Complete List of Linux Alternative to Windows Applications

Now days so many Linux alternative to Windows applications that can we apply to make our life easier and better in computing tasks. Here we go, list of Linux software which equivalent to Windows for you who are migrating or seeking the alternative Linux apps. Read the article completely!




Linux Alternative to Windows Applications

Windows Software Equivalent in Linux

You can see the linux software review by following the provided link on every software name. To make more comfortable and easy reading, we categorize the software into a group based also we show in a similarity table as follow:

A. Software Category: Accessories

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Archive Manager Yes WinRAR, Win Zip, 7Zip
Bulk Rename Yes Bulk Rename Utility
Calculator Yes Calculator
Disks Yes Disk Management
Document Viewer Yes Foxit Reader, PDF Reader
Fonts Yes Fonts
F.lux NO F.lux, *Night Light*
Gnote Yes Sticky Notes, One Note
Image Viewer Yes Photos
Onboard Yes Onscreen Keyboard
Parcellite NO CLCL
PeaZip NO PeaZip, WinRAR, Win Zip, 7Zip
Plank NO (No, it is exclusive to Linux)
Redshift Yes *Night Light*, f.lux
Shutter NO Lightshot, Snag It
Task Manager Yes Windows Task Manager
Text Editor Yes Notepad
File Manager Yes Windows Explorer
USB Stick Formatter Yes *Format*

B. Software Category: Development

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Anaconda Navigator NO Anaconda Navigator
Geany NO Geany, Notepad++
Kite NO Kite
Sublime NO Sublime
Visual Studio Code NO Visual Studio Code

C. Software Category: Graphics

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
DigiKam NO ACDSee
Document Scanner Yes Windows Fax and Scan
Drawing Yes Microsoft Paint
GIMP Yes Adobe Photoshop
Inkscape NO Adobe Illustrator
Pix Yes Photos

D. Software Category: Internet

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Brave NO Brave
Network Monitor NO cFosSpeed
Firefox Yes Firefox
Google Chrome NO Google Chrome
Skype NO Skype
Thunderbird Yes Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook
Yandex Browser NO Yandex Browser

E. Software Category: Multimedia

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Audacious NO Winamp
Audacity NO Audacity, Adobe Audition
Celluloid Yes Media Player Classic
Clementine NO AIMP
Kdenlive NO Filmora, Adobe Premiere
SMPlayer NO SMPlayer
Open Shot NO Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere
VLC NO VLC

F. Software Category: Office

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Libre Office Yes Libre Office, Microsoft Office
Open Office NO Open Office
WPS Office NO WPS Office, Microsoft Office
PDF Editor NO Foxit Phantom

G. Software Category: System

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Driver Manager Yes Device Manager
GParted Yes Disk Management
Htop NO (No, it is exclusive to Linux)
Software Manager Yes Microsoft Store
Task Manager Yes Windows Task Manager
Terminal Yes Command Prompt
Timeshift Yes System Restore
Update Manager Yes Windows Update Manager

Best Software in Linux

All software list we provided here is the best Linux application specially for Linux Mint and already tested by our team for a daily use.