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* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html
 
* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html
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** Removed QupZilla -- I asked the GNU Webmasters to add Iridium 2 days ago to https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html and they did. Let's keep the list as short as possible.
 
** Replaced 'Claws Mail' with 'Mozilla Thunderbird' -- GNU IceCat is a fork of Mozilla Firefox ESR, some add-ons run on both Firefox (and IceCat) and Thunderbird. Thunderbird is much much popular than Claws Mail.
 
** Replaced 'Claws Mail' with 'Mozilla Thunderbird' -- GNU IceCat is a fork of Mozilla Firefox ESR, some add-ons run on both Firefox (and IceCat) and Thunderbird. Thunderbird is much much popular than Claws Mail.
 
** Made the categories more unique
 
** Made the categories more unique

Revision as of 20:35, 12 January 2018

OS

GNU/Linux

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
Anonymous P2P GNUnet Yes
BitTorrent client qBittorrent Yes
BitTorrent client Tribler Yes
Compiler MinGW Yes
Desktop publishing Scribus Yes
Diagramming software Dia Yes
Document viewer Evince Adobe Reader
Email client, news client, feed reader Mozilla Thunderbird Yes
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal Yes
Instant messaging client Pidgin * ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB UNetbootin Yes
Media player VLC media player (VLC) Yes
Office suite LibreOffice Yes
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Raster graphics editor GIMP Yes
Text editor Vim Yes
Vector graphics editor Inkscape Yes
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork) * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
Web browser QupZilla * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox

GNU/Hurd

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender
Anonymous P2P GNUnet
BitTorrent client qBittorrent
BitTorrent client Tribler
Compiler MinGW
Desktop publishing Scribus Yes
Diagramming software Dia
Document viewer Evince
Email client, news client, feed reader Mozilla Thunderbird
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal
Instant messaging client Pidgin
Live USB UNetbootin
Media player VLC media player (VLC)
Office suite LibreOffice
Online storage ownCloud (client only)
Raster graphics editor GIMP
Text editor Vim
Vector graphics editor Inkscape
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork)
Web browser QupZilla

BSD

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender
Anonymous P2P GNUnet Yes
BitTorrent client qBittorrent Yes
BitTorrent client Tribler
Compiler MinGW
Desktop publishing Scribus Yes
Diagramming software Dia Yes
Document viewer Evince
Email client, news client, feed reader Mozilla Thunderbird
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal
Instant messaging client Pidgin * Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB UNetbootin
Media player VLC media player (VLC) Yes
Office suite LibreOffice Yes
Online storage ownCloud (client only)
Raster graphics editor GIMP Yes
Text editor Vim Yes
Vector graphics editor Inkscape Yes
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork)
Web browser QupZilla

Android

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender
Anonymous P2P GNUnet
BitTorrent client qBittorrent
BitTorrent client Tribler Yes
Compiler MinGW
Desktop publishing Scribus
Diagramming software Dia
Document viewer Evince
Email client, news client, feed reader Mozilla Thunderbird
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal Yes
Instant messaging client Pidgin * Facebook Messenger* ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB UNetbootin
Media player VLC media player (VLC) Yes
Office suite LibreOffice
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Raster graphics editor GIMP
Text editor Vim Yes
Vector graphics editor Inkscape
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) * Work in progress
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork) * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
Web browser QupZilla * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox

Apple

macOS

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
Anonymous P2P GNUnet Yes
BitTorrent client qBittorrent BitTorrent
BitTorrent client Tribler BitTorrent
Compiler MinGW
Desktop publishing Scribus * Adobe InDesign* QuarkXPress
Diagramming software Dia
Document viewer Evince Adobe Reader
Email client, news client, feed reader Mozilla Thunderbird Apple Mail (included)
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal Apple iMessage
Instant messaging client Pidgin * Facebook Messenger* ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB UNetbootin Apple Disk Utility
Media player VLC media player (VLC) Apple QuickTime
Office suite LibreOffice Microsoft Office
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Raster graphics editor GIMP Adobe Photoshop
Text editor Vim Notes
Vector graphics editor Inkscape Adobe Illustrator
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) * Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork) * Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
Web browser QupZilla * Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox

iOS

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender
Anonymous P2P GNUnet
BitTorrent client qBittorrent
BitTorrent client Tribler
Compiler MinGW
Desktop publishing Scribus
Diagramming software Dia
Document viewer Evince
Email client, news client, feed reader Mozilla Thunderbird
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal Apple iMessage
Instant messaging client Pidgin * ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB UNetbootin
Media player VLC media player (VLC) Yes
Office suite LibreOffice
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Raster graphics editor GIMP
Text editor Vim Notes
Vector graphics editor Inkscape
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) * Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork) * Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox
Web browser QupZilla * Apple Safari (included)* Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox

Microsoft

Windows

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender * Autodesk Maya ("Maya")* Autodesk 3ds Max
Anonymous P2P GNUnet DC++
BitTorrent client qBittorrent BitTorrent
BitTorrent client Tribler BitTorrent
Compiler MinGW 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 Mozilla Thunderbird * Microsoft Outlook* Windows Mail (included)
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal Yes
Instant messaging client Pidgin * ICQ* Trillian* Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB UNetbootin * Microsoft Windows USB/DVD Download Tool* Windows USB Installer Maker* WinToFlash
Media player VLC media player (VLC) * PowerDVD* Windows Media Player* Apple QuickTime
Office suite LibreOffice Microsoft Office
Online storage ownCloud (client only) * Apple iCloud* Dropbox
Raster graphics editor GIMP * PaintShop Pro* Adobe Photoshop* Microsoft Paint (included)
Text editor Vim
Vector graphics editor Inkscape * CorelDraw* Adobe Illustrator* Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox* Internet Explorer (included)
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork) * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox* Internet Explorer (included)
Web browser QupZilla * Chromium* Google Chrome* Firefox* Internet Explorer (included)

