfee VirusScan
Panda
Norton AntiVirus

BitTorrent client Tribler BitTorrent
qBittorrent
Compiler Mingw-w64 Microsoft Visual C++
Desktop publishing Scribus Adobe InDesign
Microsoft Publisher
QuarkXPress
Diagramming software Dia Microsoft Visio
Document viewer Evince Adobe Reader
Microsoft Reader
Nitro PDF Reader
Email client, news aggregator[3] Claws Mail Microsoft Outlook
Windows Mail[4]
Multimedia communication Hpp-logo.png Ekiga

Gajim
Jami
Jitsi Desktop
Linphone
qTox
Wire

Line
Microsoft Skype
Paltalk Desktop
Riot.im
Signal
Viber
WeChat
Instant messaging client Pidgin (pidgin-otr)

Psi
PyBitmessage
Ricochet

ICQ
Telegram
Trillian
Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB Rufus Etcher
UNetbootin[5]
Windows To Go[4]
Media player VLC media player (VLC) PowerDVD
Windows Media Player
Apple QuickTime
RealPlayer Basic
Numerical computing GNU Octave

Scilab

MATLAB
Office suite LibreOffice Microsoft Office
Online storage ownCloud (client) Apple iCloud
Dropbox
Nextcloud (client only)
Proxy server Privoxy
Raster graphics editor GIMP

Krita
Tux Paint

PaintShop Pro
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Paint[4]
Text editor Gedit

Notepad++
Vim

Notepad
Vector graphics editor Inkscape

Xfig

CorelDraw
Adobe Illustrator
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
VPN client OpenVPN
Web browser[3][4] Tor Browser Chromium
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer[2]
  1. This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for the Microsoft Windows platform, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the Runs-on/Windows category for more software. Windows-only programs may be listed here as well but has external links since the Directory only includes program entries for GNU systems.
  2. Included in the operating system and usually not possible to remove.
  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 (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) dropped Windows support after version 38.8.0.
  5. Recommends nonfree software.

Windows-only free software

ClamWin

ClamWin is a free antivirus tool with graphical user interface to the Clam AntiVirus engine.

Notepad++

Notepad++ is a text editor that supports tabbed editing, which allows working with multiple open files in a single window.

Rufus

Rufus (the Reliable USB Formatting Utility, with S) is a free portable application that can be used to format and create bootable USB flash drives or Live USBs. Contents

See also

External links



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