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Microsoft's Software is Malware

We urge all Windows users to switch to a free GNU/Linux distribution as soon as possible.

You may want to check the Runs-on/Windows category for more software.

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender Autodesk Maya ("Maya"), Autodesk 3ds Max
Anonymous P2P GNUnet DC++
BitTorrent client Tribler, qBittorrent BitTorrent
Compiler Mingw-w64 Microsoft Visual C++
Desktop publishing Scribus Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress
Diagramming software Dia Microsoft Visio
Document viewer Evince Adobe Reader, Microsoft Reader, Nitro PDF Reader
Email client, news client, feed reader Claws Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail (included)
Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone
GNU Ring, Linphone Skype, Signal
Instant messaging client Pidgin, Telegram ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB Etcher UNetbootin, Windows To Go (included)
Media player VLC media player (VLC) PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime, RealPlayer Basic
Office suite LibreOffice ( fork) Microsoft Office
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Apple iCloud, Dropbox
Raster graphics editor GIMP PaintShop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint (included)
Text editor Gedit, Vim
Vector graphics editor Inkscape, Xfig CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
Web browser Midori Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer (included)

GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) dropped Windows support after version 38.8.0.


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