Windows Mobile

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender
Anonymous P2P GNUnet
BitTorrent client qBittorrent
BitTorrent client Tribler
Compiler MinGW
Desktop publishing Scribus
Diagramming software Dia
Document viewer Evince
Email client, news client, feed reader Mozilla Thunderbird
Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging Signal
Instant messaging client Pidgin * Facebook Messenger* ICQ
Live USB UNetbootin
Media player VLC media player (VLC) Windows Media Player Mobile
Office suite LibreOffice
Online storage ownCloud (client only)
Raster graphics editor GIMP
Text editor Vim
Vector graphics editor Inkscape
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
Web browser Iridium (Chromium fork)
Web browser QupZilla

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Replacement for / Available
Free program GNU/Linux GNU/Hurd BSD Replicant macOS iOS Windows Windows Mobile Type
Blender Autodesk Maya ("Maya") Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
  • Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
3D computer graphics software
Dia Yes Yes Microsoft Visio Diagramming software
Evince Adobe Reader Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Reader
  • Nitro PDF Reader
Document viewer
GIMP Yes Yes Adobe Photoshop
  • PaintShop Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Paint (included)
Raster graphics editor
GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Work in progress
  • Apple Safari (included)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari (included)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer (included)
Web browser
GNUnet Yes Yes Yes DC++ Anonymous P2P
Inkscape Yes Yes Adobe Illustrator
  • CorelDraw
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
Vector graphics editor
Iridium (Chromium fork)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari (included)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari (included)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer (included)
Web browser
LibreOffice Yes Yes Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Office suite
MinGW Yes Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler
ownCloud (client only) Dropbox Dropbox Dropbox Dropbox
  • Apple iCloud
  • Dropbox
Online storage
Pidgin
  • ICQ
  • Trillian
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • Facebook Messenger
  • ICQ
  • Trillian
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • Facebook Messenger
  • ICQ
  • Trillian
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • ICQ
  • Trillian
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • ICQ
  • Trillian
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • Facebook Messenger
  • ICQ
Instant messaging client
qBittorrent Yes Yes BitTorrent BitTorrent BitTorrent client
QupZilla
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari (included)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari (included)
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Chromium
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer (included)
Web browser
Scribus Yes Yes Yes
  • Adobe InDesign
  • QuarkXPress
  • Adobe InDesign
  • QuarkXPress
Desktop publishing
Signal Yes Yes Apple iMessage Apple iMessage Yes Encrypted voice calling, video calling and instant messaging
Mozilla Thunderbird Yes Apple Mail (included)
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Windows Mail (included)
Email client, news client, feed reader
Tribler Yes Yes BitTorrent BitTorrent BitTorrent client
UNetbootin Yes Apple Disk Utility
  • Microsoft Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
  • Windows USB Installer Maker
  • WinToFlash
Live USB
Vim Yes Yes Yes Notes Notes Text editor
VLC media player (VLC) Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • PowerDVD
  • Windows Media Player
Yes Media player

Log

  • Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html
    • Removed QupZilla -- I asked the GNU Webmasters to add Iridium 2 days ago to https://www.gnu.org/software/for-windows.html and they did. Let's keep the list as short as possible.
    • Replaced 'Claws Mail' with 'Mozilla Thunderbird' -- GNU IceCat is a fork of Mozilla Firefox ESR, some add-ons run on both Firefox (and IceCat) and Thunderbird. Thunderbird is much much popular than Claws Mail.
    • Made the categories more unique
    • Replaced "Blender3D" with "Blender" (see menu bar Blender -> About).
    • Replaced "VideoLan Client" with "VLC media player" (see menu bar VLC -> About).
    • Replaced "Paint Shop Pro" with "PaintShop Pro".
    • Replaced "Xara Xtreme" with "Xara Photo & Graphic Designer" -- The Windows version was previously sold under the names Xara Studio, Xara X and Xara Xtreme
    • 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.
    • Replaced "Napster" with DC++
    • Replaced "MSN" (Windows Live Messenger, discontinued) with "Facebook Messenger"
    • Replaced "Yahoo" with "Yahoo! Messenger"
    • Replaced "ICQ chat clients" with "ICQ"
    • Replaced "Maya" with "Autodesk Maya ("Maya")"
    • Replaced "3DSMax" (formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max) with "Autodesk 3ds Max"
    • Removed AIM, discontinued (December 15, 2017)
    • Replaced "Outlook Express" with "Microsoft Mail"
    • Replaced "InDesign" with "Adobe InDesign"
    • Removed "PageMaker", discontinued
    • Removed Google Drive, a service not a software
    • Replaced "Reader (Windows 8)" with "Microsoft Reader"
    • Added "Apple Mail"
  • Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-ios.html and
    • Removed Rufus because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
    • Removed OnionBrowser because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
    • Removed Orfox because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
    • Removed LibreSignal because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
    • Removed VimTouch because there is no GNU/Linux version available.
    • Added Telegram (as a replacement for LibreSignal).

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